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DOWSING: Intuition in motion, your use of powerful tools such as; pendulum and dowsing rods.

What is Dowsing?

ARTICLE: "Dowsing to Find Water, Lost Objects, Missing Persons AND Emotional Blocks, Issues, even Past Lives?"© by Roxanne Louise, author of Therapeutic Dowsing & Telepathic Healing.

You may have heard of people dowsing for water or minerals or even for missing persons, but did you know that you can also dowse for emotional issues and get help on solving practical problems on almost anything--such as the most profitable location for your business, the best use of your time or advertising dollar, diagnosis of mechanical car problems, nutritional advice, identification of allergens or past lives, key issues, blocks, limiting decisions, addictive thinking or fears, as well?

Did you know that therapists can use it to locate their client's issues & blocks before the client comes in, saving time and greatly increasing therapist efficiency & effectiveness?

Did you know that pendulum work can not only clarify problems but help to heal them as well?

Pendulum work is a powerful tool both for self-understanding and healing, and for helping others. All of the information so obtained must be evaluated with common sense. Your power and freewill must never be given away to this object or any other psychic tool. A pendulum is not a fortune telling device and should never replace your own conscious decision making process. However, dowsing can give you possibilities, and probabilities based on how things are right now. It can infinitely speed up the information gathering and problem solving process. It goes infinitely beyond the limitations of your own conscious awareness. And it can penetrate the veil of your own delusions and blind spots.

Dowsers use a variety of instruments. Water dowsers may use witch hazel sticks or rods, but pendulums (a weight suspended from a chain or string) work best with charts, maps, and checklists. Necklaces or even eyeglasses suspended on a string will do in a pinch. While some people like crystal pendulums, plastic or metal work fine. So do suspended paperclips, bolts or washers. It's not what you use but whom you contact that determines the quality of information obtained.

The pendulum is a tool that may be compared to a telephone. You can use it to get in touch with your subconscious feelings and internal wisdom, or to reach outside minds. Thought is energy and has no barriers of time, distance, death, or form (angel, alien, animal, nature devas, or Holy Spirit). You might want to find out your subconscious feelings about a job opportunity or a relationship, find out from your lost cat where she is, ask the tree or nature spirits responsible for that tree for the best location to plant it and how best to care for it, ask Grandma where she put the will, ask Einstein's opinion of your scientific research, or get guidance from your true spiritual source.

The intention of whom you want to talk to is equivalent to dialing a phone number. Just as you wouldn't want to talk to or seek the advice of just anybody, the same applies here. Without dialing (focusing your intention of whom you want to contact) or following the centering and clearing procedures, you can find yourself talking on the psychic garbage party line. In general, intend to talk to God, Creator, or your term for the Source of All That Is. If you do not believe in God, hold the intention of speaking to that part of you that is very wise and has all the answers.

The pendulum can be used for "yes" and "no" questions, i.e., anything from "is there anything that I need to check out on the hours or car?" to "do I need to take this vitamin right now?" Besides a movement for "yes" and another for "no," the swing can also indicate "maybe" or "somewhat", "don't know" or "don't ask that question", "working mode", and "interference". I prefer to work with charts and checklists, most made by me, some spontaneously designed to deal with a specific problem, and some general ones for recurring things.

There are two parts to dowsing:

  • gathering information, and
  • doing something with that information.

What you do with the information may entail three parts:

  • taking direct action in the world,
  • asking for spiritual intervention to do or assist with the work, and
  • telepathic healing-using your own power to focus and project what you want to happen.

Because dowsing is a psychic art, it entails three parts:

  • becoming aware of energies,
  • learning to seek and recognize helpful energies, and
  • learning to recognize and eliminate unhelpful energies.

Pendulum work starts with obtaining information. Once information is obtained, the problem is clarified, and you have determined that the advice is prudent, action needs to occur. Frequently this means asking for spiritual intervention to heal that problem, while you also hold a clear image of that occurring.

This clear image of healing is then projected to the person in need while at the same time you respect the free will choice of that individual to accept or refuse the image of that healing. So pendulum work also includes spiritual healing and telepathic healing. It infinitely speeds up your own emotional healing, spiritual growth, and makes you quite psychic. However, like the Ouija Board, it is not a toy. If entered into frivolously without grounding, serious intent, or common sense, it can exaggerate problems and lead to possession. That is why it is so important to work with someone you both respect and trust to teach you proper guidelines.

Where does the movement come from? Without centering or clearing, the swing can come from your ego, especially from your own fears, hopes, and desires. Therefore, you need to center yourself and remove your own emotional attachment to the outcome before using it. The movement can also be directed from an outside sources, i.e., spirits, ghosts or other entities. So learning pendulum work needs to include recognizing and identifying the source of that energy, and doing spirit releasement if appropriate. The movement can also come from your subconscious mind, which causes your hand to move without conscious control. With clearing and meditation, the swing can be directed by a higher spiritual source. One psychic saw colored beams of light moving the pendulum as I was working with it.


  • You should have a legitimate right to know (asking about yourself as opposed to poking into other people's affairs), or have serious reason to receive the information or answers (as opposed to entertainment). The quality of the answers directly relates to the spirit in which they are asked.
  • You should have the intention of receiving information from your highest spiritual source (or that wise part within you). Contact that source by shifting into the Divine Presence.
  • You need to be centered, calm, focused, and in a neutral mental space.
  • You need be clear of negative thinking, anger, fear, resentment, depression, doubt, etc..
  • You need be free of negativity that may be coming into you.
  • You need to set aside your ego and your emotional attachment to the outcome. Otherwise your expectations, prejudices, preconceived ideas, hopes and fears will affect the swing. Ego and emotional attachment act as a block. This is why it is more accurate to ask questions for another you do not know well.
  • You need to be free of interference--entities (i.e., ghosts/or others)--because if you are not clear, these beings, not you or high spiritual guidance, will direct the swing.
  • You must ask clear questions. Hazy questions give unclear or false answers. Restate the question various ways to make sure that your question is clearly understood. Eliminate words with double meanings.
  • Put yourself and the pendulum in the pure, white light, surrounded by an energy field of the same.
  • Always challenge answers that do not sound like divine truth. Ask three times: "In divine truth is this so?" Go back to clearing. Put the pendulum away and go back to it later after you have meditated. Get a neutral, grounded person you trust to check for you.

Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master, Roxanne Louise, has developed her own unique method of combining pendulum work with therapy to help both herself and others. She teaches this in a 12-hour class. See Dowsing Classes. The workshop covers how to get accurate answers with a pendulum. Infinitely increase your understanding of yourself and others! Locate emotional blocks, issues or needs using charts. Make your own diagnostic charts for anything! Learn remote spirit releasement and beginning telepathic healing. If you would like to be on our mailing list for an upcoming classes, or if you would like to sponsor a class in your area, please Contact Us.

Roxanne Louise has presented this material at national hypnosis conventions, and has been on a month long tour of India to teach this as well. For more information, check the Book Store for her book entitled: Therapeutic Dowsing & Telepathic Healing.

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