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Polarity Reversal & How to Fix It

North Becomes South

There are plenty of possible reasons you are getting ‘wrong' answers when dowsing. But one of the most common–and easiest to fix–is polarity reversal. Understanding about polarity reversal and knowing how to fix polarity will improve your dowsing accuracy.

Polarity?

Your body has a polarity, or a north and south orientation, like a magnet. If your polarity is reversed, your dowsing answers are reversed. Yes becomes no. No becomes yes. This can be very frustrating and confusing, and it can put you off dowsing. The good news is that it's relatively easy to fix in most cases.

How to Determine if Your Polarity is Reversed

We usually advocate you begin each dowsing session with a polarity question. That question will be one that should give you a ‘yes' response. Our favorite is, “I was born in ______________in this lifetime.” (Fill in the blank with your birthplace.) You can use any question you know the answer should be yes, but preferably you will use a question you have no emotion about.

If you get ‘yes' to your polarity question, your polarity is balanced correctly. If you get ‘no', then your polarity is reversed.

Fixing Polarity Reversal

There are several ways to restore your polarity. A simple one is the thymus thump. Take either hand. Make a fist. Gently tap your breastbone (sternum) several times while thinking or saying, “Please restore my polarity to right and perfect function.”

Retest your polarity question. If you get the right answer, you're ready to start dowsing.

If you get the wrong answer, do the thymus thump using that intention again. Recheck the question. Normally once or twice doing the thymus thump will restore your polarity.

When You Stay Reversed…

Sometimes a person might find they cannot restore their polarity, but they still want to dowse. You can still dowse, even if your polarity is reversed. You just need to remember that ‘yes' is really ‘no' and vice versa.

However, it is not beneficial to stay reversed. It can lead to a number of symptoms. You might find you are clumsy and trip and fall easily. You perhaps will have difficulty putting coherent sentences together. You may feel prickly and not want to be touched. Also, it is common to feel unworthy and down when you are reversed. Healthy things won't attract you when you are reversed.

Obviously, you don't want to feel that way. So find out why you are reversed and treat the cause.

Common Causes of Polarity Reversal

  • Geopathic stress (noxious environmental energies)
  • Emotional stress
  • Attachment to answers
  • Strong emotions in general
  • Dehydration
  • Not enough minerals in your body

All of these can be resolved and your polarity restored. Dowsing will help you determine which is the cause and even how to help resolve it.

Check Your Polarity Often

Especially if you are in a very important dowsing session, working with clients or not sure you are in a zone of beneficial energy, test your polarity often during the session to make sure it hasn't ‘flipped'. Just do the thymus thump if it has. This is an excellent way to be assured your answers are more accurate.

If you find that your polarity is constantly reversing and you have taken care of all the usual causes, there may be some subconscious issues you have with being empowered or being able to use your intuition or dowse accurately. Usually this will relate to past lives that ended badly, and those energies or beliefs can be cleared, but more advanced techniques are required.

Being aware of the importance of polarity and making sure yours is balanced will go a long way to improving your dowsing accuracy.

Have you experienced polarity reversal? How did you know? And how did you fix it? Share your experience in the comments section below

The 5 Biggest Dowsing Mistakes

Do You Make These Dowsing Mistakes?

What are the 5 biggest dowsing mistakes made that cause dowsers to mistrust their own dowsing?

The following 5 dowsing mistakes, in order from #5 to #1, all contribute to doubt and mistrust about your dowsing response. If you can fix these 5 common errors, you will become a confident,  more accurate dowser.

Top Dowsing Mistakes #5: Being attached to the answers.

When you dowse a question, you are waiting for an answer, and if you have an attachment to a particular answer, or you feel that one answer is good and the other bad, or you are afraid of being ‘wrong' with your dowsing, your accuracy will crash and burn.

No one can teach you how to be detached. Either you are, or you aren't. The first step is never dowse any question that you know you care so much about that there is a ‘right' and a ‘wrong' answer. If you fear hearing the answer, you shouldn't be dowsing it.

Practice your dowsing on things that interest you, but that are not life and death. Learn to recognize how you feel when you are resisting hearing the truth. You may feel tension in your body or you might hold your breath. (You might even hear a little voice in your head making fearful comments.)

