A pendulum is any weighted object that is attached to a long string or a cord.
This combination of the weighted object and the cord - is the pendulum. A pendulum is designed to freely move back and forth and side to side with any small shift in energy.
While you can literally tie any object to any cord, such as a penny and a shoestring or a crystal and a flexible copper wire wrapping cord, in most cases, the weighted object of a pendulum is an earthen object - a metal, a stone or a wood - and the string is a fine-linked metal chain.
Pendulums can be used to as a physical tool to connect with those in Spirit for binary questions. That is, questions that can be answered with a simple yes/no or an either/or type of decision.
You can ask those in Spirit around you to communicate the answer to you by swinging the pendulum bark and forth (front to back) for one of the answers and then side to side (horizontally) for another one of the answers.
Generally, when a Spirit is asked to answer a question through a moving a pendulum,
A swing from front to back = yes
A swing from side to side = no
I currently have two pendulums and use them to physically demonstrate the energy of Spirit when excitedly weighing in on a question that I, a client or someone in my family has.
If you would like to get started communicating with Spirit using a physical tool, a pendulum is a great place to start - as are oracle cards.
The best way to use a pendulum is to:
Choose a pendulum a that resonates with you
Hold the pendulum with your thumb and forefinger of your dominant hand
Take a deep breath and focus
Call in your Spirit team
Ask your Spirit to swing the pendulum in the direction which will mean YES and then ask them to swing the pendulum in the direction which will mean NO in response to your question. This way, you know what you are looking for in an answer.
Ask for the pendulum to return to a still, stationary resting place
Ask your question
Whichever way the pendulum swing, this is your answer
This method will often require the asking and phrasing of several different questions, to make sure that you get the clearest, most well-rounded and meaningful answer.
Spirit works to communicate with you using a pendulum by shifting the energy in the space around the tool, causing the weighted object to shift in response to that energy shift of the air around it.
Would you like to try connecting with Spirit using a pendulum?
Great! Stay tuned for the next post, where I will identify the 10 most beautiful and effective pendulums available.
Article aside: The most common question I am asked about pendulums is related to your Higher Self.
How do you know you are communicating with a Spirit Guide, Angel or a Loved One. . .or simply your Higher Self?
Your Higher Self is a Spirit (you), so regardless you are still communicating with Spirit, but the ‘who’ of who you are communicating with always depends on who you call in to answer the question. If you call in your Higher Self to answer, that’s who is shifting the energy to create your answer in visible form. If you call in your Guardian Angel to answer, that’s who is moving the pendulum.