Reactions come from contractions.
When we react to a situation we are not acting from truth, we are reacting from a contraction. The outcome will reflect this back to us, usually in a form which is unpleasant for us to experience. We manifest in our lives people and situations which trigger our contractions because on a deeper level we want to get in touch with these dense, blocked energies and wounds within ourselves in order to release and heal them. The frequency and intensity of the triggers we experience in the outer world is directly proportionate to the amount of pain we harbour within.
As we become more conscious and clear on the inside, we react less to the outside triggers and experience less drama in life. When we recognise that something has triggered us and there is the impulse to react, there is usually a very short window between the noticing and the reaction. With awareness, we can use this small window to consciously choose not to react.
Instead, we focus on the breath. This slows down the emotions and brings the attention inward. If possible, it is most beneficial to move to a quiet space and sit or lie down. Then bring awareness into the body and notice exactly where the contraction is located. Don't try to push it away or get rid of it, simply notice it and breathe.
At this point thoughts in the mind will most probably try to grab your attention, replaying the trigger situation, telling you why you were right/wrong or what you should/shouldn't have done. Do not give any power to these thoughts. Simply notice them too. Don't follow them because they will pull you into the mind and away from the contraction. Bring all of the attention into the body. Continue to feel the contraction more and more deeply while breathing. This will allow the energy to process in the system. It will give space to the energy and allow it to release.
When the system is once again calm, go back to the situation and respond. Most likely you will see it differently, with a wider perspective and the outcome will be a reflection of your calm, clear energy. ~ Louise 💜