I wrote about suffering an emotional jolt a few days ago. I was talking to a friend today, about my immediate response to this trauma – Emotional Jarring. It was tears. But I collected myself in about ten minutes.
I then went right up to the source, cutting by everyone, damned near pushing people aside. I wanted to talk to the injured party. The victim. I’m some of the collateral damage.
I asked the person if I might be able to help them. I told them what I had, that I might be of value to them. I was relieved when my offer was accepted. I left to go fulfil my promise, that minute.
I think this is telling. Who are you, really? It reminds me of an old thread in the forum, some New Yorker asked people to state what they did when they heard the news on 9/11.
Personally, I was at home with two small children. Same thing. I saw the news and started crying. I felt a lot of panic.
I was supposed to take my daughter to school, but I did not know what was going on and did not want to be separated so I gathered up both kids and went to give blood.
Seriously. I was in line to give blood within 15 minutes of the second plane hitting.
It seems that looking at something like this has a lot of value in that it shows you your core personality. When everything is stripped away, I want to help and be of use.
What is your instinctive response to trauma? Where is the Moon in your chart? Also, can you give an example?