Good Water for a Dry Well
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Ann had never had a lot of water from her dug well at her home near Schomberg, north of Toronto, but it had been sufficient for her needs if she was careful not to flush the toilet while she was doing the laundry. She was horrified to come home from a weekend visiting relatives to find not only her well dry, but her basement flooded as well. Drilling a new well was out of the question, and she was relying on bottled water and neighbours for support.
By chance, I called her on another matter a few days later, and asked how she was. Instead of saying "Fine", as most of us will when asked this innocuous question by an acquaintance, she blurted out "My well is dry!" "Great!" I said, "I'll be right over." This was good news for me, since I'd be asking the universe to refer troubled wells to me within an easy driving distance of my home in King City. I wanted to get back to the source of dowsing: the job of finding water. I had the "classroom" experience of working with underground streams and wells, I'd heard the stories and practised on the lawn, but had never actually dowsed one myself.
The next day was cold with light snow and a strong wind. I put on winter gear including heavy mitts, grabbed my L-rods and walked her property. I had suspected that the stream feeding her well had been diverted to her basement, but quickly discovered this was not the case. The flooded basement had been caused by heavy rain, and it seemed that the underground stream feeding her well had been moved by a natural seismic shift.
I asked the universe if I could facilitate a solution to the problem of the dry well. YES. I asked if there was an appropriate stream that was willing to come into the well. YES. I asked if I could use a piece of metal to divert the stream. YES. My rods showed me where to put the metal, and I hammered it into the ground with prayer and intention. The whole process took about fifteen minutes.
The pieces of metal I use for this purpose are steel rods, about 12 inches long by 1/4 inch in diameter. I hammer them into the ground with a regular hammer. In the past I've tired the rebar method of water diversion used by Harold McCoy, Ed Stillman and others. This method involves staking or hammering lengths of rebar (which come in 4 foot by 3/4 inch lengths) with a sledgehammer. The effort of hacks awing through pieces of rebar and dragging them, along with a 20pound sledgehammer and the rest of the tools I use (L-rods, marker flags, drinking water etc.) across large properties is too hard on my body. This work needs to be done for the best and highest good of all concerned including the dowser, and with that in mind, I developed the "miniature" system described above. The aspect that is not miniaturized is the pure intention of providing an appropriate source of good water to meet the needs of the people depending on it.
Three days later I called Ann to see how her well was doing. "Perfect!" she replied. "I have more water now than I ever did!" I checked with Ann a couple of weeks later, and she told me that the well is still supplying her with lots of fresh water.
What did we learn? First, that the universe will support us if there is a clear, unselfish need and we ask with prayer and intent, and second, that you should always tell the truth when someone asks how you are.
The Chalice Well in Glastonbury, England,
has never gone dry.
Also published on (www.canadiandowsers.org)