Perfect Authentic Me

RA: From Depression And Anger To Self-Acceptance

Depression and anger are important signs of unresolved issues and pain that can ultimately lead to the manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis if not addressed and released.

“Rheumatoid arthritis is frozen hate”, I heard someone say 7 years ago.

The moment I heard this I instantly knew this was true. I was listening to a personal development cd in my car and tears were streaming down my face as I was driving down the motorway.

So much of my life I had felt angry, but I didn’t know it. I suppressed it and developed depression (first) instead. Years later rheumatoid arthritis manifested itself.

Depression and anger are very much connected as depression is a manifestation of suppressed anger.

I was too afraid to express how I really felt out of fear of rejection and most of the anger I felt was towards people I loved the most, like my parents.

Now it is known that anger, or rather repressed anger, is a major cause for rheumatoid arthritis and therefore a very important issue to address..

It is very valuable to explore whether or not you hold any grudges, whether these are in your relationship, at work, with family members or memories from your past.

Secondly it’s very important to notice how you deal with these grudges.

This self-healing enquiry requires honesty, the understanding where this anger comes from in the first place and why it’s there:

  • Do you express your anger or dissatisfaction?
  • Do you voice your opinion and how you feel?
  • Do you keep quiet and do not express your true intentions?

You may not be aware that you are suppressing anger, as a part of you (the child within) does not want to risk a relationship you have with someone you feel close to or were close to, like a parent.

This would, in your subconscious mind, risk your chances of survival and that part of you does not want to risk that.

Depression, suppressed anger, is a defence mechanism designed to do just that: to protect you. It can help you ignore the underlying subconscious pain that wants to surface.

But sooner or later you cannot ignore that pain anymore.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a ‘great’ way of helping you wake up to the pain that is yet unresolved and can help you look at yourself in a different way so you can live a more authentic and happier life.

A life in which you feel safe and loved to express who you really are.

Watch out for the signs. Pay attention to your feelings. These all direct you to what is really happening for you underneath the surface.

Depression is a sign. And this has come about because there are beliefs in your subconscious that are causing you pain which are not in line with your authentic self.

Beliefs that ultimately determine your physiology. And yes, the manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis.

However, it is important to understand that this does not mean that anger itself is ‘bad’ and that you just need to think positively. Anger is a genuine emotion that serves a purpose.

It is the healthy expression of anger and the release of suppressed anger that helps you shift your biology, and allow for more self-acceptance and self-love.

And these are vital to your self-healing process of rheumatoid arthritis.

Are you having difficulty expressing healthy anger? Share it below, I would love to hear your thoughts.

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