As you read Nandia’s Copper you’ll find stories of Nandia and Bearns dowsing.
Dowsing is a skill, which when developed, allows an individual to connect their intellectual consciousness with their intuitive consciousness. It is one way of accessing the inner wisdom that is available within Inner Self – our eternal, energy being that easily has access all information. Nandia and Bearns use pendulum dowsing to discover knowledge that is useful for healing blocks to well-being.
This skill requires that the dowser formulate questions that can be answered in a yes-or-no format. “Is aluminum a toxin that is undermining my memory?” is far more useful than “What is the cause of my memory problems?” The first question can be answered with either a YES or a NO, the second cannot.
Dowsing opens a doorway between the conscious mind, the subconscious and the Inner Self. For this reason, when students are learning dowsing, I direct them to ask questions about their name, which the subconscious and Inner Self readily know. It is an exercise that helps the individual learn their own positive and negative responses. I suggest the student’s first question be, “Is my name “Horatio?” Then I ask the student to peacefully await the pendulum’s either positive or a negative response. All of us not named Horatio should receive a negative response. Then I suggest the second question: “Is my name __(insert own name)__?” and the student’s pendulum should swing in a positive manner.
This is quite a simple way for a student to learn their pendulum’s positive and negative responses. Most dowsers have either a clockwise pendulum swing or a forward-and- back swing to indicate the positive. Likewise, a counter-clockwise or side-to-side swing indicate a negative response. There are other options, for example, a stationary lack of movement may indicate either positive or negative, coupled with a circular motion for the opposite. Our positive and negative responses are quite individual. I like mine, forward-and-back for positive (similar to a nod of the head) and side-to-side for negative (like the shake of a head).
Effective dowsing requires that we be untroubled with our emotional state at the time. It may be necessary to spend some time coming to peace with our emotions before we begin. We must set aside our compunction to be right, to attempt to rescue others from the challenges they’ve created or our own emotional need to prove our worth. Tiredness, dehydration, hunger and blood sugar imbalances can also cause dowsing disruptions. If I have an emotional attachment to the outcome of a question, my conscious mind can influence the result. And, don’t forget disruptions caused by the presence of zinc, which you’ll read about, if you haven’t already, in Nandia’s Copper. When dowsing, it pays to remember the main rule of the universe: We get what we concentrate upon.
As with playing a musical instrument, practice, practice, practice. As Nandia explains in Nandia’s Copper, mastering this art is a wonderful way to meld our two types of consciousness – the intellect with the intuition. Such cooperation between these different ways of perceiving reality will well serve us in every area of our lives.