Dark night of the soul signs come in the form of emotions such as despair, anxiety and depression. Other signs that suggest this state of being are a sense of confusion and loneliness about your path in life, and a feeling as if life has no meaning or joy.
Everybody goes through this experience on occasions and it is actually completely natural. The laws of the universe suggest ‘what goes up must come down’, and that we have to know darkness in order to know light. The trick however, is to be gentle on yourself when going through this and taking actions that will help you go into a mode of acceptance rather than resistance as you are moving through this period of time.
Positive actions you can take.
If this is a state you have fallen into only recently, the following suggestions will aid you to gracefully move through this period.
- Get plenty of rest.
- Exercise daily.
- Meditate daily
- Eat healthy food.
These four suggestions are a generic prescription for everybody regardless of what emotional state you are in, but they are particularly crucial when you are going through a rough period in your life. You need to be in the best mental and physical state possible in order to move through this time more quickly and also so you can make better decisions than you otherwise would.
Additional actions you can take.
This moment may be an ideal time to get some life clarification and go and get a personalized Tarot reading to help you look at your situation differently. Sometimes hearing a different perspective can be just what we need to help shift our energy. You can go and get a live or private and confidential free Tarot reading here. This may be the first step to getting more clarity regarding a situation that is causing you to feel distress, and give you some practical tools to help you move forward.
When your ‘dark night of the soul’ has been going on for too long.
There are times when a Tarot reading may not be appropriate as a course of action. If you have been feeling a sense of despair for longer than a month, it may be time to visit your doctor or a psychologist and get some medical help. Tarot readings are most effective when you are basically in a healthy mental state but are wanting some new light shed on specific situations and goals you may have. Persistent sadness and depression can turn into something that is biological in nature and may need medication or cognitive therapy to help you get back on track.
In conjunction with some professional medical help, you may also like to consider some energy healing to make your medical treatments more effective. Whenever I have been in a complete muddled state, one thing that always helps me feel better and get momentum moving again is my favourite practice of Qigong. I bought this online Qigong program from Mindvalley and I use it nearly everyday to kick start my daily clarity and feel the energy move around in my body. It is really invigorating, yet takes very little effort, and does not need any special exercise clothes.
A complete routine does not take any more than 20 minutes per day, but you can do exercises that are as short as a few minutes and feel the difference. It is also very useful for people who sit at a desk for long periods of time. The practice can help them to get more energy and improve circulation and feel rejuvenated after hours of staring at a computer screen. Qigong will also help with mental clarity and focus.
What are your experiences when it comes to experiencing a ‘dark night of the soul’? What were the signs you were in one? And how did you get through it? Feel free to comment below.