Cleanse Your Pendulum
Before training your pendulum, it needs to be cleansed. For this step you will need a cedar/sage smudge stick. While sitting in the South facing North, light the smudge stick with a paper or wooden match, and wait for it to produce a thick, dense column of smoke. Then out loud in a voice of command say this charge verse:
"Fire and Air where you are cast,
Let no spell nor adverse purpose last,
Not in accord with me!
Cleanse this tool and cleanse its space,
Far from here send baneful trace!"
Hold the pendulum in the smoke and keep it there until the smoke sticks to it. According to how much junky energy is attached to it, this could take up to 5 minutes. When this happens, the pendulum has been magically cleansed.
Key the Pendulum
One more thing to do before getting to training your pendulum for pendulum divination. It needs to be keyed. This will make it respond to your individual energies. Keying is a simple pendulum task. All you need to do is hold the pendulum in your dominant hand, the hand you point with, and flow energy into it for a minute or two. When the pendulum feels warm and/or tingly it is magically keyed.
Training Your Pendulum
The first step in training your pendulum for pendulum divination is to establish the "yes" and the "no" directions for it. Here's how to do the training.
1. Decide which direction will be the response for "yes", a vertical or horizontal swing. Whichever you pick, the opposite direction will be the response for "no".
2. Sit in a comfortable position and hold the pendulum so that it hangs suspended from your dominant hand and will swing freely. Rest your elbow on a table or your knee in order to stabilize your hand.
3. Swing your pendulum in a gentle clockwise circle and tell it, "Show me yes." Wait for the pendulum to settle into the proper swing (whatever direction your chose). If it doesn't, ask again.
4. After you get consistent results with the pendulum swinging in the direction you chose for "yes", repeat the process asking it to show you the swing for "no".
Now that you have established "yes" and "no" with the directions the pendulum will swing, start asking questions that your pendulum can answer for you. Start with questions in which the answer can be verified within a short 15-30 minute period. Word the question so that the answer will be either yes or no. For example, you might ask, "Will my spouse be home in the next 15 minutes?" Ask the question, get the answer by swinging the pendulum in a clockwise circle, then waiting for it to start swinging in either a vertical or horizontal direction. Note the answer by the direction of the swing according to which direction you trained it to represent yes and no. Then wait to verify the answer and see if your spouse does or does not come home in the next 15 minutes. Keep asking short questions and verifying them until you are able to get reliable and accurate answers. When you first start, it is not abnormal to get unreliable information. Don't sweat it, just keep practicing. Sometimes the pendulum needs to get connected solidly with your energy, you need practice forming questions in a clear and concise manner and you just need practice with this new magical tool. The more you work with your pendulum, the more accurate it will become. So relax and have fun with pendulum divination!
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