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How To Learn Dowsing

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How To Learn Dowsing

Learning how to dowse just might be one of the most intriguing things you could ever learn to do. However, if you are going to get the most you can out of dowsing, then you would be well-advised to learn to dowse the best way possible.

Before going into that, however, it is vitally important that you understand what dowsing really is so that you will have a clear picture in your mind to help you as you start out learning to dowse.

First, dowsing is nothing more than a way of getting answers to questions your brain cannot answer. It’s a completely natural human ability. Which means anyone can do it. It’s not a special psychic skill. In order for you to get those sorts of answers you need really precise questions. And then, you need to be in the right state of mind in order to allow the answer to come to you.

Now, most teachers will tell you that you just need a question which can be answered with either ‘yes’ or ‘no’, and you’re good to go. Not true. Before the question, you need to have reason, a clear reason, for asking it in the first place. No reason means poor question means useless answer.

Let’s assume you’ve got a really good question. How do you know what the answer is?

Again, people will talk about pendulums and L rods and bobbers and other sorts of tools. There are all sorts of tools out there, from cheap to hideously expensive. But, as dowsing is an entirely natural thing we can all do, then the simplest, quickest and clearest way of dowsing is to use your body to get the answers. Your body is the tool. As there are at least 20 different ways your body can respond, you can be sure that one of them, at the very least, will work for you. And, in order for that tool to work well, you must learn to get into the right mental state where the answer can come without your emotions getting in the way.

It’s important to remember that dowsing is a skill. To learn dowsing, to be a good, accurate dowser, you need to practice that skill until it becomes second nature. The skill consists of the following parts:

  • Having a clear reason for asking the question (the goal)
  • Making a clear and precise question
  • Being able to allow the answer to arrive

Master all of those and you’re well on your way

Happy Dowsing!

Did you learn to dowse in a day or less? Or are you still learning dowsing? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Miracles

I'm Not THAT Good!

Everyone thinks that, to be any good at a new hobby or skill you have to perform miracles. After all, you read or heard about them and that was why you got interested most likely.

Whenever you start something, and that includes dowsing, you hear of the most amazing things. It's enough to make you cry! When I started out, for example, I had the impression that unless I dowsed a 300 foot well accurately and then got the flow rate precisely right, I was going to be a failure.

Miracles aren't necessary

What I didn't really grasp at first was that the people I read about had been dowsing for ages and had had years of experience. I just assumed that, if I could dowse, then I should automatically be as good as they were.

It never occurred to me that I might need to learn! And anyway, what I considered to be a miracle of dowsing was something they were doing every day.

The truth is, miracles are what you consider to be miracles. Most people just do the stuff every day and never bother about it. It’s not the miracles which count, it’s the using which is more important.

Doing the dowsing is what counts, not what you do with it. For you, the miracle might be that you got the pendulum to move! Or it could be that you located those lost keys. But, in reality, those things aren't really miracles at all.

It's just dowsing!

But, hey, you never know, one day, you might have a miracle as well.

What did you think you had to do when you first started to dowse? Did you think that anything less than a miracle was needed to prove you could dowse? Let us know in the comments section below

The Problems of Learning to Dowse

In The Beginning

When you were learning to dowse, chances are you were told how to hold a pendulum, how to ask a question and even what sort of response was a ‘yes' or a ‘no'. And all the class, assuming you were in a class, were told the same thing.

Which is fine, except….

The problem, as I see it, is that nobody is the same as anyone else. We all think and act differently. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, yet we are all expected to do the same thing and get the same result. (Don't get me started on education!!)

Learning to dowse…YOUR way!

It's for this very reason, that you are an individual, that neither Maggie nor I say that you HAVE to dowse in one certain way, following one specific set of instructions, as though you were a computer to be programmed.

Sure, we'll suggest certain things, certain approaches, and try to steer people way from doing things we have discovered to cause problems in one way or another, but as to the actual dowsing…. We try to let everyone get to their best result going down the road they choose. For us, that's what learning to dowse is all about.

Anyone with even a tiny interest in the the brain and the way it works will have discovered that what goes on inside our heads, the way we see and interact with the world, can be hugely different between two people.

In dowsing terms, that could mean that, where I get a sensation in the back of my head telling me that I'm in the groove, so to speak, for you, it could be you hear a sound, or your right knee aches briefly. It could be anything at all. But the point is, no matter what happens to you when you dowse, it is you who is aware of it, sensing it.

So, next time you hear of the perfect and foolproof way of getting the right answer, of dowsing the ‘correct way', by all means give it a try. It might work for you, for a while. It might not ever work for you.

But, and here's the beautiful thing, it might get you thinking about what does work….for YOU!

When you began learning to dowse, what things were you taught that you no longer do? Share your experiences in the comments section below