See how it feels when you dowse about something you are merely curious about, and compare that to when you try to dowse a serious question. Cultivate a curious attitude whenever you dowse, and know that whatever the truth is will help you in the long run. If you find yourself resisting the answer, don't dowse. Practice on things that you are able to approach with curiosity alone.

Top Dowsing Mistakes #4: Lack of experience.

Sounds obvious, but if you don't dowse, you don't get confident. Lack of practice leads to mistrust when you dowse. Often, people who don't practice only turn to dowsing when they have a serious question they need answered. Unfortunately, dowsing that way is like going to play a concert without practicing at all. If you really want to be able to use dowsing when it counts, you must practice dowsing. And that means starting with small subjects and working up to bigger ones.

Give yourself the chance to learn and grow in your dowsing. Don't expect that you either are great at dowsing or not. Very few people are prodigies. Most have to practice. Enjoy the process of becoming the best dowser you can be. We have found that almost anyone can become an excellent dowser if they do the right things.

Top Dowsing Mistakes #3: Not being aware of the common pitfalls, and not knowing how to remedy them.

All skills have pitfalls. Unfortunately, most dowsers are given the impression that they can dowse just by learning to get a yes/no response with a pendulum or other dowsing tool. Then they go off and dowse, not knowing anything about proper technique or the traps that await them. Even basic dowsing courses rarely touch on important aspects of technique. They tend to focus on the use of the tools, but that is by far the smallest part of learning to be a dowser.

One of the most common dowsing pitfalls that can mess up your dowsing is polarity reversal. The body has polarity, a north and south pole. When those poles get reversed, everything becomes backwards. Symptoms of polarity reversal include feeling prickly and not wanting to be touched; switching left and right; being clumsy with words or with your body; getting things backwards.

A good way to test your polarity is to ask a clear question to which you know the answer. We find that using your birthplace in this lifetime is usually a good polarity question, unless you don't know your birthplace or have some strong negative emotions about your birth. Make a question or statement about your birthplace, such as, “I was born in _____________in this lifetime.” The answer should be ‘yes' if you fill the blank with your birthplace. Retest by inserting a place you were not born, and you should get a ‘no'. What if you got the ‘wrong' answer when you dowsed? Your polarity is reversed.

Polarity can reverse for a number of reasons. The most common are dehydration, improper mineralization of the body; your own emotions and noxious environmental energies.

When your polarity is reversed, ‘yes' becomes ‘no' and vice versa. Nothing is more demoralizing to a dowser than to have his polarity reversed and NOT KNOW IT. Yet it is a common problem.

Make sure you drink plenty of pure water. Get your vitamins and minerals. Water and mineral frequencies are ‘burned up' in intuitive and energy work.

Do not dowse about anything you have strong emotions about, as it can reverse your polarity.

And be aware that if you are in a zone of noxious energies, your polarity can reverse.

Fixing polarity is usually pretty easy. For most people, doing the ‘thymus thump' works fine. Just make a fist with either hand and tap your sternum (breastbone) several times gently while intending to restore your polarity to right and perfect function. Retest your question and see if the answer to your question about where you were born is now correct.

If you cannot fix your polarity no matter how hard you try, by drinking water, moving to a different location or doing the thymus thump, you can still dowse. Just keep in mind that yes is no, and no is yes.

Chronic polarity reversal can be remedied, so if you find that even when dowsing simple questions, your polarity is often reversed, it would be worthwhile to discover the cause and do your best to balance your polarity. Start with things like hydration and mineralization and work your way through to space clearing if things don't become balanced. Or seek outside assistance from someone familiar with this condition and how to balance it.

Top Dowsing Mistakes #2: Not formulating a good dowsing question.

It may seem obvious to say that your dowsing answers are only as good as your questions. As with computers, it's garbage in, garbage out. Therefore, it makes sense to spend appropriate time crafting a specific question that will give you accurate answers. But that takes time, effort and practice. Most courses don't spend a lot of time teaching you how to create good dowsing questions. Furthermore, even if you have taken a course that did cover this important topic, if you are right-brain dominant, you are going to feel like launching right into the dowsing rather than doing a left-brain thing like making up a good question.

We like to tell our students that there are no wrong dowsing answers. Often, there are inappropriate or poorly worded questions that mislead the dowser with answers that do not address his or her true question. The answer you get is the answer to the question you asked. And most of the time, it is an accurate answer for that question, or as accurate an answer as you can get for that question.

