It appears there are actually people who call themselves dowsers who don't know what the dowsing state is, and if you talk to them, they don't see a need for it.
Is just asking a question and getting an answer dowsing? If that were the case, all of our 8-yr-old games with ouija boards would have been dowsing, right? Do you remember your childish attempts to use a ouija board? How you asked a question and forced the planchette to spell out the most amusing or expected answer? There was no trust involved, no tapping into your intuition, no letting go of control, no altered state of consciousness. It was lots of fun, but no one took it seriously.
That is true of dowsing these days, and probably for the same reason. The dowsing state is a unique aspect of dowsing technique. It is required, or you are not dowsing. Anyone can swing a pendulum, ask a question and get an answer. But it isn't dowsing if you aren't accessing the answer through the dowsing state.
The dowsing state is an altered state, as studies have shown. It takes time to master it. It's very difficult to describe or teach, and it is the most critical part of good dowsing technique.
I'm not saying a good question and detachment aren't vital. But you aren't even dowsing if you are not in a dowsing state. So if you want to be an accurate dowser, take the time to study and practice the dowsing state. Please comment below about your experiences with learning the dowsing state.
The Basis Of Success
In the many years we've been teaching dowsing and presenting to groups, we have often found that dowsers are not familiar with the dowsing state. This is very disturbing, because you cannot dowse if you are not in a dowsing state.
The dowsing state is a frame of mind that allows you to more easily access answers to the questions you ask. You can swing a pendulum and get a ‘yes' or ‘no' answer, but if you aren't in a dowsing state, the answer is meaningless.
Your intuition has a small voice, and in order to hear it, you need to be focused, while at the same time detached and mentally quite calm and clear. The brain waves of dowsers have been measured while they dowse, and it was found that they are unlike a normal resting state, a sleeping state or a meditative state. The brain waves of a dowser when dowsing are unique.
What is the dowsing state?
The dowsing state is a combination of attention and calm, of focus and detachment. Think of how it feels to meditate. Your mind is calm, clear and empty. You are detached emotionally. You are not affected by what's going on outside of you. Then think about focusing on one thing, a dowsing question, while in that state. Then, imagine opening your mind to the answer, allowing it to come in however it wishes.
We often refer to dowsing as focused intuition. And listening to your heart works best when the mind is still and you release all emotions and judgments. It's very hard to describe a dowsing state in words, but once you have practiced enough, you will know when you are in it.
Start your dowsing in a safe place away from noise and distractions. If you have a place you do healing or meditation, that is good. Once you learn how to get into a dowsing state easily, then you can dowse in public. But take your time. There is a learning curve. Mastering the dowsing state is a big step towards being an accurate dowser.
How would you describe the dowsing state to someone? Let us know how you'd go about it in the comments section below