Dowsing, also known as ‘divining’, is one of the oldest skills known to humans and although very simple, but remarkably effective.
Dowsing is used by water companies to detect leaks in pipes, by oil companies to locate new reserves of oil and other mineral deposits. It can also be used in everyday life to track down missing items or to receive answers to questions. In fact, dowsing is immensely versatile. You can even use it to discover which foods are good for you.
How do you dowse?
Dowsing is easily practiced with a pendulum, although you can also use a pair of dowsing rods. The dowsing instrument reacts in a previously specified way when it locates whatever it is searching for. A pendulum, for example, might start to rotate in a clockwise direction and a pair of dowsing rods might jerk upwards or cross each other.
Using a pendulum to down is a very popular choice. The pendulum can be adapted and made from just about anything, as long as you have a long enough cord or string for it to be able to swing sufficiently, and a heavy enough object at the end to allow it to oscillate properly and gain a good momentum. As with other psychic tools, choose one that feels right for YOU.
Training your pendulum
When you first start to use a pendulum you must train it to react in the way you want, so that you will know exactly what it is telling you. You must therefore train it to give you ‘ Yes ‘ and ‘ No ‘, ‘ Silly question ‘, and ‘ Search ‘ will tell you that the pendulum is busily looking for whatever you have asked it to find. ‘ Silly question ‘ might seem unnecessary, but actually it’s very helpful.
You need to know when you have asked your pendulum a question that it can’t answer, otherwise you might misinterpret its response. For instance, if you ask the pendulum a multiple-choice question, such as ‘ Is coffee or tea better for me?’ it can’t answer and it will respond with ‘silly question’.
How to train your pendulum
- YES – start by training your pendulum to give you the ‘yes’ response. Hold the cord lightly between your thumb and your forefinger, then ask the pendulum to show you it’s ‘yes’ swing. You can either ask it out loud or mentally then start to swing the pendulum. Watch its swing settle into a specific pattern, such as an even, clockwise rotation. Now repeat the exercise. Ideally, the pendulum will behave in the same way as before. If it doesn’t you must stop and try it again. It is very important to let the pendulum know that you’re in charge. Continue until you always get the same movement for ‘yes’.
- NO – now repeat the exercise, but ask for the ‘no’ response. You use the exact same technique as for the ‘yes’, but you’re now asking for a different swing. For instance, if yes is clockwise then no may be an anti clockwise swing. You need for the 2 swings to be noticeably different in order for you to tell the difference.
- SEARCH & SILLY QUESTION – Continue like above for these two answers, ‘search’ is often a wide swing as though the pendulum is searching for the answers it needs and feeling for the correct response. ‘Silly question’ is often a dithery, indecisive swing.
When you have determined all 4 responses, you can begin to refine your technique. The more you practice working with your pendulum the more effective and defined your pendulum will become.