Using Dowsing With Labyrinths

Children naturally know how to walk labyrinths.

Children naturally know how to walk labyrinths.

 

Here’s another example of Dowsing, and the benefits of keeping an open mind!   This story is from Richard Feather Anderson, who will teach an advanced course at the Dowsers West Coast Conference in July, Santa Cruz, CA.

“Dowsing is a wonderful way to reach beyond what we consciously know – to get answers to questions that best serve everyone concerned. I can’t imagine doing what I do professionally without the help of dowsing. I use it in every feng shui consultation, geomantic site planning job, labyrinth design project, space clearing, and earth acupuncture treatment. Dowsing gives me deep insights more quickly than I could ever get just using my rational, logical, analytical faculties. Let me give you some examples from my every-day professional uses.

In my thirty years of designing and laying out labyrinths for people to use for walking meditations and consciousness-raising processes, I have always dowsed for the spot that will “best support” these activities, and then dowse for where the entrance and main axis should go. One of the first years I brought labyrinths to the West Coast Conference, 1986 or 87, my dowsing directed me to orient a seven-circuit ancient style labyrinth so that the entry path was directly aimed at a three-story blank concrete wall on the campus of UC Santa Cruz. I could not figure out why my higher intuitive self thought this was a good idea. My architect’s mind told me this gave meditators the ugliest possible view as they started their walk and arrived at the center. I had noticed that labyrinth walkers spend most of their time looking down at the ground to stay on the path, and only look up as they enter, and again when they arrive at the center. So I knew it’ was important to orient a labyrinth so you see something inspirational or peaceful at those moments when you look up and take in the surroundings.

Even though I couldn’t explain why it made sense, I followed my dowsing results. On the last night of the conference I went out to have one last labyrinth walk. It was the first clear fog-less night, and as I stood at the mouth of the labyrinth and looked along the path to the center, I saw to my amazement that the path was pointing directly due north to the North Star. “Oh, my goodness!” I exclaimed, “so that’s why I was directed to orient it this way.”

I learned that night to never question my labyrinth dowsing results again. The next year it happened again with the orientation of a Chartres labyrinth. I thought I was being told to orient the labyrinth toward the beautiful redwood grove on campus, but when I took a compass reading I discovered it was also replicating the orientation of the original labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France, which points at the summer solstice sunrise. I just love how dowsing nudges me to do things that are only later revealed to be so perfect for the desired intention or goal.

For more information about Richard Feather Anderson:

2036 Nevada City Hwy #308;  Grass Valley, CA 95945

530-272-7737

rfa.geomancer@gmail.com

www.richardfeatheranderson.com

Daffodil Labyrinth Days in Santa Rosa

Inaugeration of the new labyrinth

Inaugeration of the new labyrinth

Alex Champion, master builder of labyrinths, held his annual Daffodil Labyrinth Days at his home in Santa Rosa, March 8.

Alex started this event years ago at his home in Mendocino County as a way to celebrate spirit, Spring, the sacredness of the Labyrinth and the blooming of the daffodils.

Now,  having moved to Santa Rosa, Alex continues this tradition.  Dowsers, Labyrinth builders and friends of Metaphysics came to be with kindred spirits and their friends, and walk the Labyrinth.

Here’s a diagram of his plan for the “4 directions labyrinth/small earthwork” before he started:

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From Alex:

“This is a small labyrinth with just an eighty foot pathway.  And it’s a circular labyrinth, so there is no center.  One enters to the green dot and goes either CW or CCW (straight ahead) and then walk around the central mound I call the dyad, as many times as one wants.”

The mounds were seeded with California wildflowers for the wine region, and most mounds are covered with seedlings.

He lined the mounds with some river rock generously donated by Charity Grace Kirk.

4 directions labyrinth in progress

Here’s how the labyrinth looked in February this year:

(before the river rock was installed)

The final result!

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This labyrinth  has a special connecting energy with the Oak Tree in the background.

Alex will be teaching the art of Labyrinth making in a hands-on ‘Funshop’ Thursday, July 3, 2014 at The West Coast Dowsing Conference to be held this July 3 to July 7 in Santa Cruz.

For more info: http://www.earthsymbols.com

www.dowserswestcoast.org

Dowsing Protocol for Rain

Samuel Taylor ParkThis protocol for Rain was posted in our February Newsletter, and we were getting so many good reports with its success, we thought it would be a good idea to post in on our blog.

 You can add or modify to this for  your own area and situation.  

 A Protocol for Rain for California:  We are experiencing the worst drought in recorded California history.  We would really appreciate your assistance.  The following is a suggested protocol for your use in assisting us in ending this drought.

 Weather is governed by the weather divas who plan things and oversee their development, and the weather spirits who actually do the work of moving things around; setting up high and low pressure areas, routing streams of warm and cold air, wet and dry air, the jet streams, fogs and all the other components that go to make up the weather that we experience.

 The divas and spirits are energy, just as we are.  They have consciousness and minds.  Like us, they sometimes make mistakes or forget things.  When things get forgotten or mistakes are made, other beings suffer.  Sometimes the weather energies are so focused on their world and goals that they don’t notice that a problem has developed.

 In this case, it appears that they set a high pressure ridge off of the coast of California and then forgot about it.  The result was that California remained without normal rainfall for several months while other parts of the country were inundated with rain, snow and below-normal temperatures.

Plants, animals and people suffered because of the forgetfulness of the weather-beings.  Some suffered and died because of dryness; some suffered and died from the cold.

