pendulum dowsing

Pendulums come in many different styles, shapes, sizes and personalities. From a simple necklace, gem adorned and to the fancy, quite large points that are absolute works of art.

The Pendulum

By definition, pendulums are “a weight hung from a fixed point so that it can swing freely backward and forward, especially a rod with a weight at the end that regulates the mechanism of a clock..” In many cases concerning the use of divination and spirit work, this tool is known for being comprised of a tapered crystal and/or metal pendant and chain, such as as these:


What Is It For?

Pendulums are used for divination (known as dowsing) and communication with spirit. Here are some other things people use a pendulum for

Finding things that are lost.
Finding energy points on the body in healing sessions, especially with Reiki
Practicing telekinesis
Answering simple yes and no questions for readings
Aura cleansing
Chakra balancing
Clearing the blockage of energy (chi) in the body
Grounding


How Does It Work?

Pendulums help us seek answers to certain questions by picking on subtle vibrations. They do so by moving in the direction of invisible energy around us.


How To Cleanse A Pendulum

You cleanse your Pendulum the same ways in how you would cleanse a a crystal. You can use, fire, air, earth and water to do so.

•Fire: put your pendulum outside and expose it to direct sun for a few hours. This will energize it with the suns high vibration.

•Earth: Bury your pendulum in soil or sea salt and let it rest there for a while. This can absorb and transmute any negative energy.

•Water: Put your pendulum (water soluble materials only) in a bowl of crystal energized water, and visualize it being cleansed and love flowing and replacing any obstacles. Or take your pendulum near a running stream or waterfall and expose it to the vibration on the earth next to but not in the streams of water.

•Air: You can put your pendulum through the smoke of burning Sage, Palo Santo smudge/incense to cleanse it.


Some Different Pendulum Materials and Their Uses

•Aventurine: Attracts abundance, promotes healing, clears and protects the heart chakra making it good for releasing emotional issues. Releases fears and opens the mind and heart to new possibilities.
•Crystal (Clear Quartz): Cleanses and balances mental, spiritual and emotional energies. Can amplify properties of other stones and crystals.
•Selenite: Numerous healing and metaphysical properties. Excellent for energy healing work, cleanses the aura and draws healing energies.
•Onyx: Strong protective stone that absorbs and transforms negative energies and is used to relieve worry and anxiety.
•Brass: Attracts healing, prosperity and protection. Associated with the element of fire and is very energizing.
•Copper: Balances and amplifies energies and promotes healing on all levels.Aventurine: Attracts abundance, promotes healing, clears and protects the heart chakra making it good for releasing emotional issues. Releases fears and opens the mind and heart to new possibilities.


How To Use A Pendulum

Release of ego and attachment to outcome are vital when using the pendulum, either for self readings or for others. I recommend a short meditation to center yourself, quiet quiet your mind, and inviting your higher power to aid you in discernment in a quiet undisturbed setting. Here’s one I used in the past.

The second thing that you should do before using a pendulum, preferably before every session, is to calibration. Hold your pendulum chain between your thumb and forefinger and allow the “bob” (the smaller stone or loop) to dangle freely. I drape the pendulum chain over top of my first finger, but that is a personal choice. Next, I ask the pendulum to reveal its own natural patterns by asking a question or two I know to be true, false, maybe and unknown and observing the reaction of my pendulum. This is my preferred way. Or, another way to calibrate your pendulum is to,  program it with the standard responses, by giving it specific instructions such as, swing the directions listed below and see how well you two communicate…Either way you decide to calibrate, please take your time. Especially when you are new at pendulum divination. With either method, be patient; it may take some time on your first attempt.


    


Different Pendulum Movements

Occasionally some people will have a connection with their pendulum that is not the norm. I have one pendulum that swings and circles the opposite way from the norm. It’s done this since I was gifted it by my Reiki 1 master on the day of my attunement. This is the one I use most often.

•Vertically (Up and Down)
•Horizontally (Left and Right)
•Diagonally
•Rotations (Left or Right)
•Shaking or Vibrating (Can indicate erratic energy and you should cleanse and try again)


Using Your Pendulum

Using the pendulum is one of the easiest ways of divination. The steps below are pretty simple.

