A reader recently asked, “What is the best way to deal with inner rage?” We would like to address that today.
When you carry rage, it is an indicator that something has happened to make you feel very afraid and powerless. Rage is a symptom of an underlying aspect that is looking for healing, so attempting to shift the rage without giving attention to what is lying underneath it will give you limited results.
We ask you to sit with the rage and ask it what it is attempting to protect. What is it reacting to? Don’t try to make the rage wrong, simply explore it. Rage is like a protective screen. It is like a persona that is so big and loud that it has a repellant effect and keeps anyone from seeing what is underneath. But it is what is underneath that is in the most pain and desperate need for attention.
Show up as a safe person for yourself and gently probe what is in need of your love and healing. From the space of authentic power you can show up for yourself as your own loving parent, guide, and protector. Gather up that hurt part of yourself and give it all the love and attention it has been yearning for for so very long. Reassure it that you will keep it safe now in ways that don’t involve it being separated. Integrate it into your own loving care.
After you are done that, you should feel your rage has dissipated. You might even thank the rage for assuming the role of protector for so long, but now you can take that job. You may need to do these steps many times, as rage can become a go-to emotion out of habit, but for every time you do you will feel it’s intensity diminish. Rage is exhausting over time and incredibly separating. As you integrate these aspects with your love and understanding, it is like pouring soothing, calming healing all over it and it will allow itself to finally rest.
Understand when you see others in the energy of rage that the bigger the rage, the more hurt, afraid, and fragmented they are. We are not suggesting you put yourself in harm’s way for one who is not ready to evolve beyond their rage, but you can certainly see them through a new lens of understanding, love, and compassion.
Anger can be a catalyst for change. It can wake people up and get them into movement. Rage is an accumulation of anger that didn’t create change. It is incredibly uncomfortable for the person who carries it as it is isolating, resistant, and painful. As your planet continues to evolve and move toward connection, healing what is underneath the energies that perpetuate pain and separation will come to the forefront and people will replace the false power of rage with the authentic power of healing, integration, transformation, and more empowered self expression. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young