Dowsing For Healing

A Case Of Confusion

Dowsing for healing can cause a great deal of confusion amongst both dowsers and non-dowsers. The reason for that is that people aren't clear about the difference between dowsing and intention. It's necessary to make that very clear.

So what IS dowsing for healing?

Dowsing for healing is a very specific thing. It is about using dowsing to gain information which will be of help in your healing.

Notice what I did there? I didn't make any mention at all about how you can heal someone using dowsing. And the reason for that is because you can't do it.

And I don't mean you are incapable of doing it. Not at all! You may be a wonderfully capable healer. But I can guarantee you that you can't heal anyone of anything using dowsing. You can't use dowsing for healing.

You can certainly use intention to heal, and that's what many people do. But where the confusion arises is that when they do that, a lot of them will be swinging a pendulum around and using it to indicate when the session (or whatever) is finished, ended, completed or whatever is appropriate.

But, and here's the important point, just because a pendulum is moving does not mean that any dowsing is going on.

Having said that, however, you can certainly use dowsing for healing, if, as I said earlier, you use it to gain information which will help you on your healing journey. Remember, dowsing is just about asking questions and getting answers. It's nothing more than that.

Once that is clear, then obviously you're not going to go around healing anybody or anything just by waving your pendulum over them and wishing it were so. The ‘wishing it were so' is intention, and that is not healing.

So, if you have heard of someone using dowsing for healing, you are probably hearing about someone who is confused about what dowsing is for and what you can do with it.

What do you think about this confusion about dowsing for healing? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below

4 replies
  1. Jay the dowser
    Jay the dowser says:

    I think it is you that is confused!
    You state:Dowsing for healing is a very specific thing. It is about using dowsing to gain information which will be of help in your healing.
    And then you state:You can certainly use intention to heal, and that’s what many people do.
    And then: obviously you’re not going to go around healing anybody or anything just by waving your pendulum over them and wishing it were so. The ‘wishing it were so’ is intention, and that is not healing.
    1) “Wishing it were so” is formulating intent which you say can and then cannot be used for healing.
    2) Dowsing is used WITH various holistic healing modalities, not AS healing. When ‘using dowsing for healing’ is advertised, it does NOT say Using dowsing AS healing, a subtle difference.
    I think you need to look again at your article. It is not too clear.

    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      Thanks for taking the time to read the article closely and for your comments.
      Whilst I agree in general with what you say, you should also take into account the style or ‘voice’ of the article which is clearly meant to imply that a casual attitude toward having someone heal is not the same as focused intention.
      Too many dowsers that I have come across don’t even take the time to focus, and simply assume that the spinning pendulum itself is sufficient to bring about healing. I doubt if some of them even get so far as to wish something. They simply spin and watch and keep themselves out of it.
      Thanks again!

  2. Phyllis J Brockman
    Phyllis J Brockman says:

    I’m not sure I want to ‘join’ the discussion. I’ve never done dowsing before but have invested in resonance cards and am learning how to use them (I think). I realize/accept that the person receiving the energy is the healer and I would be simply a facilitator. However I don’t want to use anything with the consent of anybody that might appear to be hocus pocus. I purchased the cards primarily to continue a healing practice on myself but family members have expressed an interest. In my years of spiritual seeking (and they are many) I have come to understand that prayer is intent by another name. I figured this out while reading Stephen Hawking’s book, A Brief History of Time. “Wishing It Were So” doesn’t seem to fit the definition of either intent or prayer. “Wishing” implies that it isn’t so now and the wisher has doubts that it will be so. Any prayer or intent must be positive and permeated with positive emotion and the end desired result must be given thanks for even if the appearance is that it’s not so. Needless to say your article AND Jay the Dowser have confused me somewhat about dowsing. Before I opened your website I imagined waving a forked branch over myself. As a young woman of child-bearing age we used the pendulum method to determine the gender of our unborn fetuses. I did believe that was hocus pocus at the time but since reading more about the Sacred Geometry and electromagnetism I see it had potential. Thanks a bunch for your patience. pjb

    • Nigel Percy
      Nigel Percy says:

      I apologize for any confusion you feel. (And don’t feel you have to be part of the discussion after this.) I had hoped that the article itself was enough, but I had to respond to what Jay had written. I am firmly of the conviction that dowsing is very simple. But simple does not mean easy. It takes practice to become skilled. Now, the confusion arises in this instance because of the role of intent as opposed to dowsing. You are correct that wishing is as you stated it and that’s why I wrote it as I did, because it seemed to me that saying such a thing really wasn’t putting any intention into it: as you say!
      So, really, if you just carry on and use dowsing as a way of finding answers to questions the rational mind cannot answer then please, please continue, because that, to me, is the singular point of dowsing. Anything which is not in that definition is, again to me, not dowsing and can safely be ignored.
      I do hope that has helped clear any confusion 🙂


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