Good dowsing questions are usually long, detailed and very specific, because they have to be in order to include all the critical factors of a good question: why, when, what, how, where and who. Often, if you leave one of these factors out of the question, your answer will not be accurate.

Another common problem is the use of vague words that have emotional meaning or multiple connotations, which makes the question unanswerable. ‘Good', ‘for my highest good' and ‘best' are often used in dowsing questions, but if you ask three people what those words mean, you will often get three different answers. Avoid the use of judgmental and trite phrases.

Here's an example: before you dowse whether to commit to the person you are currently in love with, sit down and use your left brain to make a list of the aspects of a committed relationship that are important to you, that will contribute to your happiness. Everyone is different. But include everything from health to finances. Put in values like honesty, open communication and fidelity if they are important to you. Make sure your list includes every aspect of a committed relationship that matters to you.

Next, you can then begin to formulate your question. List the who, what, where, when, how and why as appropriate. For ‘who', that's easy. It's the name of your lover. The ‘what' is your definition of a committed relationship. If your question seems to get too long, substitute a word or phrase for that complete definition of your perfect relationship after intending that the two are now equal for dowsing purposes. Be specific. The ‘where' might actually matter in some cases, so include it if you think it is appropriate to your relationship. ‘When' is vital. The phrase ‘at this time' is a common on in many dowsing questions, as you do need to specify a time for most things. ‘How' and ‘why' are also useful in many dowsing questions.  In this case, the ‘how' may refer to the type of committed relationship, while the ‘why' could refer to the maximum long-term happiness you can experience, or perhaps attaining your spiritual goals by having a life partner who is in alignment with them.

Do not be afraid of long dowsing questions. You may want to write them down at first, so you don't have to remember them. You want to have them clear and in your head, but you don't want to only be focused on the question itself. The goal is to allow this to become easier for you, so that what you are focusing on is not the tool or the question, but that moment between question and answer, the essence of dowsing.

Top Dowsing Mistakes #1: Thinking that just taking a basic dowsing class is enough training to become an accurate dowser.

Or an even bigger mistake, thinking that a friend showing you how to use a dowsing tool is enough to make you a good dowser. Learning to use a dowsing tool, which is the focus of most basic courses, is not complete training. Going to a single course is just the beginning of your dowsing training. Reading and attending conferences and meetings will help you a lot. But I did all of those things, and I soon ran out of ways to improve my dowsing. Nigel learned dowsing in the U.K., and he also found it hard to get the training he wanted.

Luckily, training opportunities are becoming more abundant, affordable and convenient. As dowsing becomes more popular, there are more people offering courses that will show you techniques and applications that can guarantee your dowsing will be as reliable and accurate as you want it to be. You wouldn't take one piano lesson and think that was enough to make you a good pianist. Dowsing is a skill, and like all skills, training will improve performance. Learn from the masters and become the best dowser you can be.

What have been your biggest problems to overcome in dowsing? And, how did you overcome them? Post your story in the comments section below.

The 3 Biggest Dowsing Pitfalls

Dowsing Pitfalls And How To Avoid Them

Let's be honest. All activities have pitfalls. When you are training to play tennis or play the piano, your instructor alerts you to the most common mistakes people make. Unfortunately, dowsers don't always have the intensive training that athletes and musicians have. Nigel and I had to learn a lot of what we learned by trial and error. One of the reasons for this website is to help you progress faster by sharing our dowsing secrets with you. Read this article about the 3 most common dowsing pitfalls and how to fix them, and then share your thoughts with us in the Comments section.

While there are obviously more than three things that can go wrong when you dowse, there are three big ones to avoid:

  1. Polarity reversal
  2. Asking a poor question
  3. Being emotionally attached to the answer

Any of these three things will give you a false answer. Most of the time, people are unaware that they have reversed polarity, or asked an incomplete question. Also, a lot of people will try to dowse about things they are very emotional about, not realizing that is a prescription for disaster.

Dowsing Pitfalls: #1 Polarity Issues

Your body has polarity, as in a north and south pole. This polarity is affected by a number of things, and can become reversed. When it reverses, your dowsing yes becomes no and vice versa. Among the things that can flip your polarity are: dehydration, not having enough minerals in your body, being in a geopathic zone and being emotionally upset. It is beyond the scope of this article to go into detail about polarity reversal, but it is vital to learn to recognize it.

