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Teaching myself methods of release as this moon wanes new to swoon in a sol-stasis ("sun standing still"). The days are getting dark as they will ever get, and yet we can trust the process. We've done this before and yet there's room for us to grow more into ourselves. This dance has been happening for as long as there has been music to jive to. 
How can we willingly let go of the leaves that have served our well being for the season and welcome in the frigid breeze of Grandfather Winter's teachings? How can we connect to that eternal starlit source that gave us life in the first place? How can we welcome the womb of darkness and all of the infinite possibilities it reaches?
Do we even need to know how? Can we strive to find the why instead? The how seems to get us stuck in our own head, while the why brings us back to the heart. The heart has neurons to think for itself and it holds the questions to the answers we seek. It is the cave of secrets that we fear to enter because sometimes those answers come in the form of even deeper questions that may not even have answers with words of this world to describe them.
I speak of we and yet I reflect what is ultimately an experience of me. I know I am not alone in these sentiments and yet I respect the reality check that noone can answer these questions for me. By being more personal with our path, we pave the way towards the collective consciousness that vibrates in all beings. We are humming with the music of the earth as we are the symphonic offspring in harmony with this wandering star. May we all sing our song to life amidst the long shadows of the solstice. May all beings on earth be happy and free. May the stresses of life teach us resiliency. Our true strength lies in the cold grasp of vunerability. It is in this season that we can find genuine warmth from within.
Teaching myself methods of release as this moon wanes new to swoon in a sol-stasis ("sun standing still"). The days are getting dark as they will ever get, and yet we can trust the process. We've done this before and yet there's room for us to grow more into ourselves. This dance has been happening for as long as there has been music to jive to. How can we willingly let go of the leaves that have served our well being for the season and welcome in the frigid breeze of Grandfather Winter's teachings? How can we connect to that eternal starlit source that gave us life in the first place? How can we welcome the womb of darkness and all of the infinite possibilities it reaches? Do we even need to know how? Can we strive to find the why instead? The how seems to get us stuck in our own head, while the why brings us back to the heart. The heart has neurons to think for itself and it holds the questions to the answers we seek. It is the cave of secrets that we fear to enter because sometimes those answers come in the form of even deeper questions that may not even have answers with words of this world to describe them. I speak of we and yet I reflect what is ultimately an experience of me. I know I am not alone in these sentiments and yet I respect the reality check that noone can answer these questions for me. By being more personal with our path, we pave the way towards the collective consciousness that vibrates in all beings. We are humming with the music of the earth as we are the symphonic offspring in harmony with this wandering star. May we all sing our song to life amidst the long shadows of the solstice. May all beings on earth be happy and free. May the stresses of life teach us resiliency. Our true strength lies in the cold grasp of vunerability. It is in this season that we can find genuine warmth from within.
Traces of the divine beauty in creation

From The Spiritual Canticle by Saint John of the Cross (Kavanaugh-Rodriguez 1979, pp. 434-45) "Created things in themselves, as Saint Augustine declares, give testimony to God’s grandeur and excellence. For God created all things with remarkable ease and brevity, and in them he left some trace of who he is, not only in giving all things being from nothing, but even by endowing them with innumerable graces and qualities, making them beautiful in a wonderful order and unfailing dependence on one another. All of this he did through his own wisdom, the Word, his only begotten Son by whom he created them.

Saint Paul says: The Son of God is the splendor of his glory and the image of his substance. It should be known that only with this figure, his Son, did God look at all things, that is he communicated to them their natural being and many natural graces and gifts, and made them complete and perfect, as is said in Genesis: God looked at all things that he made, and they were very good. To look and behold that they were very good was to make them very good in the Word, his Son.

Not only by looking at them did he communicate natural being and graces, as we said, but also with this image of his Son alone, he clothed them in beauty by imparting to them supernatural being. This he did when he became man and elevated human nature in the beauty of God and consequently all creatures, since in human nature he was united with them all.

Accordingly, the Son of God proclaimed: If I be lifted up from the earth, I will elevate all things to me. And in this elevation of all things through the incarnation of his Son and through the glory of his resurrection according to the flesh, the Father did not merely beautify creatures partially, but rather we can say, clothed them wholly in beauty and dignity." #stjohnofthecross #sanjuandelacruz #darknightofthesoul #prayer #mysticism #contemplation
Traces of the divine beauty in creation From The Spiritual Canticle by Saint John of the Cross (Kavanaugh-Rodriguez 1979, pp. 434-45) "Created things in themselves, as Saint Augustine declares, give testimony to God’s grandeur and excellence. For God created all things with remarkable ease and brevity, and in them he left some trace of who he is, not only in giving all things being from nothing, but even by endowing them with innumerable graces and qualities, making them beautiful in a wonderful order and unfailing dependence on one another. All of this he did through his own wisdom, the Word, his only begotten Son by whom he created them. Saint Paul says: The Son of God is the splendor of his glory and the image of his substance. It should be known that only with this figure, his Son, did God look at all things, that is he communicated to them their natural being and many natural graces and gifts, and made them complete and perfect, as is said in Genesis: God looked at all things that he made, and they were very good. To look and behold that they were very good was to make them very good in the Word, his Son. Not only by looking at them did he communicate natural being and graces, as we said, but also with this image of his Son alone, he clothed them in beauty by imparting to them supernatural being. This he did when he became man and elevated human nature in the beauty of God and consequently all creatures, since in human nature he was united with them all. Accordingly, the Son of God proclaimed: If I be lifted up from the earth, I will elevate all things to me. And in this elevation of all things through the incarnation of his Son and through the glory of his resurrection according to the flesh, the Father did not merely beautify creatures partially, but rather we can say, clothed them wholly in beauty and dignity." #stjohnofthecross  #sanjuandelacruz  #darknightofthesoul  #prayer  #mysticism  #contemplation 
St. John of the Cross. Mic drop. #stjohnofthecross #darknight #darknightofthesoul #goodnewsinthedark
"The “dark night of the soul” is a term that goes back a long time.  Yes, I have also experienced it.  It is a term used to describe what one could call a collapse of a perceived meaning in life…an eruption into your life of a deep sense of meaninglessness.  The inner state in some cases is very close to what is conventionally called depression.  Nothing makes sense anymore, there’s no purpose to anything.  Sometimes it’s triggered by some external event, some disaster perhaps, on an external level.  The death of someone close to you could trigger it, especially premature death, for example if your child dies.  Or you had built up your life, and given it meaning – and the meaning that you had given your life, your activities, your achievements, where you are going, what is considered important, and the meaning that you had given your life for some reason collapses.
