Circumstances can’t trigger what’s not already inside you!
I was back in Ireland this week visiting my mother. While she was opening a letter from the mail she said “I don’t like opening letters.” Curious, I asked why?
She explained that when she first moved away from home she would get letters from her family, which were usually full of complaints and “bad news.” So she still hated opening letters 60 years later.
Then I had to admit to myself that sometimes I have a sinking feeling in my stomach opening bills, or credit card statements. Sometimes I look with discomfort at some emails in my inbox wondering what the message is. Yet a letter is just a piece of paper, so it can’t trigger anything that isn’t already there in your thoughts.
You carry thoughts that are waiting to be activated by triggers. If they’re negative thoughts they’re the result of a previous fearful decision. You have negative or painful reactions already in place unless you have healed them. The good news is, you can heal your reactions in the moment they come into awareness by making another choice.
Imagine being in a really loving place while looking at what arrives in the mail. Imagine you’ve healed your family issues and your concerns about money and a family letter or credit card statement arrives in the post. You are loving and relaxed as you open and read the messages.
In the present moment, when all past judgements are healed, you are not negatively triggered. Your inner connection to love means you respond to everything with joy and kindness. When you choose love, any circumstance will trigger a loving reaction because there is only love inside.