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What Causes Spiritual Awakening Headaches and How to Manage Them

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Spiritual awakening headaches can affect people of all ages, but many often mistakenly assume that a headache is simply an inconvenience caused by physical illness or stress.

Many wonder what do headaches mean spiritually. Spiritual awakening headaches can be attributed to an intense spiritual experience and the inner transformation that it brings. The spiritual headache symptoms vary a lot and is rather difficult to discern between physical causes and energy or spiritual ones.

I will share with you below my experience with helping people get rid of their headaches and head pressure due to spiritual causes.

Symptoms and causes of common headaches vs. spiritual awakening headaches

As anyone knows headaches are so common, but if you are a spiritual working diligently on his spiritual awakening how do you know if it is a regular headache or a spiritual headache? This type of spiritual headaches is very different than the types of headaches which are usually caused by things like stress or tension in the head or neck muscles.

Some causes of common headaches can be:

  • Stress: too much physical or mental stress

  • Lack of sleep: lack of sleep is a commonly known cause of headaches. Also, even if the sleep time is enough, lack of sleep quality like lack of deep sleep can still give headaches.

  • Beverages & alkaloids: many drinks like caffeine, black tea, alcohol, energy drinks, etc. can cause headaches. Lack of proper hydration also can cause migraines.

  • Food: Some foods are known to cause migraines like chocolate, cured meats, aged cheese, etc.

  • Hormonal changes: Many women experience headaches before or after menstruation,

  • Etc.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor to rule out any physical causes. However, if your doctor cannot find a physical cause for your symptoms they may be due to a spiritual awakening, that is if you are a spiritual that walks the spiritual path.

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Spiritual Awakening Headache

Many clients who are on their spiritual path come to me to help them after checking with a doctor and not finding any causes for the headaches. From personal experience, the main signs of a spiritual awakening headache are:

  • if it's a spiritual headache you're experiencing then painkillers don't have any or have a negligible effect on dulling what you're experiencing.

  • they are quite frequent and there's no end in sight. Spiritual awakening headaches can vary a lot and range from barely felt to excruciating headaches.

  • a feeling of a sudden increase in energy which starts to press on your head energy fields

  • feeling head pressure, like the head is full of too much energy

  • spiritual awakening ear pressure

  • during or after practicing meditation or other spiritual procedures you feel worse than before. If when in meditation you feel strong pressure in the head I advise stopping immediately.

  • increased sensitivity to light and sound,

  • feelings of being overwhelmed by life events

  • difficulty sleeping

You can find more symptoms here about kundalini energy pressure to which the awakening headaches belong. These spiritual signs of migraines listed above are just the most common, but there are many other manifestations.

Unfortunately, there are no pills that can fix for good the effect of a "spiritual headache". Nevertheless, I will take you through several steps to lessen or even get rid of your headache.

Just about all spirituals go through such a headache spiritual awakening phase, so it's not something uncommon; what's important is how long they stay in it.

Understand the Causes of Spiritual Awakening Headaches

The spiritual meaning of headaches is related to how one manages the subtle energy flow in his body.

Spiritual awakening headaches can have various causes. However, the main cause is often an excessive amount of energy flowing through the body during an awakening episode. The headache spiritual reason is a result of a lack of knowledge and confusion about the body's energy fields and how energy moves through them.

During the spiritual awakening and later the ascension process, a lot of activity occurs in the crown chakra and third eye chakra which are in the head, and these symptoms can often manifest on the physical level as energy pressure sensations within or around the head. The headaches may be accompanied by sinus issues or the head may feel sore or heavy. Many describe the head or skull pressure as if something is squeezing their head tightly or as if their head is 'filled with energy'.

The point I want to make is that in meditation the energy (prana or chi) will be brought mainly through the crown and third eye chakras into the body. If caution is not exercised, this additional energy will put more and more pressure on the energy subtle fields of the head. The result is that unless your connection with Earth is excellent, you risk head pressure and dizziness, head pressure feeling, feeling that you can no longer follow up a thought, loss of memory, and poor general condition. This will negatively affect your wellbeing and further your spiritual growth.

