Posts Tagged ‘energy’

There is no limit to the information the universe can provide to you when you dowse wisely and with respect.  Everything from the inane day-to-day quagmires to the looming questions surrounding the nature of our existence can be answered.  Don’t forget dowsing 101:  ask permission, word your questions carefully, and say thank you after.  Everything below can be dowsed with a pendulum, but L-rods may be easier for locating energy lines or lost objects.


Here are a few suggestions to try for yourself:

  • Locate lost objects, including keys, jewelry, wallets, anything.  Start with general questions (Are my keys currently in my house?) and move to more specific (Are my keys under the living room couch?).  Using an L-rod, you can start with general yes or no questions, and then ask to be guided in the direction of the lost object.  You can have a friend help by hiding specific objects and then going on a treasure hunt!
  • What colors should you paint the walls of your house or office?  Should you do stripes, or texture?  Wallpaper?
  • Supper time: Yum.  At the market, dowse which produce (both the type and the specific piece) is the healthiest and most beneficial for you to buy?  What will go best with it in a meal?  How should you prepare it, and which spices should you use?
  • Buying a car?  Which make and model will serve you for the highest good?  Are there any electrical, mechanical, or aesthetic problems that need to be fixed?  What is a fair price to pay?  (For situations like this, you may want to use a chart, create your own chart, or use a picture to answer more than just yes-or-no questions.)
  • Having trouble sleeping?  Dowse for a vein of water under your bed, or detrimental energy lines that may be affecting you.  If you find some, ask if these energies are willing to become beneficial, so that you, or anyone else who sleeps there, will not suffer from the effects.  Water, energy, and the Earth in general will be very accommodating if only you ask!  (First, ask permission.  Treat nature like a good friend, and ask if the energy is able, as well as willing to change from detrimental to beneficial.  If no, seek help or try again later.  If yes, ask that the line shift its energy from detrimental to beneficial, and that it be done with divine compassion, for the greatest good of the universe, and for the duration of the time people live in the house.  It may take a few moments for this to be accomplished, and you may want to use your pendulum to tell you when the shift is complete.  Dowse again for detrimental energy lines in the same spot to check your work.)  Practice locating other energy lines exist in your home and garden – be sure to specify if you are seeking beneficial, detrimental, or all energy lines.  Map them out and see if a pattern emerges.
  • Dowse the energy from electronic devices: your cell phone, microwave, computer, tv, and more all have electromagnetic fields.  Is the energy beneficial or detrimental?  Can you change the detrimental to beneficial?
  • Plants have many things to discover through dowsing.  Choose a house plant or one in your garden.  Is it for the highest good to be in its current location?  Does it need water?  How big is its auric field?  If you speak kindly to it, does its aura grow or shrink?  What about if you speak harsh words and insults?  Does the same apply if you only think kind or cruel thoughts?  Similar experiments have been conducted on people, plants, and even on water, and it is amazing to see the effects of our intentions.  Try asking similar questions to a friend and observe what happens to their own auric field (they may need watering).
  • Where should you hang a piece of artwork?  Is it in the right room, on the right wall, at the right height for the highest good?  Dowsing the energies inherent in photographs and objects is something that will be covered in greater depth in a later post, but continue to explore the auric field of the work and how energy is moving through it.
  • Similar to plant and art location, dowse the best positions for furniture in your home or office.
  • Dowse the location of the door in a tree.  If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, try it, and see what happens.
  • What color should you wear today?  Which items of clothing specifically – shirt, shoes, handbag, accessories?
  • Which vitamins does your body need today?  What dose will be best for you?  Is there something you should avoid? (Although I fully trust my own dowsing to steer me in the right direction, please check with a medical professional before making any rash decisions about medications.)
  • Is there water on Jupiter?
  • Dowse your spirit guides, power animals, or past lives.  Please be sure to only communicate with beneficial entities, and, for good measure, please invoke sacred space, or a golden ring of protection that extends around you ten miles in every direction before beginning.  This may sound silly, but please take it seriously – especially for beginners – because if there are detrimental entities or separates present, they may attach themselves to you or interfere with your dowsing in some other way.  Consider it a spiritual immune system, and feel free to invoke it any time you are dowsing, or when you are in a situation surrounded by negative people.  Simply ask Archangel Michael, a spirit guide, the Divine, or whoever you feel comfortable with, to surround you with a golden ring of protection that will prevent psychic attacks from harming you, as well as anything negative you may inadvertently send out from affecting others.

