Dowse to Let Go and Move On

Identify, (Catch), Love and Let Go

Identify, (Catch), Love and Let Go

Now that we have (Phew!) moved through 2014 and are ready to spring forward into 2015, it might be a good time to take another look at just releasing any remnants of what we were “releasing” in 2014!   I for one, am ready to to move forward.  So where do we begin?

Catch, Love and Release

Melinda Iverson-Inn, longtime dowser and speaker at the West Coast Dowsers Conference offers this helpful protocol/tool to get started:

 “Man can misuse his free will and do wrong, but that temporary delusion can never erase the mark of immortality and perfection of God’s image imprinted on his soul.”-Paramahansa Yogananda (author of Autobiography of a Yogi)

So you did or said something not-so-nice to someone else. If so, you would not be the first person to exercise free will based on some misunderstanding about the Self (our true being) vs. the little-s self (the conditioned internal story that our ego is convinced is really us).

Our physical/emotional/spiritual reactions to memories of the past tend to be a default setting that we slip back into when these memories push us up against a perceived wall or into a perceived corner with (in our minds) no other possible way out. That default setting is the little ego-self’s way of dealing with memories.

Is there a way to let go? Do you have a plan to release yourself from mental discomfort, guilt, or even torture invoked by memories of your self-judged “bad” deeds or words? Or do you believe, somewhere in your unconscious mind, that you deserve to carry the pain a bit longer?

The choice is always ours, and yet it’s amazing how many of us feel enslaved to emotional, mental, and spiritual memories of our past selves—mostly caused by misunderstandings about who we are, where we have come from, and what we have done. That unconscious lens of misunderstanding is what we use to view/cope with events in the present. Then we’re uncomfortable and we don’t know why.

Sometimes we continue to carry such hindrances because some part of us believes that we deserve to suffer. Sometimes our conscious mind thinks we have resolved the issue, and then we encounter our “victim,” or someone else who shares with us that they have done the same thing to another, and we feel the guilty pain and suffering all over again.

Some believe there may be a karmic imprint that must be resolved.

But whatever the energies at work, you are the only one who can

1) release the suffering, and

2) deal with the condition of continually holding yourself hostage to memories related to unkind thoughts, actions or word exchanges.

Nothing will happen to resolve this situation until you do something about it; the good news is that you already have.

You have, in your infinite and unconscious wisdom (however deeply buried it may be), set yourself up to encounter, in your life, circumstances involving people, places and things that will create the opportunities for releasing and making right your previous memories of wrong.

These circumstances could be anything from your office dynamics to your primary partner, or the children you have or teach. They include the grocery clerk who frowns at you for no apparent reason; the airlines flight attendant who is dismissive or curt; the everyday people you encounter or interact with at the local coffee hangout. These are the people with whom you have a connection because of your particular memories, either from this lifetime or a past one.

Some people with memories that need to be cleared may trigger them by watching certain movies over and over, not realizing that, on a unconscious level, they are trying to release a memory and make right a wrong from the past, or heal a memory about themselves or another.

For example; a person that likes to watch Knights Templar movies over and over may have been a Knight Templar, or have been associated with one, in a past lifetime, and there also may be some associated memory or circumstance surfacing that is asking to be realized (caught), loved and released.

When we evoke such memories, consciously or unconsciously, we may feel as if we are pushed up against a mental wall or into an emotional corner and trapped. We can struggle against them, tell ourselves all kinds of stories, but absolutely nothing will happen to resolve the situation unless we take the right action.

What is the right action?

Here are some of the things we can do when we are overwhelmed, pained, trapped, or otherwise affected by memories of past thoughts and deeds:

  1. Dowse for a pattern. Recognize your creation of the same circumstance over and over, perhaps in variations on the same theme.
  2. Know that it does not matter when, where or with whom a troubling memory took place; it can be healed and released.
  3. If the discomfort stems from a present life situation, make Dowse to amends to the other(s) involved, even if they don’t respond. Their response is not your responsibility.
  4. Break the habit of the knee-jerk response by trying something different. When you watch a type of movie that fascinates you (as in the Knights Templar example above), ask yourself what role you identify with and how you might do it differently today. Perhaps you would put down your sword and walk away. Or Instead of raising your voice, soften it. Or smile/laugh at a frowning/menacing person. Remember, it’s only a movie, and you are here in a new movie of life.
  5. When you meet with someone who triggers an unpleasant past emotional memory, ask: “How may I help you?” Even if you just ask this question silently of yourself, being of service is really the only way out. When you do so, you can transmute a memory of pain into an impulse of kindness.

In the end, what we are suggesting that you do is this: try to identify, (catch) the fact that there is some kind of mind-glitch memory causing your mental difficulty or inappropriate behavior; take the right action (love it) as best you can; and then let it go (release it).

