Updated: Dec 30, 2022
Navigating the dark night of the soul in a twin flame relationship can be a difficult and challenging experience. However, understanding how to cope with this phase is key to emerging on the other side. Learn about what to expect from the dark night of the soul and how to stay connected amidst all its challenges.
What is the Dark Night of the Soul?
The dark night of the soul is a spiritual crisis, and can be likened to a period of profound inner transformation, where painful or restrictive beliefs are released and greater insight can be gained. During this time, your spiritual journey intensifies as you face old patterns and challenges within yourself.
You can look at the dark night of the soul as a stage in personal development when a person undergoes a difficult and significant transition to a deeper perception of life and their place in it. This enhanced awareness is accompanied by a painful shedding of previous conceptual frameworks and mental patterns such as an identity, relationship, career, habit or belief system that previously allowed them to construct meaning in their life.
This can be an overwhelming process for both partners as it’s challenging to make sense of why these things are arising in such intensity.
While it can seem like an insurmountable obstacle, it provides a great opportunity to learn powerful lessons about yourself, your partner and the twin flame connection.
This concept is known from ancient times like ‘Soul Loss’ or the ‘Descent to the Underworld’ in Shamanism, ‘Katabasis’ in Greek mythology, and in modern times is approached by psychology like ‘Positive Disintegration’ in psychology, ‘Nigredo’ — as Carl Jung symbolically understood it in Alchemy.
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Separation Anxiety: The Challenges of Being Apart From Your Twin Flame
Separation anxiety is a very real challenge in a twin flame relationship, especially during the dark night of the soul. While it’s important to keep realistic boundaries and maintain independence, being physically apart from your partner can be distressing.
Longing for their presence can cause feelings of deep sadness and disconnect, making it difficult to remain centered.
To cope with this form of anxiety:
focus on activities that bring joy and connection such as journaling or creative expression
always stay in touch with your twin flame even if at distance. You need to keep open the communication channels with your twin flames at all costs.
Dealing with Difficult Feelings and Emotions During the Dark Night of the Soul
During the dark night of the soul, both in and out of twin flame relationships, you may find yourself dealing with a huge range of intense emotions. This can feel overwhelming or even paralyzing but it’s important to remember that these feelings are all fleeting.
Faced with a dark night, many people treat it like an illness, like depression. They may take medication or go into counseling looking for a cause. It can be useful to search for the roots of a dark night, but in my experience, the best way to deal with it is to find the concrete action or decision that it is asking for.
It may sound strange, but there is a temptation on a dark night to slip into the enjoyment of the pain and to identify with your emotions and moods. “I’m a lonely person. I’m depressed. Help me.” One striking quality we see in men and women who are dealing successfully with their dark nights is a lack of masochistic surrender to the dark mood, which can be forceful and dominating.
Allow yourself to experience them fully and know that they will pass eventually. You may find it helpful to journal, talk to friends, or seek out a spiritual guide or counselor if you need additional support during this time.
Identify and release the limiting beliefs which are the core and main cause of this dark night of the soul.
Replacing Fear With Self-Love and Compassion
A crucial part of healing the dark night of the soul is consciously shifting from fear to unconditional self-acceptance, allowing your purest essence to shine.
We all have moments when we are anxious and afraid and it’s important to learn how not to judge ourselves in those times. Instead, do channel love, compassion and understanding into yourself, opening up a new space within that is free from turmoil. Self-love brings comfort during these times and nurtures the connection with your twin flame.
Do introspection to learn which are the mental patterns, the limiting beliefs in your subconscious, that caused all this. Look into you and also ask your twin flame’s help.
We mirror each other in life, we are embodied down here as souls to progress as awareness and consciousness in couples and groups of close knitted groups of souls, so we better ask each other for help. Ultimately, as souls, we are down here for each other, and not to feel alone emotionally like in a desert.
Maintaining Optimism During Times of Challenge
Despite how challenging the dark night of the soul may be, it is important to stay optimistic that things will turn out for the better. Remind yourself that this stage will eventually come to an end and whatever happens there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Taking time to focus on what you are grateful for can also help maintain your optimism and keep your spirits up while still being honest with where you’re at in your journey.
If you go through a Healing process concerning your limiting beliefs, which also includes releasing your potentially unrealistic expectations whether from yourself or from other people, you will certainly go through the dark night of your soul much quicker and unharmed, and also with a heightened awareness.
Additionally, you will help a lot your twin flame by shortening this process, and also give him or her lots of cues on how to also evolve spiritually faster.
You can learn more by reading other posts in this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle than spiritual mainstream, and based on a very long and personal experience and hands-on research, and not from books.
You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed here and get a spiritual diagnosis, or Healing limiting beliefs, or Compatibility for lovers, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness and reach into higher dimensions.