Letting go of anger is a process. It is difficult when we are overwhelmed with emotion to jump right to a positive, happy thought. Peace may feel light-years away.
With the Affirmation Ladder process in my book The Secret Art of Happiness: Change your Life with the Reiki Ideals, you don’t need to get to peace all in one step. Each affirmation is designed to acknowledge the truth of where you are and yet nudge you upward to a better and better place. Over time, you develop the instinct to reach for the affirmation to pull you out of anger than stay mired in a potentially destructive emotion.
The process is simple. Rate the level of anger you have in your body right now. On a scale from zero to ten. Ten, being blind rage, and zero, being peace and contentment. Then you look up the affirmation for your level.
If you are at an anger level of 7, then the affirmation is: “All my emotions are wise teachers. I accept them as the lessons they are. Clarity is all around me.”
Gradually, anger is eased, and its natural replacement, peace, becomes the norm for you.
To the right is the whole affirmation ladder for anger.
Bit by bit, when you gently acknowledge how you feel, anger can lessen, and you can make space to shift upward on the ladder one tiny step at a time.
The beauty of the Affirmation Ladder process is that you no longer have to fear your emotions. Instead, you can simply acknowledge the information each feeling state is giving you and then release it with compassion and grace.
If you liked this process, try out the Reiki Ideal Meditation as an easy way to let the affirmations for the Reiki Ideals wash over you as you meditate.