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Updated: Mar 15

A Dark Night of the Soul is talked about in all spiritual teachings. Books and films often represent this dramatic, universal phenomenon in their plots. And you may have gone through one not realizing what was happening.

Dark Nights are challenging situations that often arise when you make a commitment to live a life of true purpose and authenticity.

They may feel and look like extreme punishments, but they are actually gifts of awakening to your true self. They assist in learning your most difficult spiritual lessons, the ones you chose to learn prior to arrival, but then forgot all about.

Dark Nights shine a bright light on whatever you are hiding from, anything you have tucked into denial. Like final exams, they are how your higher consciousness helps you pass that crucial earthly assignment: Remembering you are a spirit inhabiting a body so you can evolve.

They magnify inauthenticity, impure motives, ego, subconscious beliefs, lack of deservingness and leftover guilt so they can be seen, resolved and turned into strengths.

Dark Nights are choreographed by your wise, 'inner-verse' because it knows what will get your attention.

However, it is up to you to choose to turn on the light and get those messages.

These challenges often take place right before you are about to have a major breakthrough or a big life shift. They are double dares to see how committed you are to attain this meaningful goal. In the long run, they demonstrate that you deserve that goal.

Dark Nights confirm that you have experientially learned what you needed to learn, that you are ready to realize your dreams.

Unfortunately, Dark Nights are when many give up. They see them as a stop rather than a push. They question their choice of directions, thinking the Universe is hinting to throw in the towel. They feel hopeless, frustrated, doubtful and powerless.

Since Dark Nights often occur right before big transitions, many never attain what could be right around the corner.

Once you get to the other side, you see that your Dark Night was one of the most important, growth-filled times of your life. But, like a not-very-smart snake resisting shedding its skin, it was not fun. At all.

Is there a global, collective consciousness Dark Night of the Soul happening? If so, did we all sign up to learn some big lessons and shift in huge ways?

My answer is a resounding yes.

We are questioning things, exposing untruths in every area of life. Things that previously constructed meaning feel empty. What used to bring happiness, fun or escape no longer work.

We are being shaken to our core.

Our job is to recognize this mutually chosen spiritual transition and surrender to it. Be steadfast, trusting that Dark Nights unfold in their own time and take as long as they take.

Do your part. Delve deeply inside and get to radical self-honesty. Let go of whatever is not in alignment with who you/we are becoming.

Face all that you have been denying and suppressing about yourself. Become authentic. Once you do, what you are attracting can shift.

This global Dark Night is challenging us to birth love, empowerment, awareness, trust and joy. It is giving us the necessary strength to carry out our life purpose.

Once enough lights are turned on, this Dark Night will make sense.

Be one of those lights.


Royce Morales is a renowned spiritual trailblazer who has been teaching her innovative approach to inner transformation for decades. She developed Perfect Life Awakening, a spiritually-based program, to take you from triggered to empowered!

Perfect Life Awakening provides tools to discover and resolve sources of subconscious, self-sabotaging inner programming. This profound work brings enlightenment down to earth, and unlocks the door to your highest potential.

If you are struggling to find joy, meaning and self-love, this inner adventure can shift your consciousness, awaken you to a life of deservingness, and connect you to your authentic self.

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