By Melinda Iverson Inn
Health and Wellness Dowsing Specialist
and presenter at this year’s conference, June 29-July 3
One day my dear husband and I went shopping at one of the local large home-improvement stores. He needed to pick up something or other for the house, and wanting to be a supportive partner, I went along for the ride. We entered the store and began searching the aisles. As he continued the search for his item, I stopped to examine an interesting find and stood in the aisle fascinated by this object. I don’t remember how long I actually stayed there admiring whatever-it-was that was so fascinating, but when I looked up, my husband had moved on to another part of the store. It’s a big store, and I hadn’t seen in which direction he’d gone. All of a sudden a wave of frustration took over and I felt a rush of heat; right there, in the middle of the aisle, I stamped my foot. As soon as I did it, I realized something else was obviously going on. Really, when was the last time you stamped your foot over something? But there I was, a grown woman, acting like an angry two-year-old who felt abandoned in a store.
Lo and behold, I was a two year old, energetically, at that moment in time. Where did this obvious visceral, emotional reaction to such a benign situation come from? At that moment I did not know, but I was definitely going to find out. This completely uncharacteristic reaction, albeit a bit amusing, prompted in me a desire to do a little investigating. What was the trauma that had been triggered? Could I release it? That day when I got back home, I went to straight to work, who wants to walk around as an angry 2 year old? Dowsing through a series of questions I had learned to ask my clients when helping them release their trauma blocks, I eventually narrowed down the search to a specific time frame, what other person was involved, and what caused the unwanted behavior. With the information discovered and using a reliable technique I was able to release the trauma. Thank goodness. I suppose being 2 has its advantages, but not for a woman over 50!
The Process of 1
At that point I decided it was important to me to teach others how to do the process of 1. Recognizing a trauma; with some traumas it’s pretty easy to see and feel our reactions to seemingly harmless situations, and yet most of our traumas lie dormant until they are triggered. 2. Investigating; what questions need asking to really get to the root of the disharmony and subsequent reaction. 3 Make it as easy as possible to release whatever was discovered, which can bring us back to ease, inner spaciousness, harmony and ready for the next issue that I can pretty much guarantee will arise.
Dowsing can help!
Although my talk is titled the ‘Wisdom of Loss”, as I lost my home in the recent California wildfires, which taught me about trauma from a whole new perspective, its really about the ability to investigate our traumas and losses, and to see the wisdom in investing the time to lose our stuff, whether it’s a trauma, or an object its all the same. There are lessons to be learned: so that when we ultimately lose everything, including our bodies, it’s not a big deal. The goal is to keep cleaning up our inner compost pile by releasing our inner attachments to things that don’t serve as useful to us anymore. Believe it or not, at one point in time or another those stinky banana peels, known as a particular idea created by a trauma, actually served us well.
At West Coast Dowers 2018, we’ll look into investigating the exploration of the trauma in loss, no matter how big or how small the experienced loss is, how to know when you are triggered, how to narrow down the search for the trigger, and a dowsing short cut to release the unconscious attachment to the trauma.
I’m excited to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.
Come by my table, say “hello” and join the interactive talk on
Monday, July 2 at 10:45 am.
Melinda will be presenting: “The Wisdom in Loss” at the West Coast Conference in Santa Cruz on June 29. Register here http://www.dowserswestcoast.org/
Melinda Iverson Inn, helps conscious seekers like you to get in tune with your own intuitive wisdom to bring forth and create harmony, balance, and clarity, for your health and wellbeing.
Get your free 15-minute Self-Healing Discovery session with Melinda at http://melindaiversoninn.com/
What’sApp: +1 415 385 0347
Submitted by Dick and Karen Tippett
The holidays are an emotional time for all of us. Some, because we feel alone and want to be with others. Some, because we simply want to be alone, with no demands on us. Some, because we are with family….
No doubt this is because of the very close relationship that we have with our family, whether they are relatives or our chosen, extended family; perhaps because we know them so well. Certainly, when you spend years of your life with someone, the closeness can drive their idiosynchronies deep under your skin, only to emerge when you receive clothes that are the wrong size (again!) or the turkey isn’t perfectly done, or someone wants succotash instead of string bean casserole, or some of them are late (as usual) or all the men are watching football and have shoo’ed all the kids into the kitchen where the women are doing their best to hold it all together amid the stresses of finishing a perfect feast!