The spiritual reasons for headaches belong actually both to energy movements in and around the head and also to beliefs in our subconscious that come under pressure during a spiritual awakening process. From working with many clients over 20 years and more, the spiritual awakening headaches, and dizziness causes are some limiting beliefs the person still holds to in his subconscious. The spiritual reason for headaches is ignorance of the spiritual of his own subconscious beliefs and thinking that meditation and other spiritual procedures will fix just about everything, which is not true in practice. One needs lots of humbleness to accept this and go through a successful process of Introspection.

We all have limiting beliefs we hold on to, but for a spiritual who aims to raise his consciousness, they suddenly become a challenge when he starts to push their limits.

The higher vibrations flow through our chakras and nadis (sanskr., the network of tubular channels of energy flow throughout the body) and risk conflict with any lower energies they meet.

What causes the spiritual energy headache is that once a spiritual awakening starts to progress, these dormant beliefs start to block his progress path toward higher vibrations. Therefore, a conflict occurs inside between the lower vibrations of these beliefs and the higher energies that he brings constantly into his body through his spiritual work like meditations, introspection, sacred music, etc.

Common causes of spiritual awakening headaches include:

  • intense emotions, feelings of loss, deep regrets, hate, anger, etc.

  • a heightened awareness of internal processes,

  • in addition to these stressors, some people may also be more susceptible to spiritual awakening headaches due to their existing mental health conditions.

While spiritual awakening headaches can be annoying and disruptive, understanding the causes of these headaches can help manage and prevent them.

A technical cause of too much energy accumulated at your head level and causing painful pressure is the blockage of the Energy Front Channel which is responsible for collecting and sending downwards all the residual energy your body doesn't need anymore. The Energy Front Channel is positioned in parallel with the ascending Sushumna channel but leads the energy downwards.

How to Handle the Side Effects of Spiritual Awakening

Like anything else, spiritual awakening headaches have Causes and Effects. Below are several steps to address this issue. Some steps address the Causes, while others address the Effects.

1. Adopt an Acceptance-Based Mindset

It can be helpful to adopt an Acceptance-based mindset for dealing with spiritual awakening headaches. Instead of trying to fight the pain, focus on accepting its presence in your life and release any judgment or anxiety you feel as a result.

Acceptance, which belongs to the causes of the issue, does not mean your headaches will disappear instantly, but it can create space for more positive thoughts and emotions to develop. Consider journaling about your experiences, or engaging in guided meditation and visualization exercises to help reframe the pain in a more positive light.

It’s important not to deny or repress the emotions related to your spiritual awakening headaches. Instead, focus on kindly accepting these feelings and allowing yourself to move through them gently and compassionately.

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Headache due to kundalini head pressure

2. Manage Stress and Anxiety Levels

It is essential to keep stress and anxiety in check to help prevent spiritual awakening headaches as follows:

  • Make sure to set aside some time each day for self-care activities, like taking a bath or reading a book, to reduce your stress and anxiety levels.

  • Physical exercise can also help manage stress and improve your overall sense of wellbeing. By exercising, you’ll be able to move around the stagnant energies inside your body and avoid letting them get stuck in one part of your body and start putting pressure there, eventually causing pain.

  • When you are experiencing a headache, the best thing to do is to breathe deeply. There are countless breathing exercises that you can practice. There is no better tool for working on your transformation than breathing.

  • Additionally, talking to someone you trust about your experiences with the headaches can be very helpful in managing your emotions and alleviating feelings of distress.

  • Practicing meditation can also be beneficial when dealing with spiritual awakening headaches. Ask yourself how you are feeling, acknowledge your emotions and sensations without judgment, and make space to be present with your experience without trying to change it or distract yourself.

  • Spending time in nature can also help connect you to deeper feelings of connectedness, reducing stress and helping you feel more grounded.

