The difference between human anger and holy wrath

TOPICS: Higher form of feelings – seeking to awaken people instead of punishing them – human anger lingers, divine “anger” disappears when its purpose fulfilled – holy wrath an expression of unconditional love – Jesus was an instrument of holy wrath – being on the path to Christhood does not mean you have to be perfect –


Question: There have been accounts that even you, Jesus, got angry. If you, an enlightened master, also expressed anger than how are we expected not to be angry. Insights or thoughts to ponder?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

I have in another answer given thoughts on how to resolve human anger.

When you rise above human anger, you will not necessarily always go around being completely soft-spoken in every situation. There are so many things that happen on this planet that are clearly out of alignment with God’s law of unconditional love. Therefore, it is quite appropriate to challenge the wrongdoings of other people, and this might include expressing strong feelings that most people would see as anger. However, as you begin to reach a certain level of Christhood, you can speak sternly and directly without falling into the lower vibration of human anger. You are not expressing feelings in order to blame someone. You are expressing strong feelings in order to shock people out of their current state of consciousness, so that they might see that what they are doing is out of alignment with the laws of God and therefore can only lead to negative consequences for themselves.

I am aware that as long as people are still trapped in the lower vibrations of the dualistic mind, they will not be able to understand this distinction. Yet there is a very clear distinction of vibration between human anger and what we might call holy wrath. How do you tell the difference between holy wrath and human anger? Holy wrath can be powerful, but it will instantly disappear once it has accomplished its purpose, and it will not permanently affect your view of or feelings toward the other person. Anger will linger with you for a time after it has been expressed, like a smoldering fire that takes a long time to burn out. It will color your thoughts and feelings about the other person for a lifetime, or at least until you fully forgive that person.

Holy wrath is really an expression of the unconditional love of God, which is not the soft, mushy love that most people think it is. Unconditional love will not let you stand still in a limited sense of identity. Therefore, if you insist on holding on to such limitations, a person who has reached a certain degree of Christhood can become an open door, whereby the unconditional love is expressed. This unconditional love can be expressed in a very stern way in order to shock you out of your current state of consciousness, a state of consciousness that will eventually lead to your own destruction. Obviously, unconditional love does not want you to destroy yourself, and therefore it is willing to be very direct in letting you know that you are on the wrong side of the laws of God.

My point here is that I did personally become an instrument for this unconditional love of God on several occasions that are recorded in the scriptures. These instances have often been misinterpreted as human anger, and throughout the centuries many people have actually used this as an excuse for expressing their own human anger. This is unfortunate, because it prevents people from resolving the cause of their human anger and thereby rising to a higher level of consciousness.

I will admit that I did on occasion express human anger, and one example is when I cursed the fig tree, as explained elsewhere. You see, contrary to the idolatrous beliefs held by so many Christians, I was not the perfect human being and I had not completely resolve every aspect of my psychology before my crucifixion. I would have reached that point if I had been given a little more time, but as events unfolded, I did not quite resolve every aspect of my psychological wounds and blocks before the crucifixion.

However, also be aware of the tendency that the false teachers have of seeking to make you think that if you are a spiritual person, you should be perfect according to some standard that no one can clearly define. My mission 2,000 years ago was not easy. I had difficult times, where I felt and expressed human emotions. Your mission today is likewise not easy, so it is natural and normal that you will have times where you feel human emotions.

Yet once the situation passed, I let go of the emotions. In other words, on the way to Christhood, you might still have some human emotions. The sign of a person who is on the path to Christhood is not that he or she is perfect and never feels or expresses any human emotions. The sign is that such a person can quickly let go of the emotions and move on with his or her mission. You do not let your emotions run your life; you let them run their course and then you get back on your course.

 

Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels