Since you’ve landed here, I’m guessing that you’ve got an ongoing issue with Candida albicans overgrowth that you’re trying to solve.
As a master energy healer with 17 years of professional experience, I’m not a medical professional, but I know a lot about Candida from reading up on it and helping myself and my clients heal the spiritual, emotional and physical root causes of it.
In case you don’t know, Candida albicans is a species of yeast commonly found in the human body. Everyone naturally has some Candida, but it becomes problematic when conditions let it get out of balance and take over your body – starting with the gut and often expanding to the skin, vagina, anus, ears, and mouth.
I’ve read descriptions of Candida as having hook-like protrusions for attaching itself to interior surfaces. Also, every Candida spore is coated with a thick protective layer that has to be dissolved before the fungus can be killed. Those are two very stubborn design features!
Probiotics, kombucha, and essential oils are among the treatments I’ve seen for Candida overgrowth – but as with any physical condition, if you want to permanently eradicate it, then you need to eliminate the non-physical root causes.
That’s what I do: look for the root cause under the root cause. Gut health might be the physical root cause, but what causes the poor gut health? I believe that every physical ailment has a “psychospiritual” (i.e., spiritual/emotional) root cause, and Candida is no exception.
After several years of helping clients heal Candida, these are the 3 most significant psychospiritual root causes I’ve identified – how many of them do you relate to?
1. Feeling Unworthy and/or Unsafe to Receive
Candida albicans is a parasite, which as a biological term means it feeds off its host without providing any benefit to the host in return.
If you experience Candida or any other parasite in your body, then I can guarantee that you’re also experiencing parasitic relationships elsewhere in your life – business, romance, friendships, etc. – because these patterns are never isolated. How you do one thing is how you do everything.
I would even bet that you experienced those other problems first, because the physical body is always where patterns manifest after they’ve gone unaddressed in the mental and emotional levels of your life. Here are some examples:
- Your business is a parasite if you’re not making a profit through it – that is, if it’s taking more money, time, and energy from you than it’s returning to you.
- Your intimate partnership is parasitic if you constantly give (attention, time, love, etc.) and make concessions to what your partner wants, but your own needs aren’t being met. (Either because you chose a partner who doesn’t try, or because you’re blocked from receiving their sincere attempts to show you love.)
- Your childhood relationship with one of your parents could be described as parasitic if you didn’t feel you were getting as much love from them as you gave. (For example, if your parent was emotionally unstable or an addict.)
Let’s make sure, though, that we’re not promoting a victim mentality here. We all create our own realities – even when that reality is something undesirable like an unbalanced, parasitic relationship.
On some level, you’re allowing it – even if subconsciously.
Applying the ideas of “As Within, So Without,” if you’re experiencing physical parasites and parasitic relationships, then it means that your subconscious mind either needs or expects you to give without receiving in return.
Blocks to receiving could be a Worthiness issue, such as if you were taught “‘Tis better to give than to receive.” I’ve seen this in clients whose fathers had a strong influence on their character, making Worthiness a very important matter.
Blocks to receiving could also be a Safety issue, such as if in your past, gifts always came with strings. I’ve seen this in clients with manipulative or emotionally unstable mothers; I’ve also seen it in those who were groomed by abusers in childhood and felt they couldn’t leave or report recurring abuse because of the gifts they were being given. These experiences taught them not to accept gifts or help so that they didn’t owe anything to anyone.
Whatever your circumstances, the theme is the same: Something in your formative years (ages 0-7) conditioned you to close yourself off to receiving so that you only give.
Now, as an adult, you’re still living that way.
Even if you’ve changed the outward behavior and learned to let yourself receive, the subconscious beliefs could still be there, so they trigger the same emotions of Guilt and Shame as before.
This matters because Guilt and Shame are the emotions that Candida thrives on.
What we need to do for you is release those hidden beliefs that block you from receiving so that you feel truly open to receiving on all levels, so that you’re no longer vibrationally aligned with parasites. This is one step toward rebalancing your Candida, and will vastly change your human relationships too.