☇It can happen if something happens that you can’t explain away anymore, some disaster which seems to invalidate the meaning that your life had before.  Really what has collapsed then is the whole conceptual framework for your life, the meaning that your mind had given it.  So that results in a dark place.  But people have gone into that, and then there is the possibility that you emerge out of that into a transformed state of consciousness.  Life has meaning again, but it’s no longer a conceptual meaning that you can necessarily explain.  Quite often it’s from there that people awaken out of their conceptual sense of reality, which has collapsed.☇They awaken into something deeper, which is no longer based on concepts in your mind.  A deeper sense of purpose or connectedness with a greater life that is not dependent on explanations or anything conceptual any longer.  It’s a kind of re-birth.  The dark night of the soul is a kind of death that you die.  What dies is the egoic sense of self.  Of course, death is always painful, but nothing real has actually died there – only an illusory identity.  Now it is probably the case that some people who’ve gone through this transformation realized that they had to go through that, in order to bring about a spiritual awakening.Often it is part of the awakening."
"The “dark night of the soul” is a term that goes back a long time.  Yes, I have also experienced it.  It is a term used to describe what one could call a collapse of a perceived meaning in life…an eruption into your life of a deep sense of meaninglessness.  The inner state in some cases is very close to what is conventionally called depression.  Nothing makes sense anymore, there’s no purpose to anything.  Sometimes it’s triggered by some external event, some disaster perhaps, on an external level.  The death of someone close to you could trigger it, especially premature death, for example if your child dies.  Or you had built up your life, and given it meaning – and the meaning that you had given your life, your activities, your achievements, where you are going, what is considered important, and the meaning that you had given your life for some reason collapses. ☇It can happen if something happens that you can’t explain away anymore, some disaster which seems to invalidate the meaning that your life had before.  Really what has collapsed then is the whole conceptual framework for your life, the meaning that your mind had given it.  So that results in a dark place.  But people have gone into that, and then there is the possibility that you emerge out of that into a transformed state of consciousness.  Life has meaning again, but it’s no longer a conceptual meaning that you can necessarily explain.  Quite often it’s from there that people awaken out of their conceptual sense of reality, which has collapsed.☇They awaken into something deeper, which is no longer based on concepts in your mind.  A deeper sense of purpose or connectedness with a greater life that is not dependent on explanations or anything conceptual any longer.  It’s a kind of re-birth.  The dark night of the soul is a kind of death that you die.  What dies is the egoic sense of self.  Of course, death is always painful, but nothing real has actually died there – only an illusory identity.  Now it is probably the case that some people who’ve gone through this transformation realized that they had to go through that, in order to bring about a spiritual awakening.Often it is part of the awakening."
Happy Friday everyone! Isn’t this card beautiful? The image on this card represents #transformation to me. She is allowing the #divine to simply transform her, surrendering to the #unknown and letting the #wisdom in her heart guide her. Although there may be moments of absolute #darkness, she knows it is essential for growth and learning. Allow this period of not knowing to transform you. Allow all of the feelings to come up, honor them all, for this is how we learn and understand more of who we truly are and what our #soul desires for us. Surrender. Today’s card is from the #rumi oracle deck. Sending you guys so much love and light. To book a session visit www.divinesouljourney.net 💕 - #surrender #1111 #divinefeminine #intuition #innerchild #empath #empowerment #psychic #intuitivecoach #heartchakra #heart #darknightofthesoul #soulmates #soulgrowth #love #unconditionallove #fear #awakening #spiritualgrowth #spirtualawakening #trusttheprocess #divineguidance #ascension
Happy Friday everyone! Isn’t this card beautiful? The image on this card represents #transformation  to me. She is allowing the #divine  to simply transform her, surrendering to the #unknown  and letting the #wisdom  in her heart guide her. Although there may be moments of absolute #darkness , she knows it is essential for growth and learning. Allow this period of not knowing to transform you. Allow all of the feelings to come up, honor them all, for this is how we learn and understand more of who we truly are and what our #soul  desires for us. Surrender. Today’s card is from the #rumi  oracle deck. Sending you guys so much love and light. To book a session visit www.divinesouljourney.net 💕 - #surrender  #1111  #divinefeminine  #intuition  #innerchild  #empath  #empowerment  #psychic  #intuitivecoach  #heartchakra  #heart  #darknightofthesoul  #soulmates  #soulgrowth  #love  #unconditionallove  #fear  #awakening  #spiritualgrowth  #spirtualawakening  #trusttheprocess  #divineguidance  #ascension 
La noche oscura del alma
La noche oscura del alma
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The spiritual awakening process can be overwhelming, energy and emotionally draining and scary. Equally, it is a time of deep reflection, enlightenment, receiving insights from the universe, heightened self-awareness, frequent synchronicities, inner direction, a deep knowing and life guidance revealing itself to you profoundly with everlasting change. Sharing these realizations with family and friends can be a great way to cope with your spiritual transformation. The key is sharing your awareness and consciousness in a safe place with people who are open minded, loving and understanding of your higher purpose. Taking true ownership of these revelations, new lifestyle and wisdom will take a few days, weeks or months before the foundations solidify. As you change, watch the world and people around you change :) #spiritualawakening #spiritual #spirituality #spiritualsoul #spiritualbeing #spiritualhealth #spiritualhealer #spiritualityawake #spiritualitycoach #spiritualbeings #spiritually #spirituallyawake #spiritualcoach #spiritualcoaching #lifecoach #lifecoaching #teencoaching #wealthcoach #successcoach #familycoach #familycoaching #celebritycoach #entrepreneurcoach #businesscoaches #mindsetcoach #darknightofthesoul #spiritualmind #lifejourney #lifepath #lifegoals💯
