By Margaret VanLaanMartin
Dowsing is simply the ability to connect to one’s higher state of guidance … to ask questions and get answers. From a simplistic scientific perspective, it is the ability to access information available through the right side of our brains (in the Western world most individuals operate almost exclusively through the left side of their brains). So by expanding our abilities to use a greater proportion of our brains … whole new possibilities are now available to us in our lives.
Dowsing is a tool used 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 to stop a bad habit is to be clear in your mind about 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 such as french fries or ice cream. You can also stop bad habits such as 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; members 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 which habit she wanted removed and I could psychically see the habit being removed through the dowsing process. I knew that this was something I wanted to offer my clients. I add to the dowsing session my energy healing and psychic abilities to look at where the habit is trapped in your body. I give you tools to replace the habit with something positive in your space that you really want. This process removes the habit energetically from your body so the habit will not easily return. I have found this to be an extremely successful process for the clients whom 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 to appointments. The outcome is that I am never 10 minutes or any minutes late any more. The procrastination issue became something that no longer causes stress and anxiety. Before the dowsing, 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. I stopped caffeine completely until about four years later when we were traveling in Portugal. I decided to have coffee then because of the type of coffee and how it is served with heated half-and-half. I chose to start that habit again even when my body warned me by getting shaky and dizzy from the caffeine. In later dowsing sessions I chose to remove french fries, ice cream, and doughnuts. After the sessions, 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 are 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 from my caffeine experience, so dowsing is a great tool—it is very successful and you are in complete control of the outcome.
For dowsing to be most effective for getting rid of bad habits, you must be very clear and specific about the bad habit that you want to quit. Be clear about how the bad habit has affected you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. And you 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 to 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 that you might think you have overcome and forgiven, but perhaps you have not. When a similar situation comes up, your anger will reappear suddenly without your even knowing why.
We also hang onto behaviors we were 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 20 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.”
I offer a special healing session when you are ready to dowse to get rid of bad habits. You will participate in a guided meditation to allow your body to choose a habit to remove through dowsing. You will determine what you will replace the bad habit with and you will dowse to remove the habit. You will release a bad habit that is no longer serving you to experience freedom and choice in your body! Already know how to dowse? I offer a do-it-yourself kit available for purchase. The Habit Removal guided mediation is included on a thumb drive along with a written instruction sheet with the steps for dowsing and replacing bad habits.
Psychic, Medium, Healer, and Teacher