The Dark Night of the Soul is a VERY individuated experience. This author is attempting to intellectualize a deep personal experience so that only one sentence of this ‘explanation’ rings true for me: “Those that have experienced, or are currently experiencing a Dark Night of the Soul will know that something very fundamental at a core level is out of focus or completely lacking in their lives.” For me, it was as if my connection with God, which I had previously been totally unaware of, was suddenly withdrawn. We think this will become more prominent in life but, as the article states, there is a BIG difference between feelings of depression and The Dark Night.
~ Don Chapin
In a way… but science is slowly “getting there.” In my experience, it is ever-present, even within the “empty space” of an atom AND it is conscious!! The “field” of Universal Energy as analogized in “Appendix 5, Meditation Mechanics” of my book Engineering Your Spirituality and the article Meditation Mechanics includes the effects of unconscious/conscious manifesting reacting into/through the “field.” The water pictures used for this description are 3-D analogies of the effects on this everywhere-present “field.” ~ Don Chapin
7000 Souls Recall Their Life Between Lives During Regression Hypnosis, The Similarities Are Astounding
Repost of an article by Alanna Ketler, “7000 Souls Recall Their ‘Life’ Between Lives During Regression Hypnosis, The Similarities Are Astounding.” Fascinating read!
“While I HEARTILY recommend college for the potential of intellectually broadening one’s perspective, this article points out the down-side of believing everything presented. Remember, most subjects being taught in colleges, or any school, are the result of human interpretations of human- developed theories of existence or endeavor with the ultimate objective of getting the student a job working for someone else! Most true learning comes from ‘following your muse’…following your innate wisdom, your personal intuition, concerning ‘your path’.” ~ Don Chapin
Spiritual Ego: Study shows how Western practices of meditation and yoga can actually inflate the ego, rather than lower it…which is why many people choose to do them. REPOST
This article seems to be a corollary to an experience I had while Diane & I were living in Hong Kong, early in ’93. Having meditated using both TM and TBC’s Peace Be Still meditation – TM producing a steeper ‘path’ aimed at healing, while TBC’s meditation produced a more gradual ‘path’ aimed at spiritual advancement – I once attempted to combine the two in one session. Once was enough as I felt thoroughly jumbled and Diane’s guides had to straighten out my jumbled chakras.
~ Don Chapin
This may be controversial in some perceptions, but authentic truth is so important to me that I had to share this for deeper reflection. It’s especially important in a time where psychedelic substances like mushrooms, ayahuasca, peyote and so forth are becoming quite popular. I believe we are losing sight of what they actually do and what their true purpose is…
The article below, How To Know You’re In A Dark Night Of The Soul, strikes me as a dry, academic, non-experiential attempt, but inspired me to post this article. My personal experience was QUITE UNLIKE the below article…