‘I Don’t Trust My Pendulum’

Your Pendulum Is Your Friend

I saw a one-line post in a dowsing forum recently, and it sparked a whole train of thought. The line was, “I don't think I trust my pendulum.” A number of people had replied that they agreed with this statement. It appears that such dowsing problems are common.

It brought to mind something my mother would always tell us kids when we would fuss about something we were trying to do: “A poor workman quarrels with his tools.” I wish I had a nickel for every time she said that…

What does that have to do with dowsing? I think we all have a tendency to project our frustration outward. When our dowsing answers appear ‘wrong' or we don't feel confident dowsing, we naturally focus our disappointment and frustration on what we think the cause is.

‘I'd trust my pendulum if…'

Some people will conclude they can't dowse, or that dowsing doesn't work, or maybe that it just won't work for them. Others talk about their pendulums mis-informing them, or suggest that maybe some entity has hijacked their dowsing. Nobody that I've heard (so far, anyway) has said, “I would trust my pendulum if I were a better dowser.” Everyone assumes that they are a good dowser from the get-go. But is that really the case? I doubt it.

I have almost never heard anyone saying, “I must need more training or practice in dowsing.” Yet that's the best answer, in my opinion.

A great concert pianist can make a rickety upright piano sing, but an untrained amateur will have a problem getting “Chopsticks” to sound good on a high quality grand piano. Good tools make the job easier, but they don't make the job.

I recall my shock one time when someone looked at a prize-winning photo I had taken and calmly said, “You must have a great camera!” Well, I had a good camera, but 3 chimps with high-end word processors won't end up creating the works of Shakespeare, no matter how long they type.

Remember, the ‘I trust my pendulum' thing is really about the tool and its response. But it's only responding to the question you posed. So, maybe the reason is not the pendulum, but the question, or your state of mind.

Bottom line is that you shouldn't feel bad if you get a ‘wrong' dowsing answer. No one is perfect. Not even the most veteran dowser. But don't fall into the ‘poor workman' syndrome. Don't go and buy another pendulum. If you aren't happy with your dowsing performance, seek out training and practice, practice, practice.

The solution may not be glamorous, but the good news is that almost anyone can do that! And we're here to help!

How did you lose trust in your pendulum and how did you regain it (or have you never regained it)? Let us know in the comments section below

2 replies
  1. Mohan Kathe
    Mohan Kathe says:

    I ask my pendulum about cricket result. My question was, ” will India wn against Australia in Cricket match today? The answer was No. ( Pendulum moving horizontal) In real the match won by India. The same question after 2 days , the answer was No. Again India won. Frustration to an extent that I felt like throwing pendulum in sea water. The other day I learnt about calibrating pendulum on YouTube. The question was ” please show me the clear sign for ‘Yes’ the pendulum moving horizontal. And for ‘No’ the pendulum moving vertical. I was happy. Again the other day the cricket match between India and Australia. I ask the question to pendulum “will India win against Australia in Cricket match today? The pendulum moving vertical means the answer is No for me. In other words, Australia will win. On that day Australia has won. Confidence and trust rose. But today the same question to pendulum, it moving horizontal means Yes for me. I happily told my dad that India will win today for sure. But in the evening when I came back home from office, my dad told me that Australia has won.. I have lost my faith on pendulum. I re calibratie and that now I see for Yes, it is moving clockwise and for No anti clockwise. I am not sure. I again ask the pendulum the same question to show me the clear sign for Yes and No. Horizontal for Yes and for No the pendulum moving horizontal. The pendulum appears fake to me now. Maybe in few days I will go to sea shore and throw this pendulum in sea water. No matter what ‘pendulum dowsing is not my cup of tea. It is a cup of poison.

    • Maggie Percy
      Maggie Percy says:

      I am so sorry you are frustrated with pendulum dowsing. Don’t give up yet. Many people think that getting a yes or no answer is dowsing. Dowsing is much more than that. It is a natural skill, but a skill nonetheless.

      For example, playing cricket is an athletic skill. You have to learn rules, techniques and get yourself in shape if you want to play well. Just swinging the bat is not enough, right? Would you throw the cricket bat in the sea if you couldn’t play well immediately when you tried? Of course not. Because you know it is a skill, and skills require practice and training.

      Dowsing is a skill with many important parts to learn: asking the question well, getting into a dowsing state and be detached, being two of the most important. Most dowsers have no knowledge of the dowsing state, an altered brain state required for accuracy. Most dowsers have not learned detachment or how to ask the right question. It is not surprising that as a new dowser you are experiencing this. You are too focused on yes/no responses as if that is all dowsing is.

      You need to learn how to dowse properly. We have a very good course on this skill that will help you master all the proper techniques. If you really want to dowse well, get the course. It is unlikely you will master dowsing simply by altering your yes/no responses. For details, visit http://discoveringdowsing.com/dowsing-course.

      We prefer you start dowsing without a tool at first. You will be less likely to develop bad habits that way. There is no magic in the tool. The magic of dowsing is in you. You can learn to dowse if you wish, but it requires a commitment of time and effort.

      Don’t be discouraged that you cannot magically master dowsing overnight. It is a skill, not a psychic power. Good luck and let us know how you do!


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