Although L-rods can be used to obtain the traditional responses (yes, no, or maybe) of a pendulum they are used mainly for finding:
- Water, minerals and oil veins
- Geopathic stress lines
- The direction these veins or lines are flowing and/or their thickness
- Lost objects
- The measurement of someone's auric field or their individual chakras
Remember it is your intuition, not the rod doing the finding. They are just the indicators.
Holding and balancing the rods (the READY position)Hold the rods firmly, but not too tightly, with the index finger down an half-inch or so from the top of the handles. If using rods without a sleeve, you need to hold them as loosely as possible while still maintaining the control and balance that will allow them to swing easily. With a rod in each hand, and the arms bent at a 90 degree angle, hold the rods pointing away from your body and parallel to the ground. The position resembles that of a gunslinger! To prevent the rods from swinging wildly hold the tips slightly down, about one-half inch to one inch , towards the ground. At first, you may find the rods easier to stabilize if you bring your arms in close to your body with your elbows tucked against your waist.
Determining your Found PositionFirst you must decide whether you want the rods to cross, i.e., make a X or to open wide, i.e., make a horizontal line, over the found item. Either method works but as I prefer the rods to open wide, (only because I can recognize an horizontal line more easily than I can determine if the cross is a perfect X) we will use that as the found position for the purposes of this article. L-Rod positions
Walking with the L-rodsYou need to tread softly as you walk, otherwise you will jar them out of their balanced position. It might help if you don¹t stare at the rods as you walk. Focus your attention slightly ahead of where you are stepping.
FocusingWhat you are striving for is a relaxed, focused intent on the outcome you are looking for. You must not be strongly attached emotionally to the outcome, or allow personal desires to get in the way. If so, your rational, everyday ego consciousness will likely over-ride your intuition. In the beginning, it helps to speak your intentions out loud to your subconscious mind. Later on, you can say them silently. You must be precise, specific, positive and affirmative.
PracticingVery few people have accurate results in the beginning. It takes practice and more practice before you can rely on the answers you receive. Repeat the following exercise a couple of times a day for seven days. Note your consistency in results. On days when you got a different result, were you tired? Or not in the mood? If so, take a break for a day or two.
- Ask... Intuition, have my rods indicate the direction of North OR Intuition, indicate the direction of North. Don¹t get hung up on the wording just make sure your question is clear. Then check with a compass for accuracy. Note: Both rods or just one rod will move. It doesn¹t matter.
Note: Most experienced dowsers, who are confident of getting correct answers, find they do not get consistently correct answers during exercises. It is almost as if the universe knows you are just playing.
About This Contributor: Diane Marcotte has been a dowser for many years and is currently a board member of the Canadian Society of Dowsers.