Spiritual Meaning of UTI, BV, Yeast Infections

If you are suffering from UTI urinary tract infection, bladder infections, vaginitis, BV bacterial vaginosis, and yeast infections you most likely have searched for the cause. Usually UTIs are caused by bacteria entering the urinary track (wiping back to front), and sexual intercourse with new partners. UTIs were the most painful and dreaded symptom I had, BV and yeast infections were the most embarrassing. In my 20’s I would get UTIs, BV, and yeast infections every month. The doctor said I was just more susceptible, and I would need to take meditation every month for the rest of my life to prevent them. I left the office in tears and thought to myself there has to be a cause! For the next 10 years I thought it was all related to a systemic candida overgrowth, but then I eventually discovered the emotional root causes of my UTIs, BV and yeast infections.

Can emotional stress cause UTIs?

How do you know if it’s emotional? You’ll know if you’ve tried medication, diet, supplements, and treatments and they still don’t go away. You can also tell if UTIs, BV, and yeast infections come out of nowhere and flare up due to emotional stress 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!

If you have a UTI, BV and/or yeast infection it is important to use medication, diet, and/or supplements to treat it, but don’t stop there, discover and fully heal the root emotional cause so you don’t keep getting these painful infections!

UTIs, BV and yeast infections are not only physical symptoms, but they are also emotional manifestations. 

Most chronic symptoms have an emotional cause. When you focus on emotional healing, you will heal the root cause so you don’t have to keep feeling 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 UTIs, BV, and yeast infections. I wrote other guides that cover how to heal the emotional cause of Candida here, and Eczema, Rashes, Rosacea, Acne, Psoriasis 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 UTI, BV and yeast infection 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.

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 UTI

Louise Hay – Urinary Infections (Cystitis, Pvelonephritis)

Probable Cause Pissed off. Usually at the opposite sex or a lover. Blaming others.

New Thought Pattern I release the pattern in my consciousness that created this condition. I am willing to change. I love and approve of myself.

Louise Hay – Bladder Problems (Cystitis)

Probable Cause Anxiety. Holding on to old ideas. Fear of letting go. Being pissed off

New Thought Pattern I comfortably and easily release the old and welcome the new in my life. I am safe.

Metaphysical Spiritual Meaning of UTI

Louise Hay – Urinary Infections (Cystitis, Pvelonephritis)

Probable Cause Pissed off. Usually at the opposite sex or a lover. Blaming others.

New Thought Pattern I release the pattern in my consciousness that created this condition. I am willing to change. I love and approve of myself.

Louise Hay – Bladder Problems (Cystitis)

Probable Cause Anxiety. Holding on to old ideas. Fear of letting go. Being pissed off

New Thought Pattern I comfortably and easily release the old and welcome the new in my life. I am safe.

Emotional Cause of UTI


“Downloading time.” There is a need to get rid of something in their life — they are desperately trying to clear the toxic things, situations and people out of their life. They feel the necessity for the release of pressure. However, their lack of self-love makes this a quite difficult undertaking. They come from a severely dysfunctional family who held them accountable for all their misery.

“Abandonment-anticipation.” They have a strong underlying abandonment-anxiety and a resulting tendency to dependent attachment and to vulnerability-avoidance at the same time their experience has to suppress resentment over vulnerability and abandonment-anticipation. They also have the feeling that their need for love is unfulfilled and unfulfillable, with the result that they are prone to depression. They have a fair amount of guilt and grief, arising from a severely suppressive and non-supportive childhood.

“Cope-ability-anxious.” They have a lack of self-confidence, and they feel insufficient to the cause. They feel tired, and that they are “running on empty.” There is poor endurance and a considerable amount of inner agitation and irritation. There is very little basic trust that things are going to go well for them, and they are deeply unhappy.“It is a pattern that got started in a rigidly denial-dominated and bitter dysfunctional family who would systematically see to it that anything they got would be destroyed or removed, out of a generalized envy and alarm reaction to the individual’s (to them) incomprehensible capabilities and potentialities. They intended to “keep ‘em around the old homestead” as their “private preserve” and their “whipping kid.”“Ethical problems.” They are having deep conflicts about their ability to manifest their values and priorities. It arises from a non-comprehending, dysfunctional, incompetencing, belittling and/or accusatory family.“Royally pissed off.” They are thoroughly enraged at their life, and they don’t trust the Universe one iota. They are full of resentment, blame and angry emotions, and they feel betrayed. They are looking for who is responsible for all their troubles, trials and tribulations.“Much of their venom is directed at their intimates, especially those of the other gender. They feel that the parent of the other gender is the cause of all their problems. However, underneath all this is the uneasy feeling that they are really just getting their “just desserts.” This whole pattern came about as a result of their being sexualized and sex-ploitated in a seductive-destructive “tantalizing tarantula” — “seduce-slap” and accusatory manner.”

