Using A Pendulum...

To Communicate With Spirit and Your Higher Self

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Using a pendulum is a simple way to access Divine guidance, and they are very accurate, if used correctly.

The pendulum is a tool that is used to communicate with spirit via your higher self or your guides, and this tool can be used to aid you to make decisions about healing.

It is a fast and easy way to get answers to problems, and one way that you can confidently make decisions based on a precise method.

An interesting use of your pendulum is to find lost objects, and it can also be used to help you decide if a crystal is the right one for you to use.

If you are a person who has been working on your spiritual growth or psychic gifts, this will be an aid to you. The use of a pendulum is easy, and is just is a matter of making the time to become competent. There are quite a few different types available, if you want to buy one.

Pendulum Use ... A Simple Pendulum

So why would you want to use a pendulum?

A simple pendulum is a very ordinary little device. What you are doing is communicating with your higher self, and accessing Divine Guidance when you do it. You do not need to have any sort of spiritual experience to do this, as it will work for you regardless.

One of the reasons that you might choose to regularly use a pendulum, is that every time you develop another gift that you can use to communicate with spirit, your overall vibration gets higher.

As this happens, the overall level of gifts that you have become higher and therefore they are easier to use. This is also a tool that you can utilize to aid you in making decisions about healing.

You will see that they are available to buy in a choice of beautiful natural crystals, and different styles that are lovely to use.

You will see lots of examples of different stones used to make them, so there are lots of types to choose from. Use your intuition to help you to decide what is right for you.

Gem Stone Pendulum

Natural Citrine Pendulums, like the one on the right, and other gem stone pendulums similar to this, are very easy to buy.

They come in a range of shapes and sizes, and the specific shape is not very important, as most pendulums work regardless of whether they are smooth or have a number of sides.

You can get them in a variety of different stones, and I have successfully used ones made from an assortment of stone types.

Those that have a ring on the chain, or a ball on the end of the chain, are perfect, as it is beneficial to have something to hold onto. Alternatively just wrap the chain around your finger.

The reason that I suggest that you use one made from quartz crystal, is that using a pendulum made from quartz, is good for picking up the messages coming through, as quartz crystal is a strong amplifier of energy.

When using a pendulum to dowse for solutions to some health issues, and if you are using one to dowse for a specific remedy to take, such as any type of bushflower essence, a wooden pendulum may be more appropriate.

Pendulums are quite easy to make yourself, so I suggest you may want to make a simple pendulum first. As they can be made quite easily, this way you can start work immediately, and begin using a pendulum.

My favorite type of pendulum is made of crystal, and in particular made from quartz crystal, and these are available at most crystal shops. Any stone that is a shape that is equal on all sides will work.

The main thing is to be able to attach it easily, to either a piece of chain or a length of light cord. If you already have a crystal necklace or pendant, and especially one made from quartz crystal, that would be a good choice.

They are that simple to make. If your pendulum is made from any type of crystal, please remember that it is important to cleanse your crystals regularly.

Receive Guidance and Answers From Spirit

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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.

Pendulum Divination... A Pendulum Is A Useful Tool

One of the first things to do is to discover how you, and your higher self like to communicate with your pendulum.

Once you get the answer to how you receive yes and no, the process of using a pendulum can begin.

The first thing you do, to reassure yourself how it works, ask it some easy questions that you already know the answers to.

Then work up to using it to divine the answers to things you do not know. Over time you will see how accurate the answers are.

You can use your pendulum to aid you in working out answers to all sorts of things. Using a pendulum is really quite simple. One of the things I use a pendulum for is to choose crystals.

An example of this may be when you are looking at stones that are similar, like Prehnite and Light Green Aventurine.

You can use your pendulum to help you find out if they are really what they are labeled. If you don't have yours with you, you can always borrow one of the shops pendulums, take it to a quiet corner of the shop, then ask the question.

Although using a pendulum made from crystal may be your preference, any sort of weight on the end of a string will work for this purpose.

But be aware that you may end up buying it, as that is how I ended up owning the lovely Amethyst one at the top of the page. I made an instant connection with it, and just had to take it home, and it works beautifully, because of course it is made from quartz.

If your intuition prompts you that the stone in front of you may not be what it is labeled. Use your pendulum to get the answer.  If there are a few stones to choose between, you can use the pendulum to help you to decide the one that will work best, for your highest good. Have fun learning how to use it!

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. 

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. 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.

First Find Out How It Wants To Communicate

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.

Getting started:

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 ..."

In my case the pendulum showed me:

  •     No as.... moving in a big circle.
  •     Yes as.... moving backwards and forwards.
  •     Maybe as.... moving in a tiny circle, similar to yes but barely moving.
  •     I don't want to answer... this varies. Sometimes it will move all over the place... or stay perfectly still... not moving at all.

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.

Working With Pendulums

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.

Using A Pendulum... Make A Pendulum Chart

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.

"We have all a better guide in ourselves if we would attend to it, than any other person can be." from Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.

It May Take Time To Become Competent

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. 

Gorgeous Chevron Amethyst Pendulum...

Chevron Amethyst Pendulum

More pictures of pendulums...

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When you buy a new stone or crystal, it is advantageous to use it on its own first. Once you are fully aware of its energy, you may choose to combine it with other stones.

Combine stones for short periods to begin with, as individuals may react differently. Knowing how you can combine various stones may be helpful, as this allows you to get the most from your crystals, and may help you to solve specific problems in your life.

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