Working With a Pendulum

A pendulum is a powerful instrument used to access information from energy fields and vibrations that emanate from everyone and everything. Essentially, it is a tool that helps you to gain access to your subconscious mind by creating a link between the rational and intuitive parts of the mind. Similar to the way a radio, telephone or television antenna picks up unseen waves and translates them into sound and scenes, the electrical current in the brain receives imperceptible impressions and the pendulum functions as the transmitter.

Working with a pendulum effectively is something that everyone is capable of achieving and can be used for healing, adjusting energy centers and receiving answers to any type of question. You can use your pendulum to discover whether certain foods, medications, animals and even people and places are good for you. You can also check to see if the energy in your house and car resonate with your energy. The potential uses are endless!

Selecting a pendulum is a similar process to that of choosing any type of crystal you may use for healing; you will naturally be drawn to the one that is attuned to your energy. Pendulums can also be handmade and fashioned simply by fastening any type of weight onto a chain or string. As you begin, your focus will be on receiving yes or no answers to your questions. Learning to work with a pendulum is similar to learning to play an instrument as it requires consistent practice and testing.

Since the mind is extremely powerful and can influence your answers, especially if you are asking an emotional question, the key is to stay relaxed, centered and detached. Each time you begin working with your pendulum, ask that all negative energy and influences surrounding you be cleared and sent into the light and that only the highest forces of your higher self work through the pendulum to offer guidance. State that you are a clear channel and are open and receptive. Breathe in deeply.

Keeping your arm and hand still, hold the chain of your pendulum lightly in one hand and allow the weighted end to hang freely. Begin by asking your pendulum to show you what ‘yes’ looks like. It may swing back and forth, clockwise or counterclockwise. Make a note of the direction and then ask it to show you what ‘no’ looks like. You can test the accuracy of the pendulum swings by asking simple questions to which you already know the answer. Continue to practice until you are confident in the accuracy of the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ directions. Do keep in mind that the answer you receive only refers to the present moment and can change at another time.

Using a pendulum does not require you to be psychic or even to understand how it works. There is nothing magical about the way a pendulum transmits information. It is quite simply a clear and beautiful tool that connects you with your higher self.

Carina Bachman /
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