Stress Relief Tool – Ask The Pendulum

A simple pendant can help you make a decision - reducing your stress in the process.

Remember Disney’s Snow White when the wicked queen asks, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all?” Well, a magic mirror doesn’t exist, but something almost as good does. It’s called a pendulum, and you can use one to ask yes or no questions to help you make a decision that is causing you stress.

Take a pendant on a chain and hold it in one hand, letting it hang down vertically. Make sure it is steady, and then ask “pendulum, show me yes” and watch to see if the pendant moves in a particular direction. If you see a slight movement, you can ask it to “amplify.” Do the same process for “no,” calibrating the pendant for both yes and no.

You are now ready to ask the pendulum yes or no questions.

This process can be used for both small and large decisions, although the larger and more troublesome the decision, the more likely the pendulum will swing with a clear answer. The trick is to ask very specific yes or no questions. For example, you could rephrase the question “should I quit my job?” to “should I quit my job tomorrow (or next week, month, etc.)?” Your body and mind will work together in harmony to help you get clarity on your decision at hand. Chances are you know what the right decision is; the pendulum process simply helps confirm it.

While this might come across as a bit “woo-woo”, the fact that your body and mind align to help you make a decision is the bottom-line benefit of this process.

In other words, making a decision provides you with stress relief.

Posted by Professor Pete Alexander

A seasoned professional with over 30 years of Sales and Marketing experience, Pete has battled the negative effects of stress head-on and has developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers to take action and overcome their self-imposed barriers to success using clever yet simple tools and techniques.

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