Life happened, and IT feels like IT took you out. IT feels like IT failed you. Whatever your IT is, it left you drained. Here you are three years later or however long it has been for you and no book, nothing else about your course, no post about your business, 25 lbs heavier, sex partner after sex partner. You don’t go to church as usual. Praying is sometimes the last thing on your mind. You feel like God doesn’t talk to you anymore. You’ve lost all your passion for life.
Healing is the sum of going through the process and releasing it all to God for his will to be done. Once you learn that there is a problem and release it, then the rest is God. Admission is the beginning of any process. God said in this life, we will have tribulations, but he also said that we are more than conquerors. Whether you know, believe it or not, you are a conqueror.
In order to do true healing, you have to know your triggers. What pushes your buttons and how do you react? Sounds simple? It’s not. It’s a process. Most triggers have been attached to you for years and have become out of control.
I keep talking about triggers. What is a trigger? Triggers are external events or circumstances that may produce very uncomfortable emotional or psychiatric symptoms, such as anxiety, panic, discouragement, despair, or negative self-talk. It’s more of a mental health trigger. This trigger refers to something that affects your emotional state by causing extreme overwhelm or distress. When you have triggers, it affects your ability to remain present in the moment. It can bring up specific thought patterns or influence your behavior. It’s quite normal to react to triggers. The most important thing is to recognize them. If you don’t recognize them and respond to them properly, they may actually cause a downward spiral, making us feel worse and worse.
There are common triggers:
- the anniversary dates of losses or trauma.
- frightening news events.
- too much to do, feeling overwhelmed.
- family friction.
- the end of a relationship.
- spending too much time alone.
- being judged, criticized, teased, or put down.
- financial problems, getting a big bill.
- physical illness
- sexual harassment
- being yelled at
- aggressive-sounding noises or exposure to anything that makes you feel uncomfortable
- being around someone who has treated you badly
- certain smells, tastes, or noises
- feeling discounted
- blame or shame
- being control
- feeling smothered
- being judgemental or critical of you
- becoming mute or muzzled
It doesn’t have to be this way. You can stop them in its path. But how bad do you want it? It’s a process. It a process with taking. I can see it because I been there, submitted to the process and came out on top.
Now, I hope something resonated with you and you are ready to go further into your purpose. Get prepared to submit to the process. To heal or not to heal…That is the question.
Until Next Time…Toodles