Three Days of Darkness and Time Out of Time

This will be a quick post, because I’m busy with people having meltdowns. Just thought I’d share that yes, the energies are intense right now. People I know who have done their Shadow Work are thriving. People who haven’t or who have only partially faced their Shadow seem to be struggling almost to the point of breaking right now.

That old prophecy about “Three Days of Darkness” may actually be upon us, though not in the ways most people interpreted it. Simply put, with the alignment of the Winter Solstice, the New Moon, and a long Void of Course Moon on Solstice, we experienced in the Northern Hemisphere an unusually dark night. For many, this felt like an unusually Dark Night of the Soul, and I’ve heard from numerous panicked people the last two days wondering why the Light hasn’t returned yet or why their New Moon intentions haven’t shown any signs of manifesting yet.

Here’s the short answer:

We are still in the Three Days of Darkness. Solstice comes from the idea of Sol (sun) remaining “still.” It does not seem to move for three days, not beginning the ascent into the lighter half of the year again until Christmas day. New Moon energies also linger beyond just the dark night of the official New Moon. When you combine those energies, plus a “Between” day in the Celtic tree calender, a sort of time out of time between tree signs — which happens to occur today — along with all the recent Uranus-Pluto Square energy, we’re in about as big a void as possible right now.

Those who have grown comfortable with the Mystery and the Void feel this time as highly freeing. Those who haven’t are reaching for anything and everything to provide a sense of stability. Best bet is to tune into the Earth, because you won’t find stability in the mental realm, societal structures, old emotional coping mechanisms or codependent relationships. The energies right now just won’t support those things. The Earth, by contrast, knows that important things happen within the darkness of the soil. Important things shift beneath the surface. New life stirs, even when all evidence above ground belies the shift.

If you feel particularly disoriented and lost, hug a tree. Listen to some soulful music. Create a ritual to appeal to your body so that it, too, can honor and experience all the crazy shifts happening on the other levels. Reread Tom Kenyon’s October report: https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/tom-kenyon-escalation-of-chaotic-nodes-and-the-dismantling-of-3-d-reality/ . The song he includes has helped many people I know feel calm within the eye of whatever storm surrounds them. I promise you, you’re not alone in these challenges. I had left this week lighter for the holidays, but it filled up with “emergency” sessions anyway. That’s how life works. We cycle. This, too, shall pass.

Meanwhile, yes, some people are freaking out. The night before Solstice, I hosted a lovely gathering of friends at our home in Goshen. We did a small, meaningful ritual and feasted on homemade, mostly homegrown vegan food and wine. We told stories and celebrated joys, we shared and supported each others’ challenges, and we traded information about the most beautiful spots in Indiana and Michigan. We found and provided delightful nourishment on all levels. When I saw the astrology for this year’s Solstice, I felt so grateful for having hosted our gathering the day before. The actual Solstice energies were intense this year!

As an example, on Solstice, after a seemingly kind, engaged and mutually supportive exchange, an online friend emailed me asserting that I may “absolutely have been placed here” for no greater purpose than my own “learning” — a service-to-self lifetime in which “the only reason” for incarnating was mandatory lessons, unlike her own “definitely” “GREATER” life purpose, greater than herself, a lifetime that was completely “volunteer” and unnecessary for anything but rescuing the “black hole” and “blind” children of planet Earth who were incapable of helping themselves. The tone and comment were so bizarre and condescending that I’ve chalked them up to the energies I mention above, but it was weird. Particularly given that this person knows how much I’ve volunteered to support friends and family, in addition to frequent volunteer blogging, massive Earth healing on our property, community volunteer projects, and a career of helping others. I share this story as one example of left field attacks and bizarre, almost dreamlike occurrences right now. Life feels surreal because it is.

Some people feel really concerned about and convinced that we are in the midst of a polar shift — both magnetic and physical. Indeed, I’ve written numerous times about the North Pole “on the move.” I also know that our sunrise and the Sun’s trajectory are very different than they were for the past two years of living in Goshen. Sun does not even shine through the same windows it used to flood with sunlight. My plants don’t like it one bit!

If we are undergoing a pole shift, then we can’t control that; however, I do wonder if the pressing information I’ve continued to receive all 2014 isn’t related. I keep receiving the message and encouraging others to maintain neutrality, not get swept up in polarizations and extremes. I’ve also suggested people rise above the polarization and to consider using Dreamtime and/or magick to address overwhelming physical/societal ills. If we’re undergoing a magnetic pole shift, then by maintaining a sense of non-attachment (not the same as non-caring), we can allow events to move through and around us without getting ourselves pulled out of alignment. If we do not engage energies from one pole or the other, then a flip won’t destroy us from within or without.

