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I hope you all practiced with the L-rods. Today we'll take up the Y-rod ! This is sometimes referred to as a forked stick. They were cut from trees. It depended where you lived what kind of a stick you used. There were many tales that grew up about they had some kind of magical powers. Forget it. There's no Magic in any tool. I consider this a field tool. It is my favorite field tool. The one that works best for me is one I bought from Joe Smith. It has no magic it just one that suits me. There are many pictures of this rod. Try to find one and it will show you the correct way to hold it.
Grasp the two ends in your fist. When you are holding it correctly you can look down at your hands and see the palms, all five fingers and the inside of your hand should be about on a straight line with the inside of your arm. The ends of the rod should stick out between your thumb and first finger. The ends of the rod should bend outward and you should keep some tension on the rod. Tension give the rod spring. Do not pull the two sides of the rods apart. Rather push them together, not so much that the rod spring out of you hand but that you can feel a slight spring. Hold the rod at about a 45 degree angle in front of you. This is the ready position. Then proceed as you did with the L-rods. Tell the Rod to dip for a yes or affirmation answer. Make it do it physically. Keep at it until the rod moves on it's own.
Just as with the L-rod you may have to set up a target. When the rod starts to move, let it go. Don't try to keep it from dipping. To get a no answer tell the rod to move to a straight up position. I find that unless you are going to use the rods, either L or Y for informational dowsing "no" answers are not necessary. The pendulum works best for these answers. I knew a man in Santa Ana, CA that used the Y-rod to map dowse so it can be done. He was a very good dowser by the way. His wife uses the pendulum or bobber exclusively. I find that one tool (usually the pendulum) is fine for informational dowsing and one of the other rods L or Y best for field dowsing.
I know one teacher that was furious because hardly anyone in his class could use anything other that the pendulum. So I strongly suggest that you learn to use at least one of the other Rods. The pendulum is probably the most used of all the dowsing instruments. Please, Please, There is NO MAGIC IN ANY PENDULUM. I personally like one with a point on the end. I have several that I use. One is one that Joe Smith make for me many years ago. Sometimes I like a small one, sometimes a larger one. It depends on what I want to use it for and the mood I'm in at the time I want to use it.
For those of you that do not know how to use a pendulum I will tell how it is taught at most of the dowsing schools. Holding the chain (string) between your thumb and first finger hold the pendulum straight down. The longer the chain the slower the pendulum the shorter the chain the faster the pendulum will swing. Since in this country we use a nodding of the head for a yes we will swing the pendulum back and forth to and fro in front of us. Tell your pendulum that this is a yes answer. Remember you are acting as if the pendulum could hear. You are really speaking to your subconscious. (See lesson #1). Actually make the pendulum go back and forth until it moves on its own. Mine did it the very first time I tried. So did many others that I have taught during the years.
Do not be discouraged if this does not happen the first time. Just keep practicing. This is the one tool that you will want to get no answers. We use the turning of the head from side to side for a no. Swing your pendulum from side to side and tell it that that is the action you want for a no answer. If you already have positions that you use with your pendulum do not change them. The above is for new people who do not use the pendulum already.
The bobber is sometimes referred to as a wand. It is believed by some that the wand was used in Bible times. From the 23rd Psalm "yea though I walk through the valley of Death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me. Thy ROD and thy staff they comfort me." Which suggest that the rod and staff were not the same thing. I don't know so I am not making any assumptions. The bobber is used very much the same as the pendulum. Grasp the bobber by the handle. ooo--------------o.
The bobber is any flexible wire with a handle on one end. For safely sake the ones sold at the conference have some kind of protective device on the end. This can be the end of the wire being turned up or a small bead. Hold the bobber away from you at a comfortable distance. Some teachers say keep your arm straight but I find that uncomfortable so I keep my arm slightly bent. Except for the position of the rod you use it the same as the pendulum. A straight up and down movement is a yes. A side to side movement is a no. This is fun tool and once you learn to use it I think you will really like it. You have plenty of work to do.
As soon as I took the
pendulum out of the package I could feel the white spectrum energy (Or
some energy at least). It is a wonderful pendulum, more responsive
than any other pendulum I have tried and I get more accurate answers
than ever before. I use a test were I get a freind to hide a little
piece of paper under one of 6 things in a halfcircle, and with this
new Isis Brass I get about 9 out of 10 right all the time (So cool)
And it is also good looking.
David Jørgensen, Denmark
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