I understand that the title of this post can sound a bit “cutesy pooh”. But it’s true. Loving thoughts, quite unexpectedly, cured a tummy ache I had this week!
I hardly ever get tummy aches since I’ve found the foods and exercises, etc. that suit my body best. I think I allowed myself to get nervous about accomplishing everything I’d planned to that day. I ate lunch very (much too) quickly and I felt pain, but still ran out to get to a crosstown appointment. I could feel my stomach burning when I sat down in the coffee shop, in which my appointment was taking place. As is usually the case, I was a few moments early. I hadn’t felt my tummy hurting like that in a very long while.
I started to think about the meeting I was going to have and started thinking about how much I liked the woman I was meeting. I started to think about lovely things I’d heard about her. Then I started looking around the coffee shop and out the window at the street and saw several wonderful people I know. When I’m in the theater district I can usually count on seeing people I know.
I thought about how blessed I am to know and care about so may wonderful people … my mind drifted to recent happy memories and “BOING” I noticed that my tummy totally stopped feeling any pain!
Simply sensing the love I feel for so many people relaxed my system and fully removed the sensation of pain I’d been having. The love I was feeling calmed my nervous system and quickly calmed my stomach and digestive system. I stopped feeling any pain and felt no discomfort since that initial burning that I thought would probably be with me throughout my meeting.
My tummy hasn’t felt any discomfort since – and, I now, given that I eat foods that are beneficial or, at least, not harmful for my system I know I can cure pain should I feel it – by thinking of people and things I love.
What’s that song? – “Love Cures Everything!” – I’ve discovered that it does cure pain, at least pain that’s been induced by nervousness – as long as I’m taking care of myself.
Try LOVING THOUGHTS to calm your tummy. Love works for me.