Your Pendulum Is Your Friend
I saw a one-line post in a dowsing forum recently, and it sparked a whole train of thought. The line was, “I don't think I trust my pendulum.” A number of people had replied that they agreed with this statement. It appears that such dowsing problems are common.
It brought to mind something my mother would always tell us kids when we would fuss about something we were trying to do: “A poor workman quarrels with his tools.” I wish I had a nickel for every time she said that…
What does that have to do with dowsing? I think we all have a tendency to project our frustration outward. When our dowsing answers appear ‘wrong' or we don't feel confident dowsing, we naturally focus our disappointment and frustration on what we think the cause is.
‘I'd trust my pendulum if…'
Some people will conclude they can't dowse, or that dowsing doesn't work, or maybe that it just won't work for them. Others talk about their pendulums mis-informing them, or suggest that maybe some entity has hijacked their dowsing. Nobody that I've heard (so far, anyway) has said, “I would trust my pendulum if I were a better dowser.” Everyone assumes that they are a good dowser from the get-go. But is that really the case? I doubt it.
I have almost never heard anyone saying, “I must need more training or practice in dowsing.” Yet that's the best answer, in my opinion.
A great concert pianist can make a rickety upright piano sing, but an untrained amateur will have a problem getting “Chopsticks” to sound good on a high quality grand piano. Good tools make the job easier, but they don't make the job.
I recall my shock one time when someone looked at a prize-winning photo I had taken and calmly said, “You must have a great camera!” Well, I had a good camera, but 3 chimps with high-end word processors won't end up creating the works of Shakespeare, no matter how long they type.
Remember, the ‘I trust my pendulum' thing is really about the tool and its response. But it's only responding to the question you posed. So, maybe the reason is not the pendulum, but the question, or your state of mind.
Bottom line is that you shouldn't feel bad if you get a ‘wrong' dowsing answer. No one is perfect. Not even the most veteran dowser. But don't fall into the ‘poor workman' syndrome. Don't go and buy another pendulum. If you aren't happy with your dowsing performance, seek out training and practice, practice, practice.
The solution may not be glamorous, but the good news is that almost anyone can do that! And we're here to help!
How did you lose trust in your pendulum and how did you regain it (or have you never regained it)? Let us know in the comments section below.