Don’t stuff anger or pretend it’s not there. When it comes up, be aware of it. If I can feel anger, you can feel anger. If I can make mistakes, you can make mistakes. Give each other breathing room while learning to work with anger and fear. We cannot expect it to never happen or to go away overnight. Please consider peace first Replace hostility with positive thoughts Be self-watchful about anger while learning to work with it Address fear when it’s yours Acknowledge fear when it’s theirs Sometimes anger is productive. For example, it can help us to: Define to ourselves and others who we are Show up what we really feel Set up boundaries Get unwanted things out of our space Defend territory during an attack Realize when we have had enough Anger can be a learning tool. Each time that we react with excessive anger, we can learn to respond differently or in a more thoughtful way next time. We learn more who we are and what we are about when those inner feelings come out into the open. Anger and fear taken to extremes kill people, cause wars and wipe out limited resources. Wars are a sign of failure. Business and lifestyle practices which wipe out large tracts of nature and natural resources can be seen as a form of deferred hostility toward self and others; they set people up for later failure. They suck things from the future as part of an excessive consumption and inadequate preservation issue, like putting things on an infinite note which can never be paid back. Someday, the pretense that something will always be there to hold us up will hit us in the face as the wells run dry and the air has gone. The key is being self-aware and not on autopilot. Anger might be purposely provoked. There can be a psychic component to provoking with energy cords and telepathy part of the process of keeping us snagged into an ongoing riled up tension. Although it might seem like a long shot to most people, anger that has gone on a long time could have been provoked by normally unseen forces like a human malware program (ie, PSYOPS, gangs, international conspirators) and might take on certain biochemical and bioelectrical aspects. Visualize anger and fear as objects you can move around at will. Objectifying these things in our inner vision can help us separate ourselves from them as driver and driven, horse and buggy, pilot and plane. We drive the car of our anger. We fly the fear of our plane. We pull the load of fear and anger as our buggy. Seeing it this way helps us realize these feelings can be organized in an understandable way and that we are at the control panel. We can imagine sending positive energy into these visualized images. Recognize that sexual energy and impatience can be closely tied with anger. Impatience can be a by-product of sexual energy as a form of irritation (like a build-up of something wanting release.) Fear can be closely connected to issues of survival. Learning to heal our lower energy centers (ie, grounding and sexual chakras) can be a first start toward healing anger and fear. If we can learn to ask for help healing these areas before reacting negatively, it can be a big plus for ourselves and the planet. Learning to identify specifically those things crying out for attention is also important. People can have things jarred in early childhood or during traumatic events later in life. They can cause people to feel off-center without knowing for sure why. Balancing sexual energy and grounding centers could make all the difference in treating children with hyper-activity or attention span disorders. It could help the homeless and those with chronic fear and anxiety. It could help veterans with post-trauma issues. Taking a good long look at sex and issues of basic survival is important in dealing with topics of general planetary well-being. Recognizing that certain homes, towns and even regions have identifiable forms of energy which can bring us down, keep us in a certain state of mind, or interfere with our physical health can help with these issues of fear and anger. Regional psychic energy residue is more important than many people realize: the psychic energy in the airwaves shifts our thoughts, moods, intentions, approaches, and feelings of well-being or lack thereof far more than many of us realize or are prepared to give credence to. You can literally go from one city to another within a 30 minute period and experience amazing shifts in how you feel and what you find yourself thinking about. Areas with a lot of drugs, alcohol, prostitution, unemployment, and gambling are going to have heavy and turbulent energy compared to areas with people focused on things like science, the environment, the arts, or meditative spirituality. One way to go into a troubled area with an eye on turning things around is to take a good hard look at the energy. This includes sensing the outer layer of physical hardness and economic lack. Working with the intention of peace also includes being realistic. Some people seem so blocked they cannot be reached or worked with. Learning to recognize this can help reduce self-sabotage or wasting time when more immediate results seem necessary. We can pour a lifetime into others only to come out at the other end losing our better qualities into a fog of despair and low self esteem, other people lost in the shuffle and important projects forgotten. Sometimes it’s a matter of finding other people who can talk your language - who can get on the same page and have a