This is the Kali Yuga age. It is a great time for spiritual development.
There are four ages that creation cycles through again and again. These are the Gold Age, The Silver Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age. The last one is a time of darkness and slow energy, a time of spiritual rest, when creation is the furthest from God’s light. We are in this Iron or Kali Yuga Age.
With more dark acting as ballast, you can meditate and absorb more light. (There’s actually a lot of light coming down the planes of consciousness right now from the first Divine Journey, so this is a doubly good time to meditate.)