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Jul 09

Fun With My Pendulum

A couple of weeks ago I purchased my first pendulum from a local metaphysical store.  I really didn’t know much about pendulum dowsing; I had been introduced to the idea from my cousin who had been using one to communicate with her deceased son.  I have to admit that I was skeptical at first because I really didn’t know what to expect.  After all, couldn’t the person holding the pendulum just be moving it unintentionally or perhaps intentionally?  After I did a little research I discovered that pendulums are just a tool to communicate with the higher self, spirit guides or perhaps another spiritual entity.  In a way, they are similar to the Ouija boards which, unfortunately, have gotten much negative criticism over the years.  I decided to put any preconceived conjecture aside and just give it a shot to satisfy my own curiosity.

It wasn’t until a few days after I made my purchase that I was able to find some alone time and give this pendulum dowsing a try.  I sat at my kitchen table and placed my elbow on the table while holding the pendulum in my hand with my wrist slightly bent.  I went through the standard protocol of asking the pendulum to identify the “yes” and “no” directional swings.  Needless to say, I was rather intrigued when the pendulum bob started to move on its own with no apparent help from me.  I made every effort to keep my arm and hand as still as possible so that I could be certain that I was not moving it.  Sure enough, that damn thing would swing from side to side, back and forth, and sometimes in circles.  Over the next few days I played around a lot asking all kind of questions, but not taking the answers too seriously since the pendulum seemed to contradict itself at times giving me yes one day and no the next for the same question.  I even printed out a pendulum chart and asked my questions, watching as the pendulum would swing over certain answers.

There were a few mistakes I made that I didn’t realize could influence the energy of the pendulum.  When I first purchased it I failed to cleanse any energies that may have already been attached to it, and I also let other people handle it.  Thankfully, I got some great tips from Julie at IntuitiveJournal on how to cleanse my pendulum as well as some helpful guidelines on pendulum dowsing techniques.  After I cleansed my crystal bob and put into practice some other techniques I really noticed a difference in how the pendulum performed.   My “yes” and “no” answers are now much more pronounced and at times I can actually feel the energy flowing through my hand as the pendulum swings.  Now when I place the pendulum over a chart and ask a question the bob almost seems as if it has a mind of its own.  It swings as though some invisible hand is guiding its every move.  Sometimes it almost feels as though there is an unseen force that is pulling the bob in different directions.  Depending on the pendulum chart and my question the bob will immediately start swinging counterclockwise as soon as I place it over the chart.  It will swing in a circle for several seconds then come to a complete stop; then it will start swinging over each directional answer as if it is “reading” each one till it finally swings on just one!  Unbelievable!

This whole experience is beyond amazing and I am looking forward to really seeing what this pendulum can answer, as well as foretell.  However, I am still uncertain about what is actually causing this pendulum to move.  I have asked several times if my higher self is responsible for moving it, and all but once the answer has been a definite “yes.” The one time that I did get a “no” I asked if one of my guides was moving the pendulum and I got a “yes.”  I realize I am still new to all of this and rather inexperienced so I will continue to practice and get definitive answers before I share with any of you what I am being told.  When I get good enough and I can trust what is being revealed to me I might even consider taking questions from my readers as an experiment to see how accurate these things can be.  I’ve read that a pendulum basically allows us to tap into our subconscious mind and gives us access to our intuition that we have unknowingly programmed to ignore.  So whether or not one can be used to answer questions from a third person perspective is still unknown to me, but it is an area I would certainly love to explore.

 

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  1. Julie | A Clear Sign

    Oh, it definitely can be used for third person situations. It is just one of many ways of divination (such as Tarot cards). One key thing is to set the intention (who are you asking). I don’t tend to use a pendulum only because I don’t have the patience (for example, when I learned that Soul Realignment is learned by using a pendulum and you can sometimes have to ask hundreds of questions that way, I knew I was never going to do that! My guides and I do not have that kind of time and patience – there are much quicker ways. I use mine as a necklace instead.). But, use of a pendulum can be really good for people who want to develop their confidence in their intuition, what they’re getting and from where. I will be happy to be a guinea pig if you ever do decide to practice on your readers. One idea (not that you asked), you could ask you readers to give you questions that they already know the answers to, and you could see what kind of accuracy you establish with your pendulum?
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for the offer to be a guinea pig for me :) I also like your idea about having my readers give me questions they already know. I am really looking forward to working with it and seeing what I can find out. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  2. Melody | Deliberate Receiving

    Hi Todd,
    Fascinating stuff! I don’t have much experience with pendulums myself, but am fascinated by any tools that help us to read energy. I really look forward to hearing about your “research” and the applications you’ll discover.

