Lotus Guide: September 29, 2012
Dowsing is simply the ability to connect to one’s higher state of guidance... ask questions and get answers. From a simplistic scientific perspective, it is the ability to access information available through the right-side of our brain (in the Western world most individuals operate almost exclusively through the left-side of their brain). So by expanding our abilities to utilize a greater proportion of our brain... whole new possibilities are now available to us in our lives.
Dowsing is a tool to instantly connect with our subconscious, our higher self and our inner knowing. Dowsing is a search, looking for information or an answer. With Dowsing, we have tools to empower our lives. The key to a successful Dowsing session for stopping a bad habit is being clear about your intent around why you want to quit the bad habit.
Dowsing is a process you can use to rid yourself of any of your bad habits. You can stop biting your nails, stop drinking alcohol and stop eating specific foods like French fries or ice cream. You can also stop bad habits like procrastination, being late and various obsessions and addictions. You can even quit smoking.
I was first introduced to dowsing for habit removal at a Gold Country Dowsers meeting, they offer fabulous information about dowsing and also give people a place to practice their skills. In the meeting I attended the speaker asked for a member of the audience to volunteer for the demonstration. The woman decided what habit she wanted removed I could psychically see the habit being removed by using the dousing process. I knew that this was something I wanted to offer my clients. I added to the dousing session an energy healing and psychic looking at where the habit is trapped in your body. I give you tools so that you can replace the habit with something in your space that you really want. This removes the habit energetically from your body so the habit will not easily return. I have found this to be extremely successful process for the clients that I have worked with and also for myself. The first time I did the dowsing for habit removal for myself I removed caffeine, procrastination, and being 10 minutes late places. The outcome is I am never 10 minutes or any minutes late anytime. The procrastination issue became something that no longer causes stress and anxiety, before I put off everything until it was drop dead and down to the wire when you have to rush so much and don’t do your best work, now I easily make time in my day to work on projects before deadlines. The caffeine I stopped completely until about about four years later when we were traveling in Portugal, I decided to have coffee there because of the type of coffee and how it is served with heated half-and-half, I choose to start that habit up again even when my body warned me by getting shaky and dizzy from the caffeine. In a later dousing session I choose to remove French fries, ice cream and donuts. After the session I had no craving for the products and actually became ill when eating them. Then I traveled to Africa and at almost every meal we were served fried potatoes, which is French fries, interestingly when I came back I had absolutely no desire for French fries and have not had a single one since. This is a completely different experience than my caffeine experience so dowsing is a great tool, it is very successful and you are in complete control of the outcome.
In order for Dowsing to be most effective for getting rid of bad habits, one must be clear about what the specific bad habit is that you want to quit. Be clear about how the bad habit has affected you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And one must be clear about why you want to stop your bad habit, followed by what energy you intend to put in its place.
As an example, you wouldn’t want to say, “I want to remove sugar from my life. Rather, it would be better to say, “I want to remove ice cream from my life,” (and only if you really do want to remove ice cream from your life). Being specific is important. Because there is going to be a space left in your body that used to want ice cream, you will need to choose something else that you really like, that you will replace it with. Unless you are a fiend for broccoli, even with Dowsing, you won’t get as good a result unless you choose a replacement you are crazy about. So choose something you like that is realistic, perhaps fat-free flavored yogurt or something you can envision yourself easily enjoying.
When you were young you assimilated the life around you; the behavior patterns you observed helped you to fit into your family and society. But the family may not have been the best, society has changed, and the patterns may have been misinformed anyway.
Negative situations occur in life which you may think you have overcome and forgiven, but perhaps have not. ﾠWhen a similar situation comes up, your anger will reappear suddenly without you even knowing why.
We also hang onto behaviors we are taught as children. Perhaps your mother gave you a treat when she wanted you to do something for her that you didn't like to do. Or she gave you candy to be quiet around the house, or to calm you down when you were hurt or upset. When you are older, you will give yourself treats for the same reason, and because you handle the money and the goodies, you may overdo the treats and become very overweight, and you won't realize that it was your childhood that trained you to do these things.
Another way to use dowsing to interact with your subconscious is when you want to make a major change in your life. If you are calling on willpower to lose twenty pounds, or quit smoking, or tackle a big project, check to make sure your subconscious is in agreement. If your subconscious doesn’t want the change to happen, most likely it won’t. That is worth repeating: you will not be successful in reaching your goals unless your subconscious is open to the idea.
Anytime you call upon willpower to make some sort of change, you are using your logical, rational, conscious mind to set it in motion. You will spend a lot of time thinking about your goal, perhaps drawing up a detailed plan that you can put into action. You tell yourself, “I can do this. I will put these steps into action and I will succeed.” But there are many times when that’s not enough. It is not lack of willpower, it is a tug of war between the conscious and subconscious mind!
Understanding what is going on inside the subconscious mind is a good place to start dowsing, because the process helps to remove obstacles—both to the goals we want achieve and to the intuition we want flowing in our lives. The clearer we are, the more accurate our dowsing will be. That journey starts by "knowing thyself."