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How Do You Know When The Dark Night Of The Soul Is Ending?



Transmutation and alchemy are abundantly manifesting themselves.  For many, it is the ending of a long dark night of the soul.

Each person seems to enter into the dark night for the purpose of a change from one type of existence to another, but each will take a different form as it cycles through your life.

It depends upon what you need to learn and know at this moment in your evolution.  Nothing more and nothing less.

There is a next step, but you often just don’t know what it is!  That’s why many think they seek their Life Purpose.  Just what are they doing here?  Is there some grand design, something they were incarnated to do, or is supporting their family and having fun enough?

That completely depends on the design you established for yourself before you came here.

Sometimes the current change looks pretty basic.

For instance, are you the type of person who finds it hard to accept help?

Do you often say,”Oh that’s okay, thank you, I’ve got it” or, “That’s okay, I’ll do it myself”?

If so, be prepared for a rude awakening when it becomes time to learn your lesson on accepting help from others!

It can be a one- or many- stranded, twisty and turning road to emerge from this.

When you’re in a “dark night of the soul” (read: a major, catastrophic shake-up in your life), there seem to be certain lessons tied up in it which you will experience and have to work through, no matter what.

Granted, we all have any number of “dark nights” that pop up over our lifetime.  They may look like pretty big mountains to climb or smallish hills which come in a series, but when it comes it tends to be pretty unmistakable.

Often, it is simply a lesson in perception, or perspective-taking.  You may find that you don’t see very much beyond your own scope or you have some funny colored glasses on.  They don’t have to be rose-colored glasses.  They may be poop brown.

Are you one of those people who couldn’t enjoy something good happening without knocking on wood or being a little concerned about how joyful you could be, lest something else rear its head up and bite you in the butt?  Did you grow up with a lot of superstitions and the idea of Murphy’s Law often on your mind?

That turns out to be a bad, bad way to approach your life.  If you expect the worst, it can be somewhat like a self-fulfilling prophecy.  What we imagine, to some degree we create.  At least, it can be a contributing factor.  So while happy thoughts might not put a new car in your driveway (definitely not), thinking about how your car is getting old and might break down any minute now, at the worst possible time, may indeed play a part in exactly that happening.

If you can’t enjoy good things when they come along, out of fear that something bad might be around the next corner, and the rest of the time you’re experiencing “bad luck”, then you have sentenced yourself to basically being unhappy all of the time.  If you think you don’t, check your internal dialogue the next time you have something wonderful happen.

Signs That Your Dark Night Of The Soul Is Ending

I would say I fully entered into my “dark night” (which I am now calling my “light night of the soul” because all of those seemingly negative things were TRULY for the ultimate good) about three years ago.  In May, it seemed like a cataclysmic chain of events popped up, as if it was just to get it all in before it was over.

That may sound funny to you, but when you’re paying attention to the energy and you get hit with a One, Two Punch, otherwise known as Punches 23 and 24 in a long series, that’s one way to know that things are coming to a conclusion for now – it all speeds up.

A further indicator that your life is about to change is that answers to your thoughts seem to manifest fairly well instantly right before your eyes.  Say you’re thinking,”Oh man, it’s these people again!  I wish they wouldn’t come.”  That is followed immediately by their car breaking down in your driveway so you cannot get rid of them until it’s fixed, and this happens over a holiday weekend just to delay the whole thing.  Or, they never show up in the first place because they had an emergency of some kind.  It can be either a positive or negative manifestation.  When it happens quickly like that, practically the second after you’ve had the thought, you might want to pause and give some consideration to the thoughts you’ve been thinking!

Another way you know a dark night is on its way out is that something that you feel you’ve been “blocked” from suddenly starts happening and it sticks.  If you’ve been looking for work, you start to get phone calls, interviews, and positive feedback, ultimately culminating in a great job landing in your lap.  You may have gone on many interviews, including for jobs you cannot imagine why you didn’t get, and had them all come to nothing.  Instead of hearing the same old story about why you’re not employable or a good fit, suddenly people might come right out and ask you how they can accommodate the very thing you think might hold you back from getting the job.

You’ll notice the “helpful people” factor coming into play constantly.  I take the term from Feng Shui and I often wonder if my “helpful people corner”, which completely coincidentally has photos of those who have truly been amazingly helpful in recent years, has anything to do with it.  It’s when someone overhears your conversation and inserts just the right piece of helpful advice, which leads you to the next helpful person and so on.  Just this morning I had this experience, when it was if the Divine already had a plan and I simply had to pay enough attention to hear the people and allow myself to be passed off to the next.  I have been astonished lately at the unbidden help my family has received…and I can practically see the spirit guides and angels communing to make it so. I feel truly blessed.

So if in your own dark night you start to notice the helpful people lining up, the synchronicity of events pushing you toward one direction and away from another, before you get too excited stop to pause and wonder,”Is what is being created by, for, or with me what I intend for this next step in my journey?”  If you’re not sure, stop and ask your guides and angels.  Tell them your worries, if you have any, and express your concerns.  Then step back and observe what happens next.  You will have your answer in due course.

Have you been seeing a major turn in your life in the past few months?  What does it look and feel like to you?


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