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Map Dowsing

Written by Leroy Bull, Master Dowser

The basis for map dowsing is that everything vibrates to its own frequency, that we live in a primordial soup of frequencies or information, and that these frequencies are detectable. Or put more simply everything is out there in the vibes and is detectable by dowsing.

Since everything has its own special vibration or frequency, it is possible to sense substances from any place on the planet. From Maxwell’s theorem we learn that wave forms are direct, instantaneous, absolute and travel faster than light. Thus we can dowse, sense, pick up, or identify almost anything from anywhere. It behooves us to stay in the present, focus our intentions clearly and practice until we are able to discern these frequencies.

Body Dowsing

By Christine Hagey

Processing is the key and we can use body dowsing to pick up the areas that are in distress, listening with our hands and heart, and by doing this truly helps ourselves move and grow. This usually means less pain, less distress, less anxiety and a new feeling of reconnecting with ourself on levels we may have lost through physcial accidents, surgery or emotional trauma.

Body dowsing is a wonderful format of bodywork that makes the most of our natural kinesthesia, which is our ability to sense position, movement and tension through space. We more commonly refer to this as our tactile sense. Body dowsing deliberately pairs our empathy and intuition with this kinesthetic capability. By listening through touch we can train ourselves to pick up patterns that are out of balance within and around our physical body. We can learn to work in a much more tangible way with challenges that are held at emotional, intellectual and mental levels.

Beyond finding negative patterns, body dowsing can be used as a powerful aid in simply helping us to process in a fun and unique way. It is like moving mediation. We are constantly in motion and in process as we learn and grow. It is amazing to watch our hands glide and move as we follow the flow of our own energy in motion, in process; as we watch both learning and growth take place or reconnections bridge again or grow stronger. This is as wondrous to me as if we were suddenly able to watch ourselves thinking!

Body dowsing allows our subconscious to express and to process in a very fluid, gracious way – often this can ease the inner tension and anxiety levels that may have resisted all our best efforts with other healing formats. Body dowsing can be used hand in hand with any or all other therapeutic modes, even standard medical treatments. It is totally safe, non-invasive and gentle. We could easily call this “hands-off” bodywork since quite often it will involve working well off of the body itself, anywhere from skimming inches above to as much as several feet away from the body.

Getting Started

Getting Started in body dowsing is easy but as with all things, practice over time will give us the best results.

Step 1: Relax expectations: Remind yourself that this is your personal exploration; it’s an activity of self-love and nurturement. As such, the very practice of body dowsing is win-win for you no matter what you experience. We need to turn off our mental mind and logic which will always want to qualify and quantify. Set yourself towards feeling and moving instead of thinking and theorizing. There is no pressure, there is only practice. Typically it will take anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks of body dowsing before you will feel yourself truly relaxing your expectations and picking up the flows with your hands. The more our mental belief codes and mind chatter relax, the more successfully we will be able to tune into what we are feeling.

Step 2: Relax the body as much as possible, with a special focus on shoulders and arms, since that is what we will be using to do our bodywork. Shoulder rolls, neck rolls and grasping our hands behind us to squeeze our shoulder blades will all help to release physical tension. If there is floor space available, you might also want to sit and stretch your spine or if you have favorite yoga moves those can be used.

Step 3: Tune Into Yourself and begin moving your hand above your arm, leg or other area in super slow motion to pick up any locks or cold spots or other such anomalies. There is no rule here…it is all going to be intuitive and fluid. There are endless ways that you may feel yourself moved – and each will be perfect timing in that moment.

In doing body dowsing we allow the flow patterns to present themselves to us. We are listening with our hands. Allow the tension and pain to speak out through movement along the body. In practice this will mean that we might feel a subtle airflow moving our hand along the body, likely above it rather than on it. We will feel these as whispers of some sort that are so very subtle we are not sure what to call them. With our kinesthetic learning style we can feel far more depth at any one moment than we can see or hear! That is why using our kinesthetic sense to body dowse with our hands can be the ultimate key to unlocking issues, pain or patterns that have held us back and for helping them to process and thus heal.

You will want to begin by moving very slowly about 3 inches above your body area of choice until you encounter an area that feels off in some way – this can be either something you physically feel or can simply be a knowing that you have no logical reason for. When you encounter this you would stop and keep your hand there hovering just overhead. As you do this you are focusing on that spot more effectively. Don’t try to put it into logical terms. Think via feelings. Do you feel that your hand is too close to the area, as if there is some invisible force pushing you away – not unlike how two south pole magnet ends repel one another? If so, continue pulling outwards away from the body until you feel you can hover there comfortably.

By allowing this spike of tension you have picked up to push your hand outward away from it, you may find yourself even 2 feet away from your body. That is fine. In fact, that is excellent because you can now *really begin to work on the extent of the pain. It emanates all the way out in the airspace to the boundary line where your hand is now hovering. It is this space between your hand and your body that is alive with charged (aka distressed) energy. If you ignored this area and simply placed your hand on the skin there you would be applying far, far too much force and healing would not take place easily or at all. But by backing off and beginning at the edge of the distress – as far out as you need to go – you will be truly allowing this ultra sensitive, charged area to finally be seen, be validated, be processed and thus, to be released. Don’t be surprised if along with that come sudden memories or smells or colors or emotions. You might even feel the airpace as buzzing or heated or crackling. However, don’t be alarmed if nothing comes with that except a feeling that you are relaxing “something” or that it feels calming.

There are no rules on what you can expect – and it’s all good.

As release happens you will feel your hand slowly begin to naturally move in… like you now have exchanged one of those southpole magnets for a north pole and the two are now drawn together. What you are really doing is kinesthetically feeling the contours of the distressed energy as it releases and becomes less charged. As this dissipates through your steady loving focus, the space between will grow shorter and shorter until finally your hand gently touches your body. The trick to remember is that you are not moving your hand…you are merely following the flow of the energy distress as it grows smaller and smaller, naturally drawing you back to the body. We can and will feel this if we allow ourselves to do so.

Body Dowsing is Moving Meditation. If we were to think about all the minute details we perform during one session of body dowsing, we would think it to be a hopelessly complicated technique to master. However our intuitive is aptly suited for this task! The more we can turn off our logic and allow our intuition and empathy to guide our movements, the more we will find ourselves moving effortlessly from one position to the next. We might work ourselves from head to toes and back again over and over.

There will be areas we “feel” we can touch more deeply, those that want to be lightly touched and areas that will not be able to receive touch yet. Often we will have each hand working as a team. We may be scanning our right arm from about 2 inches above slowly when all of a sudden we feel that we need to go down to our ankles, grab them both gently and just stay there focused on them like this …until we feel it is time to move on again. The timing of how long to stay in any one place is entirely keyed to reading the feelings of our body. This could be 10 seconds or it may be 2 minutes or longer. We may work with ourselves for a total of 30 seconds or we may feel we want to work for 30 minutes.

Not only will our intuition and kinesthetic sense be able to guide us from area to area in quick succession, but this will also tell us exactly how we must place our hands.

For example, perhaps we feel that our knees are wanting to be touched. When we move our hands there and place them on the kneecaps we might right away feel that this is the wrong position. So we listen to our knees through our empathy and feel we could begin by placing only the fingertips of our hands on the very central position of our kneecap. And we hold that there until we feel some tiny invisible click of release. That may be tangible or less tangible. But when we feel it, we will also simultaneously feel the urge to move our hands into another position. This is a key point: When we have succeeded in opening up an area we will naturally feel nudged to move one or both of our hands.

Whether or not we feel any releasing going on, we can rely on our sense of feeling like it’s time to move one or both hands – and when we feel this, that means we have aided our processing. If that processing had been stuck there for days, weeks or decades, it’s now been unstuck and we are allowed to move into new processing territory. For any issue or setback in our life there is an entire process of energy movement towards completion/ resolution – most of it taking place in our subconscious. We can facilitate this processing for ourselves through body dowsing. The best part about body dowsing is that we each come standard with the empathy, intuitive and kinesthetic sense we need to do this for ourselves. We need only practice to flex and build the “muscle” of pairing these together and working with them formally. Body dowsing can be used as a celebration of being alive or can be equally valuable as a powerful healing tool that we can do anywhere, anytime.

Chris Hagey lives in Troy. In addition to facilitating bodywork sessions and giving small group lessons in the SE Michigan area, Chris shares energy flow dynamics through her website www.EarthAlchemy.com.

How I Use Dowsing As A Middle School Teacher

One of the first endeavors I undertook upon arriving at the school in which I was teaching was dowsing the school premises to find channels of beneficial and detrimental energy. It’s important to know where these energy fields are located in any location that is regular host to people, and schools are no exception. One located, I endeavored to move the field lines to areas off school grounds, and if this was not an option, move them to areas with the least amount of regular traffic.

Another major concern in modern school buildings is the intensity level of wireless internet hubs, which are often installed into wings of schools or into individual classrooms. The difficulty in dealing with these and other microwave-type radio frequencies is striking a balance between usability and harm. On the one hand, the functionality of the devices emitting these signals must be preserved as best as possible. On the other hand, the detrimental effects of these microwave-emitting devices must be minimized.

To strike this balance, I communicated with the devices in the schools to ask whether they were able to direct the energy they emitted away from staff and students when the energy was not needed, such as when students’ laptops were not in use. After receiving an affirmative response, I then asked whether the devices were able to minimize the detrimental field effects they emitted when their energy was called upon, while at the same time maintaining an acceptable level of functionality. I again received an affirmative response.

Upon entering the classroom every day, I performed a number of small dowsing exercises to improve upon the learning environment of the classroom for the present day. I requested that the presence of thought forms created during the previous day by anyone in the room which were beneficial to the teaching and learning process be increased in appropriate proportion to the teaching and learning that lay ahead. Likewise, I requested that the presence of thought forms which were detrimental to the teaching and learning process be decreased in appropriate proportion. I found that doing so helped ‘clear the air’ and create a more actively productive learning environment for the day’s work.

Another important use of dowsing in the classroom was deviceless dowsing on the fly to help me decide how to answer questions from my students. I am an honest teacher and do not give my students whitewashed answers to important questions they ask. However, working in a public institution there are limits to the potency of raw information that any teacher can deliver. This makes for a particularly interesting dynamic in middle school when students begin developing complex logical thought patterns and probe deeper into the questions of life.

Rather than getting caught flat-footed when a student asked a tough question, be it about politics, science, sex, or religion, I briefly closed my eyes and pictured a quarter-circle pendulum chart in my eidetic vision. I do this even now in conversation when I am presented with a question which puts me in a similar predicament. It looks much like a traditional fuel gauge in a vehicle. The one side of the chart represents ‘tone your reply down heavily.’ The other side of the chart represents ‘go for it!’ Somewhere on the chart, a line appears running from the vertex to the outside of the chart which indicates the degree to which I must temper my response to achieve the best possible outcome for all people affected or potentially affected with the answer I deliver. (Correctly formulating this question involves a great many variables, as any teacher will tell you!)

I quickly interpret the chart, open my eyes, and let the words flow.

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Dowsing Your Workout Schedule

Here’s what I do: I start at the top of the list, which is Monday. If your workout schedule begins on Sunday or another day then start there. The first thing I check to see is whether or not it’s in my best interests to work out that day. The vast majority of the time, my pendulum does not surprise me here. Every once in a while, though, the pendulum indicates that it is best to skip a day during the week.

The next question I ask is how long I need to spend training for the most efficient use of my time. I start at less than sixty minutes, then less than ninety minutes, then less than one hundred and twenty minutes.

I’m not precise here. When the pendulum changes its indication from one half-hour increment to the next, I call it good. I don’t care to know how long to stay at the gym down to the minute. If the pendulum indicates a no at less then ninety minutes, and yes at less than one hundred twenty minutes, I simply plan to be at the gym for and hour and a half to two hours.

