Your triggered self is an expression of you not to be shamed. Your triggered self is a reflection of an inner defensive or offensive system of the mind. Perhaps, sometimes it’s an unhealed wound and sometimes it’s a healthy response to a perceived threat. Emotional triggers can be unhealthy, but on the same spectrum, if we shame ourselves for knowing that we get emotionally triggered, then we experience unhealthy “out of body experiences” that cause a form of stress to our mind and ultimately to our body. I believe it stresses our soul as well. Our psyche is our portal to our soul and ultimately all that we exude or consume affects our spiritual body (our soul).
Psychological triggers can be a tie or attachment to an unhealed part of our inner self that we have suppressed, repressed, not expressed, or not acknowledged.
Not all emotional triggers are bad. Not all mental triggers are bad. In fact, to think of them as “bad” is to live in a state of fear. Fear is unhealthy and binds us in to not facing inner wounds.
I have been triggered mentally and emotionally into discovering more about myself which led me to find parts of myself that needed healing and nurturing. In this, I have discovered what running programs were in my psyche (mind) affecting and having control over my life.
All is a part of you, some way and somehow. The human mind interprets itself to its best abilities. Sometimes we may be triggered by something that wasn’t meant to be derogatory, but there may be an inner wound or attachment to an unhealed memory that causes us to go into defense mode. This defense mode may come out as seemingly hostile to another person or when we are in awareness we may see that it causes us to feel emotions that stress us out. Defense mode isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it’s our mind trying to protect us from harm. So to sit there and judge another person for being triggered is to cause mental injury to another person. Offensive mode can be activated through triggers as well because part of our subconscious defense may be offense or passive aggression.
Emotional triggers are not barriers, but, instead, they are guides to understanding our own inner workings. Shame and guilt are mental programs. Fear is a mental program. However, I believe having fear is okay. It is to be afraid of fear or to think of fear as a villain when it is unhealthy for us.