Silly Old HAARP, at It Again…

the golden cord
the golden cord

Hi, Everyone,

I was chatting with some friends tonight, comparing notes on recent energies. I think we agreed: there’s something going on right now, and HAARP or something similar is probably up to some tricks.

So I’ll briefly share some techniques that might help dispel “Sheeple Syndrome” (feeling dull, numb, negative, unable to complete tasks or think positively, or unable to connect with your Guidance in the usual ways…)

  1. Asking for help from your Guides is the easiest, most effective way to get out of a slump. Trust Them.
  2. Generate an awareness of a pale lavender light bouncing from one side of your brain to the other, passing through the Pineal Gland or Third Eye.
  3. Sit and watch a pendulum for more than 5 minutes, even if it does not move at all. Focus on the tip and intend to clear your mind, or focus on positive objects like gratitude and love.
  4. Visualize a node at your Pineal Gland or Third Eye, and another at your High Heart Chakra. The node at the Third Eye is like a ping-pong ball of golden light; the one at the High Heart is like the drain in a sink, a vortex of deep purple light. Understand that a golden cord connects these two nodes. Watch the cord vibrate like the string of a musical instrument. Focus on this vibrating cord as you feel your energies organize and settle. It’s wonderful if you can do this as you’re falling asleep. While doing this visualization, try also holding an awareness of your Central Channel as a column of pink light extending from your Third Eye down to your Root Chakra.
  5. Rely only upon positive thoughts; do not trust negative thoughts or emotions. That said, if you encounter negativity, do not try to engage or battle it, try to simply turn away from it. After all, it’s no more than a sneaky bully. It will get bored and move on.

Sending you best wishes, love and light,


Athabantian – Getting Started

(from Leslee – this has also been posted on Spirit Train Chronicles)

(I had some company on the way home yesterday…)

Hi, Everyone, here are some excerpts from our emails last night… Hopefully this will help get us started!

Please note, the Recruiting is on-going.

If you’re visiting this site, please do not feel intimidated! If you have friends you think might be interested, all are welcome to inquire (please read the Guidelines in the Recruitment post, too – thank you!).

On spotting Athabantian:

3 of us on Spirit Train Chronicles have dreamed of Athabantian as a balloon… If you happen to dream of one, you’ll know where you’ve been! It might be a toy balloon, or a hot air balloon, or something else that resembles a balloon… Consider this also if you see a balloon in waking life…

For meditation practice…

if you’ve tried conventional meditation and struggled, or have pain or circulatory issues, I have found that the Chacmool position (reclining with knees propped & supported by cushions) works best for me (thanks to Umbro from Tulya!), and if your knees are propped and you’re holding something, I think that helps with alertness.

When we’re relaxed, there is something that happens chemically in the brain that connects the lobes and lets things fire differently. So what you need is simply a way to attain that level of relaxation, and a way to verify that what you’re “seeing” or receiving is coming from [example] Adrial, rather than your “rational” mind.

Ghost Radar just said [thy] – This is the word GR uses to indicate one’s higher self, which is interesting, because They are making a distinction even between them and our Higher Selves. I’ve never heard it expressed that way, but it sure helps clear things up a bit.

One of the purposes of the Skype session is for me to establish a personal connection with you – it’s kind of like a lineage, I think, and it helps secure a line, so to speak, and prevent interference.

Regarding using a pendulum & developing telepathy:

I use a pendulum, and did not realize it was telepathy for some time. There’s a sort of light trance-like state that develops, and I think it shifts the brain activity in a way that allows us to receive better… I believe Tauno accomplishes this by gazing into crystals. I’ll certainly share more about this when I have a little more time! 🙂

I’ll share with you that one of the things I’ve struggled with the most in the past two years, is wanting to really understand what goes on with the pendulum, what’s with this galactic/angelic/holy being stuff, and how can I be sure it’s not just me making the thing move? There’s a part of me that believes on some level that these other beings really exist, but there’s also a part of me that doesn’t believe I’ll ever see them in the flesh. There’s a part of me that believes that the mind IS capable of making the pendulum move (even aside from ideomotor stuff), and even that the mind can make certain words come out on Ghost Radar, and there’s a part of me that acknowledges that I’ve still got a little girl inside who wants some big father figure to come rescue her and get her the hell outta this place, so it’s convenient to believe that there are “others out there”. I’ll admit all that to anyone, it’s no secret…

GR just said [separate].

