Okay we have to go into the topic no one wants to talk about..going deep into the Abyss of Fear. The Void.
It’s not all bad. Fear is actually one of our best cosmic teachers on the path because it allows us to see ourselves from the inside out. The dark night is actually a precursor towards spiritual awakening but it can be revisited when we go through a deep transition period.
The Awakening Journey is very much like the Phoenix, who is a symbol of eternity. The Phoenix reaches a certain age dies in the fire and is reborn from the ashes. Our Consciousness is working similar.
In meditative thought a phase came to me, “The mind is recreating itself from the mind”. I didn’t know what to think when I first heard that but the pieces started forming together. The Awakening process is essentially the mind recreating itself from the inside out.
But how does that relate to the dark night? Well to go into our Fears and start dismantling our illusions we need to be propelled into a trigger that unleashes a fight/flight response towards our adrenals. The root of kundalini is stimulated by the adrenals and located at the base of the sacrum. This is the triangular bone at the base of the spine.
Therefore the basis of the Dark Night of the Soul is ultimately about facing our fears and encountering a symbolic Death that is triggered by the collective unconscious.
Read the full article by Ashley, here.