During and after meditation I check the information I have obtained using muscle testing or kinesiology to test if it is accurate. When I go to my chiropractor or naturopath they both use muscle testing to see if my body can use the the vitamin or the medical treatment they are suggesting.
David Hawkins who has been prolific in his writing about consciousness also writes about kinesiology. He is a psychiatrist and consciousness researcher who wrote Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior (2002). His main theme is that there are many carefully calibrated levels of consciousness and that the highest levels of consciousness lead to transcendence and enlightenment. He tests each research subject using kinesiology or muscle testing, to determine a person’s particular level of consciousness. In his view kinesiology is an exact science that produces results that can be replicated across many research subjects. In kinesiology, his subjects hold an arm out straight to the side, then the questioner asks the subject a yes or no question and pushes the arm down and if the answer is ‘no’ the arm will go weak and will drop when pushed and if the answer is ‘yes’ it will remain strong and the arm will not fall if pushed. This is the same technique my chiropractor and naturopath use.
In the 1970s, John Diamond named this technique behavioral kinesiology. “Dr. Diamond’s startling discovery was that indicator muscles would strengthen or weaken in the presence of positive or negative emotional and intellectual stimuli, as well as physical stimuli” (Hawkins, 2002, p. 3). Hawkins also mentioned another type of kinesiology, which he states is just as accurate, where a person can check their own ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question by putting their thumb and baby finger together and then asking the question while trying to pull those two fingers apart using the thumb and pointer finger of the opposite hand (Hawkins, 2002, p. 296). He carefully tested many research subjects and reported a high level of reliability. I learned about this second form of kinesiology about fifteen years ago and have continually used it to test if the answers I am receiving for my work are accurate.