1. "Can I?" - checks that I am physically, mentally and emotionally able to undertake a dowse2. "May I?" - checks that I have the appropriate permission of the Universe, or the object/subject of thedowse to undertake it3. "Should I?" - checks that the dowse is in the best interests of all concerned and something I should usemy talents on.All of these questions are used to 'set the scene' and ensure the greatest accuracy. Should you get a 'no' toany of these you can, of course, still dowse to find out why, but beware dowsing when tired, your accuracywill be affected and it is probably better to desist. The use of these questions is of course personal choice,not a mandate from on high. You certainly can overrule the results if so inclined, ignore boundaries anddowse when you're worn out for example, but it is not recommended. Dowsing is most accurate with agenuine ‘need to know’, a dowser up to the task, a clear set of questions and detachment from the results.Which brings me on to.....clarity of question. Try to form your questions in a way that you will get anunambiguous response - either 'yes', or 'no' unless you are working with charts, percentages or the like. Tostart with, try simple, everyday questions to gain confidence but those which you have an interest in, or aneed to know about. Try dowsing the fastest and safest route to work, which plumber to use (available,professional, reasonable rates etc., set criteria carefully), whether you need to read this book, whether thatavocado will be ripe to eat on Friday...whatever. If it helps, write the questions down and tease them outone-by-one so you are clear what it is you are trying to ascertain via dowsing. Make sure, if in unfamiliar territory, you and your higher self know what you mean by all the words in your question. Finally on this, if your pendulum just continues in the 'ready' back and forth mode after asking a question, I would review thequestion as something is not quite right with it or your attention is wandering and you're trying to tellyourself the same.Detachment - if you really want an answer to be 'yes' for example, you'll probably get just that unless youcan work on 'detachment'. Dowsing accurately for other people but not for yourself is usually a detachmentissue in my opinion. Dowsing the same question in the hope of getting a different answer is also to beavoided. It seems to me the Universe says "what you didn't like that answer, well try this one", never goodfor accuracy. If you find you have a tendency to be inaccurate or repetitive with questioning when dowsingfor yourself, may I suggest working on why you are trying to control the results, explore what wouldhappen if you didn't get the result you wanted and how that makes you feel. Detachment does take practiceand sometimes a result can defy logic but then so does life. I have learnt to go with a result, and continue tobe surprised at how circumstances rearrange themselves to produce just the original dowsed result. When Ido find that I am wrong, I trace back what might have caused the slip: inattention, lack of detachment, pisspoor question, whatever - don't beat yourself up, we're not robots and we do stuff up from time to time,dowsing is not a perfect art....well not for me anyway. When the Stuff Up Fairy calls, the answer is usuallythere if you look or dowse within, so please don't be discouraged and place your pendulum (or yourself for that matter) in the broom cupboard in disgust. Dowsing is an art that thrives on practice. At first you mayindeed play "Chopsticks" with your pendulum but soon it will be whole symphonies, including the trickybits for the triangle and the base drum.What is not important when dowsing?Whether there is an 'r' in the month, whether you are wearing red socks, the orientation of a special crystalto the earth grid, that it's tuesday, or you can't dowse because you haven't got your special pendulum etc.Please don't limit yourself with such nonsense- use your arm hung loosely by your side, your car keys onthe dog's lead and try blue socks for a change.Map Dowsing - so many targets, so little timeAs many of you will know TPTCB have thoughtfully placed a lot of their favourite toys on earth energypoints of one form or another for enhanced effect. That doesn’t make the big ones too difficult to spot for rectification purposes. But what about finding out where you can transmute the most DOR for your POR when targets aren't so evident - in the countryside, city parks or when touring with (god forbid) dwindlingsupplies and/or limited knowledge of the locality?