Anger

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“Anger is a powerful emotion that people feel from time to time when someone or something frustrates or annoys them. One of the roots of anger is the Greek word ankhone for “a strangling,” which is a perfect description of the way anger actually feels. Indeed, anger can make you feel like strangling someone. Don’t do it! If you’re feeling a lot of anger, it’s good to take a nice, deep breath.” [vocabulary.com]

Anger comes from the root word angere in Latin which also means “to strangle”.

We may get angry at ourselves, at people, at situations, at God, at things that have let us down or done us wrong or what we perceived to be wrong. Some people are afraid of anger, afraid of being angry or the result of being angry. Others have seen people express anger in destructive ways and thus they suppress their own anger in wanting not to become like the examples they have seen. However anger is a human feeling and we all have it. How we choose to react and express it is a different story.

There are healthy ways to identify, release and express anger and continue moving on with our life. Anger is a poisonous energy so it must be released from your spiritual and energetic systems. If you hold on to anger it can poison your system, it can consume you and you can explode or implode.

Anger may also be mentally, spiritually, energetically and physically destructive. Anger can wear down the mind and body and the environment one lives in. This emotional energy can change the atmosphere charged in an environment.

What can we do to express and release anger? Do not let anger over-extend itself. Identify anger.

The trick to identifying anger is that anger can be conscious or it can operate subconsciously.Subconscious anger is even more subtle, and it is dangerous because it can be impulsive, eruptive and it can injure ourselves, others and the environment.

Do not distract yourself or ignore your anger. Do not invalidate your anger. We should try to take care of our anger and validate it and know that we have a right to feel angry.

Anger can be released by journaling, writing out your grievances [if you cannot tell the person or situation] in letter form and burn the letter after or rip it apart and not bring it back into your environment. You can break plates, pray, meditate or reflect [all in a safe space]. This helps release lower energies within us.

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Anger can be like a volcano, smelting and melting with fire, brewing and suddenly erupting. This is a subtle, passive-agressive, unconscious anger. Instead once we perceive anger has entered us we should slow down and immediately seek to find the cause. However do not rush to confront yourself, another, the situation or God. Instead allow the anger to pass but not suppress anger. This is not the time to talk or hash things out with another. This is the time to journal, to rant, to vent and let loose thus releasing the negative energy.

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After you have let anger go[and this can take a few hours to days to even a week], spew all of your energetic poison by writing and praying to release it. Only once you have identified, released and let go of the anger may you then express your anger at the situation, person or whatever was the cause and express how you feel.

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