 No being truly means to deliberately harm other beings; once a problem is pointed out, normal beings hasten to correct that which is causing harm.

We simply opened a channel (by praying) to the weather-beings and told them that they seem to have forgotten to move the high pressure ridge and that many life forms were suffering because of it.   We asked them to move the ridge to a location where it would benefit all life insisted of causing problems and suffering.

It did not take long (about two days) for weather spirits to move the ridge slightly and for light rain to pass through the area.

 We expressed great thanks for the fresh moisture and asked if they could please move it further so that true storms, what we in Central California call the “pineapple express,” because the storms originate near Hawaii, could develop so as to bring us rain and also that the cold and snow elsewhere would be abated, ending the suffering in the Midwest and East.  The ridge is moving again and we have a forecast of a week of wet weather.

 Please, do this request yourselves, and assist in bringing the much-needed winter storms back to California.

 Be sure to thank the weather divas and the weather spirits for their work on our behalf.  Our gratitude is their incentive to assist us when we request it.

 Remember:  You can add or modify to this for  your own area.    We welcome your own input, additions and conversation to this protocol.

Email: dowserswestcoast@gmail.com

The Power of Intention and Thought in Dowsing

Local DowserChapter Meetings are a great place to learn how to dowse and to learn a lot of different ways you can use dowsing for.   Recently at the January Golden Gate Dowsers Meeting in California,  geomancer Richard Feather Anderson presented a talk about Dowsing for the health of trees and how he has fine-tuned his applications of French Coils.   He brought up the point of how important intention and focus are for any dowsing applications.  Here’s a short dowsing story video  to illustrate:  (click on the picture to view)

Geomancy presentation

Geomancy presentation

More from Richard on Geomantic Site Planning Work:

“When I’m looking for the best spot for a new home, dowsing enables me to become aware of subtle Earth Energies or underground water that would not create the healthiest conditions. So often my clients have picked a spot based on the views or sense of privacy, but missed the turbulent energies that they will probably not like after they’ve moved in. I don’t know any other way to detect them in advance, except by dowsing.

In my feng shui practice, dowsing gives me a way to quickly discover the deeper hidden source of the disharmony or dysfunction in an environment. When visiting a client’s home or office, I don’t have the luxury of spending enough time with them to get to know them intimately, to understand what makes them tick, or what childhood trauma is still playing out and getting in the way of creating the kind of life they really want. The questionnaire they fill out only gives me the concerns and problems that they are aware of. I find that the aspect of the environment that really needs shifting is often not on their list. But with map dowsing I can just ask for the areas that are most critical to investigate, go there, and allow the mystery to be revealed.

And even after I’ve used my feng shui, architectural, and environmental psychology knowledge to figure out what the design or psychological issues are, and the general approach for how to improve the environment, I still need to uncover what specific type of design change or energetic transformation will be the most effective in this situation, for these people, with their particular aesthetics. So I just dowse my list of possible remedies, asking for the most appropriate ones for these clients. When their faces light up into a big smile, I know that dowsing has once again helped me get quickly to the best solution. And I know they are more likely to follow through and make the changes when they get excited and say they can imagine hanging that kind of picture, or adding that plant, or moving everything around in the room like I sketched.

But the dowsing I’m most excited about right now involves my work with trees that are struggling or in decline, because of climate change or new diseases. I’m experimenting with the “French Coil” technique, in which you place spirals of copper wire around a tree, supported on wooden stakes so the wire doesn’t touch the trunk. One end goes into the soil as a “grounding rod” and the other end is turned upward to form an “antenna” that draws in cosmic chi to give the tree an energetic booster shot.

To apply these copper coils I need to find where the tree naturally draws in etheric energy. Every tree draws water and nutrients up through its roots, and sunlight and carbon dioxide in through its leaves, but it also has a “front door” through which it draws in cosmic chi, and a “back door” where it discharges waste. If the back door is larger than the front door, more energy is going out than coming in, so the tree is getting depleted of life force. The grounding rod and antenna need to be placed at the front door. Dowsing is essential for figuring all that out.

I’ve been supplementing my dowsing processes with techniques for communicating with tree spirits. I ask each tree if it would benefit from a French Coil, and then dowse for all the dimensions for the grounding rod, the coils, and the antenna. In the last year, working in one orchard, some very interesting developments have occurred, totally because of my letting the dowsing and the tree spirits lead the way. The trees started asking for an alternate kind of French Coil that I also learned about decades ago. They requested small helix coils to be placed to the left and right of the front door. After dowsing the dimensions for several of these, I realized they were asking for antenna lengths that embodied musical harmonic ratios, like the octave, perfect Fifth, and Musical Fourth. Each tree asked for a specific harmonic for its coils. Are the tree spirits asking for sound healing treatments? Am I being guided to create resonant harmonic fields around the trees, to shift their energy so that insect pests don’t like the taste? I’m curious what will happen this spring as I watch for the results of last year’s treatments, and let my dowsing lead the way into more new discoveries.

I will be sharing more stories from this unfolding journey at the West Coast Conference this summer, and passing on these and other techniques during the Specialized Dowsing School. My goal is to greatly expand the number of dowsers excited about helping trees and plants thrive, and co-creating sustainable Edens in their own homes and gardens. I hope you’ll join this cadre of earth healers.”

Richard Feather Anderson will present a day-long Advanced Dowsing Course at the 2014 West Coast Dowsers Conference in Santa Cruz, CA on Thursday, July 3rd.  For more information, go the the website.

You can also find out more about Richard at   rfa.geomancer@gmail.com,  or  www.richardfeatheranderson.com