What is a Pendulum?
When I am with clients and I pull out one of my handcrafted pendulums, I often get asked – What is that and then when I tell them, it’s a pendulum, the next question: what is a pendulum …
After I explain what a pendulum is they normally have more questions like: Can I use a pendulum or How to use a pendulum … Where can I get a pendulum?
By definition from wikipedia, a pendulum is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freely. A pendulum is usually six to eight inches in length, having the weight on one end and a pivot on the other, that allows the item to freely swing.
The specific appearance of pendulums can be anything from a string to an elaborately designed chain with semiprecious gemstones. On the norm, most people are attracted to fancier pendulums. However, just as there is no limitation on what a pendulum can be made of, there is no certain definition of all the different ways one can use a pendulum.
What is a pendulum used for, in terms of spirituality?
It is said that a pendulum is an extension of the person who wears or uses it, and that its movement results from the energy meridians in the body or contact with your Higher Self or your Spirit Guides.
Pendulums can and have been used for a variety of purposes. They can be used for healing, guidance, self-cleansing, determining if a Chakra or energy center is out of balance and some have been used (depending upon the stone the pendulum is made of) for spiritual protection.
Many use pendulums to answer their own personal questions, to determine if something is good for them or not and to get clarification. The belief is that when you ask a pendulum questions (and it moves to denote the answer) you are summoning your subconscious mind or your higher self through your body’s energy. However, the pendulum may be influenced both consciously and subconsciously, possibly making the responses inaccurate.
For instance if you “Ask your question” with a preconceived outcome or wishful thinking, however slight, those “thoughts” from you can be magnified making the use of the pendulum in that instance ineffective or pre-determined by your thoughts. In other words, you will get the answer you WANTED, not the answer that is true. This proves just how powerfull your thoughts are. One must take steps to prevent this by focusing on pure intention and get the preconceived notions out of the way. Insufficient questioning can result in senseless responses.
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