When someone experiences pain in an area of their body, it can make it hard for them to be in the present moment. Their attention can end up being consumed by this area of their body.
If they are able to bring their attention away from this part of their body, they may find that it is possible for them to carry on as normal. This can all depend on what part of their body is in pain.
Let’s say that one of their feet is in pain; this is not going to stop them from being able to eat food and even to enjoy it. The experience might not be as pleasurable as it usually is, but it won’t necessarily be free from pleasure.
While they are eating, they may even have moments when they are able to forget all about what is going on down below. Once they have finished eating, they could soon reconnect to the pain in their foot.
However, if one felt pain or tension in their stomach, it might be hard for them to enjoy eating. Putting food into their body could cause them to experience even more pain.
In addition to the pain that they experience during these occasions, there can also be what they go through when they go to the toilet. What is going on this part of their body is then going to absorb a lot of their energy and attention.
At the same time, having this problem may mean that they have very little energy anyway. The small amount of energy that they do have is then going to be used by this part of them.
What one could do, after becoming aware of this problem, is to go to see their doctor. One might believe that they have some kind of infection, which will be treated by taking a certain type of medication.
A New Start
Before long, this approach may work and one could soon go back to how they were before. Their lower body will settle down and this will allow them to redirect their energy and attention towards other areas of their life.
Then again, this approach might not work, and this may mean that one will end up looking for another solution to their problem. One thing that they could do is to look into what supplements may help them.
By taking this route, it may soon become clear that their gut microbiome is not working as it should. Therefore, the way for them to solve this will be to reset this part of them so that the environment of their gut changes.
Through taking this step and sticking to a certain type of diet, their stomach could gradually start to settle down. Once again, though, it might not be long until this part of them is playing up or this option might not work.
If one was to make a note of when their stomach plays up and to tune into how this part of them responds throughout their day, they may be able to gain some important information. What they may find, is that being around certain people or spending time in certain environments has an impact on their stomach.
During this time, they may find that their stomach tightens up and that it becomes difficult for them to breath properly. If this is so, it could show that they are carrying a fair amount of emotional tension in their body.
The Same Process
In the same way that one can retract and see everything as a threat when they are experiencing a lot of fear, their stomach can also respond in the same way. What takes place externally is then a mirror of what takes place internally.
Externally, one can see other people as a threat and this can give them the need to retract, and internally, their body can see food as a threat and this can cause it to retract. With all this going on in their stomach, it is not going to be a surprise for it to be malfunctioning.
On the surface will be their body’s inability to process food properly and underneath this will be their body’s inability to integrate the trauma that they are carrying. With this in mind, it is no wonder that medication or supplements haven’t worked.
These options would only be dealing with the symptoms as opposed to what is taking place at a deeper level. Ultimately, their system will have been overwhelmed and this is why it is unable to function in the right way.
Out of Mind
What could be confusing here is that one might not be able to connect to a time in their life when they experienced trauma. If this is the case, it could show that they experienced trauma before their brain had developed properly, which is why they can’t remember it.
At the same time, what this could show is that they have simply blocked out what took place as a survival mechanism. This wouldn’t have been something that they consciously chose to do; it would have been something that just happened.
This could show that one has experienced something traumatic in their adult life or it could go back to what happened during their childhood years. There is even the chance that they had a very painful birth, which could have overwhelmed their system.
Yet, regardless of what has taken place, they will be carrying trauma in their body that needs to be resolved. Their symptoms are their body’s way of telling them that something isn’t right and that something needs to be done.
If one can relate to this, and they want to change their life, they may need to reach out for external support. This is something that can be provided by the assistance of a therapist or a healer.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.
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