Last week I encouraged you to release the grudges and resentments that keep your energy trapped in the past (see Unleash the Power of Forgiveness). I also mentioned that your life would be completely transformed if you simply made the decision to not get angry from here on out. Now, as some of you have pointed out via email, this is trickier than it sounds.
You can’t simply think of anger as a negative emotion and shove it under the rug to suppress it or pretend it’s not there when it’s eating you up on some level. No matter how you try to deny it, either consciously or unconsciously, if that fiery energy is brewing inside you, it will show up in your physical body or in some aspect of your reality (or your dreams).
Why? Because you shape your life-movie with the patterns weaved with the emotional energy of the past—past impressions, events, and actions. The more unaware of these you are, the more unpleasant experiences they create. It’s all energy, and energy can’t be annulled or destroyed, it has to crystallize somehow. But it can also be redirected or transformed.
This is precisely what your soul is nudging you to do with the energy of past impressions and negative tendencies, so you can come closer to the perception of your true Self, which is love, freedom, and peace. But the ego-mind pushes in the opposite direction to keep the illusion of separation from your divinity, giving you plenty of reasons to hold on to past feelings, which makes giving up your anger difficult.
In other words, you’ve identified with it. Whether you acknowledge this or simply project it and then see it reflected as others expressing anger toward or around you, it’s the same mental attachment; it comes from both individual and mainstream ego. Of course, there are important gradations here; you may not have the impulse to hurt or kill someone, but you may direct your judgments and righteousness at the world, at those close to you, or at yourself.
Choose Love Over Fear and Freedom Over Guilt
Perhaps you sabotage your endeavors or your relationships, or stay in abusive or dis-empowering dynamics; maybe you disconnect from yourself by rationalizing your emotions or with some type of addiction; or you’ve built a self-image that doesn’t allow you to feel things or accomplish what you really want in life, maintaining a secret sense of loyalty, victimhood, or perfection you’re intensely attached to.
You’re not alone. I’m going to go out on a limb here and state that the world is fueled by anger, because it’s ruled by overly masculine and martial souls (to understand the different soul types inhabiting the planet, please refer to The Indigo Journals: Spiritual Healing For Indigo Adults & Other Feminine Souls). These souls have remained in power for thousands of years by instilling fear and guilt to manipulate the collective mind. But you can free yourself, as an individual soul, and shape a different experience of reality.
Those in power have developed systems and ways of life around fear and guilt to justify and turn these emotional currencies ‘acceptable,’ as they’ve built a highly militarized world. Fear is the opposite of love and guilt the opposite of freedom, but love and freedom are the main qualities of your soul and divine nature. So when the predominant emotional currencies trigger judgment and anger, either consciously or unconsciously, you disconnect from your inner power.
Take Full Spiritual Responsibility For Your Life
This destructive trend has reached an extreme, and nowadays is showing its ugliest head, so it’s time to make a decision: will you continue believing the illusion of separation that your own fear, judgment, and anger create, or will you transform this energy within you to be able to perceive life (and the world) from a higher place?
It starts by understanding that you’re not your mind nor your body, but an eternal spark of Consciousness exploring and experiencing the wide spectrum of being human. Then you must take full spiritual responsibility for yourself and your life. This means comprehending that you’ve created absolutely everything you experience as your reality, with both karmic debts and ties from previous actions and the mental tendencies your ego-mind uses to color your perception, which then becomes your reality.
There’s nobody to blame for what goes on in your life-movie, not even yourself, if you accept that whatever happens on your journey is meant to help you learn, grow, evolve, and then involve in search of your true Self. As my favorite spiritual teachers have said, “Pleasure puts you to sleep and pain wakes you up.” If you stop being afraid of the pain and the obstacles and difficulties of life, knowing it’s all in the hands of the Divine, you awaken to a higher perception—thus a higher dimension—of yourself.
Surrender Your Ego To the Divine Within
You can decide to be radically honest to discover the attachments and fears that fuel anger and then humbly surrender it all to the spiritual forces within you, while making conscious choices toward greater love and freedom for yourself and everyone around you. Question your own impulses and instead ask, what is your life-movie pointing at that you must let go of in yourself? Not to become self-conscious or compare to others, but to uncover the self-love and compassion behind the pain (disillusion) your anger is trying to disguise. This is how you transform and redirect your emotional energy to shape a different future.
Choose to live with awareness and discrimination rather than blindly following your impulses, and shift toward a deeper connection to yourself instead of going in the direction of what’s familiar or suits your egoic self-images and needs, especially that of being ‘right.’ The inward direction of your attention leads to greater emotional and spiritual freedom while the outward direction (judgment, blame, and anger) leads to more guilt and fear, trapping you in a self-defeating loop. So contact me today if you’re ready to delve deeper into yourself, to heal and develop emotional and spiritual freedom, and allow the true YOU to emerge!
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