One of the most common healing requests Dorothy receives is how to heal digestion. If this is your concern, you are on the right page! Both the video above and the article below offer information and a simple technique to get you started right away.
Some Background Information
In the earliest stages of embryonic development, our digestive and nervous systems form as parallel tubes. In our developed bodies, they interact by a system of hundreds of thousands of nerves which connect the gut and the spine.
A Few Facts about Gut Bacteria
The number of bacteria living within the microbiom of the body of the average healthy adult human are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to 1. Because they are much smaller than human cells, they account for only about 1 to 2 percent of our body mass. (They make up about half of our body’s waste though!) A single bacteria has an average lifespan of about one and a half to two hours. The human body contains over a thousand different types of bacteria.
Pathways of Communication
We can think of ourselves as an ecosystem for our bacteria. They have evolved over thousands of years to manipulate us, their ecosystem, through a system of communication which involves the transmission of neurochemicals from their bodies to ours, via the nerves which run between the gut and the spine. From a practical point of view, neurochemicals are the physical expressions of the universal language of perception and experience, the language of feeling. The bacteria experience desires, which translate into neurochemicals. The pathways of communication have long been present, so the flow of information happens automatically.
Our gut bacteria produce neurochemicals which signal our central nervous system in a way which makes us feel good, if we do what they want. Conversely, they produce toxins which make us feel uncomfortable, until we modify our behavior to suit their desires. Good digestion produces soma, which nourishes the whole physiology on many levels.
This is a good reason to refrain from blaming yourself for lack of self discipline regarding food choices or other habits.
The next point is really important:
We all have the ability to create neurochemicals to communicate with our gut bacteria. This is done through the very same channels that they have been using to communicate with us all our lives. How can we do this?
Steps You Can Take for Healing your Digestion
All beings, large and small, subtle and gross, speak the language of feeling. Through feelings and expressions of sensual intelligence, we communicate with our bacteria.
The procedure has two parts: Love and Wholeness
Step 1. Love – Send Love.
Sending love to the gut bacteria elicits their receptivity. How often do we acknowledge the importance of the role they play in our lives, much less thank them? They value our love, attention and gratitude. This part of the message is formed in the heart. So allow your heart to fill with love, light, appreciation, forgiveness, empathy—whatever feels right to you. We give what we wish to receive. Honor them as God in you, for they are Divine Being. The love is formed in the heart, but permeates the central nervous system. From the spine, the communication will automatically transfer to the gut. This part of the communication process happens spontaneously. It will be good to allow your attention to follow the flow of the love anyway. It feels good.
Step 2. Wholeness – Envision your highest intention.
It is important to acknowledge that we cannot exist without them, and they cannot exist without us. For this reason, they must change to support our highest health, immortality, and perfection in the physical form. In the end, the perfection of Being is Brahman, totality, complete union with the Divine. For me this is the message that goes with the love, but you may form the vision in a way that expresses your highest intention for yourself. It is not a word, it is a feeling, an experience of one’s perfection in the physical form, of one’s fully enlightened state. This is formed in the head and crown of the body. By intention it is directed to the spine along with the love.