by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
At some point in your life, you will
experience the 'Dark Night of the Soul' where it seems that
everything that can possibly go wrong, will go wrong. What many
people fail to realize is that this is a true blessing.
You might question the Creator and feel as
though your spirit guides and guardian angels have failed you. This
couldn't be further from the truth.
Eventually, you realize that you needed to experience everything
that you went through in order to grow spiritually.
This is where the cleansing begins.
Your Soul Contract,
Guides and Guardian Angels
When you were on the other side of the
veil, you specifically chose these people to help you grow
spiritually. Some of these people may have also had previous karmic
relationships with you in which you both needed to try to resolve in
As much as
they want to see you happy, they also realize that you need to
experience certain life situations in order to grow spiritually.
Every day, you are being guided in the right direction towards
fulfilling your life's purpose and that guidance includes
experiencing the 'Dark Night of the Soul'.
It is often the result of an experience of suffering in our lives, when our previous understanding is no longer adequate to give meaning to what has happened to us. When my mother died suddenly in my early thirties, I was thrust into the desert.
All of my certainties about God and life were stripped away and I was left raw and frightened.
Many people offered trite words and shallow comfort in my grief, they were not willing to sit with me in the darkness, but only hoped to rush me through to a place of light.
A Blessing In
When you have reached 'The Dark Night Of The Soul,' you have reached your lowest point in this incarnation.
To that I say, "Congratulations!" From this day forward, your life will take on a new meaning as you begin to understand why everything HAD to happen the way it did.
come out on the other side of the 'Dark Night of the Soul' you will
gain a new perspective and appreciation of what you had to go
through and these experiences will exponentially magnify your
We typically associate a title or our
accomplishments with who we are but fail to see that ultimately, we
are spiritual beings having a human experience. When we lose our
ego, we can finally connect to our spiritual essence because we are
no longer associating ourselves with society's preconception (or our
own preconception) of who we are.
You stop blaming other people and begin to look within for answers. You learn forgiveness and gratitude.
You realize that you needed to have these experiences in order to get you pointed in a new direction that will facilitate your spiritual growth and life purpose.
If You Are Currently
Experiencing The Dark Night Of The Soul
At some point, you should put your faith in the Creator's hands and know that you are always being divinely guided toward your life purpose. Look at where your life has taken you and what direction you are being shown to go.
Try to forgive those who have led you to
The Dark Night Of The Soul as well as forgiving yourself.
On the other
side of the veil, they loved you so much that they volunteered to
lead you into the 'Dark Night of the Soul' if you ever got to the
point of where you were veering from your life's purpose... even if
it meant that they would no longer be part of your life during this
Before your dark night, you were a slow moving caterpillar who was limited to a small area because of your lack of mobility. You didn't realize how much more you were capable of doing until you spun your cocoon. Once you emerged from your cocoon, you transformed yourself into a beautiful butterfly whose boundaries were limitless!
In this analogy, the cocoon is where you do "nothing" except going within.
You are on the verge of a spiritual
transformation, so let go of your ego, surrender to the Universe and
soon you'll be spreading your wings in flight!