Many people who are walking the journey to ascension report a particular phenomenon that they find difficult to explain.

They describe a period of sickness or illness that cannot be ascribed to their physical or mental health.

Their symptoms puzzle doctors and seem to flicker in and out of them at random.

But there is nothing random about it.

What these people are experiencing is ascension sickness. This is the natural reaction our bodies have to the ascension process.

 What Is Ascension?

Ascension is, put simply, the elevation of our energy levels to a higher frequency.

In common spiritual parlance, ascension often describes the final elevation of our energy frequencies into the higher dimensions of consciousness.

However, this is just the last stage in the longer process of ascension that begins with our spiritual awakening.

As we learn karmic lessons and improve our spiritual wellbeing, what we are actually doing is harnessing and elevating our spiritual energies.

With each elevation, we have in essence ascended.

Ascension sickness tends to arise when our body is struggling to keep up with the rate of spiritual ascension.

It is a natural response to a process that the human body is not very good at responding to.

Essentially, ascension sickness is what happens when the body tries to “fix” the effects of spiritual ascension.

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Symptoms Of Ascension Sickness

There are many symptoms of ascension sickness. We have listed a selection of the most common ones:


  • Headaches and migraines.
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Changes in vision.
  • Changes in hearing.
  • Changes in taste and smell.
  • Muscle aches and pains.
  • Joint pains.
  • Stomach and digestive problems.
  • Light sensitivity.


There are many more symptoms we have not listed for space.

Most of the symptoms we experience are individual to us, as they relate to the spiritual work we have done to affect our ascension.

For example, if we have recently activated or opened our heart chakra, this may manifest an ascension sickness that involves chest pains.

Dealing With Ascension Sickness

Unfortunately, there is not a lot we can do about ascension sickness except to let it pass.

This is simply a fact of living a spiritual life. We all have to bear the drawbacks of spiritual ascension as well as we all can reap the rewards of it.

But there are ways we can lessen our suffering during this time.

The best way to do this is to utilise healing crystals and aromatherapy as part of our regular meditative practice.

Lavender is a particularly useful aroma for ascension sickness as it has a calming effect on us and can suppress our body’s response to the ascension process.

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Even as we do this, we should ensure that we always consult a medical professional when we experience unexplained illness.

Due to the subjective nature of ascension sickness and spiritual energies as a whole, we are prone to misidentification in some cases.

So while meditative therapy can only do us good, we should always cover our bases and go to see a doctor.