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A Downward Trend
As dowsers we like to think that what we do is both important and of interest to others, especially to non-dowsers. We interact with fellow dowsers via social media or face to face at conferences and the like, so we tend to think that pretty much everyone likes dowsing and that there is a deal of interest in it. Powered by such thoughts, we write books, give presentations, teach, sell tools and do all the things that other people do who want to promote their interest or hobby.
But we are laboring under a misapprehension. Elsewhere, we've remarked on what we perceived as a decline in interest in dowsing. But that was based on our own observations. That was fine, as far as it went, but to be more accurate, we really need more data.
Enter Google Trends.
This is a tool which allows you to observe the relative interest in a topic over time. When I plugged in ‘dowsing', at first, it didn't look too bad. But that was because it only reported a 12 month period. When I changed it to show the trend from 2004, a twelve year analysis, the picture suddenly took a darker tone. The result is shown below:
It should be pointed out that the “Interest Over Time” simply means the interest relative to the highest point in time. So, in the above graph, dowsing interest was at its peak in 2004, and is now hovering around the 25 mark, meaning it has one quarter of the interest it used to have.
The USA is the biggest internet user, so it would make sense to see if there was a difference in the way dowsing is regarded in this country.
If we look at the USA over the same time period we see a similar graph:
Our perceptions weren't wrong. There is a decline in dowsing.
The first question to be asked is why? And the second is what can be done about it?
The answer to the first question is, I believe, down to the public perception of dowsing. Because there seems to be no consistent means of presenting or talking about dowsing, it has become whatever anyone wants it to mean. Dowsing is finding water? Yes. It's finding lost people or pets? Absolutely. It's healing? Yes, why not? It's changing your environment? Yes, let's add that one in as well. What about talking to angels and the like? Come on in!
In other words, it has become everything and nothing. If it is something to do with a pendulum or an L-rod, then it's obviously dowsing. If it means so many things to so many people, then is it really any wonder that people don't really know what it is any more? And, if they don't know what it is, how can they become interested in it?
The second question is harder to answer. It's more than having dowsing taught in a way which is consistent (which would be impossible to do anyway), it's about how dowsing is talked about, how it is practiced, what it is used for. If I said that Tarot is anything to do with a deck of cards, then poker could be considered a form of Tarot. Sounds stupid? Maybe, but that's pretty much where we are with dowsing.
The data shows that there is a decline of about 75% in terms of interest in dowsing from 2004. That's a large number.
If we, as dowsers, truly believe that what we do is of both interest and value to others, then it's more important than ever to present dowsing in a way which makes sense to non-dowsers. And that means we have to tighten up the definition and practice of dowsing.
Some people, some who call themselves dowsers, will undoubtedly protest and say that what they do is dowsing. But I am certain that the figures above show that it is long past the time to allow others to define dowsing any way they want. It is time now to stick to the simple definition of this wonderful skill and hammer it home time and time again: Dowsing is a means of getting answers to question which your rational, logical brain cannot answer. It is nothing more than that, a process of question and answer. Let's keep it to that, shall we?
The Fastest Way To Become Accurate In Dowsing
Being accurate is, obviously, something all dowsers should strive for. But, very often, dowsers will take it on faith that they are accurate and automatically assume that everything they dowse about is real and true and spot on. And they do that because they have never taught themselves how to be accurate or practiced being accurate.
Most of us, as well, like things to be short, sharp and quick to master, if possible. This is true of dowsing. Often newbies will ask about the fastest way to become accurate as if it is a sort of switch they can flip and hey presto! they are suddenly accurate.
It might sound strange, but perhaps it might be of use to use a quotation from a philosopher; Aristotle in this case. He said that in order to be a good person, you have to practice being good. In other words, it’s not something that happens to you out of the blue, nor is it something which you can acquire overnight. It is a process.
The same is true for becoming accurate in dowsing.
I said earlier that some dowsers take it on faith about their being accurate. This is because the things they tend to dowse about are things they cannot possibly verify one way or another. They’ll be dowsing about actions of aliens or spirits or something completely invisible which they assume exists in their environment and assume that the answers they get are always correct.
