Since the inception of Intentional Insights in 2004, I’ve shared personal spirit encounters as a lead-in to the Dark Time. I do it not to fan trendy paranormal flames, but to ground the experience of modern deathwalking and soul tending into reality. We really don’t talk about that much in soul healing forums. It’s all about the light and wellness and success. But sometimes it’s dark. Sometimes it’s shadowy, and I fuck it up. We fuck it up. It’s human to do so. And sometimes it’s very sweet and I come away with new allies. Every time it’s humbling and I’m reminded of how short each life is, and how big our awareness can be.

This post is the roundup of all of my writings on The Dark Time.  Thank you for all the messy spirit interactions you have. Thank you for fucking it up, because that means at least you’re doing something. And however you do the season, bless you, bless all in what you do, and thank you for doing it.


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