it can be dark and lonely sometimes, when on the right path

December 20, 2022

The “Hermit” phase of spiritual awakening

A pull to go inward, spend time in solitude and consume spiritual information.

The sense that you are searching for an answer to a question you can’t quite grasp.


This happens to everyone, or almost everyone. Those that are searching for answers… need to be away from everyone, and possibly everything – especially man-made things. Just to have some time, to process things, to be able to say “okay, I can deal with that” and move on. I don’t think this phase just happens just once either, happening several times throughout a lifetime, possibly.

It is almost a need to have some away time, some quiet time. So information can be rightly processed. It doesn’t just have to be “spiritual” either. Usually, it ends up being spiritual. Or getting back to the spiritual.

Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood.

~ CS Lewis


These last two years I know I have needed a lot of “alone” time, or quiet time. I’ve almost always needed this time, an hour or so, so I can process info. Not necessarily every day, but some down time was required throughout the week.

Since the pandemic hit, it’s been almost a must. Almost every day, as I am almost always learning or unlearning something new.

Sometimes it feels good to just sit by yourself,
relax and not talk to anyone.


I don’t share everything I’m going through, and that’s my choice. Sharing what I do, when I do…there is a reason behind it. If I were to share what I was feeling, someone out there would think that I need to be institutionalized. But you know what? We all have those moments, and those moments all depend on how we deal with it, who’s around us to support us – help us through, and where we are. In life, in our on personal growth.

I’m just glad I’m at a place where I can do what I need to do, without a ton of outside (wordly) pressure.

Hope you’re in a good place too.

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

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