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Dowsing and Permission
This is another area of confusion and argument amongst dowsers. It can be split into two different areas: permission to dowse and permission about what to dowse about.
Let's look at the first one; asking permission to dowse.
This is something that has come into fashion since the late twentieth century. Before that, there is no record of this being done. The way this works is by asking three questions before beginning to dowse. These three are; ‘Can I, May I and Should I?'
There are varying interpretations about the meanings, but they can be summed up roughly as follows:
‘Can I?' apparently means, ‘Is this something I am capable of dowsing about?'
‘May I?' supposedly is ‘Do I have permission to do this?'
‘Should I?' is about whether it is advisable or in the best interests of all involved.
The problem with these questions is that they are vague and pretty much useless. After all, you are using dowsing to determine whether or not you can dowse. And that's just to begin with.
The permission part of the second question is extremely vague. Some say that it is asking permission from the ‘high self' of everyone involved. Others say it's about getting permission from the universe in some fashion.
The last question is again about permission. But, if so, who are you asking? If you use the word ‘should', then it means you are making a value judgment. But based on what? And, if it is about the ‘best interest', how is that possibly to be judged, and on what time scale?
In other words, these three questions, often taught to beginners, are pretty much useless because they are so vague and open to differing interpretations.
What, if anything, can replace them?
This is where the second meaning of permission comes in; permission about what to dowse about.
This is very much simpler to describe, because it relies on one thing which cannot be misinterpreted; being given permission to dowse.
If you are dowsing about another person, they must give you their explicit permission. If you are dowsing about an animal, then gain the permission of the owner. If there is no way to gain permission, then you have none and it is inappropriate to dowse.
It's remarkably simple. But it causes arguments. Why?
Because people, being people, want to do things they shouldn't, and they want to find ways to excuse themselves for interfering with other peoples' lives. So they will claim they have gained permission from the high self of the person, or they claim it is for the highest good that they are dowsing. But, if you ask them what does the ‘highest good' actually mean and how are they going to judge that, you will find no sensible answers.
In other words, such dowsers will cloak their prejudices and desires by saying that they have obtained permission in some strange fashion, or that they are helping humanity.
That is being dishonest at worst and unthinking at best. Dowsing, however it might eventually be proven to work, probably engages the energies of both parties in some fashion. In other words, as a dowser, you are entering into and interfering with another person's energy field. Doing that without permission is like walking into someone's house and looking through their fridge, possibly even taking things out or replacing them, for their highest good, of course, without bothering to ask them.
Would you like that being done to you?
Dowsing done properly, with properly obtained permission, is a wonderful tool. Don't abuse that skill!
There is one area, however, where you do not need permission, ever, and that is when you are dowsing about yourself.
Most times, people will use dowsing to focus on ‘what's out there?' and try to deal with it out of prejudice or fear, or because they feel like a victim or they do it out of ego. But, if you focus your dowsing on yourself, to help yourself, not only does the problem of permission disappear, but you are then using dowsing as a powerful tool for self-development.
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