What is Dowsing? 5 things you should know!Written by Jean Slatter

What is dowsing

So what is dowsing exactly? Most people associate the term ‘dowsing’ with the process of using rods or branches to help locate water sources. Actually, dowsing encompasses a much broader concept that includes the use of any object, such as a pendulum, to tune in to certain frequencies.

Dowsing has been historically used to find water sources

Still, it’s fascinating to think that dowsing has been used to find water since the beginning of recorded history. Yes, I am talking possibly thousands of years! Even to this day certain companies will have a ‘dowser’ on board to locate optimal sites for drilling wells and locating water. So what can dowsing do for me personally?

Dowsing tunes into energy frequencies

Dowsing is simply a method for tuning into a particular frequency of energy information, much like you would use a radio dial to tune in to a particular station. Right now there are countless frequencies happening in our airspace; to pick up on any of them we need a receiver. Dowsing is much like that.  It’s about being able to tune in and become a receiver of information. You simply ask yes/no questions and see the response in the receiver!

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What instruments can you use for dowsing?

There are a plethora of dowsing instruments out there including pendulums, rods, bobbers, even your own body!

My favorite is the pendulum, but you really dont need any tool. For the pendulum, up and down means yes, while back and forth means no, just like shaking your head. If you want to use your body stand up straight and close your eyes, focus in and ask a question. Feel your body falling forward for yes and backward for no, its that simple!

What are pendulum charts?

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Pendulum charts help increase the amount of communication you can have through your pendulum. They are comprised of various charts that align with the rotational motion of the pendulum to provide specific answers. For example, there is a chart of the alphabet. I used this to communicate with my new pup to spell out the name she wanted. The pendulum swung C…..O…….Z…….Y, Cozy! What an adorable and fun way to communicate.

You can join a dowsing society to learn more

I first discovered dowsing when I went to a chiropractor who used dowsing to identify a mineral deficiency that I had. After leaving his office I went straight to a natural health store to pick up the supplement he had recommended. I told my story to a little old lady working there who suggested that I check out the Sacramento ASD (American Society of Dowsers). Looking back, it was certainly a turning point in my life and was extremely instrumental in opening my intuitive right brain.

Now, I’m certainly not one to join groups, but I was immediately attracted to dowsing because of its lack of dogma.  Rather than pushing some kind of one-size-fits-all answer, they’d say, “Dowse it out for yourself and see what’s true.”   I’ve since been to dowsing conferences all over the nation and have met a fascinating variety of people who dowse on everything from improving their gardening to communicating with aliens.

Check out the American Society of Dowsers for yourself.  Dowsing may be a wonderful tool for intuition that you will love as well.

About Jean – Jean Slatter is the founder of the Higher Guidance Life Coach certification program, which teaches holistic healing modalities and spiritual philosophies intended for self-growth and assisting others on their paths to wholeness. She is an accomplished author and inspirational speaker who is helping thousands to receive clarity, direction and purpose through their direct access to Higher Guidance. 

In 2005 Jean published her landmark book Hiring the Heavens which introduces a unique perspective on connecting with the power of the heavens to fulfill your daily and life goals. Hiring the Heavens is inspiring people all over the world to create their world in tandem with the workforce of the celestial realm.

Certification programs and courses – If you would like to learn more about becoming a Higher Guidance Life Coach, please visit the program overview page. Jean also provides multiple self-study courses including Hiring the Heavens-in depth, pendulum dowsing, and tools to raise your Transcendent Intelligence (TQ). You can find an overview of these courses here.

Audio and Ebooks – Jean provides a number of audio and Ebook products, which you can find here.

Jean Slatter

Jean Slatter

Jean Slatter is an accomplished author and inspirational speaker who is helping thousands to receive clarity, direction and purpose through their direct access to Higher Guidance.

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  1. normsreviews on June 2, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I consider myself a “logical” person; not one to give in quickly to phenomenon that doesn’t have any clear explination. So, when I tried dowsing I will admit I was very skeptical.

    Well, from a real-world (umm, what is “real” these days?) I must say that I’m somewhat convinced. Sometimes the answers received through dowsing are incredibly spot on, yet there are also times when I simply scratch my head at the response. At those times I just don’t know if the dowsing isn’t working or if it is pilot error and i just don’t know how to work the controls (so to speak.)

    It’s a facinating practice and well worth the exploration. Just dive into it with the intention of having some fun and trusting what the response is.

  2. Colleen Duncan on June 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I was introduced to dowsing through one of Jean’s classes. I’ve since continued to dowse and used dowsing while searching for my birth father. It was effective and interesting and I’ve written about it throughout my book which will be released late July 09, called “A Love Child’s Journey”. I dowse every day. I know it was no accident I was introduced to it. Thank you so much Jean.

  3. Joy on December 7, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I believe in dowsing. But
    the answers I get are never right. I just don’t know what I am doing wrong. Any help?

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