Spiritual growth is filled with bumps along the way; how we navigate them determines our experience.
I recently wrote an article on the common ascension symptoms experienced during spiritual awakening, so it seems only fitting that I follow-up with tips on how to ease them.
As we embark on a spiritual growth journey (or it embarks on us), we go through many shifts and changes. Old belief systems drop away, conditioning and programming becomes unwired, DNA strands are rewired, and our energy vibration lightens and brightens. All of this needs to take place so we can embody more of our spiritual essence.
From this higher spiritual perspective we know we are one with Source. We transcend duality and rise above dichotomies. We see the humor in life’s dramas and have compassion for those who don’t. But this journey to a higher level of consciousness is not always easy; there are many bumpy growth periods along the way.
I am grateful to the spiritual teachers who have supported me on my journey with energy awareness tools, spiritual guidance and love. But when it comes to easing ascension symptoms during spiritual growth periods, I often listen to my body to see what it needs (as it is the one trying to catch up to the shifts I’ve made on a soul level). Here’s what I’ve discovered helps:
Relax into ease. Inner shifts, accompanied by aches and pains, can trigger fears, worry and anxiety in the body. Our intellectual mind likes to be in charge so an alarm bell goes off when a spiritual awakening occurs. I’ve found that resisting the process only prolongs ascension symptoms, whereas relaxing into a state of ease allows the experience to flow smoothly. Take deep breaths and remind yourself that all is well and all is in Divine order.
Listen to your body. Taking time to be with yourself and sink into your body will immediately ease ascension symptoms. Tune out the external world and just be with your body. Notice sensations, feel your energy flowing, process any emotions, and ask your body what it wants. You will hear, sense, see or feel a response. You might see an image of a bowl of chicken noodle soup, or hear the words “warm, bubble bath,” or feel the urge to stretch, or sense that watching a comedy show would lighten your mood. As you honor and build trust with your body, it will open up to allow more of you as spirit to come in.
Stay amused and neutral. Getting stressed, over reacting, judging and being overly serious will only make ascension symptoms worse. Let go of harsh opinions and judgments, and instead practice acceptance and neutrality. See the amusement in life’s dramas. Shift your energy to a light, amused state as a way to release energy blocks. This will help you to instantly feel better.
Get out in nature. Being in nature, which is in a natural state of ease and flow, supports the mind and body to move into balance. Go for a walk in the woods or along a beach. Sit by a stream and listen to the gurgling water. Or if you can’t get outdoors, look at scenic pictures of mountains, oceans and sunsets as a way to tune into the energy of nature.
Rest, sleep and take it easy. During a spiritual growth period the body goes through a transformation process as it catches up to the shifts you’ve made on a soul level. Be gentle with yourself. Take naps when you’re tired, sleep in late if you can, and say “no” to activities that feel draining.
Be creative. When I write, dance, create a collage, play my ukulele, bake a yummy dessert or take part in any other creative expression, I rise above the heaviness of ascension symptoms. Growth periods pass by with ease and I soon find myself experiencing a new level of consciousness. Spiritual awakening then becomes a beautiful process.
For more help in easing ascension symptoms during spiritual growth periods read the article, Resources for Coping with Ascension Symptoms.
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