While these comments come from different perspectives they all still imply (after furthering these conversations) that this thing we call Anger is a bad thing. Something that is unacceptable and that people, in general, don't want to be associated with.
So I want to clarify something. There's a VAST difference between what our modern society has come to label as Anger and the ‘energy of Anger’; the energy that rises up within when our boundaries have been crossed, when something is not right, when we’re passionate about something, whenever we take action…the energy that has been given the label Anger.
It's all over the 'news' from war to politics to domestic violence and often it's in our families and our intimate relationships in more passive ways. What should be in the 'news' is civil uproar about our education system that doesn't offer us any hint of resource about our most important navigational tools and guidance system... our feelings. That’s why we’re offering this feelings-based communication work.
To do this, to harness this energy, does means we need to feel it and give it expression. We need to start to sensitise ourselves to it so we can befriend it way before it bursts out with its own agenda when we simply can’t hold it in any more. Anger energy can be clear, soft and direct and at times it may move fast and sound loud however that doesn't mean it is harmful, particularly when we know how to be with it.
"The gift of the energy of Anger is necessary for us to be able to create the lives we want to live. If we don't we're just pulled along in slipstreams that somewhat resemble what we want but aren’t ever quite it."
This clearing work takes a little time, however not at all as long as you may think. It just requires safe spaces where this energy can be expressed, accepted and transformed. Once cleared you put yourself in the position of having access to the pure archetypal form of this powerful energy in the present moment that can guide you forward into a new world of possibilities.
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Explore Anger in The FEELING Rites series.
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