Meals that I could digest fine when my thoughts are kind and peaceful are suddenly not assimilating as well. Our body reacts and responds to the words and the statements we are creating internally. So if we are telling ourselves harsh words, putting ourselves down, judging ourselves, we are digesting those thoughts and those words along with the food we are eating.
Often I talk about what digests and assimilates well in terms of food, but for a moment think about how the word hate would digest in your body. Or what about the word ugly. How would the statement I am not good enough digest in your system? I know that even as I am typing these specific words I can feel my body tense up.
When we think loving thoughts, let go of expectations, and just show up as we are in the moment, our body will go into a relaxation response and your ability to assimilate your food and your experiences will increase. I know that I have had moments where I made a conscious decision to shift my internal thoughts to ones of love and appreciation for myself and then heard my stomach gurgle. I took that as a thank you from my gut. Thank you for feeding me love, thank you for nourishing me with appreciation, thank you for these thoughts so I can do my job properly.
I would love to hear from you! Have you noticed a difference in your body's ability to function when your thoughts are positive? Have you experienced your digestion change when you under a lot of stress and thinking stressful thoughts?