God gave You a rainbow of options
Why do you insist on removing
some of the colors?
I had an interesting talk with a therapist the other day. She was talking about anger and how so many people think anger is a “bad” response and should be curtailed, at the least, and removed altogether, for the best.
I have never understood this hierarchy of thinking.
It reminds me of the chakras, and believing that you progress upwards through the chakras. That is not true.
All chakras must be open and balanced for an individual to be healthy. It does no good to have widely open sixth and seventh chakras, while the first two are so dysfuctional that the person can barely function in the real world.
I see a similar partitioning of associations when I teach my pathophysiology course. A physician friend and I were talking the other day about how patients may delay seeking help for gastrointestinal issues because of embarrassment and the “low” function we associate with this system.
A functioning GI tract is just as important to any one’s overall health as any other tissue.
When we label things as “bad”, we set ourselves up for ineffective understanding and actions.
This is true for anger. Anger is associated with boundaries. In that way, it is more of a first chakra issue. That does not make it any less valuable.
Anger is the red of the rainbow of options. Would you sometimes prefer to use the green of the heart and seek understanding? Sure.
How about the blue of the throat and communicate and compromise your way to resolution with the other person? That would be great.
Or what if you could just live in the sparkly purple of spirituality and rise above everything that has ever pissed you off? Even better!
But, this is what needs to be remembered- we were given a rainbow of options for a reason.
By fighting for our space, anger helps the other colors of the rainbow emerge.