    Hugs,
    Melody
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Melody,

      I was really amazed when that thing started moving the way it did, I will keep all of you informed about any new revelations.

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  3. Kenya

    Amazing isn’t it? I have worked with pendulums and have a rose quartz one now. One thing I can say is…it does work on its own without any help. Have you ever heard of kinesiology? Or human lie detector tests? It’s like when I take my arm or finger and determine (by the weakness or strength) in the movement, what is truth or not. Our consciousness is what is connected to each other. When we tap into that…we end up getting universal answers…fyi.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Kenya,

      I’ve heard of those things but never really understood what made them work. My chiropractor does something similar when I go in for an adjustment. Thanks for the great info as well.

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  4. Justin | Spiritual Development

    Hey Todd,
    I experimented with pendulums in the past and was able to speak with some deceased people and other types of spirits.

    Spirits are always trying to get our attention and communicate with us so they are ok with any method that opens up communication between us and the spirit world.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Justin,

      Thanks for sharing that experience and the excellent tip. I still get contradictory answers so I still have some practice, but I am looking forward to those days when i can communicate with spirits.

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  5. Evelyn Lim

    I have been using a pendulum for dowsing for a few years now. I have found it a very useful tool. Since a while back, I have decided to trust the dowsing results in preference to my logical analysis. I figured that I don’t know everything and I always ask the question that is in the “best interest of everyone”.

    Have fun with yours :)
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Evelyn,

      It looks like I will just have to choose to trust the results I get from the pendulum as well. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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  6. Jermaine Donaldson

    Wow!

    Todd you are into some amazing discovery. I can’t say that I’ve ever used a Pendulum. Actually I’ve always used the term in regards to clocks and other objects. This purpose is totally foreign to me and I must admit that I’m intrigued and slightly embarassed to miss just how ignorant I am. Thanks for the quick tutorial.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Jermaine,

      I really never knew much about them either. However, I am certainly glad I entertained the idea and looked into if further. Thanks for the comment.

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  7. Patricia

    One medical intuitive I went to used a pendulum over my body for readings and she was extremely skilled but too big a stretch for my pocket book to continue. Then she wanted me to do group classes and I feel like I have reached a point of enough classes – I need some one on one in my life.

    Very interesting material here – thank you for sharing
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Patricia,

      I’ve never heard of anyone doing that sounds like quite the experience. Was she able to tell you about your chakra energies?

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      1. Patricia

        She went into great detail that my median were all wood and that I was extremely sensitive…she put me on flower essences daily and removed a number of supplements I was taking and added several all vegetarian supplements and then did energy moving on my body that was extremely powerful and I started walking home from appointments, because I felt more grounded and worried about driving…but her sessions were $100 apiece, then she was going to move to another state and then come back and do just group work…and that was too much money for me with 12 other people to share 90 minutes…so I had to stop.
        Changing to vegan raw helped me loose 29 pounds, but now a year later that is starting to come back. She was highly trained in pendulum use and energy and auras
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  8. Sol | Some Insight Required

    Oh, Pendulum Dowsing!

    I’ve tried it myself… just not with a pendulum. It is odd how it just starts moving, isn’t it?

    It’s certainly a good divination tool, but each to his own. I prefer.. hmm, what DO I prefer? *grabs pendulumy – amulet – thing*

    Ahem. My apologies for the not – so – helpful comment.

    Good luck to you, Todd!
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hey Sol,

      Sound like you are able to have some fun with your pendulum as well. I am still experimenting with mine. What I am trying to determine is whether or not my higherself is just telling me what I want to hear.

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  9. David | Almost Bohemian

    What a trip. Very crazy, but very cool. I hope you keep writing about it. Just reading it makes me want to give it a shot.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi David,

      I do plan on writing about more of my experiences, stay tuned.

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  10. Darreck

    I like to use pendulum to talk to angels and guides, especially using it tt find out limiting beliefs in my sub-conscious mind. I believe there are many reasons can cause us to get inaccurate answer, such as belief of fear of getting inacurate answer, fear to work with higher forces etc. Those blocks have to be removed first before the lower ego and subconscious mind affect the accuracy.
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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      Hi Darreck,

      I agree, if we have limiting beliefs and fears those will be reflected with the pendulum. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  11. Marie Parks

    Or human lie detector tests? Just reading it makes me want to give it a shot. What I am trying to determine is whether or not my higherself is just telling me what I want to hear. Ahem.

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    1. Todd | Channelingmyself

      I don’t think your higher self would do that. The problem is whether or not your ego gets in the way and tells you what you want to hear.
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