The list of possibilities is infinite, so explore and be creative.  Once again, remember to ask permission and say thank you, and if you are told it is not the right time to ask something, heed the answer and move on to another topic.  If you’re having trouble, don’t get frustrated.  Look over a few dowsing tips, and when in doubt, ask!  Am I correct?  Is this for the highest good?  Have I forgotten to ask something?  Do I need to be more specific?  Respect for this gift, trust in yourself, and practice will allow you to develop your dowsing abilities for the highest good in your own life and for the universe.

Good luck, and good dowsing.


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If you’ve tried a few of the dowsing exercises and find your accuracy is off, don’t give up.  A few simple steps may clear the way and also improve other imbalances at the same time.  Try any or all of the following suggestions:


  • Drink a glass of water.  Never underestimate the value of proper hydration.
  • Breathe.  Sometimes we focus so hard, we forget the basics.  Without breath, we cannot access prana or qi, the vital energy that nourishes our cells and sustains life.  This is essential.
  • Try relocating slightly.  The Earth energies, as well as man-made energies, can have a big effect on us.  If you are standing over a detrimental energy, you will be weaker, and this may be affecting your responses.
  • If your polarity is unbalanced, this can impact your dowsing and the overall flow of energy through your body.  During a dowsing workshop, there was a girl who was having trouble – her yes’s were no’s, her no’s were yes’s, and she was unable to locate the same water sources the rest of us were.  Marty identified the problem, and in minutes was able to correct the imbalance, which, in turn, corrected the inaccuracies in her dowsing.  Several things may help, such as forming the Gyan Mudra to help balance the flow of energy and stimulate knowledge and ability.  Simply by connecting your thumb (representing cosmic consciousness, intuition) and index finger (individual consciousness, inspiration) you are completing the circuit and bringing about a change in your body.  Breathe.  Another option is to tap your thymus, which will stimulate the gland and help build immunities, while also energizing the lungs, heart, bronchial tubes, and throat.  Additionally, you can stand with your right hand on your left shoulder, and your left hand on your right shoulder – take three deep breaths, then switch your arms and take three more.  
  • You can ask to be cleared.  It almost sounds too obvious, but the Universe wants to work with us, not against us, and will assist us if we only ask.  This can be done in whatever fashion you feel comfortable with.  You can say, “I invoke that I be in clear and present time”, or ask the pendulum, “Please clear me for dowsing”, or ask the divinity of your choice to clear your chakras and put you in balance.
  • Finally, consider what it is you are trying to dowse:  Did you ask permission?  Is it something frivolous or intrusive that is not for the highest good?  Is your question poorly phrased for a clear answer?

If, after trying these, you still aren’t having much luck, don’t hesitate to contact myself, the American Dowsing Society, or any other dowser for help.  It’s not a secret society, and the more people who empower themselves to reconnect with the world around them, the better off we all are.

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It’s physics.

No, really.  It is.

Everyone think back to the homework you copied off the smart kid in 12th grade physics.  The Law of Vibration & Resonance, very simply put, determines the vibrational intensity a system projects.  If you have two fields resonating at a similar frequency and amplitude, they make a third similar field.  If you have two fields with a dissimilar frequency and amplitude, their vibrations must come into a state of resonance, where the smaller field will shift and come into harmony with the larger one.  

I can hear your brain wondering, “So, what?”

Back to our old friend, Science: Blood is made up of hemoglobin, which is a rhombic, prismatic crystal.  Everytime blood moves through your heart, it becomes programed with the frequency of your heart (which is determined by your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs).   Human beings are giant EMF (electromagnetic frequency) oscillators, and when we are exposed to systems emitting vibrations of a louder amplitude than our natural balance, our resonance shifts.  These overpowering fields can originate from many sources, including having a lot of electronic equipment or unshielded wires in the home, someone near us in a really bad mood, or stones and crystals.  

The body has a natural instinct to move towards balance, and developing your intuition is the first step to reaching that equilibrium.  Have you ever been walking somewhere and spotted a rock that you just had to pick up?  It may have been pretty, or had an odd texture, or fit perfectly in your hand – whatever the reason, chances are, it was resonating at a frequency and amplitude that your body craved.  By bringing it into your electromagnetic field, you allowed the stone to alter the vibrations of atoms in your body with a similar vibratory field, creating a larger resonant field between your energy and that of the stone.  This has a domino effect affecting the other vibrational fields in your body, ultimately causing an energetic shift.

