Navigating an Emotional Firestorm

Can you feel heightened emotions running recently? I believe that last week’s Blood Moon and many planets in retrograde are stirring up emotional energy in many people.
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Crazy outbursts. Super high and low emotions being felt. Conflict between individuals. You name it, I’ve seen it and I’m experiencing it myself.
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I believe it is somehow meant for us to stir up our emotions and bring awareness to our own lives. 
I believe it’s showing us old wounds that need our attention.
I believe that these “crisis“ are actually meant for us to experience and make choices in our life.
It is time to wake up!
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It’s time to let go of the old crap that doesn’t serve us anymore. Old behaviors and patterns need to be looked at and changed, transmuted or released.
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Just as a forest fire clears away the old to allow the new to come forward. Emotional firestorms can do the same thing.
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What may feel like a crisis is not happening TO us, it is happening FOR us. It’s time for each of us to take personal responsibility for our own lives. Being self-aware of what’s really happening to you in the midst of it is the first step.
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In the midst of the emotional firestorm, I believe that it’s best to stand in love, truth and honesty. This will allow you to feel the love for yourself and whoever might be involved in the firestorm.
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The purging of the old is a natural process. It’s time to clear a path for new way of being for yourself and deeper more connected relationships with others. It’s time to live your best life!

If this post resonates with you and you desire some support, I invite you to contact me.

Much love,

 

What are Your Triggers?

What happens to you when you get triggered by something in your world?

Maybe it’s something as simple as a slow driver in traffic and you are late to work?

Or maybe it a negative comment from your Mother?

Or maybe something your partner did….or DIDN’T do?

Or maybe your boss pointed out something wrong with the project you put your heart and soul into?

All of these can be triggers for you, in turn causing an upset inside of you.

Then what happens? Rage, anger, bitterness and resentment? Suffering inside?

These are all normal human responses to your world.  However, you DO have choices that you can make between the stimulus and response of what is happening inside of you.

You can choose to:

  1. Explode your emotions, yell and scream, blame everyone and everything for your upset.
  2. Hide your upset, emotions and keep it all locked up inside.
  3. Feel your feelings. See what is the deeper level of the trigger. Take responsibility for your upset. Heal the wound inside of you.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
~Viktor E. Frankl

You DO have a choice.

I can share with you from personal experience, that #1 and #2 don’t resolve the suffering inside.  In the past, not knowing any better, I unconsciously choose the screaming response. It is not very attractive and it took much of my precious energy.

Then there was a period in my life where I thought that being quiet and keeping my anger inside and diffused was a better choice.  Repressing emotions, also not a good choice as it manifested into illness in my body.

Have you experienced the pain of an upset and unconsciously choose response #1 or #2?

If you want to find a resolution to your upset and bring peace to yourself, then response #3 is the best choice. However, it takes conscious awareness of what’s going on inside of you AND the willingness to take responsibility for your upset.

“Only you can take dominion over your consciousness.”~ Dr. Mary Hulnick

If, in the midst of the space between your stimulus and response of your trigger, you choose response #3, here are the steps I suggest you move through to find freedom from the suffering inside of yourself:

  1. Recognize the trigger and give yourself some space.
  2. Feel your feelings, angry, upset, mad….allow yourself to FEEL them.
  3. Take 100% responsibility for your upset.
  4. Rise above your life as an observer and see what is really happening.
  5. Look to see what the upset is REALLY about…then go deeper. The thing is never the thing.
  6. Move into self-forgiveness for any judgements you might have towards yourself and others.
  7. Now as you have released your judgments, you can see the truth in the situation.
  8. Repeat as necessary.

“Every time one person heals an issue, all of humanity evolves.” ~Dr. Ron Hulnick

You do have the power to heal your triggers and upsets. Peace and freedom are on the other side of the suffering.

nourish-your-soulMaybe you are dealing with a trigger and upset right now in your life.

Ask yourself how bad do you want to heal?

Are you ready to see the truth?

Are you ready to take responsibility for your own upset without blaming another person?

Are you ready heal your own suffering?

If you are ready, use these steps to begin your healing.

I would love to hear your feedback in how this post can support you in finding peace and freedom from your suffering. And as always, if you need some support with this, I invite you to reach out to me.

Much love,

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