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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Transurfing. Part 9. Pendulums: Two Ways to Overcome a Pendulum.

Transurfing
Part 9
Pendulums: Three Ways to Conquer a Pendulum

1) The Fall Through of a Pendulum
Fighting a pendulum is useless. As has been mentioned before, fighting it means feeding it with your energy. The first and most im- portant condition for success is refusal to fight with it. First, the more you are trying to fight off the annoying things in your life, the more actively they will pursue you. You could forever keep saying, “Just leave me in peace! Everyone, leave me alone!” You think that you are defending yourself against the annoying pendulums, but you are actually feed- ing them with your energy and thus, they stick to you even more.
Second, you don’t have the right to condemn or change anything in this world. You have to accept everything like you would accept an artwork at an exhibition, no matter whether you like it or not. There may be many pic- tures at the exhibition that may not seem too appealing to you. However, it would never occur to you to demand that they would be taken away. Once you’ve recognized the right of the pendulum to exist, you have the right to leave it alone, to resist falling under its in- fluence. But the main thing is to avoid get- ting into a fight with it – don’t blame it, don’t get angry with it, don’t lose your temper, be- cause all this would mean your participation  in the pendulum’s game. Do the exact opposite, quietly accept the pendulum as something given, as an unavoidable evil, and then leave. If you show any aversion, you will be giving your energy to the pendulum.
Before exploring what it means to choose, we have to learn how to say no. People, in gen- eral, have a vague idea of what they want. But everyone knows for sure what they don’t want. Striving to free themselves from un- desirable things or events, many act in such a way that they get the exact opposite. In or- der to say no, it’s necessary to accept. The word “accept” in this context does not mean that you should embrace it and make it a part of yourself, but rather that you should admit to yourself that everyone has the right to exist, and then pass by indifferently. To accept and to let go means to let things pass through you and to wave goodbye to them as they leave. The opposite would be to accept things and to keep them close by, and then to become attached to them or try to resist them.
If you are being pestered by thoughts about things you dislike, those very things will find their way into your life. Imagine that some- body doesn’t like apples. He simply hates them, they make him sick. This person could just ignore them, but he cannot come to terms with the thought that there are such disgusting things as apples in his world. They irritate him every time he lays eyes on them, and he actively talks about his aver- sion. This is what happens on the material plane. However, on the energy plane, the man is greedily pouncing on the apples, stuffing his mouth with them, chewing nois- ily, and trying to scream how much he hates them, he is stuffing his pockets full of apples, he is choking on them and again starts com- plaining about how sick he is of them. It does not occur to the man that he can simply throw the apples out of his life if he doesn’t want them.
Whether you love or hate something has no meaning. The main thing is that if your thoughts are preoccupied with the object of your feelings, the energy of your thoughts will fix on a certain frequency and you will thus, be captured by a pendulum and trans- ported to a corresponding life track, where the loved or hated object exists in abundance.
If you don’t want to have a certain thing in your life, then stop thinking about it, pass this particular thing by indifferently, and it will disappear from your life. To throw something out from your life does not mean you should avoid it, but simply ignore it. To avoid something means to allow it passage into your life, but at the same time actively try to free yourself from it. To ignore something means not to react to it in any way and, consequently, not to have it in your life.
Imagine that you are a radio receiver. Every day you wake up and listen to a station that you really hate that is the world around you. So, just tune yourself into a different frequency!
It can appear that, placing an iron curtain between you and the world would protect you from undesirable pendulums. This is nothing but an illusion. When you are in this iron shell, you are telling yourself: “I am a blank wall. I don’t see anything, I don’t hear anything, I don’t know anything and I don’t speak to anyone. There is no access to me.” In order to maintain such a protective field, it’s necessary to spend energy and quite a lot of it actually. A person that is intentionally trying to shut himself off from the world is constantly on the edge. Besides everything else, the energy of a protective field is tuned into the frequency of that pendulum, against which your protection was built in the first place. And this is exactly what the pendulum wants. It does not care at all whether you give him your energy with pleasure or with anger, as long as you give it to the pendulum. What could then serve as protection against a pendulum? Emptiness. If I am empty, no pendulum will be able to catch on to me. I am not joining the pendulum’s game, but I am not trying to defend myself against the pendulum either. I simply ignore it. The energy of the pendulum flies past me, without touching me and disappears into space. The pendulum’s game doesn’t bother me, it doesn’t affect me. In relation to the pendulum, I am empty.
