Dowsing is classically known to access information regarding earth energies, such as underground water veins, ley lines, and geopathic stress which can impact people and plants in negative ways. Dowsing is also a methodology for tapping into our inner knowledge, or as Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist, called it the “collective unconscious” or “super conscious.”
As I’ve mentioned this month with my theme of “Back to School,” there are many tools we can use to gain access to this higher plane of consciousness, and dowsing is one of them. Learning to use dowsing and/or another of these tools is like having a card or a key that allows us access to a library of unlimited knowledge.
There are several different dowsing indicator tools, but I normally use “L” shaped dowsing rods or a pendulum. A pendulum doesn’t need to be expensive, and you can make one out of just about anything....a piece of string or fishing line with something weighted on it ( a button, a paperclip, a Chinese coin, a stone or crystal, etc) is a pendulum. Some metal or crystal objects seem to respond better for some folks, but it’s up to the one doing the dowsing. Some people prefer to use “Y” shaped dowsing rods. It doesn’t matter what type of indicator tool you use; it matters only that you are focused on the question at hand, and comfortable with the indicator tool and how it indicates responses to your questions.
As I mentioned above, I usually use the L-rods in my dowsing practice. Each dowsing session is always started by asking 3 questions: Can I? May I? Shall I? while you hold the rods tightly. The rods will move back and forth to provide the answer to your questions. Once you get approval to move forward, you can ask just about anything you want. Remember to always phrase your questions in a positive way. When you’re focused on a question in your mind and seeking an answer via dowsing, you are entering into a conversation with your higher self and the spirit guides who are there to help you.
In my Feng Shui practice, I look to dowsing when something is puzzling me. For instance, when doing a consultation for a couple whose sleep was being disrupted even though their bedroom was arranged for the enhanced flow of chi, I decided to go to my dowsing rods to find out what was creating the sleep disturbance. My dowsing session showed me underground water veins that were negatively impacting their sleep. Simply moving their bed to another location provided relief. I’ve also used dowsing to stop ants from entering a building. When we dowse to identify ‘stuck’ energy, and are then able to clear that energy, that clearing opens the portals for us to access our inner wisdom more easily in our own surroundings. Robert and Charmion McKusick, long-time dowsers that I met at my first dowsing training, have built some very interesting products to help clear negative earth energies identified by dowsing. I frequently use their products (as I did when I diverted the ants with success) and often recommend their products to others. Their products are available at this website http://emfblues.com/biomagnetic-research-inc/ .
Dowsing is also great for finding things. One day I took an assistant along to a Feng Shui consultation in the Pocono Mountain area. We’d brought lunch and planned to stop at a park and find a picnic bench where we could eat. On the way back to the office, we weren’t finding any picnic tables, so, as my assistant drove, I dowsed to find a picnic table location. We came to a street and the rods indicated we should turn right on to a street with houses along it. I asked if the picnic table would be on the right side, then asked if it would be on the left side. As the rods were saying “YES” to the left, we looked and there was a little grove with a pavilion and picnic tables!
I learned to dowse years ago at the annual summer conference of the American Society of Dowsers. The conferences and workshops they offer are incredible. Please check out all they have to offer at their website at http://www.dowsers.org/ . I think once you investigate dowsing, you’ll see that it’s an amazing tool that offers access to the divine wisdom within.
Who knows, I may teach a class and show you how!