Pendulums 1: How to Make, Hold & Use

Pendulums 1: How to Make, Hold & Use

Added on 17 March 2021

The use of pendulums for dowsing goes back to ancient times, usually to find water. In recent times, it has become more popular as a Psychic or subconscious tool, not in the form of a Dowsing Rod, but in the form of a small pendulum for personal use, usually for guidance and healing. Pendulums are also used by some therapists, such as hypnotherapists, due to their connection to the subconscious.

There are 3 Blogs on this Topic

Pendulums 1: How to Make, Hold & Use

Pendulums 2: Personal Questions

Pendulums 3: Healing

First, we will look at how to make a Pendulum

Mine is a solid brass pendulum weight hung on 6 or 7 inches of standard cotton, with a loop at the top to hold it.

Anything that has weight can be used. My Nan used her wedding ring on a piece of cotton, yet you can buy plain or elaborate pendulums online. So, what you use depends on your own taste. But remember, what your pendulum is made from will make no difference to how it works – it can be heavy plastic or solid gold. How it works will be down to your efforts at developing a relationship with it.

How To Hold Your Pendulum

As you can see in this picture, you simply hold it between your thumb and middle finger with the loop over your index finger. This is important as it relates to how a pendulum works.

How a Pendulum Works

Some may disagree, but hey, this is my blog ... A Pendulum, like other tools such as Tarot, is at heart a "subconscious tool". By this, I mean that the replies are passed through the subconscious mind via Spirit or from the subconscious mind itself. This is transferred by minute finger movements – thus moving the string and pendulum.

Building a Relationship with Your Pendulum

As with all tools, to be able to use it effectively, we must build a relationship with it. You will need to understand how it works for YOU. Practice is the best method.

You will also find that pendulums are better attuned to helping the person that owns them, rather than helping others, if the user is working from a pure subconscious perspective, rather than a Psychic one. Practicing with others will help you see more of this topic for yourself. 

To build a relationship with your pendulum, you have to learn its language. The first place to start is with positive and negative or Yes, No & Maybe (which can also be changed to something else if you wish). Whatever three phrases you choose, stick to them until you’re at ease with your pendulum. This means using it for personal questions and testing it.

But, before you get there, ask your pendulum which way it wants to go for No - often this will be clockwise or anti-clockwise - but it can be any type of movement from the centre out, etc. - just see what it gives you. Once done, do the same for Yes, and again for Maybe, Other, etc.

Test your pendulum with questions you know the answers to, such as the colour of your eyes, your dog’s name, etc. Your mind knows the correct reply, and so will, in time, if not straight away, give you an answer.

Be patient, as to learn anything new you’re creating new neural pathways, a new way, in this instance, of connecting to your own mind, so in some instances it can take some time. So always remember to relax, tune into yourself, and be calm regarding your question.

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