Anger is often a feeling that is suppressed, especially by women, because it may not be considered socially acceptable for woman to display, express or channel anger in ways that men can. This is often true in Asian cultures. The need for such courses like Anger Management testifies to the difficulty of recognizing and controlling anger in a healthy manner. Uncontrolled, reactive outbursts of rage and anger from a seemingly calm and collected person suggest anger has always been there but it has been denied, hidden or used in a passive manner that is not so obvious. This lack of expression of anger can lead to serious consequences, especially if the pent-up rage explodes in a violent or abusive manner.
Dreams are A Good Way to Spot Hidden Anger
Dreams can alert a person to hidden or denied anger, so that the aware dreamer may be less susceptible to being victim on his or her sudden, uncontrolled outbursts. If the dreamer actually dreams of acting in a violent or angry way in a dream, this is a sure indication of anger growing in waking life. These are obvious signs that the dreamer needs to get in touch with his or her feelings before this behavior manifests in waking life. When the dreamer is aware of his or her dream content, the dreamer has a better chance of expressing his or her anger in a creative, constructive way rather than a violent or abuse way by reflecting on the causes of the anger and doing dreamwork such as talking about the anger to supportive persons. A creative response to an anger-filled situation can bring healing both to the dreamer and to others involved.
Other Signs of Anger in Dreams
Dreams of going to the bathroom, or needing to go, indicate there are negative energies that need to be released. Dreams often use puns to get their message across. Dreams of peeing or “pissing” use a common pun to suggest the dreamer is “pissed off.” If you dream of pissing, ask yourself what you are pissed off about in your waking like. You might also check the predominant color in a pissing dream. If you are in a particularly bright red bathroom, your anger may be related to first chakra issues like survival because red is the color most often associated with the first chakra. Are you angry about not getting a good job—or losing a good job? If the urine in your dream is bright yellow, it might mean it is related to the third or power chakra which is associated with the color yellow. Could you be angry about feeling helpless in a frustrating situation? Peeing a bright yellow stream might also mean that like in waking life, you are not getting enough fluids or nutrition (support) to clear out your negative waste—in other words you may feel you are not getting enough support on issues connected to your anger.
Watch your dreams. They can be your best friend for helping you keep your head–and help you respond in a healthy way. They tell you much about your emotional state and leave you much better prepared to deal with difficult situations in constructive and creative ways.