It is at these times that the desire to be a happy family together meets the frustrated desire to express one’s self openly and freely.
Dowsing provides an opportunity to transform all of the potential stressors into positive enjoyment of each other, to experience each ones’ idiosyncrasies as simply defining who they are, or just to enhance our own enjoyment of the season no matter what we do, where we are, who we are with or who we aren’t with.
Ask: “Can I, may I, should I dowse to clear all of the non-beneficial energies between all of those who will be present for the holidays and that will interfere with all of us enjoying each others’ company?” when you get a “yes” answer to all three questions, let your tool work in the direction that clears energy (usually counter-clockwise) and ask that all of the energy that is non-beneficial to everone’s enjoying being together be neutralized and scrambled.
Let your tool work until it indicates that all of the energy has been neutralized/scrambled. This is usually indicated by your tool moving in the “yes” position.
Now ask the universe to take the neutralized and scrambled energy and to transform it to the highest, best and most appropriate level to facilitate everyone having a happy, fun, stress-free time together. The tool should work in the direction that strengthens and amplifies energy (usually clockwise) until all of the energy is transformed into energy that is beneficial to the group’s enjoyment of each other. Your tool should again be moving in the “yes” position, indicating that the task is complete.
Another way to “dowse” for a pleasureable time is to ask that all of the disharmonies between those who will be there come into harmony with themselves and each other. Let your tool work in a strengthening or clockwise direction until it signals that it is complete by going to the ‘Yes” position.
Yet another way is to ‘hire the heavens.” Ask that the most appropriate free-choice, white light, positive side being be provided to you to assist you so that you can enjoy a pleasant, stress-free holiday, or good time of your choosing. Ask them to do specific tasks. This is particularly useful when you are overwhelmed, or are looking for special gifts for people.
It is best to do these dowses at least one day, preferably two days before the get-together. Another very good thing to do is to perform the same clearing on the energy of the room/house where you will all be getting together.
There is also great comfort and much joy to be had in simply sitting quietly and talking to those with whom you have been close and who are no longer physically among us. I miss my brothers at this time of year, and it is good to simply think of them and remember.
On behalf of the West Coast Conference, we wish you the most wonderful holiday and the happiest of New Years!
Submitted by Dick and Karen Tippett
“If you can keep on using the amount of stuff you’re using in daily life forever, without ever running out, then your lifestyle is sustainable.”
How can dowsing help us live more sustainably? Many of the speakers at the Dowsers Conference in Santa Cruz talked about how dowsing is a natural player in sustainability.
Master Dowser and Geomancer Richard Feather Anderson offered an advanced dowsing class this year. Here is more from Richard and his insight on sustainability:
“I think most of us in the dowsing community are consciously awake enough to know that we are currently engaged in non-sustainable lifestyles within a non-sustainable culture and economic system. The exciting thing about dowsers is that we’re already searching for ways to live healthier and in balance, and we don’t need to be convinced to change how we live. But we do need help figuring out what actions we can take personally. And that is what we do every other year at the West Coast Conference: we share ideas about the simple significant actions we can each incorporate into our lives to live simpler, better, more fulfilling lives that also make life better for all beings and critters. This year we will expand our usual how-to menus from the personal sphere to the well-being of our planetary home.
“Sustainability” has become a hot topic these days, which is a good thing for the planet and all us earthlings. It’s also become a buzzword in marketing, which sometimes clouds and confuses the real issues. So here’s a few thoughts I can offer in case you’re not sure what it’s all about, or have trouble explaining it to friends and acquaintances.
Sustainability is actually a very simple idea. I think of it as “treating Mother Earth right.” A phrase I coined says it in another way, “Giving back TO Mother Earth sustains a giving back FROM Mother Earth.” You can think of it as living in balance, or the ecological principle of reciprocity.
When we compost our kitchen scraps and grass clippings or fallen leaves, and spread the decomposed mulch around the vegetable garden or fruit trees, we’re feeding the soil so it can support the plants to grow more food for us to eat. We’re reciprocating, giving something back to Nature so it can keep giving to us.
