What is Dowsing?
To start this dowsing tutorial lets define dowsing. Dowsing is an ancient technique used to obtain information via metaphysical means. The nonphysical component of our being relays information to the physical body’s central nervous system through an autonomous function called the ideomotor response. This ideomotor response is accountable for moving the dowsing instrument.
Dowsing Tutorial – The Basics
It is a common belief that dowsing can open up channels of communication between the dowser and negative energy. Dowsing is a technique and the pendulum is a tool. The intensions, feelings, and emotions of the dowser are what allow for connections to a particular energy. It is important to have the right frame of mind, and approach with good intent prior to dowsing. If your intensions are negative or you are suffering from emotional problems, you are leaving yourself vulnerable to negative influences. These negative influences can potentially stick around and wreak havoc on your daily life.
The intention of this dowsing tutorial is teach you how to use a dowsing tool. It will be used as a means of connecting to an event, not a positive or negative conscious entity. The dowsing tool is a powerful mechanism and can be used for more than just dowsing the lottery. Protect yourself!
Dowsing tutorial – Dowsing Pendulums
I have worked with many different types of pendulums and I have found that clear quartz pendulums seem to work quite well. I say this as a reference to my own experience. I suggest you experiment with different types of pendulums until you find what works best for you.
Clear quartz has many metaphysical attributes and is utilized almost everywhere in electronics as a timing device. Clear quartz is piezoelectric; that is, it will generate an electrical potential in response to applied mechanical pressure.
Clear quartz is a powerful stone and is considered a good tool for interfacing with the nonphysical component of our being.
Dowsing Tutorial – The Ideomotor Response
When using a dowsing pendulum, the central nervous system conveys messages from the subconscious to tiny muscle movements in the hands. If you are holding a dowsing pendulum, the dowsing pendulum will begin to swing in a “yes” or “no” direction when asked “yes” or “no” questions.
The same holds true for dowsing rods. Tiny muscular movements in the hands control the directions of the rods and they, in turn, act as metering devices, relaying pertinent information to the dowser.
Dowsing takes practice; it is my opinion that most false readings can be attributed to improper handling of the dowsing tool. The ideomotor response is a sensitive mechanism dictated by tiny muscle twitches and, in order to take full advantage of the effect, one must first work to prevent obstacles from impeding results. Good channels of communication can come with practice and good meditation.
Dowsing Tutorial – The Process of Dowsing
After you have grounded yourself (see Grounding), hold your pendulum loosely between your thumb and index finger. Make sure to allow ample slack in the chain and dangle the pendulum an inch or two off the table. Use whatever hand you feel most comfortable with.
Let’s begin by simply programming the pendulum. The pendulum is a great tool for asking “yes” and “no” questions. Understanding what a “yes” and “no” response will look like is important and can come naturally or with simple programming.
One way of programming the pendulum is to simply ask the pendulum a question you already know the answer to such as, “Is my name Frank?” If your name is Frank, and the pendulum swings in a certain direction, you will then know your “yes” direction. To confirm, ask it a question that you know not to be true. Remember to ask “yes” or “no” questions only. The pendulum should then move in the direction opposite of the “yes” direction. You should now have your “yes” and “no” directions.
At first glance, dowsing with a pendulum might appear simple and easy to master. But as you begin dowsing, you’ll probably become aware of how difficult it really is. And perhaps you’ll become aware of how the pendulum reacts to accidental movements and improper handling, or how conscious influence can hinder results. With time and practice, hopefully you’ll overcome a plethora of impediments that limit and distort results. Remember, practice makes perfect.