Why We Should Avoid Anger (Resist Not Evil)

October 25, 2016

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Life is like a video game.
That’s my conclusion after paying attention.

Rich or poor, we’re all playing in a difficult level, according to our current level of consciousness and awareness.

There are goombas, koopas, and fire spitting plants lying all about our path. Sometimes our path has a false bottom and we fall in the fire. Sometimes we take shortcuts that become long cuts. Other times, we stumble on a precious whistle (ahem psychedelics) and zoom forward.

The catch is that the further ahead we get in the game, the harder it becomes. The more conscious of a being you are, the tougher the levels.

“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.”
– Luke 12:48

There are certain lessons to be learned in every level before we can beat that boss and move forward in life.

So, whatever situation you find yourself in right now, whatever blocks & obstacles, has a spiritual lesson in it for you to learn.

Look around where you live, the people you’re with, the job you have, the mate you have or don’t have, and all the health issues. All of these are messages and signs. Things we need to be aware of, then figure out a way to overcome them.

I now realize that all issues, whether they be health, wealth, or relationships, are the cause of low vibratory emotions stuck inside us that we need to cleanse with light.

“Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.”
– Louise Hay

Real Life Example:
I for one have anger issues.

There are different types of anger manifestations of course.

I never lash out physically. Mine is more the seething anger that cooks my insides and eventually bursts out like a volcanic eruption three times a year.

Outwardly I may be overly polite and cheerful even, but I have a thin skin. That comes as part of the package from being a highly sensitive person. I notice & feel subtle things and am affected more than the average person.

I also am super empathetic, never wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings, so that means I rarely express my dislike for some action until it’s way too late.

I seem to be built like one of those robots from Asimov’s books, with the laws of robotics imprinted in my soul. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

So, the anger will boil up inside and eat me alive, literally. It manifests as gut issues in my case. Acid reflux, leaky gut, and the like.

Eventually, I’ll explode in rage and spray out volcanic lava at the instigator. This always catches them by surprise because the thing they did to anger me may have happened years ago! I can see by the surprise & shock in their eyes as they try to remember the thing I’m yelling about.

Be Aware Which Level You’re At
The first step is recognizing which level you’re at.

You can do that by observing the type of situation you’re in. This is usually hard, like a fish trying to figure out it’s in water.

You can make a list of all the things that upset you and try to find a common pattern. This is a little bit easier.

The easiest method is to work backwards.
All humans deal with the same emotional issues. We can look at the most common emotions (via the emotional guidance scale by Abraham Hicks, or David Hawkins consciousness scale) and try to figure out where we are.

There are common issues we all face like: shame, embarrassment, fear, grief, jealousy, hatred, rage, anger, revenge, doubt, frustration, impatience, etc.

Then we can remove those thorns by some type of healing modality. My current preferred method is EFT.

But the point I want to convince you of is that it’s to our disadvantage to succumb to low vibratory emotions (evil).

My Anger Stage
So that’s the level of the video game I find myself at this point in my life.

I meditate, forgive & forget, appreciate, practice peace and kindness. I’ve been to therapy. I’ll do as much EFT tapping as possible. Yet there’s still that anger issue.

And it’s not with strangers these days.
It’s mainly with two people.
Two older people.
Two older people who look like me. If you catch my drift.

Old childhood deep wounds keep getting reopened. Old deep-set thorns get agitated. Old childhood memories are powerful and retain their strength even after years of therapy and healing techniques.

How to Overcome Anger (or any) Issue:
I want to share my newest idea with you. There are many roads to Rome, this may be an efficient one.

What I need to do is convince my subconsious mind, my conscious mind, my whole being, that there is a big benefit in not getting angry. That getting angry is a bait set by the dark forces.

I need to realize that to get angry is to give into evil. Even righteous anger is still anger. It’s a pathway to the dark side, as Anakin Skywalker found out.

Let’s say I get baited by an angry, bitter, low conscious person. That person is vibrating at a super low level. They say something mean-spirited that irritates an old childhood thorn, deep down inside my body.

And then I lash back at them.
I have facts and figures on my side. I remember all the things they did wrong. It seems like I’m on the right side of history here. I even win the argument with my intense volcanic anger. (This is a true story.)

What happens afterwards?
I’m on an anger high. It feels good for a while. Just like cocaine (I assume).

Later in the day, I come down and notice the side effects. I get intense gut pain. My mind is irritated, like a raging ocean. I even get acid reflux that night and wake in throat-choking terror (again, true story).

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Then the side effects of anger last for a good many days. Headaches. Fresh wounds. Irritation. Pain in body. Lost sleep.

The Dark Side Wants To Recruit You
Low vibratory emotions are the dark side.

What the dark side wants to do is pull you down into the darkness. It’s like those hackers who put hidden code inside unsuspecting computers all over the world. Then these computers do the dns attacks and such on popular websites.

Dark side wants as many people angry, bitter, mean, shameful, & vengeful as possible. It wants to spread, like a fungus.

The ultimate catch is that when we fight anger with anger, we ourselves have to get angry first. Meaning, our mind, body, cells all feel that anger.

“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.”

Resist Not Evil
“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”
– Matthew 5:39

Since I’ve been doing deep dives into the teachings of Jesus lately, I thought of this quote. And I wanted to know what the heck it meant.

Someone being mean and angry with you is essentially evil. Why should we not put them in their place? Aside from the fact of us suffering from the side effects.

The article I’ll link below really changed my outlook.

The premise is that evil is baiting us with evil. If we become evil to combat evil, we’re left with evil inside us. Us getting angry to hurt an angry person turns us angry.

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
– Gandhi

“If we do an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we will be a blind and toothless nation.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

The main point I understood today is that I can never express anger to fight anger. Because that’s bait by the dark side to infect my inner hard drive. It’s a trick, it’s a trap. And we’re not dumb enough to fall for those same old tricks again.

For me to beat this level in my life where I seem to be stuck, I have to become smart enough, aware enough, mindful enough, present enough to recognize when meanness and anger are sent my way. Instead of reacting quickly with my amydgala, my primitive brain, I need to go within, recognize the trick, and walk away unscathed.

Buddha said it best.
“Now, you have just cursed me and been angry with me. But if I do not accept your curses, if I do not get insulted and angry in return, these curses will fall back upon you — the same as the gift returning to its owner.”

I refuse to reopen old wounds & keep them fresh.
I will let them dry up and fade away. I will also remove all the thorns I can get my hands on. For the ones I cannot reach, I will pray & ask for higher powers for assistance. Whatever it takes I’m gonna do. I’m gonna beat this damn level!

(And by the time I finished writing all this out for you, I know that my subconscious mind has also been convinced of this lesson. Game on!)

Resources:
Resist Not Evil Meaning
Story of Angry Man & Buddha
Louise Hay Metaphysical Causes of Illness
Abraham Hicks Emotional Guidance Scale
David Hawkins Map of Consciousness
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