Are You Experiencing Ascension Symptoms?
As we move beyond the limiting physical dimensions of our bodies and begin to fully embrace the universe flowing within us, through us, and around us our vibrations begin to rise. With this spiritual growth, it is common to experience what is commonly referred to as ascension symptoms. As we connect with our higher self, our bodies will need to accommodate all of the energies that will begin to present themselves. As we progress on this spiritual journey, we experience new levels of consciousness that heightens our intuition, self knowledge, and ability to receive information. This may manifest in many different ways. Below are some commonly experienced symptoms of people who are walking a path towards enlightenment.
Ascension Flu: As we open and expand our chakras, powerful energy will radiate through the entire body, metaphysically working to detoxify and cleanse. As this energy flows through your body it may cause you to feel aches and pains all over similar to the flu. Your body needs to rest. I personally find that detox baths help. I combine baking soda and epsom salts. Some people use Himalayan sea salt. This helps to draw out toxins. Keep in mind that you should not plan any activity other than sleeping after taking one of these baths. For me, it has a similar effect to taking a sleeping pill.
Headaches: Opening the third eye and crown chakras often cause an odd scalp tingling sensation, headaches, or both. It has been said that these symptoms can be associated with pineal gland activation. Acupressure and massage have been said to help. My headaches personally tend to linger.
Dizziness/Floating Sensation: Elevating our vibration and subsequently our consciousness can cause energy fluctuations that may move you to move closer to a state of semi consciousness. You may feel light headed, sounds may become muffled, and you may feel as if you are floating. When this happens it is important to sit or lay down. You don’t want to risk fainting or injuring yourself in a fall. Make sure you stay hydrated. What works for me is to lay down and take a few sips of cold water. It staves off the ensuing feelings of panic and allows me to settle back into myself with the knowledge that I have control over what is happening.
Extreme Fatigue or Manic Energy: I find that the more you allow yourself to embrace growth, the higher the chance of experiencing highs and lows in regard to energy levels. There are times when you will have a full night’s sleep and wake completely exhausted, and then there will be times when you may only sleep for two or three hours yet you have more energy than you’ve had in years. I believe this is due to our physical bodies assimilating to the tremendous power we are releasing within, causing these ebbs and flows of surging energies. It is my experience that going with the flow is your best option here. Rest when necessary, but make the most of these creative bursts of energy whenever possible.
Deep Empathy and/or Depression: As our vibrational frequency rises, many people will experience bouts unexplained sadness, sudden onsets of crying, deep feelings of empathy, and manifestations of depression. It is common for people undergoing ascension to begin to feel emotions on a completely new level that they were previously incapable of experiencing. Opening the chakras opens us up to feeling things we never even considered before. Many people begin to empathize with animals and change their diets to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. Some may seek out nature whereas prior to this shift they had embraced a sheltered existence living behind computer screens and thriving in urban areas. These are all common threads with souls who are opening themselves up. This can be a difficult path to walk, but one you may have to navigate. All I can tell you is what has helped me on this journey. First, I have followed my heart and changed my lifestyle to become vegan. It is utterly amazing how much lighter your soul feels when you choose to stop consuming other sentient beings. Secondly, I am one who not only seeks out nature, but I thrive in the beauty of it and come away refreshed and renewed. Scientific studies show that spending time in nature can re balance us. Google “benefits of negative ions” for more information. *I may do a follow up post on the benefits of negative ions in nature
Electrical (Shocks): Many on the path of enlightenment will notice that they get “shocked” when they touch people and/or that people start to joke about how electrical things always seem to blow up around you…light bulbs blow out, computers go wonky or crash, sometimes even car electrical systems will short out and no one can figure out why. The reason is because your vibration is growing so much so that your body cannot contain all of the energy. This brings me to the importance of learning to ground yourself.
I have found that grounding oneself is as important as breathing. As our vibration and consciousness levels rise, we must ground our bodies into the earth in order not to burn out. There are many grounding techniques available on the web, but I will share with you what was taught to me and works for me. I find that it helps me the most if I sit directly on the earth, like dirt, grass, or sand. Closing my eyes, I mentally picture a beam of glowing white light, almost like a rope running through me…the top of the rope reaching up into the heavens and the bottom of the rope touching the core of the center of the earth. Grounding me to the earth while simultaneously tethering me to both ends of the spectrum.
I hope this is able to help someone on their path today.
Peace and Love,
*Disclaimer: This post does not provide medical advice. Please seek a medical professional for any medical/psychological issues you may be having.