Anger as a Torch

Today i facilitated a chakra alignment using Audre Lorde as our spirit guide. So many of us have been feeling the heat burning within our solar plexus where anger, jealousy, fear, shame and sadness radiates. It is also our chakra of confidence, clarity, transformation, and action. May her words bring you back to center with every breath:

“You cannot, you cannot use someone else’s fire. You can only use your own. And in order to do that, you must first be willing to believe that you have it... My anger has meant pain to me but it has also meant survival, and before I give it up I’m going to be sure that there is something at least as powerful to replace it on the road to clarity.” 
— Audre Lorde

What will you replace it with? How will you work to transform it? I used to think anger and violence were one, but as I deepen my practice I realize that anger is a gentle fire that can either warm my soul or consume me whole. I choose to use this flame as a torch, guiding others toward the light that is already within.