To know if you are living a sustainable lifestyle, all you have to do is ask yourself, “Am I giving back to the Earth an equal measure for what I receive?” If the answer is yes, what you’re doing is sustainable. If you can keep on using the amount of stuff you’re using in daily life forever, without ever running out, then your lifestyle is sustainable.”
To contact Richard:
2036 Nevada City Hwy #308 Grass Valley, CA 95945
Children and young people are the future stewards of our Planet. They have an innate curiosity, intuitive openness, and learn dowsing with ease. Learning to dowse expands their awareness and skill sets and, once learned, will continue with them throughout their life.
The West Coast Dowsers Conference in Santa Cruz, CA runs July 3-7; the Mystery school is offered July 3-5 (Thursday-Saturday). For More information: www.dowserswestcoast.org
For the past 16 years, the West Coast Dowsing Conference has been “passing the pendulum,” through a unique Youth Program for young people ages 6-18. Experienced veteran dowsers, the same instructors teaching in the Conference, pass their wisdom and skill to the next generation of dowsers, just as has been done for centuries. This experience at the Conference provides a supportive place to learn, to experience and express their intuitive abilities.
Children and parents together find that communication between them improves and that both gain from the closer relationship that develops from the experience.
Just as stories passed from generation to generation teach skills and values, so dowsing, passed from one generation to the next, also teaches skills and values.
Dowsing also has something very basic and vital inherent in it; learning to dowse reveals our connection to consciousness and, with that connection, a responsibility to value and respect self, others and the earth.
Mentoring and teaching young people to dowse strengthens the thread of our oneness.
Dowsing is our connection to energy. Children may not grasp the concept that “everything is energy” but they quickly accept stories about finding things with L-rods, particularly when we take them outside and they learn that they can do it themselves!
This year “The Children’s Mystery School” includes
• Beginning Dowsing and Hands On Dowsing
• Messages from Whales and Animal Communication Willie The Whale
• “Kids CAN Dowse” A Special Presentation by Katie and JohnWayne Blassingame, father and daughter
• Sacred Geometry Richard Feather Anderson
• Spoon bending and other mind bending feats Elizabeth Weedn
• In The Forest with Faeries and Devas Catriona MacGregor
• The Energy of The Gongs Faye Henry
• Labyrinths Clare Hedin and Ophelia
• “Something Special Within” Karen Ashley Tippett
• Butterfly Dance Irena
The program is free to all young people up to age 18, when accompanied by a family member attending the West Coast Dowsing Conference.
As one youth program participant said: “I have used dowsing to find stuff, pass exams and choose my college path, check my energy…”
Coach #2 says, “Men, today one team will win the championship. In fact, one of only two teams has to win it! Let’s go out there and see if that team is US!
Friend #2 says, “I know that starting a new job has unknowns that can be very scary. Of course you have some fears and doubts. Please call me, because I’m really interested in how your first day goes.”
