Healing Anger – Part III
… Continued from Anger and Energy.
The most powerful way of healing anger is to spend plenty of time in nature. Merely this can dissolve anger completely in a matter of weeks. However, as this is not practical for most people, we shall see how to heal it through Reiki. Once we understand how many chakras the anger is affecting, the best approach is to start from the outer chakras and move inward. Start with healing the root, if that is how far it’s gone.
Root and Throat
If the root and throat are affected, they need to be healed first. The root will heal with greater interaction with nature. There are other exercises that help the root get stronger as well, like the tree meditation, grounding yogasanas, gardening, eating root vegetables and wearing bright but earthy colours. The throat is best healed through singing, so apart from healing the throat with Reiki, joining a singing class will help tremendously. Even better if it is classical, carnatic.
Hara and Heart
The hara and heart need a lot of pampering and nourishment for healing – not from someone else, but from the self. It is important to relook at one’s self-imposed restrictions and limitations, and do what is necessary to relax and unwind. We can start with one question – ‘what would make me feel loved?’ and whatever the answer is, give it to yourself, instead of waiting for someone else to help you heal. Just like charity, love begins at home – you cannot love anyone else if your own heart is burned out.
The Solar Plexus
Finally, to heal the solar plexus, sesame oil baths are very deeply healing. When massaging the belly, make clockwise movement in alignment with the movement in the large intestines, moving from the liver to the stomach, and from the left hip towards the right. Make sure you activate Reiki in your palms while making this movement. Buttermilk along with lunch also helps the solar plexus calm down.
Working with the Anger
In healing anger, it is essential to bring in to our understanding that no outside influence ‘makes’ us angry. They merely trigger already present anger. No one else is responsible for the way we feel, and for fixing it. Embracing the anger and feeling it intensely is a very important step in healing it permanently. This article will help you understand how to deal with and transcend the anger when it is very intense.
Most of us think that there are only two ways of dealing with feelings: suppression or expression. There is a third option – to transcend it. When you surrender to the feeling, it does not mean expression. It means surrendering to the emotions coursing through you, feeling it intensely and watching the parts of your body that are tingling/ heating up/ hurting. Be fully present in your body. When you are truly present, not only will you have no desire/ energy to express the anger, but it is likely that it will not even show up on your face. Expression of anger is actually a sign that you are trying to escape what you are feeling. Suppression, same thing.
This is not always an easy process and we tend to make progress in steps. Every time, you will find that you have been a little more present than before. Eventually, there will be no anger left.