There seem to be two schools of thought about anger. One is a school of thought that promotes the false "everything is perfect" mantra, replete with overtly glossy positivisms. The other school is that which says anger is good and you should embrace it. These teachers love anger, of course, because anger is one of the egos most comforting tools. It feels great to the ego to have something or someone to be angry at.
So here we are at the beginning of my featured series on what shamanism calls the 7 Demons – the destructive power that anger, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, sloth and pride have on our ability to BE love in this world and access the full power of our light. It is important to know that what shamanism calls “demons” is very different than the Judeo-Christian version of “sins”.
Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but you've actually been planted... If you've ever experienced your "Dark night of the soul", you understand what I am saying. I have lived through mine, and returned to share what that transformation may be like.
In shamanic work the questions of ego and its place come up for every single student. There is confusion. What is the ego? Don’t we need one? Isn’t it important to have a healthy ego so we can promote ourselves and be proud of who we are? Why all this talk about killing the ego, isn’t that crazy? If God meant for us not to have an ego she wouldn’t have given us one, right?