The pendulum’s main objective is to attract as many adherents as possible to get their energy. If you ignore a pendulum, it will leave you alone and switch over to other people. This is because the pendulum can only affect someone that accepts its game, in other words, someone who starts radiating thought energy on the frequency of the pendulum.
Let’s take the most basic example. A barking dog is chasing you. If you turn around to face it, the dog will bark even louder. If you will take the dog seriously and start to wrangle with it, the dog will continue running after you for quite a while. After all it is the dog’s aim to find someone to have a row with. But if you simply ignore the dog, it will look for another object. And do notice that it will nev- er occur to the dog to feel insulted because you wouldn’t pay any attention to it. The dog is too absorbed with its goal of getting energy that it can’t possibly think about something else. Now, you could substitute the dog with a troublemaker, and the given model would work the same way.
If someone is annoying you, try the model of a destructive pendulum on him. He’ll probably be a perfect match. If you cannot quiet the “troublemaker”, then simply refrain from reacting to his provocations – ignore him. He won’t leave you alone until you stop giving him your energy. You can give the energy directly to him by getting into a fight with him, or indirectly by silently hating him. To stop giving away your energy means to stop thinking at all about the troublemaker. Just throw him out of your head. Simply tell to yourself: “Oh, never mind him!” – and he will be gone from your life.
However, it is often the case that you simply can’t ignore the pendulum. For example, the boss calls you on the carpet. Simply refusing, or trying to defend yourself would in both cases mean a loss of energy, because in both situations you would be fighting the pendu- lum. In such cases, you can act as if you are taking part in the pendulum’s game. The main thing is to keep in mind that you are just pretending to play the pendulum’s game.
Imagine a burly fellow raising his sledge- hammer at you and striking a blow. You have nothing against it, you are not defending yourself and you are not attacking him. In this moment, you simply step aside and the big fellow, along with his sledgehammer, hits an empty spot. This means that the pendu- lum can’t catch on to you and thus, it falls through empty space.
The same principle lies at the heart of aikido – a type of martial arts. The following is what literally happens in aikido: the attacker is taken by the arm and brought along with the defender, as if the defender is casually seeing him off, and then the attacker is released without any force from the defender, and is sent flying in the same direction in which he was aiming in the first place. The whole secret is that the defender has nothing against the attack. He agrees with the attack- er’s way, walks together with him for a while, and then lets go of him. The energy of the at- tacker falls through into empty space, be- cause if the defender is “empty” there is nothing to catch on to.
So, what is the technique behind this soft ap- proach? Basically, you respond to the pendu- lum’s first attack with agreement, and then you diplomatically step aside or unobtrus- ively direct the pendulum’s movement to where you want it. For example, your eager boss wants to load you with work and de- mands, all excited, that you do it exactly the way he wants it to be done. You know that it needs to be done differently or you even be- lieve that this task is not your responsibility in the first place. If you will start objecting, arguing and defending yourself, your boss will, in the strictest way, ask for your obedi- ence. After all, he has made a decision, and you’re defying him. Do the exact opposite. Listen carefully to what your boss is saying, agree with everything he says, let the pendulum exhaust its first impulse. Then gently start discussing the details of the job with him. At this moment, you have accepted the energy of your boss and radiate at his frequency. His impulse has not met any opposition and will therefore subside for the time being. Don’t tell him that you know better how this job should be done, don’t say no to the job and don’t argue with him. Just ask for his advice, ask him how you could do the job faster and better or how perhaps another employee could do it even better. By doing this, you are swinging along with the pendulum, but you are doing it consciously, not participating in its game, but as if observing it from the outside. The pendulum swings, completely absorbed with the game. And it is the pendulum’s game – it is making the decision, and people agree with it and consult it for advice. You’ll see that the energy, previously directed at you, will be turned away from you, towards another solution or towards somebody else, who will do the job. Hence, for you personally, the pendulum will
fall through.

2) Extinguishing a Pendulum 

There can be situations where you cannot make the pendulum fall through. That is, you cannot simply ignore or escape it.
I had a friend once that was this really nice and good-hearted guy, but he was also gifted with incredible physical strength. So we were going on a tram one night, and there was this group of bullies looking for trouble, – a real destructive pendulum. There was quite a few of them, all as one, feeding each other with negative energy and all convinced that they are above any law. In order for their energy  to multiply, they would constantly need to bother other people that would react to their provocations and thus, give them their energy.
