It was 6:30am and Dad had asked me to wake him when I was leaving for the gym. As much as I called out, he was not waking up. OMG! had he died during the night?? I went closer to his room and bellowed. He awoke with a shock and told me that he’d been awake since 12:30am. Yeah, ok.
I was triggered into anger at the gym about something, which was so unlikely it caught my attention. That’s when I remembered today was World Water Day. To me this translates as emotional trigger day.
Dad was highly stressed all day and looking for something (someone) to trigger his anger. I’m not going to engage with that type of behaviour. He was triggering my fear though and that provided me with a good opportunity to look within.
We had an appointment with Mum’s doctor and we were both anxious as this was the first time the 3 of us would be together, in over 12mths. Plus, I was driving and I don’t like Dad as a passenger.
The moment we walked through the door, Mum was there. I pretended to ignore her and went to sit down, pulling out my phone. She was very responsive to Dad and I could see how amazed and thrilled he was.
I was still feeling highly anxious and it was only then that it dawned on me to try Neroli. Duh! I had just spoken to a friend this morning saying that a part of me was wanting to test Neroli as an alternative to Rescue Remedy, and a part of me was hoping I wouldn’t need to.
Thank goodness I carry many of my oils around with me and I first inhaled Neroli and then applied some to my temples and my forehead. I rubbed the oil in and was able to smell it from my fingers as well. Oh my.. calming indeed 🙂
Mum and Dad went off together and I used that time to go and catch up with a few people. Whenever Mum walked by I would turn to be busy elsewhere and I was told she was watching me closely.
When she came back with Dad I would turn away again and the staff would tell me how lovely it was that she was doting on him. I was genuinely happy for Dad. He’s taking her aggression and ‘dislike’ of us to heart and he doesn’t have the skills to deal with his emotions responsibly. He takes everything personally.
On the way home Dad tells me how happy he is by Mum’s sudden attentive change in behaviour. I told him how happy I am for him. He then tells me she was like that because I wasn’t there. Ummm.. Dad, she was like that because I was there. He knows.
Have you heard of World Water Day?
What does it mean to you?
How have you been during this World Water Day?
Have you noticed any emotional responses arising?
Have you noticed anyone being triggered into emotional displays?
What do you do when you feel anxious?
Have you ever tried Rescue Remedy?
Does it work?
Do remedies like this truly work or are they just supplements?
If they’re just supplements, does that mean we shouldn’t use them?