Dark Night of the Soul

The term originated from a 16th-century priest who wanted his congregation to follow Christ in a different way and they rejected him and threw him in a dark hole. While he was in there he wrote a poem titled, “dark night of the soul.” Eventually, the congregation ended up taking him out of the hole and canonizing him as a saint.

Dark night of the soul represents a feeling that you’ve lost everything and you don’t even know how you are anymore.

You might be experiencing a dark night of the soul if you are experiencing any of these:

Addictions (alcohol, gambling, sex, prescription meds, etc.)
Apathy (lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern)
Anger and hatred toward self and/or others
Attachment
Blocked memory
Codependency
Confusion or lack of direction
Depression
Emotionally unavailable or withdrawn
Fear
Grief
Guilt or shame
Lack of motivation to live life or suicidal thoughts
Lack of purpose
Laziness
Loneliness
Negative beliefs (Example: everybody lies, people are stupid or I’m not good enough)
Phobias
Physical pain
Powerlessness
PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sadness
Unable to receive or give love
Unworthy
Weight gain
Worthlessness

Situations that can cause dark night of the soul:

An accident
Divorce or separation
Extreme fear
Job loss
Lack of understanding
Loss of a loved one
Negative influence
Neglected as a child
Prolonged Stress
Rejection
Trauma

Once we are able to identify that we are in fact experiencing some type of dark night of the soul then we can begin to understand why it’s happening and what we need to do to heal from it.

Soul retrieval is an emotional healing technique that can help you heal from a dark night experience… learn more about soul retrieval.

New beginnings always follow a dark night of the soul moment. We grow, heal or learn something from the experience. Shead the ego. Spiritual awakening. Become our true authentic selves.