A pendulum is a wonderful tool that my Spirit guides taught me to use when I was a child. Using a pendulum is an easy way to interact with your subconscious mind. Your conscious mind holds all the easily accessed information that you need on a moment's notice, such as a phone number or the name of your boss' wife.

Your subconscious mind is much deeper, and holds the memory of every experience that you have ever had, whether you recall that experience consciously or not. This is why hypnosis works so beautifully in helping people to recall past events. It is a way for them to access the deep subconscious mind. A pendulum works in the same way.

A pendulum is one of the most useful tools that you can learn to master. Your deep subconscious mind can tell you many things about yourself that you may not consciously know. Some examples are:

Is this vitamin a good supplement for me?
Am I allergic to peanuts?
Did I lose my glasses inside the house?
Is my purse upstairs?
Is it the highest and best thing for me to take this new position?
Will I be happy in real estate school?

Remember that the pendulum is merely a way to interact with your own subconscious mind, and cannot tell you how someone else feels. A question such as "Does Johnny love me enough to marry me?" is tricky. Your subconscious mind doesn't KNOW the answer to this question. It can only tell you what you yourself BELIEVE the answer to be. There is often a great difference between knowing and believing something to be true. Stick to questions that you personally can answer with a 'yes' or 'no.'

You do not need to buy a pendulum in order to use one successfully. It is easy to make one by using a ring suspended on a string or a thread. A heavier ring that has some weight to it works best, and it should be able to swing freely.

Your first step is to hold your hand like a gun, thumb upright, pointer finger fully extended, the remaining three fingers tucked into your palm. Hold the end of the thread in your 3 fingers, loop the ring over your pointer finger, and let it hang in front of your hand. The ring, suspended upside down on the thread, should be able to swing freely, without hitting your hand or knuckles.

Hold your other hand, palm up, about an inch below the ring. You should be able to swing the ring easily back and forth without touching your palm. Still the ring, so that it lies suspended motionless over your palm. Now ask aloud, "What direction represents Yes?" In a moment or two the ring will begin to swing, usually either side to side or front to back. This motion will determine the direction that the pendulum will swing in when it is indicating that the answer to your question is 'Yes.'

Still your pendulum again before asking, "Show me the direction for No." The pendulum should begin to swing in the opposite direction. For instance, if the direction for 'yes' was left to right, then the direction for 'no' will be front to back. (Very rarely you may see a diagonal or circular motion, indicating a response of "I don't know.")

Once you have ascertained which direction indicates an affirmative response, ask a test question that has only one possible reply, such as, "Am I a woman?" Check that your pendulum is indicating the appropriate reply for the question. If it does not, start again and be sure that you understand the different directions as indicated by your pendulum.

Now you are ready to use your pendulum to ask any sort of yes/no question you can think of. Remember that the pendulum is your way to interact with your own subconscious mind, and cannot reveal how someone else feels.

It may be helpful to narrow the scope of questions when searching for a lost item. In that way you can eliminate going through each area room by room. Let's say you have lost your glasses. Your sequence of questions and possible answers might be:

Have I lost my glasses? (Yes)
Are they in the yard? (No)
Are they in the house? (Yes)
Are they on the first floor? (No)
Are they on the second floor? (Yes)
Are they in the front of the house? (Yes)
Are they in a bedroom? (No)
Are they in the bathroom? (Yes)
Are they in plain sight? (No)
Are they under something? (Yes)
Are they kicked under the sink? Yes!
Success at last!

If you are interested in purchasing your own pendulum, I would recommend buying one with a point on the end. These are much more useful when working with some of the many pendulum charts on the market, which have preprinted replies. Also, a pendulum with some weight works better than a lighter one, for it will hang with a more defined center of gravity.

I would like to make a final point that there is nothing mystical or magical about using a pendulum... they are merely useful tools for accessing the subconscious mind, and are not paranormal in any form.

Walk in Love!
Rev Peggy Ray

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Rev Peggy Ray opens healing pathways for mind, body & spirit through spiritual healing & counseling, animal communication, distance healing, psychic readings, teleconferencing classes, transformational hypnosis, help with hauntings, and Bach Flower Essences. Visit Peggy at her blog or at Facebook