Having Celiac's disease means the days that follow trying food that is not labelled as Gluten Free might mean pain and discomfort and sometimes a little more. Yesterday, I tested my limits, I ate something that I knew was high risk, NOT obvious like a loaf of bread, but something that had big complicated words. The long and the short of it is I wound up eating processed soup because the packaging looked delicious.
( Still does )
So today I woke feeling like I had the flu or some variation of food poisoning. BLECHHHHH! The pain was not just in my gut, but in my joints in my body. I felt fatigued, cranky, and unlike myself. INFLAMMATION EVERYWHERE!!!!
Here's where my life is changing...I turned to supporting my well being through two practices:
Meditation and Essential Oils.
I am working on a 21 day mindfulness practice that incorporates essential oils into the meditation to support the process of deepening self awareness, aka its easier to meditate when you have a sensory item to focus on. The oil in the practice today was rosemary, which just happens to be a magical oil that when combined with peppermint oil and used with fractionated coconut oil, and applied to my lower abdomen, made my gut feel so much better. Rosemary aids in digestion. Bless this herb.
Honestly, before I meditated I had put the oils on my belly as curled up in a ball in bed. Within in 5 minutes I was able to record my meditation. Within five minutes it felt as if I was getting a hug from my mother, the kind of hug that takes the pain away. The kind of hug we all need to know how to give ourselves. And the kind of hug we need to give to others. The kind of hug that brings you joy. That is why I share this with you.
These are not health claims, or FDA certified, this is just my personal experience.
I love when things just happen to be.