∞ New YouTube Video ∞ Check out @benergyinfinite new video and be inspired 🌟⚖️📿 - ► Sharing Your Spiritual Awakening with Family & Friends | Motivational Minute • The spiritual awakening process can be overwhelming, energy and emotionally draining and scary. Equally, it is a time of deep reflection, enlightenment, receiving insights from the universe, heightened self-awareness, frequent synchronicities, inner direction, a deep knowing and life guidance revealing itself to you profoundly with everlasting change. Sharing these realizations with family and friends can be a great way to cope with your spiritual transformation. The key is sharing your awareness and consciousness in a safe place with people who are open minded, loving and understanding of your higher purpose. Taking true ownership of these revelations, new lifestyle and wisdom will take a few days, weeks or months before the foundations solidify. As you change, watch the world and people around you change :) #spiritualawakening  #spiritual  #spirituality  #spiritualsoul  #spiritualbeing  #spiritualhealth  #spiritualhealer  #spiritualityawake  #spiritualitycoach  #spiritualbeings  #spiritually  #spirituallyawake  #spiritualcoach  #spiritualcoaching  #lifecoach  #lifecoaching  #teencoaching  #wealthcoach  #successcoach  #familycoach  #familycoaching  #celebritycoach  #entrepreneurcoach  #businesscoaches  #mindsetcoach  #darknightofthesoul  #spiritualmind  #lifejourney  #lifepath  #lifegoals 💯
Into the forest I go. To lose my mind and find my soul.
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#forest #woods #elf #darkphotography #darkaesthetic #darknightofthesoul #meditation #somber #fall #autumn #witchywoman #wild
As we approach the December 21st Solstice we enter into the last quarter cycle of the astrological year (march 2018). As we reach the end of the cycle we are going to be called to start reflecting, clearing away and wrapping up loose ends. December into January is so full of energy that it’s also going to be important for us to take it slow and not cram too much onto our plates right now. Don’t be afraid to say no to things and to take time to pause and observe the sunset of your 2017. 🌅 🌙
As we approach the December 21st Solstice we enter into the last quarter cycle of the astrological year (march 2018). As we reach the end of the cycle we are going to be called to start reflecting, clearing away and wrapping up loose ends. December into January is so full of energy that it’s also going to be important for us to take it slow and not cram too much onto our plates right now. Don’t be afraid to say no to things and to take time to pause and observe the sunset of your 2017. 🌅 🌙
There are no triumphant "emergencies". We are constantly being tested and challenged by energies of the internal fire.
Your effort at staying aware and dealing with things as they come is where your sainthood comes from. #wellness #wellnesscoaches #teachers #yogamasters #theawakened #yogateachers #staywoke #enlightened #guru #monks #motivate #darknightofthesoul #love
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Such an exquisite way to capture what can sometimes feel so heartbreaking when we are in the midst of a dark night of the soul/soul journey of becoming.--------------------- -----------------------#souljourney #darknightofthesoul #transformation #transcendence #growth #truth #awakening #consciousness #consciousnessshift
I choose silence because I can't possibly explain ..#awaken #higherconsciousness #darknightofthesoul #takeyourjourney #passthefuckingtest #notalking🚫
Ive lost......the two cloesest things to my heart and soul in the last few months... To there own actions of coldness, manipulations, and inhuman game playing... I cry not cus my soul is broken.. but because my spirit refuses to let your twisted fingers get to my throat and whats left of my heart. So hope i never go a day with out crying. Your selffulfilling prophesies came true. I now i hate you both. #selfforfilling #betrayals #whatihavelethappentome #soul #darknightofthesoul #everything #everyday #therealstruggle #thedayistopcrying #videosad #v.log #wastedtearsonmonsters #thedayigetmypoundofflesh #pray4me #prayers #malevolenceandsuffering they didn't but I will #acceptmyself #iwillmakesureidontdowhatuhavedone
Ive lost......the two cloesest things to my heart and soul in the last few months... To there own actions of coldness, manipulations, and inhuman game playing... I cry not cus my soul is broken.. but because my spirit refuses to let your twisted fingers get to my throat and whats left of my heart. So hope i never go a day with out crying. Your selffulfilling prophesies came true. I now i hate you both. #selfforfilling  #betrayals  #whatihavelethappentome  #soul  #darknightofthesoul  #everything  #everyday  #therealstruggle  #thedayistopcrying  #videosad  #v .log #wastedtearsonmonsters  #thedayigetmypoundofflesh  #pray4me  #prayers  #malevolenceandsuffering  they didn't but I will #acceptmyself  #iwillmakesureidontdowhatuhavedone 
the sun came up
even in the cemetery
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#darknightofthesoul  #howvery
lil something for anyone anytime feeling life too hard .. this too will pass 🤲 blessss ... . like a tornado 🌪 all around me, 👁 am the 👁 of the storm .. . a front row seat to the destruction of everything 👁 worked so hard to build. .. & like all tornadoes, the rains & winds chill & all the pieces that remain from the cataclysmic destruction of the former self dissolve & 👁 see that the only thing destroyed was the illusion attachments 🌀🤺🚀 allowing for a rebuild of a stronger & more spiritually evolved SELF 👁 didn’t even know existed 🌪🙏my faith is💯🔥💪✨🌸🐞💕
#levelup #Samadhi #darknightofthesoul #rebirth #seasonsofthesoul #sunyata #anahatabeatspeaker #anahatasacredsoundcurrent #sadhumilitia #om #yogananda #anewearth #selfrealization #twinflames #rosiecity #WE #lawofone #allow #complete #Selfrealization #dowhatyoulove #craftcurrency #befree  #onelove #spiritualrevolution #nonatatchment #enjoythejourney #maschinemasters #mpcx #beatclubpodcast ... .. . if you don’t have love for me please let me go. .. ...
