Pendulums are a beautiful way to connect to your intuition and verify something that you already know. They can be made of crystals, beads or metals and wood. Generally speaking, they are made of a natural element. Pendulums made with crystals and tied with a master metal are generally a preferred choice as they hold vibration longer. If you are a beginner dowser, it is wise to find a pendulum made with either a citrine or kyanite crystal as these two gemstones do not require clearing or cleansing of any energies that they pick up. So now that you have your pendulum it is important to clear it, dedicate it and program it so that it responds to you. A beginner dowser will find a pendulum easier to work with if using a citrine or kyanite gemstone. Not only do these gemstone contain beautiful properties, they are also two stones which will never require clearing as they do not hold on to negative energies. If your pendulum is made of a different gemstone it is advisable to clear it before starting. Methods to clear gemstones are various: an easy way is to place your pendulum in a votive candle holder filled with sea salt and let it sit overnight or at least for a few hours. You can also make a saline solution with 2 tablespoons of salt and a half cup of water and let it sit in the solution for 15 minutes. You could also place your pendulum in a sunny window as well. Once you have cleared your pendulum, you are ready to dedicate it. It is very important to dedicate your pendulum, for one thing you will want to be connecting and working with a Being of the Highest Light. The following invocation is an example of a dedication you can use: "I dedicate this pendulum to the Light and only to the Light. I ask that a Being of the Highest Light work through it always. I dedicate this pendulum to the Truth and I ask that all the answers given be in the highest good of all." Then you can personalize your programming to what suits you. For example: "I program this pendulum with love, health, integrity, joy etc...." At the end, ask for Archangel Michael to seal in this programming with his flaming sword of Truth and the Platinum Ray. To learn more about pendulums and their uses, check out our classes.