Through the following stage, in which Michelle Cromer experiences what she calls ‘The Dark Night of the Soul’ – a tormenting search for meaning in her life – come hell or high water! It is a make it or break it time when answers evade us and we feel as if we’ve been thrown into the ocean without a raft – drifting aimlessly hoping to somehow be rescued from ourselves.
For me, this Dark Night of the Soul arrived at a crucial point in my life when everything I thought I knew, thought I was or even remotely related to came crashing down. At this point, I had a near death experience that finally… brought that illumination I sought so diligently my entire life.
For Ms. Cromer, it was hearing a good friend speak of an NDE. Simply by listening and learning, she opened her mind – and heart – to new possibilities, new philosophies that finally held water – that she knew deep in her soul were right.
For some of us at least, life sweeps us up onto this path if enlightenment before we even realize that we’re taking the journey. And before we know it, we reach the end – a truly fulfilling time when we accept our lives and everything they entail. We simply ‘be,’ filled with a deep sense of contentment because we realize that we are (and never were) in control – that a higher power is running the show.
We also understand that our itty, bitty soul – as small as it might be – is a bright and shining light – a beacon and a vital part of the whole – a part of the universal energy that exists in all of God’s marvelous creation. With that established, what more do we need to know?
Ms. Cromer’s book invites you along on her journey and urges you to seek your own answers to life’s most perplexing questions. It is certainly a worthwhile endeavor. You can pick up your copy of Where Am I Going? Moving From Religious Tourist To Spiritual Explorer HERE.