You know how sometimes you read or see something that instantly triggers you?
You feel jealous because some rookie just opened her business and BAM! turns it into an instant success (WTF! When you’ve been diligently working on your business for fucking years and are far more experienced and how is this even possible?!)
You feel angry or hurt because someone voices an opinion you SO. DEEPLY. DISAGREE. with.
You had this idea for a book / blog / program / service / business and WHAT?! suddenly see someone else running with that very same idea!
You see someone offering a program or service you just KNOW, in your BONES, is missing some key elements YOU know people absolutely need to hear or learn about.
Or you see someone do something that you soooo deeply crave, too.
Things like these can get under your skin and trigger all kinds of emotions:
Anger. Jealousy. Fear. Annoyance. Doubts. Sadness. Feeling defeated and beat and powerless.
Or on the positive side: completely inspired and fired up.
IF emotions come up: acknowledge them.
Cry, rant, vent or journal your way through it if you need to.
Open up to see the invitation this trigger truly is.
Triggers like these are always, ALWAYS, an invitation for you to heal.
To step it up a notch.
To be seen more. Heard more. Be more visible.
An invitation to keep coming back to yourself and YOUR truth, and to share that through your work.
It’s an invitation to decide what you stand for and believe in, and to express that more. And take an unwavering stand for it.
It’s an invitation to hone in on YOUR message and what YOU are here to contribute to, and to DO MORE OF THAT.
To consciously contribute to what you choose to see more of in the world more than you already do. In every area of your life.
Bless your triggers.
They help you heal and grow. They can be a BIG source of inspiration of empowerment – if you let them.
Explore what exactly gets triggered, both positive and negative, and what its message is.
And please, do NOT shrink back, hold back, or crawl into hiding when something or someone triggers you.
It can be tempting to do so, but in the end, it won’t help you.
It won’t help anyone.
Acknowledge the shit AND the sacred your triggers stir up.
Heal your shit. Embrace the sacred.
And use that to empower you.
Use that to BE more, DO more, and CONTRIBUTE more.
What triggers you in general or right now?
And what does that invite you to do?
Explore. Feel. See. And embrace whatever this invites you to do whole heartedly.
It WILL help you heal and grow.
Which is not just good for you, but for your business as well.
(And for the world, too! When you own your shit and deal with it, instead of pouring it out over other people’s heads, you automatically contribute to making the world a better, more loving, less crap-filled place for all of us.)
To healing and growth!
© Brigitte van Tuijl
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