At some point in our lives we’ve all reached a point when our efforts seemed fruitless. You may have wanted to scream out in agony and give up, move on and forget about whatever you were trying to achieve. Or, you may have been so angry and outraged that you wanted to smash whatever object was in front of you at the moment.
When you are caught up in anger, you’re paying so much attention to the anger that it’s easy to be completely disconnected from the world around you. Your focus narrows, and you may only be able to see the problem (or a small part of it). Possible solutions evade you, as anger draws you into a circumstance that feels isolated, closed, uncontrollable and stagnating. You feel alone. Nobody else has this problem.
Your anger separates you from yourself and the rest of the world. However, by learning to allow yourself to see your emotional reactions clearly, you can be better able to see how restricting and damaging anger can be. Ideally, you will want to find a way to notice your anger and the reactions surrounding it.
Think or your anger as a warning sign that you’re about to veer off your path. See how it typically tends to come up. Notice how you feel when it does come up. Also, notice how often you feel unfulfilled or dissatisfied when it shows up. Finally, notice whether your first tendency is to express or withhold it.
You’re angry for a reason. Anger is not always a “bad” emotion to experience. In many situations anger is beneficial. If we are being taken advantage of anger can motivate us to take action to correct the situation. If you are veering away from your desired life, then anger can serve as a warning to reverse course and find a way to lead a life that matters and resonates with your heart.
Some questions that might be helpful:
- What do I typically do when I am angry?
- Do I typically hide or stuff my anger inside?
- Do I let others know when I am angry?
- Do I shrink away from the anger of others?
- Am I aware of how my anger is triggered?
- Am I willing to work with compassion to heal my anger?
- Am I willing to ask others for help?
- Am I willing to journal about my anger?
The Universal theme in Numerology for 2012 is one of compassion, understanding and adaptability. Look to how you can develop greater compassion for yourself and others. You may find great relief in the writings of Pema Chodron. She believes that compassion, patience and curiosity are important in understanding your anger. As these traits are a core part of this years Numerological theme, they can be a powerful place to approach an exploration of anger from.
Overall, you will want to be finding a way to peacefully, healthfully and constructively harness any upset or anger about your current circumstance to help you make healing and vital changes in your life, especially those changes that you may have been thinking about for a long time.
With the help of Numerology, I can begin to work with you to look at your Core Numbers and Numerology chart to see where you can best focus your energies. These tools can often provide guidance that leads back to yearnings, strengths and talents that you’ve ignored or forgotten about. Contact me if you’re ready for a reading.