If you are suffering from skin conditions, you may have searched for the cause. Some say it’s from an immune deficiency, or linked to a specific strain of Candida, called Candida krusei, that has been linked to eczema.

Other strains may result in acne, IBS, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and other skin issues.

These all are linked because they all have a similar spiritual meaning and emotional root cause.

How do you know if it’s emotional? You’ll know if you’ve tried diet, supplements, and treatments and it doesn’t go away. You can also tell if eczema comes out of nowhere and flares up through stress, anxiety, and emotional triggers.

Don’t give up just yet, there is more to your symptoms, and the deeper healing path will lead you to a more fulfilling life!

Most skin treatment programs use medication, diet and supplements. This is where they fall short…

Skin conditions are not only a physical condition, but an emotional one as well.

Most chronic symptoms have an emotional cause. When you focus on emotional healing, you don’t have to feel deprived eating a restrictive diet and rely on costly supplements in order to fully heal.

I’ve created this guide to understand the spiritual meaning and how to heal the emotional root cause of Rashes, Acne, Eczema, Rosacea, and Psoriasis. I wrote another guide that covers how to heal the emotional cause of Candida here. This guide will help you understand the symptoms and emotional causes, and most importantly, to share with you how you can finally heal!

Below you’ll find the spiritual meaning and emotional cause of eczema, rashes, rosacea acne, and psoriasis from Louise Hay’s “Heal Your Body” and also from Michael J. Lincoln, Ph.D.’s “Messages from the Body – Their Psychological Meaning.”

Louise Hay

According to Louise Hay, everything is an affirmation. And although affirmations do not allow us to get to the core emotional wound to fully heal, they can be a window into understanding what we need to heal from. While affirmations can be helpful, they don’t heal the Core Emotional Complex (core repressed emotions, memories, limiting beliefs, limiting relationship patterns, protections, adaptations, triggers, and symptoms).

To fully heal recurring symptoms requires Core Emotional Healing®, a process that I created which teaches you how to heal your inner child’s core wounds, take care of your emotional needs, and support yourself! Once you do the healing, and take the actions to affirm the new beliefs, you will feel the truth of the new thought pattern / affirmations.

From my step-daughter: 

“My lifelong acne went away after doing the Core Emotional Healing work, I was then able to start to create my own life away from my mother. For me, I think it has a lot to do with learning self love, empowerment, and doing what makes me happy.”

Messages from the Body

My favorite book, and the only one I use for myself, family, and clients is Michael J. Lincoln, Ph.D.’s “Messages from the Body – Their Psychological Meaning. You’ll see the messages are very detailed and they serve as confirmation and validation of your wounded inner child’s experience, who now needs you to help them heal.

When reading these messages, please keep in mind not every part will resonate and some messages may feel heavy and depressing, this is why you may need our professional help understanding what it means to you and how to heal. Also, many symptoms have the same or similar emotional root causes, so listen to the message from your body / inner child and focus on the Core Emotional Healing (CEH) process I created to heal them all. The CEH process has worked for me, my husband, Doug Miller PhD (who also now works with me), his adult children, and our clients to heal their skin conditions for good!

Metaphysical Spiritual Meaning of Eczema

Louise Hay – Eczema

Probable Cause – Breathtaking antagonism. Mental eruptions.

New Thought Pattern – Harmony and peace, love and joy surround me and indwell me. I am safe and secure.

Emotional Cause of Eczema

Messages from the Body – Eczema (Itchy rashes on skin)

“You-eschewing.” They have a lot of hurt individuality which was caused by a “Don’t be you!” injunction imprinted by an ambivalent mother who was narcissistic, exploitative, punitive and possessive. They are attacking themselves before the anticipated external attack comes. They have guilt for manifesting their individuality, the feeling being that they are destroying the family who are dependent on them by doing so.

