By Narelle Monteleone
Ever had an absolutely crazy over reaction to something? When you are in the thick of it you feel as though you are completely justified for feeling the way you do only to realise hours, days or weeks later that the reaction did not fit the situation?
You ponder over what could have possibly made you act in such an irrational manner over something relatively minor, yet for all intents and purposes you DID react and for the life of you, you just can't figure out why.
Most of us have experienced this at some stage throughout our lives.
So this is what I have learned.
When we grossly over react to a somewhat minor situation, generally there is something larger at play. There is an underlying issue that has yet to be properly addressed and the situation has triggered us due to it needing to be brought to the surface to be healed. It could be that this situation is replicating something from our past that affected us and it is triggering the emotion tied to that particular event as it wasn't dealt with at the time. This could even be connected to a Past Life as we do bring certain things from previous incarnations with us into our current life. If we have experienced a trauma in a previous life, it would not be uncommon to still have a connection to whatever that trauma may have been and under the right circumstances that could definitely be a trigger.
An example could be - Someone who is in a dysfunctional relationship where they are not being valued or treated with any respect may then go to work and over react to a colleague not listening to what they have said. Another person may shrug it off and be understanding to the fact that maybe the colleague was extremely busy and not deliberately ignoring them. It is all in the perception of each person as to what is actually happening in every moment when we interact with others. Having experienced a previous trauma can make a person hyper sensitive to a situation that no one else in the room reacts to.
This is why, it is so very important to incorporate healing into our lives regularly, just as we would visit the Doctor for Blood Tests, or Book in for a Clean at the Dentist. Our healing is vital to our happiness and in the interactions we have with every person we meet. If we don't heal as these issues rise to the surface, and they do, constantly, as it's all part of our growth, then it becomes stored in our bodies, which then creates imbalance and eventually illness. Healing ourselves is done in numerous ways and does not have to be complicated and it will not be the same as someone elses. We all have various ways in which we heal, in which we unwind, relax and restore our energy. There are some really simple ways to begin to heal ourselves but whatever feels right for you is what will work best. Energy Healing Sessions are great as they clear and balance your Chakras enabling your energy to flow as they should, and also enable the release of imbalances within our energy. For the times when you want to self heal but can't make it for an Energy Healing Session, here are some ideas:
Move your body through Exercise and/or Dance
Do what you love
Do Chakra Clearing Meditations
Wear Crystals and/or have them in your home and work space
Work on self love using Positive Affirmations
Forgive yourself and others for any wrongdoings
Leave the past where it belongs - in the past
Live in the here and now - practice mindfulness
Create a space that is just for you - a room in your home or garden, a corner, an altar etc
Ask your Angels for help whenever you need support
Set Boundaries - you may need to set boundaries around certain trigger areas of your life
Speak to a Counsellor or Psychologist if you are struggling with triggers relating to trauma
Submerge your body in water - Go for a swim at the beach, have a bath, take a shower
Laying down, imagine white light coming from above your head and flowing through your entire body all the way down into the Earth below. Imagine any negativity flowing away and being replaced with positive energy. Breathe this light into your body.
Get out in Nature
Read a Book on Self-Empowerment
Setting the intention to release whatever the issue is that is triggering you can be very powerful. Talking it through with someone can be beneficial as it brings another perspective to the situation.
*Disclaimer - Always check with your healthcare professional about what is the best treatment for you. Holistic Healing is very beneficial used alongside the more traditional medical therapies. Remember that if you are struggling with any Mental Health issues, always seek help through a Professional Psychologist or Counsellor or Call Lifeline on 131 114.