Trust can sneak up on you


I was triggered yesterday in the online Kundalini group. We have a daily online group at 7 am During the week and at 8 am on weekends.

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We have a WhatsApp group chat to facilitate sharing and community.

I experienced the PTSD upset, a sense of danger, the physical reaction, intense sweating, and intrusive thoughts.

Instead of isolating myself, I shared my experience with the group.

Inside this group, I feel respected and safe.

That sounds like trust.

It can sneak up on you when you least expect it.

Sometimes we have to lean in more, risk a little more and do the opposite of what PTSD wants us to do.

Instead of the usual aftermath of being triggered, isolated and upset, I feel part of the group, calm, and included.

They supported me and gave me great feedback and empathy.

PTSD still rages at times but as Rudid96 says, I will continue swimming upstream for a while.

P.S. What a pain in the ass I must be. I am a lightning rod for discussion, never at a loss for topics.
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8 responses to this post.

  1. That’s awesome, I’m so glad you had that. You’re right, sometimes we need to lean in instead of run. Maybe it’s best if trust sneaks up on you, that way it’s there before you can turn your back on it.

  2. I am surprised and my discovery happened out of a triggered experience

    Lemon’s to sweet lemonade

    We need to pick our battles and fight PTSD at times.

    Like playing cards, know when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em

  3. That’s beautiful Marty. So encouraging. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. It scared me some

    Will it disappear

    I wish this is a start of balancing my mood swings

  5. You took a brave step and it paid off!!!

  6. Score one for our side

  7. Not healed yet

  8. It’s a long process 😦

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