Dowsing and Empowerment. A Lie?

Dowsing Is Many Things…

One of the most common things you hear some people say is that dowsing and empowerment go together.

Empowerment is stepping into your power, becoming the powerful person you can be. And that leads to freedom from restrictions that prevent self-growth and fulfilling your  life's purpose. But does dowsing actually deliver on this grand promise of empowerment?

In other words, do dowsing and empowerment really deserve to go together?

While there are many different ways of looking at empowerment, the one I prefer most is that empowerment is the ability to think for yourself in new ways about anything.

That means no ideas go unchallenged, no preferences are assumed, no outcomes desired; only that you become more aware of yourself. That is empowering!

All of this sounds very grand and imposing, but, in reality, does it exist? Can it exist? The answer, for me anyway, is yes, I believe it can. And, further, I believe that we all have that ability and that dowsing can get us there.

Dowsing and empowerment: Too good to be true?


And it's a big ‘but', because although I firmly believe dowsing to be a wonderful tool for empowerment, too often it is merely another way of applying restrictions, of holding people back.

For example, when dowsing is taught, in most cases, the newcomers are shown how to hold a tool and told that they must ask questions which can be answered as ‘yes' or ‘no'. And then they get the rest of the indoctrination. You must ask permission, you should hold the tool this way, dowsing is for need not greed, follow this curriculum. Or things like face this direction, ask for help, don't let anyone else use your pendulum. Read what so-and-so tells you to do. Adopt this method. Don't do that.

On and on. The boundaries begin to grow and solidify until you fit the mold of an acceptable dowser. Like most education, it's just another indoctrination in dogma. You're taught rigid routines to put into place, and those routines become chains that keep you from growing.

No one is to blame for this. It's natural when teaching anything to present it as you would any subject in traditional education. Yet if you look at the real purpose of education as an institution, it isn't about teaching people to think for themselves. It's about teaching them to believe what you want them to believe, and to act as you would have them act in order to advance.

When dowsing is taught this way–and it's hard not to–you become indoctrinated to think a certain way about dowsing, not to question things.

That's not what dowsing and empowerment should be about!

But the beautiful part of dowsing, the center of it if you will, is its ability to draw you ever onward and inward on a unique personal journey for which there is no map. Everyone who has ever attended a dowsing class has already been dowsing, using their body, their mind, without ever knowing it. Giving it a name, helping them see it, makes it easier to use. Remember your excitement when you first learned dowsing? But for most people, they submit to the teacher and let the teacher tell them what to think about when dowsing.

If you are dowsing by rote and just following a procedure you've been taught, then, ok,  you are dowsing, and empowerment is still on the sidelines.

Dowsing has the greatest potential of anything I have ever come across to discover yourself. And becoming aware of yourself; how and why you react, what is affecting you, is precious indeed. As I said at the beginning, it is the truest freedom of all, to question everything and anything. Are you doing this when dowsing? Is dowsing changing how you perceive reality and the world around you?

When you question (not frivolously or just out of a desire for conflict), you become conscious. You look at things in new ways. This makes it easier to shed patterns and perceptions that are not working. It makes it easier for you to transform from a caterpillar into a butterfly. All the walls are broken down, and anything goes.

But, how dowsing is generally taught does not encourage this. Instead of liberating the dowser, more often than not, the dowser gradually becomes confined in a web of well-meaning advice and techniques and approaches.

I think it's time to break free! If dowsing is about freedom, and freedom is about liberating yourself, then the truest dowsing is not that which forces you to accept a certain world view or follow rigid routines. Instead, the truest dowsing is that which causes you to question yourself in any way that works, using any technique, any tool. The most empowering thing about dowsing is that you can be liberated from the limiting perceptions that have burdened you in the past.

If your ultimate goal is liberating yourself from fear and oppression, to be truly free, how can you fail with dowsing on your side? But you won't achieve that linkup of dowsing and empowerment by rote dowsing.

