Many people consider dowsing or divining for water or minerals an ancient superstition but there’s no shortage of practitioners in this area. I first started dowsing when I was a little girl. We had heard there was a hidden well in the garden so my sister and I would get our Y-shaped sticks and hold onto the two ends. We would walk up and down the garden saying “move when we reach the well” and sure enough, we had trouble holding onto the ends as the stick moved downwards. We still remember the excitement today!
Many years later, I was hooked on dowsing again. I could not believe the number of ways people were using dowsing in their lives. I knew you could find water, lost objects and ask questions with yes or no answers, but I had no idea you could use it for health. Practitioners use dowsing to detect allergies, what toxins are present in the body and find out what vitamins and minerals the body may be deficient in.
You can dowse using a variety of tools. I started with L-rods as I just couldn’t get on with a pendulum. Now I have many pendulums which I use successfully, made from wood, metal, quartz crystal, gemstones and I even have a fishing rod weight on a piece of string.
To be a good dowser, you really have to have faith in your own knowledge and never doubt it. The key is to work in a quiet place and practice, practice, practice once you have “programmed” your L-rods or pendulum. You can place a coin under a cup and practice your skills and ask “is it here?” and wait for the yes or no response. We even had a member who would use a pendulum over a map to locate missing people and another who used dowsing to work with the fraud squad.
Dowsing won’t work if you are tired, dehydrated, upset or personally involved, or where there are conflicting energies present. It won’t work for finding out the winning lottery numbers!
Many local well drillers and national waterboards use dowsing to locate where to drill or where the water runs and have a near-perfect record. As an expert dowser, they can tell you where to drill, the depth to drill, what the volume of water will be, the hardness of the water, the soluble chemicals and the bacteria levels. I went to a conference and a Water Board employee was there so I asked him if it was true that they use water dowsers. He said they did and were sometimes more accurate than their regular equipment costing thousands!
If you are interested in learning how to dowse, just let me know as I love teaching it!
You can, and should, give yourself a head, neck and ear massage anytime and anywhere – at your workplace to help you focus, at home after a long exhausting day, before an exam to help you reduce the stress, etc.
Begin with a neck stretching:
Place your hands on the place where neck joins with shoulders and use the fingers to massage and stretch along the shoulder line. Do this a few times each side. The focus is not only on the muscles on the neck but it is also on the throat where stretching will activate the glands and lymph nodes.
Place your left hand on your right shoulder and squeeze the shoulder muscle between your palm and your fingers. Repeat this with your right hand on the left shoulder. Ideally you should do this directly on the skin.
Place your hand on your neck and gently squeeze it, using only the palm to apply the squeeze. This stroke is improving the blood circulation in the brain.
Starting from between your eyebrows rub with both of your middle fingers along the eyebrows to the middle of the eyebrow where you will find a small cavity. Do a small circle fingertip rotation. This is excellent to reduce headaches and fatigue.
Ear massage will help reduce the stress, improve digestion, improve body temperature adjustment. Pull the ear backward with light force. Squeeze the ear between thumb and index applying a light pressure. Pull the earlobe downward with light force and release. This stimulates all the energetic points on the ear.
Friction behind ears by placing the fingers and thumbs on the bone behind your ears. Applying a moderate pressure, move your fingers and thumbs downwards to the neck until you meet the shoulders. This feels great and helps the release of endorphins.
Also, try this to activate the head:
Lean back on your chair and interlace your fingers and place them on top of your head for 10 seconds. Now move the hands down to where your hair forms a swirl and hold. It will require a bit of more effort to keep your hands together, but not too much.
Another simple technique is to place your palms on your front neck. This activates your liver and digestive system and boosts your immunity.
Angels have been with us for many years. Angels were also thought to look after our little ones once they passed over to the other side. It’s my belief that angels have never walked on this earth. However, there are two archangels who are said to be ascended humans. They are Archangel Metratron, who was given the role of an angel for his services to God whilst in human form, and Archangel Sandalphon, which sources claim was once the prophet Elijah.
Angels are all part of our team of helpers who love us unconditionally and respect our free will. We have all heard that we have a Guardian Angel watching over us and protecting us. Angels will never intervene without being asked and will never make decisions for us, but they may provide us with choices. Angels tend to guide us and place the right people in our lives to help us and they are known for sending love and support to us when we ask for it.
