This is a question we hear all the time. Muscle testing is based on the knowledge of your super-powerful subconscious and the tendency your muscles have to obey it. Ask a yes or no question, and then see how strongly or weakly your muscles respond with a variety of simple exercises. Sounds pretty cut and dry, right?
Sometimes it doesn’t feel that way!
Occasionally, even very experienced muscle testers may feel insecure. They may wonder if their conscious mind is influencing their answers. And if you’re just starting out, this can be a big stumbling block to energy healing until you feel like you’re “over the hump.” Here’s some insight which, when practiced consistently, should help you break through or get out of a muscle testing slump.
“Believe in Yourself”
You’ve heard that phrase a million times. But take a minute to reflect on belief, and what it really means to believe in yourself. People usually relate it to confidence or self-esteem, and those things are relevant. But when you believe in yourself, you trust yourself.
- You trust in your decisions
- You trust your intuition
- You go with your gut or follow your heart
Have you ever taken a “leap of faith”? Have you ever taken a step into the darkness, and been so glad you did? Or have you had your doubts but forced yourself into a leap, and then looked back and wondered what you were so afraid of?
When you’re muscle testing, whether you’re brand new to energy healing or have been doing it for 25 years, doubt is your enemy and belief is your ally. This is easier said than done; it takes practice. Sometimes you might feel like you have to “fake it ‘til you make it” and that’s okay. Forget your doubts and proceed.
Don’t overthink muscle testing — we call that analysis paralysis. Just like most things in life, mistakes are inevitable, but if you keep trying, so is progress!
A Faith Lesson From Hollywood
Remember that iconic scene from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where actor Harrison Ford is making his way through the life-threatening obstacle course that leads to the Holy Grail? At one point, the only way to progress further is to cross a massive, dark chasm with nothing but steep stone on either side. It’s way too far to jump, and falling means certain death. And not only does he need to get to the Grail before the villains do, but he’s trying to save his father’s life in the process.
It takes Indy a minute to remember that faith is the key. He takes a pause to focus on that, and then steps into nothingness. When he comes down on that foot, there’s suddenly solid ground beneath him. Within a few steps, the path appears before him and he crosses safely. But he had to take the step first!
The powerful message Hollywood gave is that pure belief is powerful. And that if you trust — in yourself, in your Higher Power — amazing things can happen. If you believe in energy healing, this may be a fundamental idea to you.
Relax…it’s Just Muscle Testing
Thankfully, your experience with muscle testing doesn’t need to be so dramatic. You won’t plunge to your death if you get the wrong answer or don’t believe hard enough. Muscle testing is safe, non-invasive, and doesn’t hurt. Can getting the right answer make a big difference in someone’s life? Absolutely! But…
- It’s okay if it takes time to get there
- It’s okay if you stumble a bit
- It’s okay if you don’t get it right the first time
Don’t put pressure on yourself to be perfect. Don’t entertain the doubts that enter your mind. Instead:
- Fill your mind with gratitude that you can do this
- Feel so much love that there’s no room for doubt
- Connect with your Higher Power, who wants you to succeed
- Believe that you can, and you will
Our muscle testing course is designed to help you succeed with energy healing modalities like The Emotion Code® and The Body Code™. If you have tips that have helped you overcome self-doubt in muscle testing, please comment below. You might help someone else change their life and the lives of others.
1.) What really helps me is to recall the following self-reminders:
– don’t “make” the answer. Wait for the answer.
– don’t try to mentally figure out the answer. Let yourself be surprised by the answer.
– always be open for both “yes” and “no” without any preoccupation.
2.) The sway test really gave me a lot of confidence because I watched my body replying by itself without me doing anything. That makes it easier than the pressure-based tests. Because here my mental mind can’t interfere and manipulate that much. Knowing this gave me relief.
3.) Once you’ve found one testing method which works well for you, you can use it to verify answers while practicing another method. That increased my confidence.
4.) Confidence comes by knowing how your body reacts and says “yes” or “no”. We can’t know that before having done it several times, so why worry. The more we fine-tune into our muscle reaction pattern, the stronger we feel that the test is bullet-proof. So there’s really nothing to worry about. It does come with practice and only with pracitce.
I really the article. It has taken me a long time to feel really confident in muscle testing and I still have moments of uncertainty. One thing that helps me be more certain that it isn’t my own mind manipulating the outcome, is to test with a guess in mind and then see if that guess was accurate. Many times my body came up with a different answer, and I knew that it was not influenced by my thoughts and expectations.
Thank you! This really helped! 🙂
What helps me is to stay open and curious about what the answer may be. Example as to what I think is, “hmmm, I wonder what it could be?” or, “It will be interesting to see what shows up.”
Thank you for this article. It’s reassuring to understand that even veteran experts in muscle testing can still have their challenges, and I have definitely had my own challenges in learning this technique also.