Brain (connects to) Heart (connects to) Gut ~ Part 1
Lets embark on a simple and brief exploration on how empowering it can be to become aware of what we put into our systems and surround ourselves with.
Assumption: We all want to be healthy, happy and live longer more fulfilling lives.
Scientifically Proven Fact: Everything you eat and drink every day.. your body must process.
Energetic Truth*: every type of energy you area around every day, your energy body must process
Goal: Evolution and Enlightenment (woo!)
I invite us all on a quest to become more aware of what we eat and drink and everything else we do and surround ourselves with. This is not a call for banishing, meat, alcohol, or anything else that makes you happy! This is a call to tap into and increase our own internal awareness... and to be open to surprises that you may not expect. There are so many nuances around the energy of what we consume and the environments in which we spend time, as well as the people we surround ourselves with.
For example ~ One could be a vegetarian and eat genetically raised tomatoes, french fries and veganaise.. One could also raise chickens and cows and eat eggs, milk and make cheese from these animals. Less processing and more local are more easily understood and consumed by our bodies, in fact if you can grow it, do it! Or... If you can support a local farmer do it!
Another example ~ Native Americans, ate seeds, plants, and meat.. they honored the process of receiving everything they found and used to survive. They did not waste, they saved, preserved and 'honored' the process of cultivating and receiving all aspects of what they received/were given from the earth. The energetic signature around the process to receiving from the land was clear, balanced and sacred. They understood that they were not solely responsible for their own well-being and ability to survive; connected to all aspects of nature, the energy of nature supported them.**
Final example ~ Jesus drank wine, Egyptians and Babylonians made meade, beer and wine.*** If you do it right its fermented locally so possibly (possibly) good for you.
Moving onto the importance of everything being good right now. The idea is to explore a balanced path toward higher vibrations of what we consume, where and how we spend our time. We are not in a rush nor do we need a quick fix, because nothing is that bad right now. The goal is building awareness and making small decisions that we can actually sustain because we naturally feel our bodies respond to the sense of well-being.
As a medicine man said to me a few weeks ago, "My people are peyote people. We were always this way, for centuries and generations long since forgotten.. We use peyote now to remember the way we were naturally lucid and light and relaxed." I have come to understand that it's important to allow ourselves to have everything that we need, RIGHT NOW as we wake up to remember how good life can be. So, no call to ban anything... more to increase our awareness around everything. Ideally some day, years from now, we are naturally, healthy, living over 100 years, until then, we are only beginning to remember how good us ought to feels to be alive.
As I consider for myself what it means that my gut "talks to" my brain (I've long been a fan of raw, local, organic, probiotic) but now it makes sense, that we have millions of neurons in our gut, which help to tell us about our environment and experiences. (modern science is beginning to document this see links below). Our gut is a potential override to our neurons in our brain.. if we are too stuck in our old neural patterning, our gut can certainly serve to alert us, to communicate to the rest of the body (good or bad) and to help in the re-patterning process.