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We all have the ability to access our intuitive capacities by using a pendulum. Learning to use a pendulum is like learning any other skill. It requires time, determination, trust, balance and persistent practice.

Given these, success can be expected. Every object, animate or inanimate, gives off energetic radiation, and our expanded senses can feel and measure these energies.

The intuitive, or super-conscious mind is the recipient of this information when we access the bridge to it.

The pendulum is only a communication device between the conscious and the subconscious mind. The pendulum itself does not gives you answers.

It is nothing more than an object to give you the means or language to make conscious the Intuition. Successful use of a pendulum is a matter of establishing a clear, precise and consistent language between the two parts of the mind.

The subconscious mind takes all communications literally. It takes time for the subconscious to understand what is expected of it and respond accordingly.

It is necessary to approach the pendulum with enthusiasm, optimism and the confidence that you are able to use it. It is an incredible skill that can allow you access to information, knowledge and wisdom beyond all limitations.

How the Pendulum Works

The pendulum can be thought of as an extension of the intuition, since it is used to gain access to information that exists at the subconscious level of the Inner Being. It could be said that it strengthens or amplifies the intuition because it converts the subtleties of the intuition into a more obvious form of physical motion.

When you ask a question of the pendulum, it is your own intuition that answers it. The pendulum merely allows you to physically see what the intuition already knows.

As an extension of the intuition, the pendulum can give you information from the same two sources as the intuition: from your own subconscious mind; and from your guidance, spirit, or guardian angel. Because of how it operates, the pendulum can only answer questions that are phrased so that the answer is either “yes” or “no”.

Connecting to Your Higher Self

How to Connect to Our Higher Consciousness with a PendulumLimited views and opinions are stifling. They detach us from reality, decrease our awareness and shut down our mind. We all have a limited view of some areas of our lives. Gaining a broader perspective is self awareness.

Being able to open up your mind, allowing a free flow of thoughts and ideas can be liberating. Welcoming a new opinion or way of doing something can bring new meaning to your life.

If you give up your closed thoughts and make way for a different opinion, you may be surprised at the outcome.

Striving to meet difficult goals has pushed us to stretch the horizons of what we think is possible.

We share the ways in which obstacles and challenges have made us stronger, and given us confidence to continue setting goals and dreams in our adventures, our business, and in our day to day lives. This is conscious living.

You only want to work with your Higher Self. Any of your guides, spirits and angels can go through your Higher Self. Start by speaking to your spirits either aloud of in your head.

Tuning in to any energy is the ability to quiet the mind, allowing your inner self, or intuition, to perceive truth. By practicing this art, we develop a sensitivity toward inner information and the ability to condition our mind to listen on a much more subtle level. This developing can give us the ability to sense energy and actually perceive on an even more subconscious plane.

Universal Symbols of Shape and Color

The following shapes and colors have a Universal meaning, yet in almost every religion, culture and part of the world, they have their own specific meaning to go along side these definitions.

These shapes are Universally recognized and play a part of our subconscious mind in one way or another. The colors represent one general idealism; yet can represent something entirely different if used in a different context.

Circle (ball): An ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, and female power. A romantic attachment or deep friendship and a sacred space. The circle symbolizes the sacred and spiritual including the “sacred” earth. See pendulums in ths category.

Diamond (faceted): Because of its perfect symmetry, the diamond vibrates toward harmony. This makes it an excellent shape for meditation gardens or those used for culinary purposes. As this shape also vibrates toward the solidity of Earth, it’s a good bet for magical gardens involving prosperity and abundance, and issues of the family, home, and hearth. See pendulums in ths category.

Heart: generally, hearts represent love, but may also indicate a romantic disposition. True love, happiness, financial gain, lasting love, and love for other.

Hexagon: is a polygon with six edges and six vertices. The word hexagon is derived from the Latin hexagnum, from Greek hexagnos, having six angles. This hexagonal star is faceted and carved from natural crystal.

