You can use your pendulum for anything. To tell you about what chakras might be in need to healing, to which teacher you should choose when going on a course. You can use it to help you find a lost item, for questions about relationships and even about your health.
As a pendulum, you can use any object that is small and slightly-weighted object, like a ring on a necklace, a bracelet, or you can purchase a pendulum in any crystal store or on the internet. When choosing it, there are no “shoulds”, just go for whichever one “jumps” out at you.

1 – How a pendulum works

Our nervous system responds to subtle energies. Often we do not recognise that these subtle energies are there. The pendulum is merely a tool to help us get in touch with our subconscious mind.  We use to it activate our own phychic or intuitive feelings. This tool can also be used to establish links with higher levels of knowledge or even to help determine dream meanings.

Our subconscious mind is aware of every energy inside or outside of the body. Using the pendulum, we can expand our conscious perception, by tapping into the subconscious bank of knowledge. The pendulum itself, does not give us the answers, however the subconscious mind communicates with us through the nervous system.
The nervous system translates the communication to an electrical signal and impulse, which causes the pendulum to move. Therefore, the swinging of the pendulum is an involuntary muscle action, caused by the subconscious mind, using the sympathetic nervous system of the body.

2 – How to use a pendulum

1)      The first step to using a pendulum us to get a feel for it. Take a seated position at a desk or table. Place your feet flat on the floor, resting your elbows on the desk.

Hold the pendumum by the end of the chain, between your thumb and index finger. Simply allow it to hang for a few moments. Now circle it gently, in a clockwise direction. Allow it to stop and then rotate it in a counterclockwise direction.

Next move it vertically, horizontally and diagonally. Become comfortable with its feel.

2)      The next step is to teach it how to respond to your sunconscious mind. It is a bit like programming a computer. You are telling it what kind of feedback you expect, so that you will be able to understand it’s movements when you ask it questions.

Draw two intersecting lines on a piece of paper and lay it on the desk, as below:


Dangling the pendulum over it’s middle, tell yourself out loud “when I ask a question and the answer is YES, the pendulum will move (direction).” For example, using the vertical axis for a YES, you swing the pendulum gently in a vertical line. Now use the horizontal axis in the same way to indicate NO.  Do this several minutes a day, for at least a week. As you begin to program your penulum,  test it. Prove to yourself that it works.

Your pendulum is now programmed to give you yes and no answers and so is ready to use. Have fun with it!  

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