lil something for anyone anytime feeling life too hard .. this too will pass 🤲 blessss ... . like a tornado 🌪 all around me, 👁 am the 👁 of the storm .. . a front row seat to the destruction of everything 👁 worked so hard to build. .. & like all tornadoes, the rains & winds chill & all the pieces that remain from the cataclysmic destruction of the former self dissolve & 👁 see that the only thing destroyed was the illusion attachments 🌀🤺🚀 allowing for a rebuild of a stronger & more spiritually evolved SELF 👁 didn’t even know existed 🌪🙏my faith is💯🔥💪✨🌸🐞💕 #levelup  #Samadhi  #darknightofthesoul  #rebirth  #seasonsofthesoul  #sunyata  #anahatabeatspeaker  #anahatasacredsoundcurrent  #sadhumilitia  #om  #yogananda  #anewearth  #selfrealization  #twinflames  #rosiecity  #WE  #lawofone  #allow  #complete  #Selfrealization  #dowhatyoulove  #craftcurrency  #befree  #onelove  #spiritualrevolution  #nonatatchment  #enjoythejourney  #maschinemasters  #mpcx  #beatclubpodcast  ... .. . if you don’t have love for me please let me go. .. ...
Well, my toe is still broken and purple and it did snow today... Looks like it's time for me to clear out old beliefs, honor the contractions and bumps along the way and get ready to be re-born, or birth something new (paraphrased from @wildsoulhealing)
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#fiveofpentacles #tarot #medicine #darknightofthesoul #trusttheprocess #trusttheuniverse #fuckingmercuryretrograde
This acoustic EP from Jonathan Hultén, guitarist of Tribulation, is sublime. Really digging this chiller solo effort. I hope we see more!
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#vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylgram #vinyligclub #vinylcollector #vinylrecords #vinylporn #vinyloftheday #record #recordcollection #recordcollector #recordoftheday #nowplaying #nowspinning #jonathanhulten #darknightofthesoul #tribulation
This Tribe is a Soul Family, and while some days we are struggling and in need of some extra tender love, other days we are feeling strong enough to be the ones to extend our own hand to offer support. This is a sacred community of love and compassion, and although we all have our individual paths to walk, we do so hand in hand. United in love. Goodnight 💙Leila & Ella

#handinhand#soulwork#darknightofthesoul#healing#lightworker#reiki#love#chronicpain#hope#encouragement#takemyhand#staystrong#peace#spirituality#victorhugo#dontgiveup#domesticviolence#depression#chronicillness#survivors#namaste#rebelthriver#tribe#youareloved#empath#holdon#youarenotalone#struggling#loved#friendship  www.facebook.com/rebelthrivers
This Tribe is a Soul Family, and while some days we are struggling and in need of some extra tender love, other days we are feeling strong enough to be the ones to extend our own hand to offer support. This is a sacred community of love and compassion, and although we all have our individual paths to walk, we do so hand in hand. United in love. Goodnight 💙Leila & Ella #handinhand #soulwork #darknightofthesoul #healing #lightworker #reiki #love #chronicpain #hope #encouragement #takemyhand #staystrong #peace #spirituality #victorhugo #dontgiveup #domesticviolence #depression #chronicillness #survivors #namaste #rebelthriver #tribe #youareloved #empath #holdon #youarenotalone #struggling #loved #friendship  www.facebook.com/rebelthrivers
what good is a risk when there's a family to feed.... living life in a daze #darknightofthesoul #sayaprayershinealight #theroadislong #light #abstract #art
St. John of the Cross. Mic drop. #stjohnofthecross #darknight #darknightofthesoul #goodnewsinthedark
12/14: St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), priest, mystic & Doctor of the Church. His poetry & spiritual writings changed my life, emphasizing the imitation of Christ through the total offering of ourselves out of love. #shpsaintoftheday #stjohnofthecross #saints #darknightofthesoul #doctorofthechurch
On this feast day of #StJohnOfTheCross I cracked open a few pages, you know, just to be terrified, and reminded at how I come up so short! Just #blessed for having in the corner! Happy #FeastDay! #catholicswag #catholicstrong #darknightofthesoul #read #book #fl #miami #mia #dadecounty #305 #jesuschrist
In honor of the #feast day of #StJohnOfTheCross, I’m reading a bit of this classic: #DarkNightOfTheSoul... I assure you with bright lights on! In my traveling #confessions during the #sacrament of #reconciliation several Father’s have brought #StJohn up over the past 8 or 9 weeks; it must be a sign so today I especially ask for his intercession! May #GodBless you all on this day! 🇻🇦
#Blessed #ReachJaredM #CatholicFaith #CatholicSwag #Catholic #blessing #blessings #Catolico #Catholics #love #CatholicStrong #Fe #Knowledge #GodIsGood #JesusChrist #CatholicChurch
In honor of the #feast  day of #StJohnOfTheCross , I’m reading a bit of this classic: #DarkNightOfTheSoul ... I assure you with bright lights on! In my traveling #confessions  during the #sacrament  of #reconciliation  several Father’s have brought #StJohn  up over the past 8 or 9 weeks; it must be a sign so today I especially ask for his intercession! May #GodBless  you all on this day! 🇻🇦 #Blessed  #ReachJaredM  #CatholicFaith  #CatholicSwag  #Catholic  #blessing  #blessings  #Catolico  #Catholics  #love  #CatholicStrong  #Fe  #Knowledge  #GodIsGood  #JesusChrist  #CatholicChurch 
3 of 3 - On Saint John of the Cross - Did you know that he was imprisoned for TWO years by his own Carmelite brothers? While in there starving away, that was where he composed most of his beautiful writings such as #DarkNightoftheSoul.

