When people, things or situations trigger us, and this means we get emotionally explosive or numb – e.g. irritated, upset, angry, jealous, helpless, guilty, quiet and withdrawn, overpleasing, stroppy or sulk – it is a sign for wounds that are hidden within us and that we have been carrying for a long time since our childhood and formative years, and most likely even as past life carry-overs.
Every emotional charge or psychological check-out is a signal that tells us we have a fragmentation or blockage in our system. And our fight, flight, freeze or fawn reaction is an old compensation strategy to cover up the original pain and shock.
But every autopilot reactivity is also an invitation to heal. Each emotional trigger offers an opportunity to go to the actual root cause, and transform and find closure with the topic or trauma at hand. It just requires our willingness to selfresponsibly face our icky feelings and long forgotten burried deep grief.
A clear confirmation for a successful, permanent healing within us is this: if we come across a familiar old trigger and stay calm – remain physically, biochemically, emotionally and mentally neutral. When we have ‚miraculously‘ shifted from unconscious reacting to conscious responding, or just remain in serene observation.
In this day and age, no one is free from trauma, misunderstandings, limited identifications and suboptimal manifestations. Parents, ancestors and authorities, society and collective imprints are key influencers and confusers in our lives. And the implications are huge, for each person, as well as society at large.
This means, for people to live peacefully and harmoniously with each other on this planet, every individual is required to face themselves, do their inner homework.
There is no way around our own individual introspection, inner clearing and maintenance work because nobody can do it for another. Each one is their own healer and master. In fact, the path of yoga is about the union with our real selves, spiritual selves. It is about a our committed search for truth, our courage to uncover all false programmes in us, rejecting all distractions around us and remaining uncorruptable.
Regular stillness meditation to calm the nervous system down and increase self-awareness, holistic soul healing and energetic alignment, integrative bodywork as well as comprehensive detox (body, home, relationships), wholesome sattvic food and time in nature have proven to be a very effective combination to dissolve emotional trauma imprints and autopilot reactivity permanently.