Chocolate or strawberry? Life or death? Life is an unending flow of choices and decisions. Everything we do or don’t do is inherently connected to a choice we make. Some people make choices quickly and easily. Others agonize over every choice, having a hard time deciding what to do and how to do it. Some question whether we really even have free will, and others believe it is well within our power to make choices that will lead to greater well-being.
Regardless how we arrive to decisions we make, our perception is subjective. Most of us justify our choices, rationalize them and call them “good, or OK”, because of some certain habitual conditions that suit our belief system. We can lie to ourselves and talk ourselves into just about anything. We form opinions, entertain delusions and we give our ego too much slack. We judge and we are influenced by biases, reason, emotions, and mostly from past memories.
Most of us make a lot of decisions based on what we think we should do, have to, must do… but are these choices aligned with our highest good? Would we rather have conscious awareness of our thoughts and our actions in making decisions?
So what is our choice?
There is a quote in the muscle testing world that says: “I may not know, you may not know, but your body knows.” The body doesn’t lie. Actually, it can’t. It doesn’t differentiate between labels that our mind assigns to things such as good or bad.
Our body is a very powerful communication tool. Based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) Muscle Testing (MT) responds and operates through interactions among the mind, autonomic nervous system, muscles, and the subconscious mind. The soma and viscera communicate with the nervous system both chemically and neurologically. The inner intelligence of our body, actually, our ”gut” has the innate ability in an instant to discern between positive, life supportive, what is true to us and life detrimental negative energy. This distinction is a gift that has always existed within our DNA.
The body lives in the present- now time, it can differentiate snake venom from sweet lemonade. Research shows that the more we engage all parts of our being, our positive thoughts, emotions, perceptions, social interactions and spiritual pursuits, the more it enhances our brain’s function, and therefore our life. So it is of upmost importance to focus on the positive — on love, forgiveness, optimism, compassion, and inclusiveness.
By contrast, negative thoughts, feelings of anger, fearful and resentful proclamations — cause the primitive parts of our brain to release a cascade of stress-evoking neurochemicals that damage our heart and brain, especially those circuits responsible for suppressing destructive emotions and thoughts.
MT is an excellent way to experience both the hardwired integration of our body, nervous system, and quantum reality first hand. This quantum reality works with Quantum entanglement. At the unconscious level you know everything I know, and I know everything you or your body knows. For example, you have knowledge of the supplements you are taking and what they do, and your body knows what it needs. MT enables your body to communicate to me what supplements work best for you. Simple and revolutionary! That revolution speaks of the evolutionary process of the awakening consciousness of the inner wisdom of the body. No need to look outside for answers, they are within us.
The ancient Vedic Sanskrit said that: “humans are physical spiritual beings living in a purposeful universe of unlimited cosmic consciousness”. This means that we are energy beings interacting with energy in the entire energy field. Our body is energy and information, not just solid matter. We are energy beings living in a world of energy.
We are connected to patterns of intelligence that govern the entire cosmos. Our body is not separate from other people, nature, animals…etc…. The notion of being separate from one another is an illusion…. A dream… a story that we have created. We are all connected, entangled, interacting with each other. Every thought, feeling, action, object, and event is permanently recorded in this universal “database” and may be accessed by everyone instantaneously.
Here we are local folks, infinite beings, quantum beings, living in a vehicle for the expression of higher consciousness with all its attributes, infinite powers and possibilities of making conscious choices. When we recognize the truth about our divine nature- life, the universe inside of us – inseparable partners in a timeless embrace, then it is easier to understand we can have access to all different kinds of information. Muscle testing gives us that access.
MT is a conscious phenomenon, a psychosomatic process permeated with many nuances. Many have mastered the somatic aspect of the process, but few are aware of the neurological aspects, or the depths of the role of emotion, mind, intuition, and empowerment it plays.
In my practice and teaching, I blend MT with Energy Psychology techniques (EFT, Tapping, Psych K, NAET, EMDR) the synergetic uses of these modalities enhance each other. One identifies the root cause of imbalance and the other relieves the emotional distress stored in the body and beliefs associated with most psychological issues. Energy Psychology is a unique and direct way to access, identify and change subconscious beliefs that perpetuate old habits and behaviors.
Besides monitoring the operation of the body, the subconscious mind is a timeless computer, recording everything that has happened in our lives. it is the storehouse for our attitudes, values and beliefs. These beliefs are the cumulative effect of life-long experiences. These beliefs stored in the subconscious are drawn in the present moment as if they just occurred. As a result of past negative experiences, we sometimes think and behave in self-defeating ways, even when we consciously don’t want to. These memories can be identified with MT and Energy psychology can be used to clear negative patterns, and free us from the entanglement of our unwanted “stories”.
When our conscious and subconscious mind comes in agreement, our life seems to flow harmoniously.
Many of my patients have changed beliefs that sabotaged their physical health, self-esteem, relationships, goals, and job performance. Can you imagine how different our lives would be if we were able to choose wisely what food supports our health, what doctor to choose, what supplements to take and how much, where to locate emotional potential disturbances in our body energy system, where to go for vacation, which supportive environment to be in, party to go to, and the list can be endless.
Above all Muscle Testing is a gift of self-empowerment. I cannot adequately express what a profound impact Muscle Testing has had and still continues to have on my personal and professional life. This incredible tool is physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually unlimited.
If you desire to cultivate a richer experience of your true nature and if you are seeking to respond to life with greater clarity and wisdom, I welcome you to take my workshop on conscious choice using muscle testing May 14th 15th in Hawi. I am looking forward to seeing you there.