I’m grateful when my body tells me that I’m being emotionally triggered. One of the best things I’ve done for myself is to become aware of how my body is communicating with me. One of the areas I find this really helpful is when I’m emotionally triggered. If I’m reacting to a situation, person, or word from a place of fear, lack, and separation, my body instantly tightens up. If I feel rage coming on, I feel it in my head. If I feel anxiety coming on, I feel it in my chest. If I get the feeling like I’m walking on eggshells, I feel a giant knot in my stomach. If I’m in a place where I fear speaking my truth, I feel it in my throat.
I’ve discovered that not all people feel things in the same places, the same way, so it was important to me to spend time paying attention to every time I felt myself being emotionally triggered. Learning my body’s language is a true gift. I’ve written how to use the body as a tool multiple times through this series because the body is a accurate measure of where my energy ACTUALLY is. I’ve thought I was okay before and my body told me different. My body holds me accountable for where my energy is. I can’t lie to my body. That is a blessing, because my body shows me when there is an opportunity to heal.
I know that I’m one with my body, but when I’m emotionally triggered my mind sometimes plays tricks on me, because feeling separate is part of how I allow my stories to come in. When I feel the connection between my body, mind, and soul, I’m in my oneness. I have to feel the oneness inside me in order to connect with the oneness extended from me.
Fear, lack, and separation don’t have the ability hide as easily when I listen to what my body is telling me. Being aware is key.
Today, I commit to listening to what my body is telling me about where my energy is. My body is connected to my energy even when my mind is trying to convince me otherwise. My mind can be a bit of a trickster. If I’m feeling aligned with the energy of fear, lack, and separation, my mind can take me into story land and come up with all kinds of stories convincing me my energy is in a great place even when it isn’t. This can be considered toxic positivity. When I’m not aligned with love, abundance, and peace, and my mind is trying to convince myself I am, the things I attract to myself are NOT fun! This is why I find is so important to listen to my body.
I learned to read my body by watching shows and reading things that I know would trigger me. Each time I was triggered, I would pay attention to where I felt it in my body. When I’m practicing this, because it does take practice, I try to get as specific as I can about exactly what I’m feeling and when I first remember being triggered. I allow my body to take me into the feeling. I’m amazed at how fast I’m getting at this now. I know when I hit the point when I feel a physical release of my body.
Our bodies have so much to tell us, we just have to be willing to listen.
With Love, Abundance, and Peace,
©Rachael Wolff 2021
Author of Letters from a Better Me – Click the cover to get your copy today!