Listen in to episode one – Feeling safe, grounded and connected with your root chakra
I always feel safe and protected in the world
The bodies natural call is to keep you safe, and this is fundamental to your wellbeing. You will have heard of flight, fright or freeze. This is where your brain decides what the best course of action is when it is faced with a perceived threat. For example, you may get triggered to use one of these responses when you feel unsafe or rejected, your finances are not stable, you are in a caught in a conflict, or when old feelings are surfaced when you face a similar situation from the past. What is important is to know what feeling safe means to you, and to know when you are heading for an emotional hijacking. Then understanding what you can do about it. Notice what happens in your body and work to ground and centre yourself.
You may not be able to stop your emotions flaring up and from reacting to a perceived threat, but you can be aware of your physical state, your internal thoughts and respond productively. One way is to consider your own unproductive response from a past situation and replace it with a productive one. You’ll become more aware of these through journaling and reflective writing. Think of the tree and how, when it has strong roots, it is unlikely to be ripped up from the ground and toppled over.
Journal it: What is the one thing that will make you feel safe and secure right now. Set a timer for 10 minutes and explore