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Basic pendulums for dowsing can be any pendant which is attached to a chain, necklace, or leather string. Some people secure a wedding ring on a string or chain. Others will wear them as a talisman or good luck amulet. And pendulums make awesome gifts for Psychic Junkies.
You’ve often thought you’d make a marvelous psychic, if only you knew how to begin. Metaphysical mentors frequently have their protégées start with a pendulum. Not only is the pendulum the easiest divination tool to master, it is an auspicious way to get your intuitive mojo humming, while at the same time raising your overall vibration.
The nitty-gritty of using pendulums for dowsing
Working in concert, you and your pendulum can dowse for answers to simple yes or no questions. This is an ideal way to get acquainted. Pendulums are scrying devices which can help facilitate dialogue with higher selves, spirits and/or connections with the spiritual realm.
Connecting with your scrying pendulum
Like many metaphysical tools, some experts say you do not choose a pendulum, it chooses you. Browse your favorite New Age bookstore and select 5-6 pendulums that appeal to you aesthetically. Put them aside.
Once you’re done perusing, pick one up, close your eyes and gently hold it in your closed fist. Do you feel tingles up and down your back? Does a pleasant warmth spread over your body? Keep testing until you find the real right one.
Working with your dowsing pendulum
As a rule, people use their dominant hand to operate a dowsing pendulum. Sit down and put your elbow on the kitchen table. Hold the clasp of the chain or knot of thread, etc. between your thumb and pointer finger. Position your palm downward. The crystal or pendant should be dangling about a foot ahead of you.
Now it’s time to chat with your pendulum. Ask it out loud which way it will swing to answer a question “yes”.
Next, ask your pendulum what direction it will move if the answer is “no”. Finally, find out what it will do if it doesn’t know the answer.
It may take a few minutes for your initial pendulum experiment to gear up. Just watch and wait – it will move either side to side, in a circle, clockwise or counterclockwise or backward and forward. Take note of responses for future reference.
Personally I like to have my 'yes' as an up and down / forward backward movement as I can easily relate that to nodding my head for yes. And I like my 'no' to be side to side as I easily relate that to moving my head side to side when saying no. I have designed my Pendulum Pad accordingly. You can Download the Free Pendulum Chart from my Inner Circle.
When you have set your own yes and no, thank the pendulum and it will stop moving. You may call it a day at this point or ask a few easy yes or no questions. For example:
Practice in short increments until you get used to Pendulum Scrying and gain the confidence that it is giving correct answers to your questions.
Then you can continue pendulum scrying by asking any questions you need answers for.
What is a spiritual pendulum?
What does it mean when a pendulum swings back and forth?
What is a pendulum reading?
How does the pendulum work?
How do you hold a pendulum?
What is a crystal pendulum used for?
How do I use a crystal pendulum?
What kind of energy does the pendulum have?
What causes a pendulum to come to a stop?
Are pendulums for dowsing accurate?
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