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How Dowsing Works
This is one of the most common questions about this simple skill. Unfortunately, it is also one of the hardest to answer.
And the reason for that is that nobody really knows the answer. Many people have ideas, guesses and suppositions, but nobody really knows for sure.
So, if you're looking for the one and only really true answer to the question of how dowsing works, then I can't tell you.
I can't tell you how any sort of dowsing works. Whether you use a pendulum to dowse with or no tool at all, the answer is the same: I don't know how it works. I do know how the pendulum moves but that doesn't explain why it moves.
But, don't be disheartened. Just because there is no simple and clear explanation doesn't mean that we aren't allowed to suggest ideas!
So, let's have a look at one idea in particular.
If we recall that dowsing is a simple and natural skill that provides answers to questions your brain can't provide, then, in order to answer the question about how dowsing works, we really have to talk about where those answers might come from.
Now think about intuition. We all have intuition. It seems to be something that is basic to being human. And we all have intuitive hits. I guarantee you have had the experience of knowing something without understanding how you knew it. It could have been a feeling, a voice, a flash of a vision about something. Whatever it was, it did not seem as though your mind was involved in it at all.
And that is just the same as in dowsing. The only difference is that, when you have an intuitive hit, it could be about anything and at any time. It could have been the answer to something that had been bothering you all day long, or about suddenly realizing what you need to do about a certain situation. We accept that as normal and natural. But, in dowsing, because we ask a specific question and have the right mindset to allow the answer to appear, it seems, somehow, more magical or less understandable. In other words, in dowsing we expect the answer. When we have an intuitive hit the answer is unexpected.
But, really, is there any difference in where the answers come from?
Rather than waste time on working out how dowsing works, it might be more useful to accept that it really does work. And, more than that, it really does work for everyone. It's a simple, natural and above all, useful skill which every one of us can use in our daily lives.
I don't know how a cellphone works, but that doesn't stop me from using one. And that should be the same attitude we should all have about dowsing.
Do YOU have a favorite theory about how dowsing works? Why not share it in the comments section below?