and evolved over
millions of years, our body is a most sophisticated and sensitive
instrument. It has an innate intelligence that sidesteps the distorted
filters of the rational mind, directly connected to the primitive,
energetic, instinctual, subconscious self. One way to access and
communicate with this innate wisdom is to "Dowse" for it.
is an ancient divination technique (see the history of dowsing). Records going as far back as the
middle ages show dowsers using a "Y" shaped cut stick
called a "witching rod"
(hence the origin
of the term "Witch" = one who uses a witching rod). It is a technique still in use today to find
water, coal, oil and precious metals (among other things). "Dowsers"
have traditionally used the "witching" or "dowsing rods", but there are
other tools and methods that work just as effectively.
first thing one must do to effectively
is to "program" or "command" your body-mind computer to give you a
"yes" and "no" response/signal. There are some parts of your body that
may be more receptive to this programming than others, but you will
have to test this out for yourself. Let me suggest you start by using
your head... you already do this to some extent, but program it in
consciously. Here is what I mean: say to yourself (out loud, with
conviction and intention)...
"I command my body-mind to indicate"
a “Yes” answer is when my head moves up and down...
a “No” answer is when my head moves side to
yourself a question you
clearly know the answer is a "Yes", and respond by moving your head up
down. Given a question where the answer is "No", do this same thing
except move your head from side to side. Do this enough times and the
body-mind computer will get the idea and do it automatically (like
driving a car
or walking). However you do this, be very consistent in how you program
your body-mind computer. Once you program yourself in one way, don't
change it -
if you program in to many conflicting commands you will get conflicting
readings. If you do not feel the signals using your head, try using
your arm, hand or finger. Some
people may even receive the signals better in their solar plexus or
heart, with particular sensations or feelings indicating an
answer (for ex, feelings of relaxation as a yes and tension as a no).
Negative Programing - Habits
you want the ringing of a bell to
mean "time to eat", and you program that in, every time you hear a
bell ring your subconscious is going to tell you
it's "time to eat" (and like "Pavlovs dog", you may find yourself
salivating). And if when you do hear a bell and do start eating,
the more you repeat that behavior, the more that signal is
more and more of your mind power and life energy. This is
how habits are formed (so be very careful what
program in to your body-mind computer).
example of programing in a habit is smoking. Besides being full of addictive drugs,
smoking is an even
more powerful habit due to the added
reinforcements of seeing it linked to so
many sexy, glamorous, powerful and successful people
on the silver screen... and then we see those very same
people use smoking as a coping mechanism
(they really have you poor smokers coming and going - getting you to
smoke when you
are feeling good and smoke when you are feeling bad !). The
subconscious is a
powerful part of us that can
be easily programed in these and so many other ways, not
just by us but also by a
variety of outside influences (can you say "conspiracy"?). Breaking
one has to such counterproductive
self destructive programing is very
difficult, but it can be done.
Any time a behavior does not
come from the
"inner self" but from a programed or conditioned mind, it perpetuates self limiting
habits that keeps
bondage, stuck in a box or rut. Spirits goal is that we live
in and exercise freedom of choice in the eternal spontaneous NOW,
free of any past
mental programing, conditioning or baggage... that we act in the moment
it was the first day, even the very first moment of our lives. In the
context of dowsing, Spirit allows us this tool to access a deeper level
of knowledge so that we may find guidance and direction on our
spiritual path. But if we do not use these tools wisely, or we corrupt
them with our ego-mind, they may become harmful and generate
even more negative programing with each use. If this
happens, Spirit may from time to time shut off your ability to
receive in this way, or give you conflicting answers that just don't
make any sense. Don't worry.... if this happens it's all part of the
higher plan to free you. Such tools are helpful, but if they stand in
the way of us going deeper, they become an impediment or bondage
rather than an aid to our liberation. In this case, I would suggest a
course of healings to help clear and move you beyond this stage.
With all that said, one of the best dowsing tools to
start off with is called
A pendulum can be any small balanced object that can be tied to the end
of a string - preferably about 6 inches long (more or
less). Holding the end of the string with your fingers, proceed to
program in to your body-mind computer...
A "Yes" spins in a clockwise direction (or moves up and down)
A "No" spins in a counter-clockwise (or moves side
It's that simple.
more recently devised technique (used by some Chiropractors and
"kinesiology" or "muscle testing".
