We want the anger we (rightfully?) feel about injustice, powerlessness, etc. to be a creative force. Not a destructive one. Therefor we need to transform the anger into wisdom, awareness and use the force and energy that the anger makes available for us in a conscious way. Let me therefore share with you some of the psycho-analytic wisdom that Clarissa Pinkola Estes shares with us in interpreting the story:
“‘The Crescent Moon Bear’ story belongs to a category of tales I call aperture stories. Aperture stories allow us to glimpse their hidden healing structures and deeper meanings, rather than just their overt contents. The content of this story shows us that patience will help anger, but the larger transmission is about what one must do in order to restore order in the psyche, thereby healing the angry self. In aperture stories, things are implied rather than stated. In this tale, the understructure reveals an entire model for dealing with, and healing from rage:
You probably have felt rage due to an internal or external power struggle – whether it was now during the completion of this module or in your real life in a conflict with an authority, with yourself, with collective rage about social injustice. When you apply all the learnings from this story – how could you heal your pain and transform the anger into a creative, constructive force? Find 5-10min to journal about this for yourself.