Is Ascension Making You Sick (and Fat and Tired?)

For the past two days I've had a splitting headache, been nauseous, dizzy, spent a sleepless night, felt so tired that I can hardly stand up, had trouble talking and can't focus. I'm not sick, this is what happens to me when we experience huge energy shifts like the one that began last Friday. Chances are, you felt them too. Our bodies go through many physical changes with energy downloads and they can make us feel like we have been run over by a truck. We can't change that as there is more energy coming but we can understand how to manage these symptoms so we know what we are dealing with and make adjustments to our activities.
Before I get into a list of symptoms, what they mean and why they are happening, there are two things that we can do to minimize their severity. One is to get enough rest, which means getting enough sleep at night (although one of the symptoms is insomnia) so that when these shifts happen you are not so worn out that your body crashes and you are forced to go to bed. The other is to spend time doing breathing exercises which helps ground your body. Even if you just do them for five minutes once a day, focusing on the breath helps you stay grounded so you do not have that feeling of being half here and half out in the ethers.
I knew that a big energy shift was happening because on Saturday I had the urge to clean my house. And not just run the vacuum and dust the furniture, but clean every room, wash floors, dust baseboards and ceilings and straighten out my cabinets. I even thoroughly washed and vacuumed my car. The energy downloads push old energy out and as this energy clears in the spiritual and psychic realms, we can feel it as a need to clean our physical environment. So if you get the urge, clean out your closets, your home, your car and your office. Moving furniture around, washing and dusting removes old energy and allows your physical space to absorb the new energy. This is especially true if you want movement in your life, for example, if you want to move or shift some aspect of your life.
Then there are the stronger physical aspects of energy movements, such as the nausea, dizziness, confusion, inability to focus, overwhelming fatigue and problems with thinking and speech. All of these happen because these energy shifts carry new electromagnetic frequencies that literally shut down our old circuits as we are being re-wired into new vibrational frequencies. It's the equivalent of turning off the electricity to re-wire your house. While the electricity is off, not much gets done and it's best to go to bed. While that is not always possible, as we are being re-wired, meaning our neural pathways are being configured to accept higher vibrations.
Try to imagine your pre-ascension body as being able to power a 50 watt light bulb. These energy shifts are changing your physical body so you can power a 1000 watt light bulb. All of the energetic pathways that receive and transmit energy must be upgraded to accept higher frequencies, which is why I refer to this process as re-wiring. It cannot be done at one time as our bodies simply could not take it. So it is done in stages, which occur with each energy download.
Some of this re-configuring can be done at night but some must be done while we are awake which is why we sometimes have insomnia. The work that cannot be done during the day (because the energetic interference is too high) is done at night and if we need to be awake for it, we will not be able to sleep. My solution for this is to just get up and write or read until I feel sleepy again. I find that this always happens between 3 and 6AM. And yes, I'm very tired the next day.
Food sensitivity is another symptom that is a result of the new energetic frequencies. You may find that you crave certain foods and can no longer tolerate past favorites. Processed foods, red meat, pork, sugar and certain vegetables may either not appeal to you or eating them gives you digestive problems. And this changes over time so you are never sure what you can eat and what your body will not tolerate. There are so many foods I can't eat now that my diet has become very simple, including lean protein, vegetables and salad. Anything else makes me sick or makes me gain weight (another unattractive symptom).
Listen to your body and pay attention to what it needs. The simpler the diet, the better for now. I hope that one day we will be able to eat whatever we want but for the moment, our bodies need healthy, wholesome food with few pesticides and preservatives, grown in optimal conditions and eaten in a calm, stress free environment.
Have you put on ten, fifteen or twenty pounds that you can't lose? Welcome to the club. This is a rather frustrating symptom that so many have and that won't go away. There are several reasons for this one. First, the fat acts as an energetic buffer, grounding and protection. As a buffer it gives us more physical density so we tolerate higher frequencies of energy. It grounds us and makes us more aware of our physical presence so we are less likely to be out in the ethers. With the awareness that your clothes don't fit right and your body just feels heavy you are staying focused on your physical presence, which grounds you in the third dimension. And the extra weight adds protection as we feel unattractive and are less likely to open ourselves to other people (I'll talk about this in another Ascension Insight). The weight will go away by itself when it's time. I know people who have watched the weight just melt away even after struggling with it for years.
And the weight may be bloating from water retention as our bodies also retain water to act as a buffer for these frequency shifts. You may notice that you gain five pounds or more a day or two before the energy shifts, I know I do. Then after they are over the weight will go away, until the next energy shift.
Of course this is a very uncomfortable process and despite our best preparation our bodies are really taking a hit. Fortunately the symptoms only last a few days so during that period you may not feel very active or social and then you will be stepping into a new frequency that will require a little bit of adjustment time. In the meantime, get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, eat what your body craves and take care of yourself. The body is the vehicle for ascension and a necessary part of this process. Even though it seems to be in the way sometimes, it is part of your divine trinity and you chose it as your physical presence for this lifetime.
So now that you know what the symptoms are, you will be prepared for the next download which will happen this month, after the Equinox. Stay calm, focused, and aware and remember your thoughts are creating every moment of your life. Think the best ones. 
As you ponder this and the other things that are happening at this time (and Mercury is retrograde, which is a great time for reconsideration), remember to:
Accept all gifts of understanding with gratitude and use them to apply forgiveness, release and healing to every situation.  Ask for guidance and confirmation and then wait for it to come to you.  Above all, be grateful for this opportunity to be part of humanity's amazing shift in consciousness as we all ascend into the miracle vibration.
Many blessings in these miraculous and amazing times, 
Jennifer Hoffman