Quiet your thoughts, release your ego and let go of attachment to the answers.
Rest the arm that will hold the pendulum on a steady, preferably on a flat and even surface so that your arm is at ease
Hold your pendulum outward and let it settle until it is motionless.
Invite any higher power or spirit guides that you would like to aid you in your reading
Calibrate your pendulum.
Ask your question(s).
Write down the responses.


Pretty simple, right?


 Pendulum Boards & Mats

The difference when you use a pre-marked Pendulum board or mat is that you would still your pendulum over the center to get the responses listed on the board itself. Still go through all the other steps above!



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Mexican

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-sodium organic chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 medium jalapeño peppers, seeded and deveined, chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. ground smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb. raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warm
  • 1 cup pico de gallo (or fresh tomato salsa)
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1 medium lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Place chicken broth, garlic, jalapeños (if desired), chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, bay leaves, and chicken in a 3-quart slow cooker; mix well and cover. Cook on high for 2½ to 3 hours (or on low for 4 to 5 hours), or until chicken is tender.
  2. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and shred with 2 forks.
  3. Evenly divide chicken between 8 tortillas. Top evenly with pico de gallo, avocado, lime juice, and cilantro; serve immediately.

Prep Time 20 mins  Cook Time 3 hrs  Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins  Servings 4 Servings (2 tacos each)  Calories 333 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions ½ Fat 1½ Protein ½ Grain Carb

P90X3 Portions 1½ Carb 1½ Protein 2 Fat

Body Beast Portions 1 Carb 1 Vegetable 3 Protein 2 Fat

Container Equivalents ½ Green 1 Red 1 Yellow 1 Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Add a side salad or veggies for a great lunch option.

FIXATE Chicken Mole

Ingredients

  • 3 large dried ancho (or pasilla) chiles stems, seeds, and ribs removed and discarded
  • 1½ cups hot water
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil divided use
  • 1½ medium onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 (6-inch) corn tortillas toasted, torn into pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. all-natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 1¾ cups low-sodium organic vegetable (or chicken) broth
  • 1 (3.1-oz.) square Mexican chocolate (like Ibarra or Abuelita), chopped
  • 1 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 8 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts boneless, skinless

Instructions

  1. Soak chiles in water for 15 minutes. Drain; set aside.
  2. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add onions; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
  4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  5. Place onion mixture, chiles, tortillas, peanut butter, oregano, and broth in blender, in two or more batches, if necessary; cover with lid and kitchen towel. Blend until very smooth.
  6. Return mixture to saucepan; cook on medium-low heat, stirring frequently, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Add chocolate. Season with salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and mixture is thick enough to coat a wooden spoon. Set aside.
  8. Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  9. Add chicken breasts; cook, turning once, for 7 to 9 minutes, or until chicken breasts are no longer pink in the middle.
  10. Top each chicken breast with ⅓ cup mole sauce.

Recipe Notes: You can substitute 3 oz. dark chocolate plus 1 pinch of ground cinnamon for Mexican chocolate. 

Prep Time 20 mins  Cook Time 40 mins  Total Time 1 hr  Servings 8 Servings (about ⅓ cup sauce each)  Calories 289 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions 1 Protein 1½ Condiment ½ Fat

P90X3 Portions 1 Protein 1 Carb 2 Fat

Container Equivalents 1 Red 1 Yellow 1½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! A protein and FFC as part of lunch.

 

Steak Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 1½ tsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium green (red or yellow) bell peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. raw extra-lean beef sirloin, cut into 2-inch strips
  • 1 tsp. ground chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ cup fresh salsa
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas, warm
  • 4 Tbsp. reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add bell peppers and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until onion is translucent and peppers are tender.
  3. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  4. Add beef, chili powder, cumin, pepper flakes, and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.
  5. Add salsa; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. Evenly top each tortilla with beef mixture, yogurt, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Prep Time 20 mins  Cook Time 18 mins  Total Time 38 mins  Servings 4 servings, 2 fajitas each  Calories 311 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions 1½ Protein ½ Grain Carb 1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions 2 Carb 1½ Protein ½ Fat

Container Equivalents 1 Green 1 Red 2 Yellow 1 tsp.

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Horchata Shakeology

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Whey Shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place almond milk, ice, Shakeology, almonds, cinnamon, and extract in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Prep Time 10 mins  Cook Time 0 mins  Total Time 10 mins  Servings1 serving  Calories 260 kcal  Author Beachbody

Container Equivalents  (*regular and vegan) 1 Red ½ Blue 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! An occasional snackional or enjoy as part of breakfast.