There are two main points I’m trying to illustrate:

1.  Working with crystals and stones is not just for people who drank the kool-aid: it’s based on the unchanging principles that govern our universe and allow it to exist and thrive.  While valuable during healing sessions, incorporating them into our everyday lives is simpler (and subtler) than one might think – wearing an amber necklace to stimulate the throat chakra, placing amethyst by your bed for insomnia, using black tourmaline to block EMFs emitted by your computer, or just carrying a rock you felt drawn to in your pocket.  We can all benefit from the vibratory gifts the Earth has provided for us.

2.  The Law of Resonance applies to more than just stones.  Reiki, Tai Chi, Qigong, and sound therapy are just a few forms of vibrational healing.  Energy medicine is an ancient art that is only now being taken seriously by the Western scientific community, but we often practice it (albeit sometimes poorly) without even realizing.  We’ve all had those moments of getting in an elevator with someone who’s angry or upset and finding our mood becomes sour as well, or a friend who’s laughter is truly contagious.  You don’t have to be an expert to have an impact on those around you, so being aware of the energy you put forth is, if nothing more, a courtesy to your neighbors.  The next time you have a friend having a bad day, see if you can raise their vibrations and elevate their mood with your own energy, instead of vice versa.  

A few resources for those seeking a deeper understanding:

How and Why Stones and Crystals Work by Naisha Ahsian gives a much better description of the particle physics behind everything.  She also co-authored The Book of Stones with Robert Simmons, which I find to be an indispensable guide for identifying and understanding the subtle energies of minerals.  

The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall is a good quick-reference guide with a great index that cross-references stones and attributes.

More common in Europe – especially Poland – Salt Caves are believed to improve many dis-eases of the respiratory, circulatory, and endocrine systems.  After all, what is salt, but crystals!

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Learning to dowse changed my life.

As a favor to my mother, I agreed to accompany her to the American Society of Dowsers Annual Convention.  She had gone the year before with my aunt, and was excited to share this experience with me, as well as to spend a week with family in Vermont.  I had no idea what I was in for when I arrived for the pre-convention dowsing school, but I was ready for anything.  I had recently quit my job after realizing I couldn’t put the “happy face” on every morning and serve people eggs anymore, and was desperately seeking direction.  I knew I was meant to do more with my life than mindlessly bumble through, but the options were overwhelming.  This seemed like a perfect opportunity to escape the city, clear my head, and begin to figure out what I wanted.

The participants at the workshop ran the gamut, from old New Englanders who had been water witching for years, to young children, to people like me, who had an interest, but needed guidance.  A sense of empowerment started to flow through the two-dozen or so of us as we began to locate underground streams, the doors in trees, and each others energy fields.  One of the teachers there was Marty Cain, an amazing woman who told us you can dowse anything: locating your reading glasses, measuring how much to water the plants in your garden, making sure a car you’re about to buy doesn’t have any hidden problems, learning if there is water on the moon – you can do it all, and everyone has the ability.  Whether by a wooden Y-rod, bobber, metal L-rods, pendulum, or your own body; it’s not the tool that dowses, but you.  It’s the ability to tap into your intuition, that little voice we all possess (and sometimes ignore) that knows better, and can connect us to the higher conscious.  Now, before this starts to sound too airy-fairy, let me cover some basics:

Everything is conscious: humans, animals, plants, water, even stones.  We are all beings of energy living in a sea of energy, interconnected and able to change the subtle energies around us with every thought, action, and emotion.  Ever wonder why some people just can’t catch a break, while other seem to have all the luck?  Every negative thought and feeling puts forth detrimental energy into our environment, surrounding and filling us with fear, anger, and resentment, which can hold us back and make us physically sick.  By the same token, positivity promotes beneficial energies that bring us joy, abundance, healing, and success in all we endeavor to accomplish.  The more we understand these energies and their effects, the more we are able to take charge of the process.  Dowsing is a potent tool to explore the subtle energies and our connection to them, allowing us to take more control over our lives.

I received many gifts from this experience, the two most important being intuition and intention.  I learned that we all have the ability to dowse, because we are all part of the energetic web that connects us to everything around us, past, present, and future.  Our intuition is the key that can unlock the secrets of the universe, if only we trust it and learn to develop it.  Once we open the door to the higher conscious, we can stop being passive spectators and victims of circumstance.  By learning to actively engage the world around us, we can empower ourselves to break old patterns that may have hindered us, and shape our fortunes for the higher good of ourselves, our loved ones, and the universe as a whole.

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