The long and short of it, our body systems will weaken when an incongruency exists within it.
Our subconscious knows everything about us. Whether a pathogen has infiltrated, a negative memory imprint exists or even if we tell an untruth, our subconscious senses the incongruency and through our muscular system will signal weakness for negative responses, strength for positive responses.
Depending on the healing modality, some practitioners use this process when zeroing in on root causes of dis-ease. The good news, you can do this muscle testing for yourself. Here are a few methods I’ve learned over the years.
Stand and Sway
Stand upright, neutral, hands by your sides. Say to yourself, or aloud, any truth. Stating your name is a safe option because you know whether it’s true or not. “My name is ____”. Your body will make a very slight, almost indiscernible, movement either swaying forward or backward.
Now that you know how your body will sway while speaking your truth, test a negative comment, speak the ‘wrong name’. “My name is Charlie Brown”. Your body should sway the ‘other’ way.
Now you can use this method for some simple yes/no questions in daily life; ‘eating this brick of cheese will give me needed energy now’…and so on.
Another simple test, my favorite, is with the Finger O’s. Place index (pointer) finger and thumb together. Loop finger/thumb of other hand so the two hands are linked.
This is a super handy way to bypass discernment and get a quick on the go answer. Loop fingers, then try to pull apart. If strong, that’s an answer to the affirmative. If weak and the fingers separate easily, that’s an answer to the negative. Test it out, have some fun with it.
Most common among practitioners is the ‘arm strength’ method.
You will hold out your arm straight, not rigid. Practitioner will use tips of their fingers on one hand to press down on your wrist. Your muscles will resist for positive, indicating strength. And will weaken slightly for weak.
For best results, speak your truth, not as a question, but as a statement in the present tense. Not “is this brick of cheese good for me?” Rather, “this brick of cheese is good for me”.
The more you trust yourself and the clarity of your inner voice, the more you will trust your muscle test.