The term used to describe the significantly dark period, occurs as a shift in consciousness is taking place. It can last a month or a year or even a couple of years. Following the peak of enlightenment, one can experience symptoms of loss, grief, disconnectedness, separateness, loneliness, ungroundedness and ultimately feel a sense of meaninglessness. At the same time, one can experience an immense sense of joy, peace and surrender.
It is difficult to connect with others during what could be described as a ‘spiritual depression’. You realise that the world is full of possibilities and your ability to manifest becomes profound. You love this transition. You love and are full of love; it radiates from you like a light beaming from your chest. Fuelled by discovery, the desire to share this new found knowledge and wisdom is so strong that you reach out to those closest but your esoteric ideas are debunked and in return comes a deep sense of judgment, unworthiness and frustration.
Your entire conceptual framework has collapsed; you undergo a complete loss of subjective self-identity (ego death). But try not to put labels on things or over-analyse in pursuit of finding your purpose; realise that these thoughts are not your own but they are recycled thoughts from the collective human mind. Unable to focus on anything but the state of the human condition and the state of the world, you are reconnecting with yourself and with the divine source energy. Remember that you are an immortal soul having a human experience.
An important part of the journey is letting go – letting go of conventional ways of doing things, old patterns and belief systems. Consciously or subconsciously you cut ties with those that do not serve you. This can be painful and you undergo an experience of loss. Forgive those who are not where you are right now. Along with the surge of higher vibrational frequencies come ascension symptoms; you experience a purging. Sever ties with things that aren’t resonating with you and understand that they were just holding you back anyway. By doing so, you make room for things that do serve you and will allow you to move forward and ascend. It is a time to reassess, reduce and refine.
Once you accept what is, then comes flow – effortless creativity, a sense of timelessness – be without resistance and embrace your transformed state of consciousness. Connect with your highest self and allow yourself to be who you truly are.