Emotion – The Pendulum Effect

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Emotion was a deception until now.

Over the past few decades we have been advised to pay attention to our emotions. This was useful, except that this was interpreted by many to mean that we must express them to release them. Release them? To get rid of them? Was this supposed to help people feel better? Mostly, it has led to:

  • female confronting another in argumentargument = conflict
  • intrusive boundary violations
  • blaming = giving away one’s power
  • defensiveness = self-devaluation
  • assumptions of racism or prejudice
  • violence
  • victimhood = maintaining a sense of powerlessness
  • victimization = tyranny over others to do one’s bidding
  • dualistic thinking of what’s right or wrong, good or bad
  • one or both parties feeling terrible afterwards = self-devaluation
  • giving away of one’s power = failure to recognize one’s independent decision-making capacity
  • judgment of others = defense of self = self-devaluation = power over others
  • satisfaction that one no longer assumes responsibility because the responsibility has been passed on to another.

The drive to create is part of our nature. Until recently though we weren’t taught that emotion is part of that creative force. So expressing our emotions as a way to get rid of it actually creates more of it. We draw to us more experiences that we claim we want to be rid of.

Emotion is real. Emotion is natural. It’s not a right. It’s part of our individual frequency. The goal cannot be to get rid of it because there’s no way to prevent it. It would require a change of attitude to get what we want.

Emotion is a faculty of human intelligence

that must never be ignored.

red feather representing emotion

We can deliberately create the experiences we want to have through the cultivation of an unconditional acceptance like unconditional love which has no polarity, it has no opposite, therefore no pendulum swing. Pendulum swings are the equivalent of saying yes I want this one moment and no I can’t have this a moment later.

We can choose to stay on the pendulum of emotional swings for our entire life and continue to experience those things that make us angry, or make us feel betrayed, or lonely. We attract to us what we are in alignment with like a chemical addiction.

Ask yourself, which of these emotions are dominant in your life and acknowledge the experiences you’ve had that reflect them and their polar opposites.

  • Hate
  • Guilt
  • Distrust
  • Jealousy
  • Pride
  • Anger
  • Worry
  • Sadness
  • Justified
  • Doubt
  • Lack
  • Shame
  • Indecision
  • Contempt
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Arrogance
  • Neediness
  • Loneliness
  • Frustration
  • Resignation
  • Uncertainty
  • Humiliation
  • Resentment
  • Intimidation
  • Feeling dirty
  • Fear of God
  • Feeling ugly
  • Fear of falling
  • Fear of food
  • Fear of water
  • Fear of failure
  • Unappreciated
  • Disappointment
  • Defensiveness
  • Bossed around
  • Fear of separation
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Fear of rejection
  • Feeling attacked
  • Fear of being touched
  • Fear of being caught
  • Fear of the future
  • Fear of being seen
  • Fear of the devil
  • Fear of aggression
  • Fear of starvation
  • Fear of invasion

We experience emotion’s creative power every day of our lives.

If we want to change our experiences, we must change what we are in equal-frequency- to. It starts with accepting where we’re at then making the decision to actively change.

Practice noticing your emotional pendulum. Then use the emotion as a cue, a signal to your conscious mind to pause. Like a doorbell or an alert from your cell phone.

Emotion is chemical, yes. It is generated by the body. It’s spiritual, yes. Spirit is the force that gives our body life, a purpose with lessons for our spiritual growth. Emotion is also mind. Every emotion has a thought that accompanies it. Emotion is an integral part of who we are and it reveals what we believe about ourselves so denying any of it is counterproductive.

Every emotion has an opposite. Distrust vs trust. Uncertainty vs certainty. Pretending to be the opposite doesn’t stop the pendulum swing of electric current, it can only exist in the frequency of the visible light spectrum, and its nature is to swing from positive to negative. One cannot exist without the other. Feeling one way, will naturally swing to its opposite in short order.


“If you engage in positive thinking to overcome negative thoughts, the negative thoughts are still there acting.

That’s still incoherence.

It’s not enough just to engage in positive thoughts when you have negative thoughts registered, because they keep on working and will cause trouble somewhere else.”

David Bohm, Theoretical Physicist

In physics, the swing of a pendulum is called a period (noun). Period is defined as “the duration of one complete cycle of a wave or oscillation; the reciprocal of the frequency.”

One of the key guidelines of The 5th Intelligence is this:


Candle with caption: emotion is a signal to contemplate.

For example:

Feeling stupid and devaluing yourself means that you’re believing you’re stupid. It’s not true! By contemplating this you prove to yourself that you’re not. Every time that thought and emotion arises you contemplate it repeatedly and watch what arises.

The pendulum period diminishes through this process until it’s gone!

This is also the process of developing a new attitude which is an acquired state through observation and experience.

If everyone recognized their emotion as a signal to contemplate, the world would be at peace. This would change everything!

Sample 5th Intelligence Focus Cards:

Focus Card I see how often I doubt myself

Emotion by itself is not the root cause of anything.

We each have a unique spiritual journey, a body that reflects that journey, thoughts, beliefs and attitudes that drive us to do the things we do, and emotions are built into all of it.

Emotion, mind, body, and spirit spiral together in every moment. In the same way that psyche, brain, and organ respond synchronously.

This is the essence of our 5th Intelligence.

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