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.
If you’re looking to dive deep into the practices and energies we explore have a look at our online workshops and retreats on our online programs page.
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
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