Wheat is a staple food in so many cultures around the world, that it became a universal symbol for basic human needs.
A diet of bread and water is considered a minimum a human being shall receive, no matter if this human is a sick person, a slave, or a saint.
Bread has been elevated to almost a holy status, and in many religions and cultures it symbolizes God's Love and Grace.
Look at what the industrial revolution did with this staple crop: striped its meaning away, farmed it with no regard to the Life Force and nature's cycles, milled it beyond recognition, and taught people to consume it fast and in insane amounts.
Humans did the same with Love: diluted its meaning, commercialized it, and substituted it with nervous emotional thrills.
Gluten is not the devil here.
Yes, it is a mild irritant causing microscopic damage to the gut (like many other food sources), but your body has an ability to heal that irritation rather quickly.
The problem starts when you "offend" your gut with gluten constantly; eating it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the 2 snacks in between (and drink it in your malt-sweetened drinks).
The body has its own rhythm and speed of recovery, and at some point, the damage caused by gluten is just too much for the body to keep up with.
And it's exactly the same with daily hurts and pain-causing emotions in your life.
Your body wants to release the stress and trauma you feel every day, but you were taught to keep it in, suppress it, reject it.
Our culture values mental strength over emotional expression, and because of that, we humans suppressed our own ability to heal ourselves.
How do you release daily stress?
Is this way peaceful and calm, or wired, spent, and temporary?
On top of that our "daily bread" of love, care, and emotional intimacy comes at a cost: in many homes love equals rejection, judgment, and punishment.
These inconsistencies between words and actions are the daily "offenses" damaging our system, and at some point, it simply becomes too much.
If you have gluten sensitivity, ask yourself:
Were you eating wheat products mostly in the atmosphere of negative emotions (rejection, attack, powerlessness, humiliation)?
Were you ever **forced to eat **wheat products when you were not hungry, especially in your childhood?
Were you ever using foods that include gluten to soothe your emotions?
Is there a history of slavery or imprisonment in your DNA lineage/ancestry?
Is there a history of poverty/famine in your DNA lineage/ancestry?
Were you ever avoiding flour products in fear of bread/pastry causing you weight gain?
Explore your associations with gluten/wheat.
What does bread mean to you?
Is it somehow "bad" to throw it away?
Do you consider gluten a poison and source of all (health-related) evil?
AND Explore your associations with love/family home.
Could you depend on consistent, unconditional love at home, or did you have to "earn" it in the past (be a good child and mommy will love you)?
Were you ever punished by your parents in ways that made you feel unlovable (I am so disappointed in you, do you even love me?! Spanking, forced alienation aka. time out, taking your toys away...)?
Was "love" ever used to manipulate you (kiss uncle John because he will be sad if you don't! If you want to stay in this family you do as I say! If you love me, you will do this for me...)?
Look for signs of fear, lack, manipulation, helplessness, powerlessness, injustice, and distrust.
Can you see a connection between the way you feel about bread and the way you feel about love as it pertains to your childhood home and emotional safety?
💚Healing the psychosomatic root cause:
Ancestral values, womb and birth trauma, ongoing emotional conflicts, and limiting beliefs need to be addressed to heal the root of this condition.
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