I’ve been thinking lately about the gut healing journey. I’ve been thinking about my own experience, the experiences my clients have been having, and the experiences I’m sure that many of you are having.
From what I can tell, there are three pivotal moments in the journey to overcoming gut issues.
Firstly - you start gathering information. You might get the information from a professional, friend or family member, or you jump on Google and find out everything you can about your situation. You gather information about diet, lifestyle, different symptoms and what they mean, gut healing supplements and all the rest of it. You could probably write a book you’ve gathered so much information!
Once you have all this information, you can start experimenting with different things and testing out what works for you. This is where you start to get some insights. The insights might be positive, and you find something that works, or they might be negative, and you keep finding things that don’t work. Either way, your understanding starts to increase. However, what often happens is that you keep hitting a dead end or reach a plateau, which is very frustrating. Many people get stuck here.
The final point of the gut healing journey is when you are able to develop intuition around what’s happening in your body and why, and what your body needs from you to be able to heal.
It took me a long time to get to this point. For me, as Mrs Independent, I wanted to do everything on my own, and I thought that because I had studied then I didn’t need help. But we simply can’t see all aspects of what’s going on unless we have someone to help us reach those crucial moments of insight. We really need someone to look from the outside in to get those breakthrough moments that eventually lead us to being able to intuitively feel out what’s going on, and what we need to do about it.
So wherever you are on your journey, know that there is always a brighter future awaiting you. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help - we are here on this planet together to help each other, and you deserve to create the freedom and happiness you need to be able to have the experiences you really want from life.