But, if you truly want to be accurate, then you have to dowse about things which you can verify yourself. Without that, you might just as well make up the answers to your questions.
That doesn’t mean you have to stop dowsing about other invisible things. But it does mean that you should spend the majority of your time on things which you can verify.
For example, you can do simple dowsing exercises such as dowsing how deep or where a water or sewage line is outdoors and then go and find out if you’re right.
But don’t do pointless stuff like dowsing playing cards for color or suit, or dowsing coin tosses. Sure, that’s verifiable, but does it really add anything to your life? Dowsing is for getting answers to questions your rational brain can’t supply. It should be used to enhance and improve your life, and sitting at a table dowsing playing cards does not fit that description. After a while you have no interest any more and it becomes dull and boring and your accuracy drops off dramatically.
To become accurate, don’t give yourself endless tests, use it to dowse about things around you everyday that you can then check up on. Is that meat done yet? Will my sister-in-law like this as a gift? Will I enjoy that film or this menu item? Where’s the thing I’m looking for in this store?
The list is endless. It’s up to you to practice!
When and how did you start to become accurate in your dowsing? Are you more accurate in only a few areas? How did you discover this? Let us know your story in the comments section below.
Dowsing and Relationships
This is a subject which pops up fairly frequently. This isn’t surprising, because relationships are a big issue! People want to know if they will find their soulmate with dowsing, or they want to know if the person they have met is the right one for them.
In other words, they’re either asking about when and if they will meet someone, which is dowsing about the future or they are wondering about the relationship they are currently in or wanting to be in.
Dowsing about the future is tricky. Dowsing about relationships in the future adds another layer of tricky! I’ll explain why. First, the future is not set in stone for everyone. There are always possibilities and new directions awaiting any of us. The further out from the present you go, the more there are. This makes future dowsing, especially about such a broad subject as meeting someone, a really difficult task. This is doubly so for newbies at dowsing.
I’m not saying it can’t be done. There are some people who can do this, but they are few and very far between.
Then, you add in the mix about having a relationship! You want one, or you wouldn’t be asking. So you’re going to find it really difficult to be objective about this and it’s going to be hard trying to keep your emotions in check when you dowse. Guess who mostly asks this sort of question? You’re right, it’s newbies.
Newbies don’t have the skill – yet – to ask these sorts of questions themselves, but they’re often the ones doing the asking!
So, the next type of question is about current or wished for relationships, with a particular person in mind. This can be a little easier because it’s not so much about the indeterminate future, but it still has issues.
Asking about relationships is not a simple, ‘does he/she like me?’ or ‘is he or she the one for me?’ This is where a skillfully crafted question or series of questions is hugely important.
To ask such a question you need to have it clear in your own mind what it is you are looking for in a relationship. That’s going to be unique to you. How important are good looks? Honesty? Dress sense? Financial security? Sense of humor? List down all of the aspects of a person that are important to you.
Then, you can begin to dowse about how well that person matches your list of priorities. For each one dowse on a scale of 0 to 1o, with 10 being absolutely perfect for you. But don’t do it only for right now. Also dowse for, say, six months down the line. Things change when people get together!
Look at your answers (assuming you were able to dowse accurately in an emotionally detached mindset) and then work out what you can live with and what you can’t.
Dowsing is a useful guide, but it never takes the place of real life. Use it to help you understand yourself and your needs better and that alone will be invaluable in helping you find the right person for you.
Have you used dowsing to help you in this way? If so, what success (or not) did you have? We'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.
When The Dowsing Pendulum Doesn't Move
This is a common problem for beginner dowsers. They have purchased a nice dowsing pendulum but then, when they ask a question and hold it, nothing happens! The pendulum doesn’t move. Is the pendulum broken or are they doing something wrong or does dowsing simply not work? These are the typical sorts of things which go through their minds at such a time.
But, fear not for help is at hand.
