A certain visual scene may cause a feeling, in your stomach and probably other unnoticed subconscious reactions. It may be that similar types of subtle unnoticed subconscious reactions, possibly from water or other sources, may give a subconsciously controlled response by means of the numerous types of dowsing devices. We are sensitive to and respond to much subtle energy. The dowsing device seems to be simply a connection between our sensing system and our conscious mind.
The Dowsing Tools: A dowsing tool appears to be simply a read-out, interface or communication device. It seems to be controlled through or by your subconscious, or something of that nature, although I'm sure there are many other factors involved. These are usually the L Rod, Y Rod, Pendulum and the Bobber.
Time and Place: Find a quiet place where you can be alone and where you feel comfortable; this seems to be very helpful if you are just learning to dowse.
1. Relax, become quiet and drift into a prayerful mood (alpha state).
The Method of Answering by the pendulum or any dowsing systems is:
Swinging to (?) or other agreed on methods or systems, indicates ready
in your favorite spot, you will need to ask some practice questions that
you have no emotional attachment to. An example would be: What is my vitamin
C level? You don't emotionally care if it's a little high or low. It is
not like a question about your lost kitten which you may be very anxious
and upset about.
In The American Society of Dowsers Quarterly there was an example of an experienced dowser/instructor who asked his L Rod to point to north. Instead of pointing north, it pointed to the audience. This was strange because it had always worked before. He tried again with the same results. While he was discussing some possible cause with the audience, a hand went up and a man said, "My name is North". The dowsing was 100% correct to the question asked. I suspect the dowser then changed the question, asking for the rod to point to earth's magnetic north, and then got a correct answer. The Dowsing System seems to take every word in a question by its literal meaning.
the question a definite request for information that exists somewhere.
Normally, don't ask for an opinion. Let me give you an example. I'll ask
you a question: Are you strong? Your answer would be based on what you
think I meant by the word "strong"; strong physically, mentally,
emotionally, perfume, etc.
When sensing for information, do not attach yourself to it. For example, if you are watching a movie, you are free to react to it in many ways. Two examples night be: You could view it from a "feeling" standpoint and tune in with deep, strong emotions and really live the part, or you could see it as a scientist, objectively looking for information and taking notes. Both could get the same basic story. How you approach the seeking of information is your choice. This is especially important when working with unhealthy or noxious energies. The advantage of using a dowsing device is that you do not need to try to physically sense or become part of the energies.
To avoid absorbing undesirable energies, simply program or direct your mind to have a detached sensing attitude. When seeking dowsing information, talk to your pendulum as if it were a person. This will direct the energies to the pendulum and not to you. This keeps your mind on the action of the pendulum and not on the energies.
If we are tuning into the subconscious, then we have access to a lot of information. Never dowse a person without their personal request. Always dowse for the best good of others. Never try to use this gift for evil or selfish gain. Always remember it's a gift to cherish and give. Do not diagnose or give medical advice of any kind! Always keep your mind open to new ideas and look for ways to improve. Be a life-long student.
ROD: Forked Stick, Talking Stick
Wand, Spring Rod, Divining Rod
DOES DOWSING WORK?
Information about our sensory systems is found scattered throughout many scientific and metaphysical books and articles. It has been discovered that we have three sensors that can pick up electromagnetic information; one near or in the pituitary and one on each adrenal gland. Having three points, the subconscious can determine both distance and direction of an electromagnetic source.
Moving water underground seems to cause or to be associated with electric flow. Any time electricity flows in any kind of conductor, it creates an electromagnetic field. This electromagnetic field could then be picked up by our internal sensors. And like the eye that can differentiate between forms, shades and colors, the magnetic sensors, at least according to dowsing, seem to differentiate between patterns of electromagnetic energy fields from different sources. Therefore, the subconscious can easily have information about the location of moving underground water.
The problem is getting this information from the subconscious to the conscious mind. This is where the dowsing devices come in. And here is one way it may work. You may have heard of muscle testing, a procedure in which the subconscious can be programmed to cause the involuntary muscles to be strong for a true statement and weak for a false statement. It is used by many chiropractors, psychologists, complementary medical workers, etc. If you have not had this experience, find someone who knows how to do it and you will be amazed how well it works. You can program the subconscious to respond to any number of requests, including dowsing; Electronic muscle testing instruments attached to dowsers have shown what appear to be subconscious controlled involuntary muscle movements which seem to affect the dowsing instrument.
Excerpt from www.dowsers.org, 2005