“Molting.” They are releasing their old thought patterns, like a snake shedding its skin. They have an “old personality” that needs to be released. They are having difficulty doing so, and they are tending to hang on to the past, with a resulting frustration and irritation arising from the conflicts involved. They fear the future and they expect that things will only deteriorate, due to the way things went in their dysfunctional family.

“Royally pissed off.” They are full of suppressed resentment, breathtaking antagonism, and mental eruptions. They feel frustrated by external events, and they have a feeling of powerlessness to do anything about them.“They feel people are not helping, and that they are not being handled correctly. They feel interfered with, blocked and prevented from doing something, and they are very irritated about it. Their experience is that they can’t make themselves understood, and that they probably shouldn’t even try, given the stakes involved. In their experienced frustrated helplessness, they take it out on themselves instead. It is the result of having been constantly constricted as a child or conversely of not having had enough training in ecological cooperation.

“Alienation-starvation.” They have a pronounced sense of isolation and deprivation. There is an underlying stroke-starvation and excessive need for physical contact, due to early emotional deprivation. They are super-sensitive to any loss of love, and they have a lot of hurt feelings from the past. They are repressing all negative emotions, due to fear of alienating and disapproval-eliciting.

Also operative here is a strong sexual guilt that arose from “tantalizing tarantula” sex-ploitation in the context of systematic punishment for any affection-seeking or sexual activation.

“Persona problems.” They are experiencing deep discomfort with themselves and the image they project. They are reacting by not wanting to deal with the issues involved. They want to withdraw into themselves and to just close up inside. They are hypersensitive to their environment and about themselves. They were massively messaged that what they are is “unfit for human consumption.” (See the body part(s) affected for more information)Read my client Katie’s story of how she healed the emotional root cause of eczema here.

Metaphysical Spiritual Meaning of Rash

Louise Hay – Rash

Probable Cause – Irritation over delays. Babyish way to get attention.

New Thought Pattern – I love and approve of myself. I am at peace with the process of life.

Emotional Cause of Rashes

Messages from the Body – Rashes

“Roughed up.” They feel that they are being rubbed the wrong way. There is a sense of being attacked, a fear of harm, and an abiding insecurity. They are the product of a wrong-making yet sex-ploitative family, especially by their mother.

“Off with their heads!” There is a chronic irritation over delays of gratification, along with a notable lack of patience. They have a pronounced tendency to infantile attention-getting and “infantile tyrannosaurus” tactics. They are simply unable to be cooperative or to go with the flow of life.They were not allowed to differentiate and individuate as a child, and they are still symbiotically attached to the “tie that grinds” with their mother, mother-substitutes, and mother stand-ins.

“Unfit for human consumption.” They are plagued by embarrassment and shame for who they are. There is considerable guilt about their feelings, intentions, motivations, actions or thoughts. It is the result of having been made to feel “bad, wrong and evil” for having wants, needs and desires as a child. (See the affected area(s) for more information)

Metaphysical Spiritual Meaning of Rosacea

Louise Hay – Skin Problems

Probable Cause – Anxiety, fear. Old, buried guck. I am being threatened.

New Thought Pattern – I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace. The past is forgiven and forgotten. I am free at this moment.

Emotional Cause of Rosacea

Messages from the Body – Rosacea

ROSACEA (Red and rough blotches on the cheeks, nose and lower face — much more common in males)

“Stressed out.” They are feeling the effects of overload and chronic deprivation in their life, due to excessive responsibilities and demands and/or to self-imposed stresses resulting from their over-responsible “serve-aholic” lifestyle. They were placed in a position of extremely excessive responsibility in their dependent and dysfunctional family.

“Coals from the fire.” It is reflective of a process of insisting on taking coals from the fire of their disorder. They are engaged in a systematically dissipative or self-destructive lifestyle (such as alcoholism). It is a pattern that got started early on in a significantly dysfunctional family, in which they were forced to participate and/or serve as the “sane one” for the family — to the point where they were programmed to slowly self-destruct.

