When was the last time you were angry? It’s a tough emotion to endure. Everyone gets angry at times. A sibling, your parents, or your boss can light the flame.
So how do we deal with that anger? You can’t let go of anger until you let go of your first perception.
Let me explain: The perception that things are supposed to be a certain way in your life can cause much distress if those perceptions are not met.
For example, I have a dear friend who works as a teacher. It’s important work; he is educating the next generation of people to inherit the Earth. But teachers get paid a pittance compared with how important their job is. I see my friend struggle, and I get angry about it.
Does my anger do any good? Does anything change?
No. I just feel awful.
It’s necessary for me to do a Ritual to Dispel Anger.
Here is the ritual below.
What you will need:
- One red candle
- Banishing oil (you can use sage oil if you like)
- Heat proof surface for your cauldron
- One word for the object that represents your feelings of anger
Place cauldron in the middle of the altar on your heat proof surface.
Next, asperge and cense your candle. Carve the one word (length wise) on the candle that names what you’re angry about. Dress candle with banishing oil.
Holding the candle, visualize all your anger, focusing the feelings into the candle. Once you have pushed all that anger into the candle, hold up the candle and say:
[Name what angers you] that burns me so,
It’s time for this anger to go!
As I light you, you will burn,
(Light the candle and place it in the cauldron.)
Melting down turn by turn.
As you melt, my anger will disappear,
Never coming back to burden me here.
Sit and watch the flame of the candle. Feel your anger being burnt up as the candle is consumed.
Do the Cakes and Wine Ceremony
Close the Circle
For some Wiccans, it may take a few repetitions of this Ritual to Dispel Anger.
Going back to the above ideas I shared: “You can’t let go of anger until you let go of your first perception. The perception that things are supposed to be a certain way in your life can cause much distress if those perceptions are not met.”
Eventually, it’s valuable to shift to a state of acceptance*. Did something happen that upsets you? Yes. Can you go back in time and change it? No. What can you do now? Pick your battles. If you’re called to take action on a particular issue, then find something proactive to do.
Otherwise, use the Ritual to Dispel Anger.
* Please know that acceptance is NOT approval. Wiccans know that the Earth at present is home to both good and bad things happening. Acceptance is part of consciously choosing some things to work on and other things to let go.
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