Is muscle testing a valid tool?

TOPICS: The measurement problem – only individual answer – building discernment – limitations of muscle testing – do not use any tool as a way to avoid making decisions – no philosophical questions – no tool should substitute your Christ self –

Question: How accurate is muscle testing in general? Will it ever be accurate enough to rely on? Should I use it?

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

When you perform muscle testing, you are essentially making a measurement, much like a scientist who is measuring a subatomic particle. As you know from quantum physics, any measurement made by scientists is a product of three factors, and one of them is the consciousness of the scientist.

When you perform muscle testing, you have an interaction between the consciousness of the person being tested and the consciousness of the person performing the test. That is why there is no such thing as a completely accurate muscle test. However, this also holds true for any other kind of test, including what many scientists call objective experimentation.

One could take this into an extreme viewpoint and say that muscle testing is therefore useless. However, this is not a completely accurate reaction. Nevertheless, I must also caution about going into the other extreme and thinking that muscle testing is always accurate. The truth is found somewhere in the middle.

In Save Yourself I give detailed teachings about why spiritual or intuitive visions can be very different, and I will not go into detail here. The bottom line is this that muscle testing, or any other procedure like it, will be influenced by the consciousness of both people involved. The question then is how great this influence is, or rather whether it is so great an influence that the muscle testing becomes invalid.

That answer can be given only on an individual basis. It has a lot to do with the purity of motive of both of the people involved. If the person seeking answers through muscle testing is attached to a certain type of answer, then that will affect the outcome. If the person performing the muscle testing is attached to a certain type of answer, that too will affect the outcome.

There are many examples of people who have engaged in muscle testing and received completely unreliable results that were simply a reflection of these people’s subconscious minds and desires. However there are also many examples of people who have used this technique to gain valid answers. I sense that your question will be, ”Well, how can I determine what is valid and what is not?” The answer is to build a relationship with your Christ self and thereby achieve inner discernment.  I know this is not a cut and dry answer, but it is the only answer there is.

When a person begins to recognize the spiritual side of life, the person realizes that there is more to understand about life than what you can receive through outer, intellectual knowledge. However, the person has not yet built a strong enough relationship to the Christ self to always get accurate and complete answers from within. In this interim stage, it is natural that the soul will seek some help and guidance from outer sources.

What is really happening here is that the lifestream’s outer mind, or lower mind, is interfering with or blocking the insights that the lifestream receives from the Christ self. So what the lifestream needs is some source outside its lower mind that can give it answers that are not influenced by that lower mind. One might say that the lifestream needs a way to bypass the subjective lower mind and get more objective directions.

If you find a practitioner who has achieved a higher level of Christhood than yourself and who is completely non-attached to the answers, then muscle testing can be used as a viable technique for bypassing the lower mind. Yet you will always face the risk that if you are strongly attached to a particular answer, or if you are strongly opposed to a particular answer, then you will influence the muscle testing.

So my guideline here would be to recognize muscle testing as a valid, but not infallible, tool. You should engage in an effort to create the right conditions for the muscle testing by raising your own consciousness and by working on overcoming attachments. Yet at the same time you should recognize the limitations of muscle testing.

Because muscle testing involves the body, it is best suited for answers that relate to the body. However, skilled practitioners can use muscle testing for other topics, such as emotional and psychological issues. You must recognize that there are certain questions that you should not ask through muscle testing because it will not give reliable results. This is especially true for questions about what to do in life. The spiritual path is about helping you master your free will and make better decisions. So if you use a tool, such as muscle testing, in an attempt to avoid making your own decisions, you are jeopardizing your spiritual growth.

An important consideration is the fact that muscle testing gives you only “yes” and “no” answers. When you formulate a question in such a way that it can be answered by a yes or no, you will have certain limitations on the type of questions you can ask. You also run the risk that the wording of the question can have a huge influence upon the answer.

In general, muscle testing is not suited to asking philosophical questions or even questions about the big decisions in your life. These are the questions you must answer from an inner source namely from your Christ self.

In a nutshell, feel free to experiment with muscle testing if you want to but see it as a tool with certain limitations. Be aware that any tool can become a set of crutches. If you rely too much on the tool, it will hold you back and restrict you instead of setting you free. What I am basically saying here is that you should not allow any tool to become a substitute for Christ consciousness.

In the end, the reliable answers are the ones you get directly from your Christ self. If muscle testing helps you get such answers or clarify your intuitive answers, then by all means use it. If muscle testing becomes a crutch that influences or distorts the answers, then it no longer serves a viable purpose.

You should be especially careful not to become codependent upon a tool so that you become afraid to make decisions without using the tool. You simply cannot grow spiritually if you make all of your decisions based on muscle testing or any other tool.


Copyright © 2003 by Kim Michaels