Getting triggered happens to us all at some stage. The main thing is not to beat yourself up.
Care for an example?
For me it happened yesterday. But rather than react I took a step back and decided to process it instead.
Here’s a direct transcript of what I wrote on my FB page at the time. It’s part of my process to share.
“An interesting one this as I’m still processing and shedding even as I type.
I saw a shared post pop up on my newsfeed today which has completely pissed me off. It’s likely to be re-shared a lot as it seems clever and all the rest of it. To me came across as highly judgemental of peoples choice to what they do and don’t focus their attention on.
I’m not going to repeat or show said post as 1. it serves no purpose (other than my initial reaction) and 2. I hid it as honestly if I saw it again i would simply react – and not well I might add.
Which is not a good idea this week as some odd energies flying around. Today in particular …feels like the collective right now.
Instead I am sitting with it and asking WHY it’s triggered such a strong reaction. It’s in part conformation of why at the age I am (42) I have made a conscious step away from something I see as not relevant, all smoke and mirrors and not going to be carried forwards for too much longer.
I decide what my focus is, no-one else. If I choose to not feed energy to something that is is my choice. It’s not your choice. You have your own to make. Which I respect …..something that gets overlooked a LOT on social media.
Words have power – never forget that.
And once seen cannot be unseen.
So at this time when we are revisiting, remembering etc these things can be flashed into our awareness as a test of sorts to see if we have changed. I have in a sense that I did not respond, hid the post. So I wouldn’t be tempted to go back to it and scrolled past where at another time I would have jumped in feet first and regretted it later. So forward movement.
Sometimes taking that breath, that little step back to going observation is a fecking good thing.
Away to sit with this a bit longer . So I don’t punch my computer or tablet screen any time soon……….
And before anyone asks I am actually fine just processing
Like I always say I’m still human and will share the not-so-great stuff when it happens.”
Today is a much better day. Energy wise creativity is flowing and I’m setting my intents for the next 3 years.
Some interesting stuff on the horizon is all I will say at this point 😉