Read the book today online for free - click the link in our @OMariaMedia bio today through December 16 to access & bookmark the page. If you watch this video after December 16, 2017, you can find the book via Google search: "Dark Night of the Soul book online read free" OR www.catholictreasury.info/books/dark_night/index.php ♡

#OMariaMedia •  #OurFriendsinHeavenOM - #StJohnoftheCross
3 of 3 - On Saint John of the Cross - Did you know that he was imprisoned for TWO years by his own Carmelite brothers? While in there starving away, that was where he composed most of his beautiful writings such as #DarkNightoftheSoul . Read the book today online for free - click the link in our @OMariaMedia bio today through December 16 to access & bookmark the page. If you watch this video after December 16, 2017, you can find the book via Google search: "Dark Night of the Soul book online read free" OR www.catholictreasury.info/books/dark_night/index.php ♡ #OMariaMedia  • #OurFriendsinHeavenOM  - #StJohnoftheCross 
AWAKEN //
A deep prompt for me to reflect on today.
Awaken.
For so long, ‘awakening’ was this mysterious thing I sought outside of myself. I idolized women, public figures, and spiritual entrepreneurs like they had something I didn’t. One of the reasons I am so addicted to books and classes is for this very reason – seeking some gem of knowledge that somebody else has but I have yet to find.
The day my father passed away, I had a profound spiritual experience. In the depths of grief and desperation (for truly he was already gone), I prayed. I went outside and I laid on the ground and I cried and prayed, “Please, please, please, let him be at peace.” Let him be at peace; let him be at peace, I repeated through my tears.
After only a few minutes my grandmother summoned me: “Julie, something is happening. I think you’d better come back inside.” The next few minutes are hard to describe in words. But I held him and I told him it was okay and he could let go and he did. I held his hand as he took his final breath and I knew in that moment that there was no denying the divinity present both within and without these human bodies we possess on this planet.
But I still denied it. It wasn’t until after birthing another being onto this planet, experiencing the death of my mother and grandmother, and living in a darkness like I’d never before experienced that I finally, finally surrendered and woke up.
When it finally happened, it was so simple. It was nothing nearly as profound as that day I lost my father. I was sitting in an armchair in my living room, reading ‘A Religion of One’s Own’ by Thomas Moore (that I’d picked up in somewhat of a desperate attempt to connect, again, with something outside of myself) and it just clicked.
God is right here. I have had inside of me – THIS ENTIRE TIME – access to the very same knowing as everyone else has access to. I don’t have to *do* anything or *learn* anything or *be* anyone outside of myself to connect with the omnipotent power of Love present in the Universe. It’s right, right here. And it always has been.
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#DecemberPause hosted by Catherine Gray of @unsilencedwoman, Day 14
AWAKEN // A deep prompt for me to reflect on today. Awaken. For so long, ‘awakening’ was this mysterious thing I sought outside of myself. I idolized women, public figures, and spiritual entrepreneurs like they had something I didn’t. One of the reasons I am so addicted to books and classes is for this very reason – seeking some gem of knowledge that somebody else has but I have yet to find. The day my father passed away, I had a profound spiritual experience. In the depths of grief and desperation (for truly he was already gone), I prayed. I went outside and I laid on the ground and I cried and prayed, “Please, please, please, let him be at peace.” Let him be at peace; let him be at peace, I repeated through my tears. After only a few minutes my grandmother summoned me: “Julie, something is happening. I think you’d better come back inside.” The next few minutes are hard to describe in words. But I held him and I told him it was okay and he could let go and he did. I held his hand as he took his final breath and I knew in that moment that there was no denying the divinity present both within and without these human bodies we possess on this planet. But I still denied it. It wasn’t until after birthing another being onto this planet, experiencing the death of my mother and grandmother, and living in a darkness like I’d never before experienced that I finally, finally surrendered and woke up. When it finally happened, it was so simple. It was nothing nearly as profound as that day I lost my father. I was sitting in an armchair in my living room, reading ‘A Religion of One’s Own’ by Thomas Moore (that I’d picked up in somewhat of a desperate attempt to connect, again, with something outside of myself) and it just clicked. God is right here. I have had inside of me – THIS ENTIRE TIME – access to the very same knowing as everyone else has access to. I don’t have to *do* anything or *learn* anything or *be* anyone outside of myself to connect with the omnipotent power of Love present in the Universe. It’s right, right here. And it always has been. ~ #DecemberPause  hosted by Catherine Gray of @unsilencedwoman, Day 14
"From the cradle to the grave, man has been inundated with fear, falsities, and fallacies. Now is the time to let that go..."
🎨: “Steps of life for a couple” by Winter Carl Hansson, 1799
📖: Link in bio if you would like to read further. ☝ 😊
"From the cradle to the grave, man has been inundated with fear, falsities, and fallacies. Now is the time to let that go..." 🎨: “Steps of life for a couple” by Winter Carl Hansson, 1799 📖: Link in bio if you would like to read further. ☝ 😊
Traces of the divine beauty in creation

From The Spiritual Canticle by Saint John of the Cross (Kavanaugh-Rodriguez 1979, pp. 434-45) "Created things in themselves, as Saint Augustine declares, give testimony to God’s grandeur and excellence. For God created all things with remarkable ease and brevity, and in them he left some trace of who he is, not only in giving all things being from nothing, but even by endowing them with innumerable graces and qualities, making them beautiful in a wonderful order and unfailing dependence on one another. All of this he did through his own wisdom, the Word, his only begotten Son by whom he created them.

