The Results of Your Dark Night of the Soul Quiz
If You Got Mostly A’s
Your Lesson Is in Surrender and Letting Go
Thus far, your way of living has been through accomplishment and control. Your Dark Night has come to teach you the opposite: surrender. No calendars, task management journal, or task list will push you through the other side. Your lesson is to simply be, listen, receive, and take in experiences as they come without trying to control them. Rather than mantras like “I’ve got this,” try “I am okay, just as I am.”
If You Got Mostly B’s
Your Lesson Is in Trust
You’ve proven yourself highly capable of doing almost anything. You’re independent and strong, and you believe that anything can be overcome with a bit of knowledge and personal power. Your Dark Night of the Soul is now a journey of learning how to stop the incessant search and learn to trust others or the Universe. Therefore, as you spend some time away from the norm, practice reaching out if you need anything, and accept help that is given. You will find a beautiful lesson inside interdependency that you could never learn on your own.
If You Got Mostly C’s
Your Lesson Is in Detachment from Material Goods
Your Dark Night of the Soul is likely designed to help you detach from the material life that has, to this point, been one of your main sources of pleasure and meaning. Yet, there are many other ways to feel successful in life. Use this time in the Dark Night to examine the “things and stuff” in your world and see what you can do to declutter your surroundings. You’ll be amazed at how doing so will help you bring more vibrancy to your inner life.
If You Got Mostly D’s
Your Lesson Is in Separation From Identity
Your Dark Night of the Soul seems like an identity crisis, asking you to consider the many labels you’ve wrapped around yourself over the years. How many of these are actually serving you? Which ones might be holding you back from a deeper, richer life? Writing down all of your identities and beginning to work with what they mean to you or what they represent might be a good exercise to begin to accept the lessons of your time in the Dark Night.
If You Got Mostly E’s
Your Lesson Is in Reestablishing a Relationship With God
So far in life, your relationship with God has been simple and mostly rewarding. You have felt comfortable. Now, you might be called to reassess. Who or what is God? What is the nature of good and evil? Is there a heaven and hell? Is reincarnation real? Consider that if your answers to these questions have always come easily for you, perhaps now your Dark Night is primarily a spiritual crisis, asking you to spend some time reflecting on God. Consider that the lesson is to find a new, evolved way to live in relationship with the Divine.
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