Heather Hans

Why are there Dark SoulsHave you ever wondered why there are dark souls in this life?  I don’t think there’s anything that has disturbed me more than when I see the dark side of humanity.  Those dark souls that appear to have no soul.  Those people who don’t experience love, and they do exist.  They have not had an experience of love.  Why are there dark souls in the world?!  Why?

Today is the day before Halloween, Hallows’ Eve, which marks the time that we move into the darkness of the year.  It is also the time that represents the thinnest veil between us and the dead, us and the darkness.

Neale Donald Walsch wrote an amazing children’s book called The Little Soul and the Sun.  It was about a child who wanted to be in this life to experience forgiveness.  They wanted to experience forgiveness.  They wanted experience what it was like to be alive.  The only way this soul could experience forgiveness and experience their own true nature, which is light and love was to have its contrast come into the picture.  A dark soul.  This soul made an agreement with the light soul and the Divine that said, “I’m going to come in so that you can see who you are.”

When these dark souls come into our lives, it doesn’t feel good.  We don’t feel like we’re shining balls of light.  I oftentimes feel overwhelmed by the darkness of these souls, until I realize that those feelings that I get; the feeling of anger, the feelings of overwhelm, the feelings of disgust, the feelings of horror, by noticing these souls, those feelings are all energy.  And it’s been shown, scientists and physicist have shown, that energy cannot be destroyed, it can only be transformed.  What does that have to do with dark souls?  If you experience negativity from dark souls which causes you to feel negative feelings, you can transform that energy into positive energy, to light up the world even more.

I had someone contact me yesterday from the Philippines who is distraught and saying that my words and the words that are uplifting her are the only thing she has to hang onto right now.  I can focus on the dark souls and let it eat me alive, or I can use that energy to give to her.  To send love her way.  To pray for her.  Dark souls are here to lift us up, if you let them.  If you take that energy in and transform it.  It’s a pity that they go through life not feeling love, that they go through life abusing people, but that’s not for you to worry about.  What matters is the service that they actually do provide you, which is to show you your light!


Heather Hans, LCSW, MSW, MBA, CPIC, is a Visionary, Healer & Teacher, and the author of The Heart of Self-Love: How to Radiate with ConfidenceIt is Heather's firm belief that loving oneself is necessary to have fulfilling relationships and a successful life.