 

Mango Margarita Shakeology

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Plant-Based Vegan Shakeology
  • ½ cup chopped mango
  • 1 tsp. finely grated lime peel (lime zest)
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Place almond milk, lime juice, ice, Shakeology, mango, lime peel, and hemp seeds in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

Prep Time 10 mins  Cook Time 0 mins  Total Time 10 mins  Servings1 smoothie  Calories 305 kcal  Author Beachbody

Container Equivalents ½ Purple 1 Red ½ Orange 1 tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! This recipe makes a great breakfast option.

Taco Seasoning Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano

Instructions

  1. 1. Combine chili powder, cumin, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano in a small bowl; mix well.

Prep Time 10 mins  Cook Time 0 mins  Total Time 10 mins


Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack or pepperjack cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1 medium jalapeño seeds and veins removed (optional), sliced (can add a second if desired)
  • ½ cup mashed avocado
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. Place cauliflower on baking sheet. Drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with cumin, salt, chili powder, and garlic powder; toss gently to blend. Spread evenly on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until tender-crisp and golden.
  4. Top evenly with cheese. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  5. Top evenly with tomato, onion, bell pepper, jalapeños, avocado, and cilantro; serve immediately.

Prep Time 20 mins  Cook Time 33 mins  Total Time 43 mins  Servings 4 servings  Calories 157 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X2 Portions ½ Fat ½ Dairy 1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions ½ Carb ½ Protein 1½ Fat

Body Beast Portions 2 Vegetable 1 Protein 1½ Fat

Container Equivalents 1 Green 1 Blue ½ tsp.

2B Mindset Plate It! Makes a great veggie side as part of lunch or dinner. Also makes a great snack(tional).

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 medium jalapenos seeded and deveined, finely chopped
  • 1 lb. raw ground chicken breast
  • 1½ cups dry farro rinsed
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans rinsed, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (15-oz.) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes (or diced tomatoes) no salt added
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (10-oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. ground coriander
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper to taste; optional
  • 1 cup shredded jack, cheddar, or Mexican blend cheese
  • 3 medium green onions chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until onion is soft.
  3. Add garlic and jalapenos; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until jalapenos are soft.
  4. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Place chicken mixture, farro, beans, corn, tomatoes, water, enchilada sauce, chili powder, cumin, and coriander in a 3-quart slow cooker; mix well and cover. Cook on high for 3 hours, or until liquid has been absorbed, and farro is tender.
  6. Remove lid and stir mixture. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Add cheese; mix well. Cover until cheese has melted.
  7. Top with green onions and cilantro; serve.

Prep Time 15 mins  Cook Time 3 hrs 13 mins  Total Time 3 hrs 28 mins  Servings 10 serv, about 1 cup each  Calories 320 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions 1 Protein ½ Grain Carb ½ Dairy 1 Vegetable

P90X3 Portions 2 Carb 1 Fat 1 Protein

Body Beast Portions 1 Starch ½ Legume 2 Vegetable 3 Protein

Container Equivalents 1 Green ½ Red 2 Yellow ½ Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Add more veggies and protein to this FFC as part of lunch.

Turkey Tostadas

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-inch) whole-grain flour tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup tomatillo salsa
  • 1½ cups roasted turkey breast, shredded (approx. 8 oz.)
  • 2 cups leaf lettuce, finely shredded
  • ¼ cup onions, chopped
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • ½ medium ripe avocado, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Lightly coat both sides of tortillas with spray. Place tortillas in single layer on large baking sheet. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until golden. Set aside.
  3. While tortillas are baking, heat salsa in medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until turkey is evenly coated and heated through.
  5. To serve, place a tortilla on each serving plate. Top evenly with lettuce, turkey mixture, onion, cheese, and avocado.

Prep Time 15 mins  Cook Time 11 mins  Total Time 26 mins  Servings 4 servings  Calories 285 kcal  Author Beachbody

P90X/P90X2 Portions 1 Fat ½ Protein ½ Grain Carb ½ Vegetable

P90X3 Portions 2 Carb 2 Fat 1 Protein

Portion Fix Containers ½ Green ½ Red 1 Yellow 1 Blue

2B Mindset Plate It! Add more veggies to make a great lunch.