So, this angry looking bunch started bother- ing my friend, probably because the kind and peaceful expression on his face suggested he wouldn’t be too much trouble. They tried in every way to pick a fight with him, insulting and taunting him, but he remained silent and didn’t react to any of the provocations – in other words, he tried to make the pendu- lum fall through. Neither did I interfere, be- cause I knew that he had nothing to fear, but the bullies were really out on a limb. Finally, my friend couldn’t stand it any longer, so he got up and headed for the exit, but the most impudent adherent blocked his way. Then my friend, who by now was cornered, grabbed the punk by the scruff of the neck, and delivered a hideous blow to his head. The victim’s face was instantly made into a bloody mess. The remaining heroes were dumbfounded with amazement and fear. My friend turned and grabbed the next one, but that one started mumbling with a trembling voice: “Tha-a-t’s enough, man.....enough.....dooon’t.” The energy of the pendulum was instantly extinguished, and its adherents, still taken aback, were slowly moving backwards, and finally tumbled out
of the tram.
Of course, lucky are those that can stand up for themselves. But if you are not one of them, what then? If you have nowhere to run, then you can stop the pendulum by do- ing something out of the ordinary, something that no one would expect from you.
Somebody told me of a case like that. Once, a pack of “fearless” street gang members cornered a fellow and were about to beat him up. Then he approached the leader of the gang, staring at him with an insane look in his eyes, and said, “So what should I break: your nose or your jaw?” A question like that was clearly out of context (it did not fit the script) and the gang leader was for a moment taken aback. Then the fellow cried out with unhealthy enthusiasm “Or maybe I’ll just tear your ear off!” and grabbed him by the ear with his hand. The leader of the gang gave out an agonizing cry. The entire show that the gang was so used to putting on was now ruined. The gang leader was now not even thinking about beating somebody up, only one thought was tormenting him – how to free his ear from the tight grip of the mad- man. The gang let the guy go, as they thought him to be a nutcase, and the guy in return escaped the bloodshed.
So there you go, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you know the usual course of events, do something surprising – no matter what – something that does not fit into the standard development of events. The pendulum will be extinguished. The thing is, as long as you are acting according to a given scenario, you accept the pendulum’s game and give away your energy on that frequency. But if your frequency is very different from that of a pendulum, you and the pendulum will be in dissonance, and thus, you’ll throw
it off rhythm.
At the same time, you shouldn’t be asking for trouble if you are dealing with a pendulum that has nothing to lose. If you are attacked by a person that is trying to rob you, it’s bet- ter to give him the money right away. Some people even carry a ten-dollar bill for occa- sions such as this. For instance, if the robber is a drug addict or he is mentally ill, he could easily end your life, even if you are a master of the martial arts. Therefore, you are much better off not dealing with people like that at all, as you wouldn’t with a rabid dog.
Otherwise, your death would be unwarranted and absurd.
Having a sense of humor and a creative ima- gination can be very helpful in extinguishing a pendulum. Turn your irritation into a game. For example, you are annoyed with the massive amount of people on the street or on the bus, and everyone is in a hurry and makes it difficult for you to make your way. Now imagine that you are at a bird bazaar in Antarctica. All these people around you are actually penguins, waddling, fussing and pottering about in a very funny way. And who would you be? You would be penguin as well. After this transformation, the people around you would instill liking and curiosity in you, rather than annoyance.
Of course, it’s hard to control yourself when you are mad with rage. At these moments, the hardest thing of all is to remember that this is only a pendulum trying to draw energy from you. Don’t give in to its provocations. The pendulum is like a vampire, it uses its own form of anesthesia that is your habit of reacting negatively to a nuisance. Even now, having read these lines, you could in a couple of minutes get distracted and answer an unwanted phone call with an irritated voice. But if you make it your aim to acquire the habit of remembering about the pendulum, soon enough you will develop immunity against its provocations.
Notice that when you come across annoying situations and react to them with irritation, dissatisfaction and other negative emotions, the negative situation that provoked these emotions will instantly get worse and you are in for more trouble. This is how the pendu- lum swings higher and higher. And you are the one pushing it. So, do the exact opposite – either don’t react at all or react in an inap- propriate way. For example, you can meet annoyances with false enthusiasm or even with moronic delight. This is how you extinguish a pendulum. You’ll see that the pendulum will not continue its provocations.
