The Power of a Pendulum: Empowerment Through Psychic Development

Guest Post by Angela Lynn Brown

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The use of the pendulum in divination can be traced back to over 5,000 years ago, becoming very popular in the middle ages. A pendulum is a free-hanging object that is connected to a string or chain used to divine answers from the spirit world. The pendulum has many other uses as well, it can assist in finding lost objects, opening, and closing chakra centers, and used as a tool to help cleanse and clear energy in your auric field.

In this article, you will learn how to connect with your pendulum and use it to hone in on clairaudience, otherwise known as clear hearing – your psychic hearing. A pendulum is not a living being like you and me, but everything (even inanimate objects) have their own energy you can connect to.

How to Begin with Your Pendulum

When you first get your pendulum (or make one) it’s important to fill your tool with your intent. When doing readings for yourself and others you’ll want honest yet accurate answers, and answers that help the soul to it’s highest evolution point. In order to do this, you can sit in a quiet space and bring yourself to your center. Allow yourself to focus on your breath, letting any thoughts or lingering energy to leave your energetic space.

Once you are clear and centered, hold your pendulum in the palm of your hands. Imagine light flowing down from the sky above, this light can be from the stars or from the sun, this is source’s light. It’s an all-knowing, all-loving energy that exists within all things. Channeling this light into your divination tools not only cleanses them but supercharges them with pure intent – directly from source. Imagine your pendulum glowing brighter and brighter until you have created a ball of light around your new divination tool.

Getting to Know Your Pendulum

After your pendulum is cleansed and charged you will want to get to know your pendulum. Place your elbows on a hard surface to sturdy your arms. Placing your arms on a sturdy and flat surface allows for less wobbly hands that cause the pendulum to sway. Now ask your pendulum “How will you say yes?” Close your eyes and breathe, and allow your pendulum to start to move.

Notice the direction it swings, does it go in a circle? Does it sway left to right? Is it moving in a clockwise direction or counterclockwise direction? Really pay attention to the way it moves, this undivided attention builds trust between you and your new tool. You may even write down what your pendulum shows you so you remember how it says yes for your future questions.

Next, you can ask your pendulum, “How will you say no?” Close your eyes again, and begin to breathe. Allow your pendulum to show you how it wants to communicate and connect with you. Releasing control, and trying to program the pendulum your way will allow you to better connect with this object. Think of your divination tools as a part of your team, and not just a “thing” and those tools will better serve you.

Over the next few days carry your pendulum with you. Carry it in your pocket or your purse. Just having it next to you will help your bond grow. Start off by asking it questions you already know the answer to, close your eyes and allow the pendulum to start to answer. As you notice your pendulums strength and connection getting stronger you can start to ask it questions you don’t know the answer to.

Have fun with these questions when you first start, you can ask anything! Try something as simple as “How many days will the pitcher of tea I made for my family last?” Then ask, “Will it last one day?” Allow your pendulum to answer if it says no you can move on and say “Will the pitcher of tea last for 2 days?” During this time you may hear bits of clairaudience or see visions. You might hear something strange like “It spills.” Or “The dog.” That would be spirit warning you that someone is going to spill the tea, or even that your loveable family pooch might knock it over! Trust everything you hear, and keep a notebook or journal near you to document your answers. Get creative with your practice, there is no limit to what you can ask your pendulum!

Connecting With Your Spirit Guide

You may even use a pendulum to connect with your spirit guide (which is usually what you are doing when using this) or loved ones in spirit. After all, we don’t know everything, so someone is right there giving us the answers! Remember to show gratitude and love for your spirit guide, and the guides around you for helping you as you develop. The relationship you have with spirit is everything, it’s like making new friends. You want to be nice and grateful towards the friends and family you love.

I’ll use my personal experience as an example of how I connected with my family in spirit with a pendulum. My father is in spirit so when I first started I asked: “Is my father with me?” My pendulum started to move in a yes direction and I heard a woman say “Yes!” The woman who answered was my spirit guide. At that moment I thought to myself, “I want to hear his voice.” Since spirit is telepathic, and intention is immediate I automatically heard him say “Angel, I’m here.” My name is Angela, and when I was born he called me his Angel. I remember his voice like it was yesterday and I knew my father was with me.

Anyone can use a pendulum, and anyone can open up to spirit communication. Using a pendulum for answers can help you in all aspects of your life. The answers you receive can help with situations in school, big financial decisions, and even help with self-development and your soul’s personal evolution. There is no limit to what you can learn and experience with a pendulum!

The best part of a pendulum? The simplicity! You can make your very own pendulum if you do not live near a local metaphysical shop. You can make them out of rings and ribbons, crystals and chains, or anything you want. I actually believe making your own is a better way to bond and connect with your pendulum because you were drawn to every material that constructed it.

Best of luck to everyone on their psychic and spiritual journey, and happy divining my friends!


About Angela Lynn Brown

Angela Lynn Brown is an Evidential Mediumship Development Guide, Reiki Master, and an accredited Hypnotherapist. She is a mother, a writer, a crafter, and lover of magick. She spends her time being engulfed in the essence of life experience itself; creating, dancing, gardening, and is always makes time to practice and perfect her craft.

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