The misconception of triggers is that it’s something that the external world does to you rather than an internal opportunity to honor you and let go of harmful toxins, like a geyser releasing from built up pressure.
Your brain cannot decipher past experiences from the present, thus the person or thing that triggered you brings up a past experience that is felt as a current charge.
A trigger is:
- An opportunity to heal or let go of something that no longer serves you.
- A release of trapped emotions.
- An opportunity to reflect on how the past has affected you and how you can act in a more healthy way in the future.
- A motivator
- An opening of a doorway
A trigger is not:
- A reason to do harm.
- Something you need to hide or be embarrassed of.
- An identification of you.
- All of you.
- A loss of control.
A trigger could be:
- A warning
- A reminder that something in your past needs to be resolved.
- That you’re at the gate where you have unfinished business.
- That you are missing information. More data needs to be gathered.
- Guidance that you need to do something.