Evolving Past Deep Seeded Anger
Soul Retrieval Exercise
Anger is one of the strongest emotions next to hate. When we lack control over our anger, it can take us down a path that only hinders our growth. Maybe it was someone who said something, or maybe a life event that you don’t agree with; no matter which way you look at it…anger is impairing your health, soul, and progress. The best methods I have found for this are self-study, and group therapy, (Seaward, 2013).
Sometimes our anger originates from something deep within our subconscious. The somewhere doesn’t matter in this instance, just the something that caused you that emotional response. Anger can be like a shark. Lurking in the shadows for the right moment to strike, and feed. With patients who experience PTSD from childhood experiences, an effective meditation I developed addresses, confronts, and depowers the emotional response that triggers that flashback.
Mental Control Exercise:
1. The next time you have a flashback about a unresolved matter that brings you anger - stop it right in its tracks. Pause it like you would a film.
2. Analyze why this moment brings you this anger. Study the event from every character’s perspective, even the third person narrator.
3. When you feel like you have a clear enough understanding, talk to that version of you trapped within the memory. Reason with that version of yourself and explain to them the true premise of the situation from your now distant future self. Depending on how determined your subconscious is on holding on to this anger, is whether or not you will have to try this exercise multiple times until it is resolved internally.