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Acid Reflux Spiritual Meaning: 7 Causes and Signs

Acid Reflux Spiritual Meaning: 7 Causes and Signs

I visited my elderly aunt the other day at her home. She told me how her acid reflux, also referred to as heartburn, has left her unable to eat many of her favorite foods in the last few weeks. 

It was her fault she said, because she had been lacking in faith the last few weeks.

I asked her what her seeming lack of faith had to do with her acid reflux. She told me that the causes for the heartburn are not only medical but also spiritual as I should know. 

We then gladly shared our thoughts about the spiritual causes and signs of acid reflux.

What Is the Root Cause of Acid Reflux?

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According to experts, there are various causes of acid reflux.

One of the most common causes is the consumption of fatty or acidic food and beverages. Sometimes, acid reflux can also be caused by eating too much spicy food.

Smoking can also cause acid reflux as the nicotine can relax the muscles, which in turn results in acid reflux.

Being overweight can also be blamed for this medical condition. The additional pressure on the stomach causes the reflux.

Some medications, particularly painkillers can also trigger acid reflux as well.

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What Does Acid Reflux Mean Emotionally?

woman with acid reflux stomach

Emotionally, acid reflux is a reflection of a person’s anxiety and worry. Consider the following

When we are worried or anxious, we often say “I have butterflies in my tummy“. This only shows that our worries also have physical manifestations in our organs, particularly our stomachs.

Doctors also say that lessening stress is among the effects of acid reflux.

Worry and anxiety often push people to consume drinks and food that can be harmful to the acid levels in our stomachs.

Think about how people often take soft drinks, fruit jocose, fatty food, and even coffee when they are feeling stressed and need to continue working for long hours.

Worry and anxiety push people to find quick fixes for pain or overwhelming emotions.

Many turn to smiling which causes heartburn to lessen the anxiety they are feeling. Likewise, many would pop painkillers quickly than look for alternatives when they are under so much stress.

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What Chakra Is Associated With Acid Reflux?

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Digestive issues, eating disorders, and other stomach-related issues including acid reflux are often associated with the third chakra or the solar plexus chakra.

Also called the Manipura, the Third Chakra is said to be where the independent self is formed.

Failure to honor and take care of oneself can affect the Third Chakra and cause digestion-related problems.

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What Does The Bible Say About Acid Reflux?

man with pain near stomach

The Bible does not explicitly talk about acid reflux. But it does say that a person should take care of his or her body.

Keep in mind that the bible says that our bodies are our temples and thus, we should care and respect our bodies like we care for the supreme beings.

Acid reflux is often caused by a person’s neglect or bad habits. Eating too much and being overweight is a cause of heartburn.

Vices like smoking and drinking also can trigger acid reflux. 

The Bible says that we fail to honor the Lord when we do not care for its creation including our bodies.

When you are suffering from acid reflux, then remember the words in the Bible that our bodies are temples, and may this remind us to do better for our health including our digestive system.

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7 Spiritual Causes and Signs of Acid Reflux

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1) Pent up energy

Many people experience so much pent-up energy which causes acid reflux.

Sadly, the pent-up energy comes from the lack of opportunities or time to put to good use one’s talents or potential.

Thus, rather than spend time and energy working or developing a talent, a person’s energy then piles up within them and this causes acid reflux.

It may bode well then to listen to your heart for things you want to do if you are suffering from acid reflux.

Ask yourself what potential or talent you’d like to develop or what activities you want to engage in so the pent-up energy can be released.

2) Inner turbulence

Many times the acid reflux is caused by the inner turbulence a person is going through.

Many times in our lives, we will feel conflicted or at a crossroads and this will lead to a roller coaster of emotions. The inner turbulence may have physical manifestations including heartburn.

The sensation in the stomach does not seem to go away as long as you are feeling this turbulence.

It also doesn’t help if you don’t talk about your feelings to anyone and this may cause even more painful acid reflux.

3) Lack of faith 

Sometimes, things do not go as planned.

Many times we also might be feeling lost or wishing that things did not happen the way they did. 

We then worry excessively and may even spend many hours and sleepless nights trying to figure out what to do.

These are a reflection of our lack of faith in the heavens.

4) Comparing yourself to others

When you are experiencing acid reflux, then this could be a reflection of your disappointment at how your life has turned out.

It may be that you have been comparing yourself and your journey to others and you are feeling disappointed at where you are in life. The physical manifestation of this is that you get some heartburn.

At the same time, this could also be heaven’s way of reminding you that we all have our journey.

You are right where you are and comparing yourself to others will never bring you any good.

5) Too many wants 

When you are suffering from acid reflux, then consider asking yourself if you have so many wants in this life.

  • Do you have a list of material possessions you want to acquire?
  • Are you spending so much time and energy trying to get as much wordy wealth?

The heavens may be displeased at how you are being excessively materialistic that they send you this discomfort to remind you that there are other important things in life

You may want to lessen your worldly desires as it would help with your roller coaster emotions affecting your digestive system.

6) Lack of confidence

When you are suffering from some heartburn, then this could be because you are lacking in confidence.

This is a physical manifestation of your lack of belief in yourself and your abilities.

If you often think that you are not good enough, then you end up worrying and anxious about how others perceive you and how you will get things done.

In turn, you experience some heartburn sensation.

7) A need to reflect

The heavens may be telling you to reassess your life when you are feeling some heartburn.

The ones above may be feeling your discomfort, unhappiness, or disappointment in life and want you to address it by reflecting about your existence in this world.

Consider taking the time to think of where and what you want to be and how the heavens can help you.


Acid reflux can cause so much discomfort and may lead you to make serious changes in your health habits and lifestyle.

Aside from knowing the possible medical cause for it, make sure to take the time to determine what the heavens are trying to tell you with this heartburn and consider heeding the words of the ones above.


1 thought on “Acid Reflux Spiritual Meaning: 7 Causes and Signs”

  1. I must say, as a lot as I enjoyed reading what you had to say, I couldnt help but lose interest after a while. Its as if you had a wonderful grasp on the subject matter, but you forgot to include your readers. Perhaps you should think about this from far more than one angle. Or maybe you shouldnt generalise so considerably. Its better if you think about what others may have to say instead of just going for a gut reaction to the subject. Think about adjusting your own believed process and giving others who may read this the benefit of the doubt.

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