I remember when I was taking some time to decide if I should adopt a puppy that stole my heart on my last 2-mile training run before my Big Sur trail marathon. I stopped along the way and asked if I could pet her black and white puppy. Stopping to smell the roses so to speak, well for me puppy breath. I always loved the soft warm smell of puppy breath, I have no shame to say so! As soon as the response, “I am only fostering him” hit my ears, the one mile run back felt like a half marathon. I was praying he would still be out there for one more pet, I mean sniff. I was in LOVE, true puppy love, I fell hard and fast.
My rational/logical mind was racing as if I were already on the trails in Big Sur for the 26 miles about the part lab and part Pitt Bull ball of love. As I drove home from my daughter’s soccer game I was sure not to share with her until I took the space to decide 100%. Deep in thought, I took a deep breath and I allowed the universe to help a mother out. As I looked in front of the brake lights of the car in front of me I read the license plate. PUPPYLV, I looked to my left in question as if someone was there to see my expression to read a street sign say, Labrador Lane if that wasn’t enough of an answer I was pulled to glance to the right where a white van to a painting company in a driveway read PITBULL PAINTING! Well, there’s your sign, I laughed, yes I signed the papers and our family had a new member and I had a new running buddy!
I have many stories like this, we are all connected, and when we are open to receiving the universe provides. Our bodies speak to us and provide messages as to what needs healing at a deeper level than the physical ailment. Those are symptoms from our emotions talking to us. I remember when I almost bought a used Toyota Celica, I really wanted it, but I couldn’t sleep that night, I had anxiety, well duh that was a sign. Our gut speaks to us and is known to be the second brain.
Because the enteric nervous system ENS relies on the same type of neurons and neurotransmitters that are found in the central nervous system, some medical experts call it our “second brain.” The “second brain” in our gut, in communication with the brain in our head, plays a key role in certain diseases and illnesses in our bodies and in our overall mental health. There is a “superhighway” between the brain and GI system that holds great sway over humans. The solar plexus area and heart chakra energy systems are very common areas in my clients with stuck energy that are getting in their way of healing until we get to the emotional heart of the matter.
A primal connection exists between our brain and our gut. You know that “gut feeling” when we meet someone for the first time or a dog in this case. We’re told to “trust our gut instinct” when making a difficult decision or that it’s “gut check time” when faced with a situation that tests our nerve and determination. Since our brain and gut are connected by an extensive network of neurons and a highway of chemicals and hormones that constantly provide feedback about how hungry we are, whether or not we’re experiencing stress. That sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach about buying that car is an example of the brain-gut connection at work. You’re stressed and your gut knows it—immediately.
Think of when you have a stomach ache or your child does, it’s a sign of something else going on, a stress reaction.
Of course, I cannot forget about all the signs we receive from our loved ones who have passed from the physical form to only their spiritual energy. The honoring of our loved one’s souls and signs deserve a Podcast and Blog on their own, so will just end here for now with this, when you are open, you will receive. They are always with you, and may you have peace by experiencing the sign you’ve been looking for. I have beautiful stories and have heard such incredible stories. More on this in my next blog along with some resources about the signs and hellos we receive from heaven.
Love, light, and healing