The energy level of anger falls just below pride. It is associated with the emotion of hate, the process of aggression, the life view of antagonism, and the God view of vengeful.
Anger is an emotion I have thought about quite a bit. Anger, when directly rightly can be the impetus for change. Through courage, it can fuel determination.
There is a verse from the Bible that is often misunderstood. Ephesians 4.
26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.
Most feel like this is a warning to forgive, and not to go to bed angry. However, it can be taken in another light. That is that righteous anger is good, and one should not let it be diminished. Rather we should keep the light of the sun on this anger directed against sin.
There is a much better description of this by the "Righteous Report".
As someone who has abused the emotions of righteous indigation, it is important that I am aware of the fact that I am indeed working in the negative emotions here. There is a lot of potential for harm to myself and others if I stay in this space.
I must be able to have my compass still directed towards the higher goal. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed extreme anger at the injustices of the world, and used that powerful energy to ignite the Civil Rights Movement.
Only a few months ago, I opened up the space at the Community House to host a bible study and worship service. Bishop Rachel (the title is conferred by their Profit) leads the session. A great majority of the focus is on repentance. Not surprizing given the title of their ministry is The Illinois Ministry of Repentance and Holiness. Our first few sessions, I enjoyed the singing, and reading the versus out of the Bible about the ascention, or New Earth. I was pretty shocked at how well it seemed to align with what spiritual gurus like Dolores Cannon have been saying for decades. The ascention into the 5th dimension.
After several sessions though, I started to become more concerned at the level of fear that was being projected. Bottom line, pretty much everyone is going to hell.
I have watched hundreds of NDE videos, and am fascinated with what happens when we die. In 1986 I experienced my own NDE after a suicide attempt. In my own experience I did actually begin a descent into what I believe could only be hell. I felt my body sinking into a "black hole in time" and there were all the sounds of people suffering. So much pain and despair. In that moment, I remember being like, "Hell No! Yes, life is hard, but this I cannot take." My body then rose up, and started dialing 911, as if of its own accord. Then I started throwing up.
There were many things that I came to understand from that very brief experience about the multidimensional nature of reality. My sense of knowing increased, and although I didn't have any super psychic abilities, I had a greater awareness of what this whole thing is about.
One thing I knew was that if I skipped out on my responsibilities, I would have to come back and do it all over. This seemed like a horrible idea, and so I decided to dig in to the purpose of my life, to try to make the world a better place.
Since 1986 a lot of awareness about NDEs is available to all of us. The testamonials are incredible, and I have heard some people talking about that dark space -hell. But even those people, the ones who spent more than the 10 seconds I spent there, did eventually have the chance to go to the light. It seems also that some of those who get stuck in hell are simply unaware that they can go to the light any time.
On the otherhand, the vast majority of people go to what we would call Heaven. Even the atheists and drug dealers end up there (although some take a little detour first).
Everyone who does arrive there says that they are completely loved. This is the idea of God that feels true to me.
The idea of a vengeful God, the one that comes out of the view of Anger, is difficult for me to comprehend. However, is there a place to shout from the mountain tops that we must repent. Is there a place to stop coddling sin? I do believe that. We are collectively being led off a cliff by powerful negative forces. The corruption around us is on par with the greatest evils that ever existed. Most people are unconscious to the control systems. They believe they are free and living a good life. They trust the government and media. They don't peer around the corner or read between the lines.
So do we need to do a bit of shaking up? Maybe we do need a little trembling to happen. Something definitely needs to change. Through anger, perhaps some will hear the message, and rise up out of their apathy to create a world of unity and harmony.
Amen. So Be It.