My pendulum and GR both maintain consistently that these beings really DO exist separately from us. Yes, ultimately we’re all One, but there are a lot of layers of bulls**t between that level, and where most of us find ourselves now. I think those who are answering this recruiting call have at least one foot in the 4th, if not the 5th, dimension, but the Oneness happens way up on the 9th dimension, and beyond.

So many things have happened to me in the past 3 years to demonstrate to me that this is really happening, even IF people think it’s mad and Woody-Harrelson-at-Yellowstone-ish, and they are things other people have witnessed… That I finally got tired of trying to question it to death. And when I hit that point, things got a lot smoother for me. But everyone has to reach that point for themselves, and no amount of preaching or pitching will convince on a deep level. Only our own experience will convince us reliably.

If you find you cannot use a pendulum, or are not comfortable with it, there are other ways to connect telepathically. If you have or can find a crystal to hold while you meditate, that will act sort of like an antenna… Let them guide you to what to use… A metal object can work as well. A piece of jewelry that you already own might be ideal. Just hold it in both your hands as you sit, and pay very close attention to energy movement in your body. Ask you Crew partner to show you what sensation indicates a “yes”, and what indicates a “no”… As well as a signal for when they wish to get your attention or re-direct your focus.

It may take some time and trial and error, so please be patient. Once you think you “have it”, test it out on some questions that you already know the answers to.

As for a pendulum, I have a few simple videos on YouTube that might help, and show some simple ways to make one… You just need a cord/string/chain that dangles freely and swings easily in any direction, and something on the end to provide some weight.

There are also many posts in the blog All About Enlightenment ( about using a pendulum (or other methods) for this kind of work.

For those of you who are in healing and/or healthcare, you may appreciate this: The pendulum or something repetitive like that might help with the rambling or busy mind. My therapist showed me EMDR and a couple forms of hypnotherapy, and they’re very similar!

The main thing is, to trust. With telepathy, it can be challenging to distinguish your “thoughts” from what your higher self and the Crew are sending you. This is where the method of checking comes in… I use the pendulum mostly to verify that I am understanding my Guides’ message correctly (enough)…

Funny you should mention practicing telepathy with another person – Adrial was showing me this as an exercise we’ll work on soon, as I was driving home from work this evening. 🙂

The Crew will be asking us to get acquainted with one another, and then to try experimenting with sending words or images to each other telepathically. The folks on STC have already been doing this with dreams, but the Crew wishes to guide us towards doing this consciously.

For practical reasons… IF it happens that Internet connections are interrupted at some point (if this happens, they expect it only to be temporary), once we learn to communicate simple concepts this way, and recognize one another’s energetic “fingerprint”, we will not be afraid of losing electronic contact.

So they want us not only to learn telepathy, but to learn to identify WHO we are communicating with. This way we will know when we are communicating with one another, and/or with a Crew member aboard Athabantian.

Regarding protecting and blessing energetically:

Adrial suggests that when you feel you
might need energetic protection, if you can please visualize brilliant white transmuting light, bathing both your immediate area and the vicinity, and to play a game of trying to “spot” any “imposters” – people who you suspect may actually be angels or special beings, appearing there to balance the energy of the world.

