Posted by

Why You Should Listen to Your Gut

There are many reasons 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 means that the biofeedback and nudges you get from your gut are essential for your wellness and well-being!

The vagus nerve is the main nerve in the enteric nervous system. This explains why you get butterflies in your stomach before a test or performance, how the quality of your sleep affects your mood and ability to focus, and how anxiety response impacts your digestion. The gut has serotonin and opiate receptors much like your cranial 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 within your gut. On the mental and emotional levels, you are affected by resonating with external authority and stressors over trusting your own body’s messages. So it’s an invitation to create greater harmony and balance within so you can trust what your gut is telling you.

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. Earth Element correlates with the stomach and is related to your needs for nourishment and support. Fire Element correlates with Small Intestine, and is related to discernment. Metal Element has a direct correlation with Large Intestine’s impact on your life when you need to let go of habitual Reptilian Brain fight or flight responses ingrained over time from earlier experiences so you can connect more deeply to your true values.

crop faceless female counselor talking to client
Photo by Alex Green on

Your body is a map of your life’s experiences. Your energy body is storing this information. In order to get in touch with some biofeedback you might take some time to ask yourself these questions:
*What do I value?
” (Ask this question about different aspects of your life including relationships, home, family, environment, etc.)
* 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 or grieving something or someone?
* What is the stress I am experiencing in life tell me about my need for nurture and support? How is this affecting my stomach and digestion?
*What do I need to do to directly take care of nurturing my gut?
What do I need to let go of physically, mentally, and emotionally?

Take action with this information to create steady and ongoing insight that will support you in making choices for life-energizing direction including foods that are best suited and not best for you, acknowledgment of feelings and life needs, as well as what motivates, inspires, and supports your life.

You are wired for success and self-healing. When you listen to the wisdom of your body, you are better able to experience harmony and balance by taking action with that insight. Health is, after all, about creating greater wholeness. By empowering the communication of your internal systems, you create the opportunity for more life-enhancing energy for your positive intentions in life and this creates a greater sense of well-being.

Kimberly Rex
Kimberly Rex, MS

That’s why I carve out time for personal repatterning around the year. You, too, can experience this support and inspiration from the comfort of your own home!
Experience a Resonance Repatterning® personal session to tap into the innate wisdom of your body to create sustainable and positive change. Personal sessions are powerful energetic tune-ups for greater health and well-being! Sessions can be done by phone or Skype. Contact Kimberly here.

Privacy Policy

You cannot copy content of this page

error: Content is protected !!