Frequently Asked Questions about Reiki Pendulums
Just in case your questions about using pendulums during your Reiki sessions or treatments wasn’t covered in my previous articles, here are some additional questions students often ask:
Are pendulums accurate?
Depends. They can be entirely spot-on eerily accurate, or completely inaccurate.
This depends not on the pendulum, as it has the potential to deliver the correct answer each and every time, but rather on your mind and emotions and whether you can get them out of the way. Receiving an accurate answer from your pendulum during Reiki sessions requires you to be completely and fully present in the here and now.
How can I trust that my pendulum is giving me accurate information during Reiki treatments?
The bottom line is this. While you can (and should if you want to!) use pendulums in your Reiki sessions for guidance and support, you cannot make a wrong decision with Reiki really.
To play Devil’s advocate, let’s say you asked the pendulum if you should move to the client’s head during the Reiki session or stay at her feet. The pendulum says, “Yes”, meaning stay at her feet, when in reality she could best use the energy at her head.
The Reiki healing energy is no dummy! It will still travel to her head if that’s where she needs it most. So never fear that your Reiki pendulum is giving you the wrong answer. Rather, have fun using your pendulum!
You may find that you ask it a question, and before your pendulum answers you already know the answer. Go with your gut, not the pendulum.
Maybe your pendulum is testing you to see if you trust your intuition and will follow what you know to be true!
Does each pendulum have an ‘owner’, per se?
Well, your pendulum does use your energy and your vibrations to provide you with answers and insight. Therefore, you may not want to let other people handle your pendulum, since they might add their vibrations into it and ‘confuse’ it, so to speak.
If someone does touch your Reiki pendulum, just be sure to use the Safe Clearing Symbol if you know it or some other way to clear your pendulum before you work with it once more. Then, power your Reiki pendulum up again with the Reiki Power Symbol. Your pendulum should work just fine!
Can pendulums predict the future?
No, not really. Your pendulum is giving you answers for the present moment. Pendulums are not really a tool that can be used in predicting the future. That’s where talking to a skilled intuitive can help.
So be grateful for the answers, but remember to be flexible. Luckily, the only moment you should be thinking about is the present one anyway. What else do we have really? The past has already been determined and anything can happen at any time in the future.
I’m confused. When I use my Reiki pendulum, am I getting messages from Spirit, my Higher Self or my subconscious?
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question. Basically, you are getting information that your subconscious believes to be true. That being said, Spirit and your Higher Self can speak to you through your subconscious.
But if you use your Reiki pendulum in the traditional way of asking it questions, generally the responses you receive will be from your subconscious. It is the dominant force in your emotions, after all!
Now if you want to receive answers from your Higher Self, you can make statements to your pendulum during Reiki sessions such as, “My Higher Self knows _____ to be true.” You can also use the Reiki symbol that calls in your Higher Self if you know it.
Even if you don’t know the symbol, you can invite your Higher Self to be with you while you use the pendulum and during the Reiki treatment by saying something to the effect of, “I invite my Higher Self to be here now.” In my Reiki Master Teacher class, I teach all the Reiki Master teachers to call in their Higher Selves before they teach Reiki training classes, give Reiki attunements or give Reiki treatments. Maybe you can try that too?