Some of the symptoms of polarity reversal are a clumsiness with words and with your body, and a tendency to avoid being touched, feeling prickly about being close to other people. Having your dowsing response reverse is also a sign of polarity reversal.

We suggest you start any dowsing session with a question that will determine your polarity is accurate and balanced. Most of the time, your birthplace is a good question. I was born in Washington, DC. So I ask, “Was I born in Washington, DC in this life?” I should get a yes response. You can also make a statement instead of a question, as in “I was born in Washington, DC in this life.” Yes will be ‘true' and no will mean ‘false'. Getting yes means your polarity is ok.

Polarity reversal can be resolved in a number of ways. The easiest is to do the thymus thump (make a fist with either hand and tap your breastbone several times while intending to restore your polarity to right and perfect function). Retest the question/statement about your birthplace. Sometimes you need to do the thymus thump more than once.

If it doesn't restore your polarity, you may have chronic polarity reversal, which really should be taken care of. But in the meantime, you can still dowse. Just be aware that yes is no and no is yes for you when your polarity is reversed.

Dowsing Pitfalls: #2 Poor Dowsing Questions

Asking a detailed question when dowsing is really important if you want accurate answers. Include who, what, where, when, how and why if possible. Write your question down if you are new to dowsing. That way, you don't have to remember it, and you can go back and check it out when you get results that are not what you expected. This allows you to perfect your questions.

Too often, people just want to ask a question so they can get an answer. They don't engage their left brain and get specific about what they want to know. They leave out the above details. Or perhaps they use vague words that involve judgment, like ‘should' and ‘good', two of our least favorite words to use when dowsing.

Try to avoid vague words or words that imply judgment, as judgment is not consistent or universal. For example, if you ask, “Is this wine good for me?”, what exactly do you mean? How much wine, drunk how fast? Good in terms of not allergenic, or good for your heart? Good tasting? No hangover?

Take the time to write your detailed question that covers all possible aspects of the subject you are dowsing very clearly using language that is specific and not subject to interpretation. This will give you the best answer you can hope for.

Dowsing Pitfalls: #3 Emotional Issues

Never dowse a subject about which you have strong emotions. And never dowse when your emotions are running high. Dowsing is best done when you are feeling calm, balanced, centered and energetically fit. If you are angry, depressed or upset, just don't dowse. Wait until you feel better.

But what about subjects that push your buttons emotionally? How do people health dowse or dowse about really important issues that can cost a lot of money or be life-changing? It takes a lot of time and practice to be able to become emotionally detached about certain subjects. Nigel & I have been dowsing for years now, but there are still subjects that I will have a friend dowse for me to make sure my answers are correct.

If you are new to dowsing, avoid dowsing about anything that makes you feel you are being tested, you can get a ‘wrong' answer, or a wrong answer is going to really be a problem. Start dowsing on simple subjects and learn to cultivate a curious attitude. When you are able to be detached about simple dowsing subjects, you can move on to more challenging ones.

But there will always be some subjects that you will want help on. Having a dowsing buddy who is a good dowser really helps. You can ask them to dowse your question for you. They are hopefully more detached.

You can also blind dowse, which involves putting answers on pieces of paper and folding or scrunching them up. For example, with yes/no answers, put several pieces of paper of the same size, shape and color with either ‘yes' or ‘no' on them. You want a few yes and a few no papers. Scrunch or fold them up. Toss them on the floor. Dowse the question and point to the papers one at a time until you get a response for the right answer. Having more than one yes and no paper helps you to avoid guessing which is which.

Another example is a woman who adopted kittens we fostered liked all the kittens, but only wanted two. So she put each kitten's name on a paper and made a question that asked which two would be the best in several ways, then she pointed at each paper and dowsed the two kittens. She was very happy with the results.

There are plenty of pitfalls in any activity. By learning to spot them and avoid these dowsing pitfalls, your dowsing will only get better, faster. Happy Dowsing!

How did these work for you? Did you successfully avoid or overcome these dowsing pitfalls? What about other dowsing pitfalls? Let us know by posting in the comments section below.