I didn’t know much about Holy Sickness until I experienced it myself and boy, was it unpleasant and emotionally and psychologically wrenching … in addition to of course, being physically painful! My experience with holy sickness began months prior to physically falling ill. I was doing a lot of mantras and prayers and all that and felt I was on the right path. I was experiencing that spiritual high. I felt great. Then all of a sudden, I started to feel a deeper sensitivity in my heart space. It was strange. I mean, I have always been sensitive to my pain and the pain of others. But this sensitivity was different. It made me want to break down at the slightest troubling incident. It made me want to comfort every single person around me going through the slightest struggle. It made me feel everything around me, not just within my immediate space but in a collective sense. I also began to feel quite sorrowful in my heart. I was doing all the right things. I was praying and meditating and connecting powerfully as a medium … but why the sadness? What does this mean? As I asked this question, I was introduced to the topic of spiritual sickness. Spiritual sickness is the sickness of the soul and often comes right before a major transition. Spiritual sickness occurs to show the individual what needs to be addressed or corrected within them on a physical and/or soul level. Usually, if the corrections are not made right away, the person endures even more sickness … and suffering. Spiritual sickness can occur before an initiation into one’s calling. It can occur before a major life change ranging from dietary to a change in career. One important aspect of spiritual sickness is that it is a deep condition of the soul and until that condition is addressed, the sickness will continue and even worsen. In the worst case scenario it can lead to death. In the best scenario (when the cause of the sickness is addressed) it can give birth to one of the most wisdom filled, joyful experiences of your life thus far.
Holy sickness can occur as often as is necessary in a person’s life. Now I realize I have experienced holy sickness more often than I thought and each time I came out of it, I was a much better and stronger person than I was prior to it. When in the middle of intense physical, emotional, psychological and all other kinds of pain, it is easy to fall into doubts, fears and phobias. It is easy to think the worst of your situation. It is the prayers and mantras that you said during the good times that will sustain you during times of holy sickness as well as the prayers of others. The sickness is there to teach you something. It is there to purge you. It is there to initiate you into a better you. The key is to be patient and trust that He WHO IS IN YOU IS GREATER THAN HE WHO IS OUTSIDE OF YOU. If your spiritual sickness is a result of taking on someone else’s karma, negative energy or some outside curse, do the best you can to constantly cleanse yourself by taking spiritual baths with lavender and/or rose oil and Himalayan salt. Of course there are several kinds of bath combinations you can use but the most important thing is that the bath is able to clear some of that negative energy. Also use a white towel to dry yourself and cloth yourself in as much bright colors as possible… especially the color white. And of course, don’t forget to call on Archangel Michael and Metatron for protection and Archangel Raphael for healing. Sometimes a quick but urgent: Ya Michael! Ya Metatron! Ya Raphael! is all you need to bring these wonderful benevolent beings to your side.
If you are reading this and you are going through holy sickness I say stay strong, don’t give up, don’t be too hard on yourself and listen, listen, listen as oftentimes sickness occurs when we fail to listen to the yearnings, warnings, sighs, whispers, etc of the heart. Be victorious!