Archive for June 11th, 2013

Dark night of the soul

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

QUESTION: Masters, please expound on the purpose and value of the mystical experience referred to as ‘the dark night of the soul’. Not as commonly confused with simple depression or grief. The gutting of self identity, and the potential that it can reveal. ~Mark, Australia

ANSWER: The spiritual process called the “dark night of the soul” is a battle between the higher self / essence of the soul and the human-based ego. As the soul incarnates into a body, it is steeped in ego society and is raised to accept that judgment is the only way to advance through life.

When people reach a point where nothing that has controlled their existence makes sense to them anymore, they go through a period of extreme pain and disorientation. They feel they don’t belong, and everyone and everything is against them. They may seek to reconnect with their Source energy to gather the wisdom of their soul, which was forgotten at birth, or they may just fight the world, basking in negativity.

The first symptom that appears is depression—nothing seems to fit. Depression is a loss of any impressions about the way life should be, resulting in a blank slate. Everything is in conflict because their specific identity has been lost. To weather the dark night, they must struggle to create a new understanding of the reason for their existence. It may turn into a profound enlightenment and connection with higher self, or it may devolve into a pity party of negative emotions and blaming the world for the condition.

People cannot evolve without accepting total responsibility for their life. With acceptance comes the knowledge of why the lessons chosen have made them who they are in this lifetime. Coming through the dark night turns the trials and tribulations preceding it into the wisdom of the completed lessons.

Souls who have chosen a lot of lessons for one lifetime may be faced with more than one dark night of the soul. Most endure only one during an incarnation. And many souls never have the experience because they have not chosen extremely in-depth teachings.

Hints to help you see

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

QUESTION: Masters – Please help me with a recurring dream. I dream that I can’t open my eyes or I am blind or just simply can’t see. It happens in my dream state when I am interacting with others and when I need to do something or focus. I find the dream very upsetting and do not know what it is I am supposed to see. The other recurring dream I have is an office I used to work in years ago and this dream too is upsetting as I am always invisible or greatly unappreciated. Could you please enlighten me what these lessons are about? ~Darlene, Canada

ANSWER: Your higher self is giving you hints to help you deal with identity of self. You are very opinionated because it was expected during your upbringing. You find it difficult to listen to what others have to say without breaking in and giving your ideas to “clarify” the situation. You are thinking about what you are going to say instead of really listening to what is being said.

You are not “seeing” what is going on around you. You are trying to control the situation. You don’t “see” the moment and what is occurring. Start by observing the events around you. Do not try to contribute to the conversation or anticipate what is happening next. Go with the flow of the energy and feel what is being done and said. Get out of thinking about everything and start feeling what others are saying.

Your former workplace made you feel invisible because you did not have confidence enough to participate in the social scene. It was where you experienced the lessons of self-confidence, self-worth, and accepting responsibility for your behavior. These were difficult lessons for you; you still have doubts about your abilities even though you learned quite a bit there and it is where you first began to believe you were worthy.

When you have fears or doubts about a situation, that is like a sign post telling you this is something you want to learn. Go into your feelings and ask: Why am I feeling this way? Where do the feelings originate from? You could also use this technique on your dreams.

What happened in 2012

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

QUESTION: Masters, despite all the books, articles and channelings that had anticipated the beginning of a new era for mankind, if not the end of the world as we know it in 2012, we are witnessing pretty much the same dynamics here on earth. No major natural disaster, financial collapse or consciousness shift is actually occurring. The financial markets in the US are instead reaching new all-time records, for example. When are we going to witness those major shifts or upheavals that you and other authors have anticipated? ~Rick, Italy

ANSWER: The believed portentous date of 21 December 2012 was the beginning of a new era. It was the beginning of new Mayan and Vedic calendars, the movement toward a new astrological sign: that of Aquarius as the Piscean age comes to an end. And, as we have repeatedly said, everything does not, and did not, change in a single day. There have been ongoing changes during the last 100 years, and the shift will continue that far into the future. Ten years (in both directions) is where you can see the tremendous changes.

That single date was when the planets in your solar system all lined up in a straight line across the Milky Way Galaxy with the Sun in the center. This occurs only once every 26,000+ years. During the alignment, energy has fewer things to bounce off of as it is sent from one spot to another. With a lack of interference, extremes of sensing and feeling both negative and positive energy bloom. More people in human form are able to “hear” the souls in nonphysical form.

On the positive side, there was a tremendous increase in enlightened individuals and those who are channeling information from Guides. Many have been able to let go of judgmental ego and sit back and evaluate what is going on without judging it.

The planet is a duality, so for all the positive energy there is an equal amount of negativity at play. Right now there are more major conflicts in operation than have ever existed at any Earth time. Internal unrest, with hundreds of deaths, is in full force in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, Afghanistan…just to mention a few. And where countries aren’t killing each other, there are individual gunmen entering schools, malls, movie theaters, and restaurants in the US, UK, Russia, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and other places.

You also have natural disasters: fires, tornados, hurricanes, floods, and volcanos. Then add the collapse of the factory in Bangladesh, an increase in bus and train crashes, and the respiratory problems arising from genetically modified seeds. And don’t forget, on the horizon, the increase recently of SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia and swine flu in China.

The negative and the positive will always balance. As spiritual lightworkers increase, the malcontents will have their day as well. The financial increase in the US stock market is offset by property values at all-time lows. Banks and countries are still failing. You have to take in the whole picture. If you are on your spiritual path, you will merely observe and not have any concern.