Is just asking a question and getting an answer dowsing? If that were the case, all of our 8-yr-old games with ouija boards would have been dowsing, right? Do you remember your childish attempts to use a ouija board? How you asked a question and forced the planchette to spell out the most amusing or expected answer? There was no trust involved, no tapping into your intuition, no letting go of control, no altered state of consciousness. It was lots of fun, but no one took it seriously.
That is true of dowsing these days, and probably for the same reason. The dowsing state is a unique aspect of dowsing technique. It is required, or you are not dowsing. Anyone can swing a pendulum, ask a question and get an answer. But it isn't dowsing if you aren't accessing the answer through this special altered brain state.
But What Is It?
This special mental state has been shown in studies to be different from normal attention. It's even different from a meditative state. It's most like the brain state healers have when healing, but it's unique. It takes time to master this state. It's very difficult to describe or teach, and it is the most critical part of good dowsing technique.
I'm not saying a good question and detachment aren't vital. But you aren't even dowsing if you are not in this special altered state that allows you to get answers. So if you want to be an accurate dowser, take the time to study and practice this important part of dowsing technique.
How To Find Out More
Read this post to learn more about how to get into a dowsing state when you dowse.
We've written a book called The Dowsing State: Secret Key To Accurate Dowsing, which explains what it is, how you can get into it and what research has shown about this amazing brain state. You can see a description of the book here. Get this book and read it if you want to improve your dowsing accuracy.
Please comment below about your experiences with learning the dowsing state.