The Answer to How to Handle Your Anger & Sadness Regarding Oil Gushing into the Gulf28 Jun 2010, by Stress in
I have heard how furious and sad people are at what has now been going on for months in the Gulf of Mexico. Are you one of them – furious at BP and furious at the U.S. government’s handling of the situation? I am one of them too, which is why this blog is for both me and you.
You (and I) vent to others the despair and sickening feeling that you feel, but in the end you cannot stop the oil leak. You are left not knowing what to do with the anger and sadness you feel toward this tragedy. What bothers me is that along with this anger and sadness is a sense of hopelessness that there is nothing you can do. This simply is not true!
Although you and I feel right blaming BP and the government for the mess our ecology is in, I know there is a deeper answer that is waiting for you and me to claim. You see I teach a process which is called F.E.E.L.: Feel Every Emotion as Love. I know it sounds like a philosophy for sensitive people or for those emotionally challenged, but it couldn’t be further from the truth. F.E.E.L. is a process that gives you empowering insight to what you are feeling. Because you are constantly feeling about everything throughout your day (whether you are conscious or not), understanding your feelings from this emotionally conscious level changes you and how you go about living your life.
The F.E.E.L. perspective teaches what anger is really about from an emotionally conscious level. Anger from this perspective is about owning your power. You see when you turn to BP and the U.S. government about your anger, psychotherapists like myself call that projecting. It is not that there isn’t merit to that anger you feel, it is just that it keeps you in the victim mode. When you are the victim, you don’t have power and cannot create changes because you have given away your power to the voice of your ego.
F.E.E.L. supports you to listen to the inner wisdom within you, which recognizes that your feelings are present out of love to guide you back to your inner truth. You are right to be saddened and angry at the impact on the land and sea, the animals and the chemicals that are being used which will eventually show up in our food chain, causing us health problems. Your sadness is present to get really clear that you, and I – let’s face it pretty much everyone takes forgranted some aspect of our Earth and her natural resources. Can you use your sadness to get clear as to how you can honor the Earth even more?
Your anger is present to support you to claim back your power and make changes for and within you. From this level of understanding, your anger is not about revenge or blame. Those forms of anger are from the ego. Your anger from an emotional consciousness perspective supports you to ignite your power and passion to really look at you and where you fall in the picture.
Maybe you can begin with the plastic you waste. Have you used the power of your voice to demand that we get charged a sizable sum when you forget your grocery bags or does that sound too inconvenient? Do you recognize or blow off your part of the oil dependency cycle that we are in?
Seeing yourself in this light allows you to see how much more similar you and I are to BP and the U.S. government in not taking full responsibility. The government and BP are a mirror to how we don’t yet hold ourselves fully accountable either. To make the shift happen, begin with you!
There used to be a chosen few who innately knew how to use their negative feelings such as anger, sadness and frustration and use them to empower them. These are the leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Gandhi to name a few.
We can no longer afford to only have a chosen few act from an emotionally conscious level. You too are being called to Feel Every Emotion as Love so you can live from an empowered state toward all aspects of life. This Gulf event is an awakening for all of us, myself included, in many ways.
No matter how much you are doing in regard to being environmentally conscious, I guarantee that if you feel sadness or anger that there is more responsibility that you can claim. This isn’t about being the perfect environmentalist rather this is about your essence yearning for you to take another step toward protecting our Earth. Be clear if and when you are the victim because then your ego is getting the best of you. Now is the time to tap into the potential that waits within, which only you can claim!
I would LOVE to hear your ideas about one or two steps you have already taken. It is very likely that a step that you have already done is a prime example of what someone else can do next! Also, please share one more step that you are willing to commit to now and set a date of when it will be completed.
Remember it is your ego that would have you believe that your actions are insignificant. Trust me when I say that your feelings of anger and sadness will begin to shift the moment you beginning following where your essence wants to take you in regard to this situation and every other situation in your life.
Live Emotionally Conscious – Live Exceptionally Well,
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