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Suffering from Ascension?


” I suddenly felt hit by depression, nausea and dizziness – anyone know if there are any solar flares?” “I feel pressures on my head, sensitive spots and my skin is itchy, tingling etc. – is earth getting another energetic download?”

There’ s lots of talk on the internet about Ascension Symptoms. You may have them too. Some call them Spiritual Awakening Symptoms, others refer to them as Lightbody Activations, Kundalini Awakening Symptoms or simply Spiritual Growing Pains.

indexMany of us who suffer these ominous side effects of Spiritual Awakening relate them directly to energetic shifts of planet Earth. However, not all of these strange, unpleasant inexplicable experiences are necessarily caused by aforementioned energetic shifts. There are other possible explanations for these occurrences that you may be labelling “Ascension Symptoms”. Today I want to address some potential factors other than planetary/universal influences. Being on the spiritual path makes us increasingly sensitive to ANY energies. It is not limited to planetary changes or solar/lunar activity.

Here are some common sources for bodily reactions that I have encountered during my Spiritual Journey but there may be other causes I’m not currently aware of. You’re welcome to complete the list according to your own experiences.

1.PLANETARY ACTION – including, but not limited to, solar flares, energy waves flowing through the Omniverse, Universe, Galaxy, Solar System; special planetary constellations (ask your favorite astrologer), a full moon, solar eclipse, lunar eclipse…

2.CORDING – energetically hooked into someone/something

  • a) Metaphysicals  – Have you been meditating or “playing in the Universe” without sufficient protection? There may be metaphysicals who simply got interested in you. They may not have any mischievous intent but by hooking into you they may be causing problems. The result is more likely to be emotional but could include (other) physical reactions as well.
  • b) Individual mortals – these are usually select humans that you interact or have a close relationship with
  • c) The Human Collective – you might be hooked into the “human collective” and get a sense of what IT is undergoing. There are times when waves of anxiety, fear or anger sweep through the human collective. If you suddenly find yourself depressed, anxious or angry, it could be linked to your human connection.
  • d) You may be cording someone else – if you are consciously or unconsciously reaching out to someone else, you are also hooked into their energies. This can cause reactions on your part (depending on how they’re feeling at the time).

3.SPIRIT GUIDES – you may call them Angels, Higher Self, Companions…

  • a) Believe it or not: your own Guidance may be the root of your last bout of depression. These are unintended side effects of their work. I’ve experienced times of rewiring and realigning of energies, during which I received some kind of “downloads”. Afterwards I was hit by depression, a headache or several sensitive spots on my skull….or all of the above. When our energies are changed, our chemistry is being changed. The body reacts – unfortunately not always in a pleasant way. Sometimes the body goes into fear when you go “OBE” (out-of-body) and pulls you back by creating severe physical symptoms.
  • b) Guides are using physical symptoms to get your attention – these can range from body tingling,  or chills to stinging or more severe ones. Ask your Guides if it’s them – this might be an easy one to clear.
  • c) Lack of connection can also cause symptoms. This is usually a trigger for depression, especially if you’ve gone through a period of strong, close connection and suddenly feel a void.

4. YOU – Expectations, Perceptions etc.

  • don’t forget your own role in all of this. If you read “energetic downloads” are about to happen – how does that affect your expectations, your perception of your body? The internet is wonderful in many respects…but can easily cause “mass hysteria” (see posted here).

So next time you’re “getting hit” you may want to consider a few more options than just “the energies of the Universe” being the culprit. Aaaah the complexity of it all…


Last but not least: Remember to make sure the symptoms you are experiencing aren’t related to any other health issues…..and remember this post is based on MY limited perception – yours may be completely different. In the end we perceive what we need to – depending on where we are on our path.

Author: Barbara Gia

Facilitator of Change and Personal Transformation ; I've worked as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. I'm an Empath and have spent a lot of time connecting, 'bridging', two worlds throughout my life, exploring the depths of human and non-human psychology and biology as well as 'higher metaphysical realms' in the mystic's tradition. You may call me a synthesist always looking for (r)evolutionary transformation. I am a dreamweaver - will you be one too? Visit me on my blog: https://universaltransformation.wordpress.com/ Or find me on FB https://www.facebook.com/gia.spirit.5

10 thoughts on “Suffering from Ascension?

  1. I so needed to see this……wow…..

    • Thanks for the feedback. I hope it helps. Since I had been suffering from …whatever-you-call-them symptoms the last few weeks, I wanted to write about it. Just wasn’t really capable to do so – because of them 😦 In my opinion it is helpful to know there are several potential sources for them.

      • I think they are all valid😊 and I have also….now I can chalk it up to things I only thought I believed. Nice to know I’m not alone in the feelings and causes😊 peace and blessings….waiting for,the full moon….it always perks me up🌕

  2. Thank you for such an intelligent and open-minded analysis. Even energetically there is a lot going on that many people are not aware of so they assume it is due to the mysterious shift. Whatever is the cause of symptoms, it is always a good idea to take care of one’s self.

    Great post.

    Grey Owl

    • thanks for your your feedback. Yep, definitely a lot going on. Since I’ve had all kinds of reactions recently, I found it helpful to not just say “oh, it’s the energies” (because that is only the most obvious reason) and leave it at that. Some of those times when I felt bad I had been corded or it was that my Guidance wanted my attention. So during these times of “major energetic downloads” to the planet, it is still helpful to use some discernment – and sometimes it may relieve you of your current symptom(s) 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on Sindy's Saturday Satsang and commented:
    My new blogging friend Barbara. Cool post sister!

  4. Great post! One of the potential explanations you listed above that I suspect affects me a lot is “the human collective.” I find it interesting how nature often reflects the turbulence that is going on within society and within individuals, as well. In the past year, there’s been a lot of talk about significant changes and challenges coming our way in September. Now that September is here, I find it interesting that there are currently four storms brewing in the Pacific. I wonder if things are about to get a lot more intense for all of us or if the storms are just a mere reflection of the building anxieties that many people are having right now about economic and global issues.

    • I have a few thoughts on that one myself. The ‘human collective’ is a tough one…and pretty powerful too, especially if you’re an empath. And yes, there’s been a lot of ‘September-talk’ and I sometimes wonder if we, the collective, are influencing the potentials of something ‘BIG’ occurring simply by putting so much energy into it. I wasn’t aware of the stormfront you’re mentioning. Interesting thought…and definitely a great metaphor: “something’s brewing” 😉
      And last but not least: thank you for stopping by!

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