Saturday, 15 December 2012

Abraham on Depression and Anger

From Ask and It is Given. Learning to Manifest Your Desires, p.117-118

By Esther and Jerry Hicks

Only You Know If Choosing Anger Is Appropriate for You

“If a severely depressed person could consciously discover the relief of an angry thought, and, more important, could consciously recognise that he has deliberately chosen the angry thought, he would immediately regain a sense of his own power, and his depression would lift. Now, of course, it is important that he does not remain in his place of anger. But, from that angry place, he now has access to the relieving thoughts of frustration.

There are many who do not yet understand the vibrational content of emotions (or even what an emotion is or its reason for being) who counsel with great forcefulness against the projection of anger. For most people do not enjoy being in the presence of someone who is angry, and most would selfishly prefer that the angry person return to their former state of powerless depression, because their depression is usually turned inward, while their anger is often thrust outward toward whoever is nearby.

Someone outside of you does not know if your chosen thought of anger is an improvement for you; only you know – by the relief that you feel – the appropriateness of any thought. Until you decide that you are going to guide yourself by the way you feel, you can make no steady progress toward your own desires.” 

‘I’m Doing My Best to Make the Best of It’

“Those who are watching you might feel better if they understood that you have no intention of remaining in your state of anger. If they knew that your greater plan is to move through your anger, and then through frustration through overwhelment to optimism to belief and onward to your knowing that all is well, they might be more patient with where you are right now.

There are many people who just naturally move from the powerless feeling of depression or fear into anger as a sort of self-surviving mechanism, but when they are met with so much disapproval from family members, friends and counselors with respect to the inappropriateness of their anger, they return to the feeling of powerlessness, only to repeat the cycle gain and again: from depression to anger, to depression to anger, to depression to anger…

The key to regaining your wonderful feeling of personal empowerment and control is to decide, right now, no matter how good or how bad you are feeling, that you are going to do your best to make the best of it. Reach for the best-feeling thought that you have access to right now, and as you do that again and again, in a short period of time you will find yourself in a very good-feeling place. That is the way it works!”

(Hay House, Inc., CA, US, 2004).

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