What It Really Is…
There are a lot of misconceptions about what dowsing is. Some people think it's a weird, rare psychic ability. Others think it's like a magic wand where you wave a pendulum and it gives you answers or even can heal or change reality to suit you. But…Dowsing is simply using your natural intuitive sensing abilities.
You are aware that you have 5 physical senses: sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell. These physical senses gather data about your physical environment. What are they good for? Gathering information helps you make safer choices, but it also enhances your ability to make healthier, more successful choices, too. “Don't touch the hot stove…Watch out for that low-hanging branch…That man has a gun!”
Just like you have physical senses, you also have intuitive sensing abilities. Many native cultures refer to them, though they are not acknowledged in Western society. Your intuitive sensing abilities allow you to gather information, too, but in a different way about different things than your physical senses do. So by using both your intuitive and physical senses, you become better ‘informed', and you can live a safer, healthier and happier life.
We call it ‘dowsing' when we focus on using our intuitive sensing abilities to gather information about a subject. While most people have had ‘hits' from their intuitive senses, they haven't tried to focus them. They didn't know they could. That's called ‘dowsing', and anyone can learn to do it.
You have hearing, but that is different from listening for a particular sound. You can see, but that is different from looking for something particular. And you can have intuitive hits, but that is not dowsing. Dowsing is the act of focusing your intuitive senses for the purpose of gathering information about a particular subject.