A ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ is when you’re drowning in difficult circumstances.
When the things that used to work, when life served you lemons, don’t work.
You can’t figure out how to make lemonade out of this.
Is there something wrong?
It’s easy to drop into all the disempowering questions, like, “what am I doing wrong?” “What’s wrong with me?” “Why does life have to be so hard?”
Equally easy is what I call, compare and despair. That’s when it seems like everyone you encounter is thriving in the area(s) of life you’re being challenged in. Which brings up thoughts like, “How come they can do it/get it and I can’t?” Which usually takes us right back to “What’s wrong with me?”
Every great person I admire has had at least one dark night of the soul. But we hear their stories after they are on the other side. Eckhart Tolle and the two years he lived on a park bench before writing “The Power of Now” and became a wealthy world-famous author and spiritual leader.
Oprah and her years of poverty, abuse and so much more, before becoming a celebrated talk-show host and billionaire.
How did they navigate those years, living on a park bench, in poverty, abused?
And how do I consciously navigate and get through my dark night of the soul?
I don’t want to be a victim. I want to figure out what is here for me in this dark time.
A dark night of the soul becomes a great part of our story, when we’re on the other side, we have evolved to the next level of our journey.
After a dark night of the soul, something better, bigger, brighter emerges.
That’s why they are “worth it.”
Why I don’t want to numb-out or runaway when one enters my life.
When my dark night of the soul hits, I endeavor to embrace it and ask empowering questions, “what is wanting to emerge in me now?” “What is the next highest expression of myself and who do I need to become in order to live it?”
When you’re swimming in fear, anxiety, despair and all you can imagine are terrible futures; the one where you run out of money, or get a bad diagnosis, lose the relationship, end up a bag lady or live on the street, it’s really hard to keep a vision of the “next-best” version of yourself and your life.
I know. I’ve been there. So,
I’m creating a life-raft.
It’s the life-raft I needed.
So, you can stop drowning in the downward spiral of anxiety and catastrophe driven thoughts.
I’ve been collecting tools and strategies for years.
I’m calling it, “From Darkness to Light.”
It’s a four-week group coaching program, for men and women.. I’m pricing it super-easy, because I know that sometimes, a dark night of the soul hits your bank account and I want you to have the tools and experience the support you’ll get when you join the program.
I want you to go. From Darkness to Light.
Email me and let me know that you’re interested. No one but me will see the email.
I’ll open registration later this week.
I love you and want you to go from darkness to light. It’s possible. You don’t have to do it alone.