8 Ways To Muscle Test Yourself

Susan Courtney writes: There are many interesting and useful ways to do self-testing of the energy field. They are great fun and wonderful training to experiment with, and I highly recommend doing so as an aid to developing and testing our intuition (while remembering that muscle-testing is subject to all sorts of vagaries and may not be relied upon to be 100% accurate).

I think of them as falling into two different categories, those which use devices and those which do not. My own ultimate foolproof (well, at least as far as the actual muscle-testing goes โ€“ problems with the questions are all my own responsibility), is a 5 Kg dumbbell on a shoulder height shelf which I can lift with ease for a strong response but which feels welded to the shelf for a weak response. Some people use hand grip exercisers. There are spring loaded devices specially designed to be squeezed between thumb and middle finger, but everyone I know whoโ€™s used one has left it to languish in the back of a drawer after a few broken fingernails. There are also computer programs (Truster), galvanic skin response devices, and dowsing.

The whole point of self-testing (after accuracy, of course) is to be portable, convenient and discrete, in my view, so I prefer a method independent of devices.

1. Make a strong ring with your thumb and a finger of the non-dominant hand. Make another ring, interlocking with the first, with the thumb and a finger of the other hand, and then try to pull the second ring through the first at its weakest point, where the thumb and finger meet. Alternatively, pinch the thumb and a finger of the second hand together as if forming a beak, and try to spread the thumb and finger of the first hand apart with them.

2. While seated, cross one ankle over the opposite knee. Try to push it off with one hand.

3. Standing sway test โ€“ stand up. Pose the True/False statement. For the strong response, most people will sway forwards, while for the weak they will sway backwards.

4. Nodding. Tapas Fleming noted that we have a group of muscles specially developed and well practiced already for indicating yes and no โ€“ in our necks. Note the tendency to nod slightly (for yes/strong) or shake your head slightly (for no/weak).

5. Ideo-motor response โ€“ from the hypnotherapy field. Ask (or train) one finger to twitch for yes/strong, another for no/weak. Can be on opposite hands or the same hand. I prefer a technique I can do one-handed.

6. Let one finger be the โ€œarmโ€ youโ€™re pressing on, and let another on the same hand be the โ€œarmโ€ youโ€™ re pressing with. Most people press on the middle finger with the index finger. For me itโ€™s easier to press with the middle finger on the ring finger.

7. From the field of radionics comes the sticky-smooth technique. Using any convenient smooth surface โ€“ (credit cards are an option โ€“ but itโ€™s better to have something without the magnetic strip), let one finger rub gently across the smooth surface. You can ask your body to show you what a strong response feels like (my preference), or you can program it so that strong is smooth and for weak, the finger will just stick (or the other way around if you prefer).

8. Some people see different colours in their heads for strong and weak responses. Other people hear different sorts of sounds.

And Iโ€™m sure there are many others which this creative community and its allied fields have come up with.

I hope you get on well with these, and discover a few which work very well for you.

All the best,


Susan Courtney

True Change Energy Psychology


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