Ok. Here's the thing. Pendulum readings are NOTORIOUSLY unreliable. It's VERY easy to manipulate a pendulum without realizing you're doing it. If you want a specific answer badly enough, even subconsciously, your small muscle movements will influence the pendulum.
There is no way to protect against this.
Which is why people who use pendulums for readings end up coming on this forum and shrieking about how their spirits told them things that weren't true, or they say that their pendulum readings were being blocked by other spirits, or, you know, a million other reasons why their readings were wrong, or led them to inaccurate conclusions, like how their spirits are trapped, or don't love them, etc.
The issue with pendulums is that the answers you get are STRONGLY affected by your personal beliefs.
And no, I do not believe that someone as new as you has the skill to avoid that, when I've been a practitioner for 41 years, and I cannot avoid it. No one can. I'm not saying that because I'm a failure with sour grapes, I'm saying that with over 40 years of experience and discussions with other practitioners with the same experiences.
Secondly, I'm sorry, I'm a pretty blunt person. If your stuffed animals are talking to you, that is not a spiritual thing. That's a mental health thing.
Even if you follow some kind of animist belief, stuffed animals do not tell you they're a good boy. That's YOUR brain saying that.
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