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  • Writer's pictureJim Hostler

From Triggers to Tranquility

Life is an intricate dance of circumstances, situations, events, and people that often serve as mirrors reflecting our inner world. In this intricate dance, there are moments when we find ourselves triggered – an emotional reaction that arises when something or someone touches a sensitive nerve within us. These emotional reactions come with the weight of low energy emotions such as anger, blame, and despair. How we navigate through these triggers determines the quality of our relationships and the results we get in life. And whether your life is filled with triggers or tranquility, is but a reflection of your consciousness.


When we react to triggers from the egoic construct, our responses are often automatic, driven by a need to defend, validate, or justify. With our reactions most often occurring in the low-vibration emotions, we unknowingly are creating more of what we say we don't want. These reactions create a cycle of negativity, perpetuating a disempowered state that disconnects us from our higher selves, our potential for growth and true Self awareness.


from upset and breakdown to peace and tranquility

However, there exists a transformative power within us – our ability to hit the pause button of life. In those critical moments when triggers surface, we can choose to take a step back, breathe, and evaluate the situation. This pause allows us to disengage from the automatic reactions of the ego and enter a space of conscious decision-making.


By consciously choosing how to respond - not react - we initiate a profound shift in our lives. Instead of being swept away by the currents of negative emotions, we open ourselves to the possibility of cultivating high-consciousness emotions such as compassion, grace, joy and peace. This shift not only changes our internal energy - our consciousness - but also alters the context of the triggering situation.


Rather than being a source of distress and breakdowns, triggers can become powerful teachers. When approached with mindfulness and awareness, they provide an opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth. Each trigger becomes a stepping stone on the path to self-discovery, allowing us to unearth deeply rooted patterns and beliefs that no longer serve our highest good.


Choosing how to respond to triggers empowers us to take control of our emotional well-being. Regardless of the external circumstances, we can remain centered and focused on our internal compass. This self-empowerment is not about suppressing emotions but about transcending them, allowing us to navigate through life with a sense of calm and resilience.


As we consistently choose higher vibrational responses, we create a different universe for ourselves. Compassion, understanding, and peace become the guiding forces in our interactions. We learn to see beyond the surface of triggering events, recognizing the interconnectedness of all things and embracing the idea that everyone is on their unique journey.


By maintaining focus, clarity, and direction through the storms of triggers, we stay on the path of fulfilling our life vision. Triggers no longer derail us; instead, they become catalysts for growth and transformation. Our journey is no longer dictated by external events but shaped by our conscious choices and the energy we bring into every situation. By embracing the transformative power of hitting the pause button, choosing higher consciousness responses, and learning from triggers, we navigate through life with a sense of purpose and self-mastery. In this way, what initially triggered us becomes our teacher, guiding us toward a fulfilling and enlightened existence.

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