What's the difference between high and low energy emotions?

High and Low Energy Emotion - positive, negative, what's the difference? 

By Sarah Petruno, Shamana

Energy is the cornerstone of this universe.

All things within it, have the ability to exist as a form of energy, and to also shift, change, and transform energy.

On a molecular and subatomic level, each integral piece that makes up any type of matter, or not matter, carries with it energetic properties.

Electrons have spins and charges, as do protons, neutrons, quarks, and other as yet identified particles.

These particles are often so small, that they only way that they can be measured is by simply measuring the energetic state that they take.

Is it positive, negative, or neutral?

Does it repel its neighbor?

Does it have high or low vibration?

These are measurements of the amount and type of energy form that something takes.  And I say “something” because the universe is made up of more than just particles and tangible pieces.

There are also waves.

Subatomic particles, like electronics and protons, can either singly or combined with other particles, take the form of a wave.

This is called the particle-wave theory.

This is the idea that every entity or particle in the universe can take not only the form of a particle, but also the form of a wave. Something can either be a wave or a particle. Either intangible or tangible.

Particles are what we’re most familiar with because we can see them with our eyes and feel them with our skin, so we know that they exist.

We can see solid matter, like a table, and say look - that’s made up of particles.

But there are other things, that we can’t see and touch, and we know exist anyway.

Like Sound.

We can’t see sound (ok, not without special equipment). We can’t touch sound. But yet, sound exists.

Sound is an example of particles taking the form of a wave. We can hear the wave, and we can sometimes even feel the wave. Sound has energy, and that energy takes the form of a wave.

Sound, however, is not the only example of energy waves that we can feel.

Emotions are another example of energy that takes the form of a wave.

We can’t see the emotion itself, or hear what sad sounds like, or even touch it.

But most of the time?

We can feel it. Just like sound.

We can feel the energetic wave that forms the emotion. In the intuitive sciences, this is also called clairsentience. In the physical world, empathy.

That’s how we know, that the person standing next to us feels sad, without them having to say anything.

We know because we felt the emotional energy wave being sent out by that person.

We can also tell, many times, that the person standing next to us is happy, angry, nervous, or filled with love.

And we can tell the difference, because each emotion carries with it a different type of energy wave. Each emotion forms a different energetic wave.

Emotions have different wave properties, and they are typically classified into two groups:

High Energy Emotions and Low Energy Emotions

High and Low Energy Emotion - What's the Difference? 

The terms high and low energy, refer to the energetic wave form that each emotion takes. If it looks like a high energy wave, it’s a high energy emotion. If it looks like a low energy wave, it’s a low energy emotion.

Waves themselves are defined by their frequency and by their amplitude.

The frequency is the distance between the peaks of each wave. The shorter the distance, the higher the frequency. This can also be looked at as the number of times a wave cycles in a given time period. More wave cycles, higher frequency. 

Amplitude is the height of each wave. The taller the wave, the higher the amplitude.

High energy emotions generally have a high (short) frequency, and a high amplitude, and include emotions such as happiness, elation, joy, gratitude, appreciation, compassion, and love.

Low energy emotions generally have a low (long) frequency, and a low amplitude and include emotions such as sadness, worry, anger, irritation, and rage.

If you think about it, this makes sense. Emotions that are high in energy, generally make you feel better, more active, and more uplifted. This is because, their energy is higher and circulating at a much higher frequency.

Low energy emotions, on the other hand, generally make you feel worse, with sluggish, more depressed, and slow moving energy. This is because emotions with low energy permeate your being with a slow moving and lowered energy state.

Emotions, however, lie along a spectrum, just like everything else.

It could be said that all things on this universe are shades along a spectrum.

High and Low Energy Emotion - positive, negative, what's the difference? 

Certainly, there’s the fear-love spectrum and the visible light spectrum, both of which, perfectly align with the energy spectrum from low to high energy.

Fear is low energy, love is high energy.

Red light is low energy (low frequency) and violet light is high energy (high frequency).

And as beings of this universe, we are part of the universal goal - to bring happiness, love, and joy to all people - to take us from fear, to love, in completion of our Soul’s journey.

This is why, high energy feels good and low energy feels bad. Because high energy is in alignment with the desired, ideal state of the universe.

The desired place of all Souls along their journey is to reach the high end of the spectrum, the love end (also called enlightenment).

So, when our energetic state is in alignment with the Soul’s utmost desire - it feels good.

When our energetic state is not in alignment, in a low energy state, our energetic state is in disagreement, in non-alignment with the Soul’s desire. This, along with the general energetic properties of the emotion, combine to create the not so great feeling.

High energy emotion feels good, and low energy emotion feels bad, but does that then mean, that low energy is bad and high energy is good? Or that low energy is negative and high energy is positive?

These are assignments of value and worth, and those assignments are subjective and cannot be made simply by the virtues of energy.

Low energy simply is low energy - it isn’t bad, it isn’t negative - it’s just low in energy.

In fact, most waves have natural patterns of fluctuations, tides, for example. Most things cannot sustain or continue to be in high energy states forever. Even brain waves have cycles of wave states with high and low amplitude and frequency. Being in a state of low vs. high energy isn’t bad, it just is. It’s a natural fluctuation that exists in the universe.

Having low energy emotional states to counter our high energy emotional states, isn’t bad - it’s normal. It’s natural. It’s a fluctuation. It is the yin and yang within us all and is healthy, when in balance.

The difference between the two states and how we feel about being in those states, lies in the energetic properties of the waves that make up each emotion.

High energy emotions have wave forms that are high amplitude and high frequency.

Low energy emotions have wave forms that are low amplitude and low frequency.

Emotions are made up of subatomic particles that take the properties of a wave. We can feel energetic emotional waves, just like we can feel sound waves (ever been in a car with a sound system?). The extent to which you, personally, can feel emotions as energy, or even sound as energy, depends on your developed skill of feeling energy. This is called clairsentience (also, empathy), and you can learn more about it, here


LAST UPDATED: November 28, 2014

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