There are angels who help us with specific tasks to help with certain issues in our lives. For instance, I often joke that I always call upon the Angel of the Parking Spot to have a place ready for me when I get to the mall. I am never surprised when others say “me too!”
Children adore angels. I gave an angel workshop to a Youth Group last year. I took the kids on a guided journey where they “saw” their angel. Afterwards I asked them to draw their angel and gave them lots of coloured paper, feathers, sparkly glue and stickers. Children are so open and their drawings were magnificent! Afterwards we talked about some of the Archangels and their roles, such as Michael: The Protector; Raphael: The Healer; Uriel: The Conqueror and Gabriel: The Answerer. We had so much fun!
There are many stories of simple, everyday people who have regular interactions with angels. Sometimes angels communicate with a special flower reminding them of someone, e.g. a rose, lilac, honeysuckle, lavender. When I was a child growing up, my mother tended to beautiful fragrant roses in our garden. The roses ran down either side of the long path to the gate. Now and again I can smell one particular rose, the Peace Rose, and I know it’s because my mother is around.
Sometimes people see feathers. Feathers are an angel’s calling card – people find these everywhere. Finding coins on the street or on the floor are just the angels letting you know they are there so think about them and thank them. Some people feel the presence of angels. When you ask them how they know, they reply, “I just know”.
Angels sometimes whisper words of encouragement to us. Occasionally, they will raise their voice especially when we may be in danger. Some of us have heard stories of people surviving car accidents where the state of the car didn’t look like there could possibly be survivors, yet miraculously these people walk away with minor injuries. My cousin did just that. His car hit and went under a large truck on the motorway (the truck driver was as fault) and my cousin somehow undid his seatbelt and slid down in his seat before the truck’s rear end came through the windshield. He escaped with scratches on his face. His guardian angel was certainly watching over him that day!
People notice angels through all of their senses, through feeling, smelling, hearing, and seeing. Some people know angels are around just by the changes they make in their lives.
Create a sacred place where you can sit and meditate and tune in to your angels. They have a wealth of information for you. All you have to do is ask! The next step is to pay attention as you will receive a response.
We’re all kissed by angels
but some of us never think to pucker.
When you are faced with frequent headaches often the easiest thing to do is reach for the aspirin or ibuprofen. While the painkillers can work for a short period of time, frequent use may exacerbate the problem further when the headache reappears. You may end up needing more and more painkillers simply to keep the pain at bay, not to mention the toxins you are adding to your body.
Looking into the root causes of the headaches is a much healthier and beneficial option in the long term to prevent them from occurring further. Food intolerance may be at fault, especially if the headaches occur with nausea or stomach problems. When someone is working too hard or simply not getting enough rest headaches are a warning sign to slow down and let the body recuperate.
So, what is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a natural healing art or complementary therapy based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes areas in the feet, hands and head which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Reflexologists are able to help the body to heal itself by correcting any imbalances that can occur through illness, accident, disease or even lifestyle, correcting and maintaining the body’s natural equilibrium by restoring critical energy pathways that flow through the body. It is a safe, natural and gentle therapy that can be used on or by anyone, including the elderly, the infirm and even babies.
Reflexology may act as a form of pain control and as a treatment can encourage the body to produce endorphins, which are the body’s own natural painkiller. By stimulating the pituitary gland reflex during the reflexology treatment, the amount of endorphins released into the body is increased; interrupting the pain cycle through the application of pressure to the feet.
When our defences are down and we become stressed, a reflexology treatment may help immensely. The hands and feet set the tension level for the rest of the body and this can be easily interrupted through these techniques by generating deep relaxation, allowing energy to flow and resetting the body’s homeostasis. By re-balancing the body and emotions, reflexology is a countermeasure to stress and induces relaxation while promoting a restful night sleep. You don’t need to have a reason to have a reflexology treatment; the experience is pleasurable and can simply be given to revitalise the body.
The effect of the reflexology treatment induces the relaxation of muscles, lessening physical tension so the nervous system can function normally. This in turn assists the other systems in the body, by reducing their workload. Most clients tend to fall asleep during a treatment.