Audio interviews and recorded video presentations of interest to dowsers. Some recorded at ASD and CSD events.
We All Have Doubts
Do you doubt dowsing is reliable? Do you wonder if it can work for you? Have you lost the enthusiasm you once had about dowsing and what it could do for you?
You're not alone. And it's not your fault. You may be blaming yourself, saying you must not have the talent to dowse. Or perhaps you are thinking dowsing isn't all they said it would be. Maybe your husband/friend/co-worker is right, and dowsing is just a scam.
Do You Doubt Dowsing Works For You?
Don't think that! Dowsing really does work. And you really have the ability to dowse well. You just need some help. And that's where we come in!
Get Dowsing Answers
The Decoding Dowsing online event answered questions that came in from 25 countries around the world. Dowsing is a truly global community. And our tribe here on Discovering Dowsing means a lot to us. We want to help you recapture the excitement and passion you first felt about dowsing.
In this 90-minute event, we answered lots of questions about dowsing and how to get it to deliver on its promises. We shared proven, simple tricks and tips that will help you get on the path to accurate, confident dowsing. We explained why may be having problems dowsing, and how you can resolve them.
This recording is packed with useful tips that will have you dowsing better in no time.
Please note that some of the events referred to in this recording will no longer be available at later dates.
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Keynote Dowsing Presentation
In 2010, Nigel & Maggie Percy were invited to present the keynote address at the Canadian Society of Dowsers Annual Convention in Toronto. Unfortunately, the presentation was not able to be recorded. What you see in the video is an abbreviated version of that presentation. We thought the content and subject matter to be important. Plus we liked it so much that we decided we would record the whole thing again. Obviously, it isn't exactly the same, word-for-word, as what we said in Canada, but we used our notes; the same ones we used there, for this recording.
The dowsing presentation covers the importance of using both left and right brain. There are also some self-tests that will help you determine your preference. Are you more left-brain or right-brain?
If you are interested in a long look at the spinning dancer test, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CEr2GfGilw
Here's another test of side preference:
When Maggie took both tests, she came out left-brain dominant for the dancer and right-brain dominant for the test above. It may be that the dancer is a more dynamic test of how you use your brain in daily life. You might find that what you are working on or thinking about affects the direction the dancer moves. Maggie and Nigel can make it go both ways.
Maggie feels that perhaps the pink/blue image above is using a test that is more a reflection of natural inclination. As with personality tests, you have to be careful of what you are measuring. You might be measuring how someone chooses to move through life, even if it isn't their natural preference. It might be an indication of culture, training and various pressures.
For Maggie, her intensive training in science and her parents' preference for rationality and logic may have caused her to develop that left brain ability as a way of pleasing them and succeeding, when in reality, her right brain is her dominant side. Couple that with the long-held belief that she had no artistic ability, and you can see why she used the left brain more. But since the 90s, she has focused on using both sides, seeing her innate talents and valuing both left and right brains.
Which side of your brain is dominant? And how does that influence your dowsing? Let us know in the comments section below
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:
How have you used dowsing to help with manifesting in your life? Let us know in the comments section below
Space Clearing: Best Practices
At the Verde Valley (Sedona, AZ) Chapter of the American Society of Dowsers, Nigel and Maggie Percy presented a talk about dowsing, environmental energies and space clearing.
What most people are unaware of is that the energies in the environment are constantly changing, and the time before and after 2012 was rife with chaotic, difficult energies that traditional space clearing techniques did not clear well. And they still don't clear them well! Anyone who has an interest in environmental energies or doing space clearing will benefit from watching this presentation.
Watch the video and then check out the summary beneath it. Oh, and you can check out the book I mention near the beginning (The Essence Of Dowsing). We've written quite a few since then, as you can see!
A summary of action items from this talk:
- Avoid Fear:
- Fear is the normal response to this type of situation. There is danger, but fear will not help you. Caution and taking care are constructive.
- Avoid Duality:
- Many of the things we now face that are dangerous and hard to clear have a consciousness about them.
- If you judge them and treat them in an adversarial way, it can exacerbate the situation.
- Next, if you judge them and decide they are the ‘bad guy', then you are feeling negative towards them. In many cases that will strengthen or feed them.
- Compassion is the best way to approach these beings. I have found that the more compassion I show them, the more harmless they are.
- Avoid empathy:
- Empathy is not only overrated; it is dangerous.
- Empathy won't help them, and it can hurt you a lot.
- Computers, email, telephones, internet service are all subject to influence and negative energies.
- Protection can be helpful to some extent. Be aware that alien energies and other powerful forces can overcome a lot of protection.
- Do regular personal clearing work and protection. Rid yourself of attachments daily. Do aura strengthening.
- Clear your space regularly, or have it cleared by a professional. Sense it. Clear it 2-3 times yearly at least.
Did you learn something new from this presentation, even if it was that I look awful with long hair :-) ? Share how it helped you (or not) in the comments section below
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
A Healthier Reality For You
This talk was first presented at the Verde Valley Chapter (Sedona, AZ) of the American Society of Dowsers on April 18, 2010. It came about because we had been working with a large number of clients and had realized that there were a lot of discordant energies making life difficult for them, and for others. They needed a way of seeing a healthier reality for themselves.
In order to help them achieve that we realized that it would be most important if we could help them to understand reality in a way that gave them control and kept them from feeling like victims.
What we felt then about creating a healthier reality is just as true today. Even if this all sounds a bit too way out, if you are already a dowser then you'll realize that dowsing doesn't have to make you crazy.