Give yourself permission to question everything. And keep finding better ways of dowsing.

Do dowsing and empowerment go together for you? How and in what ways? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Supercharge Your Manifesting with Dowsing

Manifesting And Dowsing

Maggie and Nigel Percy show you how to use dowsing to supercharge your manifesting ability in this webinar.

You may at first be thinking how can dowsing be of help in manifesting. In fact, dowsing is simply one of the best ways you can use to help you bring about what it is you want.

After all, the reason you have trouble manifesting what it is you want in your life is because, at some level, and for some reason or reasons, there are blocks. The trouble is, those blocks are not normally very easy to get at in any normal way.

And that's where dowsing and manifesting work well together. To manifest you must have goals, right? Of course! But how do you know if those are good goals or even goals that you can really, deep down, believe in and follow? Answer: dowsing!

This presentation is just under 30 minutes in total, so it won't take up too much of your time. Go ahead and watch it and find out some simple things you can do to boost your ability to manifest by making goals and using dowsing.

Now, as I know from my own experience, it's one thing to watch something and another thing to follow up about it. But, you are interested in manifesting, aren't you? So we've put some extra help in here, just for you. Beneath the video you'll find a handout you can download. It costs nothing and you just have to click and save it or print it out straight away.

To get the best results from this presentation and to get your manifesting ability on the right track, you should use the worksheet. Be sure to download and use the worksheet for best results!

Worksheet on Manifesting Goals may be downloaded here:

Supercharge Your Manifesting Power With Dowsing

How have you used dowsing to help with manifesting in your life? Let us know in the comments section below

Deep Down Dowsing

Deep Down Dowsing – And You

Nigel and Maggie Percy's presentation of ‘Deep Down Dowsing'  at the American Society of Dowsers SW Conference in Flagstaff, AZ in 2011 focused on the subconscious and how it controls your experience of reality.

With audience participation, they go through simple exercises to demonstrate the surprising conflicts most of us have within us, and why the subconscious needs to be addressed.

More and more therapists and ‘gurus' are accepting that the subconscious is really running the show. But, without knowing what's in the subconscious, you're pretty much stuck. That's why this presentation was called ‘Deep Down Dowsing', because dowsing is the easiest way to access the subconscious. Once you can do that, you can begin to clear blocks that keep you from manifesting what you want.

But it's vital that you know what it is that is there in the subconscious, otherwise it's no better than guesswork.

Watch the video and then look at the help below it if you want to get started on your own deep down dowsing.

OK, so you watched the whole video (you did, didn't you?). And now you're ready to get started yourself.

Here are the dowsing statements we gave the audience to test in the talk:

In the blank below, insert a phrase that clearly describes what you consciously want to experience – to be fit; to be wealthy; to be happy. Then dowse whether your subconscious agrees to the statement or not. (Hint: if you get any NOs, you will have blocks to some extent in that part of your life.) Watch the entire presentation to find out how to clear the subconscious beliefs.

I want  ___________________

I am able _______________

I have chosen  _________________

I have chosen ______________now

It is safe for me ___________________

I must not ___________________________

How did that work out for you? Find anything interesting? Why not share your thoughts and discoveries in the comments section below

Conference Call April 2013: Dowsing Personal Issues

Dowsing Personal Issues

Dowsing is a vital tool if you seek self-growth, and whether you know it or not, you do want to have positive change in your life. Dowsing personal issues is a hugely important way of using this skill so that you can begin to work towards the goals you have for your personal development.

In this mentoring call, we familiarize you with some common causes of ‘stuckness'. This is when you know you want to achieve something but, for whatever reason, you can't quite seem to make progress. And you really want to make progress! There could be all sorts of reasons, and we cover the basic ones which apply to most people. Then we get into dowsing personal issues and how you can use dowsing to get ‘unstuck' and begin to move on.

