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You Need to Let Yourself be Angry

Hi, there. Welcome to the last quarter of 2020. It’s been a doozy so far, hasn’t it? At this point, you’re probably tired, bored, and angry.

And there has been so much to be angry about.

Maybe your cancer treatment has been interrupted or postponed because of Covid-19. Maybe your reproductive rights are under fire. Maybe you had your baby ripped from your arms at the border and put in a cage. Maybe your brother was pulled over for a “routine traffic stop” and was gunned down in the street because he’s black. Maybe your favorite author used their platform to invalidate your gender identity. Maybe your loved ones are about to vote--again--for a man that spent the last four years stripping away the rights and protections that keep you safe

Check your pulse. You’re alive, yes?

Even if none of this applies to you, how can you not be angry about it?

If you are a "spiritual" person, you may be feeling some sort of toxic combination of guilt, shame, and frustration over feeling such a “low vibration” emotion. But let me ease your guilt over falling off the Love and Light ™ wagon.

You’re supposed to be angry.

Anyone who is familiar with the concept of raising your vibration, or is familiar with the Map of Consciousness developed by David R. Hawkins knows that as far as anger goes, it’s on a far lower rung than love on the consciousness ladder.

However--anger is higher than shame, guilt, apathy, desire, fear, and grief. And unless you haven’t been paying much attention, you’re well aware that we’ve got a lot of shame, guilt, apathy, desire, fear, and grief to go around.

Moving from a state of shame, victimhood, or depression requires the act of moving through the energy of anger.

When energy won’t move or refuses to move, anger is what restores flow. Anger is what pops the stopper.

Anger is not “bad”. It is not “negative”, and does not benefit from the judgment of it being “low vibration.”

Anger is an expression of energy that is crying out for release. Anger is what created the Civil Rights movement. Anger is what gave women the right to vote, drive, and have their own bank accounts. Anger is what prompted the Stonewall uprising and brought around the gay rights movement.

Anger, the insistence on healthy boundaries, is what will bring about police reform. It’s what will liberate Tibet. (Don’t believe me? His Holiness the Dalai Lama dictated a whole damn book about anger.)

Anger is important. It is holy. It is divine. Even Jesus got angry, y’all.

Anger is doing us a solid, guys. It is telling us something isn’t right. It is demanding that we act upon the urge to correct wrongs. Anger is what happens when the scale has been tipped too far and boundaries have been trampled over. Anger is the motivation of the liberated.