Metaphysical Spiritual Meaning of Acne

Louise Hay – Acne 

Probable Cause – Not accepting the self. Dislike of the self.

New Thought Pattern – I am a Divine expression of life. I love and accept myself where I am right now.

Emotional Cause of Acne

Messages from the Body – Acne

“Go ahead — everybody else does.” It is an expression of their self-dislike and non-self-acceptance that leads to rejection-expectations and rejection-elicitations. They are at odds with themselves about who they are, with expressing their inner nature, and with discovering themselves. They have a lot of guilt and shame, and they are highly prone to self-blame. The acne is an expression of their anger, resentment and fear around their needing unconditional acceptance and love for who they are. It can also be a means of preventing contact with others, which they both desire and dread. It is due to a rather severely accusatory and rejecting family.

“Shitty end of the stick.” They are feeling picked on and nagged at, and there is a resounding resentment of authority, along with a lot of rebellious blame-throwing. They are prone to small outbursts of anger, and they are in emotional conflict that is erupting. They are manifesting the effects of an engulfing mother who pushed for maturity and responsibility, but who subtly undermined exactly those qualities.

“Ostrich trip.” They are refusing to see what is happening in their life, and they are unwilling to acknowledge their role in things. They are the product of a denial-dominated dysfunctional family, and they are themselves heavily into denial.From my step-daughter: “My lifelong acne went away after doing the Core Emotional Healing work, I was then able to start to create my own life away from my mother. For me, I think it has a lot to do with learning self love, empowerment, and doing what makes me happy.”

Metaphysical Spiritual Meaning of Psoriasis

Louise Hay – Psoriasis 

Probable Cause – Fear of being hurt. Deadening the senses of the self. Refusing to accept responsibility for our own feelings.

New Thought Pattern – I am alive to the joys of living. I deserve and accept the very best in life. I love and approve of myself.

Emotional Cause of Psoriasis

Messages from the Body – Psoriasis

PSORIASIS (Scaly red patches on the skin)

“Unscratchable itch.” They feel a constant gnawing at them, a boring from within, a continual nagging, irritation or annoyance. They want to achieve something, but they just can’t get closure on it. They end up feeling that they just have to settle for putting up with the incompleteness (of themselves) in a resignation-apathy. They come from a family in which they were continuously blocked from developing their personal power and goals.

“Self-numbing.” They are deadening their senses or their sense of self, out of a fear of being hurt further. They refuse to accept responsibility for their own feelings, but the reality is that they can never let themselves alone about their frustrated ambitions.

They gnaw at themselves all the time, as they always strive after the next-to-unattainable “brass ring” of approval and validation from their unpleasable “parent in the head.” They are self-depriving and joy-avoidant in a self-disapproving and worthless-feeling manner. It’s a self-perfectionism arising from “Never good enough!” parenting.

“Feeling-denying.” They are emotionally insecure in a feeling-avoidant and accountability/responsibility-deflecting manner. They try to think and deny their way through life, hoping that their underlying hurt and vulnerability will not surface.

However, they are now experiencing just that, and they are quite disturbed and agitated about that. They are the product of a denial-dominated, feeling-suppressing and reality-avoidant dysfunctional family. (See the affected area(s) for more information.)

How to Heal Eczema, Rashes, Rosacea, Acne, Psoriasis

The first step towards true healing is knowing you were once a victim to emotional abandonment, neglect and/or abuse and your wounded inner child needs you.

Eczema, Rashes, Rosacea, Acne, Psoriasis emotional causes and the emotional root cause is child trauma and childhood pain. Skin conditions are masking your repressed emotions such as sadness, fear, guilt, shame and anger. Now it is time to validate and stand up for your feelings by fully feeling them to release them!

You are holding the key to unlocking your full potential.

