The dark night of the soul is a time we all must go through. You actually go through it many times in your journey. Although the first time is the worst after that you can navigate through this time much easier and faster. Our journeys are spirals and we go through these spirals to heal and ascend.

The dark night of the soul is complete dissatisfaction with your life. You aren’t enjoying the same things you were before. It all seems empty and meaningless. You become dissatisfied with every aspect of your life and begin to exam it. You become unhappy with your relationships, your job, your environment and your possessions. You become to see that none of these things have much meaning to you anymore. What used to make you happy and lift your spirits no longer is working. There is nothing you can buy or a pill to take to solve your problems. You must go within. You must find happiness within. Your soul is ready to shed it’s 3D consciousness. Your soul craves deeper meaning to your life. So you must begin to look for it.

Many have done this work already which will be very helpful. People on a mass scale are about to go through this time, because of the waves of energy that came through this past couple of weeks. I am going through a mini dark night of the soul right now. So I know others will be too. The good news is that after the dark night of the soul there is always a breakthrough.

You may feel like quitting your job, ending your relationship, throwing all your stuff away, and isolating yourself. This are normal feelings to have. I wouldn’t rush to anything just yet. Because you can run from this but you can’t hide. You will be wherever you go and this is all about you. Many think this is depression and try to medicate. If you do this you are just delaying the inevitable. You must go through this to have a the life you desire. Our 3D thinking wants quick fixes. We will do anything to not feel this way. This is a rite of passage we all must go through.

The dark night of the soul shows you everything wrong with your life. This is what shadow work is. There is a shadow side to all of us. Really what the shadow side does is show what we need to change about ourselves. This whole part of our journey is learning to love ourselves. If you don’t love yourself you can’t really give healthy love to others. You may be able to give unhealthy love like smothering, controlling, or obsessive love. You feel like you give love and wonder why it never works out for you. It doesn’t work out because you lack self love. Once you love yourself unconditionally you can give unconditional love to others.  Only can love heal the darkness inside you. No one else can give this love to you only you can.

The dark night of the soul leads to sort of vision quest. In native american tribes young men would fast for four days at a site in nature. During this time, the young person prays and cries out to the spirits that they may have a vision, one that will help them find their purpose in life, their role in community, and how they may best serve the People. Dreams or visions may involve natural symbolism – such as animals or forces of nature – that require interpretation by Elders. After their passage into adulthood, and guided by this experience, the young person may then become an apprentice or student of an adult who has mastered this role.

So we can say our spiritual journey is a vision quest. We are taking this journey to find our purpose in life and serve others. We go through this journey to first help ourselves. We do this by healing and learning to love ourselves. Only after we do this can we truly serve others.

So while this time is dark and painful it has a very important purpose. You have to shed the old you for the new you to shine. Yeah this sucks but if you don’t do it now. You will have to do it later. So after the initial pity party. Start looking for answers. Ask yourself what makes me happy? What fulfills me? What can I change about myself and my life that would make me happy and fulfilled?

Like the Death card of tarot. This is an ending that makes transformation possible. Only you can do this. There are people to help you but this is inner work you must do. The life you want is possible but you must work for it.

So pick yourself up and start your vision quest!

Love and Light,

Dawn Bailey

My name is Dawn Bailey. I am a magnetic energy worker, lightworker, shaman. My mission is to assist all life on beautiful Gaia ascend. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. and Google+. You can email me at: