Karen Downing talks about why the show is called Again & Again. This discussion centers around past life energy, and the importance of understanding the past life patterns you brought with you into this lifetime and how to let go of them for good.
Anger can be a difficult emotion to understand, but like everything else in the Universe, there is a grander purpose to it. Most individuals have a fear of expressing anger, and so it is forced down inside, until it reaches a point of explosion. Many times after that happens, the person will then feel guilty about being angry.
Anger alone is not a bad thing, it is simply an expression of the release of energy. That energy can come from your current lifetime, but most frequently it comes from the past life energy being stirred up from within.
Anger is rooted in pride. When you examine the many instances of someone expressing anger, it is because they feel that their vision of reality, life, or the world, is threatened. Anger is rooted in pride, because it is an emotion used to defend your personal perspectives. The energy of anger was very apparent in the political dynamics of the United States. Whether it is for a candidate or a cause, many individuals express outrage and deep anger when a person or cause the support does not prevail.
Anger is absolutely a natural emotion, and there is nothing wrong with expressing it, as long as it does not bring harm to oneself or others. There are many different healthy ways to express anger. Activities such as going for a walk or run, sound meditation, chopping wood and art therapy are just some of the safe methods to let anger out. However, many people are increasingly directing their energy toward other individuals who may not really be the source of their anger.
When you can learn to harness the power of anger and use it to clue you in to what the real source of the energy is, it can become a huge gift. One example of understanding anger’s gift can be seen in how some people choose to direct their anger at public figures; much of the time the anger is directed at someone because that person represents a shift away from what the individual expressing the anger feels to be true.
It is when someone feels that they must defend their truth, that anger arises. However, instead of using the energy of anger to defend, why not turn it into an energy to explore. Anger is a powerful tool to explore you own thoughts and feelings, to discover where they truly come from, and why you are angry at a specific outcome or turn of events.
There is no right and wrong, because there is not just one truth in the world. Learning to be okay with expressing a truth different from others, but expressing it without defensiveness, is an integral part of spiritual development. Equally important is learning to allow others to express their feelings/opinions openly and freely.
The energy flooding the planet will continue to bring out all of the anger, sadness, despair and other such energies from within everyone. There will be many times when anger is being pulled at so forcefully that it can make you feel like you must react to something.
That is why is it important to look at anger’s gift, and to discover what hidden energy it is revealing to you. No one can ever tell you who you should be or how you should act; always go with what you feel. However, when your emotions are causing you to express something that you may regret later, it is valuable to understand what the source of your anger is.
Anger is never sourced from outside of you, it is an inner energy that every person carries. Can other people or situations trigger your anger? Absolutely. There are even times when your guides or others in Spirit will tell you something specifically to assist you in releasing your anger. Yes, that even means telling you something that you may disagree with. If it is in your best and highest good to release your anger, then a situation will take place to force it to come to the surface.
The process of raising one’s vibration, what many call Ascension, is all about letting go of the energies which you no longer need to take with you into the New Earth energy. One of these energies is anger, and that is why so many individuals are expressing/releasing it now. Anger must come out before one can move forward. Have no fear of expressing your anger, but do be aware of how you are expressing it.
Once you are able to release your anger, you will find a profound freedom on the other side of it. A freedom where you are not worried about how others may perceive of you, or how outside circumstances will affect your life. It is a freedom where you are not bound by your emotions, especially the pride that can keep you feeling like you need to defend your vision of yourself. Anger’s gifts are that it allows you to see what you have been hiding from yourself, and it gives you the opportunity to examine those hidden energies so that they can be released.
When you feel anger coming on, ask yourself: What is making me angry? Why do I feel angry toward this person or thing? Am I defending myself from something that is truly dangerous, or is this simply something in opposition to my view of life? Why do I feel angry about this situation? What is my anger showing me that I am still carrying around? Discovering the answers to these questions is discovering anger’s gifts.
There are things in life that cannot be monetized, like happiness, freedom and inner peace. Yet, many individuals do not know how to get to a place where they can live a life with these qualities. That goal can be accomplished through the practice of Letting Go. Letting Go is the process of identifying and releasing old patterns from your life.
Some of the energy of the past is hidden so deeply, that it may take a series of events to bring it to the surface. So, why is letting go so important? Letting go is not about forgiveness, it is about understanding. Letting go is a process by which you do not forget about things that have come to pass, but instead you acknowledge them and build up a renewed viewpoint of them. When you are ready to learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), take the Past Life Quiz.
By dismissing past events or by not discussing them, you continue to let them have power over you. By acknowledging them and allowing all of the emotions and energy to be released, then you are finally able to come to that place of peace within yourself.
Everything in your life is there to teach you something about yourself. Even in the darkest, most difficult circumstances, you are taught about your own strength and reliance to overcome obstacles.
You can also learn about yourself from the smallest events in life. For example, what does waiting in line teach you about yourself? Maybe it teaches you to be at one with your surroundings, or to have patience, or even to appreciate the Divine timing of that experience. If you find yourself getting angry or frustrated about something in your life, this is an indicator that you have yet to fully let it go.
When you do not let something go, it can become the center of how you define yourself. Many souls have been mistreated by someone in this life; this is not an uncommon experience. If you have experienced such a mistreatment, then to say that everything is good and perfect in your life would be inaccurate. Yet, this is how some choose to cope with pain. But, to let go, you need to move beyond that denial and say, “yes, this person did this or that to me,” that is the first step of acknowledgement.
Next, is getting into the emotions that you felt, and may still feel, about those events or circumstances. Let yourself understand and express those emotions. There are many safe and healthy ways to do this including, journaling, exercise, art therapy, meditation, yoga and talking to a friend, expert or counselor. Find the right combination of healthy expression for you to allow the emotions and energy to be released safely.
When you do not take time for this last step, you actually end up burying the energy deeper inside of you and that is when it can become physical pain or disease, if not dealt with. Once the energy is fully released, then you can truly say you have let it go.
It has been asked if there is a quick way to release this energy, just by wishing it to be gone. However, this is not how the emotional body works. Imagine if all of the sad emotions in your entire life were written down with a pencil on paper. One day someone comes by and says “you don’t have to experience that anymore, because I have this magic eraser.” So you erase and erase the words, but you still don’t feel any better. This is because the magic eraser cannot eliminate the imprint that those words left behind.
To get rid of those emotions, you need to let go of your attachment to those words; to bring up all of the emotions attached to those words until the imprint fades totally away. Does that mean that the words go away? No, they will always be there. Instead, through the process of letting go, you are now able to look at those words differently. And, one day you will be able to pick up that paper and it will feel like freedom, instead of despair.
Everyone has moments that define them in their life, some good some bad. But, do not let those moments have power over you any longer. Whether good or bad, they are not a representation of the totality that is you. If you are defining yourself by just a few experiences in your life, then your vision of yourself is actually quite limited.
You are truly unlimited and the more that you release the wounds of the past and allow them to heal, the freer you become to be attuned to the Now moment: the moment when creation and manifestation begin, the moment when you can always choose what to do and how to feel about it. Do not let your Ego pull you back to what someone else said about you, instead use affirmations to find a new mantra.
You can be renewed in every moment, so why not let go of those things that hold the emotions of the past. It is time for you to release those anchors of fear, doubt and anxiety and instead shift your perspective to a peaceful understanding of how strong you really are and how much you are capable of. You are truly amazing.
Learn more about the Past Life Patterns you hold (and how to transform them), by taking the Past Life Quiz.