Hi sister! Welcome back to another episode of A Taylored Adventure to Happiness. If you are new, welcome! If you are a regular, you know I love you!
Today, we’re talking about something that’s not always openly discussed. If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that I’m not afraid to dive deep. Ascension and evolution aren’t always easy, and let’s face it: it’s not all unicorns and rainbows.
There are always peaks and valleys. It’s just expected, but sometimes, it can feel hard to share how this looks with others. We might feel like we’re the only ones experiencing something. We may even think we’re going crazy! That’s why it’s so important to connect with like-minded people on a spiritual path. Remember, when you heal, I heal, and we all heal. We’re in this together! It’s powerful to come out of the shadows and to share what we’re experiencing. You never know who will benefit from it.
So what am I talking about today? Well, there are five unexpected physical symptoms that come up when we’re doing the work. Maybe we’ve been accessing some deep layers; maybe we just had a breakthrough. Are you ready to find out what they are? Let’s get started!
Unexplained Physical Issues
I remember this one time I had done some very profound, powerful work, and afterward, my entire face was covered in acne! It was gross. But I celebrated it. Why? Because I knew it was a sign I had just gone deep, that I’d cleared out some really entrenched patterns and layers. You might experience this, too, in the forms of unexplained sudden physical symptoms that you have not had before.
This could look like a rash, eczema, acne, or other skin issues. The skin is the body’s biggest source of elimination after all. When we release things from our bodies, we’re not just eliminating physical toxins. We’re clearing emotional, mental, and spiritual toxins. We’re letting go of build-up and stored, old manifestations of unaligned behaviors and mindsets.
Of course, you need to follow your own intuition. You should see a doctor if your symptoms are severe, if they’re part of a disease you already have been dealing with, or if you just sense that something isn’t right. Otherwise, I say embrace it. Love what’s happening because it’s a sign you’re moving up to a new level.
Just think of it like this. Imagine that you’re a train moving through your trauma, moving through your wounds and your stuff. You’re moving because you’re doing the work: this could be trauma work, inner child work, unpacking limiting beliefs, releasing old stories, or letting go of past versions of you.
So here you are chugging along, doing this deep, soulful work, and you arrive at the station. Before moving onto the next journey and to the next station, you need to stay parked there. You need to unload some of the baggage. All of the things that were on the train — which are energy turning into physical form — need to be released.
Sure, you did your releasing in the moment. Maybe you journaled, did somatic work, breathwork, or processed things with a counselor, but we can’t get everything. Our minds can’t move everything, so the innate wisdom of the body takes over. It knows what to do, so it takes over and releases it the best way it knows how.
That’s where we get the unexplained skin issue that we’ve never had before. That’s when we get a weird rash — I remember I had one right on my eyelid, and it was not pretty. But I knew it was the lingering resonance of the traumas, the stories that I was letting go of.
Be glad you’re letting it go. When these things solidify in the body, that’s when we get disease, even cancer. A little discomfort is nothing compared to holding in all that old, poisonous stuff.
You can see where this is going, right? If we’re eliminating and purging old toxins from our systems, naturally, we’re going to be releasing it the way we normally do. So don’t be surprised if you have a bigger bowel movement than normal. Don’t be surprised if you’re starting to get gassy, burpy, or constipated. Ask your body what it’s trying to tell you.
Most people reach for medications, whether pharmaceutical or natural, when they get uncomfortable physical symptoms. We’re conditioned to pop a pill, take medication, or turn to herbs at these times. Before you do that, sit with what’s coming up for you. Your innate intelligence is powerful and wise.
Are you constipated? Then ask yourself what you’re holding on to. Ask yourself what you’re refusing to deal with, refusing to process. If you’ve got heartburn, check in with your heart space. What’s going on there? What’s happening in your heart chakra?
If you’re having belly issues, what’s going on in your solar plexus? That’s your seat of power and authority. How is your confidence? Are you stepping into your power and your life purpose? How are you showing up and speaking your truth?
