As I spend time alone, I am hearing messages from my higher self. She says that the pain is within, and not out there. When I feel pain from watching terrorist attacks against innocent human beings, it has triggered something painful with me. This pain is fear within me and emotional wounds of my past.
As I observe others lashing out at and wanting death of muslims, Syrians, and terrorists, I am keenly aware of what I am feeling and what is happening around me. I coin this phenomenon the “Domino Theory.” The violence triggers fear and rage within us, but that rage is already within us from our own experiences and emotional wounds. This fear causes us to react, and then strike back in a knee jerk response. This is how violence and wars are begun and perpetuated.
The momentum of this anger, rage, and violence is driven by vengence and retaliation which is reciprocated in kind. Around and around we go causing destruction, pain, and suffering for all involved as well as innocent bystanders. Awareness is the ability to recognize and acknowledge our own triggers, and then stop the reactions before it begin within us. I use this practice called, “Emotional Release Practice” to help me with my own emotional healing, deal with these emotional triggers, and stop the knee jerk response to strike back.
When we begin to change ourselves, we will begin to see that ego is driving the fear which is triggered, and then the subsequent knee jerk response occurs without even our awareness. This is what is happening within us, and until we recognize this, collectively as a society, we will continue to perpetuate violence, destruction, and our own suffering. (Copyright 2016 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)