Pendulums come in all shapes and sizes. They are quite simply tools that help us detect our energetic field. They are tuned to subtle vibrations and a good chakra pendulum can help us clear, balance and heal our bodies.
A pendulum is a weight hanging from a fixed point. When pulled and released, the forces of gravity and inertia create movement. However, when no force is inflicted on the weight, something begins to happen naturally; energy moves the weight with a little help from the unconscious mind. Pendulums feel magical, for even when held completely still, they begin to move in detection of the invisible energy around us. The chakra system is the field of gentle subtle energy that animates our physical bodies. When these are out of alignment, we can be pulled in several directions and feel off center from our most natural state of well being.
Finding and identifying the blockages or imbalances in your chakras is the first step to being able to treat them, and this is where pendulums can prove to be incredibly helpful tools for energy healing.
How to choose right pendulum
Allow yourself the chance to be drawn to one. Is there one that catches your eye or calls your attention? Don’t touch at first, just observe. Look at the shapes and colors. Some are made of wood, metal or crystals. Which one are you drawn to? When you do choose one, hold it it to feel its energy. What is the message coming from the pendulum before you do anything at all?
Hold it in your hand for a while, once you feel you have connected with a pendulum, clear your mind and hold it still at the level of your heart. Ask it to show you your “yes” then wait for it to stop. The ask it to show you your “no”. We always want the pendulum to stop moving on its own for this indicates it has shared all it has to reveal.
How to cleanse your pendulum
As this is a tool of the sacred, please cleanse your pendulum before putting it to work. You may choose to keep it under your pillow, on a window ledge to absorb the sun and moon, or outside in the earth. As you would cleanse your crystals, also cleanse your chakra pendulum to ensure it maintains a clean working field.
How to test your pendulum
Before you attempt to use your pendulum to check chakras, try a test run. Hold the cord and let the pendulum hang down, keeping your arm and hand still. Ask a question to which you know the answer is “yes.” Watch for which way the pendulum moves—this is your pendulum’s signal for yes. Repeat the process with a question to which you know the answer is “no.” This test run will give you a baseline for yes and no responses that you can then use to ask questions that you do not consciously know the answer to, but your unconscious does. It’s like a magic eight ball that’s tuned in to a deeper part of you, and will make the results of your chakra test stronger.
Chakra balancing exercise
Sit down in a quiet place. Make sure your back is straight. Take a few deep breaths and send roots down to ground yourself. Imagine white light surrounding you. Breathe this light in and fill your body with it.
Now take your pendulum and place it above your outstretched hand, palm upward. Set the intention that by doing this exercise, your goal is to cleanse and balance your chakras.
Imagine your hand glowing a bright red colour. Make this colour the brightest and cleanest version of red you can think of. After a few seconds, the pendulum should begin spinning in circles. Keep imagining the red colour as it spins. After a minute or so, it should eventually stop spinning. This indicates that your base chakra has been cleansed.
Now repeat this process with the colours orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and white – for the other chakras. After this process is done, you will feel energized and refreshed!