The pendulum is a simple, yet effective tool for communicating with the subconscious. While many may perceive it as woo-woo or an evil means of contacting spirits, neither are accurate representations of how a pendulum works.
What Is A Pendulum?
A pendulum is an object hanging from a string or chain that can sway back and forth. Stereotypically, a pendulum is a disk that looks much like a pocket watch. However, any small hanging item with a well defined bottom point can be used as a pendulum. Necklaces are a popular choice because the chain is long enough to get a clear reading and many pieces of jewelry are shaped as symmetrical, pointed pendants.
How To Use A Pendulum
Pendulums are used to get yes or no answer to questions. You can ask your subconscious or intuition to provide the answers. To use a pendulum, hold the chain such that the pendant can hang and remains very still. At the beginning of your session, ask your inner voice to provide you with a “yes” and a “no” so you can distinctly see the difference in how the pendulum will move for each answer.
From there, you can ask your questions and see how the pendulum moves for each answer. Be sure to leave time for the pendulum to settle into the direction of the answer so you can get a clear reading before moving to the next question.
When asking each question, keep it very clear in your mind to maintain the intention for the pendulum. Busy thoughts or multiple questions can give confusing responses.
A Test To Try
It might sound crazy to someone who has never used a pendulum or doesn’t understand how they work, but there’s actually a scientific explanation for how a pendulum works. The conscious mind doesn’t know the answer to your question, but the subconscious does.
There’s a simple experiment you can do to watch the pendulum communicate with your subconscious in real time. It demonstrates the power of the subconscious over the conscious mind, or the heart over the mind.
Draw a circle and divide it into 4 quadrants. Number each quadrant 1-4. Hold the pendulum over the center of the circle keeping it still where the 4 pieces intersect. For the entirety of this exercise, your goal is to keep the pendulum completely still over the center of the circle the entire time.
While holding the pendulum very still in the center of the circle, imagine in your mind the pendulum moving back and forth between number 1 and number 2. If you are capable of mental visualization, you’ll notice the pendulum begin to move between the numbers as you’re envisioning it in your mind, even though you are consciously intending to keep it still. You can test this multiple times by envisioning different numbers in your mind.
How A Pendulum Works
Why does this happen?
We act based on our true beliefs. The image in your mind, which represents where your heart and subconscious lies, overrides your conscious efforts in the mind. In response to your mental image, your body will imperceptibly move to align with the action you’re envisioning in your mind. Thus, the pendulum moves not in response to some external force but an internal force.
In the same way, when you ask a question when using a pendulum, your subconscious — your heart — knows the answer and responds through the pendulum no matter how hard your conscious mind tries to hold it still.