It is often said that we have two brains and one of them is in the belly. It powered by the wisdom of the gut and it’s intelligence is found in being able to distinguish what we take into our bodies and how to process the many different items into nutrient and waste. Our bodies are quite efficient at the cycle of intake and exit until we add factors such as stress and disease to complicate it all.
When looking at the natural world, it is relevant to look within to understand that there are many mechanisms in the body that resemble the labyrinth with its many turns, shifts and progression to a goal. It would stand to reason then when one takes a healthy look at the digestive process to find it very much is a labyrinth working internally. Coming from the small intestine to the large there is a winding path of process knowing exactly the steps to take from intake to exit with movement and separation and absorption all happening inside while outside you may be taking the same steps along the path of a labyrinth.
It is fascinating to realize that each step may be a healthy digestive expression and quite possibly when focused on, can aid us intentionally toward better health and well being.
My labyrinth walk today was full of the gurgles and low growls that are a part of the body’s wisdom. I think my internal was speaking to my external steps all in happy alignment as indeed it is good to have things all working together. Intentionalize and internalize!
I also know from many years of laughter programs that a good consistent bout of laughter, the kind we do in our laughter programs for a period of time can be very releasing in nature and create a lot of helpful digestive movement as well, so perhaps as you walk today… a good belly laugh at each turn will create a happy belly and a healthy belly too.
To your he he health,