What to do when you feel angry.

Q: What should I do when I feel anger rising up in me?

A: Take a step back.  Witness your anger.  Why is it there?  Are you wrestling with reality, telling reality that something should be other than it is? This is the first step in dealing with your anger, seeing how your ego wants things rather than what really is.

Another reason why anger pops up is because it may be more acceptable for you to feel anger and dictate the way a situation should be rather than deal with the more threatening emotions that your ego is trying to cover up with anger.  Are you scared?  Are you embarrassed?  Keep asking yourself why you feel these emotions beneath the anger.

Usually, if you do it with sincerity and persistence, they will bring you back to a core reason for this anger.  Once you get to this core issue, feel the feeling of this core issue.  Watch how this core issue makes your ego react.  Witness this.  This will dissipate the energy from this core issue and unravel the whole stack.

For small things, this may happen quickly.  For larger things, it may take much longer and take much more courage and inner honesty.  But once you get to this core issue, and you learn the truth of your anger, you will either be able to take more effective action if action is required, or your perspective will change, dissipating your anger, allowing you to be happier, more relaxed, and at peace.

Either way, you win with this practice.

Why do we have health problems? Why do I have so much pain?

Q: Why do we have health problems?

A: That’s a pretty big question, but it all does come down to a couple of simple facts. First, we partake in destructive behaviors: we smoke, drink, don’t exercise, don’t eat right, are negative, and so on.  All of this is bound to make us sick in some way.  Another major complicating factor is some of the negative baggage that we carry around with us.  These repressed emotions literally come out through a bodily illness, because we repress them in our psyche so much.  The last thing that makes us sick is our genes, or, in other cultures, what is called our karma.  It’s the stuff that we are born with.  However, working with the first two will minimize the expression of our genes in a negative way.

Q: Why do I have so much body pain?

A: You have so much body pain from your karma, it’s your karma to have this pain, and it’s your karma to try and fix it. Eventually you will fix it, not someone else, but I cannot tell you when or how, because this is also in the karmic package.  When you are done with this whole karmic package, it will all make sense.  You could use past life recall to aid you as well, both by yourself and with others.