I am not a spiritual guru or a monk or any of that sort.
But I think I have some idea if you are wondering what is the spiritual meaning of eczema?
Because I’ve been living with eczema since I was 7 years old.
I’ve gone through topical steroid withdrawal twice…
Because of those experiences, I’ve always wondered:
- Why did I get eczema?
- Why did I have to deal with topical steroid withdrawal?
- What is the universe trying to tell me?
I didn’t realize my eczema, asthma, and allergies were trying to tell me something.
I was sleepwalking through life because of all the pain my eczema brought me.
I was just living day to day. Getting through it one day at a time.
Through my Holistic Nutrition Certification, one of the assigned readings was “You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay”.
Your Body Is Trying To Tell You Something
What I read in this book was quite interesting.
Looking back in my life and all the events that transpired, I could understand its message.
I’d recommend borrowing this book and reading through it. I’m going to skip straight to Chapter 15, The List.
This chapter lists all the different illnesses along with their probable spiritual cause and a new thought pattern to combat them.
For Eczema, the cause was:
- Breath-taking antagonism. Mental eruptions.
Allergies, the cause was:
- Who are you allergic to? Denying your own power.
Asthma, the cause was:
- Smother love. Inability to breathe for one’s self. Feeling stifled. Suppressed crying.
With this new information, do you think you can answer for yourself what is the spiritual meaning of eczema?
It doesn’t matter what religion you practice or believe or none at all.
But sit on this idea…
What is life trying to tell you?
What is your soul trying to tell you?
What is your body trying to tell?
For me, life was trying to tell me to slow down. To speak up for myself. To set boundaries with people.
I also had social anxiety and depression as a result of eczema. I only knew this recently.
Because of my anxiety and depression combined with eczema, I felt small.
I felt alone.
It was hard to speak up for myself.
It was hard to say no.
I avoided conflict.
I avoided my feelings.
I believe this is what my mind, body, and soul was trying to tell me.
It told me through eczema, asthma and allergies.
The You Can Heal Your Life book may not apply to you entirely.
But it’s definitely a good place to start on your spiritual journey.
The spiritual healing journey requires you to grow into a new version of yourself.
It will challenge you to try new things and approaches that may seem “unconventional” but are actually not.
It will force you out of your comfort zone, for your own sake.
So whenever you feel like you’ve been buried, remember that you’ve actually been planted.
The only way to grow is to surround yourself with new ideas, food, people, and activities that nourish and nurture your mind, body, and soul.
So What Is The Spiritual Meaning of Eczema?
The meaning is…to let go of the idea of being normal. The idea of wanting to be normal.
Having eczema, and dealing with topical steroid withdrawal, is forcing you to shed the old version of yourself.
Why? Because it wasn’t serving you.
Your skin is trying to tell you something.
Whatever you are doing is not working.
Maybe it’s the fast-paced 9-5 life.
Maybe you aren’t speaking up for yourself within your family.
Maybe the career you are in is causing you stress.
Maybe it’s the lifestyle you are living and neglecting your body.
For me, it was a combination of all these things.
I had to slowly work on myself. One layer at a time.
I had to ask myself the tough questions. Was I willing to change my old habits and lifestyle for healthier skin?
I didn’t do this alone. I had the help of multiple healthcare practitioners, therapists, motivational content, writing in my journal, and more to get to the other side.
And so can you.
All you need is someone to point you in the right direction.
Someone to guide you.
Someone to be in your corner.
If this is what you are looking for, check out the XZMA Healing Program.
Think of this program like a personal training fitness program but for your skin!
Let’s heal and get your skin stronger than it was before!
If you need help answering what is the spiritual meaning of eczema for you, you really need to check out the XZMA Healing Program today.
I’ll be waiting to see you on the other side eczema warrior!
Everything Eczema was created by Kishok (Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 2023) to help the millions of people around the world who are suffering from atopic dermatitis (eczema) and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). Our goal is to educate and empower you on how to manage your eczema so you can live your greatest life!Learn more