desire to dialogue. Not everyone has the ability to dialogue; they monologue - they communicate unilaterally or have rigid views. Beyond this type of rigidity, people coming out of abuse or still in the middle of it might tend to have certain blocked areas in communication; it is possible they mean well or are trying to reach out, but are having trouble expressing themselves in socially contextual ways. Part of dealing with fear is learning to understand when we have social fears about acceptance and seeming normal. Pressures to come across as normal might cause us to reject people or ideas which are actually perfectly right on, but not coming across as normal. Taking hold of peace can include learning to know when to step out of the box of narrow thinking to avoid disaster. Peaceful intentions also include using the various individual types in a grab bag of personalities to meet objectives. Some individuals will work better with others or on certain projects. Putting the right man or woman on the task of peace in any given situation is half the battle. Some personalities clash, for example, or some people are experts at diplomacy while others are more direct types. Putting a direct type in with a person with a fragile ego or with a need to walk gently around perceived sensitive topics is a mistake; send a diplomatic type in on that. However, some other types need people to just get to the point and not use sweetener to lighten the versions of reality; they like it straight and non-distilled. Political types often learn diplomacy and lose touch with the direct style, but there are times that approach is what is needed to end a controversy killing peace. Send in whoever is best for the job to move peace along, in other words. Peace is often about finding the warm spot in a set of personalities rather than fighting the cold spots. Some people are better at human relations while others are at better working on less people-oriented projects. Patience for following often unspoken rules of culture and social etiquette can be a large part of this. Usually it is not a good idea to send in an engineer, say, to negotiate a conflict-ridden problem because that individual might be too detail oriented and focused on the nuts and bolts; he or she might be more likely to get uptight over how things are not being done to perfection or how they could be done more efficiently than focusing on the temperaments and emotional needs of the people involved in the discourses. (Obviously, this is a generalization and should not apply to all engineers, but it is used as an example). The engineer in this example might not be touchy-feely enough to let people use a few masks and hide behind etiquette demanding social behaviors, so could act like a bull in a china closet. A more socially oriented person, however, might be able to gently walk around the feelings of people by letting them maintain some sense of propriety, dignity and self-importance as part of the social dance that people often play. An engineer, too busy to get down to facts and details, might not have patience for this. He or she might not even sense those social protocols in the room and might think all of that is a waste of time, is silly and ultimately is rather manipulative and not very honest. More social types, however, might feel that the social dance that people play is an important part of human life and that these things need to be worked with respectfully. They like thoughtful and careful behaviors applied to them, so they are socially careful with others. Some people are simply better at these social etiquette systems than others - and so send in the best man or woman for the job of promoting peaceful directives in conferences and other places where communication between one or more people is needed. A problem occurs when everyone is dancing around each other politely while no one is saying anything real or when people say one thing to the face and do other things behind the scenes. People can talk peace from here until infinity but if no one is really doing what they say they will, then the whole thing is a useless game going nowhere. Nailing people down to be truthful can seem like an endlessly evasive issue. In addition, if we go around with peace bumper stickers but tend to ride bumpers, flick people off and speed past them on the road, that is a hypocritical approach toward peace. If we like to look good by sounding off about peace but down inside are unwilling to deal with our own issues, something is amiss. How many people on the planet go to Vegan peace gatherings and buy groceries at costly organic health stores while refusing to take truly useful steps toward ending poverty or the roots of violence? It is poverty driven frustration and tension between those who have enough and those who do not which often lead to wars. Poor people wind up working for some dictator-driven system and owing allegiance there for money, food and housing. They fight for land and goods based on lack; uprisings occur between the underclasses and the ones who have taken more than their fair share; the list goes on. When we look and feel good going to costly health food stores while ignoring other issues on the planet, we promote artificially driven duality. Skin deep intentions for peace go just so far as we play into one more pleasant appearing layer while ignoring darker societal undertones. updated 05/27/2016
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