Dark Night of the Soul
"Eventually all mystical experiences go away and reach a very deep equilibrium and ever present timeless now. It views as if everything has left you. As if the spirit has gone away and God has left you as well.
The purpose of the dark night is for a complete purging, washing away, letting go and surrender of your whole being to God.
The thoughts you have of God, Christ and the Spirit are only thoughts, mental projections of the ego mind. The idea and thought of God is not God himself. The idea and thought of Jesus is not Jesus himself. The idea and thought of the Spirit is not the Spirit itself. The idea and thought of who you take yourself to be is not who your are. The idea and thought of the world and all the things in it is not what the world and all things in it are."
- Brother Dominick