While a clients arm is held out,
the practitioner applies a light pressure, and in
case a “strong” resistant unmovable arm indicates
answer, and a “weak” arm indicates a "no”.
don't have someone to do this with you, the following technique can be used on
oneself using the
strength or weakness of your index and thumb
Connect the tips of your index and thumb fingers of both hands so you
get 2 “Okays”. Now interlock these 2
"Okays" together as in a chain link fence. Program into your body-mind
computer that a “Yes” answer is when your fingers stay
strong and hold together when you try to pull the rings apart, and a “No” answer is when
the rings get weak and
one of these techniques does not work for you, don't give up - try
another. Sometimes the inner self will only speak to you through a
certain medium or channel... but you will only find this out if you
experiment. Once you discover which body
part or tool your inner self likes (be it a dowsing rod, pendulum,
testing, or some other technique)
may begin to
make your inquiries. Only ask questions framed so that
“yes” and “no” answers.
Communicating with the
subconscious in this way is a very simple affair (which adds to the
effectiveness and beauty of the thing). The language you are using
here is similar to Morris Code where you only communicate with
dash, or in this case, with a yes or a no.
With this in
mind, start your inquiry with very basic simple questions like: Is __
name? Do I live at __ ? Am I __ years old? and so on.
life, there are
many degrees of truth or "grey areas" that lie between the absolute and
mundane. Don't be
shocked if your
questions turn up some unexpected answers, for there are
many kinds of
answers and/or levels of truth - one truth in the physical universe may
be very different than that found in the mental or spiritual universe. This
complicates things a bit, but then it makes your inquiry all the more interesting and
fun. From your
experiments with Dowsing, you may find that your body-mind does not
always answer questions
in a straight yes or no, right or wrong, black or white way. Many
questions - and their answers - dwell in the "in-between" places. To
account for this, you may
want to couch your questions in terms of percentages, as in
this answer (approximately) 25%, 50% or is it 100% true?”
sort of thing). You
may find that some answers are not the complete truth but a
portion of the truth...
so you could ask “is this answer (approximately) 25%, 50% or 100%
complete?” (or something like that). This may be easier
to do if you draw the
percentages (from 0 to 100%) as a scale on a chart, and then use a pendulum. First communicate to your
subconscious your intention to
use this chart, then dowse.
You may also find that many of your answers depend on the preciseness
of your question - and this too is something to consider.
what you think is good or bad in life, don't judge what
comes through while you are dowsing - simply be open to any
response the universe happens to send you.
In other words, do not be attached to what you think
is right or wrong here - you are simply experimenting with or testing
your subconscious interpretation of reality. And like any scientist, it may be a good idea to write your questions and
answers down in a journal to analyze later.
The symbolism (either in images or words) your
subconscious mind sends in response to any question you
open to broad interpretations, as varied as there are peoples in
the world. This is so because everyone has a slightly different
perspective determined by ones unique subjective
experience and interpretation of life (for a demonstration of
this phenomena, just
your local museum and ask different people what they see in any one
painting and you will get a wide range of differening responses).
You would think that if everyone spoke the
language (like english), everyone would perfectly understand each other
conversation, but this is not entirely so. Because
each person has a unique
history with images and words (having linked or imbued them in their
meanings) this can easily be the source of some terrible
misunderstandings. By analysing ones own unique interpretations of
symbols, this will help you not only better understand yourself, but
also (at the
very least) make you less quick to pre-judge what others say.
questions in the dowsing process, this will challenge
and stretch your logical minds assumptions about the meanings of
things, which will in turn help expand your minds limitations so
you may begin to think (more and more) outside its boxes.
The basic foundation of dowsing
either program in a signal, or be able to read a signal that your
subconscious is already telegraphing out to you... which if you are paying attention you will discover it is
doing most all
the time anyways. When our bodies
are stiff and sore from sitting in front of the computer for too long,
our subconscious is screaming "Get Up - move this body
around!". But do we listen? Sometimes, but we often
ignore. And if something is ignored or supressed long enough, it gets further
suppressed into the subconscious till it gets so full, it starts to
flash through our bodies as a red "Warning Overload" message usually of pain. What started out
as a minor irritation (that we easily and readily discount and ignore)
becomes a serious
illness later on. That
headache, stomach ache, fatigue, irritation, anger, sadness,
depression... these all are signals our inner self is sending to
try and get our attention, to say "something is wrong". In my bio I mentioned that during
my second semester at Chiropractic school I was not feeling excited about getting
out of bed and going to school - this was a message from my
subconscious telling me that there was no energy in doing this thing, and for me this feeling of low energy and
motivation was a "No" response. On the other hand, when we feel happy, energized,
uplifted... these are "Yes" responses from our subconscious as in "you are
doing something good - keep it up". In life, we not only have to be
sensitive to the signals other people are sending, but we
also have to be equally if not more sensitive to the
signals our subconscious is trying to convey... and when you get
follow through on that message - don't ignore.
Automatic writing isn't exactly considered
"Dowsing" but it
is a similarly effective tool.
