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Once you start using a pendulum, you might like to buy yourself a proper pendulum.
They come in a variety of stone types, and while you will see a number of different kinds illustrated here there are many sorts to choose between.
A pendulum basically is made up of a reasonably long chain, around 6-8 inches, with a weight on the end.
Those shown here are all pendulum's that I have purchased as they appealed to me, including the lovely purple and white Chevron Amethyst Pendulum in the image on the right.
Its up to you whether you buy one straight away, or wait until you have become proficient at using it. Although I have a few pendulums that I have bought and that I use regularly, it is quite easy to make a simple pendulum to get you started.
It is a very useful tool to have in your collection, and using a pendulum is very helpful to get accurate answers, so it is good to learn to use it. Although I personally prefer using a pendulum made from crystal, any sort of weight on the end of a string will work.
If you have been developing any gifts, including any type of psychic gifts, such as clairvoyance, use a pendulum in combination with your other gifts. This may help you to get additional answers and guidance from spirit. I also use mine regularly when shopping for my crystals, to aid me to decide which piece is right for me.
Pendulums are easy to buy, and it is possible to purchase a range of pendulums, similar to the ones shown on this page. You will find that as they are completely symmetrical you can be totally sure that your answers will be correct.
I like this Rose Quartz pendulum, as it seems to communicate more easily than the others, perhaps because my guide likes its loving, heart based energy.
Once you have your pendulum you will want to work out its program. Before using a pendulum you need to know its way of communicating its answers to you.
It is important to choose a time to work with your pendulum when you will be undisturbed, and when you have the time to do the process properly.
Approach using a pendulum in a respectful way, and do not do it if you are unwell or over-tired.
The reason for this is at these times you may not correctly interpret the answers.
Now you have your pendulum you will want to work with it, to decide its directions.
You are using the pendulum to communicate with spirit, so you may wish to approach this in a reverent way.
Your spirit guide is working through your pendulum, and if you have not previously worked with your spirit guide, this may be your way of contacting your spirit guide for the first time.
You will first need to find out how it wants to communicate its answers to you. You will need a "yes", a "no", and a "maybe" answer, and if you want, "I don't want to answer that".
In order to be sure that your answers are accurate, sit down at a desk or table, so there is support under your elbow.
To begin using a pendulum, hold it in your dominant hand. I like to loop my chain over my index finger with the end of the chain between my thumb and index finger, and the pendulum swinging freely.
Hold it in your hand and quietly ask the question. You want the pendulum to tell you how it shows: yes, no, maybe and I don't want to answer. If you do not get an answer, perhaps it is not the right time to be working with your pendulum.
I start by saying aloud, "Connect to my higher self." I feel that by speaking these words, this gives notice to my guides that we are beginning, and lets me know that I have connected.
First you would ask "Please show me yes," and wait for its response. If the pendulum does not move, it means that you have got no response. In that case simply continue on. Next you ask, "Show me no."
Some pendulums like to answer that one first. Usually the pendulum will move a certain way. If you get no response to either question you could make a decision and speak it aloud, for example "Yes is ..."
If you are extremely skeptical, you may hold it back from answering. Just relax your mind and tell yourself to allow the process to happen. Then do it again. Most people find they get the answer straight away.
If you are not sure about using a pendulum with this simple yes/no system, use a chart.
Some people like to make a chart, to aid them in ensuring that their answers are accurate. This is a tried and true method to add to the above, to give you total surety.
Draw a circle and dissect it, showing eight different points on the circle, eight different directions.
Put "Yes" on the top and bottom, "No" to the left and right, "Maybe" on the diagonal one way, and "I don't want to answer" on the diagonal the other way.
Then instruct the pendulum to show you the answers via the chart. It will work perfectly once you have given the pendulum, which is connecting to your higher self, the instructions.
If you are wondering what type of healing you should have for a health problem, you can utilize your pendulum to get the answer easily and quickly. They can be used to help you to find lost objects too, as long as you ask the right question.
This sounds simple, but if you aren't getting an answer, refine the question, make it more targeted. Or if the question is too specific, make it less so, and remember it also depends on how you are thinking, so only do this when you are feeling positive.
Using a crystal pendulum is easy, and is just is a matter of making the time to become competent. There are many ways of utilizing your pendulum and what I have outlined are the simple basics.
Once you start to use it you will become adept at getting answers and it will help you to plan your life. If you are a healer and are not sure at any time about what your client needs, by using a pendulum, you may find it easier to make decisions about their treatment.