Pendulums are quite often used as tools for spiritual healing and inner growth. The typical image of a pendulum which one gets is that of an object with four metal balls. Wondering how to use this pendulum for effective spiritual connection? No worries. Here are a few helpful tips you may employ after you’ve learned how to use your pendulum.


Silent your mind

(both before using and while going through your pendulum session). Are you relaxed? If necessary, do a mini-meditation before starting with it. By the term “Mini”, here, we imply it as a 30 to 60 seconds nap prior to beginning. Visualize a calm, happy & private place that has no distractions — like a mountain, beach or forest. Visualize yourself sitting or laying peacefully in solitude, enjoying nature & just breath. Performing this as a ritual sets the tone for your session and will provide a resting place for your conscious mind while you engage yourself.

Be patient with things

You need to allow the pendulum as much time as it needs to swing its way. Just let it pass on wisely.


Always try to specify the source before asking questions

If you skip this step, your pendulum will shift to the default mode of your subconscious mind for answers. And this is not the same as the encounter with the higher self. At the beginning of each session, you must specify the source by saying, “I call upon the higher self to answer these questions. I seek nothing but only absolutely truthful answers, which are aligned with the highest and the best of me” to affect your call. Whether you speak this out loud or inside your head, it’s up to you.



Carry slow & steady breathing through the nose in and out through the mouth. This will calm you and centre your point of focus.

Cleanse the energy around you

You can do this by visualizing a cleansing shower of white light that covers you — or employ the use of a smudge stick to help you in the cleansing process.


Ground your Soul

Visualize tree roots that connect your body to the earth’s core. Imagine these roots to penetrate deep into the earth’s mantle, wrapping around large quartz crystal energy or if you like, beautiful gemstones to spark energy streams.


Be unemotional & carry a practical mindset

Using pendulum when you are emotionally upset will yield you unreliable results. Asking emotionally charged questions can make it difficult to stay grounded and get good, suitable answers to them. You can do it, you can achieve it, but you have to approach it calmly. Also, you need to be willing to set your emotional responses aside while taking a session.


Be present — Do not multi-task — it would kill the vibe

While you are in use of your pendulum, don’t be thinking about anything else, like what’s on your to-do list, or which colour to paint the wall with, or what sounds good for dinner tonight. Just focus on the task in hand. You can easily return to your normal state of multi-tasking when you are finished with your session.

To get a stronger response during a session, say “respond louder with your voice please” or “speak with clarity”.


Be objective with purpose.

You need to recognize that neutrality is your friend. While it may be tempting for some of you to allow your conscious mind to influence the pendulum’s answers to an extent. You need to know that if it is allowed to exercise any influence, the end outcome will be completely useless to you.


Do not try to predict the outcome before time.

Willingly or unwillingly, predicting or even just estimating the swing will sabotage your results as a whole. If you find yourself anticipating the outcome, it will have the same effect as trying to predict it at last. Here’s a powerful trick to help you let go of these thoughts: Close your eyes. Keep them closed till you get your mental state balanced and look up when you feel refreshed. This little muscle exercise will temporarily short-circuit the conscious mind’s involvement in your thoughts and bring you back to a neutral, unbiased state of mind.

Here’s how to frame a good question:

  1. Make sure your question can be answered with a simple answer (mostly yes or no). If your current questions can’t be answered with a simple yes or no, rephrase it so that they can.
  2. Don’t employ the use of words “Should” or “Supposed to” in your pendulum question sets.
  3. Be specific while asking. Use names, times, places, dates, anything that narrows down the focus onto the point. For eg, “Is it my best interest to attend the “Pendulum Healing to your benefit” workshop taught by __________ (instructor’s name) at ______________ (venue of the workshop) on__________ (specific date) at _________ (specific time)
  4. Insert your own details into the blanks on the following sample questions to gain more clarity:
  • Would it be worthwhile to do _________________________?
  • Is it in my best interest to perform _________________________________?
  • Is it in the best interests of all concerned facts if I perform _____________?
  • Am I correct in believing that if I do ______________________?


For example, a poorly phrased question looks like: “Should I go to Rohan’s party?” These are the problem statements with this:

  • The word “should” is vague & points you for an opinion based on undefined parameter. It should be more specific towards the target answer.
  • Where is this party?
  • Rohan who? Is his presence important?
  • What time? Will I be able to make room for it?
  • What day? Will I be available that day?

Now, it’s your turn to convert the question into a well-phrased one. You could ask yourself before making your mind, “Is it in my best interest to attend the party at Rohan Sharma’s house in Delhi on August 1st?

Do Ask Well-Phrased Questions For Better Insights

You might have heard of the famous phrase “garbage in — garbage out”? It’s a computer phrase often used to illustrate the value of data on both sides of a process, but a similar concept applies to pendulums too. The quality of the questions you ask during the session, your pendulum will also determine the quality of the answers you get. Truly, it’s all in the language we speak.

Hope the piece of work was helpful for you and it would benefit your culture of work.

Shobha Agrawal

Shobha Agrawal

Shobha Agrawal is a Gifted Spiritual Healer and a Life Coach who is passionate about empowering people. She encourages each individual to trust their inner self, which allows them to reach their highest potential. Her specialities include Relationship, Financial, Soulmate readings, thru various modalities like Tarot Card Reading, Angel Card Reading. She is also a Reiki Grand Master and a certified Numerologist. She is here to help you with your enlightening path on spirituality.

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