When will the symptoms end?
The 'symptoms' end when the process is finished. And they ARE the process.
So it is somewhat of an incentive to do our inner-weeding, and do it well: hasty reliefs only postpone what we need to do.
It isn't easy to look within and deal with many of our dark secrets. But it does get better as you continue the work, just as a garden becomes more ready for new growth after you weeded. A garden isn't something we just plop seedlings and plants in: the soil needs to be turned and broken up so new roots can breathe and flourish...the weeds that would choke the roots and hog up nutrients need to be removed...not just the visible leaves of the weeds, but the deep roots of them, so they don't grow back stronger and harder to remove. And we certainly don't receive any harvest from the garden immediately: it's a process of growing, keeping vigil for new weeds, assisting tendrils that want to climb.
Your mind, soul and heart are the garden. It needs attention, loving discernment, caring intentions, removal of weeds and other intruders, and you know...don't you think a garden requires a little calm faith? We do all the work, and somehow just know
our little plants will grow and give us gifts, some day. We intuitively know the plants need rain and sun. And as we start really focusing on the work as we're there, instead of pulling weeds while thinking of television programs or fashion statements, we become instilled with a joy. The garden's daily progress becomes a highlight of the day. Our focus on the garden's health becomes a loving concern.
Do this for yourself. One day, fruits of your garden begin to appear. In every moment there is wonderment that lends joy to our satisfaction of doing a job well, and loving fully. And soon enough, we have fruits to share with others...and what a joy that is.
see also: Earth Ascension II