Don’t tell my husband, but I’m addicted…to Battlestar Galactica. It would make him far too happy that I’ve converted to the “dark side” and fallen into a special love with this sci-fi series. I could say it’s because of it’s heavy NLP influence - lessons like perception is projection, cause > effect, and the power of the unconscious mind - permeates the show.
But, really, it’s just damn good entertainment.
In one episode, Colonel Tigh, the local drunk, prevents one of Admiral Adamas’s former fighter pilots from killing him. You see, this pilot had been left for dead by Adama on covert mission years ago against the Cylons, and mysteriously returned years later. Turns out he was captured by the Cylons, and, after they wiped out all of humanity (except for the fleet of the Battlestar Galactica), they let this viper pilot go, knowing that he had a vendetta against the Admiral for leaving him behind…for dead. So he tried to kill him.
Thankfully, Colonel Tigh steps out of his drunken stupor and says something that literally got me up off the couch cheering. I’ll paraphrase it here:
“Anger and rage are like alcohol, except you can always reach for it because it’s like a bottle that never runs dry.”
I used to think I wouldn’t know how to survive without being angry. Now, no one looking at me would have thought, “Hey, that’s a pretty angry person.” I usually had (and still have a smile on my face…just now it’s an honest one). I normally held my shit together in public. It was in private, in the quiet of my one-bedroom apartment that I raged - against my body, against myself. I persecuted myself with 10 years of bulimia, body bashing, and in screaming matches with God as to why I couldn’t be perfect. I blamed everyone for my shit - my dad, my bad boyfriends, the asshole who cut me off in traffic - everyone.
And it got me NOWHERE. It only made me more sick…and really, I was mostly sick of myself. Sick of being addicted to anger. But the problem was, I didn't know how to shake it...or live without it.
Negative emotions go directly against one of your unconscious mind's prime directives: to preserve and protect your body.
Anger and stress literally poison your body. It trigger’s your body’s “fight or flight” response. Your adrenal glands flood your body with stress hormones, adrenaline, and cortisol. Anger causes metabolic changes in your gut lining, causing it to secrete toxins causing headaches, digestive issues, depression, high blood pressure, insomnia. The brain shunts blood away from the gut - shutting down your digestive system - and directs it towards the muscles, in preparation for physical exertion. These toxins secrete onto your skin causing skin rashes like eczema. Anger puts you at risk of heart attack and stroke.
Neurotransmitters bathe every cell in your body. So your emotions - what you got going on in your mind - literally sends signals to every cell in your body. So if you’re perpetually angry, raging at the world for…whatever…it literally transforms EVERY SINGLE CELL.
Our bodies are our temples of the Spirit. Anger is like trash in your temple. Take the trash out.
The first step to taking trash out is you have a look at the trash, you have to acknowledge its existence. You have to accept it’s existence before you can get rid of it.
You don't necessarily need to know WHY it's there, but know WHAT you got from it. What do you gain from being angry? That’s where the learning is. The learnings are what cleanse your temple of the trash. Once you’ve got those learnings, there’s no need for the trash to stay there. So you clean it out.
When I did, I felt the most astounding feeling of peace. Never before have I known or felt a peace like that before. I was completely transformed.
It wasn’t until I got certified in Time Line Therapy® that I knew what it felt like to not have anger.
And I’ve been blessed with an amazing ability to be able to help my clients know that same peace. A peace that comes when you stop accepting the storm as part of your life. We make our own seas, and life can be smoothed sailing or it can be the Perfect storm. It’s your choice.
Ready to make the choice to eliminate anger from your life? Apply here.
But, I don’t just want to help you get over it. I want to show you a way so that you can get through anger, WHENEVER something else arises in the future that is angering. Why give you the fish, when I can teach you to fish instead?
If you’ve like to know what it would feel like to be free of anger…and to have the tools to eradicate it from your past, present and future, apply here.
I look forward to helping you find that inner peace.