What is a pendulum?
A pendulum is a symmetrical, weighted object that is hung from a single chain or cord. Pendulums are often made of brass or crystal but it's also possible to use any weighted object which provides a balanced swing, such as a favourite trinket, a bead, a metal ball or even a key. The pendulum is a simple tool or instrument that lets the user tune in to their intuitive power. It acts acts as a receiver and transmitter of information, and moves in different ways in response to questions. When a pendulum is used as a divination tool to answer a question, it is considered a form of dowsing.
How does a pendulum work?
The pendulum could be seen as an antenna that receives information from the vibrations and energy waves emitted by people, places, thoughts and things. Many people wonder where the answers come from and debate whether it’s really working, or just the pendulum responding to the movement of the user’s hand. Whilst the pendulum can certainly be made to move with your hand movements, this isn’t always the case always and after practice you’ll get to see why. As with any form of divination, using a pendulum involves a certain degree of faith, belief and a decidedly open mind, as the answers come from your intuition and higher spiritual self. Essentially the pendulum creates a bridge between the logical and intuitive parts of the mind
How do you use a pendulum?
It's important that your mind is as clear as possible when you are dowsing as your conscious mind can influence answers. Once you've cleared your mind hold the pendulum with your preferred hand, let the it drop straight down and keep it steady so that it isn’t swinging. Ask the pendulum which way is yes and allow it to gravitate towards its preferred direction. Once the pendulum is swinging with momentum back and forth in one direction, you have established the pendulums directional response for a yes answer. Simply do the same again for no answer. Now you can now ask yes/no questions.
Using a pendulum chart
Another method of dowsing is useful where you are trying to make the best choice between a series of options. For example you might be trying to choose one from a range of crystals. There are many pendulum charts you can download from the internet, including blank ones where you can fill in the sections with different options. You can also do this quite simply with a a piece of paper and draw a semicircle with a series of lines like spokes radiating out. In each space write the name of one of your options. Then hold the dowsing pendulum over the centre where the spokes meet, ask the pendulum to show which is the best choice. It will swing over one of the options. If you wish you can continue asking for 2nd, 3rd choices etc. Again you need to keep your mind clear.
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