Saint Paul says: The Son of God is the splendor of his glory and the image of his substance. It should be known that only with this figure, his Son, did God look at all things, that is he communicated to them their natural being and many natural graces and gifts, and made them complete and perfect, as is said in Genesis: God looked at all things that he made, and they were very good. To look and behold that they were very good was to make them very good in the Word, his Son.

Not only by looking at them did he communicate natural being and graces, as we said, but also with this image of his Son alone, he clothed them in beauty by imparting to them supernatural being. This he did when he became man and elevated human nature in the beauty of God and consequently all creatures, since in human nature he was united with them all.

Accordingly, the Son of God proclaimed: If I be lifted up from the earth, I will elevate all things to me. And in this elevation of all things through the incarnation of his Son and through the glory of his resurrection according to the flesh, the Father did not merely beautify creatures partially, but rather we can say, clothed them wholly in beauty and dignity." #stjohnofthecross #sanjuandelacruz #darknightofthesoul #prayer #mysticism #contemplation
Traces of the divine beauty in creation From The Spiritual Canticle by Saint John of the Cross (Kavanaugh-Rodriguez 1979, pp. 434-45) "Created things in themselves, as Saint Augustine declares, give testimony to God’s grandeur and excellence. For God created all things with remarkable ease and brevity, and in them he left some trace of who he is, not only in giving all things being from nothing, but even by endowing them with innumerable graces and qualities, making them beautiful in a wonderful order and unfailing dependence on one another. All of this he did through his own wisdom, the Word, his only begotten Son by whom he created them. Saint Paul says: The Son of God is the splendor of his glory and the image of his substance. It should be known that only with this figure, his Son, did God look at all things, that is he communicated to them their natural being and many natural graces and gifts, and made them complete and perfect, as is said in Genesis: God looked at all things that he made, and they were very good. To look and behold that they were very good was to make them very good in the Word, his Son. Not only by looking at them did he communicate natural being and graces, as we said, but also with this image of his Son alone, he clothed them in beauty by imparting to them supernatural being. This he did when he became man and elevated human nature in the beauty of God and consequently all creatures, since in human nature he was united with them all. Accordingly, the Son of God proclaimed: If I be lifted up from the earth, I will elevate all things to me. And in this elevation of all things through the incarnation of his Son and through the glory of his resurrection according to the flesh, the Father did not merely beautify creatures partially, but rather we can say, clothed them wholly in beauty and dignity." #stjohnofthecross  #sanjuandelacruz  #darknightofthesoul  #prayer  #mysticism  #contemplation 
La noche oscura del alma
La noche oscura del alma
Day 14: #DecemberReflections2017 • Prompt: 10 Years Ago • My life as I knew it was sliding from view • Divorce • Redundancy • Hormone funkiness arrived in a new stress-induced form • I was in a relationship with a hot guy who was all over the shop • And I just wanted to get off the ride • I was a lot thinner, though!? • PS Life is looking better from here • PPS Sometimes I take photos of the 📺- cue: Leslie Caron a bit bewildered in Daddy Long Legs (1955) • #decemberreflections @susannahconway #10yearsago #darknightofthesoul #lesliecaron #bewildered #oldfilms
Day 14: #DecemberReflections2017  • Prompt: 10 Years Ago • My life as I knew it was sliding from view • Divorce • Redundancy • Hormone funkiness arrived in a new stress-induced form • I was in a relationship with a hot guy who was all over the shop • And I just wanted to get off the ride • I was a lot thinner, though!? • PS Life is looking better from here • PPS Sometimes I take photos of the 📺- cue: Leslie Caron a bit bewildered in Daddy Long Legs (1955) • #decemberreflections  @susannahconway #10yearsago  #darknightofthesoul  #lesliecaron  #bewildered  #oldfilms 
#Yule is the #pagan holiday that falls in line with the #WinterSolstice. From now until the 21st you can get a 5-card Yule #angelcardreading for only $21! Contact Tami@TheDivineDove.com to get your reading!

1) How brightly is your Light shining?
2) What challenges are keeping your Light from shining as brightly as you can?
3) What should be surrendered?
4) What should be embraced?
5) What will you manifest during this #DarkNightoftheSoul?

