How to Use Your Pendulum for Dowsing
Congratulations on buying a pendulum! You will find this to be a most useful tool in your everyday life once you get the hang of using it. Dowsing is a method of finding things or arriving at a straightforward "yes" or "no" answer by connecting to your Source.
Dowsing has been around for millennia. Moses is said to have dowsed for water while the Children of Israel wandered about in the desert.
One theory is that dowsing works by connecting with your magnetic field, or aura, and that of the Earth. More experience with this attunement allows for more accuracy.
Dowsing isn't difficult, but 98% of it is your own focus. In order to focus properly, you must detach from all of the concerns and stresses accumulated over the day and mentally shove them into a file cabinet to be dealt with later. This will help you to better connect with your Higher Self, the portion of yourself which is closest to God, and obtain the answers you need. You may find prayer or meditation beneficial in aiding you to focus in bringing in this higher source of information. If your mind is filled with anxieties, then that's what you'll dowse and it won't be very accurate. Clear your mind and get yourself out of the way. Many people pray for guidance before starting to dowse; after all, dowsing is a spiritual science. Detachment from the answer is also key to good dowsing.
Next, hold the handle of your pendulum comfortably in your writing hand with your first two fingers and thumb. The index finger is "negative," the second finger is "positive" and the thumb is "ground" and these three fingers together provide for good energy balance. Now focus, and ask your Higher Self to show you three things:
Your "YES" position.
Your "NO" position.
Your "TRACKING or NEUTRAL" position.
What you are doing is establishing a standard code to communicate with.
Most people have one of two basic codes. One set of codes is a to-and-fro swing for YES, sideways for NO (like you shake your head yes or no), and going in a circle for the tracking position. The other basic set of codes is a clockwise circle for YES, a counterclockwise circle for NO, and swinging to and fro for the tracking position. Don't worry if nothing suggests itself, it just means you will have to choose your code-swings.
Once you establish your code, you will have to affirm this code before you start dowsing throughout your break-in period, which can be a month or longer depending on how much you practice. Experience will show you variations on the YES or NO answers, and how to phrase your questions to get the most direct and accurate answers. Remember to get yourself out of the way, focus and detach from the answer.
Your TRACKING POSITION, or NEUTRAL POSITION, is important. You may find it best to start with your pendulum already moving gently in this neutral position (or "holding pattern") so that the pendulum swing will snap more quickly into the YES or NO positions. After asking and obtaining an answer to a question, thank the Higher Self then clear the slate, so to speak, by gently getting the pendulum going in the tracking position again so your next answer is not influenced by the swing of your last answer.
The "leading edge" is the portion of the pendulum swing that is furthest away from the center, which will point you in the direction you want to go. Look for this leading edge, especially when you are trying to locate something you have misplaced.
Accuracy comes with practice.
Some Practice Exercises:
Potential Uses For Dowsing: