One of the major reasons folks seek energy healing is fatigue, or feeling energetically drained. Now, of course there are plenty of physical, psychological, and lifestyle reasons for fatigue: illnesses, infections, chemical imbalances in the body, depression, feeling unmotivated, sleep disorders, poor sleeping habits, poor nutrition, nutrition that doesn't match unique needs, too much physical or mental work, being WAY too busy every day, and the list goes on. When none of these are at play and an otherwise healthy person still constantly feels like a deflated balloon, sometimes there's an energetic reason behind that. Let's look at some of the causes of energy drain, some obvious, others surprising.
In the previous posts, we discussed how to buy, cleanse and program a pendulum. Today, we're talking about the fun stuff – how to actually use a pendulum for healing, divination, and other, more unusual purposes.
So, what makes your pendulum move?
I've mentioned that the pendulum doesn't move by itself – it's just a rock on a string after all. So what makes it move then?
When you are holding a pendulum over someone's or your own chakra (energy center), it's the energy pattern of the chakra that makes the pendulum move. The energy flowing into it from your hand also comes into play, but the pattern of movement will be defined by the chakra's state.
When you ask your Spirit Guides questions and use the pendulum to receive answers, I believe it's the Spirit Guides that move the pendulum.
In some psychic methods, we receive information from higher dimensions through our Higher Self, and the Higher Self passes a signal to our unconscious mind (the one that drives your car when you're thinking about something else and then wonder how you got home). The unconscious mind then produces tiny movements in your arm, so tiny that to you it appears that your hand is perfectly still, and those tiny movements create motion in the pendulum.
In the previous post, I covered some basics on how to go about choosing a pendulum to buy. In this post, we'll talk about what to do next once that pretty little rock on a string is finally in your hands.
Cleansing a pendulum
This is not about hygiene! :) This is about energetic hygiene. You don't always know in whose hands your new pendulum has been before it got to you. Crystals and other materials are able to absorb energy, positive and negative, from people and places. They can also be programmed by others in a way that won't work for your purposes. Your pendulum is to be your trusted dowsing tool, so you want to make sure it's clear of any energetic influences before you start working with it.
Here are a few options for cleansing a pendulum of negative energy (these also apply to any crystal).
Lately I get asked pendulum questions a lot! In this series of posts I will be covering some basics on how to choose, cleanse, program and use a pendulum for healing work or divination/dowsing.
Note that this type of information can be found in many other places online, but I wanted to put together a handy summary of what I've learned from different sources, teachers, and my own experience that I hope will help you guys get up and running with your new pendulum without having to do a lot of research on your own.