To understand Holistic Dowsing, we need an understanding of dowsing itself. A great many books have already been written on Dowsing and to fully explain it would take much more than the restrictions of this essay. Dowsing is, to summarise, a method whereby anyone can find answers to questions by accessing ‘information fields’ outside of human perception. The bigger question is: how do we achieve this?
Current quantum physicists and biologists talk about the universe as a giant electromagnetic field, of which we are all part. Everything that ever was, is or will be already exists within this electromagnetic field. Our entire body conducts electromagnetism. We are predominantly water and everyone knows about the conductive qualities of water. Our bones are crystalline; crystal being an excellent conductor also.
Beneath the surface, our DNA itself is shaped like a powerful antenna. For decades we believed that DNA was the ‘code’ to all life. Current studies, by Bruce Lipton et al, suggest that the perception of DNA as a receiver for information from the universal field may be reasonable as he discusses that we inherit traits from within certain ‘information fields’, i.e., a child picks up the fears, illnesses, etc., of the parent because the parent transmits these outwards into the universe. Put perhaps overly simplistically, we humans may not look like an antenna/transmitter but that is arguably what we all are.
Two questions arise from this: (1) how do we transmit? And (2) how do we know where to look? To answer the first, we consider the power of thought. By focussing on our target…keeping it ‘in mind’…we generate thought frequencies that are in tune with our target, enabling us to connect to it (in a sense). We have an in-
We are, therefore, the equipment. Kinesiology, in my opinion, is a clear example of using the human body as a dowsing tool. However, other tools are more commonly used, e.g., pendulums, L-
A dowser at the highest level of his discipline does not need a tool, he ‘knows’ the answer intuitively…possibly from many years of practice and ‘tuning’ of his brain and body,i.e., it is easier for him to enter different brainwave states, e.g., alpha, at will. Most other people remain at the lower levels of dowsing for many reasons, e.g., stress, physical issues, e.g., dehydration, pre-
Having understood how dowsing works, how do we use such skills in holistic disciplines?
Holistic Dowsing may be described as ‘dowsing, used within holistic disciplines, to increase the effectiveness of the practice’. Whatever area of specialism a dowser has, e.g., aromatherapy, Bach remedies, etc., dowsing can, if used properly, help to provide a more effective remedy for a person than mere intellectual deduction. This is because the Higher Self (also often called the Unconscious or Subconscious) of the patient is telling you precisely what the patient requires.
When dowsing in such way, it is of utmost importance for a practitioner to fashion their questions as carefully as possible, especially taking account of the timeframe being considered since most answers will be given for ‘now’. Sometimes, asking generalised questions can offer results that are less beneficial to the client. Telling someone that eating cake is not generally beneficial for them may be true, but there are circumstances where the enjoyment of eating the cake, or even the quality of the cake itself, can have a beneficial effect. Some would argue that dowsers should simply avoid asking generalised questions to avoid confusion or wrong answers.
Dowsing’s potential is limited only by the practitioner’s imagination, knowledge or beliefs. Charts can be developed to, for example, dowse what stress factors a new patient has…thus allowing the practitioner to focus the discussion in these areas when the patient arrives. A further, and very important, use of the skill is in assisting determination of what issue is the priority for the patient to overcome, whether they have sufficient support to do so and what treatments may best achieve this goal. The answers given then form the basis of discussion with the patient to arrive at a mutually agreed treatment solution.
Of course, this needs to be grounded in the reality we live in…legal and insurance demands precipitate the need to double check your dowsing findings against your professional knowledge for contraindications. Practitioners should avoid suggesting that they are diagnosing, merely ‘suggesting’ that a problem exists. It is often wise to remind patients that, should they wish, medical advice could be sought. It is then the patients choice to act or otherwise.
Further, Holistic Dowsing can be used to heal. Pendulums can transmit energy just as they can receive it and, with sufficient focus and intent, healing energies may be sent over great distances to people. Care is needed to ensure that the energetic connection between healer and client is then 'broken' to avoid ‘burnout’, which is a risk to all healthcare professionals. This occurs where you inadvertently give of your own energy rather than channelling it from the universal field.
Holistic Dowsing is a great example of the W. Clement Stone phrase “Whatever the mind of man can conceive, and believe, it can achieve.” Whatever you need answers for, if you focus your mind on it and believe that you can find the answer, your body’s natural ability to tap into the universal information field will engage, and you will have the answers to your questions at your fingertips.
Please note that any advice offered either on this site or in my practice is not meant to substitute medical advice. For medical advice, please consult a relevant medical professional.