Why You Should Listen to Your Gut
Dr. Michael Gershon in his book entitled, The Second Brain, states that there are 100 million transmitters and more nerve cells in the gut than there are in the entire peripheral nervous system. Nearly every chemical that controls the brain in the head has been identified in the gut, including hormones and neurotransmitters.
This explains why you get butterflies in your stomach before a test or performance, and how sleep and anxiety response are related to its functioning. The gut has serotonin and opiate receptors much like the brain, has the same rhythm cycle during sleep, and produces chemicals that support anti-anxiety and pain relief.
On the physical level, prescription drugs, dietary toxins, pollution and unhealthy eating habits play a role in minimizing communication. On the mental and emotional levels, we might be resonating with external authority over our own body’s messages.
Chinese Medicine, with its Five Element System of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water has always held the belief that everything you need to know comes from within, and that what you experience within directly influences how you experience life. Metal Element with its direct correlation to Lungs and Large Intestine impact our lives where we need to let go of habitual Reptilian Brain fight or flight responses engrained over time from earlier experiences. In this time of year of Wood Element/spring and new beginnings, taking care of Metal Element is important in respect to the Ko Cycle (balancing and limiting relationship) to create harmony in the system. On the Chinese Medicine Wheel, Metal cuts Wood. If we are bound up with anger, resentment, frustration, or sadness it is an important step to take to look at Metal Element. Moving through these issues will support creating greater clarity for looking at the world with new vision. (Wood Element)
In order to do this, you might take some time to ask yourself these questions:
*What do I value?
*Do I feel connected to my spiritual and life purpose?
*Do I respect, listen and act upon internal guidance?
*Do I have some unfinished business to release or take care of?
*Am I in mourning?
* What is stress telling me in my life?
*What do I need to do to directly take care of nurturing my intestines and colon?
Your body is a map of your life’s experiences. Your energy body is storing this information.
Taking action will bring steady and ongoing insight that can support you in making choices for direction including foods that are best suited and not best for you, uncomfortable feelings, acknowledgement of life needs, as well as what brings you bliss and support in your life.
You are wired for success and self-healing. When you listen to the wisdom of your body, you are much better able to experience harmony and balance through taking action with that insight. Health is, after all, about creating greater wholeness. Through empowering the communication of your internal systems, you create the opportunity for more life-enhancing energy and sense of well being in your life.
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