The one thing we all want to know is whether or not what we are planning is the right one. What if the method we are going to use on it will be the most effective?  Without dowsing, we are all just stumbling around in the dark, first applying this technique or that method before moving on to try something else. Most of the time we do not have a clue about knowing whether they will work or not. That costs you time, money and effort. It makes you lose faith.

That's why dowsing personal issues is a technique, or series of techniques, which can be of such value to you. Dowsing can point you right at the cause of your issue. It not only identifies the blocks, but it also identifies what will clear them and how long it will take.

Who could ask for more?

Listen to the recording here. It's only 22 minutes in length, but full of useful information:

Share your thoughts about dowsing personal issues in the comments section below

How to Access Your Inner Guru for Real Self-Growth

Say Hello To Your Inner Guru!

Do you wish you could find the perfect method for helping you reach your self-growth goals? Have you tried everything you can think of, only to be disappointed? Are you beginning to feel that maybe there isn't a method that will work for you? What about using your inner guru? Read on to find out how.

Don't give up yet! Like you, we spent many years trying all kinds of techniques for getting unstuck. And we got disappointed more often than not. We spent lots of money and time learning how to do complex techniques, but they didn't work on everything. Then we found the one method that does it all—dowsing.

Dowsing is an ancient skill. Often wrongly classified as a psychic talent, dowsing is simply the natural ability to get answers to questions. Dowsing isn't just about finding water. Dowsing can help you:

  • Find your life partner
  • Find the perfect house to buy or place to live
  • Choose the best career
  • Find lost objects
  • Discover why you can't lose weight or quit smoking
  • Talk to your guides or angels
  • Communicate with your pets

Actually, the list is endless. Dowsing can answer any question you can think of. And it's easy to learn.

Try it Yourself Right Now!

Although a pendulum is the most popular dowsing tool, we like to teach people to dowse without a tool when they are first learning how to dowse. Here's a simple technique you can do yourself:

It's called the Body Sway, and you use your body to get a yes or no answer. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Relax and cultivate a curious attitude. Put your mind on hold. Now make the statement out loud or silently, “I was born in _______________. (city/state/country)” Fill in the blank with your birthplace. When you make the statement, allow your body to move however it wants. Usually the body will sway forward for ‘yes' and backwards for ‘no'. Which way did you go? Probably forward.

Now make the statement again, but substitute a place you were NOT born in. See what your body does. For most people, this false statement will cause the body to sway backwards. Most people are able to get accurate answers the first try.

Any question that can be put into a yes/no format can be dowsed. And you can get an accurate answer.

You might ask if dowsing is so great, why isn't everyone doing it? The answer is that most people don't take the time to learn to dowse accurately. They learn how to get a yes or no, and that's all.

It's easy to learn to get an answer to your questions using dowsing. To get consistently accurate answers, you need to learn:

Fortunately, anyone can learn to do these things. And once you become an accurate dowser, you are no longer powerless. You can take control of your life and make choices that are guaranteed to give you happy outcomes.

Bring Out Your Own Inner Guru for REAL Self-Growth

Dowsing is the best skill you will ever practice. It's like having an Inner Guru who knows all the right answers. Best of all, it's free!

Beyond the day-to-day challenge of making the right choices and finding the right answers, dowsing is a key to your subconscious mind. As you may know, the subconscious mind is the source of all your blocks to success. And by definition, you can't know what the subconscious is thinking by using your conscious mind. That's why personal growth is so frustrating at times.

The easiest way we have ever found of accessing the subconscious is through dowsing. You can use dowsing to find out the cause of any block you have. And that's where all your blocks reside. Have you ever wished you could:

  • Lose weight and keep it off?
  • Quit procrastinating?
  • Stop sabotaging relationships?
  • Save more money?
  • Get fit?
  • Get rid of allergies or other health issues?

There is a subconscious reason for any negative pattern in your life. And dowsing is the easiest way to discover the cause of your problem. Dowsing can even be used to find the way to clear that block. We have used dowsing to help ourselves and our clients with just about any personal growth issue you can think of. We even use dowsing to help animals!

