I hope this post finds you all well. I am compelled to blog about digestive health. How is your digestive health? Are you constipated? Irregular? I am not just talking about physical digestion........how is your emotional digestive health? Some may not think about emotional digestion as much as physical digestion. Physical digestion happens effortlessly, right? Emotional digestion takes work.
Physical digestion is the chemical and mechanical breakdown of food into smaller particles to be absorbed by the blood. Through mastication and the enzymes in the saliva the food is turn into a starch-less bolus. The bolus will travel down the esophagus and into the stomach with the assistance of peristalsis. After the bolus is introduced to the gastric enzymes it will form into chyme and enter the duodenum then the small intestines. The small intestines is were most of the food will be absorbed. What is now left is waste as it travels through the large intestines into the colon and then the rectum where elimination of what no longer serves you will be push out of your body.
Emotional digestion is a mind and soul experience. The witness (your soul) allows the experiences to come inward, starting off the emotional digestive breakdown. The emotional well- being will evaluate the experience, categorize it and push it along. Somehow, the process of evaluation has been retrained to separate the experience into positive and negative subgroups instead of digesting it as a whole. Once in the subgroup the positive is released and the negative remains. In coming! Here comes another experience and it begins to push the accumulated negative experience but wait.......it can't get much further..... there are emotional ties to it.....No no no....let go...where did these ties come from? Who put them here? I know.....it was pain....sadness....anger...disappointment. The accumulation of negative experiences will cause the accumulation of toxic waste and eventually taking up the space beyond it's own space. Yes, if the toxic waste is not eliminated joyful experiences will become a nuisance.
An example of accumulated emotional waste would be an experience you have that will occasionally replay in your head. Perhaps you might have triggers attached to your experience; a fragrance, a restaurant a car. These triggers some how take you back to the experience and suddenly you are submerged in anger and pain you once felt.
You can retrain your emotional digestion. Every experience that is encounter is intended to pass through you, as a whole. Through meditation and detachment of expectations we can be free to effortlessly digest any experience. Naturally embrace and enjoy every sensation of your experience. Where ever there is resistance there is opportunity to grow and learn.
Be kind to yourself and know that at every level of your experience, only you will know if it's for your own well being. Don't allow the judgments of others to influence your experience. This is your life, your experience and your digestion. Always feel free to re-evaluate your digestion. If the experience is toxic within itself only you can remove yourself from the experience.
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