It sure seems like there’s a lot more anger around lately. Think of all the movie characters that have “Anger Management” issues!
Wikipedia has entries for, among others, Anger, Anger Management, Rage, Road Rage, Air Rage, Computer Rage, and even Wrap Rage, which is defined as “heightened levels of anger, frustration and violence resulting from the inability to open hard-to-remove packaging.”
Come on; raise your hand if you’ve ever felt a little bit of frustration trying to dismantle the 12 inches of bulletproof plastic wrap surrounding some tiny little flash drive!
Now, I want to make it very clear that I’m not a proponent of anger. However, I’m also not an anger-basher (is that an oxymoron?)
After spending more than 30-years of my life doing everything I could to deny, suppress and control my anger, I’ve spent the past 2 decades learning how to come into a more empowering relationship with this emotion that, in my opinion, gets a bad rap… before it even has a chance to get expressed…
Which actually explains why it gets a bad rap.
Most of us were taught from a very early age that anger is not ok. So we learn how to bottle it up and keep it “safely” hidden inside.
The problem is… that just doesn’t work.
You’ve probably been around people who have “bottled up” their anger (maybe, like me, you grew up with someone like this!)
If you’re at all empathic or intuitive, no matter how hard they try to hide that anger, you can feel it swirling around inside of them.
Eventually, even the tightest cork is going to pop and that anger is going to come out. And if you’ve been around someone when that cork comes flying out, you know that it’s not fun… in fact in can be downright dangerous!
Now I’m a firm believer in the power of emotions to catalyze our awakening journey. And the emotions that typically get labeled as “negative” including anger actually serve an extremely valuable purpose:
They point out the places where we are resisting our growth!
Anger is one of the most powerful expressions of resistance.
Read more HERE.
About the Author
Edward Mills is The Abundant Mystic, an Awakening Catalyst for Modern Day Mystics seeking Purposeful Prosperity. He is a bestselling author and the creator of the transformational Elemental Repatterning Process. Click here to download a free Appreciation Activation Recording that will tap you into the manifesting powers of Gratitude. And you can connect with Edward and other Abundant Mystics in the Abundant Mystic Tribe Private Facebook Group.