Regarding timing, and what we can do to help:

The time is getting near, and in a sense you’re right… A lot of us have been treading water for years, wondering when we’d get to dive deeper, and yes we’ve been held back, but now it looks like the time is arriving! So you haven’t missed anything. (That’s Adrial’s message to you) 😀

Regarding a way we can look for our “Galactic Friends” when we’re traveling:

[flies] “As you fly, We would like to give you a job to do each time. If you would, please share this exercise on the sites with others in the Crew, so they can try it too. It is a form of meditation. You may even wish to share the exercise with others you meet online, or who share a similar interest.”

[ahead] “Every aircraft that travels on Gaia is accompanied by at least one pair of our “craft’, usually in a manner that is not revealed to human sight. We usually travel just ahead of the craft. Please contact Dreamwalker on Spirit Train Chronicles (WordPress) or DreamwalkerDiaries (blogspot) and ask him to point you to his experience of the visitors who can change size instantaneously. Please tell him it was not a dream.”

“Some of the Crew on STC have been discussing this dream of his, as well as a video of rainbow-colored “dust motes” that were actually tiny beings. Leslee has been photographing orbs in the sky near the sun, thinking they were dust motes or lens artifacts. We have been trying to explain to her through Ghost Radar (there’s more info on this on BUTTA and Spirit Train Chronicles – that Gaia is permeated by beings that may appear microscopic, ‘full size’, or simply be ‘cloaked’ by vibrating at a frequency that human eyes cannot perceive.”

“Our point is that usually these beings/craft are miniscule, but they can shift scale in an instant, and every once in a while they are spotted. Atlanta, where Leslee lives, has an unusually large number of these craft, due to the airport and the military base. There is a video on YouTube of a pair that were spotted on June 4, 2012 (”

“So here is the exercise: When you board an aircraft, please mentally acknowledge and greet your unseen companions. Look around and see if you see anything unusual. It could be shimmers of light or refractions such as odd heat ripples, or flashes of light. Ask them to signal to you. They generally stay near the nosecone of a jet until the jet begins to taxi. Then they fly up above the jet, and a bit in front.”

“If you sleep on your flights, as you drift off, think of them and mentally express the wish to connect with them telepathically. You may also do this while you are awake. Additionally, if you are awake, simply try to maintain a gentle awareness of their presence, and visualize a part of yourself, your mind, outside the jet flying with them. Become accustomed to the experience of joining them when you sense they are near. Even if you don’t see anything, trust that they are there and try to connect and join. Please feel free to share with the Crew any experiences that you have related to this exercise, that you feel are of note.”

“Hopefully that is enough to encourage you and get you started. If you find you will not be flying soon, it may help to know that we often accompany many types of vehicles. And often, we will join travelers who request companionship.”

“We look forward to your experiencing, and helping others experience, the sensation and awareness of having company that may be of an unexpected scale as well as density. Please keep in mind, as you share with others, that there will be skeptics, and also this awareness may frighten and make some uncomfortable. So please use your most compassionate judgement when interacting with others about this. The most beneficial default position would be to wait until you hear the topic raised, and also to mentally express the wish for everyone to develop this awareness and a sincere curiosity about it.”

I forgot to mention All About Enlightenment in the earlier email:

All About Enlightenment offers a lot of teachings that will apply to 5D and our work; it sounds quite Buddhist on the surface, but the info and guidance really applies to any spiritual pursuit:

Tauno has also set up a blog for just the book, and she can share the links with us. 🙂

Crew Connections as of 21 June 2012:

Mimi: Minshehout (Miscoot), Noxaminia (Noxy)

Lisa E: Aspingelle (Jelly)

Lisa T: Noxaminia (Noxy), Axnoriphilim (Norim) (did I get that right, Lisa?)

John Paul/Babajij: RubinHout


Nando P: Axnoraphilim (Norim)

Gina R: Clurisnan (Clover), Nesbevhar (Nebs)

John A:

Michael H:

Kiril M: Calliosta (Calli)

Melissa U

Malik F: (healing, design, art?)