Again, most of the time I’m not surprised here. The pendulum almost always indicates a time somewhere between one and two hours.

The next thing I check is the muscle groups for each day. To make this step go faster, I start by checking the pre-planned muscles. So for Monday, which is back and biceps day on my routine, I ask,

“If over the course of the week I exercise every muscle group listed in my routine once, is there a better day than Monday of this week to work my back and biceps, so that I experience a maximally challenging and beneficial workout?”

If I get a no, I move on. If I get a yes – yes there is a better day to work those muscle groups – I ask which day it is. When I find it, I ask where that day’s muscle groups belong, and continue through the week until I have all of the muscle groups arranged for the most beneficial and challenging workout.

Sometimes every day of the week checks out according to my pre-planned routine. But every other week or so, I find myself switching muscle groups around here and there.

The last thing I check is for the best time to exercise. I either work out in the early morning or the late afternoon, so for this question I use a semicircle chart, one half representing morning, the other half representing afternoon.

As I dowse out the week’s workout schedule, I make sure not to think about anything else that I have on my plate for the week. I am always forced to surrender some of my workout schedule to the practicalities of the daily grind, but I do not let these appointments and deadlines interfere with planning my workout. I get the answers and plan the week’s workouts first, and then I see how diligently I can stick to the plan.

A couple good compliments to dowsing your workout schedule are dowsing your supplements and dowsing your protein intake for maximum muscle gains. Remember that there are infinite ways in which you can use dowsing to help you improve and understand more about your body. So give this a try next time you want to change things up at the gym, especially when you feel yourself getting into a rut, doing the same things that have become easier and easier for you. Let the pendulum give you some suggestions to break the routine and get you back in the zone.

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Dowsing a Labyrinth

Today they are believed to benefit their walkers by relieving stress, expanding one’s aura, balancing right/left brain functions, calming children with ADHD, and aiding in communication with the unseen world. Mostly they are fun and make one feel good.

Having designed more than 150 labyrinths over the past 20 years, I have many insights and stories to share with dowsers. The most important suggestion is; every permanent labyrinth needs to be dowsed in place in order to insure the highest good from its use. Without dowsing labyrinths have been known to cause wells to go dry and basements to flood.
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The entrance to Stargate, a labyrinth I build in NC for an art show in 2009.

By Marty Cain; Artist, Dowser, Geomancer, Writer and Life Member of ASD.

Healing with trees

Trees are our friend in many ways and they are more than willing to help us in this journey.

In order to start this exercise, we must know some dowsing technique in order to get a yes response.

First of all, we inform those that are interested in this journey, to follow our instructions.

What I do is to demonstrate how it is done, seeking a tree, finding the door and then the hearth. I hug the tree and wait a few minutes.

I ask them to repeat the same procedures.

They must choose a tree that is willing to accept them and experiment this technique.

Having done this, we ask for the door of the tree.

By rotating around the tree, we point with our hand or finger where the door is.

Then by putting our hand above our head level, we slowly descend our hand until we get a response from our dowsing tool, we have identified the heart of the tree.

We then put our hearth in the same location; we had found the hearth of the tree.

For some reasons, we cannot reach the hearth of the tree, we simply state that the hearth of the tree will arrange itself to send the vibrations where we can feel it.

Some will choose some awkward tree, many branches or a tall or big tree. Make them feel at ease because there is a reason for this.

They may be 2 or more person on the same tree, this is not a problem.

We hug the tree and we start a simple dialogue with the tree.

We thank him for his acceptance, his cooperation and to help us experience the hearth beat of the tree.

We should get a response within 5 to 10 minutes.

We must ask them to be silent and stay hug to the tree.

Some people will get a quick response while others will take longer.

After 15 minutes or more, we ask the group to regroup and we then ask what they have experienced, how they felt the hearth beat, other dialogue that they had with the tree.

This is the first step in getting people involved with this procedure.

I will write the second phase of this experiment later on, so become a member so you can read it.