PS:  Thanks for sharing your stories of how you have lost, stepped or sat on, had your dog eat your glasses.


tomkatt19 9th September 2010 8:28 am

Thank you for your insights! It is helpful for me to know that other people are having these same symptoms and the reasons why.
I am having some of the symptoms you describe and more sometimes. I would like to know how I find out when the energy downloads are going to come to us so I know why I might be feeling a certain way at those times?

In the past year, I have attributed some of these symptoms to grief as I lost my husband a year ago. I have also been working on my spiritual growth for the last 2 years. The concentration on this work has saved me, I believe, from sinking completely into a deep depression over not having my husband with me physically any longer.
After reading your thoughts I am now feeling that these symptoms were and are happening because of the energy downloads you describe.
Thank you!

ChrisNextLevelCoach 9th September 2010 8:58 am heart hurts for you and understands. My husband of 30 years passed 4 years ago, and it can be as difficult today as it was 1 week afterward. My spiritual growth has been quantum since then, and mostly because of the divine connection we have together still. (He comes in the physical form as a bald eagle...quite well as more ways that I can share on the non-physical...I suspect you have those experiences too!) This Spirit Library has been invaluable to me, and specific channels such as Jennifer and Lauren, are sometimes my lifeline from keeping me from thinking I'm going CRAZY. Grief is NOT a linear path, there are NO rules, and NO ONE can tell you how to 'do it'...nor should they. And you are the BEST person to know what, how, when, where, and 'why' to go through it. Having someone who is the Great Listener is key.And trusting the Universe/God/Creator is holding and supporting you in every moment, in every step. Thank GOD for Spirit Library...because sometimes it gets confusing. I just learn to "be still and know that I AM God" and BREATHE!!!Blesings-peace

Tzaddi 9th September 2010 9:54 am

Thank you for your added clarity to this amazing experience. So what you're saying is I don't need that $200 kit I just ordered to dump the extra weight? Just kidding. Lauren Gorgo's articles are always timely in of telling us when these shifts happen and what physical symptoms of the processes to expect. Together, your writings make the experience bearable. It's always more fun to take myself out of the middle and simply be a witness, and that's easier to do when I have some understanding of what's happening.

Sunie 9th September 2010 9:57 am

Whew-I "knew" this...I had forgotten and was wondering just WHY I was feeling this way-thank you so much to keep reminding me that I am not crazy and not alone in this journey.

SpiritCoach 9th September 2010 10:47 am

WOW! This was a GREAT confirmation to several awarenesses I've been having, which I trusted and listened to, but thought they were "just me" !! Thank you so much!


Stephanie Rainbow Bell aka @SpiritCoach

Jo M 9th September 2010 4:21 pm

Why not renounce meat altogether?

When we kill an animal, we hurt a part of creation. By hurting creation, we hurt ourselves.

We do not need meat to nourish ourselves.