Whatever your self-growth goal, dowsing is the key to success. So take the time to learn about dowsing and to become an accurate dowser so that you can create the life you want.

How have you used your inner guru to help you? Share your stories and experiences in the comments section below.

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done! Is that your truth?

A Woman's Work Is Never Done!

How often do we hear that one? These days, women are busier than ever. Most women are not only working a full time job, but caring for spouse and family and home as well. Money seems to get harder to find (that is the topic of another musing), and that means working harder for less income. I know some women who work two jobs while caring for their families. When does it all end? And what are the side effects of this type of lifestyle?

We all know that fast food-itis is rampant, which of course leads to subclinical malnutrition and physical symptoms, as well as obesity. People don't eat right, and they aren't healthy. Working harder seems to mean less time for exercise. So people get even less healthy. It also means less quality time with those we love. Stress is at an all-time high, and everyone now accepts that stress leads to physical symptoms, too.

Women and intuition

So how does this relate to intuition? Women are generally credited with being more intuitive than men. This is partly due to a recognition that intuition is a ‘feminine' attribute. However, everyone has intuition, as we mentioned in an earlier article. But women tend to find it easier to access and use their intuition than men do.

In our society, which values science and rational thinking over intuition, women's intuition is scoffed at. I myself had many experiences of this. I remember in a past relationship mentioning to my then-husband that the car was making a funny noise. (This is common among women; being able to notice strange noises that men can't hear.) Bob did not hear the noise, though it seemed very evident to my ears. Within two days, the car broke down. It created some inconvenience, and it would have spared us a lot if we had taken the car in when I first heard the sound.

Hearing Things

The next time I heard a sound was the washing machine. This time, he didn't make fun of me. But he still didn't act on it. A couple days later, the washing machine broke down. It wasn't a big deal, but the experience made an impression on him. The next time I heard a noise was in the film processor at work, and he immediately went to the boss and demanded a serviceman be dispatched, as he did not want to machine down at all.(By the way, he still couldn't hear anything weird.) Turned out there was something wrong with it, and we got it fixed with no down time. My stock went up. From then on, if I heard a noise, it got acted on, even if no one else could hear it.

Unfortunately, most of us are not reinforced positively for using our intuition. We are scoffed at and ignored. Our training and education teach us to ignore information that comes in to us intuitively. Yet as women, we tend to have pretty good intuition. So what do we do? We learn to ignore it ourselves. Just like a rattling noise you can't do anything about, our intuition whispers to us constantly. And we respond just as we would to background noise. We filter it out.

How do we filter it out?  My personal opinion is that women stay super busy in part so that they don't have the time or peace and quiet to hear their intuition. When your head is filled with a dozen priorities that need to be taken care of right now, that provides white noise to drown out your Inner Voice. We focus on how busy we are doing things like housework, errands and tasks at our job, as if they are what matter. We become tired and stressed, and that makes it harder still to hear our intuition talking to us.

Signs you believe work is never done…

Because we are not listening, we don't get the useful messages that would save us trouble. What follows is frustration, anger and resentment. We feel disconnected and unsupported. We also lose sight of the big picture.

How often do you hear women saying, “I have too much on my plate now.” “I don't have time for ___________.” “I'll get back to you later.” And be honest, when does it ever get better? Never.

I hear the above excuses all the time. I even have acquaintances who will respond to an email by saying they don't have time to respond to my email….You can see what happens. Women end up being stuck in high stress situations with no obvious way out, and their health deteriorates. They overeat, smoke and drink or use various types of drugs to deal with the emotions that go along with the stress of being ‘stuck'. They can't see any way out.  For them, the reality truly is that their work is never done. They aren't in touch with their intuition, which would guide them.

