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Pendulum To Know Pt. 3
The Third problem with success with the pendulum is thinking too much. Sometimes you are trying to get the answer that you think you want. A good example of this is when you are asking the pendulum about relationships. Your emotional desires can influence the reading of the swing.
I had a tarot student one time tell me that she did a practice reading on her son.
And she said it was strange because every card said, “You need to stop spending so much time with video games.” She was not reading from the cards but into the cards. Her emotion of what she wanted, her emotional want, was imposed on the cards.
We can do this with the pendulum also. You for some reason emotionally want a certain outcome, and so your ego
imposes it on the pendulum swing. Ego is related to the conscious mind. The subconscious has no ego.
The obvious example of this is in relationships. When the person comes to the pendulum with issues, the ego is ready to act defensively. There is a lady who has just come out of a bad relationship.
Being very hurt, she looks at men with trepidation. That is understandable, but a prejudicial emotional outlook.
Her girlfriend is trying to set her up with a man she knows. So, we are not talking about a blind date, just a date. When asked by her friend if she wants to be set up, she consults her pendulum.
While she is waiting for the swing to start, she is thinking about past problems and potential new problems. Guess what … She, since she is thinking about all these things, is engaging her conscious mind. That is the home of the ego, which is in defensive mode at this time. The ego knows the yes no code also.
The conscious mind imposes the no swing. The subconscious has not been involved in the answer or has been overridden by the force of ego. She was thinking too much.
That does not mean necessarily that no is ultimately the wrong answer. It just has been that it is not coming from a true pendulum reading. Because of too much thinking, she has imposed that answer on the swinging string.
If the unattached lady is to get a correct answer from dowsing with the pendulum, she must first empty her mind of thinking. It is meditation for the time of inquiry. When she asks the question and go blank [no thinking, no word], the conscious mind is taken out of the process, and the subconscious can speak. The answer is a true pendulum answer.
This is sometimes hard to do, but it becomes easier with practice. Blank your mind for the answer. Do not think too much.
Since she already knows the man her subconscious has already sorted out the suitableness of this man for a date. Her friend may think the man is fine, while there may be some things that the single lady finds annoying about that man. The subconscious might say no to this man. But the answer would be about the reality of their date compatibility, and not her emotional baggage.
On the other hand, her subconscious, having already sorted things out in reality, may see that this not a perfect man, but acceptable for a date and getting her back in circulation, if you will. That yes answer will be based on the assessed reality of the potential situation, and not her emotional blockages.
You must approach pendulum dowsing with a blank conscious mind. Stop thinking too much. There the answer is real.
What if the answer is not yes or no? It might mean that the man is not necessarily a bad choice, but she needs a little more unattached time before she reenters the dating world. The answer is not right now.
The same is true about the woman wanting to set her up. If she asks the question of the set up potential wanting to set her friend up, she is thinking too much. The answer is from the ego and not sure.
Used correction the pendulum is a good way to access the subconscious where things have been dispassionately sorted out. It is a great way of alternative knowing.