Much of what passes for positive thinking is simply judging thoughts and emotions (and energies, but I will concentrate more on the first two) to be good or bad, and trying to eliminate the bad. So positive thinkers spend roughly half of their time fighting the negative, and feeling wrong or inadequate if they don’t win that fight.However, I believe that most of our problems with how we think and feel started with trying to fight our own thoughts and feelings. As children, we were told not to feel sad, afraid, or (especially) angry. But we were also taught not to feel joy. (“What’s all the noise in here, keep it down!” Or, “Those are good grades, let’s see if you can keep them up next term.”) Notice that a lot of what passes for positive thinking puts more pressure on a person, starts from a position of wrong and inadequate, and often doesn’t achieve the desired result.My definition of being positive is saying, “Yes.” Using this new definition, if we are afraid, instead of telling ourselves that we shouldn’t feel that way, we can tell ourselves, “Yes! I feel afraid!” Now that we own it, we can change how we experience any emotion. And we can put any emotion to positive use. (There’s that word again!)If we say yes to our thoughts and emotions – not as truth necessarily, but simply as what we are thinking or feeling – then we are already being positive, and it leads to two things. Curiosity and confidence. To me, curiosity is a much better motivator that the old positive thinking. Imagine going into an activity. You can tell yourself one of two things.“I know I can do this.” If a part of you doesn’t really know this, or has doubts, then you may have the vague sense of lying to yourself, which creates greater stress and more doubts. Or you can say, “I’m looking forward to this. I’ve done my work and preparation, and I wonder what my experience will be like.”Which feels more positive to you? Which way allows you to be more confident? Confidence doesn’t mean you are sure that you can do perfectly. True confidence means that you know you are capable, you are equal to the situation, and whatever the outcome, you will be able and capable. To be confident, you don’t have to be perfect, (which you’ve never been), but simply able to handle a situation, which you’ve already been doing. So maybe that means that confidence isn’t something you need to achieve, but something you already possess that you can recognize, express, and use more and more to your advantage.Yes, true confidence starts with thinking a positive thought. “Yes, this is how I feel right now.”What does all this have to do with dowsing? A lot. It may change the types of questions you ask your dowsing system. For instance, instead of “How can I clear this?” you may ask, “How can I use this?” Instead of, “How can I achieve more?” you may ask, “How can I more easily enjoy the person I am?”
Think of sitting down to dowse. Now you may be asking yourself, “I wonder if I’m — good/relaxed/hydrated/special/ allowed/capable/experienced — enough to do this well.”
What you are asking is something you may always be asking yourself. “Am I enough?”
Alan Handelsman began working with energy healing in 1991, and has been a certified hypnotherapist for over 12 years. As a professional musician, he began learning about energy work as a way to help himself with his own stage fright and depression. He now incorporates dowsing in his work, helps private clients with performance and personal issues, and has given workshops and trainings to dowsers and others worldwide, including California, Vermont, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Arkansas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Canada, England, Switzerland, and Norway. His Resonance Tuner™ is used in all 50 states and 39 foreign countries. He is noted for his ability to approach his teaching and private practice with warmth and humor. more information: www.sourcehypnosis.com
Many dowsers have trained or taught at Ozark Research Institute, and many ulumni from the ORI go on to join local Dowser groups or chapters (if they are not already connected).
Harold and Gladys McCoy, both Master Dowsers (Harold McCoy has since passed on and become a Sky Dowser) created The Ozark Research Institute in 1992.
Here´s more information on the Ozark Research Institute.
You can experience the power of healing energy at the ORI’s Dowsing and Healing Energies Convention, April 18- 21, 2014.
The Ozark Research Institute (ORI) located in Fayetteville, Arkansas was founded by Harold and Gladys McCoy in 1992 to bring dowsing into the areas of healing, spirituality, power of mind and the oneness with all that is. ORI’s focus is to assist others in moving forward on their healing path physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Each person who contacts them can be empowered, with the knowingness that they have the ability to heal themselves and others. Everyone can make a positive difference for the world with unconditional love, a love so pure that it asks nothing of you, yet is there for you to use for yourself and others.
There is a healing meditation held every Tuesday evening with about 30 – 40 in attendance. Healing energy is sent out with dedication to helping others and Miracles Do Happen!
ORI members receive the energy of continued good health, healing and financial blessing for themselves and their families each week.
Each April, ORI holds the Dowsing and Healing Convention and each September, the Power of Thought School. Both schools feature skilled teachers who share techniques that they have been successful in using to help themselves and others.
• We worked with a woman who had been in a severe car accident, trapped in the car for 5 hours. She had several broken ribs, a broken shoulder and collar bone. Physical, mental and emotional healing was requested. One week later she was walking with a walker and her shoulder was healed! Remarkable recovery; the hospital staff are amazed.
• We received a healing request for a baby in utero with an intestine developing outside the body. When the baby was born the intestine wasn’t as bad as expected, the doctor just had to perform a little tuck to fix it.
• A gentleman had lost his job and had been unemployed for 2 years. His friend called for us to include him in our healing loving prayers. Two weeks later he had a new job and a new home.
Miracles happen when you work with your power of energy, thought and love. Spirit does the rest.
Ozark Research Institute’s mission is “to serve humanity through healing, spiritual awakening, holistic research and education.”
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