As you remember, the habit of negatively re- acting to annoying situations is the lever that sets the pendulum’s capture mechanism in motion, so that the pendulum can get to your thought energy. Such a habit will fade away if you play your own game, in which you delib- erately make the following substitutions: fear – confidence, gloom – enthusiasm, resent- ment – indifference, irritation – joy. At least try to react “inappropriately” to small nuis- ances. What do you have to lose? It might be a ridiculous thing to do, but if you play the game this way the pendulum will not stand a chance. This gaming style seems ridiculous only because the pendulums have trained us to play the games that are of benefit only to them. Now, try forcing the pendulum to play your game - you will enjoy the game and you will discover to your great surprise what a  powerful technique it is. The working principle is this: radiating thought energy at a frequency different from the resonance frequency, you get in dissonance with the pendulum. Thus, for you personally, the pendulum is extinguished and therefore leaves you in peace.

3)Positive visualization directed at the other
There is another interesting method of gently extinguishing the pendulum. If someone is bothering you, making a problem for you, try to determine what that person needs. Now imagine this person having what he needs. This could be health, confidence or peace of mind. If you think about it, these are the three main things that we all need, in order to feel satisfaction. So think about, what does this person really need right now?
Suppose that your boss shouted at you. Maybe he’s tired or he is having problems at home? Then he needs some peace of mind. Imagine him relaxing in an armchair in front of the TV, or by a fireplace, fishing with a rod on the river, or maybe having a beer with his friends. Do you know what he likes to do? Perhaps his bosses have been pushing and pressing him, and he is afraid of taking on more responsibility? Then he needs some confidence. Imagine him skiing like a pro, driving around in a sports car, or being at a party where he is the centre of attention. Perhaps he is ill and in pain? Imagine that he is happy and healthy, swimming in the ocean, riding a bicycle, playing football. Of course, it’s better to imagine him doing what he likes to do. But you don’t have to guess, don’t worry. It’s quite enough to imagine this
person in a situation where he is satisfied.
So what is actually happening here? Your boss suddenly appears on the scene and has only problems in hold for you. (Instead of your boss, it could be a robber or anyone else that means trouble). Distract yourself from whatever trouble he is bringing you. Thus, from the very beginning, you refrain from putting your head into the frequency-capturing noose. Now imagine this person getting exactly what he needs. (What does a robber want; to eat, to drink or to get high?) Visualize an image where this person gets his satis- faction. If you’re successful, you can consider your troubles gone. After all, the pendulum didn’t simply begin to swing on its own. Something got it out of balance. The pendulum is, consciously or unconsciously, looking for something that will restore its balance. And suddenly the energy of your thoughts on a certain frequency restores, although indirectly, the pendulum’s balance. It will instantly substitute its aggression with good- will. What? You find it hard to believe? Go on and test it!
So, basically what happens when you apply the above technique is that you extinguish the pendulum. A pendulum-man approaches you with a problem and you solve the  problem, not in an obvious way, but on the energy plane. You gave the pendulum your energy, but only a tiny piece of it, in comparison to what you could have lost. In addition, you’ve done a good deed – you’ve helped someone in need, if only temporarily. The interesting thing is that this person will later have a different, friendlier attitude towards you. He will never be able to guess why he is feeling comfortable in your company. Let that be your little secret.
This technique can be successfully used in situations when you need to get something from somebody, and that particular person is busy with his own problems and isn’t really keen on giving you whatever it is that you want. You need a signature from the local of- ficial? First, “feed” him a little of your nice visualization, and he’ll do anything for you.
Just one last thing; where do you think the energy of a dampened pendulum goes? It is actually transporting back to you. Having overcome your problem, you get stronger. And the next time something like this hap- pens it will be very easy for you to find the right solution to the problem. Isn’t that the case? But if you try to fight the problem, you’ll be giving your energy to the pendulum that created the problem in the first place.
The techniques of making a pendulum fall through or extinguishing it, are also well- known by both psychologists and psychiat- rists as professional methods. So, really these methods are nothing new. However, to somebody who is not acquainted with the methods of practical psychology, these tech- niques would be valuable, as they bring clar- ity and understanding to what psychological defense is and how it works. 

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