What is Muscle Testing and How does Testing by Proxy Work?

I just did an Emotion Code session as I do most of my sessions — virtually over Zoom. The woman found it uncanny that working remotely using muscle testing we could not only identify trapped emotions that had been haunting her and driving her life since childhood, but we also were able to identify WHEN in her childhood days those events first got locked in. She asked “how does muscle testing by proxy work?” Interesting question b/c I use muscle testing every day, on myself and on others, and yet trying to put it into words is challenging.

My quest to find an explanation of the unified field of consciousness that connects us all led me to this 4-min video by Deepak Chopra… and the quote by the great Sufi Poet Rumi,

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”

You are ocean, and I am ocean. And in that midst I am you and can tap into the tales your subconscious has about your thoughts, your feelings, your emotions, your dreams, your Truth. My goal in these sessions is to liberate you from the lies you bought so long ago that you are any less than a Delightfully Divine expression of God, odd is your perfect color. When was it that we learnt it was OK not to see ourselves as brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

That’s what we unlock when we work together. That sleeping potential that is there now and always was, beyond the illusion of physical or emotional pain and into the field of joyous creation and possibility.



So what is muscle testing (aka Applied Kinesiology)?

If you’ve been to a good chiropractor, he’s tapped into the wisdom of your body by doing kinesiology or muscle testing.  A common method done in person is the arm-out method where you hold your arm in front of you ,and while applying light pressure the chiro asks the body — and within it your infinite intelligence — simple yes or no questions.

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Bradley Nelson who developed the Emotion Code work about what muscle testing is:

How Muscle Testing Works

Our bodies live and function on principles of biomagnetic energy. While our conscious mind is mostly oblivious to these energies, our subconscious minds are intimately connected to and affected by them. They are responsive to positive energy and congruency, and they are resistant to negative energy and incongruency. It is this tendency to seek out or reinforce positive energy, and to avoid or refuse negative energy that allows us to perform muscle testing.

We tap into this relationship between the subconscious mind and energy by asking “true/false” questions, and then checking the body’s response. Checking the response can be done a number of ways, but is often done with methods like the Arm Test, where the subject simply holds one arm outstretched in front of them, parallel to the floor.

The tester then places two fingers on the subject’s wrist, and asks a question, placing a small amount of pressure on the wrist. If the subject’s arm resists, that is a “strong response,” and it equates to a “yes” answer. If the arm gives way under the pressure, that’s a “weak response,” and equals a “no” answer. This strong response/weak response is the basis of muscle testing, and is what allows us to get answers to help the recipient.

So what is muscle testing by proxy and how does it work?

“Proxy testing is muscle testing that is done on a proxy- a person who acts in place of another person. If Jane in England wants to help Alice in Australia, she can act as proxy for Alice herself, using self-testing, or she can also have an assistant act as proxy for Alice. Then Jane can carry out the work as normal, just as if Alice were right there, and all the while intending to help Alice. When Jane is done, she or her assistant will make sure to disconnect again from Alice- just like hanging up the phone at the end of a chat.

Actually, proxy testing works quite a bit like how cellular phones work. Our bodies have a built-in capability to quickly and easily “dial” someone else, and create an energetic connection with them. Once you’re connected, you can get answers about what is going on with this other person’s body, because you’re picking up their energetic signal. Then once you know what needs to be fixed, you can fix it on the proxy person as well, and it corrects the problem on the person who you’re intending to help, no matter how far away they are. ”

I also point out that while it’s interesting to understand these things, it’s not a necessary condition that they work. Do I know how a phone works, how the remote tuner works, how a computer works? You guessed it … NO! Do I ask about how a headache relief tablet works before I choose to take it if I have a bad headache?

Mmm – ask a scientist how gravity works or why ice expands rather than contracts (as most things contract when cold) – or why a bumblebee can fly and in so doing, defy all laws of physics.

The point should be made that energetic healing can’t be understood in a classic mechanistic way. It requires a paradigm shift in thinking. I have thought about this matter endlessly.

The big take away point I’d like to make is that the apparency of the universe we perceive is not fundamentally real in the way it seems.
In particular, physical reality doesn’t define all reality.

The modern quantum mechanical view postulates a completely non-material view of the universe, that all the things in it in the final analysis have no material base. All the interactions that, seen through the lens of the senses, appear to be mechanistic and causal, are simply changes in the imagined apparency that consciousness elects its presence to occupy, from within a field of infinite possibility.

Most people like an ‘explanation’ that doesn’t require much effort to follow and understand. That’s just not going to be possible with this sort of thing. You can get a feel for it in the work of Dean Radin. This youtube video “Quantum Theory and Distant Healing” is helpful.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHcAkewTZcE (I picked this video because it is UNDER 2 minutes in length.)

In his book: “Entangled Minds” Dean Radin describes an experiment in which two subjects are fitted with EEG apparatus to record their brainwaves. They are asked to meditate together and it is observed tat their brainwaves become entrained to a coherent pattern. hen they are separated and each put in a Faraday cage shielded room that filters out any electromagnetic radiation eliminati8ng the possibility of communication through any known energetic medium. One of the subjects is exposed to the flash of strobe lights and immediately that person’s brain waves change to reflect that stimulus. Amazingly, the other subject, who is in a shielded room away from the strobe demonstrates an identical change in their brain waves. The unavoidable conclusion is that human minds become linked in some subtle way that is not explainable in terms of conventional concepts about matter and energy.


I’m inspired to make a video to explain this wonderful process and look forward to sharing it soon!  If you’d like to experience an Emotion Code session for yourself, email me at kathy@thevitalitycode.com


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