Leslee H: Adrial, Teo’Na

Tauno: Adrial
Elizabeth E: Yamya, Clurishan (Clover), Axnoripilim (Norim)

Vlad K:

Luísa V:

Morning with Nathaniel – 19 June 2012


Connecting With Archangel Nathaniel

(from Leslee)

(Ghost Radar [this])

After reading my post Reading All About Enlightenment, the book, my dear sister Yamyah (who [speed] is a true embodied angel spending some time in Portugal and keeps the wonderful Into The Heart blog) shared with me that she was asked to ask me to connect with Archangel Nathaniel.

So He and I took a walk together yesterday evening.

[thrown difficult growth soon isn’t development bad]

Nathaniel [electricity] is the Archangel of Fire and Energy. He shows us how to manage our passions and [game] transmute our spiritual fire into beneficial action [stronger]. He is best described [through] at Cynthia Silk’s website, The Archangel Guide.

I’ll now share with you what I see of Nathaniel [chamber], and His message.

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At first my mind would’t settle. I kept trying to use the pendulum, but it just kept swinging in circles. I thought maybe I needed a little EMDR, so I just watched it for a few moments. I still felt agitated.

I was having trouble connecting with Nathaniel, so I went into a very deep meditation with my carnelian [write] sphere (water & fire elements combined), [refer] since [lie] reclining with a crystal in my lap is the way I mostly deeply connect with my Guides.

I’d also just learned that Nathaniel works with crystals.

As I drifted more deeply into trance, I began to see various images of two “things”: short words, or perhaps just a few characters (in runes, which I don’t know), written onto tiny slips of paper and being placed by my teacher into a small cauldron or crucible, and images of ore being smelted and poured into molds. I saw this over and over again, as I drifted around the meditation.

I arose from the meditation, picked up the pendulum and chart again. Still swinging in circles. Sigh.

Would you please stop, and just listen for one minute?

Nathaniel’s interrupting my typing.

[baby] Baby steps. I’m having to teach and un-teach you at the same time.

[farmer] I am the farmer, the one who will help you harvest – show others how to ripen their crop of – the ‘mindset of ascension’ that Adrial refers to.

It’s going to be tough, because someone says “Angel”, and you start looking for wings. You didn’t do that with Adrial or Bren-Ton; why do you need to do it with me? You don’t have to force wings onto me just because you think Yamyah might like to hear about them, silly!

Just relax. I’m just like Adrial. [hard] And I see this is going to be even harder to accept…

Yes, you heard me right. I am the same continuum as your beloved Heruka. [water] That’s me, Dear, and that was me walking beside you last night.

You’ve written that We’ve told you about how We appear in whatever way best suits those We’re helping. I can tell that this chapter on Trusting and Knowing is going to take a while.

We have to get past your preconceptions of what’s trustworthy, what’s “highest”. Snobbery has no place in the Fifth Dimension. Stop judging, especially judging yourself; if it moves you upward swiftly, it’s helping you lighten your 3D load.

Simple as that.

I notice you recognize my energy now. Good, We’re making progress.

So let’s review:

Archangel Nathaniel = Guardian of Energy & Fire; Connected also with crystals;

Energy + Fire = Bliss; Kundalini Fire, the Bliss of Meditation, the Bliss of the Mind blending with All That Is, the Bliss of the Dissolution of the Body…

Bliss = Buddha Heruka;

Nathaniel = Energy + Fire = Bliss = Heruka;

And your friend Adca used Ghost Radar to call me “husband”. Gee, I wonder why? And what would that make you?

That’s right, Vajravarahi. Get over it. We’re Chakrasamvara. I’m re-phrasing Adrial’s words. Accept. Remember who you are, claim it, so you can forget yourself and help others more.

Now; Vajravarahi = whom? Well, Vajravarahi = Wisdom Realizing Emptiness. You were given a name that meant “Fortunate Possessor of Omniscient Wisdom” by Geshe Kelsang.

