Answering multiple choice questions is a great way to put your pendulum to work for you. With the included dry-erase marker, create your own set of choices and let your pendulum do the choosing. Wipe the surface clean and do it again, and again - as many times as there are questions!
Designed and created here at the AYP studio, this 8 inch aluminum pendulum chart has a surface like a white board and features a lovely purple lotus on an ethereal background of blue, green, yellow and peachy-pink. The chart's artwork is permanently embedded into its specially coated glossy aluminum surface that won't fade or chip over time. The chart sits on four silicone foot-pads and its instruction booklet nests in a neat little storage space on the back of the chart.
As a bonus, a microfiber cloth is included to keep the surface of the chart smudge-free.
A note from the creator of Ask Your Pendulum: This chart is the product of my own hard work, research and/or creativity, to which I hold the copyright thereto and reserve all rights.
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One black Expo Dry Erase low odor fine-tip marker is included with chart. You can use any type of dry erase marker with this chart. Surface wipes clean with tissue or cloth. Do not use permanent markers on the chart (unless you want the writing to be permanent).
Caring for your chart
To remove smudges and fingerprints from surface of your chart, gently wipe with included microfiber cloth or use a damp cloth. You can use mild hand or dish soap if needed. Avoid harsh cleansers or scrub brushes.
The lotus is a symbol of transcendence, beauty, purity, enlightenment, and rebirth. In nature, the lotus grows from muddy roots, up through water to blossom above the surface and absorb sunlight. It is a metaphor for the soul's journey and the human condition, as like the lotus, we rise from the mud of materialism, through waters of experience, unfolding in the sun for enlightenment, unmuddied by our messy beginnings.
How to Use
The Multiple Choice chart allows you to customize the specific options that your pendulum will use to help you make a choice that has more than one potential answer. Using a fine point, “dry erase” marker that can be wiped off when done, this chart can be used and reused for a wide variety of topics.
Decide on the question you will ask your pendulum. Use details if you have them and be as specific as possible. Avoid using the words “should” or “supposed to” in your question’s phrasing. For example, I will be setting up an indoor herb garden. I have ten spots that I can fill with a herb pods, but I’m not sure which herb pods to buy, so I’ll use this chart to help in my decision. My question will be “Of these herbs, which ones will thrive the most in my new indoor garden?”
Identify potential answers to your question. There are ten wedges in this chart. If the number of potential answers, or options you have is fewer than ten, leave blank wedges in between each option to avoid clumping options all to one side. It’s best to distribute options evenly across the chart. In the event that there are more than ten options that could answer your question, you can either break the options down into broader categories and then ask follow-up questions to refine, or you can divide the options into sets of ten or less and ask the same question for each set. In the example of my herb garden, I’ll put all the herbs I think I might like on the chart.
In no particular order, and with a dry erase marker, I write one herb name into each triangular wedge: Italian Parsley, Globe Basil, Thai Basil, Genovese Basil, Cilantro, French Tarragon, Oregano, Thyme, Chive, and Mint. There are two things to remember when writing in your options on the chart: A. Use only dry erase markers, and B. Keep it simple, but don’t abbreviate - write out each word.
Place the chart on a flat surface in front of you, careful to not wipe off any of the writing, and positioned with options in the top half and the lotus blossom in the lower half of the chart. If possible, sit up straight and put both feet flat on the floor.
Clear your mind of expectations and predictions.
Grasp the top bead or fob of your pendulum between your thumb and forefinger and arch your wrist slightly. Hold your pendulum so that it dangles about 1/2 inch above the hinge-point (the white dot at the center of the chart). Steady your elbow on the table, but not your hand that holds the pendulum. Let the pendulum dangle directly above the chart’s hinge-point.
Ask your question and then allow the pendulum as much time as it needs to get started.
Read the answer by watching the pendulum’s motion. When it’s ready, it will straighten into a steady swing that goes out and back, swinging between the hinge point and the chart’s outer edge. When your pendulum repeatedly slices the same wedge, this is your answer.
Note: If, instead of moving in a slicing motion, the pendulum swings in a clockwise circle, it means that all options on the chart are potentially valid, so try asking a more specific question. If pendulum swings in a counter-clockwise circle, it’s saying that none of the options answer the question or that now is not the time to ask this question. If your question is such that more one option is valid (as in the case in the example of the herb garden), after each selection, wait to see if your pendulum has more to say. If it does, the pendulum will swing through additional wedges, taking a beat between each to readjust.
- When finished, wipe off chart with a tissue or cloth to return it to ready-to-use status. Do not use permanent markers on the chart, unless you want the markings to be permanent.
Note: During the answering phase, if you aren’t sure if your pendulum is done, you can temporarily move off of the chart and, with your pendulum programmed for yes/no answers, ask a clarifying question, such as, “Are there more herbs to report?”. Or if you need clarification about one of the choices, you can ask a specific yes/no question, (again, off to the side, not on the chart), such as, “Is Mint a good choice for my indoor garden?”
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