By Margaret VanLaanMartin
Editor's Note: This article was originally published on the Lotus Guide Directory for Healthy Living.
Dowsing is simply the ability to connect to a higher state of guidance—to ask questions and get answers. From a simplistic scientific perspective it is the ability to access information available through the right side of our brains. (In our Western culture most individuals operate almost exclusively through the left side of their brains). Dowsing is a tool that can aid us in expanding our abilities to use a greater proportion of our brains during which whole new possibilities become available to us. By using dowsing as a tool you can access your higher self, your inner knowing. It is a technique that can be learned to connect to your subconscious.
My favorite use for dowsing is for bad-habit removal, especially serious habits and addictions. I was first introduced to dowsing for habit removal during a Gold Country Dowsers* meeting, where I witnessed a bad habit physically leave a volunteer who wanted her bad habit removed. It was then that I knew dowsing was something I wanted to learn and teach.
When I tried dowsing for bad-habit removal on myself the first time, I removed caffeine, procrastination, and being late to meetings and appointments. The outcome is—I am never late. The stress and anxiety caused by procrastination have changed to ease and flow. I easily make time in each day to work on projects before deadlines. I stopped caffeine completely and in a later session I successfully removed french fries, ice cream, and doughnuts from my desires and menus.
I have found dowsing to be an extremely successful process for my clients and myself because it removes the habit energetically from the body. Once the habit is gone we can then fill that space with something desirable. As a healer and teacher I delight in hearing the happy outcomes from clients who once had various obsessions, cravings, and addictions. To mention a few: nail biting, alcohol, specific negative foods, caffeine, procrastination, and smoking.
You must be clear about the specific bad habit you want to quit for dowsing to be the most effective. Be precise about how it has affected you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Be clear about why you want to stop your bad habit, followed by what energy you intend to put in its place.
As an example, you would not say, “I want to remove sugar from my life.” It is better to say, “I want to remove ice cream from my life” (and only if you really do want to remove ice cream from your life). Being specific is important.
There will be a space left in your body that used to want ice cream—you will want to choose something that you really enjoy to replace it with. Unless you are a fiend for broccoli, even with dowsing you won’t get as good a result unless you choose a replacement you are crazy about. So choose something you like that is realistic, perhaps fat-free flavored yogurt or something you can envision yourself easily enjoying.
When you were young you assimilated the life around you; the behavior patterns you observed helped you to fit into your family and society. But the family may not have had the best tools. Society has changed. Negative situations occur in life that you may think you have overcome and forgiven, but perhaps have not. When a similar situation comes up, your anger will reappear suddenly, and you don’t know why.
We also hang onto behaviors we were taught as children. Perhaps your mother gave you a treat when she wanted you to do something for her that you didn't like to do. Or she gave you candy to be quiet around the house, or to calm you down when you were hurt or upset. When you are older, you will give yourself treats for the same reason. Because you handle the money and the goodies, you may overdo the treats and become very overweight. You won't realize that it was your childhood that trained you to do these things. These issues are easily addressed by dowsing because of the way dowsing interacts with your subconscious.
For instance, any time you call upon willpower to make some sort of change, you are using your logical, rational, conscious mind to set it in motion. You spend a lot of time thinking about your goal, perhaps drawing up a detailed plan that you can put into action. You tell yourself, “I can do this. I will put these steps into action and I will succeed.” But many times that’s not enough. It is not lack of willpower—it is a tug of war between the conscious and subconscious mind!
If you call on willpower to make life changes—lose 20 pounds, quit smoking, or tackle a big project—you can check to make sure your subconscious is in agreement by dowsing. If your subconscious doesn’t want the change to happen, most likely it won’t. That is worth repeating: You will not be successful in reaching your goals unless your subconscious is open to the idea.
To understand what is going on inside the subconscious mind is a good place to start dowsing. The dowsing process helps to remove obstacles—both to the goals we want achieve and to the intuition we want flowing in our lives. The clearer we are, the more accurate our dowsing will be.
*Gold Country Dowsers (Oroville), Sharron Hope—530-534-3516, email@example.com.
By Bruce Irwin
All of your future dowsing experiences will involve Trust...and that's with a "capital T." As with your first 'signal' over a water vein from your dowsing tool, you are making a commitment to accept a higher power into your experiences, and yet it's without any physical confirmation other than your 'sixth sense,' returning through this tool!
We know that we all have the capacity to heal ourselves, but sometimes we need the help from other facilitators. We can use dowsing to help us find the right facilitators. We often aren’t sure what supplements we should be taking.
We see articles in health magazines and try this or that without results. Through dowsing we can tell exactly what our bodies need. Many times we feel that certain foods are bothering us or that we have an allergy to certain foods. We can clear this up through dowsing. Just finding out what all our allergies are through dowsing would save hundreds of dollars and needless suffering.
What about medications? Many times there are many different medications for a certain ailment and your doctor may try one at a time trying to find the right one for you. Why not dowse it to be certain? I did and found the right eye drops for glaucoma. I had tried 3 different ones, all of which bothered me until I asked my doctor if I could dowse to find the right one, and she agreed. It’s been 4 years now and I have had no trouble with burning eyes or the feeling like I had something in my eyes all the time.
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Carol Gader teaches many forms of dowsing around the country and at the ASD National Convention. She resides in Keene, NH. 603 357-4699, and in the Winter months at Palmetto FL. 941 981-9478. She also dowses for water sites, lost items, health and well-being, removing of entities, and house and land clearing.
By Kathryn Lustig Mongillo
Aromatherapy is a valuable healing modality on its own, yet combined with dowsing one can create even more effective and safe custom therapeutic blends that are in complete vibrational harmony with the person for whom they are intended.
By Leroy Bull
Map Dowsing is using dowsing skills to take a map of anywhere, or anything, and retrieve information from it. Map dowsing is one of the three basic types of dowsing and is for intermediate to advanced dowsers.
By Christine Hagey
As dowsers we each may have our favorite tools of the trade, whether that is a pendulum, L rods or maybe a Y rod. When it comes to dowsing for personal reconnection to heal old traumas or injuries, however, I personally like to leave all of these dowsing tools on the table. I have found that we can rely entirely on our hands, our human sense of kinesthesia and our inner wisdom to not only pick up areas that are in stress but to gently work with those areas and help ourselves process.
By Nathan Platt
In my time as a public school teacher, I have found many ways to bring dowsing into my practice for the benefit of my students, fellow staff, and myself. Dowsing has helped me create a more positive learning environment, answer students’ questions, and grow as an educator.
By Nathan Platt
Every Sunday I like to plan my workout schedule for the coming week. I have a regular routine that I follow, but as you probably know it’s good to switch up your routine here and there so your body doesn’t get used to a pattern that becomes less and less challenging. So every Sunday I use my pendulum to check over my workout schedule and plan my week’s activities at the gym.
By Marty Cain
Labyrinths are spiritual paths whose origins are lost in pre-history. They have been found around the world and span eons of time. How the ancients used them is only speculation but it is thought they gave fishermen in Scandinavia the promise of a good catch and Monks in Europe aid in contacting the angelic realm.
By Richard Roy
Healing with trees has been a long tradition with nature lovers.
Usually, we lean against a tree with our back to the tree to get some energy.
This time we want them to face the tree and not turn there back to it.
We can access informations and seek some answers to our questions.