#tamihawley #tamilhawley #divinedove #psychic #medium #reiki #angelcardreader #spiritualguidance
#Yule  is the #pagan  holiday that falls in line with the #WinterSolstice . From now until the 21st you can get a 5-card Yule #angelcardreading  for only $21! Contact Tami@TheDivineDove.com to get your reading! 1) How brightly is your Light shining? 2) What challenges are keeping your Light from shining as brightly as you can? 3) What should be surrendered? 4) What should be embraced? 5) What will you manifest during this #DarkNightoftheSoul ? #tamihawley  #tamilhawley  #divinedove  #psychic  #medium  #reiki  #angelcardreader  #spiritualguidance 
#JohnOfTheCross (1542–1591) was born to a poor family in Old Castile, Spain. His father married below his rank and was disinherited as a result. After his father's early death, John was raised in poverty by his mother. He studied and served at a local hospital. John joined the ancient #Carmelite Order and received permission to observe their original rule of life, quickly earning a reputation for his humility and obedience. He later met St. Teresa of Avila, a reforming Carmelite abbess who recognized the greatness of #SaintJohn's virtue and requested his assistance to found a monastery of #friars. Together they founded the #DiscalcedCarmelites, a contemplative order of strict religious observance. His sufferings helped him to write his most famous work, #DarkNightOfTheSoul. After nine months he made a miraculous escape and he went on to found and govern several Carmelite monasteries. #StJohnOfTheCross became an #authority on the #spiritual life, and #his profound writings and #poetry are considered among the greatest of all #Spanish #literature. Because of his invaluable writings he was named a #DoctorOfTheChurch and the #patron #saint of #mystics, #contemplatives, and Spanish #poets. His feast day is #December14th. (#SaintJohnOfTheCross by #FranciscoDeZurbarán, #1656) #JeannieSaints
#JohnOfTheCross  (1542–1591) was born to a poor family in Old Castile, Spain. His father married below his rank and was disinherited as a result. After his father's early death, John was raised in poverty by his mother. He studied and served at a local hospital. John joined the ancient #Carmelite  Order and received permission to observe their original rule of life, quickly earning a reputation for his humility and obedience. He later met St. Teresa of Avila, a reforming Carmelite abbess who recognized the greatness of #SaintJohn 's virtue and requested his assistance to found a monastery of #friars . Together they founded the #DiscalcedCarmelites , a contemplative order of strict religious observance. His sufferings helped him to write his most famous work, #DarkNightOfTheSoul . After nine months he made a miraculous escape and he went on to found and govern several Carmelite monasteries. #StJohnOfTheCross  became an #authority  on the #spiritual  life, and #his  profound writings and #poetry  are considered among the greatest of all #Spanish  #literature . Because of his invaluable writings he was named a #DoctorOfTheChurch  and the #patron  #saint  of #mystics , #contemplatives , and Spanish #poets . His feast day is #December14th . (#SaintJohnOfTheCross  by #FranciscoDeZurbarán , #1656 ) #JeannieSaints 
#GrottoMusic | Who was St. John of the Cross? This Carmelite priest is remembered as a poet, reformer, and psychologist-theologian. Get to know the patron saint of mystics through the @spotify playlist we created about his life. [Link in bio.]
#GrottoMusic  | Who was St. John of the Cross? This Carmelite priest is remembered as a poet, reformer, and psychologist-theologian. Get to know the patron saint of mystics through the @spotify playlist we created about his life. [Link in bio.]
Happy Feast Day of St. John of the Cross!
Here is a video about my Journey in Carmel and his writing.
https://youtu.be/Ew_VsJtUDh8
——-> @thefrankfriar  #saints #catholic #carmelite #johnofthecross #friar #darknight #darknightofthesoul #saint #feast
I love this picture. No, actually, I adore this picture. The lusciousness of the flowers. The delicateness of the rings. The way that the camera has caught some of the mystery that is inherent in each of us. And it also makes me laugh as I remember the manner in which the photo shoot unfolded. Of course I didn't sleep the night before- I have been gently yet fiercely moving through some visibility challenges these last two years, smiles, and this really was the litmus test that I had set for myself- and when the photographer showed up the next day I had dark shadows under my eyes and my face was puffy. Umm... reminding myself that there was always Photoshop (which I haven't used yet in any of the pics) I took a deep breath and posed! And...I LOVED it! Once I committed fully, decided fully that this is what I was choosing, I showed up fully. For myself. I allowed the camera to see me. And I could feel it. What I called 'the pocket.' That moment when time seems to expand out and lengthen. When the photographer, the camera, me, the moment lined up perfectly. Again and again and again. It was a turning point for me. It still is. I can do this. So can you. Choose. Commit. Show up. For you. I think it's going to be my new mantra, smiles. ----------------------------------------------------------#souljourney #transformation #transcendence #consciousness #beingyou #energyhealing #energymedicine #darknightofthesoul #dreamer #healer #seeker #visionary #shine #kundaliniawakening #awakeningwomen #divinefeminine #goddess #priestesspath #growth #truth #awakening #spirituality #cosmicdancer #femininerising #emergence
I love this picture. No, actually, I adore this picture. The lusciousness of the flowers. The delicateness of the rings. The way that the camera has caught some of the mystery that is inherent in each of us. And it also makes me laugh as I remember the manner in which the photo shoot unfolded. Of course I didn't sleep the night before- I have been gently yet fiercely moving through some visibility challenges these last two years, smiles, and this really was the litmus test that I had set for myself- and when the photographer showed up the next day I had dark shadows under my eyes and my face was puffy. Umm... reminding myself that there was always Photoshop (which I haven't used yet in any of the pics) I took a deep breath and posed! And...I LOVED it! Once I committed fully, decided fully that this is what I was choosing, I showed up fully. For myself. I allowed the camera to see me. And I could feel it. What I called 'the pocket.' That moment when time seems to expand out and lengthen. When the photographer, the camera, me, the moment lined up perfectly. Again and again and again. It was a turning point for me. It still is. I can do this. So can you. Choose. Commit. Show up. For you. I think it's going to be my new mantra, smiles. ----------------------------------------------------------#souljourney  #transformation  #transcendence  #consciousness  #beingyou  #energyhealing  #energymedicine  #darknightofthesoul  #dreamer  #healer  #seeker  #visionary  #shine  #kundaliniawakening  #awakeningwomen  #divinefeminine  #goddess  #priestesspath  #growth  #truth  #awakening  #spirituality  #cosmicdancer  #femininerising  #emergence 
#2017 has been a #yearoftransformation. (Yes, I realize this is an understatement.) In January I set the #newyearsresolution of #regainingcontrol of my #physicalmentalandspiritualhealth. The result was a bizarre #journeyofhealing, #personalgrowth, #healing, and major #cognitive #transformation.
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In the last year I recovered both my core personality and #healed from three major #traumas that negatively impacted my #growthanddevelopment. Events that contributed to the dis-eased states I've experienced since.
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#modernscience now confirms that #childhoodtrauma has a profound impact on survivors' health both #longterm and #shortterm. I've noticed that as I've progressed, #physicalhealing and #mentalhealing are intertwined.
