The All Important Dowsing State

The Dowsing State (Mary Pedi)

 When teaching dowsing and practicing dowsing, it is important to get into a Dowsing State. We have learned from many workshops with Master Dowser, Raymon Grace, that being in the right state of mind or relaxed state, known as the Alpha Brain State, allows us to be in a state of consciousness that is one of expanded awareness, ready to receive information. At every Dowsers Unlimited meeting we practice what we call “Being in the Moment” in which we achieve a more relaxed state through deep breathing and meditative direction. We imagine or visualize a white ball of Light descending from above our heads and slowly spreading and flowing throughout our bodies and surrounding us with protective white light. By doing this at our meetings, we remove the tensions of the day and quiet our minds, blocking out the multi-layers of noise from daily life. In the book, Awakening the Mind, written by Anna Wise, she describes the different states of the brain.

The Gamma State is measured as 40-120 Hz, which has fastest brain waves. This state is associated with high levels of cognitive functioning.

The Beta State 13-40 Hz is where thinking is generated. This state is associated with worry, stress, and fear. People spend most of their time in this fully awake Beta state.
The Alpha State 7-13 Hz is the awake resting state, which is the bridge to the subconscious.
The Theta State 4-7 Hz is the normal dream state that accesses the subconscious, where we receive insight, intuition and inspiration.
The Delta State 0-4 Hz is the deep dreamless sleep state. It is the best state for the immune system function, for restoration and continued good health.
The Delta State also offers a true sense of inner knowing, that provides deep levels of psychic awareness.

“Delta can provide access to a kind of universal psyche or mind…”  Anna Wise, Awakening the Mind

In conclusion, regular meditation and visualization will make your dowsing experience easier and more accurate. By being in the Dowsing State you will find dowsing to be a “great friend in guiding you through life.”

Addendum. Recently upon reading a science based article on the brain by Christina Sarich, it became apparent that the information is so valuable, this addendum was added.  The chart below shows brain wave activity states, but what else happens when we take a respite from the deafening sounds of modern life? What happens when we sit in silence, when we meditate, when we get into the Dowsing State? Aside from the metaphysical benefits, there are also measurable physiological changes which take place throughout the body: notably in the brain.

Now scientists have studied the effects of silence on the brain for several decades, and many studies show how vital silence is for a human being.

  • Silence develops new brain cells: “new cells appeared to become functioning neurons”

  • Silence heightens sensitivity and empathy:  without the right brain area being developed, “this region does not function properly on a regular basis — or when we need to make particularly quick decisions — and our ability to execute empathy is dramatically reduced.”

  • Silence fights insomnia:  “those who spent just twenty minutes practicing “silence” had a measured increase in sound sleep and no longer suffered from insomnia”

  • Silence releases tension from the body and the brain:  “measured changes in heart rate, respiratory rates, carbon dioxide levels, cerebral-artery flow, and other concrete physical changes, found that just a few moments of silence change how our bodies respond to the world and even indicate that silence can help us to overcome childhood trauma, PTSD, and other serious conditions of the heart and mind. The amygdala — associated with memory formation and emotion — is activated when we hear “noise” leading to the release of stress hormones. Conversely, silence activates the release of oxytocin, GABA, and serotonin – all hormones which reduce stress.”

  • The Brain Evaluates And Internalizes Information:  “When the brain is at rest and not exposed to new stimuli via sound, it can take both internal information (learned things) and integrate them more seamlessly with external information.”

  • Bio: Christina Sarich is a writer, musician, yogi, and humanitarian with an expansive repertoire. Her thousands of articles can be found all over the Internet, and her insights also appear in magazines as diverse as Weston A. Price, Nexus, Atlantis Rising, and the Cuyamungue Institute, among others. She was recently a featured author in the Journal, “Wise Traditions in Food, Farming, and Healing Arts,” and her commentary on healing, ascension, and human potential inform a large body of the alternative news lexicon. She has been invited to appear on numerous radio shows, including Health Conspiracy Radio, Dr. Gregory Smith’s Show, and dozens more. The second edition of her book, Pharma Sutra, will be released soon.