Definition: “a body suspended from a fixed point so as to swing freely to and fro under the action of gravity and commonly used to regulate movements (as of clockwork)” – Merriam-Webster Dictionary
When you think of a pendulum, do you picture a grandfather clock? Pendulums have been used in timepieces since the mid 1600s. However, this is not their only purpose. Pendulums are also used to measure earth tremors, to create a child’s swing, to level items, to provide entertainment as a toy and to help with divination.
How the Pendulum Works
When you ask a pendulum a question, it may be your higher self (subconscious) or the pendulum itself that answers it through its physical movement. Your subconscious signals the muscles causing them to twitch, which results in the pendulum’s movement. Due to the limited number of movements a pendulum can make, it answers questions phrased for a yes or no response. Pendulums receive their answers from you so getting accurate information about or for someone else is unlikely.
This means that a pendulum may be anywhere from accurate to inaccurate. The challenge is clearing your mind of thoughts, both conscious and unconscious, so your emotional attachment to the question doesn’t cause the pendulum to swing in the direction that you want it to move. This is, of course, almost impossible. So what is the best use for a pendulum?
Uses for Pendulums
- Making Choices: By asking the pendulum questions that result in a yes or no response, you can ask if a decision is the correct choice or not. Example, “Should I go to Hawaii for vacation”, “should I accept this job offer”, “is this financial investment going to result in an increase in money”, etc.
- Finding Something: You can ask yes and no questions to help you find an object, pet or people. However, you can also hold the pendulum above a small area on a map (city, house, room, etc.) and ask if the item you are looking for is there. I.e., holding the pendulum above a drawing of your kitchen and asking, “Are my keys here?” and then moving to a different room on the drawing.
- Testing Food, Drink, Vitamins, etc.: Hold the pendulum above a food and ask a yes or no question like “Is my body allergic to this”, “Is this toxic to my body” or “Is this good for me to eat”.
- Emotional Questions: By asking questions about your emotions, you can become more aware of what you need to resolve emotionally. For instance, you can ask, “Have I resolved my issues with __”, “Do I still have guilt about ___” or “Is there still anger within me from ___”.
To learn more about the uses for pendulums go to Ask Your Pendulum.
Seeds of Wellness makes pendulums from the variety of gemstones available in the store. We can also wire wrap your personal stone to be used as a pendulum. A selection of handmade glass beaded chains allows you to personalize your pendulum, and we custom make beaded chains as well. Stop in to see our selection.