I’ve been an active seeker since 1997 — and to one degree or another all my life. I had a client who owned the Crystal Buffalo, a shop like Mind Body Spirit that specialized in Southwestern American Indian artifacts. I chose a large quartz crystal, (or rather, it chose me), I twined a gold wire around it and used it for dowsing. I still have it. I’ve used essential oils, crystals, affirmations, even studied with masters, all with more or less satisfactory results, always learning more.
Around 2006 I took the Self-Identity Ho’oponopono training from Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, learning to work at the level of “All that Is.” The training included using various methods for dowsing, especially “yes” or “no” answers to questions articulated using a swinging crystal, one of my first lessons in the 1990s.
I started asking the question and I got this response: “You are the dowsing rod.” Not in words, but in a sentience, a feeling. So, I asked, “I don’t need this?” And I got, again in sentience, “Any of it.”
I still buy crystals. I still like dowsing. I enjoy asking the questions, and that part of the process still is necessary a lot of the time because articulating the question is the dowser’s job so she knows the exact question the answer applies to.
Remember that the “secret ingredient” to alchemy is always the alchemist. Keep the alchemist in you honed. Give it light. Your vibration is the most critical aspect of any device you can use for insight.
If a crystal chooses you, it’s yours. Use it. Cherish it. It will perform loyally and splendidly for you. But if there comes a time where you believe you no longer need devices to point you in your direction, remember to believe in yourself.