The body has innate wisdom. Always listen to its messages. Whether it’s a problem with your digestion that points to resistance or a chronic throat issue that points to not speaking your truth, it has messages for you.
Irregular Moon Cycles
Does it surprise you that all of this would be affecting your womb space too? Of course, it is. Heavy cramps, no cramps, and unusual cramps are all signs that something is up. Again, use common sense and intuition. I’m not suggesting you neglect going to the doctor if there is something really wrong. But chances are you’ve had unusual periods before. Did you consider that they might be trying to tell you something?
How have you been treating your womb space? Did you just do major work around your sexuality, your femininity, or your creativity? Are you clearing out other people’s energy that has been taking up space in your yoni? Any changes you’ve made in this space will be reflected in your moon cycle.
As women, we have so much unpacking to do around our sensual nature. We may have engaged in a lifetime of negative self-talk and unaligned sexual experiences. We may have stifled our creativity because we were afraid to shine. Our womb spaces are very energetically receptive, and energy can easily collect there. When you notice that your flow is off, start speaking to your womb space. You can journal it or just sit in meditation. See what ideas and images come up. If you develop this practice of self-awareness regularly, your connection to yourself will majorly increase.
Did you just go through a major transformation? Then you’re going to be tired! How could it be any other way? It takes a huge amount of emotional energy to do the deep work, and that means it’s taking up physical energy. It’s all connected. So if you just processed several generations of ancestral trauma all in a journaling session, give yourself a break!
Don’t just move on to the next thing. Take care of yourself. Nourish yourself. If you can, take a week off. Integration is one of the most important aspects of healing. If you try to skip past it, you’re not even getting the full benefits. Besides that, it’s nice to give yourself a break. Can you give yourself a chance to celebrate?
Don’t fight the exhaustion. You just took your body through light-years. You’re releasing dense energy, your frequency is rising, and your body needs time to adjust. Draw a hot bath, put some music on, and just go with that exhaustion. You earned it.
The last thing here is your emotional state. If you’re doing deep work, it will affect your emotional state, and it’s not always predictable! It’s not a straight line, so expect to feel elated one day and depressed the next. Of course, maintain all of your self-care practices during this time, and get support if you need it. But don’t feel crazy or like you’re doing things wrong if you’re not feeling happy all of the time. You’re in the process of healing here, and you have to feel it to heal it.
It does help if you can let your friends, loved ones, or partner know what’s going on for you. Let them know how this work can affect you, and assure them that you’re ok. Ask them to hold a little more space for you. Ask them to send a little more love to you. Let them know that they should have their own self-care practices in place so that everyone is staying balanced. Don’t forget to thank them for understanding and let them know you support them in their growth too!
Don’t Be Afraid to Ascend
Sisters, I hope this cleared up misconceptions you may have had around what growth and evolution look like! It’s not a straight path up, and we sometimes feel worse before we feel better. That said, one of the whole points of healing is to improve our quality of life. When you’re doing so much work, that’s only fair. So slow down if you need to. Visit a doctor if you’re concerned about anything and check in with your therapist if you’re struggling. Remember that you’re in the process of change, and change isn’t always comfortable. Have reasonable expectations for yourself, and give yourself the praise you deserve.
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I love you. I see you. Cheers to being on board with both the beautiful and the messy aspects of the healing journey. And remember — always choose happiness because, well, why the fuck not?
- Why we have physical symptoms once we heal and release trauma from our body
- How releasing trauma and energy may manifest through your skin
- Which chakras are connected to the different symptoms
- The importance of learning to celebrate the released energy, even when it’s not cute
- A sign that your root, sacral, and solar chakra are releasing
- What are some ways to go deeper when the energy is stuck and move through it
- How irregular cycles is a sign of expansion
- Why you may feel exhausted after doing some heavy inner work
- How to navigate through the mood swings that may happen when doing the inner work