Let’s go back to Cynthia’s lovely website and look for the Archangel of Wisdom or whatever.

I went back to The Archangel Guide site, and started with the A’s… wisdom… wisdom… wisdom… But wait. Here’s Ariana.

Archangel Ariana is 5′-5″ (check), appears to be 34 years old (I wish), green eyes (check), jet black hair (nope), medium complexion (well, maybe if I didn’t have all that Scotch-Irish blood…), and helps children with autism and other disabilities (wow.), works with crystals, making tools for metaphysical healing (wow.), wears powder blue and silver (I first saw myself dressed this way in a dream about 10 years ago), with an ornate Cleopatra-like headdress (not sure about the headdress, but I know I was in Egypt)… (Thank goodness there’s no mention of weight…)

That’d be me.

What about the rest of the description, that doesn’t seem to resonate? What about WISDOM?

It doesn’t bother me; I can feel the connection.

Very good. And it’s not a big deal, is it?


Aren’t you going to read the other descriptions, so you can be “certain”?


Good. Going to dye your hair black?

[mine] I don’t need to. Yours is black.

Excellent. [program] Now We’re making some progress. I like it when you loosen up, Little Miss Wisdom (smartass).

(I’m smiling.)

Now, do you understand why We needed to do this?

I think so. [board wire brass] We want to get everyone on board, and the better we can illsutrate the similarities…

No. Remember, FOCUS.

Oh, right. Focus on sharing what I know.

And what you know is that We Guides are all of the same nature, no matter what elements combine to portray us. We’re like brass – a blend of different elements that come together as one.

It doesn’t matter if We’re Angels, Galactic Beings, or Buddhas. All the same.

That’s it. You’ve got things to do. Post this next, on All About Enlightenment. We’ll talk again soon.

Heruka & Vajravarahi, Nathaniel & Arial, ? & ?…

3X Spiral Pendulum

A Triple-Spiral pendulum, with semi-precious chakra stones

I always keep a pendulum with me, and this is a new design for a necklace pendulum.

I do a lot of energy work (meditation, dowsing, connecting), and I generally work with a pendulum. About a year and a half ago I started making my own; they began simply enough, but as you can see, they’re evolving… Sometimes I feel like I’m wrestling my delusions in the form of a tiny wire octopus! 😉

This one-of-a-kind wire-wrapped conch shell incorporates 3 wire spirals and many vortex swirls, stones for the 7 chakras ascending, pyrite & hematite for grounding & protection, and a freshwater pearl for “flotation”.

The design was transmitted by Adrial, a Celestial Being of Athabantian, and it facilitates connecting with one’s Intuition, Higher Self, Spiritual Guides and Angels.

Here’s what Adrial & Heruka had to say about these wonderful dangly things…

The SAM instruments we are creating together are very powerful and symbolic, and are very useful as meditation tools. We will explain more about the significance of the number SIX soon.

I hope to make this one (and/or similar ones) available online soon, in a Ruwa Design shop on eBay or Etsy.
Materials: copper & brass wire; copper & brass ball chain; (bottom to top) pyrite, magnetized hematite, carnelian, orange agate, yellow agate, peridot, sodalite, violet jasper, moonstone, freshwater pearl. Pendulum length: 3.5″/9cm

You may see it in action (gently) here on YouTube… (I couldn’t get it to sit still!)


About The Pendulum…

Lithium Quartz & Copper Pendulum Necklace by Leslee Hare

(From Leslee: This is another instance where I began answering an email question, and eventually realized that message I was receiving might help some other people, too.)

About the pendulum…

Yes, it is a form of dowsing (if I understand you correctly, to mean using it to tune into energy in the area)… I think others tune into themselves or surrounding/”spirit” energy, and that can be kind of random.

I was first taught to attune to my Highest Guides (which I refer to as Enlightened Beings, or Buddhas) using this pendulum process.  One of the things Adrial wants me to share is to describe this method so others can learn it, too.