Simultaneously, if we continue to engage Dreamtime, sacred circles, rituals, and trance-like awareness, then we continue to be in the world but not of it. Time does not flow linearly in any of these states. With practice and awareness, we can move in and out of them at will. I suggest the books “Brain Magick” and/or “The Woman of Wyrd,” if you don’t know what I mean. Anything by Carlos Castaneda, Gabriel García Márquez, or Lynn Andrews can also get you into that kind of dreamy space. Watch “Like Water for Chocolate” if you don’t want to read another book right now. Just know that you can move in and out of time by altering your consciousness. It is possible to bypass “inevitable” situations by simply aligning with a different time and/or space. Individuals learning to do so consciously can help shift collective experience.

And please do get grounded! Really, hug those trees. Put your feet on the ground. Release excess energy back to the Earth.

That’s all I have time to share right now. I will leave you with Timothy Glenn’s wise words:

What dimension are we in?

This one.

But which timeline are we on?

This one.

And where are we?

Here.

What month is it?

This month.

But what day is it?

Today.

And what time is it?

Now.

31 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Demitra M. N. on December 23, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Wise Timothy Glen aside.. 😉 ..your message is itself brimming with all kinds of sagacious goodies. Thank you so much, Laura, for sharing so freely your knowledge and heart. Many blessings to you and yours! ((hugs))

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  2. You’re welcome, thanks and hugs!

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  3. thanks for sharing this to assist the challenges people are experiencing. i hope all of your suggestions help with the intensities and are taken to heart by those that choose to embrace them, as it will make a difference especially the shadow work and nature time.

    although i’m not experiencing the intensity, i agree that many are or are experiencing confusion and debilitation, even if not the meltdowns of panic, fear, and pain.

    i know how much you do and give for the greater good, but ultimately, as i know you know, it’s all collective service and not better or worse, despite how someone chooses to judge things.

    love you!

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  4. Posted by Therase Carey on December 23, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Laura,
    Thank you for your words. I actually have been IN nature. Bryce, Zion ,Grand Canyon. …I feel so much peace. …I hugged many trees and thanked them. I also experienced …or watched others …in traffic….I do feel like I am an observer….It’s good to be here….I send out love, compassion and peace…to all….Blessings, Therese

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  5. Solstice night I had the very strong feeling that we had reached the turning point on many levels and that with the return of the light many wonderful and transforming changes are in store for all of us. Anyone else feeling this?

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  6. Thanks, Tania! I linked to your post, too, as an alternative way of approaching the energies. Yes, it’s all collective service, and we are who we are. Last time I checked, it wasn’t a competition. I have heard from a lot of people lately, though, that they can’t find their path or feel like they’re not doing enough. That admission often comes after having poked at or attacked someone they feel is more on path than them — except they only realized that inner judgment after being called out on the poking. Shadow stuff thrives in the dark. We all have it. That’s the beauty of unconditional love — when we can recognize those patterns in people and love them anyway. We don’t need to tolerate the behavior or even approve it, but we can still love them, perhaps more completely than they love themselves when we include their Shadow into our love.

    xoxo and love to you

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  7. Oh, beautiful, Therese! Thanks for sharing so we can vicariously feel that beauty, too. Blessings and blissings, Laura

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  8. Reblogged this on radupopescublog.

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  9. oh!! lol! i missed that link, as i was just reading/absorbing everything. thank you!

    yep, but sadly others not only feel the competition, but the impending anxiety of “needing” to do more, which all stems from a place of current suffering they are trapped in, unable to love themselves here and now.a good time to bring out this service post again: http://taniamarieartist.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/the-quest-to-be-of-service-can-become-a-disruption-to-your-life/

    great explanation on loving all parts and people. what is happening is that people use the word “shadow” and know the term “shadow work” but they really don’t understand what that entails. you can’t talk about it..and you aren’t going to like what it means, but it will need processing/integrating/transmutating through all layers physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

    i feel a shadow nudge for you and i perhaps to come 😉

    love you

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  10. Reblogged this on I Au Matu.

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  11. Hi Meghan,
    I’ve had the sense it was a hinge point of sorts, but I don’t know if that means for all of us or for those embracing the opportunities or what. I guess we shall see. It is certainly a significant reset of some sort.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Laura

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  12. Laura, thank you so much for this post! I spent yesterday in tears, even though I have done quite a bit of shadow work. I spent the whole day, in my more lucid moments, wondering what the heck was going on. Even though I feel better today, it’s nice to know why it was happening. Thanks again dear!

