Anger is energy for the climb
“At the core of all anger is a need that Is not being fulfilled.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg
“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their sad condition. But when they get angry they bring about change.” – James Russell Lowell
You have been energy depleted and deprived in the tunnel, knocked out just trying to survive, now suddenly a rush of energy enters and takes you over. Instinct dictates retaliation and protection even if the threat is long gone and moved on. Still, ego can kick and demand reparation. A case to slow this momentum down might be the potential harm and backlash not to mention, where will the energy to get out of the tunnel come from if this is all there is? A decision will be made in a matter of seconds that will determine the course that life takes. Now that we have found anger, what are we going to do with It?
First, celebrate! The energy came back from nothing. If you have a positive thought, then it is much more likely a positive result will come from this even though it is the vibrational level of anger. In anger, don’t lose the map.
The crossroads where we are looks a little like this:
1. Suppress this anger and deny the right to the energy because it could become destructive and fall into depression allowing the energy to be stolen and depleted back to depression levels.
2. Succumb to fear and sit in a state of anxiety about the energy.
3. Equidistance vibrationally from Anger in the higher direction is Courage, choose to focus that energy and move forward.
The nature of energy is that it affects things. That is what animates and is, as we know to this point, the difference between an object being alive or dead. A surge of energy, particularly one termed as overpowering or dangerous makes others uneasy. It’s not that you would harm anyone but you do have the instinctual energy generator that creates anger that is designed to eliminate the barriers that are stealing your life force. This is the mechanics behind why people react the way they do to anger. If you are not in control of your energy, then this force for self-preservation could inadvertently harm others. Most humans do not process being overpowered well. Hopefully this gives a good reasoning as to why someone would attempt to shut your anger down.
Most people don’t want to harm others, especially those that we care for in our everyday environments. When we are told to calm down or to not be so angry or even dismissed as “crazy”, “unstable”, or shamed with other labels, this can certainly be unhelpful, to say the least, at this crucial juncture. Two major recommendations at this point: Physically exercise to reduce the level of energy to a manageable state and distance yourself from others so their input is not a factor. These are for the immediate short term and are not designed to be long term replacements for everyday living habits. Unless you don’t find them to be a healthy part of your wellness plan, then by all means do it.
Objective outcomes experienced by making the following choices:
1. By listening to the internal voice that I had from birth, of parents, teachers, preachers, society, law enforcement, mangers, co-workers, friends, etc., unknowingly I denied my own right to the righteous anger I felt. Everyone just wanted me to go on with life and get over my problems because as the VA therapist told me in session: “Holly, everybody has problems.” I internalized this to mean I was complaining about something I had no right to because everybody had problems and mine were not so important. Essentially, I was making a mountain out of a molehill.
Allowing this thought process in and internalizing it as my new truth, cost me about two years until I met an energy healer. I spun from 150 of Anger down to Depression at 10. I confused indifference, guilt, and shame with 400, Reason. Therefore, if I had it to do all over again and having done it the destructive and the productive way, I would recommend a temporary imposed solitude. Also, you eliminate the chance of inadvertently harming someone with your unfocused energy.
2. Succumbing to fear, while not as detrimental as suppressing to depression, has the potential to open you up to addictions. When you paralyze yourself with fear and anxiety you just fritter that good energy away on worrying. Society loves you to be here. Nothing moves forward and you still mostly function, especially routine repetitive tasks which make up most jobs. Introduce all those medications for anxiety and big pharma is making money off you to boot. This is not a bad place, you won’t be alone, you will have lots of company here. Add a chemical fix to your ritualistic habits that create a false sense of security. If you want to keep up with the Jones this is an excellent choice. Addiction is still better than suicide.
3. The third option consists of focusing that energy and doing your goals despite the fear. Feel that fear and just keep moving through it because you promised yourself you would. You no longer do things because others want you to but because you made a goal out of desire and won’t let yourself down. You show up and make the ritualist habit something that will help you reach your goal. Read a chapter of a book every day instead of watching television. Exercise for an hour every day instead of staying home because too many jocks judge at the gym. You get the idea. Courage is focusing that energy instead of suppressing it or frittering it away on scattered rituals or unhealthy addictions.