Rising like the Phoenix from the Underground
Asking this simple question changes all
One major revelation I have had about our life-path lately, is that receiving life-changing revelations doesn't really take more than asking a question. Truly. When You ask the Universe / yourself/ God a genuine question like ”What am I supposed to do with my life?” with a clear and sincere determination, you always, always get an answer!
When does the Dark Night of the Ego appear?
Some of you follow me on Facebook, and saw that I shared a piece about my Dark Night of the Ego. You can read it here. I have just recently started using the term "Dark night of the Ego" as opposed to "Dark night of the Soul", as I believe that our Souls are eternal, completely aware and enlightened and simply can't have a dark night, year or period. More about that in a later blog-post. It's hugely interesting and part of my new understanding of life. However. Have You been there in that night? Perhaps are you still there? When you are there – it feels like all your prayers are futile and you are completely isolated.
What I have come to understand, is that this period always follows questions such as ”Who am I?” ”Why am I here?” or ”What am I supposed to do here on earth?”. Questions about your personal path here on earth, the path and questions that really only YOU can answer. Why? Because YOU are God, God dwells in your heart, and therefore looking outside for an answer is like asking someone else what you would like for dinner. Kind of.
The unknown chakras
The really exciting and deeply transformative for me, was a night when I received a download from the universe about the upper and lower chakras (energy centers in the body) we don't normally hear about. The chakras 8-10 (above our head), and what I call the -1 (minus one) to -3 (minus three) chakras (below the feet/earth).
What I realized, was that:
The chakras BELOW the earth, is all about the journey of the EGO!
The chakras ABOVE the head, has to do with the journey of your SOUL!
The EGO and our human mess
The EGO is simply your earthly governor that takes care of your body and your journey here as a human being. The ego is not bad or negative, it simply looks after your body, and makes sure you are connected to earth and not sidestepping your purpose to be here on earth and discover earth in all its aspects.
Would you say that a natural law is evil or bad? No, right? In the same way, your ego is neither of those things. It is simply our earthly helper and governor. Because – honestly – if we could all be completely centered, soulful and divinely connected 100% of the time, why be here on earth?!
What would we learn by that? I truly believe we are here on earth to be fully human, and that is our purpose. This journey is also about experiencing pain, darkness, about messy relationships, about falling out of love as much as IN love, living in gravity and the thousands of other natural laws that govern us and our lives here.
The imprint of YOU inside Mother Earth
Inside your subterranean chakras, lies the imprint of the journey of your EGO throughout your entire earthly journey. Throughout your incarnations.
This is why when asking questions about your personal journey, you will be lead to dive deep down into gravity, darkness and the density of the earth, to find your memories imprinted in her depths.
The deeper down through the earth, the more personal the imprint is. The more you can receive and open up to the wisdom found about yourself in her depths, the more authentic you become. This is about discovering more about YOU!
This is why we almost always receive deep truths and transformation when emerging from a period in the underworld or “sub-terra” (“below earth”), because your own wisdom and actual history is engraved inside your mother earth. You need to sink down into her expanse, let yourself feel her gravity, density and slow vibrations to find yourself.
When you are in your lower chakras, the more grounded and both physically and emotionally heavy you feel. Our psyche is linked to our physical bodies. The laws of Spirit is merged with the laws of nature. Gravity is a natural law that guards your earth-journey.
When you are in your lower chakras, the more physically and emotionally heavy you feel. Actually; Grounded.
This has to do with gravity and the natural laws that guard your earth-journey. So when you honestly ask those very personal questions about your earth-journey, you are starting a journey that takes you down in your lower chakras; the underground.
When you are in your lower chakras, you are experiencing your personal story. The deeper into the earth realm you go, the lower the chakras, the more isolated you will feel. The deeper into your personal process you go, naturally the more alone do you feel. This is why you often experience a profound feeling of isolation and loneliness when working with these chakras!
But feeling alone, doesn't have to be painful! It often feels painful because we believe that being alone is painful. It often feels painful because we believe that developing and growing should feel painful. We often feel pain because we believe that it is more spiritual and developed to feel one with all, loving and light than dense and at a lower vibration. But what if I say that you can feel deeply alone and isolated, deeply grounded and heavy without feeling pain?
In my opinion, all healing is taking place in our lower and sub-terranean chakras, as this is really the only place where you need healing. Remember; this is the place where your EGO is dwelling, and the ego and your body and the deeply personal, are etched in these chakras. The journey of the soul, on the other hand, is perfect and divine – and this journey is imprinted in your upper chakras.
No wonder healing can feel traumatic! We are working with some of the densest, lowest vibrating energies here, and in addition to that, we can also meet the active resistance of the ego that perhaps has its own agenda and path to protect.
But we must remember that the ego is our friend. Even if we should not make it the leader in our life, we must listen to it and show it the same respect as we do to our higher self or soul. In my next newsletter, I will talk more about the above-head chakras and the journey of the soul.
Can being in the Under-world feel magical?
It was my first under-earth journey after the download about the lower chakras, so this time I understood what was happening, and I even knew exactly what was healing. It felt so exciting and uplifting, at the same time as I felt completely grounded, heavy, and there was a lot of tears. In fact, I was lying in my bed and regularly crying more or less for two days, listening to a particular song over and over again.
Remember when you did that as a teenager with a broken heart?! Remember that bitter-sweet feeling; in innocence experiencing the most beautiful and the most terrible thing in the world at the same time?
Well, that my friends, is when your ego and your soul is undertaking this earth-journey together in perfect harmony.
There is sweet – there is bitter
and it all makes us so much richer, wiser and loving in the end. And it is all good. To me, just knowing what and why, takes away so much of the confusion and pain. So in the midst of all the heaviness, the darkness, the gravity, it still felt good! It was productive, it was deeply transformative and healing!
I was giving myself and my grief time and support by just being - and at the same time feeling connected to my soul and her journey. I felt deeply human.
And it did pass.
And I allowed my soul to rise again like the phoenix from the ashes and fires of the underground.