How To Dowse With A Pendulum
Many people, me for example, start out dowsing with a pendulum. They bought it because it looked nice and then they started to dowse with it. And that's where the problems begin. There are all sorts of questions about dowsing pendulums for the beginner. Things like how do you use it? Are there pendulum dowsing instructions? How do you hold it?
We'll try to answer those questions in this video.
First, it doesn't matter what sort of pendulum you use, as long as you are happy with it.
Second, no matter how long or attractive the chain, or string or whatever is attached to the pendulum, you should not hold it so that there is a long distance between the pendulum and you. People do do that, and, yes, it works, but it is really slow and tries your patience and your arm strength if you are doing a lot of dowsing.
I really urge you to have a short length. It allows the pendulum to respond much more quickly. Trust me, you'll like it and you'll thank me for telling you. And what do I mean by short? Somewhere between two to four inches, depending on the pendulum. Yes. That short!
The movements of the pendulum are the things which give you the answers. But, and it's a big but, the pendulum is NOT actually giving the answers. You are giving the answers. The tiny movements of your arm and hand are what make the pendulum move. Don't ever fall into the trap of believing the tool is what is telling you yes or no. It's you. Always you.
Your next question is, I know, what are the movements of the pendulum? You already know, I hope, that dowsing is a simple, natural, human skill where questions are formed to provide yes or no answers. But, how can a pendulum's movement tell you the difference between the two? Simple. By moving in different directions.
You may find that some dowsers urge you to have a certain movement be your yes and another one to be your no. It's easier to find your own motion. Begin to dowse by having the pendulum already moving. The general preference is having it move in a circle, either clockwise or anti-clockwise. It's your choice. Then you ask yourself a simple question which can be answered only with a yes. Something like, ‘For breakfast this morning I ate a banana.' Then allow yourself to not want a specific answer, just be interested in what it might be. Yes, you know what the answer is, but practice this bit, because it's extremely important. Then keep an eye on your moving pendulum. Did it change direction, move to and fro or from side to side? Did it do nothing except keep moving?
Now begin again, get the pendulum moving as before and ask a question which can only be answered with a no. Something like, ‘Is it raining outside this place where I am right now?' Again, be interested but not focused on the answer and watch the pendulum. Did it move in a different way? Remember, at first the movements might be slight.
You can try another few simple yes and no questions and confirm what happens for each.
Some usual responses are clockwise or to and fro for yes and anti-clockwise or side to side for no. Yours may be different and that's OK.
Now, you have to practice until the movements become second nature.