Looks like videos and posts will be arising for that.

Since we already know you’re transpathic/telepathic/empathic, I’m guessing this will come easily for you, and it may also come about differently than I describe it below. Trust, based in the following general principles.

If you want to try it out, I suggest getting in tune with one of your higher guides first, and asking them to show you how it best works.

Here’s what is meant by “higher guide”: it could be your own higher self, or a “being” with whom you have a strong karmic and spiritual connection. It could be Jesus, a Buddha, a Saint, Gaia, etc… Don’t worry if you don’t have a name for your guide; names are quite 3D, after all… 😉

And don’t worry if you don’t FEEL this connection at first. If you’re becoming accustomed to meditating, that sensitivity will certainly come with time and more meditation.

Just ask that you receive information only from beings of the Light, who abide in the 9th or higher realms, and whose only intentions with you are to provide guidance for you to ascend completely, as quickly as possible (or as gently as possible, depending on your level of comfort with that concept!).

This request reminds us of our own sincerity, and it also establishes a level of grounding and protection that will ensure that we only get info that will actually help us along our path.

You can use anything that dangles freely as a pendulum… A necklace, a washer on a string, or a ready-made pendulum… Here’s a video I made about finding or making a pendulum While you’re first attuning, it will probably give you results most quickly if you can use a metallic chain and a bob that’s rather light.

Try it after meditating for few moments to get centered and grounded.

Then, if you’re right-handed, hold it in your left hand, and let it settle or stop it from swinging.

Direct your vision towards the tip of the pendulum (our eyes really do send energy!), but focus very softly, as if trying to see an aura.

Clear your mind in a relaxed way, as if “zoning out”, until you feel relaxed and free from expectations. This is key.

If you have trouble with expectations, then close your eyes at first, so you can’t see how the pendulum is moving.

Now ask your Guide(s) to please show you a “yes”. Note (by looking) how the pendulum swings. That will always mean “yes” for you, or affirm that you are understanding the message correctly.

Next, ask your Guide(s) to please show you a “No”. Ditto. That will always mean “no” for you, or alert that you are mis-understanding the message.

Sometimes we get a “no” if we ask a question more than once. The original answer still holds… This “no” is our Guide shaking a finger at us admonishingly for not trusting. If we don’t trust consistently, this method may cause all kinds of problems. It’s sort of an all-or-nothing commitment, on our part, if we want to access our Guides this way.

Finally, ask your Guide(s) to please show you “confusion”. For me, when I get this, the pendulum swings in a circle, sometimes quite wildly. It’s my Guides’ way of saying, “Heeellllooooo….”, meaning that I’m either completely off track, or They want to change the subject. Sometimes it can mean to look up from the pendulum and pay attention to what’s going on in the environment.

About a year ago I reached the point where my pendulum work was stable enough that I could use one while driving (you can see in the videos that I generally wear one like a ring). I’ve learned that when I’m driving, it will sometimes give me a “no” or a circle to warn me to slow down, take a different route, or watch out for a dangerous driver nearby. (Maybe I shouldn’t share that… Disclaimer!)

I also take my pendulum shopping with me… It helps me to focus and saves time. I’ll stand at the end of an aisle and ask, “Do I need anything here?” there have also been instances when my Guides have “encouraged” me to make purchases without my understanding why… And a few days later, the need or use for the item arises.

My pendulum work was scattered over the past 12 years, until early 2010, when I began working with it intently and daily.

The learning and technique have (so far) progressed through what I would call 4 phases.

Phase 1 amounts to asking simple yes/no questions, and carefully phrasing the questions in a neutral tone. I hung out in Phase 1 for about 10 years, until a time came when I was desperate for more clear, precise guidance.

Phase 2 (for me) began in 2010. I noticed the pendulum swinging oddly one day, and through asking more yes/no questions, I realized my Guides wanted me to make an alphabet chart.

