Last week my husband Michael saved my ass. He happened to walk by my office while I was pounding away at my computer’s keyboard, crafting an email to someone who had just written to me with a message that pushed my buttons.
Dear Jennifer: I have been working so hard on my spiritual growth but I still struggle with anger from things that happened in the past and I get very angry with people in my life who don’t honor their commitments to me. I’m angry at the people who abuse animals and children and at anyone who takes advantage of others. I feel that this is not very spiritual behavior so I am angry with myself for being angry. Is it OK to feel anger and how do I release it so I can think of these situations without feeling so angry?
Anger can be a difficult emotion to understand, but like everything else in the Universe, there is a grander purpose to it. Most individuals have a fear of expressing anger, and so it is forced down inside, until it reaches a point of explosion. Many times after that happens, the person will then feel guilty about being angry.
What is the purpose of anger, you ask? It is the crucible from which freedom can be born. It is the compounded welling up of trapped emotion about all things. We are emotional beings for a reason, so we can truly process our experiences – every colour and nuance of experience in this life.
Dear Jennifer: I am going through a divorce and I’m so angry with my husband for leaving me after twenty years of marriage. None of what I have done for him seems to have mattered and he seemed so happy to leave. Now I’m trying to put my life back together but I cry all of the time, I can’t get rid of this anger and I although I don’t think I want him back, I don’t know how to move forward. Can you help me?
While shopping for clothes on a quiet afternoon, I encountered a frustrated worker who decided to take her irritation out on me. As I left a dressing room with clothes on my arm, the young woman yelled - actually yelled - at me for not putting them on a nearby return rack.
Are you feeling unexpected anger, rage or sadness? You are birthing the new physical you! In the past few years, you have experienced several physical shifts – but nothing as comprehensive as has occurred recently. Your internal physical form is shifting from that known by your scientists into a crystalline structure with different connections and abilities.
So much is happening within your world – yet your joy is palpable. Those of you who have financial concerns or perhaps a loved one with issues, might find this paragraph difficult to comprehend. You might even be angry. But your pain and fear is of the past. Even though your vision of joy has not yet appeared, you feel an inner joy – almost as a guilty pleasure. Let us explain what is or has happened to your being.
Every day there are plenty of good reasons to be frustrated: another long line, telemarketers, a goal that isn't materializing "fast enough," people who don't do what they're supposed to, rejection, disappointment. How does one deal with it all? You can drive yourself crazy, behave irritably, feel victimized or try to force an outcome -- all self-defeating reactions that alienate others and bring out the worst in others. Alternatively, you can learn to transform your frustration with patience.
Anger is ego’s henchman. Whenever you are angry, know that ego is at play. Anger is a by-product of ego. Whether your anger is justified or not, anger itself is a representative of ego. Anger doesn’t let you think. Anger not only surmounts the heart, it also surmounts the mind. Anger takes over, and you see red. Red is the color of anger. Red-hot is anger’s temperature.
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In a continuation of our last discussion, we wish to add this information. To the ego or unrefined mind, it seems like “work” or a “discipline” to relax, go with the flow and surrender to Grace. It also seems like work as the unrefined mind is so accustomed to figuring things out, and being pro-active as it were. This time when your earth sun is in the sign of Cancer is the perfect time to ease into the peace, the feeling, the Grace.