In my recent acupuncture session it was mentioned to me that I could work on my “belly fire”. I consider myself quite a firey type already but something in me knew exactly what she was talking about. When I began to dissect my life (as anyone would after that) I realized that having strong fire in the belly is a constitutional state that bridges mind/body/emotion. It fuels your light, your creativity, your ability to be nourished fully and even express your sexuality with ease and confidence.
So, I dug a little deeper into my life and began to recall how it looks and feels when there is a strong fire in my core. I move through my life with confidence. My body is warm and limber. My digestion is strong, my eyes bright and my speech strong and clear. I want to connect with others (if you know what I mean) and I feel creative and unapologetic for my self expressions. What was I doing at those times to keep that fire going? More importantly what signals can I look for when I need to reignite my fire?
When your flame is a flicker
- You digest poorly and feel bloated or full even after small amounts of food
- Stuff stinks on its way out
- Your breath is shallow no matter how deeply you inhale
- Your hands and feet tend to be cold
- Your libido is low
- Your brain is slow
- You do not feel passion for much of anything
- You would rather isolate than socialate (it’s a word- I think)
- Your creativity is low
- You feel disconnected from your source of spirit and inspiration
- Your speech is messy and lacks confidence
Getting to a state of strong internal fire can take some work. The key is being able to tune into the signals that need the spark and then addressing those areas.
How to bring the fire back
Rest– Have you simply burned yourself out? Nourishing your adrenals and getting rest is your first step if you are fizzled out.
Breathe– Spend some time each day to sit and breathe- deeply. Most people do not have full access to their breath. Breath massages internal organs, fuels your brain, ignites your chakras and signals your parasympathetic system that life is good. I have been working with transformational breath work sessions and it has been a major catalyst in lighting my fire. Email me for practitioners and details!
Diet– If you are eating in a hurry and what you are eating consists of processed foods, coffee, sugar and cocktails well then… If you are eating what you consider balanced I would slow down and chew to start. You can then try adding in a digestive enzyme. Warming herbs like cumin, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric and fennel are amazing for natural fire and they soothe and digest. Always consult some guidance when working with supplementation.
Dance- This works every time. Move that belly and wiggle those hips
Have Sex– I know, “your tired tonight”. But, sex is a sure fire, fire starter. Plan it, practice it, do it. If want to keep the machine greased up and ready you have to start her, or him, up every once in awhile.
Eat some chocolate?! Well, only because I love you and it’s the month of love. Yes, it’s sugar. But, in the moment it can turn you up and turn you on- in moderation of course. Enjoy.
If you don’t know where to begin or if you can’t get your fire going- email me. As always, listening to the body’s cues for when your systems start to fizzle is the first step. They are there to guide you so you know how to tune in and reignite your own internal flame.
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