Training the Intuitional Level of the Mind (Dowsing)
by Sue Pash
I practice other therapies, but I am also a Radionics Practitioner. Many people have no idea what Radionics is, and explaining it is difficult. Of those who have heard of it, many probably consider it on the fringe of the fringe. Radionics is a healing technique that uses extra sensory perception (ESP) to discover and treat disturbances within a client’s energy field, often at a distance, and often using a Radionic “instrument.” It can be used for people, animals or even plants.
Although the idea may seem challenging, scientific evidence for the phenomenon of ‘action at a distance’ has been accumulating for many years. Quantum physics is now finding common ground with the ancient philosophies that teach that we are all connected on some level.
We often find it difficult to accept concepts that we cannot see, hear, smell, touch or taste. However we have other, subtler senses. These enable us to access, receive and broadcast information to the world around us, often completely subconsciously.
This ability may have evolved as a survival mechanism, perhaps for communicating with others of our species at a distance, or for its warning potential. Alternatively it may have been a way for the developing human consciousness to transcend time and space to make sense of and find meaning in seemingly random distant events. The Radionic Practitioner applies the conscious mind to these subtler perceptions to analyse and then to direct healing patterns to a client’s energy field, usually at a distance. The use of a “witness” such as a hair sample, and any Radionic instruments, are tools that assist mental focus.
For human clients, Radionic Practitioners need an understanding of human subtle anatomy, its relationship with physical human anatomy and physiology and of energy treatment in general. Although a practitioner will take a case history, he or she needs to be able to confidently use the intuitional level of the mind. Dowsing using a pendulum is a necessary skill, particularly early in a practitioner’s career, although many go on to naturally access information and work without the use of a standard dowsing pendulum.
Dowsing however is not limited to Radionics. It can be a very useful tool, whatever our chosen therapy and practice. One of the common misconceptions about dowsing is that the pendulum itself is accessing a hidden source of knowledge. “The pendulum says …….” implies that some outside force is at work over which we have no control. However a simple analogy is that by themselves a knife and a fork just lay there, it is the intent and control by which they are used that makes them useful tools to eat our food. In the same way, it is the mind of the dowser, not the pendulum, that initiates the dowsing work. The pendulum says nothing! Put very simply, the pendulum itself serves as an extension of the dowser’s nervous system.
Learning to Dowse
It is usually easier to teach dowsing to someone who has had no practical experience of dowsing before, as they do not have to retrain their nervous systems from any previous training that does not serve them. One example is “asking” the pendulum which is their “yes” response and their “no” response, which usually involves the pendulum rotating either clockwise or anti-clockwise. This can often cause confusion when the pendulum doesn’t move at all, or swings awkwardly.
A dowser wanting to use the skill professionally would be better served by training (or, as I did, re-training) their nervous systems to instantly move the pendulum in a particular straight line for “yes” and a particular straight line for “no” and yet another for “rephrase the question.” Once so trained, the conscious mind can direct the intuitional level of the mind to access information not normally available, and the nervous system moves the pendulum so that the conscious mind can see the answer clearly. In itself, the pendulum knows nothing, it is simply a tool.
Choosing a pendulum can therefore normally be a matter of preference. A fine pointed pendulum might be necessary for using fan type dowsing charts, for example, but for simple yes, no and rephrase questions, a conker on a piece of string would be sufficient! I have used pendulums made of plastic, crystal, brass (including one which opened up to put in the witness) and a ring on a piece of string.
Even if someone regularly obtains information with accuracy results that far exceed anything that could be gained by chance, it is not enough when using the skill with clients who are trying to improve their health. The information gathered needs to be “grounded” with more conventionally gathered information. On its own it shouldn’t govern what remedy to take, or dosage, or what course of action to follow. Both “right brain insight” (in this case from dowsing) and “left brain logic” should be applied, and reasoned decisions made, using common sense and professional knowledge of the subject.
There are safety issues for both practitioner and client, and anyone who dowses, whether for personal use or professionally, need to be aware of potential blocks to dowsing, and boundary and permission issues. Learning how to phrase the question correctly is also important, and can save a great deal of time. Some things, perhaps different for each of us, should not be dowsed at all. There are times to say no to dowsing!
Dowsing professionally requires that parameters are firmly in place, which eliminates stress, thereby protecting the energy levels and health of the practitioner. This in turn aids focus, improves accuracy, and helps train the intuitive level of the mind. With practice, working intuitively with clients becomes easier, whether you use a pendulum or not. If we use the analogy of the knife and fork, there are occasions when it is more convenient to use our fingers!
For broadcasting healing at a distance, a pendulum is sometimes used as a simple “Radionic” instrument to aid intent. Sometimes people will “send healing” after setting off the pendulum rotating in circles, with the idea that when enough healing has been sent, the pendulum will stop rotating. However without a solid working concept of what energies we are working with, this can be ineffective, and discouraging and draining to the dowser/practitioner.
What is logical to me may not be logical to you, and science is continually making discoveries that makes previous logical assumptions obsolete. Using what we can access with the five senses from the immediate environment, together with logic, knowledge and past experience, can be of huge benefit. However, used alone this misses out on the wealth of information available using other senses and different parts of the therapist’s mind. Such “in-sight” can add ideas, depth, colour and vibrancy to a practice.
By the same token, relying too heavily on intuition or dowsing to make decisions can lead to a very unbalanced view of reality – less politely referred to as being “away with the fairies!” Logic and intuition – each has its merits and its drawbacks, so why not use both? Training the intuitional level of the mind through dowsing and combining that with common sense and logical thought processes can be a very powerful tool to a therapist’s practice.
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