Sunday inspiration: A global dark night of the soul
There is no doubt that we are going through a critical time in human history under this pandemic, and indeed history tells us that pandemics have a tendency to reshape the course of history. But this one is occurring as we transition between the Age of Pisces and the Aquarian Age, a tremendous shift of energies that occurs only once every 2150 years.
From an astrological perspective, we look at transits of the planet Pluto as reaching into the depths of the soul to evoke occasionally cataclysmic events in our personal life, after which we are transformed in new and beautiful ways. We call this the Dark Night of the Soul, and nobody writes about this more eloquently than Andrew Harvey. I offer today a portion of his article The Great Event: Dark Night and Rebirth which I feel puts our current situation into a spiritual context from which we can gain greater clarity and comfort, and hope. ☀️
For thirty years now, I have believed three related truths; that the exploding global crisis we are obviously in is, in essence, an evolutionary crisis, on whose outcome depends the future of the human race and a great deal of the natural world; that this evolutionary crisis is a mystical crisis with two phases, that of the dark night process and the potential Birth that it makes possible of an embodied divine humanity; that the birthing force of this new humanity is Sacred Activism, the marriage of profound and universal spiritual stamina, faith, passion, compassion, and urgent inspired wise action in every realm of Earth life.
For thirty years too I have known that I and everyone else would be plunged into the burning core of […]