What exactly is a Dark Night of the Soul? How can you tell if you’re in one rather than experiencing an emotional down-time or low energy? How can you best honor, support, and take action on behalf of yourself when you’re in one?
In today’s episode, we discuss this as a life transformation and explore the purposes for and reasons behind this huge life shift. We honor those who have come before us and anyone who is currently experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul. We invite and encourage you to both hold and be held – as well as to stand up to the fire and the power of truth as we awaken to the path of the Divine Feminine.
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Full length audio version
Dark Night of the Soul – in this episode:
(Note: times are based on the audio version of this episode.)
2.30: Invitation to Join the ReWilding Community
3.35: Setting the Energy and Intention For Our Circle
6.15: Invitation to Anchor Holding Energy
8.25: Breathing Into the Mysteries
9.30: Honoring St. John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila
10.20: Introduction to the Dark Night of the Soul
11.11: Setting the Intention to Hold Ourselves to the Fire of Truth
12.40: Explanation of an Ego Distortion of a Dark Night of the Soul
13.18: More on What a Dark Night of the Soul Looks and Feels Like
15.30: Differentiating Between Traditional Shamanic Dark Night of the Soul and Modern Dark Night of the Soul
16.45: Reasons for Dark Night of the Soul
20.30: Witnessing, Holding Space, and Sending Love to Those in a Dark Night of the Soul
23.15: Symptoms of Dark Night of the Soul
25.05: Awakening to the Divine Feminine Path
27.16: Inviting the Light In
28.30: Looking at What Is In the Chakras – Reactions and Defenses
33.35: Looking at the Soul vs. Ego
35.00: Death of the Self
35.35: Supports During This Process
38.28: Allowing, Not Pushing – More Supports
42.10: Knowing That It Will Change
44.50: Shifting the Energy of a Dark Night of the Soul – Holding Yourself to the Fire/Owning Yourself
47.42: Q and A – How to Tell the Difference Between a Dark Night and Depression
50.24: Q and A – How Do You Honor This Transition While Coexisting With Someone Who May Not?
52.35: Q and A – How Do You Maintain Space for the Darkness When So Many Parts Want to Quiet it, Run, or Disassociate?
55.54: Q and A – Cleansing Our Bodies During a Dark Night of the Soul
1.01.10: Invitation to Share Resources and Practices
1.01.55: Gratitude and Closing Comments
Artist Credit: Michal Karcz