Anger gets a bad rap, but like all emotions it has its place and purpose. It is one of the most protective and powerful of emotions, providing a massive surge of energy designed to protect us and our loved ones from the hurt, even evil, that exists in the world.
However, problems can develop when that original justified anger is repressed and buried. This will happen if you are not, in fact, able to protect yourself, for example, when a child is molested and has no power to stop the molestation. Like all repressed emotions, once anger has been buried, it will build in pressure, so that it will tend to erupt unpredictably and out of balance with present triggers.
In Chapter 18 of Becky’s memoir Beyond the Great Abyss, Victor, with the aid of the homeopathic remedy Staphasagria, begins to release a volcano of rage burning deep in his psyche, originally stemming from a tragedy that nearly destroyed his life some 22 years earlier. (See Workbook Introduction for how to use this workbook).
Intuition Development Exercise: Do you overreact to small issues? With anger, or tears and fear? Is there something painful in your past that led to a fierce anger that yet could not protect and bring justice? Or has this happened to someone you know? List some examples you know of personally. Now, gently allow yourself to slide into a meditation where you know you are safe in the present, and that hurtful situation is far away. Ask Spirit to help you let go of the anger that corrodes your spirit and is no longer necessary. You may need to first re-experience that anger and hurt, and that is fine, but know that you are safe now.
(If, in fact, you are in a dangerous, hurtful situation currently, that is a different case, and you must use your anger to help you take action to protect yourself).
Homeopathic of the Week: Staphasagria Keynote feature: Suppressed anger.
The Mental State: Sweet, suppressed patients who draw our sympathy. Ailments from grief. Patients who have histories involving multiple griefs over many years. Ailments from suppressed anger, and/or after insults or humiliation. Talking to him/herself out loud. Tendency to throw things when very angry. Low self-esteem. Depression.
Common Physical Signs: Styes or tumors on the eyelids. Cystitis, especially reoccurring regularly after intercourse. Masturbation. Many sexual fantasies. Trembling from anger or emotions. Psoriasis after grief or suppression of anger or other emotions. Sleepy all day but sleepless at night.
Natural Health Tip: Rebounders – aka mini trampolines
Exercise is a great way to work off extra energy and anger, and at the same time you’re helping your body too - that’s what you call a good, healthy coping mechanism!
I recommend rebounders as intense total body aerobic exercise with very low joint stress, as you are bouncing on a soft, giving surface. You can bounce as hard or as gently as you like, of course, to suit your body and mood. The bouncing and muscle contractions create a powerful detox for your body as well.
Relatively inexpensive, you can buy a rebounder for anywhere from $40 to $400. I use a Needack Rebounder ($300 – $400). It is more expensive than the first two cheap ones I bought (though still much less than a treadmill type machine), but both of those broke within the first month I had them. In contrast, I’ve used my Needack for years without any problems.