The Sacredness of Anger

Guest post by Jo Anna Rothman.

i can't breath with these words in my mouth by Meredith_Farmer
i can’t breath with these words in my mouth by Meredith_Farmer

The Sacredness of Anger

We can not outrun our anger. It is quick. Stealthy. Mighty. We can not hide from it. Our anger will find us. Stay with us. Try its damnedest to be known. To be heard. To be felt. It often comes with the roar of rage, a reminder of the lack of control we have in our lives. It wretches up inside of us. We judge it. We fight it. We hope to soothe it with platitudes. Yet, it remains. That is until, we actually express it.

Anger is sacred. It serves as the watchdog to our heart. It rears up fiercely to protect us from perceived hurts. It guards us from that which scares. From that which pains. From that which we are not ready to feel. Or to know. Anger holds tremendous power. Energy. When pushed down it rebels up. It wants out. It needs a path and will create one if we do not provide one for it. It deserves to be felt. Expressed. You deserve the experience of clearing it away…crumbling down the walls it creates and once again opening yourself to the loving.

The blessing of anger is the force that it holds. Once we feel what needs to be felt…once we release the judgments and clear the pain, we are left with the raw energy of propulsion. We can channel that to move us out of the stuck. Out of the hurt. Into the newness. But this can only happen if we summon the courage to look at our anger directly and chose to express it in service to releasing it.

The experience of anger is divinely human. Do not run from it. Don’t use it as an excuse to lash out at others. Or at yourself. Feel it. Let it speak. Let it air it’s grievances. Allow anger a voice. Write with it. Paint with it. Dance with it. Embrace it. Love it. Remember how it served to protect. Remember that you longer need protection. Scream into a pillow. Pound your fists on your bed. Forgive. Know that you are strong. Stronger than your fear. Stronger, even, than the anger. As you know that, you can feel and express with ease. The sweetness will return. You will be clear.

Jo Anna Rothman, MA is an intuitive coach and facilitator of The Receiving Project. She revels in assisting people in falling in love with their lives. She is committed to living a life full of pleasure, purpose and enthusiasm. And perhaps most important, she knows the secret to the perfect s’more.

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