When you have an upset stomach, do you reach for a pill or do you connect to your body and start asking questions? Your body is extremely intelligent and every part has its own story to tell. By connecting to your body you can heal your stomach issues!
Did you know that your stomach issues are connected to your forebrain, which also governs your will? Whilst it’s vital to eat healthy, detox and fast in order to have a healthy digestive system, how we take in and digest life can be just as, if not more important to our overall gut health, then eating organic fruit and vegetables.
So, let’s explore what can cause you to experience digestive challenges.
Having constant stress, where you start to have difficulty to digest life experiences, as it seems like your life is one drama after another. Here you have to create a healing practice, which allows you to relax, breathe, find your equanimity throughout the day and start to think about what works and what doesn’t.
The lack of healthy boundaries can cause you to literally absorb other people’s dense and heavy energies, which weakens your digestive system. Thus, you need to practice saying yes and no, when you truly mean it, as well as asking yourself: ‘Will this work for me?’
Fear of the future and constant worry can have a profound impact on your digestion, as well as your ability to breathe instead of holding your breath. You have an opportunity to focus on what you really want instead of on what can go wrong. Thus, you can create amazing possibilities in the future.
Take slow breaths in and out. Gently place your hands on your stomach and become aware of how it feels. Become aware of any beliefs that you are holding in your stomach which are hurting you. Take your time to acknowledge them. Ask who had the same beliefs in your family or environment? Are you willing to let them go? Are you willing to take responsibility for changing and being different?
Slowly massage the index finger of your right hand from base to tip and visualize the release of all the negativity that is stored there and throwing it into an imaginary purple fire. Do this for a few minutes.
Repeat several times: “I let go of all control, worry, and guilt. I welcome joy, peace, and well-being.”
Visualize beautiful yellow sunlight pouring into your stomach, pacifying, clearing, and relaxing it.
(This is a shortened version of the remedy from The Secret Language of Your Body.)