Pendulum dowsing, also called “divining” is the ability to provide information and predict the future. The term is often used to refer to the search for specific targets, while the term “pendulum divining” is most often used in reference to seeking precise information. To explain it better, just as radios pick up information from unseen radio waves, the pendulum is likened to a powerful antenna that receives information from the vibrations and energy waves emitted by people, places, thoughts and things. Albert Einstein, a noted physicist, was known to perform impressive feats with such dowsing tools.
A pendulum can be made from metal, wood, or crystal stones, will each have different properties. You will choose a dowsing pendulum that is right for you by finding one that appeals to your sense of color, size, and shape.
Your selection of a pendulum can also be based on balance, form, color, or the properties of the stone if you are looking at crystals. If you choose a crystal pendulum, each stone has different properties and you can choose based on what each stone offers. A wood pendulum has a smooth, solid, earthy feel to it. A metal pendulum also has a smooth feel, but is heavier in weight and gives a sense of balance.
You first either need to purchase a pendulum or make your own. It is recommend for a beginner to purchase a pendulum instead of making one. Each pendulum has a chain about ten inches long attached to it and has a small counter weight or crystal at the other end. There are many places online that you can buy a dowsing pendulum, or if you have a local metaphysical bookstore, you can buy one there as well.
There is no specific type of pendulum that necessarily works better than another. It would all come down to personal taste and finding one that resonates with you. For a beginner, try to find one that seems more responsive to your energies. You can either purchase one based strictly on its vibration and how you feel when looking at it, or you can test out a variety and see which one feels better in your hand and is the most responsive to a few basic yes/no question.
Most dowsing pendulums range from about $15.00 to $50.00, with most of them being around $20.00 to $30.00. For a fairly low investment and perhaps a book on dowsing, you can start connecting to your higher self.
Care for your dowsing pendulum is no light matter. This is an item that gets attuned to your specific energy, so please don’t share your pendulum with a friend or family member. If they are also interested in learning how to dowse, it would make a wonderful gift idea, but do not share yours.
Find a spot to store your pendulum. A lot of those sold from shops and online stores come with a storage pouch, however it would also be a good idea to find a special sturdy box to put it in when not in use. Keep it in a safe place. One that is out of the way where others won’t accidentally come upon it and touch it, as others can transfer their energy to the pendulum, thus muddying your answers and not giving you accurate information. Your pendulum gets attuned to you and you to it, that is very private and your pendulum should be treated as such.