Connecting with the nature is a wonderful way to replenish a sense of calm and peace in our lives. One way to do this is through the practice of dowsing.

Dowsing has been around for millennia to aid in locating underground water and ore deposits. In fact, this article says that an 8,000-year-old cave painting found in North Africa depicts a dowser using the traditional forked branch. 

How to Dowse

Very simply, the dowser walks the land with a specific inquiry in mind, such as "Show me the edge of a negative energy line." The tool, either a pendulum, forked branch or metal L-rod, is pre-programmed to give yes/no responses. Responses can also be obtained through using a numbered scale (such as getting a read on the depth of a stream) and can also be used to point to a specific area. 

Negative Energy

In addition to finding water and minerals, dowsing can be used to find negative energy in the land which can contribute to ill health - be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.  

In essence, the energy is from electromagnetic fields generated by the movement of water over and around mineral deposits in the Earth. This energy is naturally neutral in its impact, however, it can become negative by the misuse of the land as a result of human activity (such as construction, battles, burial grounds, etc.).

Negative energy can cause a variety of illness, from insomnia and inflammation to fatal disease. It is also called geopathic stress. 

Benevolent Energy

On the other hand, the land can contain earth energy that is positive and life-enhancing. We often have a power spot right in our home, backyard or local park!

Tips on How to Find  a Power Spot

Power spots are everywhere, so chances that we have them on our property are good. Here are a few tips to locate one:

  • If trained in dowsing, we can dowse the land with a pendulum, branch or metal L-rods. 
  • Easier still, we can notice where we feel good in our yard. Perhaps there is a place we go for refuge already. Chances are that is a power spot. 
  • Power spots often have a special view or a beautiful tree. We can walk around our property and find a special place to put a relaxing chair and perhaps a small garden. 

How do These Places Become Power Spots?

Sometimes there is benevolent energy in the land due to a waterfall, ocean or other powerful water currents. Power spots may also created from the convergence of positive underground streams. These streams are called "white sheng streams" in feng shui geomancy. They bring positive life force energy to the vegetation, wildlife, and people in the area. 

How Can We Make a Power Spot?

What's even more interesting about power spots is that we can actually create them! Using the powerful force of nature and our own thoughts, we can create "power spots."

Consider this: We can build a beautiful waterfall on our property that is made with local stones. And if we regularly use this place for healing and contemplation we can actually create a beautiful, powerful energy that has the ability to heal us.  

Power spots are places of sanctuary and respite from the stresses of modern life. A wonderful power spot can be created by the conscious design and the positive intention and use of this space. 

And since we can contribute to creating negative energy in the land, it makes sense that we can also contribute to creating benevolent energy in the land. 

Enjoy connecting to your land and let me know if you found a power spot!

Image credit: Rosemary Jaret


Maureen is a Certified Feng Shui Practitioner that does consultations either onsite or long distance. She is author of several eBooks and founder of the Re-Nature Feng Shui Training Program, a live online course for professional certification. Follow her on Facebook and visit her site for a fun Quiz "What is Your True Nature?”

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