Basic Dowsing Lesson
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We all have intuitive abilities and dowsing is a simple way to harness and direct those abilities. Dowsers typically use a dowsing tool, such as a pendulum or a set of L-rods, to serve as a magnifier and interpreter of neuromuscular signals that occur within the dowser's body in response to the dowser's questions.
This introductory lesson includes instructions for using a pendulum to achieve simple "Yes" or "No" answers to questions you might want to ask. As a bonus, there is a section at the end of the lesson on how to dowse by using just your body and several videos on how to use L-rods. Dowsing with a pendulum, L-rods, and the body are very easy techniques to learn and are perfect for the types of dowsing applications that are utilized in Senzar training programs. At the bottom of this page you will also find a link to print out a copy of this lesson.
Prepare for the dowsing process
1) Be well hydrated and well rested.
2) Minimize distractions and find a quiet environment.
3) Relax, calm your breathing, and facilitate the dowsing brainwave state by focusing your attention on the area on your forehead that is just between your eyebrows.
After you are prepared to dowse, take your pendulum and hold the cord or chain between your thumb and index finger as show in the photo. Keeping the chain length between your fingers and the pendulum fairly short will help facilitate easier and faster dowsing responses. Without looking directly at the pendulum (look at it through the corner of your eye with your peripheral vision), force the pendulum into a forward swing, 45 degrees to the right, and say out loud, "This is my 'READY' position"--meaning you are now ready to seek an answer to a question through the dowsing process.
Next, force the pendulum into a forward swing, straight away from your body. Say "This is my 'YES' response".
Finally, force the pendulum into a forward swing, 90 degrees to the left, as shown in the diagram. Say, "This is my 'NO' response".
You can actually choose any "READY", "YES", and "NO" responses you want, such as a counterclockwise swing of the tool for "YES" and the opposite for "NO", but the above responses are commonly chosen and are the standard for the American Society of Dowsers.
Force the pendulum into whatever Ready/Yes/No swing positions you prefer a few times. After a few forced demonstrations, your subconscious mind will pick up the pattern and cause your body to produce the neuromuscular signals to create the appropriate response without your conscious attention. Now, attempt to achieve Yes/No responses without forcing the pendulum, other that to start it swinging initially in the 'Ready' position. It is much easier for the pendulum to move to different response positions if it is already in motion when you begin your questioning process. Especially for new dowsers, trying to move a pendulum from a dead stop can be very difficult. To speed up your body's response time, from the point you ask a question to the point the tool actually moves, all you need to do is practice.
Your subconscious mind is the middleman between your conscious thoughts and the pool of information that you are going to be tapping into to get a response. No one is quite sure where this pool of information is, or how it came to be, but apparently it does exist, because all practiced dowsers can retrieve information from it. In posing dowsing questions, it is important to realize that the subconscious mind is very literal. Because of this, it is crucial that you are very specific about the information you want, and that you phrase your questions in a way that cannot be misinterpreted.
Example of a poorly phrased question:
Do I need vitamins?
The answer will always be "Yes". The body needs vitamins and minerals to operate properly.
Would I benefit from taking vitamin supplements at this time?
If you get a "Yes" response, you will at least know that the purchase and intake of vitamin supplements will not be a waste of time and money. How much of a benefit you would realize and what form the benefits will take are still unknown, so you would have to ask more questions if you want more specific information. Also, you would have to ask more questions to find out which vitamins and what dosage would be beneficial.
Example of a poorly phrased question:
Is George a good match for me?
The subconscious mind cannot clearly interpret this question. The word "match" has too many possible meanings. To name a few:
1) An instrument for starting fires
2) A competitive game, as in "tennis match"
3) A complimentary coupling of colors
4) A pairing of a set
5) A person eligible to enter into marriage and viewed with regard to his or her advantages or disadvantages (as in social position and wealth) as a marriage partner for a prospective mate (Webster's).
Considering the following aspects of relationships (list the aspects that are important to you), and using a scale of 1-10 (where 10 is a perfect partner and 1 is totally unsuitable), does George rate an 8 or above in all of these categories? Or, dowse each category separately to see how George rates in specific areas.
How to Dowse Lists of Information:
Now that you can achieve "YES" and "No" answers with your pendulum, you can utilize this skill to also dowse lists of information. Taking the vitamin example noted above, if you want to know which vitamins would be beneficial to your health and well-being at this time, do the following:
1)Get a list of vitamins, like the label from a bottle of multi-vitamins.
2) Instruct your "dowsing system" (you, your subconscious mind, your body, and the information pool) as follows:
"Considering my optimal health and well-being, please give me a 'Yes' response when I point to a vitamin that my body needs more of at this time."
3) Point at each vitamin on the list and make note of the "Yes" responses you receive.
|To achieve "Yes" and "No" responses with your body, instead of a pendulum, a very easy method to use is "finger dowsing", which is a form of applied kinesiology. With this method you establish "strong" and "weak" signals as codes for "Yes" and "No". Strength will equal "Yes", and weakness will equal "No". Start by connecting your thumb and index finger to form a circle as shown in the photo.
Using two fingers from your opposite hand, insert them into the circle and try to break the connection of your thumb and index finger by pulling forward with the finger set. Before doing this, instruct your dowsing system to make your thumb and index finger very strong (hard to break apart) if the answer is "Yes" to your question.
If the answer is "No", make your thumb and index finger weak so the circle easily parts.
Where do you go from here?
Learning how to achieve "Yes" and "No" answers is an entry level dowsing skill. With further training and practice, you can learn how to use dowsing to access more sophisticated and detailed information, such as linear measurements, percentages, and probabilities. You can learn to detect and measure energy fields and how to direct energy for healing and other purposes.
To broaden your awareness of how far you can go with dowsing, click here for a list of 101 Dowsing Applications
Want to Learn More?
For video training on the basics of dowsing with L-rods, click on the related links below:
Dowsing with L-Rods - Part I (Getting yes/no responses)
Dowsing with L-Rods - Part II (Scale dowsing and finding trouble spots).
Dowsing with L-Rods - Part III (Find the best location to do energy enhancements).
For over 100 additional videos that will show how to put your dowsing and other intuitive skills to good use, check out the SENZAR VIDEO VAULT.
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