Power and Honor
The Gifts of Anger.
Learn to channel anger to protect and honor ourselves and others.
You have needs, and you must gain enough control to take care of yourself. Life has its own built-in urge to sustain itself and an unstoppable cycle of birth and death. There’s no fighting it, as some things are beyond our control. There are two sources of self-created suffering. The first is when you don’t take control of what can be done. To take this type of control requires your masculine form of power. The second is when you try to control what is not yours to control. Allowing things to be as they must be is your feminine form of power. Learning to use and balance the two forms of power is a sometimes painful, sometimes ecstatic learning process.
In its journey of human consciousness on Earth, the Soul travels from ego to liberation, from isolation to union, from weak frailty through the growing strength of personal will to the full empowerment of Universal Will. We prepare for the greater forms of power, such as Neutrality and Love, by using Anger correctly to create safety and security for ourselves. Then, at the level of Courage, we shift our focus to others by giving, contributing, and living for each other. The shift from Anger to Courage is a lift in consciousness that brings us closer to Truth, Self, and Soul. The ego exaggerates our own importance, while also seeing Self as insignificant. Only a broader perspective—the view from a height beyond Self— allows the insight that leads to true empowerment. The Courage state of consciousness is authentic, not forced. It supplies you with energy to keep going through the unending cycle of loss and gain in order to prevail over temporary circumstances. In that, you become ever more timeless, fearless, deathless.