The spiritual flu, also known as flukey flu or vibrational flu, is a result of what can happen when we go through an energy shift and the increase in Chi (energy) results in a clearing of toxins which have been held in our cells and energy channels.
Similar to when it rains heavily and the current of a river increases, the resulting rush of water clears debris in its path, so too when an addition of energy occurs in our body; the rush of energy will clear any blocks being held in the cells and meridians.
Such clearing results in detoxification, which our bodies are naturally designed for. On a daily basis several of our internal systems work to neutralise and eliminate toxins, which is matter that doesn’t serve our body. For example, our lungs expel carbon dioxide, our digestive system releases waste product, our kidneys secrete and filter toxins out of the blood and the liver transforms the chemical nature of many toxins.
Toxins enter our cells and meridians two ways;
- External environment
Such as the air we breathe, the products we put on our skin, the food or drink we consume, the chemical products we use, what we read or watch and via toxic actions (smoking, working too much, not getting outside).
- Internal environment
For instance negative beliefs, thoughts and words we say to or about ourself, stress and negative emotions. As well as toxic behaviours such as being judgemental, getting caught up in drama and speaking ill of others.
Whilst our body is designed to naturally detoxify, and will do so, at times the output cannot keep up with the input, so the detox processes become overburden which results in our body holding onto such matter.
An energy shift will occur any time our vibration is raised. Either via conscious work we undertake, for example if we have a kinesiology balance, forensic healing, massage or reiki; or they occur unconsciously due to an emotional upheaval, changes in collective consciousness, major planetary alignments / retrogrades or unseen forces (such as angels, spirit guides).
In order for our vibration to shift, either consciously or unconsciously, a flood of energy enters are system and causes toxic matter to move and release. The greater the backlog of toxins the more intense the release and it is this which can cause spiritual flu.
Whilst spiritual flu has very similar symptoms to a normal flu, it differs in that the symptoms are superficial, so generally despite their physical manifestations a person feels well. Although in my experience the spiritual flu usually leaves a person feeling quite tired, noting that sleep aids to boost our immune system and deep sleep is also thought to be when a person processes their emotions and memories.
During a spiritual flu, it is important to support your physical and energy bodies, otherwise the symptoms can worsen and become more substantial. Things you can do are:
- Drink lots of water, particularly with lemon
- Take supplements, specifically vitamin C and B
- Use natural products, such as essential oils
- Sit in the sunshine
- Stimulate the lymphatic system (massage, walking, skipping)
- Rest and where possible, sleep!
It is important to give yourself time out to process and appreciate the hidden gift in your spiritual flu, which is a transition to a more aligned you!
In most instances symptoms will last for three to five days, however sometimes due to a number of blocks there can be a damming effect. If symptoms aren’t shifting after three days I suggest undertaking additional energy work and/or stimulating your lymphatic system. If symptoms worsen or if you are concerned please see your medical practitioner.
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