I went through a spiritual awakening last year which culminated around March time. Last few months I've been experiencing some similar symptoms, back pain when I don't have back problems, increased/decreased appetite, no energy, extreme body heat, etc. I wondered what was going on and my guides put the word "ascension" in my third eye. I'd not heard of this term before but when I started reading up about it, it all fitted.
I've read that an awakening is about the inner, ascension is more about the physical body which echoes my experiences so far.
There are many posts about awakening but only one I can find on ascension. Anyone else going through/ been through this?
This describes it all really well.