How To Use Dowsing To Improve Your Home Feng Shui

If you have recurrent problems in your house, dowsing can help.

dowsing with a pendulum
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Read Part 1: What is Dowsing?
Part 2: How To Use Dowsing for Good Feng Shui

Dowsing was used as a divination tool since ancient times in order to access various types of information. The purpose for which dowsing is used varies - it can be from finding an underground source of water to asking mundane questions about one's daily activities.

Many well-known people practiced dowsing - Leonardo De Vinci, Robert Boyle (considered the father of modern chemistry), Charles Richet (a Nobel Prize winner), and others.

For our purpose, we might need to know how to dowse if all the consistent feng shui efforts to improve the energy of a house did not bring the desired results. I do not mean the quick and easy feng shui fixes, but a thorough, systematic approach to creating good feng shui energy in a house.

So, if you know you have done your best with applying feng shui, but there is something else at play impeding the good results, let's look into the option of dowsing.

The most popular dowsing tool is the pendulum, which you can find in any new age bookstore or an alternative healing space. Alternatively, you can even learn dowsing by hanging any object, such as a ring on a thread, for example, or by using a pendant on a chain.

Learning to dowse by using a pendulum is the easiest way to learn dowsing. You can also learn how to dowse with rods, although this is a less popular option.

Before we start, let's keep in mind two things.

It is always best to take dowsing seriously because you want to use it as a tool to access specific info that can unblock the energy flow in your home. However, we often learn best by playing, so give yourself plenty of time to practice and play with it, until you feel more confident in your dowsing abilities.

A clearly centered, but also playful approach always works best. This will put your energy into a focused and relaxed state of mind necessary for most accurate results.

An understanding of the specific language of your pendulum will also happen at this exploration stage because the answer you are looking for is given by the directional swing of the pendulum.

Basically, a pendulum will swing either in a vertical line, a horizontal one or in a circular way. It is your job to ask for the meaning of a specific movement as an indication of a specific answer.

Do not be concerned as it is all easier that it sounds! All you have to do is ask the pendulum:
- Please show me a "Yes"
- Now show me a "No"
- Show me a "Maybe".

You will be amazed to discover a consistency of the same movement for each answer, no matter how many times you ask. For example, your pendulum might communicate "Yes" with a vertical swing and a "No" with a horizontal swing. A "Maybe", or a neutral answer might be a circular movement, or a coming to a still/ a slowing down of any movement.

So, if you have spent enough time exploring your pendulum and are ready to start using it for improving the feng shui of your home, let's start.

Here is what you need to start dowsing for better feng shui in your home:
1. A pendulum or a similar object as noted above.
2. Quiet time alone to center and focus.
3. A clearly formulated question about a specific problem with your house.

It is best to start with just one issue until you explore all the solutions. You can either work by holding the pendulum over your floor plan, or just by asking specific questions, but remember that the pendulum only gives a "Yes" or a "No" answer, so you have to be able to constantly zoom in into the issue by asking very specific questions.​

Continue Reading: Specific Examples of Dowsing for Better Feng Shui