Learning to Pendulum Dowse
Pendulum dowsing is a useful skill and just about anyone can learn
it. Basic dowsing gives a yes/no response to questions asked. Once
you become proficient at this you may dowse in other ways. As a
crystal healer a pendulum is part of my basic toolkit.
Just about any weight on the end of a string or chain can act as a
pendulum. In healing I like to use my quartz crystal pendulum, which
is very sensitive to energy, but to give a yes/no response any
pendulum will do. Caught without a pendulum at a workshop one time I
threaded a seashell on a piece of cotton- it actually made a
beautiful pendulum & several people commented on it!
You can ask questions about anything, however you are likely to
become less accurate when questions have too much personal
importance for you. If you ask 'Does so & so love me?' your
conscious mind will have an opinion and will most likely influence
the answer. Likewise dowsing lottery numbers, you'll probably be
pretty keen to win & so will lack the detachment needed to dowse
with accuracy. There is also an ethical question mark over using
dowsing for personal gain- I'll let you square this one with your
So here's a step by step approach to dowsing for the first time:
1 First ground yourself. The simplest way is to imagine tree roots
growing down from the soles of each foot rooting you firmly into the
2 Next connect to your Higher Self through your crown chakra:
visualise a bright white star above your head and draw a strand of
it down through your crown.
3 Now centre your energies: take your focus to your heart centre,
until you feel this is where you are working from, rather
from 'mission control' in the head.
You can dowse without this preparation- but you are likely to be
4 Holding your pendulum in one hand by the chain let it swing gently
in a neutral fashion. Keep your hand & arm relaxed- tensing up will
prevent the pendulum swinging freely.
5 Ask a question in your mind for which you know the answer is
a 'yes'. I might ask 'Is my name Lauren?' for example. Watch how the
pendulum responds. The swing will probably change.
You will most likely feel very excited at this point- it looks so
weird! Just remember that you really are moving the pendulum- it
isn't being moved by a supernatural force- simply by small
unconscious muscle movements in your arm. The pendulum is a way of
you accessing the wisdom of your Higher Self through these small
6 Now ask a question for which you know the answer is false 'Am I
called Arthur?' and again observe the swing. It will probably change.
7 Continue to ask questions for which you know the answers until you
have established how the pendulum will swing to indicate a 'yes'
response and how it will swing to indicate a 'no'.
8 Once you have established your 'yes' and 'no' swings you can start
to ask other questions.
Whilst you are learning dowsing it is best not to ask any 'heavy
weight' questions. Dowsing is not infallible, but in skilled hands
it can be remarkably accurate. Even so I personally wouldn't make
any really big decisions based on dowsing alone & would note my
intuitive feelings and look for any other guidance to corroborate
You can use your new skill for all sorts of things. For example you
can check whether a foodstuff is healthy for you, if wearing a
particular colour would be good for you today, whether a particular
crystal, flower essence or homeopathic remedy would help you- the
list is pretty endless.