Choose Your Pendulum
Choosing a pendulum is a very personal task and I prefer having hands on access.
Allow yourself the chance to be drawn to one. Is there one that catches your eye or calls your attention? Don’t touch at first, just observe. Look at the shapes and colors. Some are made of wood, metal or crystals. I find crystals work best for me, but the choice is solely yours and yours alone. Which one are you drawn to? When you do choose one, hold it to feel its energy. What is the message coming from the pendulum before you do anything at all?
Hold the string between your thumb and forefinger. Extend your arm so the pendulum resides at the level of your heart for this first encounter. When holding the pendulum, ask it if it is willing to assist you. Taking a moment to link psychically with the tool is not only good manners but sets the stage for a productive working relationship. If you feel a lift in your spirit, a clear yes has been given. If you feel any pull or resistance, kindly move along and choose another.
Once you have connected with a pendulum, clear your mind and hold it still at the level of your heart. Ask it to show you your “yes” then wait for it to stop. The ask it to show you your “no”. We always want the pendulum to stop moving on its own for this indicates it has shared all it has to reveal.
When you have found a pendulum that responds, you may also ask if this pendulum is willing to work with you in an ongoing partnership. This would be a final step to honor its wisdom and cultivate respect before your purchase.
Using Your Crystal Pendulum to Answer Questions
Your crystal pendulum can also be used to help you answer questions that come to mind. Remember, you already know the answers intuitively, your pendulum is just giving you a visual to affirm it.
When you first receive your pendulum before you use it, sage your pendulum until it becomes still.
Hold it in your hands and set an intention.
Ask your pendulum to show you what a yes is. Sometimes it will go back and forth, or in a circle. Everyone’s will be different.
Now, ask your pendulum to give you a no. It should be different than your yes.
With the movement for your two answers established, ask your pendulum yes or no question, and see what the answer is.
Always remember that your pendulum is a tool. It’s an extension of what’s going on inside you, but you may not be aware of it. It helps your external get in touch with your internal.
Using Your Crystal Pendulum to Take Inventory of Your Energy
Spending time with your pendulum can act as a quick meditation, helping you to get into alignment and center your energy.
Hold your pendulum in your hands, and take a look how it’s turning. Is it spinning out of control? Is it still? Is it shaking? This is a visual of your energy in this current moment. Now it’s time to shift that.
Take a few minutes to gently center yourself. Gently your eyes. Connect with a higher source. Ground into Mother Earth. Take deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth.
Ask yourself, how can I stop spinning in all these different directions? What can I do to show up differently? Notice how as you begin to calm your mind and find your center, so does your pendulum.
When you feel your pendulum begin to grow still, open your eyes.
How to Use the Pendulum to Balance Chakras
When you are ready to embark on your healing work, pendulums are excellent at balancing the chakras. Start at the root or crown and one by one, make your way through each chakra simply gathering information at first.
1. Place the pendulum over a chakra center.
2. Wait for the pendulum to begin moving on its own to show you the size and direction this wheel of energy is moving.
Ideally you should notice the direction and size of each chakra to be the same. An erratic swing of the pendulum will show you where someone is off balance. If no movement is detected, there is a block in the energy field and it will need to be addressed.
3. Once you’ve checked all the fields, go back and invite each one to come into harmony.
4. When you have addressed all the kinks, go back and ensure the chakras are all moving in the same direction and are about the same size.