I am a digestion enthusiast. Due to a lifetime of digestive distress, my passion for moving bowels runs deep. In my journey to becoming a digestion enthusiast, I have explored a LOT of butt stuff. From magnesium to suppositories, extreme fiber diets to colonics, stool tests to coffee enemas… I have left no stone unturned in the journey to find a well-oiled (literally) large intestine.
While there are many pooping pro-tips out in the world, one secret weapon that is often overlooked (or poo-pooed!) is energy healing. My study of Reiki and Healing Touch led me to experience huge shifts in in my understanding of my body and my bowels.
When it comes to human energy, consider how you feel when you have a crush. When you are in the presence of this lucky individual you feel buzzy. Magically, when they are near you, yet NOT TOUCHING YOU, you feel your bodies vibrating against each other. Imagine sitting next to your crush in a movie theater, elbows inches apart on the armrest, yet that seems to be the only part of your body with feeling. You know what I am talking about! This is the unique energy that we all carry with us as we navigate the world. My experience with energy clearing, through practices like Reiki and Healing Touch, are described simplest as receiving an energetic massage. We often focus on our bones, our muscles, our fascia, but our energy needs cleaning up and support, too.
Throughout our bodies we have centers of energy called chakras. While all the chakras work together to create the vibe we radiate, the seven main chakras are the powerhouses. Each chakra has a different focus:
1st Chakra = safety and security
2nd Chakra = creativity, sexuality, child self
3rd Chakra = sense of self, self-worth, identity
4th Chakra = ability to love
5th Chakra = using your voice, speaking your truth, expressing self
6th Chakra = focus, imagination, truth seeking
7th Chakra = connecting to Spirit
When it comes to digestion, all chakras play a role, but the true bowel superstars are the first three chakras. Supporting our human experiences in concepts of identity, safety, sexuality, creativity, and personal power, located from our base to our sex organs to our small intestine, this is the zone of digestive delight!
To begin using energy clearing for your digestion, you can simply place your already energetic hands over any area in need of energetic support. We all have some level of energetic healing within us naturally, and there are many classes available to delve deeper into this realm. I love simply beginning a meditation with my hands over my solar plexus (3rd chakra) and repeating a mantra that is specific to the outcome I am seeking. For example, when I experience constipation, I find great comfort and gastrointestinal support in placing my hands over my upper and lower abdomen while repeating one of my personal favorite mantras: “I am clearing”.
Another great form of energy clearing is envisioning a bright, clean light moving through your body. Or, if you have a specific zone or pain location you are focused on, visualize the light filling the entire area. If you want to focus your energy on a specific chakra, it can be helpful to envision the color that aligns with the selected chakra as a spinning orb or ball of light.
1st Chakra = red
2nd Chakra = orange
3rd Chakra = yellow
4th Chakra = pink or green
5th Chakra = light blue
6th Chakra = indigo
7th Chakra = violet
While I have many tools in my digestion enthusiast toolbox, energy clearing is a simple, accessible, and powerful resource worth exploring!
Are you interested in learning more about energy, but don’t know what to begin? Let’s sparkle together.