Lesson 5 Indigo Anger
In addition to sensitivity, many Indigos share another common characteristic: they are extremely concerned and angered over ethical issues. They are upset or angry about wars, dishonesty, injustice, pollution and inequality. If you feel a deep concern or anger for one of the above issues, believing that you should do something to correct them, then this is more than a sign of your Indigo identity and power.
Indigos and Indigo Scouts have a “warrior” personality. Even if you are shy or introverted, you can have a warrior personality. This means that you are driven by a strong desire to become champions of a cause, to help the weak or disadvantaged (such as children, the elderly, or animals), and to correct unfair situations. You are a “warrior for peace.”
Indigos and Indigo Scouts have a group soul purpose of ushering out the old energy on the planet. The old energy is manifested by greed, corruption and competition. Indigos are extremely sensitive to this old energy, and you probably feel anger whenever you encounter someone using old energy.
The key is to channel this deep concern or anger in a positive way, so that it helps you and your mission. Not addressed properly, anger can lead to depression, anxiety, abuse of drugs and other substances, health problems, mental instability or violence. In this lesson, we will begin to discuss how to channel this anger and profound disappointment in constructive ways.
Indigos are born Activists. An Activist is someone who takes action to correct a situation. Some famous Activists are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who served the cause of racial equality and Mother Teresa, who gave a helping hand to the poor. Both assumed a leadership role, channeling anger and concern for the problems of interest to them, in a productive manner.
The first step in channeling anger / concern productively is to de-personalization the situation. This means to release any ego (the lower self that we all have) issues. Our ego does not want to see that we have “shadows (old energy issues related to fear, guilt, greed, etc.) deep inside. The ego only wants us to see shadows in other people, and not within ourselves. This is called “projection.”
So, the shadows we see in others are actually mirrors of our own shadows. When we judge another person, it always has something to do with our own self. The other person’s shadow reminds us of our own, unconsciously. The easiest way to clear ourselves of shadows is to start noticing when we judge another person. That’s a wonderful opportunity to claim and clear our own shadows!
When you notice that you are angry, irritated or about to judge someone else, say this powerful clearing affirmation: “I am willing to release that part of me that feels irritated when I think of you.” Then take a deep breath and be quiet until the release occurs. You probably feel chills and tingling while the physical body deals with the release. This is a positive signal that indicates a healthy shift.
It is impossible to judge another without projecting your own ego-shadows. Please do not judge yourself because you are having ego-shadows. They are a natural and normal part of life. It is important to recognize them by being super aware of any judgments you hold towards others or you may be tempted to throw on others. Do not give the ego additional power by getting angry with it. Just lovingly release ego-shadows as you become aware of them.
Assignment for Lesson 5
Keep a journal of situations and people which trigger anger, annoyance or irritation in you. Write about your feelings before and after saying the affirmation: “I am willing to release that part of me that feels irritated when I think of you.”
If you feel overwhelming anger, write about it and put it in the “God” Box which we discussed in Lesson 4. The God Box helps in releasing overwhelming emotions and situations, and enables you to get out of the way so that Divine wisdom can help you.
If needed-exercise to release anger against self:
Anger is a natural response when we feel threatened or fearful. When you feel anger towards yourself for something you have done, imagine a three year old standing in front of you. Would you be angry at the three year old for being afraid or would you pick the three year old up and comfort him/her?
For the next seven days – every morning and evening – look at yourself in the mirror and say “I love you” until you really feel it. Watch the anger you have with yourself dissolve.