Your Sixth Sense
You really do have a sixth sense... Imagine this
You’re hiking around in the deserts of Nevada and you come across an interesting-looking stone. It’s about the size of a walnut and full of color. Your five senses immediately kick in: It LOOKS really cool, it SMELLS like normal dirt, it TASTES a little salty (yuk), it FEELS very heavy for its size, you bang it against a nearby boulder and you HEAR a dull hollow-like thud. Your brain, having used its entire five senses to check it out then includes a desire to add it to your rock collection. It tells your hand to slip it into your pocket.
Your body is screaming …
“NO! Your brain is lying to you! Drop the rock and run!”
Unfortunately, you can’t hear the loud warning because you don’t know that you have a sixth sense. It wasn’t taught to you in school. It isn’t spoken to you by the medical community. It sounds a little woo-woo crazy anyway – a sixth sense? Come on, it doesn’t exist. Therefore your brain doesn’t recognize the body’s insistent cautioning. So the rock bounces around in your pocket for the rest of the day.
Later that afternoon when you get home you notice that there’s a red patch on your skin where the rock was in your pocket. It doesn’t hurt, strange. You also realize that your energy levels have dropped and you’re feeling a little hot and clammy. Your brain goes back to its tried and true five senses: I SEE my skin has changed color and I FEEL warm and a little sick. Aha, it’s the rock! There must be something wrong about the rock! The body says, “Der, genius.”
You see, you happened to pick up a radioactive rock left over from the old Nevada desert nuclear test days, very dangerous. The entire time the rock was near your body it was warping your body’s bioenergetics – the thing that powers your sixth sense. These are your subtle bio-electromagnetic energies used by your brain and body to move information, to energize your muscles, to power cell-to-cell communication, to support your systems and much more. All together these bio-energies are called your body’s biofield.
Of course your biofield is not your sixth sense; we just like to call it that for fun. However, if you can learn to recognize its subtle communications you can greatly enhance your well-being. This is where Applied Kinesiology, or Muscle Testing, comes in to play.
Applied Kinesiology –
Do it right or it can look, well … fake.
The basis of Applied Kinesiology, or Muscle Testing, is to understand that the body has intelligence aside from the intelligence of the brain. The practice of Applied Kinesiology shows that your brain can often lie to you. You see your brain has opinion, motivation and interpretation that can project a different truth, it can rationalize, where your body’s intelligence cannot lie – it only knows right and wrong.
Try it, but do it correctly
To properly conduct a muscle test there are three factors that have to be adhered to in order for the brain-body disconnect to take place. Remember, you wish to speak to the muscle, not the brain. You can tell you’re doing it correctly when the person being tested has a surprised look on their face as if they weren’t there when it happened. You’ll see, it’s kind of unexpected.
First, be cautious and safe
Before you start any muscle testing you have to ask the person you're testing if they have any injuries on or in the area of the muscles you will be testing. In many cases you will be applying pressure to areas that might inflame the injury. If there are previous injuries then play it safe and don’t conduct the test.
Second, you have to ask permission
Once asked then the brain is aware and relaxed. This will allow it to disconnect. Imagine you’re sitting comfortably on your couch watching TV when your close friend Bob busts into your apartment without knocking while making a lot of noise. Your first reaction will be defensive, then annoyance. Conducting a muscle test without saying, “May I test you?” is like busting into the room without knocking. However, if your friend had knocked softly and said, “Hey, it’s me, Bob …” then you would have remained relaxed, probably not even moved from the couch and would have continued watching your show without interruption. The same is true with the brain. By asking permission the brain can relax and continue on with its tasks without interruption. In essence, it can disconnect from what its muscles are “thinking”.
Third, give a command
By giving a command like “hold” or “ready, go” just before you conduct the test solidifies the brain-body disconnect. It knows exactly what you’re doing, has trust and detaches. Imagine that Bob is sitting on the couch watching TV with you when out-of-the-blue he gets up, goes into your bedroom, rummages through your drawers looking for a pair of socks. You would be curious, a little annoyed and once again, on guard. In other words, you would be very much engaged. If Bob had said, “Dude, my feet are freezing, can I borrow a pair of socks?” You would have most likely said sure without defense or having to pay attention. By giving a “ready, hold” command just as you conduct the muscle test ensures that you are speaking to the body, not the brain.
There are muscle tests that can be conducted to measure strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and more. It’s a great tool to hone into and communicate with that sixth sense. Try it, learn it and become self-empowered to know the body’s real truth and live life with greater awareness and direction.
Here are a couple simple muscle tests you can do yourself.