Handle Irritations Before They Handle You

Is the Way You Handle Irritations Working for You or Impairing Your Health?

Mind Exercise - Handle IrritationsDo you handle irritations by flying off the handle or is it more like a slow burn?

Certainly, it seems that everywhere and every day, there’s more things to be irritated about. However, are you letting them drain your energy or sour your mood? Do they keep you up at night? Are you dangerously close to lashing out at others, even those that you hold most dear?

Well, if that’s happening, you’re certainly not alone. These are all ways that we keep “scratching the itch” and make bad situations worse.

This is a great subject to journal about for your own personal growth. You can turn irritations into positive progress, and this Mind Exercise is here to help you do that.

Simply relax and gaze at the Intuitive Learning Circles while contemplating the accompanying positive affirmations and questions. Going through the process will help you discover how well you’re handling irritations and what you can do to improve. 

So, get out a pen and paper and let’s get started…

An irritation is there to alert you of a problem. Use Chigger Medicine to slow down and tune into what’s bothering you.

What is a problem that’s been irritating you? Write it down.

Often, an irritation communicates on several levels. Ask yourself:

“How is this irritation affecting me physically?



What about spiritually?”

In what ways do you keep “scratching the itch?”

Is that working for you? If not, are you open to an alternative path?

Keep writing until you feel you’ve gotten all the information.


Mind Body IntegrationFor best results, look at each Circle both crossed over the midline of the body and uncrossed so that the correction is more complete.

Engage in a Change in Perception to Help You Handle Irritations.

It’s possible that you could handle irritations a little better by shifting your focus. Look at your situation from a different angle or through a different filter. You can get some help with that by relaxing with these affirmations:

Rational Thought

“I reclaim and balance my five senses.”

“I focus them to be present and aware of my current needs.”

“I use them to become aware of confusion, conflicts and self sabotage.”

“I gain clear awareness of alternative paths that hold beneficial resources, solutions, opportunities and _________.”


Relax and let this Circle help you adjust the volume on your senses so you can handle irritations from a more balanced point of view.


Some may be turned up too high, causing anxiety, tension and/or misinformation about what’s really going on. That happens most often with the senses of feeling and hearing. You can use this Circle to help you adjust the volume down to just the right level.

Others may be turned down too low. Gently raise them up to just the right level for clear perception:

“I bring my senses into balance and perceive my situation with clarity.”


Check to see if your energy gets drained by this situation.

If so, can you tell how often it happens and what mental process seems to trigger it? Are any compulsions, obsessions or phobias involved?

Mind Exercise - Handle Irritations


Get all that stress off of you by getting it down on paper.

“I focus in on potential solutions that could really make a difference.”

Praying Mantis Medicine

This is a good time to write down specifics to help you clear away extraneous mental and emotional clutter.

You could also move, stretch, draw, doodle or journal via a stream of consciousness.

Art often brings in creative inspiration and self-care from your Soul!


Once you’re ready, use this Circle to help you reorganize your situation from a more empowered standpoint.

How do you need to reorganize your thoughts? Can you tell what the priorities are? What actions will you need to take realistically to follow through on those priorities? Write the information down, so that you have a plan to handle irritations.

Starlight Medicine


Get specific about what needs to happen to clear this irritation.

Is this situation detrimental to your physical, mental, emotional health?
What about the spiritual level?

Is there something that needs to be re-arranged? Does something need to be re-calibrated? Does something need to be removed entirely?

Rat Medicine

The Essential Human* If you have a copy of The Essential Human, now would be a good time to use the process on page 10 to help you make corrections for a healthy and full expression of the power that comes from your Essential Self. Choose from The Essential Human charts #1 – 42. Use this affirmation:

“I detach from harmful energies and connect with beneficial energies. What number(s) between 1 and 42 would help me correct the imbalance?”

Water Element – Emotional Balance


Make sure that your energy isn’t being drained anymore.


Are you heading in the right direction to be successful?

Are you hanging out with those who will be helpful?


Gently contemplate this symbol to help you get clear about what changes you can make in your position and direction.

A good question to ask is: “What would Love do?”

Reconnecting to Love


Imagine you can peel any negativity off of you like when you’re pulling off sweaty clothing. Peel it off and imagine it going to the Sun!

True Self


Bring closure to this exercise by closing any holes or pathways that lead away from your higher good.

“All holes are sealed and healed. 

I follow the direction of healthy protection.”

Piranha Medicine

Congratulations! You have a plan to handle irritations more objectively, with a different perspective and without the intense energy drain! Now is a good time to go for a walk or relax.

The medicines in this exercise come from Gifts from the Rainforest ~

Available exclusively From Soul Resources LLC:

Animal Totems for Inner Guidanceby Rheanni Lightwater


Inspired by Design Therapy from the native tribes of the Amazon, the forty-nine Intuitive Learning Circles™ and animal totems from Gifts from the Rainforest are healing and divination tools for anyone who wants to accelerate their spiritual growth and intuitive abilities.

♦ Find emotional balance  ♦ Deal with repetitive habits & attitudes that keep you stuck  ♦ Develop common sense  ♦ Learn to trust your gut instincts.  ♦ Receive messages from plant, animal & nature spirits.

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Rheanni Lightwater - Retraining the MindRheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT lives and practices in Santa Fe, NM. She specializes in learning difficulties and mind body healing  using Kinesiology, the Intuitive Learning CirclesReiki as a Master/Teacher, Hypnotherapy and Shamanic Clearing Techniques.

Schedule with Rheanni via Zoom or in person when you visit Santa Fe, New Mexico. Email your request to: soulresources@gmail.com or text her at (505) 271-4612 to schedule an appointment between 10:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday, Mountain Standard Time.

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