The Dark Night of the Soul


These words are not mine but they express essential truths about the Dark Night of the Soul experience so well I felt the need to share them.

The Dark Night of the Soul

Sharing my deepest shame helps me to break out of my sense of isolation and disconnection from others.  Secrets that I carry in the silence of my mind and heart divide me from myself and others. When I break my own silence, I crack the hard shell surrounding me and let in the light.  I take a chance and  trust other people with the banished contents of my mind, and being willing to trust another deepens my trust in myself. I learn that I can survive knowing and allow other to know.  Spirit cannot shine in darkness – it casts darkness away.  A dark night of the soul can actually  be a part of letting in the light. Refused darkness is not light.  Refused darkness actually blocks light from coming through.  Honest pain and anguish are parts of the process of soul growth, they are part of a willingness to grapple with and face the angst that blocks the spirit.

 I will share with another what I hold in silent shame.

Confession is good for the soul.

We are only as sick as our secrets.

Tian Dayton

The Soul’s Companion.

Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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