It’s absolutely okay to love and leave the memories that bind you to behaviors and actions that result in your suffering or that of others. We have all behaved as the good, the bad, and the ugly at some point in our multidimensional history. The ability to resolve the results of past behavior is what makes you the aware being you are today.

Remember, as stated by Paramahansa Yogananda,

“…that temporary delusion (those actions) can never erase the mark of immortality and perfection of God’s image imprinted on his (our) soul.”

Thank God and Yippee!!

Melinda Iverson Inn




Dowsing Experiments!

You never know where you’ll find friendly dowsers until you strike up a conversation.  I was talking with a friend and happened to mention dowsing about something.  He told me he dowsed too!  We got into a discussion and he said he had been dowsing since he was 10 years old.  His father had gotten a book and a pendulum to look for treasure in old houses.  (This was in Peru, so he could very likely have been able to find treasures!).    His dad didn’t find treasure after all, but he found the book and the pendulum, and has been dowsing ever since.  The book was called “The Riches of the Earth, Undiscovered”.

He told me he had created a device, based on an exercise in the book that could demonstrate that the hand is not moving the pendulum at all.  He soldered a wire to a battery, fixed the battery on a table so it couldn’t move, then attached the pendulum to the wire.   He could touch the battery, and ask yes/no questions and the pendulum would respond.

I was kind of excited about this, so I convinced him to allow me to videotape him with this device!   Here is a short video showing the device (simple to make) and a demonstration of the responses.   Please note that the pendulum responds very slightly and it takes a little time.   This filmed this in San Bartolo, Peru in April, 2014.

Enjoy!!!  Spanish with English Captions.   If you want to watch in Spanish without the captions,  go to:


Guided Color Visualization: “The Color Trick”

Painting by Joan Champion

Painting by Joan Champion


Color is a funny thing.  While most people can identify between 150 and 200 colors, we don’t all see exactly the same colors.  In addition, the emotions and memories we associate with certain colors affect the world we see.

According to Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses, “Color doesn’t occur in the world, but in the mind”.    We use color to calm, to arouse, to energize, however colors can mean different things to different people, based on history, experiences and culture.

Alan Handelsman offers here a powerful process he calls the “Color Trick”.  You can use it to help shift emotional issues, reduce stress, or shift your perception of situations.  Alan will be our Keynote speaker (Friday July 4)  at the West Coast Conference in Santa Cruz, and will teach a daylong workshop on Monday, July 7. 

Doing Magic With Color, by Alan Handelsman

Some people might call the process you are about to learn guided imagery or visualization. Others may call it a meditation. I simply call it the “Color Trick.” I call it a trick for two reasons. The first is that it works like magic. Not the type of magic that is associated with an entertainer’s deception, but the kind of magic that is the art of controlling natural events and causing unaccountable or baffling effects. The magic that is science that hasn’t been explained yet.
The second reason I call this process a trick is because I consider all the methods I’ve learned and developed over the years to balance energy and effect changes as my “bag of tricks.” Whenever I am working with a person or a group, I reach into my bag of tricks and pull out something that will be effective for the situation. If one doesn’t work, I go back to the bag, and pull out another.
This “color trick” is a very effective item in my collection of energy modalities. It works just as well with any size group as it does in a one on one session. I have been ending each one of my group workshops with the Color Trick, and there has always been a very profound calmness and silence in the room afterward. You can also do the Color Trick or yourself, either by recording the directions into a tape recorder and then playing it back, or simply by taking yourself through the process step by step.
 The color trick consists of three basic steps:

  1. Identify and acknowledge some thought, emotion, or “issue” that you want to eliminate or change.  Experience that emotion a color. (Color #1)
  2. Identify the desired state of mind or being, and experience that as a color. (Color #2)
  3. Move Color #1 out, and replace it with Color #2.

    In the color trick you are not working with emotions directly, but with representations of the emotions. The use of color automatically involves the sense of sight, which makes the experience of the emotion more concrete, and therefore easier to change, and to notice those changes.
In the instructions below, I have been somewhat general, so that the format can be used in many different ways. I never use exactly the same words when I do the Color Trick. I say what comes into my head at the moment. The form stays pretty much the same, but the words change each time. When you use this process yourself, feel free to alter it in ways that will make it work better for you and those who are experiencing it along with you.
When you are working with a group of people, they will usually have a variety of issues. If you are working with one person, or a group dealing with a special topic (fear, anger, food cravings, etc.), then you can be more specific. This process can be done in as little as five minutes, or it can take up to 20 minutes, depending on how much time you have available.
Now, here is one possible way to talk through the Color Trick. Experiment with the words to make it as effective as possible for you. The words in brackets are not to be spoken, but simply comments to clarify the process along the way.

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