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Since addressing these traumas I've noticed a significant improvement in my overall health as I've traversed this latest #darknightofthesoul. I am on the right path and I am curious to see what lies ahead in #2018.
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#childabusesurvivor #resilience #nohate #breakingthecycle #mentaltransformation #woke #blackcreatives #writersofig
#2017  has been a #yearoftransformation . (Yes, I realize this is an understatement.) In January I set the #newyearsresolution  of #regainingcontrol  of my #physicalmentalandspiritualhealth . The result was a bizarre #journeyofhealing , #personalgrowth , #healing , and major #cognitive  #transformation . . In the last year I recovered both my core personality and #healed  from three major #traumas  that negatively impacted my #growthanddevelopment . Events that contributed to the dis-eased states I've experienced since. . #modernscience  now confirms that #childhoodtrauma  has a profound impact on survivors' health both #longterm  and #shortterm . I've noticed that as I've progressed, #physicalhealing  and #mentalhealing  are intertwined. . Since addressing these traumas I've noticed a significant improvement in my overall health as I've traversed this latest #darknightofthesoul . I am on the right path and I am curious to see what lies ahead in #2018 . . #childabusesurvivor  #resilience  #nohate  #breakingthecycle  #mentaltransformation  #woke  #blackcreatives  #writersofig 
Linking arms. We can all hold each other. 
My next intake of Wise Woman Program starts from 8 Jan. I'm looking for women who want to dive deep, heal old wounds and be transformed into the woman they were created to be. 
PM me for info. 
Belle xx

#womensupportingwomen #risesisterrise #shaunaniquist #theartofallowing #gratitude #wisewomanessentials #darknightofthesoul #womenscircle #gathertogether
Love wants to reach out and manhandle us,
Break all our teacup talk of God. 
If you had the courage and
Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights,
He would just drag you around the room
By your hair,
Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world
That bring you no joy. 
Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly
And wants to rip to shreds
All your erroneous notions of truth 
That make you fight within yourself, dear one,
And with others, 
Causing the world to weep
On too many fine days. 
God wants to manhandle us,
Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself
And practice His dropkick. 
The Beloved sometimes wants
To do us a great favor: 
Hold us upside down
And shake all the nonsense out. 
But when we hear
He is in such a “playful drunken mood”
Most everyone I know
Quickly packs their bags and hightails it
Out of town. #hafiz  art by @theartidote via @thecosmicnomad
Love wants to reach out and manhandle us, Break all our teacup talk of God. If you had the courage and Could give the Beloved His choice, some nights, He would just drag you around the room By your hair, Ripping from your grip all those toys in the world That bring you no joy. Love sometimes gets tired of speaking sweetly And wants to rip to shreds All your erroneous notions of truth That make you fight within yourself, dear one, And with others, Causing the world to weep On too many fine days. God wants to manhandle us, Lock us inside of a tiny room with Himself And practice His dropkick. The Beloved sometimes wants To do us a great favor: Hold us upside down And shake all the nonsense out. But when we hear He is in such a “playful drunken mood” Most everyone I know Quickly packs their bags and hightails it Out of town. #hafiz  art by @theartidote via @thecosmicnomad
The abyss of human pain is often called The Dark Night Of The Soul. If you’ve experienced it, then you know it is never just one night. It can last indefinitely and for many it seems like there is no way out. I’ve had several and none of them had anything to do with going through cancer. In fact cancer was a breeze in comparison. .................I no longer get them so often since I regained control over every aspect of my life. But I have learned to allow myself feel whatever emotional pain arises, knowing that whatever I resist will persist. I love the mystics, like Rumi and Julian of Norwich, whose wisdom assists the healing. . ......When the event passes, there is always a new gift, an insight or a new joy in life. I have more compassion for the suffering of others, because of the trials I have come through. I am even thankful for those trials because that is the alchemy, the fire I needed to be put through in order to humble me and make me more loving, more grateful and ultimately more joyous. ..........................................................................Do not be afraid of these experiences for in the words of #julianofnorwich “This too shall pass and all will be well. In fact all is well.” .... The mystics understood the subconscious mind and how to speak to it ( future tense to calm the inner child) and they also understood the power of now and the value of using present tense to manifest and co-create. ...............#darknightofthesoul #mystics  #whatyouresistpersists #integrate #emotions #feelinordertoheal  #manifestation #cocreation #compassion #humility #empathy #phoenix rising from the ashes.
The abyss of human pain is often called The Dark Night Of The Soul. If you’ve experienced it, then you know it is never just one night. It can last indefinitely and for many it seems like there is no way out. I’ve had several and none of them had anything to do with going through cancer. In fact cancer was a breeze in comparison. .................I no longer get them so often since I regained control over every aspect of my life. But I have learned to allow myself feel whatever emotional pain arises, knowing that whatever I resist will persist. I love the mystics, like Rumi and Julian of Norwich, whose wisdom assists the healing. . ......When the event passes, there is always a new gift, an insight or a new joy in life. I have more compassion for the suffering of others, because of the trials I have come through. I am even thankful for those trials because that is the alchemy, the fire I needed to be put through in order to humble me and make me more loving, more grateful and ultimately more joyous. ..........................................................................Do not be afraid of these experiences for in the words of #julianofnorwich  “This too shall pass and all will be well. In fact all is well.” .... The mystics understood the subconscious mind and how to speak to it ( future tense to calm the inner child) and they also understood the power of now and the value of using present tense to manifest and co-create. ...............#darknightofthesoul  #mystics  #whatyouresistpersists  #integrate  #emotions  #feelinordertoheal  #manifestation  #cocreation  #compassion  #humility  #empathy  #phoenix  rising from the ashes.
"The #darknightofthesoul comes just before #revelation . When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes new life and all that is needed." - #josephcampbell