Saturday, October 24, 2020
The Magical Wonders of Using a Pendulum
This is a reminder. The pendulum has a long history of application in spiritual investigations. I came across it as a map dowsing tool. Proved useful.
When you are evaluating mineral or oil prospects, I found that it is excellent for eliminating tunnel vision. It is way too easy to see targets based on your work and miss all else.
The Magical Wonders of Using a Pendulum
(How to use a Pendulum effectively)
Today we are going to look at a fun but very useful spiritual/magickal tool when mastered.
Dowsing by pendulum…
Interpreting the movements of a swinging pendulum to find answers to questions is called dowsing. This means intuitively searching, or divining. as some people say, for a 'response' from the pendulum.
The beauty of this system is the simplicity, although to become skilled at it in terms of improved accuracy, like all good things will take time.
Nonetheless it can be a fun yet very useful method…so let’s begin and dive right in.
Choosing your pendulum is really a matter of personal choice, it can be made of quartz crystal or copper or brass or similar …you can even tie an old Chinese coin with a hole in its center with a thin 12 inch string cord…the choice really is up to your taste and preference as long as it is a natural material i.e.…not synthetic like plastic or resin…
If it has conducive properties like quartz or copper or iron it tends to give more accurate results.
1. Center yourself.
You can do this by simply breathing with the intention of letting the stress out, taking a hot bath with Epsom salts, lighting a candle and meditating on it, meditating in full form, or using the fourfold breath (see below for description on how to perform this simple but very effective occult centering breath)
2. Connect to the pendulum.
Sit with your pendulum. Find a comfortable place for you to sit and begin to relax as much and you can. Hold the pendulum in your hand. Take a look at it. Respect it. To connect even further I like to do this by holding the pendulum in a fist by your heart for just a few seconds or breaths.
3. Establish a connection and identify your "Yes" and "No."
You need to learn what your body's "yes" and "no" responses are. To establish this quickly, hold the pendulum 6 - 8 inches above the palm of your hand. Begin to ask simple yes/no questions that you know the answers to and see what the responses are. I like to say "My name is..." Take note of what happens for each response.
4. Ask your questions.
This is the easy part, but you must keep in mind that the pendulum can only answer simple yes/no questions. If you ask something that isn't directly a yes or no, your answer won't be clear.
So, how do you use it? Whenever you’re really struggling with a decision and it's not becoming clear to you in your everyday contemplations or meditations, I suggest to use a pendulum.
Keep the process as simple as possible, though you absolutely can make it as uniquely special or elaborate as you feel.
THE FOURFOLD BREATH
I recommend you take a moment to center yourself through a series of deep breaths like the fourfold breath.
It is simple and effective to perform…simple begin breathing normally, then take one longer breath and hold it for a count of 4. The release the breath slowly on a count of 4, then hold the out breath for a count of 4 before breathing in again at a count of 4.
Don’t force it, keep things gentle. Continue this centering fourfold breath for 3-5 mins, that should be enough to have regained your center.
Start with some basic yes/no questions to make sure you are in tune with it. Once you receive proof that you are being given correct answers you then ask a question aloud and wait to see the response.
You need to fully discover your Pendulum's responses
The unique way in which you and your pendulum interact and to program it to give information in specific situations.
1. Carry your pendulum with you in a small velvet bag or wrapped in silk so that it will not become scratched, and spend a few minutes each evening sitting quietly in candle light, allowing your pendulum to move gently without asking it questions or seeking information, so that it becomes an extension of your psyche.
2. Empty your mind of all conscious thoughts, worries or even questions. To help this process, visualize a crystal jug of pure water being poured gently into a fast-flowing stream; or imagine a star-studded sky, then let the stars disappear one by one until only the velvet night is left; or play soft music based on natural sounds. This conscious emptiness is the perfect state for allowing your unconscious wisdom to be expressed through the pendulum .
If it does not come naturally, let the ability unfold over time through practice.
A 'Yes' Response Frequently a clockwise circle or ellipse forms the 'Yes' response, and this response remains consistent once established, whether the pendulum is used for questions about health, happiness or money, or for tracking water, lost objects or even ghosts.
Since our emotions are a trigger and a channel for successful pendulum divination, to find your personal ' Yes' response visualize a very happy moment, a success or a peak experience. It may be the time when you suddenly mastered a skill or reached the top of a high mountain, either in reality or symbolically, and felt an overwhelming surge of joy.
The pendulum will respond to the recalled positive emotion with a 'Yes ' response.