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  13. Strangest solstice I have ever experienced by far.

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  14. I feel like Winter Solstice is one of the most palpable of the Earth-cycle events. The early afternoon darkness seems to surprise everyone each year. The energies get so compressed and dense approaching solstice that crossing over into Winter/Capricorn feels like such a relief. And then, it’s Winter/Capricorn.

    Anyway, how odd that anyone could see you as anything but a healer and giver, Laura. Fun house mirrors. “I am rubber, you are glue…” xx

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  15. I got so extremely tired on the Solstice that I had to sleep early. I was in bed a 6pm. Now I feel stressed, and want the holidays over so that I can relax. Yet, more keeps on being asked of me. I sent a long email to my eldest sister, confessing that I was no longer Catholic, and why I wanted to see a Shaman. Yet, maybe not the best time to be doing this. I just gotten a sudden need to confess. She is a strong Catholic, and might cry. So I feel guilty, and wish she would answer her phone.

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  16. Posted by Maria on December 24, 2014 at 4:57 am

    This is the first thing I’ve actually read from start to finish in what really feels like ages. So refreshing. Xo. Xo.

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  17. So timely and true. Thank-you. Winter weary and we’re barely begun.

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  18. Posted by Roy on December 24, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Laura, this is my first time ever reading your blog, I found it on someone else’s blog and I’m glad I did. I’m not going through a dark night of the soul but I was wondering why their wasn’t any forward movement as predicted by so many at this time. You helped explain why their is a, still point, at this moment and that’s makes me feel better knowing that I’m not alone. Thanks for sharing this message and I help you will continue with any updates on the current energies. Roy

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  19. Posted by bornoutsidethebox on December 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Reblogged this on Born Outside the Box and commented:
    Lovely wisdom from Laura Bruno in times of seeming instability.
    Where I live, with pouring rain coming down, it’s not an inviting idea to hug a tree today. But it’s always a good idea to hug a friend of any species…or even a stranger/friend-in-the-moment.
    I love Laura’s words: “Life feels surreal because it is.”
    And her quote from Timothy Glenn:

    “What dimension are we in?

    This one.

    But which timeline are we on?

    This one.

    And where are we?

    Here.

    What month is it?

    This month.

    But what day is it?

    Today.

    And what time is it?

    Now.”

    Thank you for being here now, in this surreal reality, sharing will all of us who stumble upon blogs such as mine. I send you hugs and gratitude. — Kathleen

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  20. Thank you, Kathleen! Hugs and gratitude to you, too. 🙂

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  21. Thanks so much for stopping by, Roy! I post as I feel led, so if something wants to come through as a message, I’ll get it up here. I usually post if I hear the same things over and over again from clients and/or friends, blog readers and family members. Since I have clients all over the world, if I keep hearing the same sorts of things from vastly different people in different life circumstances, then that’s a pretty good indication of more general energy.

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  22. You’re welcome, Layla. Here’s to Spring!

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  23. Oh, thank you, Maria! Wishing you all good things. xoxo

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  24. Well, peacenowflower, that’s a tricky situation. I wish you and your family peace and love to surround, comfort and heal you all.

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  25. Thanks, Diana! Yes, it’s so dramatic in the cloud belt of Northern Indiana, too. I swear it is darker and gloomier here in winter than when I lived in the Pacific Northwest! Some days, it never moves beyond twilight. Thank goodness I discovered vitamin D before we moved here. 🙂 Yes, I am still kind of puzzling over that one, but sending love, as I figure it must have triggered quite a bit for that to come out that way. xx

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  26. Indeed, Bo! Again, so glad I hosted our gathering the day before.

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  27. Ann, I’m so glad this helped put things into perspective. Hugs and comfort to you. Truly, truly, this, too, shall pass.

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  28. Thanks for the additional link and comments, Tania. Yes, that was an important post, too. Hugs and love …

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  29. your comments hit the mark. time to trust let go and dive into the mystery. trust seems to be the key word and maintaining our center in a world that would pull us every which way. simply being present in a state of openness listening with our hearts and not our heads we are heading towards a good place a place of personal power . i will be my authentic self whatever that may be and the rest is in the hands of the creator

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  30. Well said, Norral! Thanks and synchronous authenticity to you on the journey. 🙂

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