- front to back (like a head nod - common for “yes”)
- side to side (like a head shake - common for “no”)
- clockwise circle
- counterclockwise circle
To begin programming, first decide what your three signals are. Note: Some people prefer to ask the pendulum to choose its own signals though I don't recommend it. I believe you'll be more successful if you specify the signals yourself. Further, if you have more than one pendulum you'll want them to all be using the set of signals and it's not likely that they would all provide the same signal set.
Next, demonstrate each signal: Tell your pendulum what signal you want it to use for “yes” as you demonstrate what the signal looks like (and feels like). Then do this for the "no" signal, again while demonstrating it. And finally for "maybe".
Here’s an example of how to program the "yes" signal: Holding the pendulum in position, say “When I ask a question and the answer is yes, move like this, in a clockwise circle.” (or whatever signal you've chose for "yes"). Say this as you swing the pendulum in the yes signal.
4. Verify the signals. To test out the trustworthiness of your programmed signals, ask a couple of test questions, such as “Is my name Billy?” Or, "Is today Tuesday?" Basically, you want to verify that yes is yes and no is no. If the signals are not coming out right, go back to step 3 and reprogram the pendulum. Once your signals are verified, you skip this step.
5. Program your pendulum’s source. Unlike steps 3 and 4, you'll want to include this step every time you use your pendulum to answer a question or set of questions. The purpose is to establish where the pendulum will get its answers. The goal is to tap into your higher self. Skipping this step may cause your pendulum to restrict itself to the subconscious mind and ignore the higher self.
To program the pendulum's source, begin each session by saying, “I call upon the higher self to answer these questions. I seek only truthful answers, which are aligned with the highest and greatest good for all concerned.” Whether you say this out loud or inside your head is up to you. Do what you are comfortable with, and of course, feel free to tailor this language so it matches your own terminology.
6. Ask your question. Ask questions that can be answered by YES or NO. Be as specific as you can in your phrasing. Avoid asking for opinions or using the words “should” or “supposed to” in your questions.
7. Wait for the answer. Be patient. Concentrate on your question (closing your eyes may help), but do not concentrate on what you think the answer should or will be. Remain detached about the answer and focus only on receiving a correct, unbiased answer.
When the pendulum swings, look at it - observe its direction. This is your answer. If it doesn’t move right away, give it time, or if it’s unclear what the signal is, try rephrasing the question and do it again. When the pendulum swings with great force, it’s answering loudly. If it swings with only light force, you can interpret this as a quiet, perhaps less committed response.
8. Clear the pendulum at the end of each question by touching its weight-stone to the palm of your free hand or on another surface. This signals that your question has been answered and you are ready to move on to the next question.
Protect your pendulum when not in use. A great way to do this is to wear it on a neck chain. That way it will receive your energy all day long, and will be readily attuned to your body's energy and vibrational level. Or you can keep it in a pouch a keepsake box.
Here are some sample questions you can ask:
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