Of all the divination tools, the pendulum in its various forms is the most common and easiest to use.

However do not underestimate its usefulness and power.

When all else fails, your pendulum will help you find both the right questions as well as providing the answers.

You may have heard of ‘dowsing’ the sex.* of an unborn child with a wedding ring on a piece of cotton – this is exactly what we are talking about.

*(Circular for girls, back and forth for boys).

The pendulum consists of a weight on a piece of thread no more than 30cm (1 foot) long. Everybody has their own preference of what to use for the weight, a gold ring being very popular.

In fact many people call this procedure – “asking the ring”.

Some people prefer a small mounted crystal, but keep the weight down for a better response.

An advantage of using a crystal for divination is that it does not tend to twist and spin on the thread.

A little experimentation will sort out what works best for you.

The preferred length of thread and the size and type of the weight are your personal preferences.

Once you have your pendulum, you need to find what the response of the pendulum is going to be for you. It is different for each of us.

The usual three responses are :

Don’t Know (maybe)
In answer to each of these question, the pendulum will either :

Swing in a clockwise circle
Swing in an anti clockwise circle
Swing from side to side
Swing back and forth
Remain stationary
Practice with your pendulum until the anwers for yes, no, and don’t know are strong and clear.

You may regquest that the pendulum react more stromgly and more clearly as you talk to it. ie. Louder, stronger please.

Find your preferred form of questioning for divination. Some options are :

“Pendulum please tell me ….”
“Inner mind, inner mind please tell me ……”
“Spirit Guides please tell me ….”
“Higher Self please tell me ….”
“Lord of the pendulum please tell me ….”

Ok! Pendulums at the ready!

First bless (cleanse) your pendulum.
This is simply showing respect to the Universe for its guidance.

Hold the pendulum and wait until it is perfectly still.

Now ask the pendulum, …. please tell me the answer for yes.

If necessary keep repeating the question until the pendulum begins to swing strongly.

Now you have your yes answer.

Repeat the procedure to obtain your answers for no and don’t know.

Practice until your answers are coming strong and clear. If the pendulum decides it has had enough ie. indistinct or no answers, put it away until later.

Once you are getting clear answers, try it out on some questions to which you know the answers.

Now we are ready to use our pendulum for divination. As with all methods of prediction, you must be prepared to accept the answer,whether you like it or not!

In fact the pendulum does not fail to give correct answers, it is FONT color=”#8B008B”>our minds trying to influence outcomes giving confusing signals.

You will achieve an accuracy with your pendulum better than 80 percent and can be as high as 100 percent.

Your questions must be :

If necessary break you question down into a number of simpler questions.
If you are in any doubt as to the accuracy of an answer, try asking the question(s) in another form.

Do not use negative or double negative questions or any other forms of trick questioning as they will not give results.

Possibly one of the greater benefits of using the pendulum for divination is that it teaches us to frame questions in a clear and precise manner – to analyze and simplify situations and desires.

If you are working on personal problems, say trying to dig out a buried trauma, first ask the pendulum if it can find the problem.

If the answer is yes, then structure your questions to zero in on the event.

The pendulum is often very helpful in finding something your have mis-placed, (nothing is lost until you begin to look for it).

Some things – the winner of a horse race, the lottery numbers etc. are generally out of bounds.

You are competing with many vested interests and may be infringing on all sorts of free will using the pendulum for such purposes.

Likewise, the occurrence of future events, ie. “Will such and such happen in my life”? can be problematical because you have free will to alter your course.

Dowsing – using the pendulum for finding water, minerals or places on a map are an extension of divination. Once you can use a pendulum you can usually at least dowse for water, although my personal preference for finding water is using the dowsing rods.

Another use for the pendulum is its usefulness as an Applied Kinesiology tool.

The answers a kinesiologist gets by testing your body’s responses to questions and stimuli, can be produced just as well by your pendulum. One word of caution though, any attempt at self diagnosis requires the knowledge to make that diagnosis.

Once you become proficient using your pendulum, you will notice that the answer to your question has popped into your mind as soon as you ask the question, before the pendulum has a chance to react.

This is where we are headed. Your intuition has at that point become clear and ever present, and you have achieved the level where – when you find the question, you know the answer.

One alternative to using the pendulum, is to use your whole body as a divination tool. There are, after all, situations where is is inconvenient to get out your pendulum to sort something out. If you let your body sway very slightly back and forth for yes and side to side for no, you can have a pendulum wherever you go.

Have Questions About Arts And Crafts? Get Answers Here

Arts and crafts are a powerful force in this world. Art is what drives cultural development, and there are so many different types of art that you can pursue. If you’re an arts and crafts hobbyist, then this article is prepared to shoot you some advice that you can take with you to your next project.

You can use many different things for arts and crafts. Any disposable paper goods are great choices. You are able to use empty rolls of paper towels, or toilet paper rolls. Magazines or newspapers are also good to use. Be creative with things you normally throw away and use then in your projects.

Browsing the internet for new ideas is a great way to expand your arts and crafts skills. You can see what other crafters are creating and gain a new perspective on what you can create with your crafting skills. So go online to find new ways to expand your creativity when you are doing your favorite craft or hobby.

Look for ways to turn your craft into a lucrative way to make money on the side. You may find that your crafting skills can also be used as a valuable skill that others would be happy to pay you to do. Woodworkers can fix furniture, people who sew can mend or tailor clothing. This will give you more money to spend pursuing your craft.

Then remove the cloudy appearance from the mosaic, by using a bit of glass cleaner to wipe it down. Powder from the mortar is hard to to clean out, and you would not want this powder to affect the finish of your final product.

Don’t forget to take care of your face when doing arts and crafts. Have a pair of safety goggles and even a filter breathing mask available. You never know when you’ll hit a project step that involves things you don’t to inhale or have in your eyes. Always protect yourself.

Looking for a cheap tool to use for your arts and crafts project? Give Q-tips a try. Q-tips can be used for a number of different projects, from building a house to painting. The best part is that a box of Q-tips is significantly cheaper than the other materials you would use.

Etsy is a wonderful site for people who are into arts and crafts. You can find thousands of creations on sale, or just look around to gather ideas to use on your personal projects. You can even list some items for sale on Etsy to get a little bit extra money to help support your craft.

If you are using any type of paint, solvent or other chemical compound in your art projects, it is important for you to do this in a place that has plenty of ventilation. You are putting yourself and others in danger if they inhale too many of the fumes that come from these materials.

When you are enjoying arts and crafts activities with children, find learning opportunities. Perhaps you can ask them to count the supplies you need, read instructions or find others ways to make the activity a chance to learn.

Try placing an ad that specifies the craft supplies that you need on a website that allows freebies and exchanges. You’ll likely be surprised, even shocked, by what you get. It’s not uncommon to learn that many people want to give away very things you need for free in order to complete your projects.

Do not overspend on arts and crafts supplies. You might be tempted to purchase more supplies than you need because of low prices or might purchase supplies without really knowing what you will do with them. You should start by making a list of everything you need for a project and purchase only the supplies you need.

Arts and crafts are a great way to spend time as a family. They can become a great way to occupy kids during the summer or you can start a family tradition by making Christmas ornaments for the tree each year. Those ornaments will be treasured items for years to come.

Now what are you going to do about the advice you’ve read? As an arts and crafts person, you’re probably excited to get out there and do another project right? Take that motivation and create something that you can be proud of, and always remember to continue to learn more about your hobby.