Thank You for Triggering Me

Kayla Dhankhar
4 min readNov 17, 2022
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If you say something that triggers me, I will be so grateful to you.

Sure that may not be my instant reaction, I am not a saint. But after I move through the process that is recognizing and accepting my emotions, I will get there.

I want people in my life that are willing to be authentic.

That means they have to be willing to risk triggering me and other people.

If we all walk around with a trigger sensor on our lips, where will we be?

Trying to conform to what everyone else can handle of us. Continuing to reject parts of ourselves and put them in our shadow.

I am willing to trigger you if you are willing to trigger me.

And after the initial reaction of wanting to hide under our shells and protect ourselves, I hope we can come out and face what happened.

Why are you triggering me?

It’s not you doing something to me, it’s me doing it to me. You are just a catalyst, a mirror.

Let me walk you through my process.

First I have to notice I was triggered. Then I ask, “what was it that triggered me?”

The answer is never a person, but rather an action or often for me, words. Then it’s really the meaning that I make from those words or actions that trigger me usually. So to be honest, you are never the trigger.

Today I was irritated by someone using the phrase, “Fuck them.” I saw it as aggressive and unnecessary in the situation, and even inappropriate. Almost immediately I heard my internal voice saying, yeah you really don’t resonate with this person anymore, you have to cut them out and move on.

But then I asked, what is really going on here? Is this person really bad for me? No. But the language they used didn’t resonate and I felt irritated. I asked myself WHY?

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“Violence.” Just that word came up. I reject violence on all levels. And of course, when I reject anything, I create resistance. So I have identified the real problem, resistance to…



Kayla Dhankhar

🌟 Empowering Empaths | Energy Healer | Life Coach | Light Language Artist🌟