Anger is a controversial emotion that many people say is unhealthy, negative or harmful. In Heart IQ™, we believe that anger is not only extremely healthy when channeled through the heart, but is, in fact, essential for your happiness!
How can this be?
First, we need to dissect the commonly held myth in the personal development world that negative emotions exists. What many call “negative” is really just a judgment of an energy that is either misunderstood or channeled in an unhealthy way. For example, the energy of anger when expressed through a closed heart (meaning that it is not connected to your value and goodness) can be hurtful, poisonous, and damaging to all concerned. It can cause you to lash out and become passive aggressive or manipulative.
Therefore, if anger (or any emotion) is creating undesirable feelings, behaviors, and results in your life, it’s a clear message that there is a part of you in judgment and in conflict with itself, and thus your heart is partially closed. This is important for you to be aware of, because awareness of your closure is necessary for you to open your heart again. When you channel any quality, any raw emotion, through the awareness and goodness of your heart (when you’re connected to your value and goodness), the result is always beneficial.
When we do the work to embrace our anger - which is our power and the core inner fire that burns in each of us - then our anger now becomes the foundation to our aliveness, sexuality, and healthy boundaries with others.
We’ve been taught that connecting intensely with our ‘negative’ emotions is unhealthy, overly dramatic, counterproductive, and downright dangerous in terms of what we might unwillingly attract. It’s a myth. An emotion is simply an energy that flows through you, and every emotion is a gift. The more you are able to experience your emotions and let them freely flow through you, the more enjoyable each emotion becomes.
It’s not inherently better to feel happiness than it is to feel anger. Happiness just feels better. We have judgments that certain emotions are poisonous, but they’re really not. Anger, for example, is one of our most powerful tools for creating change in our lives. We can use the raw, honest juice of anger to manifest magnificent things!
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In Part 2 of this post, we’ll look at the severe cost of repressing anger, and you’ll see Christian coach a woman who is struggling with feeling her anger in a healthy way. Click here to watch that video now!