when i read your posting i felt compelled to reply...
so here are a some thoughts,
ways... i deal with my rage and still
try to be able to say hi to the Creator too and stay friends with her and humans.
in the midst of it all
i have incredible rage, anger, hatred,
fury and rage beyond description from horrific things done to me
for years and
we are not born with rage.
Rage comes from what happened.
Often behind rage is hurt as with anger.
i make myself tell myself
how i really feel...
why i'm so angry, raging...
rage so terrible that ...
gone to therapy for decades, deal with
the remembering and
inner and outside healing.
good spiritual directors ...
i tell them what's going on inside, thinking & feeling,
about what happens in prayer,
about what's remembered,
about hard stuff in daily life, about
all of me... bar none.
me telling most worst things inside me...
no matter what.
Tis tough, humbling, but keeps me on the way more or less.
Only by facing,
dealing with the truth do we become
whole within our brokenness.
when suffering huge rage, prayer is but
one spoke of the healing wheel
trust more and more that God really is God, that
she can handle all of how i am and
then become freer
& freer to rage at God.
God has been accused of real bad stuff,
wept over and with,
-this is it, no more-.
Asked him how he could possibly be God, let alone
claim to be kind - gentle - full of loving-kindness - faithful -,
asked him if he has any clue to what it's like to have to live my life?
where was he when....?
Told him to stay away..
if this is how he treats his friends no wonder the world's such a mess
Raged at God, the church,
ignorant clergy & religious.
raged about those who destroyed me
...and on, and
raged at myself for being so terrible, so angry.
raged at myself for raging, hating.
raged at myself for saying bad things to God.
as with anger, all feelings, all thoughts, all desires we can choose
... choose what we do with them.
We can choose to reach out for help.
We can chose to
destroy ourselves and others.
we can ask God to transform
into something good for Herself and all the people.
It is your choice.
For God's sake,
no for your sake and the
sake of the people
i told myself, a friend and God the truth of myself,
told my story out of my brokenness.
all i know and experience of myself is my brokenness ...
i am brokenness.
broken way.. way beyond repair in this life.
the truth will make you free.
live by this.
live the truth.
never consider or ask the cost.
God has never deserted me.
God has always provided.
Many ways she's provided sure wouldn't have been my ways.
she is God.
i am created by God, in her image.
more than 3 decades passed before i caught on
asking "why" is the wrong question.
accepting that I'll never know the answer to why.
accepting what happened, what is.
accepting the terrible consequences of all that horror.
accepting my utter brokenness.
saying yes to the multitude of losses in me & my life due to
the behavior of others.
to who i am and
who i am not.
to who others are and are not.
Saying Yes to God whomever and however God is.
Learning to say Yes no matter what.
Yes, I do mean just that.
Saying yes to all,
psychological, emotional damage done
Yes to the brokenness of those
who perpetrated those horrid things.
Yes to the loss of everything
that people assume when they have a regular life.
this was impossible for years.
i asked Jesus to teach me
how to say yes everytime i could not say yes.
later it came to me that when i
can not say yes
ask Jesus to say yes for me...
and ask him to heal me so that some day i will be able to say yes
like he did...
do i love God like how i should?
i do not know.
i love God how i am able right now in this time, place and where i
am at now.
tomorrow maybe i'll love God better, differently.
i am here. i am ...
i am who i am now.
do i wish i was different, that my life was different? YES.
a billion trillion times yes....
can my rage be healed?
i do not know... even after all these years...
i can do everything that is possible for me to be healed inside.
only God can
truly transform my heart, mind, body psyche, feelings, thinkings.
becoming familiar with,
befriending my rage ... transforms it.
talk with your rage and the furies within.
ask what is bothering them
ask where they came from.
ask rage what it wants...
and ... why?
ask rage what it would truly like to become ...
who are you?
what is your name?
ask God for extra angels whose only assignment is to
take care of each of
the terrible things inside you.
the most terriblest inside things may require
several angels for each one.
that is ok,
God loves giving us all the extra helpers we need.
God will not abandon us.
no matter what the pain...
regardless of how terrible we are...
whatever our real or imagined sins...
God is for us however we are.
God is for us.
ask God to help you to never
God said through Jesus to love all.
this includes me
and you, and
... all us.
To act with kindness, gentleness, compassion and faithfulness toward
God judges in God-ways... which
sure are not my ways!
and faithful toward yourself...
that is you...
God gives you life and hope.
She always gives us what she knows we need cuz ...
God is smarter than us, and
like a good lover she 'loves giving presents
to her beloved,
when it is too hard to choose life,
hope has evaporated
just tell Jesus.
ask Jesus to please
give you his life
tell him that you need to borrow his because
he will smile.
he will take your hand
he will walk with you no matter what.
Jesus will support you always.
for all eternity.
ask God to show you the way to find
the people He has created to walk with you on
on your raging journey.
always keep your eyes, ears,
hands and heart open ...watching for
the hour when
God will heal you
a bit more,
even if it is the tiniest morsel of healing
lying in what appears to be the gutter,
it is from the least likely of persons or places.
welcome each speck
of healing as
you welcome and embrace your
let go of all.
let go of family.
let go of friends.
let go of home.
let go of country.
let go of all of yourself.
let go of life.
let go of fear.
let go of money.
let go of death.
let go of self.
let go of expectations.
let go of how it is supposed to be.
let go of what others will think.
let go of what you think.
let go of what you know.
let go of what you feel.
let go of what you hope for.
let go of what you don't have.
let go of all you have.
let go of God.
let go ...
Be vigilant like the virgins in the gospel..
let go again, and again, and again, and
free falling in the universe...
no parachute, just
falling in the dark emptiness of space...
beyond the human universe...
image of god falling through the
falling into the universe beyond
open your hands,
extend your arms
here I am Lord, I have come to do your will.
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