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I desire to draw your attention to meditation. And psychic phenomena that can help us focus.
I’d like to share how I blog (and do most things)… I blog with enlightened help.
For me, writing is meditation. I’ve learned a method for focusing my mind while I create, converse internally, make decisions, and speak with others. With practice, anyone may use this method.
In my very experimental and intuitive experience, the most basic meditation emphasizes “bringing the mind back”.
The mind wanders inevitably. The real challenge is not keeping it “still” – trying to do that just leads to headaches and frustration. The reward comes in learning to – repeatedly – bring it back to the focus of meditation/attention.
Often, the mind gets quite far away before we notice it’s gone “missing”. Using a pendulum helps us stay on task.
It hangs out in the corner of our peripheral vision, offering affirmation, and if we see its swing shift, we know we’ve gotten off track. I’ve taught this method to several friends (and strangers) and it’s quite easy. People are often thrilled and surprised to see – and feel – it in action for themselves.
You can use anything that dangles as a pendulum. If using a pendulum is new to you, I suggest using something light, like a simple metal chain. A necklace or bracelet you already own can work wonderfully. Shorter chains swing more easily; 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) is perfect. If you use a bracelet or necklace, just loop it over your finger and let it hang freely. Don’t obsess about the instrument: once you get it, even a dishtowel can work.
These criteria matter:
- The “pendulum” must be equally free to swing in any direction. Swing it around deliberately and make sure it does not favor one direction over another.
- You must hold it with your LEFT hand (if you don’t have a left hand, please contact me and I’ll help you find an alternative).
- You must make your best effort to focus on it, mentally and visually (if you are blind, with time you will know the swing direction by feel).
(Explanations: “receiving” energy moves through the left side of your body; if you use the right hand, you will be sending your own opinions through to the pendulum If you use the left, you will receive guidance. Also, energy moves through your glance, so visually focusing on the pendulum amplifies the energy flowing to it. It also helps to think of the other fingers of your left hand as antennae, and hold them straight and extended.)
It helps if you can hold your left hand very still. If you need to steady it against something, that’s fine. Preferably use a non-metallic object for support. Make sure the pendulum can swing freely.
Once you have your pendulum and a few free minutes to concentrate, hold it comfortably (preferably with thumb and forefinger, or looped over your forefinger), try to steadily watch the dangling tip, and think/request (mentally or aloud): “Please show me a ‘yes’”.
Try to empty your mind of all thoughts except the thought of your pendulum swinging in a direction that indicates “yes”. It may take a minute or two… eventually the “pendulum” will begin to swing. Pretty cool, huh?
Once you have your “yes”, ask it to stop. Then try “Please show me a ‘no’”. Again, please give it a minute or two to respond.
Your “yes” and “no” will never change direction, no matter what object you use for a pendulum.
If your pendulum swings in a circular or erratic motion, that indicates that you’re distracted, and only BS will come through… please focus!
You can use this method at any time to check and see if you’re focused – “yes” tells you that you are on target with your intuition and your best, most divine guidance. “No” tells you to try again… And the circle means “BS!”
The more you use a pendulum, the more quickly it will respond, and the better you will begin to distinguish between your best guidance and your “monkey mind”.
Lesson Two will be a bit longer. I’ll explain more about how this method works and how you can apply it in your life.
Please let me know how it goes for you!
(Important disclaimer: I’m sharing this method in the hopes that some people might find it useful and encouraging. I make no claims about how well it might or might not work for you, or how long it might take you to become adept with a pendulum. The process depends solely on your motivation, effort, and mental stability. The more advanced use of the pendulum can lead to many surprises, and I make no claims that trying what I describe will lead you to any particular place whatsoever. Thanks for understanding!)