The first step in dowsing is truly believing in the practice, and keeping an open mind is essential; just relax, believe and receive.
The spiritualism movement began in 1840 and faded in the 1920s. In 1897 it was in full swing with over eight million followers, mostly middle and upper class. In fact, Mary Todd Lincoln held seances in the White House. Seances, pendulums, spirit boards, and dowsing rods all were commonly used methods to contact the other side.
Dowsing rods are also known as divining rods or witching rods. This method of communication is recorded throughout written history to locate things like buried metals, crystals, gravesites, underground water sources, or places with high energy fields. Today, dowsers still use the old methods to locate precious metals that may be buried below ground.
Dowsing is a simple method that uses two hand-held rods. The dowsing rods are normally constructed in an L-shape, which is held with a handle or the short portion of the L in each hand, are held parallel to one another during a "session".
Dowsing is quite simple, with a little practice you will find connecting with spirit and feeling the energy associated with the spirit realm comes naturally when we allow ourselves to experience it. The key is being open-minded and just allowing the energy to flow.
Your rods were hand-built with the intent for spirit communication. Our custom rods use specific materials and stones to enhance your connection to spirit and we enchant them to facilitate and encourage spirit interactions. You may cleanse your rods how you see fit but we don't recommend water or salt as water may damage some stones and salt may cause pitting on some painted surfaces. Cleansing is not necessary and is discouraged on our custom rod line as we add our energy to help you connect with spirit.
Clear your mind using a grounding practice of your choice or simply take several deep breaths, close your eyes, relax, let go, and focus on the here and now. Release all thoughts and worries. Once you feel relaxed and ready, take your rods in your dominant hand and take your other hand and "clear the rods". Starting closest to the handles wipe down the rods gently with your bare hand and visualize wiping away the energy on the rods and depositing your energy (once or twice should do) or until they feel right to you.
Hold your rods one in each hand making sure to loosely grip the handles, bend your elbows to 90 degrees and let them rest at your sides. Tilt the rod tips slightly forward with one just slightly higher than the other, so they don't touch while moving. The rods should float freely, they may even begin swaying slightly, this is normal; this is your energy flowing. Now take a deep breath and ask the rods to show you the sign of "YES". This may be the rods crossing to form an "X" or they may spread widely apart. Visualize the answer as the rods indicate the "yes". Repeat for the sign of "NO". It's a good idea to take note of what you feel, tingling, warming in the hands or feet, etc. These are clues to how you feel energies! Congratulations, you have now connected with your rods and possibly your guides. We recommend always clearing your rods after every session and not sharing them with others as the mix of energy may affect your connection to your rods. It's not necessary to reconnect to your rods each time, but you should always be clear-headed and grounded.
Now call upon your guides or protectors aloud or in your mind. Introduce yourself and who is with you.Now walk around the room or area with the rods in the proper dowsing position from step 2. Ask any spirits that would like to come forward and speak to allow you to speak with them. When the rods indicate 'YES" stop at that spot. Ask again if anyone here wishes to speak, wait a reasonable amount of time, say 30 seconds, and see what answer you get. You may also ask the spirit you are communicating with to show you yes and no as well. Begin asking or have someone else ask yes or no questions. Take note of anything you see in your mind, physically feel, or even thoughts that seem random, this could be the spirit giving you information. With practice and no preconceived notions, you can develop strong dowsing and spirit communication skills. You can even ask them to show you where they are in the room by pointing the rods.
Once your session is over thank them for speaking with you and always thank your guides for being with and assisting you. Now clear those rods!
The use of pendulums goes back to ancient times. Pendulums were used by many civilizations throughout history; ancient Egyptians, the Romans, Greeks, and even Nostradamus used one. Pendulum dowsing was used to predict the future, for healing, to make decisions, to find minerals, and to find water. Through Victorian times, pendulum dowsing or dowsing in general was regarded and respected as a natural art. With advancements in civilizations regarding technology and science, this ancient practice fell by the wayside becoming somewhat of a novelty. Pendulums have become more accepted, however, there have been those in society that never stopped using them.
Caring for Your Pendulum
Communicating with Your Pendulum
VERY IMPORTANT, THIS APPLIES TO USING YOUR PENDULUM AND ANY FORM OF SPIRIT COMMUNICATION. ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR INTENT. BE SURE TO CLEAR YOUR MIND AND THINK POSITIVITY. YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH POSTIVELY ENERGETIC SPIRIT, WITH LOVE AND LIGHT!