As the biological body shifts into the light body, the old cellular structure is dissolving, giving birth to a new crystalline structure. For some who are sensitive, this can be an uncomfortable experience until enough of the form has been transmuted to allow for a purer vibration to take hold.
The detoxification process can bring about body aches and pains (flu-like symptoms) or fatigue that our current medical doctors cannot explain or treat. It is not uncommon to experience unusual sensations in your body or chakras. There could be pressure on top of your head, tingling on your scalp or forehead (especially between your eyebrows), or energy surges in your body. Pain, hot flashes, and chills are also reported.
Body aches and pains may be directly related to regions in the subtle bodies that are holding the energy or patterns of abuse/trauma. Headaches may indicate that the third eye is opening. Stomachaches could indicate that the feelings/emotions you have stuffed are ready to be recognized. Chronic cough could mean you have something to get off your chest–something you wanted to but felt you could not be honest about. A sore throat or pressure in the front of the neck may indicate you are opening to light language. All of these shifts bring more awareness of your higher self trying to come through to help you live in greater authenticity. These symptoms should subside once the energetic condition is cleared and the body has acclimated to the new vibration. Until then, take advantage of energy therapy, acupuncture, aromatherapy, exercise, herbs, homeopathic remedies, mineral and vitamin supplements, salt baths, massage, or other holistic methods necessary to handle the discomfort.
Because organs and glands within the body are changing to accommodate the light body, your arms, hands, feet, or legs may tingle when you are receiving energy work, meditating or doing conscious breathing. For more than ten years, I have experienced the sensation that someone is lightly touching or playing with my hair.
Your body may be responding to accelerated frequencies by changing its DNA and physical functions/processes to include light as a fuel source. Therefore, if you are not getting enough sunlight, you may feel more aches and pains, especially in the mornings. I have found that more sunlight and a supplement of vitamin D3 helps—particularly in winter.
As the body moves into faster vibration, it requires more energy, which means your normal six to eight hours of sleep may not be enough—especially if you are dealing with health issues. I find that yoga stretches and other forms of body movement help me feel more energized because these actions collect chi and direct it throughout the body. If you tire easily or experience fatigue throughout the day, your body may be urging you to rest, sleep, exercise, stretch, and eat/drink more healthily. Give your body what it needs, which may include nine to twelve hours of sleep in a 24-hour period.
You’ve no doubt heard of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. While this can come as a result of taking on the energy of someone else in order to transmute it, some of the aches, pains, and lethargy we feel as we age are from years of toxins building up in the body. Antibiotics and an acidic diet (high in sugar, alcohol, animal products, and processed foods) can create an internal environment for yeast to grow to a toxic level. Left untreated or given improper treatment, this condition can invite cancer cells to grow or put one at risk of diabetes and heart problems. I’m stating this because many people have yeast overpopulation in their bodies and don’t realize what is causing them to feel so bad—they may even think they are just having ascension symptoms. In one way, all this is ascension related because this shift we are making is pushing every detrimental thing to the light and giving us a chance to cleanse it, modify our lifestyle, and transfer into our light body. Never brush off your body’s signals or your intuitive clues as unimportant. If you sense that there is an underlying medical problem, please see your holistic medical doctor for treatment.
The ascension process can cause physical, emotional, and mental overload. Some people report heart palpitations with difficulty breathing and have thought they were having a heart attack. Two close family members who are on a path to ascension have been having irregular heartbeats and/or a racing pulse. Both had EKGs that showed their hearts are fine. When nothing abnormal can be found in medical testing for heart health, these symptoms may be attributed to the opening of the heart chakra.
Hot Flashes or Kundalini Rising
Kundalini is hot energy, like fire, and allows for the burning off of karma, contracts, and soul agreements that must be released in order to hold higher frequencies in the body. Kundalini has often been associated with sexuality, but sexual activity is not necessary in order for the Kundalini to awaken. During these hot flashes and sudden sweats (both day and night), the toxins that are being released in the biological transmutation process are being pushed out through the pores of the skin.
This hot energy that hits suddenly is so intense at times that you may feel a slight state of panic as it surges through your body. It used to be that only women going through menopause experienced hot flashes. These days, young women and even men are having hot flashes and are sensing the rising of a faster vibrating Kundalini energy system. I had “tropical meltdowns” for three years before I finally went to a holistic doctor who was able to treat me with natural supplements and bio-identical hormones, which helped greatly.
And, it’s not just hot flashes! Many are reporting cold flashes as well. These conditions are not dependent upon the temperature in the room. They come instantly and randomly.
There are many other symptoms that can be attributed to spiritual growth. Never take for granted that what you are experiencing is just an ascension symptom. Listen to your body’s wisdom and get the help you need.
This article was excerpted from Yvonne Perry’s book, Shifting into Purer Consciousness ~ Integrating Spiritual Transformation with the Human Experience.