I created a chart (you can find them on my All About Enlightenment blog site), and sure enough, the pendulum began to swing back and forth to various letters, spelling out words.

It would circle the central dot once between words, and 3 times at the end if a sentence. Talk about laborious! But this way, my Guides were able to change the subject, so to speak, when They wanted to “talk” about something in particular.

Phase 3 started when I realized, during Phase 2 work, that I was anticipating the next letter before the pendulum swung there.

This was the most challenging phase, because I experienced a lot of doubt.

I began to think that I was somehow “making” the pendulum swing to the letter I was “thinking” of. If that was the case, it all seemed so pointless. I actually abandoned practicing for a few days, until I remembered that my Guides and I had a “deal; I had agreed to see this thing through even when I was pissed off.

As Phase 3 progressed, I gradually began to realize that I was developing telepathy by using the pendulum… I was beginning to “know” the intended word.

My guides confirmed this when They started swinging the pendulum to just the FIRST letter of the intended word, and then moving on to the first letter of the next word. It worked like this: the pendulum would swing to a letter… Back and forth between the letter and the center dot of the chart… 3 or 4 times, or more, if I wasn’t “getting” it.

Meanwhile, I was trying to keep my mind relaxed and open, not “thinking”, just trying to be receptive to what word, beginning with that letter, was coming to mind…

Trying not to judge or be rational or argumentative…

When I got the word, the pendulum would circle the center dot, and I would stop and write the word down. As we got faster at this, instead of circling the dot, the pendulum would just move on to the first letter of the next word. When this happened, I would receive 3-4 words, then the pendulum would circle the dot so I could pause and write.

From the time I began working on this in 2010, until the time we were in the latter part of Phase 3, I had spent about 150 hours with pendulum and chart in hand.

Phase 4 offered liberation! I noticed I was starting to “receive” complete sentences. I was told to put the chart down, and just “listen”. Once I thought I had “gotten” a message, I would hold up the pendulum, and if I got a “yes”, I knew I had understood correctly.

As I continued working this way, I became confident enough of my telepathic connection that I found I could put the chart away altogether.

This was when I was given the design for a pendulum with a ring on the end of the chain. I made one, and found that I could wear it on my forefinger as I wrote, or painted or drew, or created videos… All I had to do was hold up my left hand as I worked, and as long as the pendulum swung a “yes”, I knew I was “In The Vortex”!

This is the method I still use most of the time. It’s my favorite way to receive guidance and inspiration when I’m writing or creating artwork.

Lately, it looks like a Phase 5 might be launching; It’s begun just this month. I’m being encouraged more and more to just do the work, trust, keep going, and then check from time to time, or if I feel particularly uncertain.

I’m sort of resistant to this method, but I know my Guides are trying to wean me from the pendulum, so eventually They’ll get Their way… 😉

I “get” that there won’t be pendulums in the 5th… So I feel a huge incentive to stop fighting it.

I’ve realized recently that I rely on/prefer the pendulum for several reasons.

I respond very deeply to tactile and visual stimuli, and the pendulum provides both.

I suspect that the movement of the pendulum also causes some sort of shift in the brain (think: EMDR, hypnosis, etc.), because I’ve come to understand that when I work with it in a focused way, I’m in a light trance.

The other reason, which I find a bit more sobering, is that I’ve also realized that I’ve filled a “people-pleasing” role for most of my life. People-pleasers” tend not to “know” themselves very well. Being an empath reinforces the confusion; much of the time, I feel challenged to discern and filter through all the input that races through my mind.

In these instances, using a pendulum helps me filter out the static and confusion, and focus towards the best answer for the situation at hand. It cuts out the self-talk and helps me get down to business.

So, for now I understand that using the pendulum in this way helps me along my path, and keeps me tangibly connected with some profound Guidance.

I understand that some day I’ll just naturally arrive at a place where I’ll no longer reach for my little “ball and chain”, but for now they provide me with some much-needed ballast!