Today I want to ask you, when do you feel wrong? Maybe you feel wrong to ever be angry, or maybe you feel wrong to feel afraid. Some of us feel wrong when we collapse when we feel helpless. Then, others feel wrong when they experience alarmed aloneness.
But you know what? You might be surprised to learn that you have a RAGE circuit. Your RAGE circuit is there to help you. Because the RAGE circuit reduces stress and anxiety. It lowers our blood pressure and regulates our nervous system.
It’s our RAGE circuitry that empowers us to be protective and to advocate for whatever might be needed in the moment. I’ll admit, sometimes RAGE or anger can feel really scary. Maybe you experienced RAGE or anger being aimed at people who have less power, and that can be very frightening. It can even be traumatic.
If that’s been your experience than I’m wondering, do you need acknowledgment that RAGE isn’t meant to be used against the people we love? RAGE isn’t meant to be used against people who are dependent upon us.
When people have a vow to stop their anger, to diminish it and keep it small, it’s as if they are turning down the volume on their own very life energy. Our whole system, our whole body, responds to RAGE, and RAGE is activated when resources are being threatened. So, it’s important to reclaim that circuitry, if it’s ended up having blocks in it, because we turned down our life energy.