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Navigating the In-Between: A Journey of Spiritual Awakening

The Valley of the In-Between

Have you ever found yourself caught in the undertow of life, standing at the precipice of the unknown? This is the In-Between, the Dark Night of the Soul, where the caterpillar grapples in his cocoon, dissolving into a state of apparent nothingness. The valley of the shadow of death, where ceaseless terror brews on the inside while judgment rains down from those who fail to comprehend the internal metamorphosis underway.

In the In-Between, we cling desperately to the familiar, to the safety of the past, even as the gravitational pull of an intangible future tugs at the very fabric of our being. It’s a disorienting space, the gap between steps, the pause between cosmic breaths, a moment of floundering in the expansive unknown. Society, however, often views this as a failure to maintain the status quo, and the frustration of onlookers only amplifies the internal struggle.


The Varying Intensity of the In-Between

No two In-Between experiences are identical; each journey has its own rhythm and intensity. Some are manageable disruptions, while others bring us to our knees in ways we never could have anticipated. Extended bouts of depression, anxiety, disordered eating, and physical illness may accompany this soul-level dissolution, leaving us feeling as though we are losing our minds.

However, for those undergoing a spiritual awakening, these symptoms are not signs of psychosis but rather markers of a spiritual emergency. In this fragile state, judgment and banishment exacerbate the pain. What is needed is acknowledgment, love, and acceptance. It’s a plea to be seen in our vulnerability, to be understood in our quest for a reality that transcends the tangible world.


Rediscovering the Higher Senses

Western civilization tends to nurture an overreliance on the left brain, the five senses, and the tangible world. While these are undeniably crucial aspects of our existence, they represent only a fraction of reality, perhaps the smallest part. Our higher senses, collectively known as intuition, reside beyond the limitations of our five senses. Unfortunately, many of us have been conditioned to dismiss these higher senses as the stuff of evil, associated with black witches and black magic.

It’s time to challenge this limiting perspective. Intuition is the language through which our higher self, God, Spirit, Creator, or the Universe speaks to and through us. Trusting this intuition becomes a gateway to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the universe.


Trusting Intuition – A Journey Within

Trusting your intuition is not an overnight transformation; it’s a gradual process that requires time, patience, and a supportive community. When self-doubt looms large, lean into the collective strength of a community that understands and empathizes with the challenges of the In-Between.

Begin small, dedicating a few minutes each day to attuning yourself to the subtle vibrations of intuition. This serves as a gentle introduction to the new sensations that accompany this heightened awareness. Dare to follow the gentle nudges that defy logical sense, for intuition is the compass guiding us through uncharted territories.

In our free community, we’ll delve into connecting with our deeper self. This connection serves as a sturdy foundation, supporting and strengthening our intuition. The journey within is a pilgrimage towards self-trust and self-discovery, a path illuminated by the intuitive whispers of the higher self.


Embracing the In-Between

The In-Between, with its disorienting dance between the past and an uncertain future, is not a realm of despair but a crucible for transformation. It’s a place where the soul dissolves, only to reemerge in a form more authentic and aligned with the cosmic rhythms, after the grime and scum of trauma has burned off.

In this journey of spiritual awakening, the In-Between is a sacred space, a cocoon where the caterpillar becomes the butterfly, where the individual transcends the limitations of the known and ventures into the mystical unknown. Trust in intuition becomes the guiding light, leading us through the labyrinth of the In-Between and into the expansive realms of self-realization.

As we navigate this sacred journey, let us embrace the discomfort of the In-Between, for it is in this space that we rediscover our true essence and awaken to the infinite possibilities that await beyond the cocoon of the familiar.



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Amy Lloyd

Amy supports emerging individuals in designing and mastering their dream life as Self-led souls on heart-led missions. As a Holistic Life, Career and Executive Coach, a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach and an Accredited Trauma Instructor, Amy supports ambitious lovers of life, entrepreneurs and other big dreamers in living more authentic and meaningful lives by safely navigating the unforeseen obstacles of self-discovery.