Metaphysical Spiritual Meaning of BV

Louise Hay – Vaginitis, vaginal infections caused by bacteria, BV (bacterial vaginosis)

Probable CauseAnger at a mate. Sexual guilt. Punishing the self.

New Thought PatternOthers mirror the love and self-approval I have for myself. I rejoice in my sexuality.

Emotional Cause of BV

Messages from the Body – VAGINAL PROBLEMS“Self-rejection.” She has many worries over not being good enough, along with self-denigration and self-disgust. She doesn’t trust her feminine receptivity, and she won’t surrender to herself. She also has a fear of sex and sexual desire, along with a fear of procreativity and vulnerability.It is the result of an intrusively controlling, sex-ploitative and “never enough” withholding and judgmental father.“Tripod-rage.” They have an intense urge to kick anything with three legs. It was generated originally by an equally misanthropic mother, but re-validated by an abusive and sex-ploitative father and by the patriarchal culture.

Messages from the Body – PAINFUL VAGINAL SPASMS; VAGINISMUS; VAGINITIS“Womb-rage.” They have intense anger at the whole business of being a female. There is a goodly amount of “tripod-rage” (an intense urge to kick anything with three legs) directed at the whole patriarchy, but particularly towards their mate. But bottom line, it is reflective of a severe self-rejection and self-punishment coming out of sexual guilt. They are the product of a femininity-devaluing patriarchal family.“I don’t cut it.” They have worries over not being good enough, along with self-denigration and self-disgust. They don’t trust their feminine receptivity. They also have a fear of sex and sexual desire, along with a fear of procreativity and vulnerability. It is the result of an intrusively controlling, sex-ploitative and “never good enough” withholding and judgmental father.”

Messages from the Body – VAGINAL WHITE DISCHARGE“Tripod-rage.” She is full of the irresistible urge to kick anything with three legs, and of patriarchy-paranoia. She believes that women are oppressed by the other gender to such a degree that they end up being powerless with them. This may well translate into rage at her spouse. It can also be accompanied by a co-opting rejection of the feminine.It was originally infused by her furiously frustrated mother, and it was later revalidated by her father and other patriarchal manifestations. It is, however, the product of a dysfunctional family system, the larger societal realities notwithstanding.”

Metaphysical Spiritual Meaning of Yeast Infections

Louise Hay – Yeast Infections

Probable CauseDenying your own needs. Not supporting yourself.

New Thought PatternI now choose to support myself in loving, joyous ways.

Emotional Cause of Yeast Infections

Messages from the Body – “YEAST INFECTION (In the female sexual organs)“Me last!” They are a “serve-aholic” co-dependent who is denying of their own needs and who is not supporting themselves. They feel that they don’t deserve love, that they have to “earn” it, and they therefore lack self-love.They feel that they have to “serve themselves up on a platter” to get the “God Housekeeping Seal of Approval” that never comes. They were put on highly conditional and demanding love by their enmeshed and possessive but ambivalent mother.“Self-rejection.” They feel that there is something “bad, wrong and evil” about them. They are therefore incapable of accepting or providing support for themselves, and they are unable to own or manifest their personal power. They are the product of a denigrating family who undermined their competence and confidence.“Tripod-rage.” There is a considerable amount of the irresistible urge to kick anything with three legs, and of patriarchy-paranoia, which they carefully repress and suppress. They come from a highly exploitative, patriarchal and oppressive/suppressive family.”

How to Heal UTI, BV, Yeast Infections

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.

UTI, BV, Yeast Infections emotional causes and the emotional root cause is child trauma and childhood pain. UTI, BV, Yeast Infections 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, including UTIs, BV, and yeast infections, 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, UTIs, BV, 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, UTIs, BV, and yeast Infections 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, UTIs, BV, yeast infections, 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, UTIs, BV, yeast infections, 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, Izabella, for example. Izabella 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, BV, UTIs 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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