The Four of Cups – Anger
Emotions are fragile, as are cups. You can break and explode. Your cups are smashed in anger. In you inner conflict, you see red and become enraged like the stormy, muddy river. You are aggressive as you throw your emotions , or cups, around, you are as defensive as the prickly cactus. Anger is a fall on your way to the mountain top, but the passion of anger can be converted into positive energy and spur you on to a new heights. Let your anger out in non-abusive ways and you will be renewed and transformed. Channel your anger into creativity.
Voyager Tarot : Intuition Cards for the 21st Century
James Wanless, Ph.D.
Artist Ken Knutson
Recently I experienced an interesting form of anger. A young lady I know, who was raised in the public school system and foster care experienced real and justified anger for the first time. She had never allowed herself to get angry. She had been taught that getting angry was “bad” and “wrong”.
The schools had made a mistake in the lesson that was being taught. Being angry is not a bad thing. Being angry is not wrong. The reactions that a person exhibit while angry are what matter the most. You can be incredibly angry with someone and still be happy. Using anger as a tool to create beautiful pieces of art or music or to fuel a passionate speech or to dance are just a few examples of healthy expressions of anger. Another form of healthy expressions of anger would be peacefully discussing why you are angry, and working through the underlying issues that sparked the negative reaction.
When was the last time you allowed yourself to feel the emotion of anger?
Have you ever traced your anger to find the source within your memories that caused the initial reaction? If so what did you find? If not give it a try.
How can you deal with your anger in a positive and constructive way?
Can you imagine a world where everyone dealt with their anger in a manner that added worthwhile and practical value to society as a whole?