After a string of abusive relationships (including my relationship to myself), multiple addictions, and 15 years of chronic Candida symptoms, I resolved to get free from my symptoms and unhealthy patterns in relationships.

I explored endless healing modalities – energy healing, hypnotherapy, EFT, meditation, detoxing, fasting, holistic treatments, and more – but the patterns of unsupportive relationships and frustrating physical symptoms persisted.

Fortunately, I was determined and steadfast in my personal healing journey. I discovered that there was a missing piece in all of the healing modalities I tried…None of them, and this includes a lot of talk therapy, went deep into the emotional root cause of my symptoms.

The therapies, diets, and supplements only masked the symptoms, never going deep enough to address the cause.

My determination led me to give-up a lucrative business career to spend 4 years in experiential therapy courses, and then let go of all my possessions to spend 2.5 years in Thailand, as well as months in Costa Rica, San Francisco, and several years in Atlanta, working with the best spiritual, ancestral, shamanic, energy, and emotional healers on the planet. As I immersed myself on a path toward physical, mental, and emotional health, I realized that Candida was more than just symptoms like bloating and yeast infections.

I learned that skin conditions, digestive problems, yeast infections, chronic fatigue, emotional eating, addictions, codependency, perfectionism, obsession with outside approval, and chronic victim mentality were all manifestations of emotional neglect and unresolved trauma of various types.

This newfound understanding of the mind-emotional-body connection gave me freedom and clarity in all aspects of my life and has done the same for my clients.

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Healing Candida is a journey of self-awareness and empowerment, feeling and releasing repressed emotions, setting healthy boundaries, and doing what you love without holding back or selling yourself short.

Empowerment is also about learning to trust yourself and trust you will find the next truly effective step in your process. A great first step to empowerment is to stop complaining and blaming.

Through my own 100 percent dedicated and intensive 15-year journey working with many types of healers, I’ve learned the core thought and emotional patterns that are as much a part of symptoms as the outbreak itself.

Your symptoms are a gift! The root of your symptoms isn’t about what you are eating; they are there because of what you aren’t feeling, including your true self.

Your symptoms are there to show you that it’s time to truly take care of your emotional needs. They will stick around and flare up if you look outside of yourself for the answer and comfort.

Final Thoughts

In our culture and our families, we do not receive the support to process many of our emotions, and so we continue to repress them by distracting and numbing ourselves and through controlling and addictive behaviors. It is these actions that lead to symptoms like Candida, skin conditions, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disorders and much more.

I have realized that unprocessed emotions cause chronic emotional and physical symptoms, relationship problems, as well as feeling blocked from creativity, intuition and self-worth.

But this realization didn’t come easily. It took me more than a decade of physical and emotional suffering to finally find the answer.

My own extensive journey healing Candida (read more here) gave me the experience to guide hundreds to freedom from Candida, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, autoimmune disease, eating disorders, poor body image and perfectionism by healing the emotional root cause to live a fulfilled, and inspired life.

While many of my clients have engaged in various types of healing approaches including medical and spiritual, because they bypass the embodied and emotional work, they have not healed.

Take my client, Izabela, for example. Izabela was suffering for more of her life from a long list of symptoms, both mental and physical. These included anxiety, social anxiety, recurring episodes of depression, and Candida like symptoms of fungal toe infections, athlete’s foot, acne, dermatitis, dandruff, wheat/ dairy/sugar intolerance that showed up as spots on my belly and arms, frequent headaches/migraines, hair loss, tiredness, weird throat problems, and silent reflux. Read her full story here.

Healing our emotional wounds is a journey that is unique for each person and full of twists and turns, as well as surprising realizations.

By healing our emotional wounds, we can experience relief, not just from Candida and skin conditions but from many other symptoms like negative self-talk and self-doubt, emotional eating, unsupportive relationship patterns, feelings of failure, and so much more.

I invite you to learn more about how my clients have changed their lives through Core Emotional Healing in my Healing Turning Point series.

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