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

Ascension Insights -- By Jennifer Hoffman

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 Friday September 3rd. 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. 

PPS: and yes, the Miracle Mastery program students are creating some amazing changes in their lives! I will update you on the Wednesday radio show. You can still sign up for this life changing course, click here for more information.

About the Author

Jennifer Hoffman is an intuitive, spiritual healer, mentor, teacher and author and  channels the energy of the Archangel Uriel. Jennifer’s intuitive abilities go beyond psychic and into the realm of soul level communication, accessing a client’s soul’s desire for peace, joy and unconditional love. She is able to view the soul’s lifetime purpose, identify the soul contract, describe blocks, karmic imprints, negative patterning, messages and images and facilitate the ascension into the miracle vibration, where life becomes an effortless flow of joy and fulfillment. Her ability to view the dynamics of the soul’s journey allows her clients insights into how to achieve their highest possible vibration, miracle mastery. Everything that stands in the way of this goal can be transformed with willingness to change one’s life story from victim consciousness to spiritual mastery.

In her readings, Jennifer works with the Archangel Uriel, angels, guides and departed loved ones to help her clients gain clarity about  their life purpose. Jennifer has helped many people through the Shift through her unique insights and counsel, facilitating their healing journey. Jennifer is the founder of, an on-line spiritual healing and growth center and dedicated to the messages and teachings of Archangel Uriel.  Information about Jennifer's books, on-line seminars and services is available at her websites, or email for information.

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