So, why not renounce meat altogether? I dare say that THIS would presumably be a good step forward in our ascension process.

moonmajic2007 9th September 2010 6:54 pm

Yes indeed I developed a killer headache, with the accompanying nausea for no apparent reason on Saturday and although the worst of it has passed it still isn't completely gone. I know this is a month of stargate after stargate and download after download but it is always comforting to read an article like this and to know I am not alone in feeling this way! A painful but exciting time to be here for sure! Blessings to all!

dawn L 10th September 2010 3:45 am

It's so good to know I'm not alone! I'm feeling this energy shift strongly too, especially in my head.It feels like waves rippling accross my forehead and my nose tingles!It reminds me of Tabatha in Bewitched (if anyone remembers that childrens program?) The chest pains can sometimes be a bit intense and I find doing press ups or any exercise to stretch the chest muscles, helps. Yesterday I felt quite panicky and my brain couldn't cope with anything complicated, so I'm leaving any major decision making until things settle down again! Just knowing that these symptoms are taking us somewhere wonderful helps get through them.
much love to you all

namaste1111 10th September 2010 11:46 am

In addition to these symptoms, many of which I have been experiencing, I also tend to have some uncharacteristic difficulty getting along with some of my co-workers, recently. And we work VERY closely together. Social interaction is not mentioned in any of these articles but I know it's been covered in personal, spiritual group discussions. Perhaps this could be addressed in some of these articles.

Kelara 11th September 2010 10:24 am

This article is a GODsend!

So many questions answered for me......

This weird weight gain, I couldn't figure it out, and then after reading this it fell into place, the body is truly amazing, I remember certain times last year when I felt the weight gain fluctuating.......sometime losing pounds in days and then all the sudden gaining just as quickly. I have had headaches all week they arrive at the same time mid-morning, then this morning I felt weird sensations in my heart chakra almost like vibrations and humming and then ringing in my ears (which is a first) I had heard of others expiercing the ringing, but this morning was a first. This all lasted maybe a few minutes, and then I felt a weight lifted, and all of the sudden a burst of clear someone was blowing in my face( that's the only way I can describe it) It didn't scare me it was just a first. I've had many other sysmptoms for about two years now, but these were different. I too will visit more so I have a better idea of what I might expect when the next download happens

Thank you, I feel very blessed

healthysecrets 13th September 2010 6:26 am

Dear Jennifer - thank you from the very depth of my heart for your guiding words which have given me great comfort during the time of a massive energy release in the form of a 7.1 earthquake in the early morning of 4th September here in Christchurch, New Zealand. (350,000 people) The epicentre is just 15kms from where I live. We have had over 200 earthquakes day and night over the past 10 days. I NOW understand why the massive earth energy building up to be released has manifest in my physical as symptoms you are describing in regular 6 weekly cycles over the past 3-4 months. WHAT A ROLLER COASTER OF ENERGY this week has been. NO ONE WAS KILLED! Everyone in the neighbouring communities has put their friends and neighbours first to help each other during their huge losses of property damage. I wonder what the southern Spring Equinox energies will bring? Abundant BLessings to you Jennifer. Ruth.

Apple Blossom 13th September 2010 7:59 pm

Hi to all, wow it is so lovely to hear I am not going nuts. I eat better than I ever had and exercise and still have physically and emotionally draining days. All the symptoms you mentioned I am going through at moment...tired, insomnia, bloatiness not to mention the weight gain, fuzzy headed, unfocused, is killing me kindly..if that is such a thing!! What to do next when you are really unmotivated is the hardest part! I tell myself to get motivated..use positive affirmation and then the otherside kicks in with avengence and it all slips away!! Argh..i am over it!! Thank you for wonderful insight and thank you to all the beautiful angels who write in and tell it like it is. I am blessed everyday of my just to tell my ego side that..

susan ireland 18th September 2010 1:40 pm

hi - have had phases of not being able to sleep - go to bed feeling exhausted and lie there sometimes till 6pm then i doze off - happens for a few nights and then i get to sleep ok - wondered what was going on -
have been having lots of odd symptoms recently - lots of odd stuff going on with my eyes and the area around eyes - and the right side of my neck has completely seized up - dont know if that s to do with ascension stuff - am blowing light bulbs if i switch anything on just after waking - must be a build up of energy - major zzzyness in various parts of my body - and have def had the urge to clear my house of clutter - also feel like i need a larger space to live in - be nice if some ascension symptoms made you feel better/positive/healthier etc wouldnt it - i'm sure eventually we will all feel great - its just taking so long to get there !!!!!


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