The main problem is that new dowsers tend to think, consciously or not, that their brand new pendulum is much more magical than it really is. They tend to think that the real power of dowsing is in the tool, not in themselves. This leads them to think that, if they simply dangle the pendulum straight down from their fingers, it will move in some mystical fashion whenever they ask a question.
The truth, however, is that the real power of dowsing lies in the dowser, never the tool. It is the tool which reacts to the dowser’s movements. By itself, it does nothing. Therefore, if you hold a pendulum motionless from your fingertips, it will take a long time to move because it needs a bigger ‘push’ from the dowser to get it moving.
It will also need a big ‘push’ if the pendulum is dangling from a long chain. The longer the chain is the more slowly it will react. Remember: a long chain means a long time to respond and a slow movement when it does. Think of a grandfather clock. The long pendulum doesn’t whizz from side to side, but is slow and stately.
Therefore, a shorter chain will mean a faster response and a quicker movement.
But there is still one element missing to fully resolve the problem.
Why start with a pendulum which is motionless? It makes far more sense to have the pendulum moving to begin with. That way it will move much more quickly to indicate a response.
In order for this to work, you have to know which are your movements for ‘yes’ and ‘no’ so that you can have the pendulum swinging in a way which is neither of those. Let’s call that the ‘neutral’ swing: neither one thing nor the other. Suppose your ‘yes’ was to and fro and your ‘no’ was side to side, then a circular motion would be a good ‘neutral’ swing. Adjust it to what makes sense for you.
One other thing about having a short chain and a moving pendulum to begin with is that this is far less tiring for your arm than having a long chain and waiting for any movement to happen.
So, what you need to do if your pendulum doesn’t move is to shorten the chain length to maybe two inches or so, and have it moving as you ask your question.
Has something like this ever happened to you? How did you overcome it? Let us know in the comments section below
The Dangers Of Using Dowsing Rods
How can dowsing rods be dangerous? It depends on your point of view.
For some dowsing skeptics, especially those who are deeply religious and who maintain that dowsing is something which has diabolical connections, the use of dowsing rods then becomes something which threatens the very soul of the dowser. The reasoning being that holding them and dowsing with them is to allow the Devil to work through you.
Now, that’s an extreme view but it is held by many such people. But, for them, it is a real and present danger. Of course, none of them would have actually tried to dowse so their opposition to the use of this skill is based only on their interpretation of the Bible or their own personal attitudes.
Admittedly, in the history of dowsing, there have been many religious people who have said the same thing about dowsing; that it must have some diabolical aspect to it, but there have been an equally large number of religious people who have used dowsing for themselves without any concerns for their personal salvation.
Therefore, this view of the dangers of dowsing has no real weight to it at all, based as it is on personal inclinations only.
As for other types of dangers in using dowsing rods, there are perhaps one or two possible things to bear in mind. If you have fairly solid rods, such as those made of steel, then there is a very slight risk that you could cause yourself an injury if you weren’t careful how you carried them or how you used them.
Personally, I tend to wander around with one rod stuck down the inside of my boot ready to stick it into the ground as a marker. If I carried either or both of them in my pockets – tricky but doable – then, if I tripped over, I suppose I could stab myself.
But, the good news is, I haven’t ever heard of any dowser who has been injured in such a way, so I suppose it’s not much of a danger at all.
The only other thing I can think of which might be thought of as a danger would be if you waved your arms around while holding a rod as you might put someone’s eye out. But, again, I’ve never heard of such a thing.
In which case, the only danger appears to be whether or not you consider that when using such rods you are putting your soul at risk. If you think that, then you’re not likely to dowse anyway. You have to go with what your conscience guides you to do. For me, that means I use dowsing whenever and wherever I can in perfect safety.
Have you ever experienced danger using dowsing rods? If so, please let us know in the comments section below.
Remote dowsing is best described by saying that the dowser is in one location, and the subject of the dowser’s focus, the thing, place or person he or she is dowsing about is somewhere else.
So that would mean that map dowsing is a form of remote dowsing for example. Dowsing for the placement of a water well in a field, actually tramping about, that is on-site dowsing. If you are working with a client and using dowsing to help identify an issue, that is also in-person dowsing, not remote dowsing.
