Hi Mac,A couple of seasons ago I made myself various pendulums, some charts and did some experimentation. I was not impressed by the results and completely unpersuaded that any knowledgeable entity was in any way involved.
It's easy to believe that because others - Carol and Mikey included but theirs is exceptional - use pendulums that just anyone can. The blind testing you did highlights the weaknesses of using a pendulum and also the foolishness of trying to foretell the future with one.
Yes that's true. It shows how easy it is to be mystified by something which you don't understand. The fact that it moves on its own and changes direction depending on what I'm thinking is just so amazing it's hard to believe it's anything but divine...and the fact that it's called divining does not help! I do believe with practice I could get more use out of it, it's already helped me to find several lost items around the house and I believe it was more than just dumb luck.
I heard that the issue with asking questions about the future is that with free will and the fact timelines change all the time, it's improbable that the predictions will come true, but maybe perhaps at the time of asking the question it's true? I believe a spirit would be able to tell us the future, but maybe they are not allowed as it would affect our decisions and we would not learn our lessons?
Hi Mac,It may be less controversial if you are only asking where the lens cap from an important camera is in your home. The proof of that particular pudding is pretty easy and you may choose to believe it was a contact providing that information for your benefit. Would such a trivial request result in a divine - from God - intervention? It might if you think God was that interested in your finding a lens cap.....
But could you ever be sure it wasn't the process of asking that triggered a recall of details from deeper in your memory? Let's go with the first assumption though, that the find was down to the intercession of a spirit. What if you then asked an answer to a question somewhat deeper? Would you trust an unknown responder with that because you'd been guided to a lost lens cap?
A couple of points emerge from this approach. If pendulum movement were to be influenced by the involvement of a discarnate could we be certain that a) that spirit actually does know the answer to a question and b) could be trusted to give it?
Asking questions of any incarnate individual makes most sense when we are confident in the ability and the integrity of the individual answering it. Why would we automatically trust an answer seemingly originating from an unknown discarnate - a spirit person? I have often argued that those most readily contactable 'over there' are those who remain close to this earth plane, a situation that may suggest minimal spiritual progress and/or a desire to move forward. You gonna trust this individual?
You will hear about or read all manner of claims about telling the future. In reality there is no single future anyone can foretell. There are many potential future outcomes. With a little spiritual insight/foresight there's the possibility that someone, somewhere may figure a likely future outcome in a limited range of subjects. But that wouldn't be THE future. It would be one potential outcome of certain events.
My opinion is that serious spirit-viewers of earth events may see more of the overall picture from their vantage point. Now unrestricted by their puny physical bodies some will be able to compute the most likely outcome of many variables - but that's still not 'telling the future'. Even then chance changes to the data might quickly and significantly change a computed potential outcome.
As for a point in your last sentence it's not that spirits aren't allowed to "tell us the future". As I explained above it's not possible to do that and perhaps it's a good thing that trans-dimensional communication isn't easy. If it were possible, just picture the chaos that might result from idiots here listening to idiots 'over there'. We might indeed change our behaviours and our decisions but we're not here to "learn our lessons". We're here to experience life in-the-body.
We're told what we learn from our experiences enhances the rate of our spiritual progress compared with what we'd make if we didn't live as incarnates. This is the essence of lives as humans.
my pleasure, MattHi Mac,
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply and to give me all your thaughts on it. I agree with what you say. There is no way to verify any of the information you get and if I happen to find lost things with it, who is to say it's not just my subconscious remembering where I left things.
I can understand now why it's not a common practice to use pendulums, I suppose this is why they are no more than a curiosity.
There are some people on YouTube who seem to live by them and say they talk regulary with their spirit guides and even angels. I'm not sure if an angel would have much interest in what I'm up to anyway, as you say why would the divine have much interest in finding lens caps!
I intend ask more questions and play around with it, because it is interesting. I am grateful for your advice
All the best. Matt
If you're actually serious then on the second question it's "no" in physical terms the way you might concoct booze in this dimension or experiment with drugs. That's because there are no drugs and no reagents from which to make 'em; there's nothing from which to distill ethanol or to flavor it.Thanks for answering my questions
I have (an)other questions:
1. Can we hide our own secrets and do private things in afterlife?
2. How about getting drunk/high? I’d really like to manifest/create my favorite booze there
I guess, though, you were having a bit of fun and it's certainly fun to dream and fantasise about such near-impossibilities. What has to be remembered always, however, is that the etheric dimensions aren't fantasy lands hence fantasies don't take place in them other than personally-created mental ones.