I open this thread in order to find a place to present different methods or techniques, that can be used in parallel with the meditations of Joe Dispenza. Their aim can be similar and in this case they can be complementary.
I think first at EFT and EMDR, that I often have mentioned in some of my messages. But there are so many more, in different areas : HeartMath's cardiac coherence, mindfulness meditation, the Knap Method, Tipi, Somatic Experience.
Some of them are already presented somewhere else in the forum. http://drjoedispenza.com/forum/index.php/topic,322.msg1590.html#msg1590http://drjoedispenza.com/forum/index.php/topic,89.msg334.html#msg334
But this first time, I want to present the muscle testing
, used alone.
In another thread where mindfulness and habits, in the frame of the neurosciences, were mentioned, I brought this exercise. But I think it's worth to be presented in a thread dedicated to it.
The “muscle testing”is the technique coming from kinesiology. I've learned it by doing (I mean, without any professional training).
To illustrate it, I just found an explanation with a picture, in English, on the net : http://www.onetruth.ca/exercises-head/muscle-testing
I use the version above at the right side, making a ring with the the thumb and the index finger from one hand, and putting the same fingers from the other hand, straight, into the ring, and trying to open them like scissors. And my use is the contrary of what is advised. Each time, before asking a question to my “higher self” (so as they call it on this page), I first ask a yes and then a no. The yes allows to open the ring with my fingers, the no, doesn't allow it.
A therapist (a dentist in fact, who is using also alternative methods to work on the dental occlusion) did explain me that it can make sense, if the 'no' creates a tension in my muscle, I keep the ring closed. If the 'yes' allows me to be relaxed, it allows to open easily the ring.
Sometimes the answer is not clear, it opens half
Then I ask the question several times and differently.
This little exercise is very useful for a lot of little decisions to take daily :
- Shall I eat this, or that?
- Is it better to go earlier to bed today?
- Or is it damageable to go to bed 1 hour later in order to finish this?
- Even in the supermarket : Do I buy this or not? (I would prefer a similar test with only one hand in order to do it discretely in my pocket)
- Do I go in this direction, or do I simply go home?
What I see important for this, is that, this little exercise is also a manner to get back to our self decision. It means that, when deciding to use this testing, we are already outside of the habit. This testing is a good way to get out of lots of thoughts habits. And it requires to be present to formulate correctly the question. But the effort to remind to do the testing, and to decide to do it, still remains
But it's easier to decide to do this testing, than to decide to stop an activity in order to think consciously and make a decision
And most of the time, 90% or even 99%, I follow the result of the testing. Even if I'm not sure that I practice it correctly. But I, consciously, give authority to it. Not because I believe that it's always right to follow it, but to avoid to take decision as automatism. To allow myself to take a decision outside an addiction or habit. I can easily imagine that it can often give a wrong answer, and that's not so important to my eyes, cause I've always been satisfied from the decision that I've taken with the response of the testing : 100%.