The Challenge of Scorpio: Anger, Power and Transformation
By Ray Grasse and Linda Puffer, 1999
Within the twelve signs of the zodiac, some signs have been considered more desirable than others and too often Scorpio has borne the brunt of some of the most negative associations. One reason for this might be that many of the realities within Scorpio’s domain are associated with deep-seated, powerful psychic energies – so powerful, in fact, that the potential for destructive expression is equal to that of its more constructive expressions. Said another way, the same intensity that redeems Scorpio can just as often be its undoing.
Every sign has its positive and negative aspects, all dependent on whether one expresses those energies with conscious awareness. Unconscious expression leaves room for more negative consequences. If we accept that the psyche of every individual contains all the signs and their corresponding polarities, we Continue reading
Working Directly With Anger
By Craig Hollins
You can work directly with the energy of anger as a way to tame its overwhelming energy. Rather than being overpowered by it, over time you can learn liberate this energy so it can be more useful. You can learn to ride the energy of anger, rather than the other way around.
Working with anger energy is a gradual process, and depending on many factors, you could see some improvement anywhere from within a few weeks to several months. This may sound like a long time, but if you have lived with chronic anger for many years, things may or may not change quickly. Continue reading
Problems With Anger
By Tony Schirtzinger
WHAT ANGER IS
Anger is a natural emotion or feeling. We feel anger whenever we are BLOCKED from getting something we want. It is good for us when it helps to protect us from threats, it reminds us that we have power to overcome obstacles, and it gives us a measure of how important it is for us to get what we want.
HOW IT WORKS
Whenever we are blocked from something we want, a part of our energy goes into feeling anger. It can range from intense anger at being blocked from something important (like life itself) to minimal anger at small blocks over slight wants. Continue reading
You Raise Your Frequency, Or Are Highly Creative. And Others Attack You, Or Don’t Support You. Why?
By Indian in the machine, 2013
Many of us have been raising our frequency, living our truths, paving the way. In a world like our’s, one might feel like others would appreciate our presence. Instead people will attack, act out in rage, get real vicious, and want to pull us back down. It can be rather shocking, especially when we are growing, evolving, being of service to others, standing in our Light etc. Why????
1. Light In Others Triggers Jealousy, Rage, Frustration etc.
– If you are in your Light, you may cause others to look at parts of oneself that they wanted to have, but did not allow it due to: Lost Will, Guilt, Ego confusion and Judgments against self. All of these may have Continue reading
What Are The Seven Deadly Sins?
Anger is both a passion and a movement of the will. As a passion it has a good purpose. In other words, God has given us anger as something holy; as something that can be virtuous. So for example, anger is used to overcome evil which assails us.
We then are angered upon persons, animals and things since they all from time to time cause us some kind of evil. Now, the sentiment of anger, which proceeds from the will, consists of a strong desire to repel and punish that which is being aggressive Continue reading
The five kleshas are five mental patterns or defects which must be understood before real Nath practice can begin. These five non-productive patterns are the cause of all the miseries and afflictions of life. It is one of the goals of Nath practice to learn to identify, control, and ultimately uproot or unwind these patterns.
In The Magnum Opus of Twilight Yoga, Shri Gurudev Mahendranath listed the five kleshas:
The five pain-bearing obstructions,
The root cause of trouble and strife, Continue reading
by Lama Surya Das
Even the Dalai Lama gets angry. The trick is what you do with it.
Q: What did the Buddha teach about anger, specifically righteous anger? Is any anger acceptable in Buddhism?
A: The Dalai Lama recently answered the question, “Is there a positive form of anger?” by saying that righteous anger is a “defilement” or “afflictive emotion”–a Buddhist term translated from the Sanskrit word klesha–that must be eliminated if one seeks to achieve nirvana. He added that although anger might have some positive effects in terms of survival or moral outrage, he did not accept anger of any kind as a virtuous emotion nor aggression as constructive behavior. Continue reading