Kinesiology: How to Muscle Test

Kinesiology: A Lesson

We know when presented with something that is true either for us personally, or more globally. We cannot always tell that we know. The physical response of our muscles flash out an immediate response to integrity by staying strong, and also an instantaneous response to negativity or something not good for us. Muscle testing offers you the opportunity, if you will take it, to discover what is positive and what is not so.

Practicing this will open up a whole new world of understanding.

Cautionary Statements

Please note that it requires the highest degree of self-honesty to make kinesiology, muscle testing, consciousness research work.

Many books are written on the subject. Dr. David R. Hawkins, who does extensive consciousness research (he created this term), reports that his research shows that 85% of the population are unable to muscle test accurately.

Always ensure you have permission: “I can ask about this subject.”

Practice using your correct name (for example, I would practice saying “My name is Ellen; or Ellen Sutherland) and then practice with other people’s names. Such practice will ensure you learn to tell what a strong affirmative muscle response, or a “Yes” feels like, before using it in other areas of life you are searching for certainty about. It is imperative that you test when neutral.

Peace to you.

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Hello. I am Ellen Sutherland and here we are being spiritual. I just had a lot of fun looking around for my little remote control, which is the gadget I use to turn the video camera on or off. I use it so that I don’t have to get up and fiddle around with the on-off switch. It is a cool little gadget. But I lost it. I looked around for it. I couldn’t find it anywhere – upstairs or down. Finally it occurred to me, aha! I could use muscle testing, (kinesiology, or consciousness research) in order to check out where it is – where that lost little gadget is.

So I finally wandered my way up here, having already looked through this room. Now the room is not that big, but big enough and I couldn’t find it. It is just a little wee thing.

I stood in the middle of the room. I stood over there in the middle of the room. I put my index finger and thumb together, using the “o” ring method. I said, “The remote is in this side of the room” (pointing to the right side of the room) and I got a “Yes” (strong). Then I said, “The remote is in this side of the room.” (pointing to the left side of the room) and I got a “Yes” (strong) That befuddled me. Oh Oh I thought. How could that be? So I checked it again and got a “Yes” both times. So then I thought I would take a different tactic. “The remote is on my desk.” I got a “No” (not yes). “The remote is on the floor.” I got a “Yes.” I went down on the floor and this is a variegated carpet here, dark variegated colors. So I thought maybe I’ve not noticed it. I was standing in the middle of the room and right before me by m desk are my black and pink runners. You will notice the remote is black and red. The remote was sitting right on the shoes.

So the arm said “Yes” it is on this side of the room and “Yes” it is on that side of the room because it was smuck in the middle of it. Both sides held it. That is the fun of kinesiology. I haven’t talked to you about it. I occurred to me that after finding this (the remote) with a “Yes -Yes” I would share a little bit about it.

So how do you do it? You can use a pendulum and the “O-ring method, as I said. A strong is when you try to pull the index finger through the circle and when doing so the circle feels strong and does not easily part or break. Weak is that it breaks quite easily.

The thing is with this process, is that you need to practice so that you are sure, you are sure of yourself so that when you get a “Yes” you are certain it is a “Yes,” and you trust it. Like everything else in our practice, what pops in is our “I-know” mind telling you “Oh then you must be wrong. You must have made a mistake. That can’t be right,” You can’t be right because “I-know” mind knows better. Practice enough to get over doubt and to override the “I-know” mind.

I encourage you to play with muscle testing and to use innocuous things to test in the beginning, like you have lost something (you want to find) is probably the best one to use as a beginner.

I was going to say use it to test whether something is good for you. If you are checking whether a substance is good for you, be certain to check it every day because some days your body doesn’t need a substance and some days it will be very helpful. Thus you will get a weak (on a substance) one day and a strong the next; or a weak, weak, weak, then a strong. For example, if you get a sense that it is time for you to take some more vitamin D, for example, check it out with the arm.

You can also use Kinesiology if you are looking for and choosing a new job or if you are looking for a book to read. I get a sense of whether a book or a teaching or writing is right for me. A weak response does not mean it is wrong writing. It doesn’t mean it is wrong teaching. It is just that some teachings are for me and some are not. It would be the same for you. Muscle testing then would be really helpful with such choices. Be sure that your (I-know mind) is not in there saying that everybody says this teacher is great, so of course you get a strong response. You can override the body’s response. You can override this. You have to get to the point where you really love truth more than what you think the answer should be.

Play with it and do let me know how it goes for you. Maybe we will do some more of this later. I thought it would be fun to let you know about my little story of the lost remote control.

Peace to you.

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