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How To Use a Pendulum

Pendulum Swings Respond to Your Questions

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Pendulums are made from a variety of materials including crystals, wood, glass, and metals. They are often used as tools for spiritual healing and inner growth.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 15 to 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Choose A Pendulum:
    Allow a pendulum to choose you. If you like the way it looks or feels, it is meant for you.
     
  2. Cleanse Your Pendulum:
    You may cleanse it by holding it under running cold tap water, soaking it in sea salt, or setting a mental intention to free it of 'picked up energies.'
     
  3. Understand the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:
    Pendulums swing in vertical straight lines, horizontal straight lines, and in circular movements.
     
  4. Define the Directional Swings of Your Pendulum:
    Assign each directional swing a "response" by first asking the pendulum to show you what certain responses look like. Ask: What does a NO look like? What does a YES look like?... and so on.
    • Pendulum Response Examples:
      • vertical swing signifies NO
      • horizontal swing signifies YES
      • circular movement signifies NEUTRAL
  5. Prepare Your Questions:
    A question should be one that can be answered with a positive, negative or neutral response.
    • Good Example Question:
      Will I be offered the job I interviewed for this morning?

      Poor Example Question:
      Will my pregnant cousin deliver a boy or girl?
  6. Set Your Intention:
    It is imperative that you precede your question session with a prayerful request or statement.
    • Example Intention:
      It is my intention to receive truthful answers which will serve the good of all concerned.
  7. Ask Your Questions:
    Be prepared to ask several questions in order to receive enough information to aid you in your quest for answers.
     
  8. Between Questions:
    Make sure to completely stop any pendulum motion between questions to clear any lingering energies that pertain to the previous question.

Tips:

  1. Accept information only if your instincts assure you it is accurate.
  2. Keep a notebook handy to write down your questions and your pendulum's response.
  3. Each pendulum may have a different response. Likewise, each person must establish their own directional swings before using a pendulum.
  4. Make sure that the pendulums have been cleared of any negative energies before and after each use.

What You Need:

  • Pendulum
  • Intentional Mind Set

Also Check Out:

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  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Holistic Healing
  4. Holistic Approach
  5. Healing Community
  6. Tools of the Trade
  7. Pendulums and Dowsing
  8. How To Use a Pendulum

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