Before you begin, sit quietly for a moment... perhaps
your eyes... tune in and ask your inner self to work through your hands.
that what messages come through is of "the highest truth"...
you will likely receive "the highest truth" back - at least
highest truth you can currently access (you may
also want to add this qualifier "the highest truth" when you
do other forms of dowsing as
a blank piece of paper and writing
implements (you may even use colors),
place pen to paper and see what happens. Write
anything that comes into your head or to tip of pen, be it
letters, words, sentences, nonsensical doodling, or even images... it's
all messages from the inner self. If there
is no response you may
need to begin by asking a question and then see if something comes
If still no response, you may have to "prime the pump" (so to speak)
and do the "programming" thing: for example, say a "yes" answer
is an upswing mark, and a "no" answer is a downward mark.
any form of self expression (not just writing) can be used as a sort
of Dowsing tool, even such forms of expressions as finger
painting with various colors, dance, music, singing...
they can all convey some inner message from and about your inner
truths, if you can read them that is.
you do not feel that any of these tools work for you, your subconscious
mind may not feel free to express itself, and like an overcautious
child, may need to be given permission and encouragement by the adult
conscious ego mind self to do so.
Speaking of which, these tools
might not work for
you if your adult conscious ego-mind is over-riding or suppressing the subconscious mind. It does this for a number of
reasons, the two biggest is judgement and fear...
especially the fear of losing control. The ego-mind
does not want you to let go of or do anything that may loosen its hold,
control, power or dominance of your life. When you begin to dowse, do
automatic writing or other such things, you are attempting to
another part of your being that doesn't go through the clearing house
the ego-mind. Whenever you do this, the ego-mind will feel threatened
and do whatever it can to sabotage your attempts. In this case, the
best alternative is to seek outside healing help that is powerful
enough to release this death grip your ego-mind has over you.
is a tool also not considered
Dowsing, but can be used as such, as a way for your inner being
(or subconscious) to communicate with
your conscious mind. The Tarot uses archetypal images or
symbols which happen to be the common language our
uses to expresses itself, especially in our dreams. Some books
on the subject say that any one particular card (or symbol) represents
and one thing only, but you can program into your subconscious any meaning for
anything you want - it's really up to you. If
you see an image on a card and you tell yourself "every time that
image comes up its going to be a yes" (for ex), well then your
subconscious - with the assistance of your spirit guides - are actually
to try and manipulate those cards to give you a "yes image" when a
"yes" answer is called for. Of course, there are some universal images
that carry an established meaning to them (a stop sign for example). If
have a meaning for an image (which you probably do for everything by
now) it's best not to program some other image
over it that is contradictory.
Speaking of images and universal
will find that your outer universe - the world outside your door - is
also trying to tell you things. Many years ago while living in Los Angeles, I asked myself if I should move
to Sedona, Arizona. That next day when I was
hiking around in the hills in the middle of nowhere, on a
dirt road I had never been on before... at the end of the trail was a
big brand new sign that said,
in big bold letters "Sedona" (I kid you not). That was too much of coincidence to be
but a sign from the universe answering my question. Needless to say, I
jumped in my car and drove to Sedona the very next
Following the Signs
It is so important to follow up on such messages, even if you, or rather your ego mind - doesn't
particularly like what answers you get (acting contrary to
what your ego-mind thinks or
wants is thee best way
break its stranglehold on you). Many years ago I received some
healing work from a healer in
Portland, Oregon. She was giving me a pretty good deal at the time
charging me $50 per session).
when I was working in Saudi Arabia as an Acupuncturist (being paid
quite well for the very short time I was there), while dowsing I
that I should send this healer $500. That was a lot
of money for me at the time (and still is) but I knew that if I was
serious about being in integrity and following my inner truth, I had to
act on what I was getting and sent her the money. She was
very thankful (and
very surprised) and as it turned out, desperately needed it
rent for that next month (funny how things work out when you do the
right thing). As I looked
upon this and other things I did (contrary to my selfish
wants) I realized that Spirit was trying to teach me how to develop a neutral
mind - a mind that is not attached to outcome. Spirit wanted me to do
things from the inside out, not what the world thinks or judges it
to be. And by doing this over and over again, I came to
strengthen my connection to this inner knowing, and began to weaken my
ego-mind more and more (the ego-mind runs our lives way to
much as it is). When Spirit sees that we are listening and following
the biggest and smallest of messages, Spirit will not need to hit us
over the head to get our attentions anymore.
matter what tool you use to access "Truth"
- be it truths from your Inner Self or the Greater Universe - you will only
receive those answers you have access to. If some doors
are clouded over
or outright closed, you can ask all you want but you are not going to
get a straight or true answer. In other words, the answers you receive
are limited by the degree to which your mental,
emotional, energetic and intuitive abilities are open and clear. As you
receive more healing work, these limitations will be released and you
receive clearer and more direct answers through these methods and in
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