Remote dowsing is sometimes thought, by non-dowsers, to be a very strange thing indeed. After all, the dowser can ask exactly the same detailed questions of a place or person many thousands of miles away and get the same detailed answers as if they were there in person. That is what makes it hard for non-dowsers to accept.
But remote dowsing is no stranger in some ways than how we look at maps. We can look at a map of a distant place and, according to the scale and the symbols, we can tell a lot about it without ever having been there. The size of it, the types of buildings, the types of transport in and out, whether there are lakes or rivers. All of those things and more can be told by looking at a piece of paper. We take it for granted, but it really is amazing when you think about it.
In remote dowsing, there is no single accepted equivalent of that printed piece of paper. Some dowsers might talk about holograms or quantum reality or some other such label to explain how remote dowsing works. There is no single explanation which everyone can agree upon, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t one. It’s just that we don’t know it… yet.
If distance really is no object in remote dowsing, then, obviously, you can dowse about any place at all. Australia, India, Canada, the bottom of the ocean, even Jupiter’s moons; they are all the same as far as remote dowsing goes. To dowse any such place you simply follow the same basics as any in-person dowsing. That is, you get a good, detailed dowsing question and then, after asking it, you get in the right frame of mind, the dowsing state as it’s called, and let the answer come to you.
In a sense, therefore, remote dowsing is no different to any other type of dowsing because it’s the same simple steps no matter what you are doing, no matter where you are. If you are new to all this, then don’t let the label put you off, because it’s not important. The only thing which is important is that you accept that remote dowsing is just dowsing, plain and simple.
Have you had success with remote dowsing? What happened? Share your stories in the comments section below
Dowsing for healing, sometimes thought of as dowsing healing or pendulum healing, is really the result of confusion and mis-information. The two do not go together. At least, not in the way that many seem to think that they do.
As an example, you will sometimes find people asking about pendulum healing or which are the best healing pendulums. They sound reasonable things to be asking, but they are really showing that they have the wrong idea about dowsing.
Let’s be very clear about this. Dowsing is a natural human skill. Essentially, it’s a simple idea. You ask questions about things your logical and rational mind cannot answer. And that is pretty much it. You can use tools or not as you prefer, but there really is nothing more to dowsing than asking questions and getting answers.
As you can see, there’s no room in that description for anything to do with healing or healing pendulums. So where did this confusion come from?
It probably came from the popular use of the pendulum as a dowsing tool. There’s nothing special about a pendulum when used for dowsing. It can be as fancy or as plain as you like. As long as it works for you, that’s fine. But, no matter what sort of pendulum you use, whether plain wood, or brass or a fancy crystal or a nut on a piece of dental floss, they all move in the same way; circles or side to side essentially.
Now, imagine the following scenario. There are two people. One is a dowser, and the other is someone who has an issue with her hand; pain perhaps in one of the fingers. The dowser is using a pendulum and it’s swinging in some fashion over the persons’s finger, presumably to locate the precise area of the problem. And, at the same time, the dowser is focusing on sending some healing energy to that finger.
Here’s where it gets important. The dowser is not using the pendulum to send healing energy. The pendulum has absolutely nothing to do with any healing. She is using the pendulum to locate where the healing energy is to be sent. She might also have set her intention so that when she has done all she can, the pendulum will indicate that she should stop.
As an onlooker however, all you see is the pendulum swinging, some healing taking place and the pendulum stops when it’s finished. It’s easy enough to think that the pendulum has something to do with the healing. But it doesn’t!
Therefore there are no healing pendulums. There are only people who send healing. You don’t need a pendulum or other tool for that. All you need is your very focused intention to send healing energy as well as you can. Intention is the key, not dowsing.
Even so-called healing pendulums will do nothing unless you intend an outcome. Otherwise they would be the wonderful magic bullet that would work on everyone, everywhere all the time. It’s intention which makes anything work.
So don’t think you have to buy anything special. You don’t. You just have to use your intention.