An exerpt from Butterfly Miracles with Homeopathics
Kinesiology uses the relationship between thoughts and the muscles of the body to access knowledge. The relationship between thoughts and muscles has been studied, recorded, and utilized by medical science in the rehabilitation of muscles for many years. There is nothing of voodoo or magic in this simple relationship and the use of it. Kinesiology is often referred to as muscle testing, bio-kinetic testing, and energy testing.
When discussing muscle testing, you will often hear the term subtle energy or just energy. To what do these terms refer, exactly? That is difficult to answer because what is being referred to is such an insubstantial thing with a multitude of characteristics. Some kinesiologists describe energy as an extension of the electromagnetic energy produced by the body. Donna Eden, in her book Energy Medicine, describes it as wavelengths, rates of vibrations, and patterns of pulsation that are “the common vocabulary of the body, mind, and soul”. Whatever it is, and however you describe it, energy is something as real and as definite as magnetism or gravity. This energy is identified, measured, and quantified in the world everyday. This energy is being measured whenever a doctor orders an EKG.
There are many branches, or fields, of kinesiology, and they are as varied as the people who have developed and are practicing them. There are some beliefs, however, that are common to all. Among these is the fundamental assumption, borne out by experience, that each of us possesses a complete knowledge of the basic blueprint of our own creation. In addition, it is assumed that we always know the status of our body, mind, and soul at a given time. This is certainly not always a conscious knowing. Sometimes we even seem to hide this knowledge from our conscious mind deliberately. Even so, it is always reflected very accurately in our energy field. Muscle testing is a simple, effective tool that allows us to bring this useful information to our conscious attention.
It is my personal belief that muscle testing is a simple—no more than grade school level—method of accessing the knowledge available in the universe. In other words, muscle testing is a very rudimentary method of tapping into God’s knowledge. Are there better ways? Of course. They are intuition, inspiration, and prayer.
I have found, over many years, that the development of good muscle testing skills can sharpen our perceptions, give us confidence and trust in the intuitive feelings that we have, and teach us to walk more closely with Heaven. I hope that this will be your experience also. After a while, you should find yourself using muscle testing less and less as you learn to trust the things that you just know to be true.
Learning to Muscle Test How do you learn to muscle test? First, read the information on the next two pages and get your body into a state of basic balance. Then have a good talk with yourself. I mean this quite literally. Tell you mind/ body complex what you want it to do. For example, say to yourself “I want to sway forward when the thing I am saying, or thinking, or about to put into my body is right and true, and sway backward when it is not”. Then practice a few times by saying “yes” (sway forward) and “no” (sway backward). If you need to, make yourself sway, consciously. You are working with muscles, and just like when learning to ride a bike, they may need to be taught what is expected of them and what they should do. When simple yes and no is testing strongly, move on to making basic statements. It is always better and less confusing to make a statement rather than to ask questions.
Some examples of basic questions are listed below:
To Sway Forward
My name is (state your name)
Say words such as “love”, etc
Think of something pleasant
Think of a food or activity that you like
Other phrases might be:
“I enjoy my work.”
“I need time alone.”
“I am married.” To Sway Backward
My name is (state a fictitious name).
Say words such as “hate” or “anger
Think of something unpleasant
Think of a food or activity that you dislike
Keep practicing and balancing, using the techniques on the following page,
until you can feel the difference in the energy and are testing accurately.
Muscles to Test
Any muscle may be tested. When you are reasonably comfortable with the sway, try testing other muscles. Once again, talk to yourself firmly and clearly. For example: Make a circle with the thumb and index finger of your left hand. Tell your left hand that these fingers are to hold firmly for accurate and true things, and break or release (the equivalent of swaying backward) for inaccurate statements. Put the index finger of your right hand in the circle made by your left hand. Make a statement and then put pressure against the circle with the finger of your right hand. You can test absolutely any muscle of the body with practice.
Making statements and then testing a muscle is one common way to muscle test. Another simple use for this skill (after giving your body instructions) is to hold an item in your hand (or place it on your chest) and see if you sway forward or backward. I like to teach this skill to children, even very young ones, with food allergies. They can quickly determine whether or not a food that is being offered them is going to be a problem or not. I find that children learn to muscle test very easily, and usually test very accurately almost immediately.