How to Connect to Our Higher Consciousness with a PendulumUse it for balancing Chakras, laying on problem areas, creating a crystal grid, to amplify the power of your other stones, power up your positive affirmations. Place this star in any room where you want to create a balanced, healthy environment. See pendulums in ths category.

Octagon: Eight denotes the intermediary region between earth and heaven or, microcosm, between body and spirit; and the octagon is a symbol of the “best” part of psychic substance that is the vehicle of spiritual light. The octagon expresses the nearness to heaven of the psychic elements in question, and by being almost circular in form it expresses their all but spiritual nature.

Oval: This voluptuous and feminine shape not only represents completeness, but is also a symbol of the infinite. It conjures up the idea of wisdom and the power of longevity and for all eternity. See pendulums in ths category.

Rectangle: The rectangle symbolizes the female form. Intelligence; Protector; Divine contemplation. The rectangle also symbolizes the equilibration of the fourfold forces.

Square: The square represents the physical world. Like the quartered circle, it points pagans to the four compass directions: north, east, south and west.

Star (merkaba): are drawn by ambitious people and may suggest a desire for self-promotion. Little stars indicate optimism, while asymmetrical stars suggest excess energy. A sign of hope, love, joy and prosperity, protection against fires, good fortune, hope, love, fertility, energy and harmony.

The unique qualities of the star (merkaba) are the divine light vehicle used by ascended masters to connect with those in tune with the higher realms. “Mer” means Light. “Ka” means Spirit. “Ba” means Body. Mer-Ka-Ba means the spirit/body surrounded by counter-rotating fields of light, (wheels within wheels), spirals of energy as in DNA, which transports spirit/body from one dimension to another. See pendulums in ths category.

Triangle (pyramid): Associated with the number three. Pointing upwards, it symbolizes fire, male power, good luck; Pointing down, it symbolizes water, female sexuality, goddess, religions, take care.

Combination Ball and Triangle: energy point with ball adds both the element of a point, which vibrates toward harmony and the Universal symbol of unity. This makes it an excellent shape for meditation gardens or those used for culinary purposes.

As this shape also vibrates toward the solidity of Earth. The ball or circle is an ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, and female power. See pendulums in ths category.

Pendulum Colors and Their Connections

How to Connect to Our Higher Consciousness with a PendulumRed – grounding emotions, passion, charisma, lust and also the creative spark.

Orange – sexual fire, abundance in career, projects and matters needing an added push.

Yellow – the color of power, health in body and mind, love of man and the sun, connection to the God form.

Green – growth, fertility, success in things and ideas that grow hope.

Blue – protection, peace, calmness and spirituality.

Indigo – richness of meditation, twilight, deep emotions, seriousness and contemplation.

Violet – the highest Universal power and those things that are sacred.

White – purity, power of the moon, allows energy to flow freely, faith.

Black – protection, also used to blend or bind elements together.

Multicolor – represents the rainbow colors most associated with the full rainbow spectrum and is most related to the Chakra centers and Aura field.

The Care and Use of Your Pendulum

1. If you are drawn to a particular pendulum, it has probably already chosen you.

2. Cleanse your pendulum by running it under lukewarm water or do a smudging with sage.

3. You can charge your pendulum with energy by placing it on a crystal cluster, in a bowl with hematite or with quartz.

4. If you pendulum is made from crystal, look at the specific cleansing for that particular crystal. Some crystals do not like salt water, sun, extreme heat, extreme cold or water.

5. Keep your pendulum in a covered or in a bag to eliminate the dust accumulation.

6. Always ask your question with the proper intention. Keep your mind clear and positive. Do not ask questions that you cannot handle the answer to.

7. Pendulums have different swings. You should determine your yes and no swing, before you start your session.

8. Always stop the pendulum from swinging between questions.


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Andrew Pacholyk

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac. has been in the alternative health field for over 15 years. His knowledge, expertise and clinical training has offered him the ability to experience and continually learn about the body and its energy system in health as well as in disease.