Trigger Warning: Triggers are different for everyone. You never know when they are going to show up. I am sharing in hopes of helping others.
Everyone has his or her own journey. We each have our own triggers and interpretations of life. My intent is to add in the healing process not cause anxiety or pain. Our experience may be similar but they are each unique. Even though many people could have been at the same event each person experiences and remembers those events through our own eyes and will recall the event differently. My blogs will be from my perspective of my life. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. I am not a Doctor, Counselor or Therapist. I believe it is important to work with Doctors, Counselors and Therapist along with Essential Oils, Energy Healing and spirituality to find health, healing and balance.
When I saw the following story “How to tell when your kids’ teasing crosses the line” by Deanie Wimmer, it hit home and made a lot of sense. I was teased by my siblings and in return I would get physical and pin them down and hit them. I don’t excuse my behavior, I did not know how else to defend myself. I was repeatedly told that words don’t hurt people. Unfortunately words are more damaging than the physical attacks. Words can effect a person throughout their life.
Each year more family traditions have stopped. This year there are no family traditions left and I am finding that that is triggering me too. Nothing to pass on to my children, nothing to look forward too. Just the hustle and bustle of buying and giving, but not spending time and creating memories.
- Uplifts mood and enlivens the senses
- Purifies and freshens the air and home
- Diffuse throughout the home during the holidays
- Apply to clothing, coats, and scarves to stay energized while holiday shopping
- Create a spritzer to mist holiday trees, garland, or wreathes for a fresh holiday scent
- Add one to two drops to a homemade potpourri for the holiday season
I know how important self care is. I know I get to create what I want for the holidays. I want love, laughter, and peace. I want to create memories with my children and celebrate those things that I am grateful for and the blessing I have been given.
For me Christ is the reason I celebrate Christmas. As I remember to follow his example of love and service I find joy. Everything that brings me anxiety and triggers my depression is the stuff the world has created as Christmas. So time to first take care of myself so I can love and serve others.
May you find your reason for celebrating, take time to take care of yourself and find the joy in the Holidays. Let’s start a new Holiday Tradition, one of loving our self, giving our self the permission to be wherever we are on our journey of healing, create peace with our past, and choose our future.