The true meaning of "It’s always Darkest before the Dawn"
This famous quote is truly rooted in energy healing. (Quantum physics)
It is a Universal concept of cleansing of the "Self" and ascending to a higher level of consciousness.
In his lecture on Nichiren Daishonin's teaching
(*A Buddhist monk who lived in thirteenth-century Japan) in the May-June issue of Living Buddhism:
President Ikeda states that the devilish function in life, known as The King Devil, works to disrupt our practice and erode our faith. This Devil “can work in extremely subtle and insidious ways and freely manipulate others”.
From the Gosho:(The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin) The Three Obstacles and Four Devils
There is definitely something extraordinary in the ebb and flow of the tide, the rising and setting of the moon, and the way in which summer, autumn, winter, and spring give way to each other. Something uncommon also occurs when an ordinary person attains Buddha-hood. At such a time, the three obstacles and four devils will invariably appear, and the wise will rejoice while the foolish will retreat.
From the book “Living with Joy” by: Sanaya Roman: pg. 183
Manifesting is a matter of trusting and believing in yourself, and holding that vision in front of you. There are many reasons to stop believing and trusting in the universe and yourself, but there are also many reasons to continue. You are often tested by the universe to see how much you believe in your vision.”
From page 191 of this same book by: Sanaya Roman
“Life change and transition are often preceded by confusion, by a sense of loss or pain, or by a sense that things are falling apart.
And from page 192 (which in my opinion refers to what the Gosho states about the wise rejoicing)
“Honor every setback, every single challenge or difficulty, for it strengthens your purpose. It gives you opportunities to be even more committed to your vision, even clearer on your intent. If life were too simple, most of you would be complaining of boredom.
Honor your challenges, for those spaces that you label as dark are actually there to bring you more light, to strengthen you, to firm your resolve, and to bring out the best in you.”
Also from the book “The Game of Life” by: Florence Scovel Shinn
“Getting into the spiritual swing of things is no easy matter for the average person. The adverse thoughts of doubt and fear surge from the subconscious. They are the “army of aliens” which must be put to flight. This explains why it is so often “darkest before the dawn.” A big demonstration is usually preceded by tormenting thoughts.
Having made a statement of high spiritual truth one challenges the old beliefs in the subconscious, and “error is exposed” to be put out.
This is the time one must make his affirmations of truth repeatedly, and rejoice and give thanks that he has already received.
Also on page 19 of the same book by: Florence Scovel Shinn “Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding a vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.”
This discussion continues on page 50:
“One of my students asked me to explain the “Darkness before the Dawn.” I referred in a preceding chapter to the fact that often, before a big demonstration “everything seems to go wrong”, and deep depression clouds the consciousness. It means that out of the subconscious are rising the doubts and fears of the ages. These old derelicts of the subconscious rise to the surface, to be put out.
She further states something once again very akin to the above Gosho (The wise rejoice etc.)
It is then, that man should clap his cymbals, like Jehoshaphat, and give thanks that he is saved, even though he seems surrounded by the enemy (the situation of lack or disease).
My own (the author B.B. Berg )experience is this.
When we are releasing negative energies, negative thought patterns from the subconscious; it comes up through our ROOT CHAKRAS upwards through our bodies and out through the CROWN CHAKRA!
That’s why when it is on it's way out "All my stuff is now in my face!" so to speak.
This is the precise moment to let it go.
We can relax and let it flow out of us like the flu,but the unfortunate norm is: Wanting to avoid this discomfort, we do the nonproductive thing which is to pull it back into our lives.
Perhaps this is the reason why many times we have this wonderful opportunity to lighten our lives and we DON'T.
We are just on the verge of changing our entire vibration and we don’t because of the discomfort. We pull back into our lives this negativity because it’s familiar,it’s our “normal” comfort zone regardless of how unhealthy it truly is to our lives.
Therefore NO CHANGE occurs, NO TRANSFORMATION.
Any addict can tell you about going through withdrawal. It’s extremely uncomfortable, it’s a deep,deep Detox.
Why should it be any different releasing toxic thoughts, toxic beliefs?
This is why it is so helpful to study. This is why I read and write, to use this wisdom to hang on during this process.
As Florence Scovel Shinn said way back in 1925:
“This is the time one must make his affirmations of truth repeatedly, and rejoice and give thanks that he has already received.”
Here are some powerful Affirmations that have helped me(the Author B.B. Berg)
Thank you for these obstacles for they are truly the answer to my prayer!
I am now vibrating as high as my dreams!
I am stronger than this!
I’VE ALREADY WON!
The quickest way to transform these feelings or attitude is to keep chanting/praying/affirming until you realize the cause of these uncomfortable feelings,root them out and release them.Of course,of course this will be exactly when you will find it the most difficult time to affirm. You are on the edge of transforming an issue or belief system in your life that has kept you from your Joy and Bliss.It may well feel like pulling teeth. At such times as the Gosho states: obstacles and devils arise.Your mind will trick you into believing it's better to just lie down and watch T.V. RATHER THAN FACE THIS DISCOMFORT AND TRANSFORM IT. This is not the truth,this is your wondrous opportunity to BREAK THROUGH THE MIRE AND REVEAL YOUR DIVINE SELF.
I am a professional singer, songwriter, poet and light worker/teacher and dancer. I’ve been an S.G.I. Buddhist for more than 32 years. This philosophy is based on sound and light healing.
My life’s trials/lessons have enabled me, to seek out energy healing and spirituality to change my destiny and therefore help many others with my experience, strength and hope.
Among these Victories are
Overcoming alcohol addiction
Completely curing myself of Paranoid Schizophrenia
Eradicating Low Self-Esteem and building an indestructible sense of self and self confidence
Losing Weight (over 60 lbs) and overall optimum fitness
Healing a broken back
Banishing forever “Battered Woman Syndrome” from my life
And many more, which I now use to help and encourage people to do the same.
My mantra is "Nam myo ho renge kyo."
I have traveled to Japan to study this Buddhism and practiced with members from all over the world.
I know through my studies the effect sound, music and mindset have on our systems and how wonderfully healing it is and that we are all healers.
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