What Dowsing Is Not
No explanation of dowsing would be complete without clarifying for you what dowsing is not. Why bother with that? Unfortunately, the state of dowsing today is highly confused. In recent years, dowsing has become fragmented. Anyone who wanted to call himself or herself a professional or teacher could do so. And as a result, dowsing has not been taught, explained or demonstrated in a clear, consistent fashion.
Worse yet, the very definition of what dowsing is became fragmented and confused. Due to the lack of consistency and expertise in those who taught dowsing, and in part due to misconceptions perpetuated by conventional sources, dowsing has come to be mistaken for many things it is not.
Those misconceptions cause many people to shy away from dowsing. They get a bad impression of what it is. They tend to have great expectations of what dowsing can do for them, and those expectations may not be met, because they have been misinformed. Dowsing has become less credible due to these confusions, and we want to help clarify for you exactly what dowsing is not, so you can be very clear what to expect from dowsing and not be disappointed or misled.
Things dowsing is not:
- Dowsing is not a healing method
- Dowsing is not a way to transform energies
- Dowsing is not a channeling method
- Dowsing does not use intention in any special way
- Dowsing is not magic
Pendulums are used in many techniques for many purposes. You may have seen one used by a hypnotist. Sometimes healers use them. Just because you see someone using a pendulum, that does not mean they are dowsing.
Pendulum Healing Is Not Dowsing
In recent decades, someone started a healing method using a pendulum to focus intention. Unfortunately, this was confused with dowsing. “Pendulum healing” is a more accurate term for this technique. While dowsing can be used for health, to get answers to your health questions and help you find root causes of symptoms and the best therapy or remedy, dowsing does not heal. Nor does it use intention to transform energies. Dowsing can be combined with any healing method to give you better results, but it does not heal. Do not underestimate the value of being able to know causes of problems and how to resolve them. It's huge!
Space Clearing Is Not Dowsing
Many people use dowsing when they are doing space clearing. They can use it to identify noxious environmental energies and determine their effect. Dowsing is not used in the clearing process itself. But it is easy to see how an outsider might observe someone doing space clearing and think that dowsing was the clearing method, since the tool is quite obvious. But that would be a mistake. Dowsing is an excellent addition to any type of process used to harmonize space, but it does not change the energies; it just helps inform you of the things you need to know to do a great job.
Using Intention Is Not Dowsing
Intention is what is used in healing and transformational processes. Even if you use a pendulum, that does not mean that what you are doing is dowsing, any more than you are dowsing if you use a crystal or sound or color to transform energies or heal.
Channeling Is Not Dowsing
Another misconception is that when dowsing, you are asking your angels, guides or God for answers. That would make dowsing a special form of prayer, wouldn't it? While you can use dowsing as a form of communication when asking yes/no questions (of your pet, for example), dowsing is NOT about asking for answers from outside sources. That would be channeling. We talk about this topic to some extent in Chapter 3 of this guide.
Dowsing Is About Looking Inward
Dowsing is empowering, because it isn't looking outward for answers. It is a turning inward, accessing the source of answers intuitively. If you wish to consult Abraham or other Advanced Beings, you can do that, but it would be called channeling. It would not be a turning inward.
Dowsing Is Not Magic Or A Psychic Power
While dowsing at times appears magical, it is not magic. It is a natural human skill. Yes, you can even use it to predict the future. But predicting the future using any means is a dicey proposition. There are many pitfalls that have nothing to do with the technique you are using when you try to predict the future, whether you are gazing into a crystal ball, dowsing or reading runes.
We advise people not to use dowsing for predicting the future, especially not for distant events, and not when you have a lot of emotion about the results. A trained dowser can often get excellent results predicting near-future situations when she is detached about the results, but it takes skill to be consistently accurate.