Muscle Testing

So you have read the information here and are applying it in your day-to-day life.  Kudos to you!  I salute you for empowering yourself and working at changes to keep healthy and fulfilled.  But what else can you do to make the best choices for your own wellness?

One technique I would like to discuss further is muscle testing (applied kinesiology) and how it can provide you with answers on your health.

Muscle testing was discovered in 1964 by Dr. George Goodheart but was brought to the mainstream in 1979 by John Diamond’s book Your Body Doesn’t Lie.  Muscle testing is the practice of using muscle strength to get yes/no answers from the body, said to be from the subconscious mind.  For a true or positive statement the muscle will test strong; for a negative or false statement the muscle will test week.  A number of self-testing methods exist, such as those described by Bradley Nelson in The Emotion Code.

The easiest to learn is the Sway Test.  Your body will sway forward in response to that which is true or life-affirming, and will sway backwards in response to untruths or that which is life draining.

Diamond uses the Sway Test and thymus gland to evaluate our life energy, and to test how factors such as emotions, people, our physical environment, music, food, and posture impact that energy.  He encourages us to use muscle testing to determine for ourselves whether or not something is good for us.

Consider this classic demonstration from David Hawkins, as described in his book Power vs. Force.  When Hawkins was on the lecture circuit and had audiences of 1,000 he would pass out 500 envelopes containing organic vitamin C and 500 envelopes containing an artificial sweetener, all unmarked.  The audience would be divided up and would take turns muscle testing each other with the envelopes.  When the envelopes were opened to reveal the contents, the group would be amazed to discover that everyone had gone weak in response to the artificial sweetener and had muscle tested strong to the vitamin C!

Power vs. Force goes much further than health, “…calibrating a scale of relative truth by which intellectual positions, statements or ideologies could be rated on a range of 1 to 1,000…The enormous implication of these calibrations was that for the first time in human history, ideological validity could be appraised as an innate quality in any subject.”

Hawkins provides numeric calibrations on the levels of human consciousness, stretching from the lower end of the logarithmic spectrum with ‘shame’ which scores at 20 (that is, 1020) to the highest of ‘enlightenment’ at 700-1000.  If you are not familiar with Power vs. Force pick up a copy and read what Wayne Dyer called “Perhaps the most important and significant book I’ve read in the past ten years.”