When I first starting my journey to awakening I was plagued by crying fits, physical pain and fear that would quickly meld into complete joy and elation…and then back again. Sometimes in a matter of minutes.
I felt like I was losing my mind rather than awakening. I had no idea what was happening. I started sharing these symptoms with a group of “spiritual” people I had recently started hanging with. A few nodded their heads with a complete knowing, others laughed and made comments like “ohhh just you wait.”
It wasn’t until a few months in that I really started recognizing these physical symptoms weren’t the normal flu or cold or aches and pains we get as humans. I would wake up in the morning convinced I had strep throat. Then after a nice crying session or saying “FUCK” a few times really loud I felt the pain release.
What the heck was going on? What there really a “block in my chakra” like someone had told me?
And what the heck was a chakra and why was it in my throat? I turned to my old friend Google and spent a day immersed in research.
I discovered a whole new world of things I could not “see” yet I felt and could relate to. Terms like “awakening,” “empath” and “ascension symptoms” turned up over and over. My mind was racing as I experienced a multitude of “lightbulb” moments all at once.
Foot pain? A block in stepping forward into my true self. Yep!
Heart palpitation? The release of stored grief and sadness to make way for higher vibrating energies. Yes!
Mad cravings for carbs? Trying to ground myself. Yes, yes and million times yes!
It all clicked in. This was really happening. My body was releasing stored memories and pain so that I could lighten the load of my physical and emotional body and make way for these new healing energies coming in. After all if my purpose on this planet is to be a lightworker I need to be in the light right?
Fast forward a few years. The cycle of release and ascension symptoms still takes place as I release deeper and deeper layers. Each one a gateway to greater spiritual connection. I’ve found a balance and inner peace with myself and now feel comfortable saying things like, “I have a 3rd eye headache” or “I’m staying home today to process and integrate new energies.” Embrace these changes within yourself. You and your angels will thank you.
Please see a doctor if symptoms persist. There’s plenty of room for both allopathic and naturopathic medicine. If you would like to read more about how we take part in the creation of our symptoms, see Louise Hay’s book. It’s considered one of the most respected books on self-healing.
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