What can you do when you feel betrayed? The game of guilt, rage, and blame has gone on long enough! It’s time to end it. For David Hoffmeister, “A Course in Miracles” mind training helped him to see anger in a new way. David shares that in his own life, his biological father seemed to have a great deal of anger. He was able to really look at his perception of another body’s rage. It wasn’t anger directed at him. He saw that everyone in the world is doing the best that they can do within their belief system. Each body is just acting out a belief system; acting out a role as if it’s an identity.
Allow yourself to feel what you feel without judging it. Don’t conclude anything about your identity as a result. Suicidal depression is the conclusion that your life is worthless, but your ego laughs and pursues you beyond the grave. Just let the feelings come and go, release them.
Why do I feel rage and where does it come from? How can I move past it? To see a fragmented perceptual world entails rage because it is a form of vengeance. To see form means understanding has been obscured. You do not know your own best interest. The ego is the grievance producing your current context and rage is bound to come up. If your context involve following, you may see your leader as unfair and feel rage. The leaders’ guidance about tasks is appropriate. It may be strong. It is a witness to what you want in your heart, which is to break through that anger and resistance. You are never upset for the reason you think. Your anger involves a misperception, the ego trying to pin it on a person, a form. This is not its cause. The rage is tied to all of perception. Your companions are here to help you move through it.