Categories: Gettin The Mind Right

Happy Monday!

Anger is affecting us all. 

Whether you have expressed it as outrage, jealousy, hostility, sarcasm, impatience, frustration, negativity, aggression, or meanness, it’s very likely you have experienced some form of anger over the past few months.

Personally, I have always thought my anger was the result of something happening that really bothered me.  And the natural (correct) reaction was to point a finger at what or who was wrong…because after all, something or someone caused my anger so it’s THEIR FAULT!

Well, let me tell you from first hand experience that outwardly expressing anger does not change the situation. I can get mad at the challenges that small business owners face right now, but that will not make it any easier for me to operate.

What I am learning in depth is that there’s the initial cause of anger, then there is what we hold onto about whatever it was that caused it. What we hold onto by definition gets repressed. Whatever we repress holds us down like the 30,000 lb anchor of the USS Ford and brings us to a complete halt, and prevents us from moving forward. 

Repressed anger is really nothing more than pent-up energy. 

Dr. David R. Hawkins wrote:

In anger, there is energy for action. This results in doingness in the world. When the “have-nots” of the world become energized by desire and move up to anger over what they lack, that anger moves them into actions necessary to fulfill their dreams for a better life. 

Ever notice how much energy you have when you are angry?

Are your workouts better? Ummm YUP!

Compare the energy you feel when angry to how you feel when your are apathetic  or grief-stricken. Personally speaking, when I have a lack of interest or enthusiasm and stop caring about something, my energy goes out the window. 

And the same is true for grief. If you have lost someone close to you, it’s very hard to go out and do stuff when you are grieving. 

I can’t speak for anyone else, but the more I learn about consciousness, the more I realize how much I have to learn about emotions.  Dr. Hawkins created a Map of Consciousness that matches each emotion to an energy frequency on a scale of 1 to 1000:

  • Apathy operates at 50  
  • Grief operates at 75
  • Fear at 100
  • Desire at 125 
  • Anger at 150 


Anger operates at the highest frequency of those emotions because it radiates pent-up energy! The key is using that energy for good and channeling it into something that is PRODUCTIVE. In doing so, you can help make the world a better place.

So what’s ‘productive’? I believe it’s any action that allows you to release your pent up energy in a way that does no harm–as well as measurable good–to others. The smaller the action, the better–because you’ll be more likely to do it.

Positive actions have a snowball effect. As soon as you recognize a glimmer of a benefit, you’ll be more likely to continue to repeat the positive action and add other positive actions. And as a snowball keeps rolling and thereby gets bigger and bigger, so positive actions help your life get better and better.

Something else very interesting I learned from Dr. Hawkin’s is how guilt is related to anger. He says: “We typically feel so much guilt about anger that we find it necessary to make the object of our anger “wrong” so that we can say our anger is “justified.” Very few people can take responsibility for their own anger and just admit, ‘I am angry because I am full of angriness.’”

When I first read this, my ego immediately reacted – No! I am not full of anger! It’s XYZ’s fault!!!


Ha ha…Exactly.


The ego responds defensively because it’s easier for us to look outward and blame others than it is for us to look inward and admit to our failings. But the ego is even more powerful than that. It interalizes our anger to make us feel as though something is wrong with us for feeling that way in the first place…talk about a double-edged sword!


There is NOTHING wrong with having anger. It’s a natural human response to what is perceived as unjust. 

Like everything else, it’s what we ultimately do with that energy that counts.


Do we wallow in our anger? Do we use it against others?

OR do we channel the energy from it to make the world a better place?


Joe Carabase is an Entrepreneur, Coach and Author. Check out his latest book here. You can follow @joecarabase on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiring content! 





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