Often muscle testing is done by having a person hold their arm up and away from their body, make a statement, and another person applies pressure to the muscle. Very little pressure should be applied to a muscle, in any scenario. A good rule is to use no more than 2 pounds of pressure (the weight of a bag of powdered sugar) for no more than 2 seconds.
Kinesthetic testing (muscles testing) is sometimes done using another person as a surrogate. For example, a mother may hold an infant or small child on her lap and test, using her own muscles rather than thoseof the child, to determine the response. When testing small children, a very weak or sick person, or a very elderly one, it is often necessary to test this way. In the early stages of your developing muscle testing skills, it is best to make sure that the person being tested and the surrogate are touching each other in some way. It is possible, when you have become skilled at muscle testing, to test very accurately for a person across the room or even someone who is far away. This is an advanced skill. It is easy to miss little pieces of the puzzle and obtain inaccurate answers with this form of testing. As you become more confident and better at your statements you will probably find yourself doing this from time to time.
Tips on Balancing for Accurate Muscle Testing
In order for your attempts to muscle test to be accurate and successful, there must be a minimum degree of balance within your own body or the body of the person you are testing. Different healing modalities accomplish this in different ways. Here are a few of my favorites.
Thymus Thump: There are many ways to do this. My favorite is to tap with my fingertips in a clockwise (up from the heart) direction for 2 or 3 rounds and then place the hand over the navel.
Sideways Figure Eights: Lock both hands together, extending the index fingers to make a pointer for your eyes to follow. With your eyes following and your head motionless, draw figure 8’s lying on their sides. Making the 8’s both large and small will bring small and large motor centers into play, as well as get your energy crossing the midline of the brain so that information being accessed is coming from both sides.
Cross Crawls: Begin by simply walking in place; then touch the left knee with the right hand and then the right knee with the left hand.
Water: Sometimes when you are getting opposite or confused responses, a glass of water is all that is needed.
Essential Oils: Often oils such as sandalwood, LeUnity, and LeTranquility (sold by Butterfly Express, llc) diffused or applied to the thymus area brings balance and accuracy. Chakra/Central Meridian Zipper: Bring your hand up the midline 3 or 4 times.
Confirming Basic Balance Before Beginning
This is accomplished by making both positive (accurate) and negative (inaccurate) statements and then muscle testing. I would recommend that you set your parameters for a strong (or forward) test on the positive/accurate statements.
Types of Muscle Testing
Response Testing: Place an object on the thymus or just below the navel and determine whether the tested muscle stays strong or goes weak.
Verbal Statement: It is recommended that you make statements instead of ask questions. This requires both knowledge and skill. Your statements/questions will be only as good as your understanding and education make them and experience is the only way to get good at figuring out all the nuances of a situation and including them in your statements. The better you get at your statements and the more consistent you are about follow-up statements and double checks and rechecks, the more accurate the information you obtain will be.
Testing From a List or Book: With a little bit of practice it is possible to become very accurate at testing what is needed from a list, whether or not you have personal knowledge of the items on the list or in the book. This is an amazing and useful skill. Homeopathic lists, a list of herbal remedies, and the information found in anatomy books make good things to test from.
Possible Uses for Muscle Testing
• Muscle testing can help us identify substances, circumstances, and thought patterns that are harmful to us. Muscles testing can also aid us in choosing substances and life styles that help us achieve our goals, have more energy, and maintain better health. It should be remembered that, sometimes, it is only the perception of a situation that makes it stressful to us. Careful use of muscle testing can help us ascertain if our perspectives are as clear as they should be. Often it isn’t so much that an event is inherently stressful as it is that our perception of it is stressful to us, individually.
• By allowing muscle testing to help guide our choices of alternative methods, modalities, and products, we can deal with our discomforts and ailments in the best possible manner.
• Muscles testing can, occasionally, aid us in solving the mysteries of the causes of our illnesses, anxieties, and pains. At the very least, muscle testing can aid us in identifying important contributing factors to problems that develop in our lives.
June 2011 Butterfly Expressions Newsletter