  • Lastly, self-care rituals like journaling, aromatherapy, gentle yoga, meditation, and breathwork can all act as tools for managing strong emotions.

3. Implement a Holistic Approach to Self-Care and Pain Management

To properly manage spiritual awakening headaches, it is important to implement a holistic approach to self-care and pain management. Lower stress levels by engaging in some of the easy self-care activities mentioned above.

  • Start meditating regularly and explore other relaxation techniques like yoga or progressive muscle relaxation (PMR).

  • Consider working with an alternative healthcare provider to discuss potential treatment options for your spiritual awakening headache. This could include alternative treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, or chiropractic adjustments. They all deal with energy blockages which are the results of your limiting beliefs which are actually the cause of your headaches.

  • Nourish yourself with healing foods like leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and warming spices to promote better physical health and an overall healthier mindset.

  • Finally, reach out to supportive friends or family if you need a listening ear or additional help during this time.

4. Transform Your Thinking through Meditation and Visualization Practices

Meditation and visualization practices can help reduce your spiritual awakening headaches.

  • Meditation helps the body relax since it allows the mind to focus on breathing and be present in the moment. Mindfulness is a similar practice but with a more specific focus on being aware of your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. Meditation can help you manage your spiritual awakening headaches since it allows you to feel more connected with yourself and your surroundings.

  • Visualization involves visualizing a peaceful place and calming scenes to ease anxiety and stress. These are all effective practices that you can use to manage pain resulting from spiritual awakening headaches and achieve holistic wellbeing. Visualization practices such as guided imagery or creating a mental sanctuary can bring about deep relaxation. You can imagine comforting memories or calming images that bring relief from your pain.

5. Grounding exercises

Releasing excess energy within your body and head is one of the most powerful healing methods. To balance your root chakra, connect to the Earth's energy; this process is known as grounding. Engaging in grounding and unlocking the root chakra is a fundamental aspect of spiritual development.

Numerous grounding techniques are available, including online resources, but the key is to identify the one that best suits your needs to maximize its effectiveness. Once you discover the right grounding method for you, it will address the energies causing pressure in your head, significantly alleviating that pressure. However, addressing your limiting beliefs, which are the underlying spiritual causes, will still require further attention.

6. The best route is prevention

Ultimately, the best approach to the risk of disease is not to get it in the first place, so prevention is the best way. Several ways of prevention are:

  • By ensuring that we keep up with our spiritual practice without pushing ourselves too hard, we can keep the energy shifts within manageable bounds.

  • By observing the actions above, but this time before headaches occur and not after, you will avoid the worst case of having to face this pain.

What should I do if it gets really bad and nothing helps?

Well, this can certainly happen, in which case we talk about a failed Kundalini awakening. In my practice with many clients I have met this kind of case, so you need to search yourself a competent spiritual guide to help you.

You can write to me at the email address in Contact at and I will see if I can help you.


The causes of spiritual awakening that result in long-term headaches as discussed before can't be fully controlled in practice in all cases, so other remediation factors should be considered. The spiritual reasons for migraines can vary quite a lot, so it is advisable to seek the guidance of a competent spiritual advisor.

The most important factor is to be proactive and gentle with yourself. An acceptance mindset, self-care activities mentioned above, getting adequate sleep, connecting with nature, and nourishing your body with healthy foods can help reduce stress and hence headaches.

Incorporating adequate meditation procedures under supervision into your lifestyle can also be hugely beneficial as they promote mental clarity and intuition, and it will also give you feedback from your spiritual mentor, both critical components of navigating a spiritual awakening.


You can learn more by reading other posts in this spiritual site that are coming from a very different and fresh angle than spiritual mainstream, and based on a very long and personal experience and hands-on research, and not from books.

You might also consider a service like Psychic Readings in the Services section of this site from the ones listed here and get a spiritual diagnosis, or Healing limiting beliefs, or Compatibility for lovers, or attend my spiritual School of Body and Soul Ascension Mastery so to raise your body and soul awareness and reach into higher dimensions.



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