Shaman Discusses: Pendulums

A pendulum is a tool that is used to communicate with the spirit via your higher self or spiritual guides; it is a fast and easy way to get answers to problems and a way which will help you to confidently make decisions based on a precise method. Pendulums are made from a variety of materials including crystals, wood, glass, and metals or other materials suspended on a chain and is sometimes used for divination and dowsing

Wickipedia_ Dowsing is also known as divining (especially in reference to interpretation of results).

Dowsing is a way of communicating with different energy forces around us that we cannot see, hear, feel, taste or smell. It allows us a way of communicating with our own subconscious mind, which is connected to the field of consciousness. Dowsing rods and pendulums are tools along with our psychic abilities that help us to access these energy forces to gain the knowledge we receive from using them.

The Ancient art of dowsing has been practiced throughout time, although the names used to identify it may have changed in many different cultures and eras, but the techniques are still the same. Historically, dowsing has been known for its ability to locate water, gold, oil and other minerals, but it has also been used in many instances involving issues of life and death throughout history. People have turned to the pendulum to guide them in their lives to get answers to questions to help them to make the best possible choices at the time.



How to use a pendulum:

Choose A Pendulum: If you are drawn to a pendulum by the way it looks and feels, it is meant for you. When possible hold the pendulum over your wrist and ask a yes or no question and see if it will swing for you. If it will not swing then it is possible it is not compatible with your energies so choose a different one.

Cleanse Your Pendulum: cleanse a pendulum by holding it under running cold tap water, soaking it in sea salt, or setting a mental intention to free it of energies it has picked up before it came to you.

Understand the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:
Pendulums swing in vertical straight lines, horizontal straight lines, and in circular movements. It is important to understand what the various movements mean. Focus on the pendulum and the question. Remember Swinging the pendulum requires that you be undivided and totally present in the moment. When you are focused you are communicating with your subconscious mind as you watch the way the pendulum swings.

Define the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:
Assign each directional swing a “response” by first asking the pendulum to show you what certain responses look like. Ask: What does a NO look like? What does a YES look like?

Prepare Your Questions:
A question should be one that can be answered with a positive, negative or neutral response.

Good Example Question:
Will I be offered the job I interviewed for?

Poor Example Question:
Will my pregnant sister deliver a boy or girl?

Set Your Intention
It is important before you start with your question session start with a prayerful request or statement.

    • Example Intention:
      It is my intention to receive truthful answers which will serve the good of all concerned.

Ask Your Questions:
Be prepared to ask several questions in order to receive enough information to aid you in your quest for answers. Remember the answer you get refers to the present moment only. It can partially or completely change at another time or place.

Between Questions:
Make sure to completely stop any pendulum motion between questions to clear any lingering energies that pertain to the previous question.

Other ways to use the Pendulum

You can place your pendulum directly over an object and test it. You may want to test your water, groceries, medications, and gemstones, flower remedies, to determine what therapies or Items are good for you. You can also test the energy of your house, evaluate your sleeping space, and more.

Additional information

  1. Accept information only if your instincts assure you it is accurate.
  2. Keep a notebook handy to write down your questions and your pendulum’s response.
  3. Each pendulum may have a different response. Likewise, each person must establish their own directional swings before using a pendulum.
  4. Make sure that the pendulums have been cleared of any negative energies before and after each use.
  5. See for additional information about using a pendulum.

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