Shifting Your Dark Night of The Soul Into MagicPosted on December 18, 2017 by Joanna
In essence, a dark night of the soul is an initiatory experience that gets you to a closer relationship to the divine.
You might be wondering just HOW that happens.
So I decided to share some helpful questions to ask yourself if you’re going through a difficult soul-piercing time.
These are challenging and soul-penetrating questions, and they’re asking you to go outside the initial impact of the experience, where you can feel like a victim – a normal part of the start of the healing journey.
If you’re going through a lot right now, something deep is happening, initiated you into a next version of you that you don’t even know, you just know you’re experiencing a lot of symptoms.
If this is you, start here and ask. WHAT AM I BEING ASKED TO DO, FEEL, EXPERIENCE AND OPEN UP TO?
I’m over here, doing it with you. Fall has been full of deep initiations for me, personally. Between the fires in the Bay Area, a major partnership initiation, a profound experience of re-birthing, and my father passing away, it’s been a shadow firestorm of death and rebirth within a period of a few months.
It’s so easy to get lost in all the symptoms; manifestations of fear and terror, and buying into sensations that go on for a really long time once activated.
But you don’t have to go down this route forever.
And do it with love.
WHAT’S BEING ASKED OF ME?
WHAT MUST I BURN DOWN INSIDE?
WHAT DO I NEED TO GROW?
WHAT DO I NEED TO LOOK AT?
How do we open up to what’s being asked of us so we can deepen?
It’s really hard to answer sometimes; these questions aren’t popular, easy, or comfortable, but neither is staying in your deep state of suffering when experiences pop up asking you to deal with them and move along.
These questions shift.
They open up and expand you.
These aren’t one-time questions either. They’re repeating questions you can continue to get soul-mileage out of.
The goal is to keep shifting in places you’re scared of. And then there’s the culturally off-limit places people think are disgusting or untouchable – most things in a dark night of the soul are deep, vulnerable, messy and difficult for humanity.
But you need to keep going. Keep asking.
WHAT GOOD IS GOING TO COME OF THIS?
WHAT PART OF MY FUTURE SELF IS THIS OPENING ME UP TO?
Try focusing on the ‘biggest picture’ perspective, something you might not even see in those beginning moments of a hurt or injury, but can focus on when feeling initiated, and through the lens of your imagination the greater bigness of who you are.
Never forget what you’re going through is an initiation into a deeper version of your divine, sacred nature!
This has been my take away – My faith in the divine is deepening, and my devotion to my own transformation and awakening process has strengthened, and it’s shifting! Even though I’m still integrating a lot, I feel a huge sense of rebirth.
To have everything come home into this sacred is my stake in the ground in this lifetime, and I imagine each of you have your own stake in the ground as well, and that somewhere those meet, for all of us.
Throughout it all, many gifts continue to reveal themselves because I’m in the sacred ‘ask’, repeating questions, even if I don’t have answers in that moment, or get the same answers.
Sometimes I get frustrated and have to remind myself to shift into the sacred.
Be patient during your initiations and discovery process.
Be spacious in your patience.
Keep asking the OPENING questions.
WHAT ARE YOU THERE TO LEARN?
WHAT IS TRYING TO GET BORN? WHAT IS TRYING TO DIE?
Lastly, HOW CAN I MAKE THIS A GREAT ADVENTURE?
What’s going on IS a big adventure, whether we consciously decide to own it or resist by kicking and screaming all the way.
These are really good sacred shifting questions!
Interested in shifting your dark night of the soul into magic? Reach out to me.
Wishing you a beautiful day, filled with lots of shifting magic in all the most sacred of ways.