I have been told a few times in my daily meditation practice that instead of referring to this time as an “isolation” period I should see it as an invitation for “collective incubation” as that is the opportunity that is being weaved at this time. When I looked up the definition of Incubation today the “inducement of dreams” deeply resonated.
I think we can all feel and sense that life won’t be “going back to normal” after all this has finished. There is deep metamorphosis that is taking place that is terrifying for the mind, and liberating for the Soul. I can feel and recognise many are going through ego death, for perhaps the first time in their lives + I am not going to sugar coat it, it’s rough. The stripping away of illusion, transformation of identity and so much change in a short period of time is very destabilising. I have had to die many times in this life through multiple ego death initiations + been called to midwife many clients and people in my community through their own. This is one of the reasons why my business is called “The Space In Between”.
What I would offer to those in the dark night of the soul journey is to know that you have returned to the Womb. In the Void space you are being encouraged to forget all you know so you can remember who you truly are. Being, Feeling, Slowing down, Rest, meditation, creating, crafting, cooking, gardening, dreaming and reflection are the medicine for this time. The more gripping to old illusions of control, the more you push, force or try and rush the transformation the more unpleasant it becomes. You need to get used to not knowing what is coming next, to live with uncertainty and keep coming home to the earth, your heart and body. Stay present. Your mind will have no answers, you can’t think your way through the void… it must be felt and experienced. Nature knows the way, and you aren’t separate from nature. It can feel isolating, yes. But in truth you are being called back home to your True self. Let mother earth incubate you in her cocoon.
The void… the womb is dark… the mind can’t see there. It may feel empty at first glance but in truth it’s a field of infinite potential. Full of all the love, nutrients and nourishment that you need to grow into what you are becoming. It’s where the new life can be dreamt into form. In the dark night journey there will always be a helper, or many helpers to help you navigate the way. The beautiful thing with what is taking place collectively is that everyone is going through this together. In my daily meditations they continue to deepen in potency and I can feel the fertility and ripeness that is weaving. You just have to slow down to really sense it. x Sara