Anger and Spiritual Awakening in 2019
Born Relentless and Taught to Relent.
There seems to be a common misconception that feelings of anger and rage have no place on the path of spiritual awakening but that could not be further from the truth.
Wearing rose colored glasses does not make you enlightened. It makes you pretentious and ignorant of your natural instincts trying to deliver important messages to you.
From the day that we are born, our natural instincts to survive are conditioned to be suppressed. A baby knows that by screaming and crying, their needs will be met.
As we grow older, we stop doing what comes so naturally because we are taught that it is 'bad behavior'. We do as we are told and the fear of 'bad behavior' replaces the root of our survival instincts.
Our conscious connection to our higher selves suffers tremendously by living in fear of consequences and what others might think of us for acting 'different' - is it any surprise that the governments of the world rely on creating fear? Fear creates comfortable compliance and inaction. Without fear, we would be free and abundant.
Let that sink in for a moment and continue reading if you are ready to take back your freedom.
Do you surpress your emotions because you fear that people will think less of you?
Finding Your Roots.
In the system of chakras (metaphysical energy centers according to Eastern philosophies), the Muladhara or root chakra, is home to your primal energy and located at the base of your spine.
In architecture a strong foundation is the most important step in building a safe structure. It's no different when we look at the body's well-being. If the root chakra is out of balance or weak, an entire host of misdiagnoses can be made about physical and emotional health.
Everything you need is completely wired within you. These instincts and reflexes were designed for you to be protected and to thrive without thought. Without a single thought.
Thinking too much has become an epidemic. How many millions resources are out there about spiritual awakening, self improvement and happiness? Deep down inside we know exactly how to be empowered, we just don’t do it because somewhere along the line your parents and mentors have taught you otherwise. You know what it takes to live an authentic life but you're waiting for someone to teach you.
Oprah Winfrey once said: “Every right decision I made, I went with my gut. Almost every wrong decision I made, I listened to someone else.”
It's time to discard the limiting beliefs you were taught and shed the fear that paralyzes you from taking action.
"I Survived Because the Fire Inside Me Burned Brighter Than the Fire Around me." - Joshua Graham.
I understand that some days you want to light the match and watch the world burn. Those feelings might be irrational or perfectly well justified but either way it's important that you embrace them consciously because emotions are energies.
We can transform these energies by awareness. For example, fear can become love and anger can become compassion. It is the same energy, transformed by understanding.
So here's a practical guide to channeling your energies and taking full responsibility for your spiritual awakening.
1. Off the Carbs and Off the Couch.
If you eat like an asshole, your body will reflect it and so will your thoughts about yourself and others. I'm willing to bet that some of you reading this have already reacted internally with limiting beliefs that eating healthy is restrictive and making time to exercise is hard. The fact is, health is wealth and not much else. You should be your first priority. No more excuses - step into your power.
2. Feed the Good Wolf.
If you have time to complain, check social media and hit the snooze button every morning, you have time to read more books, meditate and write in a gratitude journal. Consume more of the good stuff. You won't become a better human if your daily experiences are constantly bombarded by things that cause you to feel dis-empowered. Everything is a choice, a personal responsibility. Seize it.
3. Variety is the Spice of Life.
This ties in with the point listed above and can be called active meditation - I love adult coloring in books because at the roots of our childhood, that was and still is very relaxing, mindless play. It doesn't need to be productive to be constructive therapy. Remember, thinking too much has become an epidemic. It's ok to just be a human BE-ing sometimes, not a human do-ing.
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