These are tough patterns to get rid of unless you know what you’re looking for. There was a point where my subconscious mind was so attached to Unworthiness that it causing my body to vomit up my probiotics. But mostly I just avoided the treatments that I intellectually knew would work. That’s how subconsciously attached to the condition I was until I found and released the root cause.
In this case, these blocks to receiving have two root causes:
- the Unworthiness Core Wound, which happened while you were in the womb and created your perceived separation from Source
- unresolved safety issues and trauma that originated at the moment you got your Core Wound
By healing these, we open you back up to receiving in balance with what you give. But that’s not the only root cause to Candida – keep reading below to learn the other two.
2. Repressing Emotions
Since you are an adult living in the 21st century, I’m gonna guess that you have a love-hate relationship with your emotions.
On one hand, you may be waking up to the need to live authentically, which includes letting yourself feel what you feel when you feel it.
On the other hand, that awakening happens slowly and clumsily, because if you’re old enough to be reading this blog, then I know that during your childhood, the world was not yet a place where emotions were honored. It really still isn’t now, although it’s slowly getting better.
How does this relate to Candida?
Well first, any physical ailment is caused by unresolved emotions. And an emotion that has been repressed cannot be resolved. You need to let emotions out, else they fester and become illness.
In addition to the guilt and shame about receiving that I mentioned above, there’s another emotion that doesn’t get dealt with: Anger.
Not even anger about any specific thing – just Anger in general.
This world doesn’t allow people to get angry. Angry people get villainized, sometimes labeled as “Karens” even when they are simply expressing themselves. Or anger comes out all of a sudden in groups as riots and violence.
It’s a societal issue because it’s an individual issue. Anyone who was told as a child “Don’t be so angry! What are you angry about?” instead of being taught how to properly process their anger learns to choke down their anger until it finds a way to burst out.
Our world is made up of those people who, as adults now, have plenty of anger that they’re choking down. Does that include you? Do you choke down your anger? Or perhaps reframe it as “I’m not angry, I’m frustrated” instead of allowing yourself an authentic expression of it?
The thing to know is, every time that you stuff down your anger, you’re using Guilt and Shame to do it – thus, triggering the potential for more Candida growth.
To take care of this, we need to dive in and find those subconscious beliefs that taught you to repress your emotions, so that you can express them in a free but controlled way without feeling guilty or ashamed about it.
There’s one more major root cause of Candida overgrowth to explore.
3. A Poor Relationship With Your Body
One of the common characteristics among my Candida clients (along with all the others who’ve had chronic health conditions, including myself) was having a poor relationship with our physical bodies.
This subconscious patterns gets created for several reasons:
- The physical body is an extension of the self, so those blocks to receiving mentioned above got projected onto the body as the body not being worthy or safe to receive.
- Our world, at least here in the first world, honors intellect and knowledge over the physical self. Unless you are an elite athlete, you may have been (and still be) frowned upon for prioritizing your time to take of your body through proper eating, exercise, etc. (Another societal pattern that is changing but slowly.)
- The body expresses emotions, so in order to effectively repress your emotions, you’ve had to ignore the signals that your body has been sending you.
This downplaying of the physical body has resulted your not being able to recognize the messages it gives you.
Your body is actually trying to tell you all the time what it needs, but instead of learning how to listen to it, you’ve been taught that only people outside your body like doctors and healers know what’s right – even when that’s not true. Even when that practitioner is going on what’s generally right for other people in your situation instead of considering your needs specifically, you’ve been taught to ignore what you know and listen to them instead.
One of the lessons I offer my clients is about listening to your own Inner Authority, not just outer authorities.
In addition to that, we release the subconscious beliefs you’ve been taught that cause you to disregard your body’s needs and signals, so that you can reconnect with your body and know what to do when it’s out of balance.
We also help you let go of the need to be right in other people’s eyes, so that you can do what you know is right for you instead, with grace and ease.
Here’s feedback from one of the very first clients that came to me for her Candida issues:
Are you ready to get rid of your chronic Candida issues? Here’s how to get started.
Your first step is an Intuitive Health Assessment, which confirms the PRECISE emotional, physical, and energetic root causes of your Candida overgrowth (plus any other conditions you want to address).