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Kyane
16-02-2012, 12:55 AM
Hello all,
I am currently interested in pendulum usage. However, there are a few things that I am concerned about. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me clear up my confusion and answer some questions! My search for solutions on the internet has been quite unsuccessful. In case you are wondering about my experience with pendulums, all I have done thus far is "testing" - basically holding it with my right hand and placing it over my left hand, imagining a vortex of energy being released by my left hand and thus making the pendulum move in circles.
#1. I wish only to use the pendulum as a tool for extending my intuition or reaching out to my Higher Self. I do not wish to contact Spirits, let alone perform divination/open psychic doors! This is my main concern when it comes to pendulum usage - if I am using a pendulum to channel my subconscious, is there a possibility that Spirits will be able to come through/establish (unwanted) contact with me while I am performing the act?
#2. As you can probably tell from the first question, I am quite paranoid. Are there any ways which I can protect myself while using a pendulum?
#3. What should I do once I receive my first 'real' pendulum (I have been using tiger's eye beads strung on a red string for the past few days as practice)? For example, one source I read said that I should keep the pendulum on my body for the first two weeks. Do you have any tips when it comes to "bonding" with a new pendulum?
#4. Is there anything I can do to increase the accuracy of my pendulum (for example, through being unbiased)? If there is, what is it and how should I go about doing it?
#5. I am having trouble thinking of the way questions directed to my pendulum (or more precisely, my subconscious) should be phrased. What should I do and what should I not do?
Thanks alot in advance!
- Kyane

Blooms Bright
16-02-2012, 01:35 AM
Hi Kyane, I can share my experience with you regarding how I use my pendulum. However, I am not sure you will find all of the answers you seek.
I have two pendulums that I use. One I have purchased that consists of polished moonstone and the other I made using an acorn from a tree on our property. Prior to using I did clean them with sage, place them under the full moon, and sleep with it under my pillow. This is what I do with my tarot cards and just feels right, so why not with my pendulums.
Before working with my pendulum I do say a blessing and ask for guidance. Regardless of how trivial the task may be. I ask to be open-minded and ready to receive the information given.
I do use my dominant hand as that is how I am comfortable, but I have heard of others using the opposite. I also think for myself that intent is key. I am an extremely positive person and therefore do not think I am opening the door for any negative energy.
I am a firm believer that when you become intune with yourself , you will awaken your inner abilities and channel your energy. My practices may not be for everyone and that's OK, after all that's what makes us all unique.
I think that your questions are wonderful and I hope that someone is able to help you out. I wish you the best ~ although, I think you are going to do great : )

~as always, Bright Blessings

Kyane
16-02-2012, 02:56 AM
Hi Kyane, I can share my experience with you regarding how I use my pendulum. However, I am not sure you will find all of the answers you seek.
I have two pendulums that I use. One I have purchased that consists of polished moonstone and the other I made using an acorn from a tree on our property. Prior to using I did clean them with sage, place them under the full moon, and sleep with it under my pillow. This is what I do with my tarot cards and just feels right, so why not with my pendulums.
Before working with my pendulum I do say a blessing and ask for guidance. Regardless of how trivial the task may be. I ask to be open-minded and ready to receive the information given.
I do use my dominant hand as that is how I am comfortable, but I have heard of others using the opposite. I also think for myself that intent is key. I am an extremely positive person and therefore do not think I am opening the door for any negative energy.
I am a firm believer that when you become intune with yourself , you will awaken your inner abilities and channel your energy. My practices may not be for everyone and that's OK, after all that's what makes us all unique.
I think that your questions are wonderful and I hope that someone is able to help you out. I wish you the best ~ although, I think you are going to do great : )

~as always, Bright Blessings

Thank you very much, Bright Blessings! I greatly appreciate your sharing of information and the encouragement. :)

- Kyane

astraltravel23
20-02-2012, 02:46 PM
Hi Kyane,
I first found out about using the pendulem from Sonia Chaquette's first book and I started with a washer tied to a string. After awhile i bought a 'real' one and I keep it in an old chinese satin-covered heart box. I just sit at my kitchen table, take a few deep breaths and say:
I clear myself of all
unwanted influences
and I become a clear
channel to my higher self.
I ask only the highest forces
of God, my higher self and
my Guides to work through
this pendulum to offer me
guidance.

It is that simple.
Good luck,
Astraltravel