What if there was a simple way out? What if most of the things you are so busy doing didn't really matter? What if you can get rid of the belief is never done? Do this exercise. Make a list of all the things you feel you have to do today. If you like, make another list, that one of everything you feel you must accomplish in the next week. Now make another list:

  • I am the only one who could possibly ever do this?
  • I could never hire this out, even if I had money
  • The world will end if I don't do this
  • Someone will die if I don't do this
  • No one else could be trained to do this
  • I can't trust anyone else on earth to do this
  • No one will help me do this
  • My life will be ruined if this does not get done

Look at the list of tasks you have for the day. Say the first one out loud. Then go down the above list and see if any of those statements are true. What you will find out is that although you have taken on certain tasks as your responsibility, there is no real reason you should HAVE to do them all yourself, or even in some cases, do them in the time frame you have chosen.

For example, I know a lot of women who surround themselves with useless family members so they can be totally in control. They then have to do everything themselves, as their family members are useless. It is a side effect of keeping total control. Women who support their children AND spouse are an example. And much of the time, the spouse is NOT a househusband. He doesn't cook or clean or run errands or care for the children.

Consider the following…

This throws all the typical daily errands on the woman's shoulders, if she chooses to accept it. If you find yourself in this situation, you would be wise to consider a couple of things:

  • Is being in control really worth having to do everything yourself? What are you afraid of? Why do you want to make the key decisions, and how is this stressful situation your comfort zone?
  • If your significant other and grown kids can all pass on doing housework, cooking, shopping and other errands, why do you feel so obliged to do them yourself? They seem to get by without doing them. So can you. Maybe you are going to need to wash your clothes and cook your meals and clean your tiny part of the house, but who says you have to do it for them? Of course, some of you have manifested partners and children who literally cannot do certain things. Then, it's time to think about hiring some of the chores out or letting them go.
  • Look at your list. So many of the things you have on it are PERSONAL PREFERENCE. Paying bills on time or going to work are a given. But doing chores on a certain schedule isn't. If you are overloaded, then get your kids to help. If they won't, then don't let them have privileges that add to your chores, like being on a sports team or in band or whatever. Create some teamwork. Get some help. Learn to lighten up and quit demanding too much of yourself. So what if the house is dusty? Who cares?

Anyway, these are some things to think about. If you are uptight or obsessive compulsive, that can be changed. Trust me. Your stress level is partly your intuition trying to get your attention. Pay attention to it. Lighten your load, whatever it takes.

It is very important to have ME time. And it is very important to have quiet time to just relax and get in touch with your intuition. If you don't have time for those things once a day, then please change something. Skip dusting. Quit that non-paying position you took for your church or club. Make your mental and physical health your top priority, and start finding time to listen to your intuition. SLOW DOWN. If you do that, you will get messages more clearly. Then act on them.

It will not be easy to change your habits. It is simple, but not easy. But if you want to have less stress and greater health and happiness, you need to follow your intuition. To be aware of what it is saying, you need to slow down and BE QUIET now and then.

So right now, stop arguing with what I am saying. (If you want to believe that work is never done, then go right ahead and be correct… or you could be happy instead!) Schedule some quiet time for yourself daily. Maybe just 15-30 minutes morning or evening to take a quiet walk outside or soak in the tub and relax. You will be surprised how much easier it is to access your intuition if you quit trying to be Superwoman.

For those of you who are not the obsessively busy female type, you probably know someone who is. Do her a favor and urge her to slow down, find some quiet time and get in touch with her intuition. She is probably afraid of what it will say:

  • Get another job. This one is bad for your health.
  • Move to another location. This one is not making you happy.
  • Get out of this relationship. It is harming your health and well-being or holding you back from reaching your goals.
  • Change your lifestyle for more healthy habits.
  • Take better care of yourself.
  • Love and accept yourself.

Your intuition knows what is healthy for you and what isn't. Quit being afraid to admit you need to change something in your life. It can be easier than you think, and if you do it, you WILL be glad you did. Get some help and make the change. Good luck.

If you've got rid of the ‘work is never done' belief, share how you did it in the comments section below.