You might think that reality is just something which happens to you. It's there, you walk in it every day and that's all there is to it. You can't make a healthier reality, because it is what it is.
In fact, Reality (and, yes, I really meant the capital R) is actually a continuum from your inner to your outer world. What you believe will dictate what happens in the outer world. It sounds deceptively simple, doesn't it? Could it really be that easy? Find out what the 7 steps are for creating a healthier reality by watching the video:
It is a long video, so, in case you weren't making notes, what follows is a summary of the 7 steps we referred to:
7 Strategies for a Healthier Reality
- Be open to new ways of seeing
- Be a victor, not a victim
- Experience reality as a continuum
- Release fear and judgment (duality)
- Learn to Read the Signs
- Use the Whole Brain approach
- Be prepared to alter and improve your view of reality
Examples are given in the presentation to help make these steps clear.
What are your thoughts about the points we raised in this presentation? Share them in the comments section below.
Your Sixth Sense
This presentation about ‘Tuning Into Your Sixth Sense', by Maggie & Nigel Percy, was originally given at the American Society of Dowsers' Southwest Conference in Flagstaff, AZ in 2009.
Often, when people dowse, they get locked into the idea that it's all about the tool or about their intuition. Sometimes they think it's both at once. But what about the sixth sense which everyone has? Is that the same as your intuition? Or is it something separate from dowsing?
Where does the sixth sense fit into dowsing? Should it?
If dowsing can be thought of as heightening the intuitive sense, then it would seem to make sense to really practice and become proficient at dowsing. After all, who amongst us does not want to have a well-developed sixth sense? We all do. We all want to have access to that seemingly hidden knowledge.
But how can dowsing actually be used to make our sixth sense, our intuition, really kick in? It's all very well to point out that there is a similarity, but what can actually be done?
This presentation goes into some of those questions and provides examples and insights which you can use as a dowser in your daily dowsing life.
Typical of the interactive style of presentation Maggie and Nigel favor, this talk has audience participation in several ways of sensing things intuitively. Simple exercises with the group involve remote viewing; clearing of space by the group; and sensing and altering hand chakra energies.
Discover how dowsing can help you become more intuitive, even more psychic, in this engaging talk.
(Note: If the lighting in this video seems a little off balance every now and then, don't worry, because it will not spoil it for you. The cameraman made good use of a tricky visual setup. You'll get all you need and want from it… promise!)
Dowsing as the Sixth Sense? Does that make sense to you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below
Maggie Percy, co-founder of The Dowsing World Summit and co-owner of Sixth Sense Consulting, came to dowsing while searching for ways to heal her physical body. As with many people, Maggie found her problems to be an opportunity to discover wonderful new ways of looking at life and living.
Originally from a very rational, scientific background, she chose to integrate dowsing and intuition into her life in a significant way, and she and her husband, Nigel find this ‘whole brain' view of life works far better than just using one side of the brain or the other.
Maggie came to dowsing and spiritual things late in life as a result of a health catastrophe. On the long and winding journey back to health, which started in 1990, she became interested in empowering herself to be healthy. That led to other forms of empowerment, and inevitably to energy work and then dowsing.
Dowsing became Maggie's passion, with a special interest in using it for health and personal growth. She met Nigel in 2000 through their mutual interest in dowsing and overcame many obstacles to go to the U.K. to meet, and later, marry him. On returning to Arizona, they started offering their services professionally online and locally through their business Sixth Sense Consulting.
Currently, Maggie enjoys teaching people how to get the best results using dowsing in all areas of their lives by focusing on online events, courses and membership sites.
Maggie's Recommended Reading:
Ask The Right Question: The Essential Sourcebooks Of Good Dowsing Questions
One of the hardest things to learn in dowsing is how to ask a good question. If your question sucks, your answer probably will, too. This book gives you tons of tested dowsing questions, plus shows you how to make good questions yourself.
What are your thoughts about what Maggie shared in her interview? Put them in a comment in the section below
Nigel Percy And Dowsing
Nigel Percy, co-founder of The Dowsing World Summit, and joint owner of Sixth Sense Consulting, Inc with his wife, Maggie, shares his views and experiences concerning dowsing. As with all “Meet the Masters” interviewees, he offers suggestions for reading that helped him on his way. Unlike many dowsing enthusiasts, he did not venture into dowsing to heal himself. He just became captivated with the idea and followed it with a passion.
Nigel Percy more or less stumbled into dowsing over a period of years, as you'll hear in the interview. In general, though, he was involved in education for many years, teaching (amongst other things) history and philosophy and information technology. After he discovered dowsing and that he could dowse, he slowly allowed it to take more and more of his time up as he became more and more fascinated by it. In fact, he gave up researching his Ph.D. because of it. The internet was not then able to provide much useful information, there were few books, so learning to dowse was something he undertook virtually by himself.
He tried it on anything and everything and learned what worked and what didn't, which methods were useful and which weren't. Eventually, he found an online dowsing community and joined in, and very soon discovered Maggie there. By this time he had given up traditional education and had moved into the healing arena, working in an alternative health center in the UK.
When Maggie and he finally officially joined together, they moved back to the States and started up their own business, based on dowsing.
He still hasn't lost his passion for this subject and loves any opportunity to talk about it, but nowadays only to those who are interested in it themselves.
The Secret Life of Plants: a Fascinating Account of the Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Relations Between Plants and Man
How did you get into dowsing? Was it the same as for me, or totally different? Let me know your story in the comments section below.