Metaphysical Causes Of Disease

Metaphysical causes of disease can help you understand more about reasons behind the ailments that you are suffering from.

The aspect of metaphysics goes beyond the concept of gross body and deals with the subtle body involving psycho-spiritual constituents.

Thus, by exploring the metaphysical meaning of illness and disease, you can apply a holistic approach involving the mind, body and soul to help cure an underlying disease in conjunction with the treatment suggested a qualified doctor.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
– Buddha

Metaphysical causes of disease

Analyzing the Metaphysical Causes of Disease

Acne: Outbreaks of acne denote an eruption of pent-up emotions. On a deeper level, it means that you are not accepting yourself and have a low self-esteem.

It is common in teenagers because they are sensitive are in the process of defining themselves. The metaphysical cause of acne can be altered by changing negative thoughts, accepting yourself as you are and admiring yourself for your inner beauty.

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome): This serious disease is prevalent in those who are unable to love themselves due to low self-worth and use sex to create an illusion of love.

This dependence on others inevitably leads to disappointment and gives rise to guilt. The self depreciation leaves one with no inner peace. Thus, it necessitates the need to love and accept the self with an open heart.

Arthritis: Arthritis, Rheumatism and Osteoarthritis are rooted in self-criticism, self-rejection, and build up of resentment. These issues can also be caused by inflexible thinking, having difficulty asking other for help, deep resistance and inability to forgive someone.

Spiritual meaning of this disease, particularly Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is associated with lack of support by parents and a fear of being alone.

Asthma: It is indicative of fear, anxiety, unresolved grief, feeling stifled, and wanting to take on more than what you can handle.

Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases include Lupus, Meniere’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Scleroderma, Psoriasis, Alopecia Areata, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, Addison’s disease, Grave’s disease, etc. More often than not, these issues are the result of self-bitterness, self-conflict, and self-hated due to some guilt.

Bedwetting: Metaphysical reason behind bedwetting is systematic suppression of a child by an over-dominant parent.

Cancer: It denotes longstanding resentment for the past and emotional wounds. When dealing with this debilitating disease, it is advised to forgive yourself as well as others for all the sufferings that you have endured.

“A bodily disease may be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past.”
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Colic: Mental irritation and impatience are believed to be the spiritual reasons underlying this condition.

Common Cold: This common ailment is usually related to confusion and disorder.

Constipation: It is caused by the fear of future and holding on to old ideas/feelings for longer than required.

Depression: Spiritual interpretation of depression is anger, disappointment, emotional pressure, and withdrawal from life.

Diabetes: It is a metabolism disorder. The metaphysical cause of Diabetes is emotional isolation and lack of sweetness in life. There is a feeling of bitterness at the world. Type 1 Diabetes or Juvenile Diabetes denotes an inner emptiness.

Type 2 Diabetes or Adult On Set Diabetes indicates self-rejection and guilt on account of blaming yourself for not being able to help others.

Diarrhea: Metaphysical causes of disease like diarrhea are indecision and worry. It can be the result of trying to escape from something or someone. It is also associated with a poor self-image.

Dizziness: It is caused by fear, anxiety, and scattered thinking; especially when you do not want to face a situation.

Eye Sty: The spiritual meaning of eye stye is suppressed anger and anxiety.

Fever: In terms of metaphysics, fever denotes anger which, in turn, gives rise to heat and an increase in body temperature.


Hair Loss: It signifies that you are seeking too much control and not trusting the natural flow of life.

Headache: Metaphysical cause of headaches is usually self-criticism and internal conflict.

Heart disease: It shows that you take everything to heart and have a low self-worth as you tend to deny your needs and focus more on others’ needs. Thus, the meaning of heart disease is emotional exhaustion and fear of being unloved.

High Blood Pressure: It is caused by repressed anger or grief. Simply put, it is an accumulation of the inner pressure. Individuals suffering from this condition experience difficulty in trusting others, even themselves.

“If someone wishes for good health, one must first ask oneself if he is ready to do away with the reasons for his illness. Only then is it possible to help him.”
– Hippocrates

Insomnia: Insomnia represents negative thoughts, worry, lack of trust, fear of death or fear of accountability.

Irritable Bowel syndrome: This chronic gastrointestinal illness is related to victim mentality, anxiety, and refusing to take charge.

Kidney Stones: Metaphysical meaning of kidney stones is unresolved grief that you have been holding on to; solidified emotions.

While analyzing the metaphysical causes of diseases, keep in mind that the right side of the body is associated with physical energies whereas the left side is associated with emotional energies.

Liver Problems: Liver problems like cirrhosis and hepatitis are caused by suppressed anger and rage. It signifies an attitude of resistance to change. Liver cancer is related to chronic fault finding, whether in yourself or others.

Motion Sickness: It represents lack of trust and fear of losing control.

Nausea: Metaphysical meaning of nausea is undigested ideas and negative emotions.

Obesity: It depicts that you are putting distance between yourself and the world. This disease related to the fear of feeling humiliated or ashamed.

It points towards the fact that you find it difficult to say no to others and hence, take on more burden. In an attempt to please others and make them happy, you tend to neglect your own needs.

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pain: Pain represents emotional guilt, tension, and fear of moving forward.

PMS (Premenstrual syndrome): It is a result of having conflicting emotions and resentment about being a female; unwilling to flow with the nature.

Psoriasis: It represents excessive fear of being hurt due to damage to self-esteem in the past. Psoriasis is also associated with self-hatred and the belief that you are not worthy of being loved.

Skin Disease: Spiritual significance of skin problems is that it indicates that you are being overly sensitive, or being out of touch with others or yourself.

Slipped Disc: Experiencing difficulty in making a decision is the most probable metaphysical cause of this ailment.

Thyroid Disorders: Frustration due to an inability in expressing yourself emotionally. Hyperthyroidism is caused by fear of responsibility and selfishness. Hypothyroidism, on the other hand, is the result of feeling repressed or hopeless.

Tooth Decay: Dental decay and cavities are the result of taking life way too seriously. It depicts your inability in accepting a situation in life due to anger.

Ulcers: They are often related to inflexibility, fear, stress and anxiety owing to unresolved issues.

“Nothing can bring you peace, but yourself.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Metaphysical causes of disease are rooted deep in the energetic structure of the universe. They assist you in improving your perspective through introspection.

Moreover, you must have noticed that most of the diseases listed above are associated with anxiety, fear and anger. No wonder, “stress” is a common cause of illness.


  1. Pearl McCarthy says

    Pretty interesting

  2. Absolutely correct !

  3. It makes a lot of sense. I would like to know how your thinking process goes when coming up with this spiritual imbalances.

  4. Can you please tell what is the metaphysics for ocular mysthania gravis .

  5. Evelyn T.Woodson says

    The Ozone Belt might not be what we are told , regardless of what tis in text books or presented as truth by those who operate the control devices. We must use our highest reality to presently short-circuit the rotating treadmill the human mind is stuck on.

  6. I absolutely agree. thanks to this article, i found out some of my negative habit and i w’ try to fix them and see if ibs goed away.

  7. positive genius says

    finally!!!! d truth is out…everyone needs to key into this and allow this world be as positive and peaceful as it should be ….

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