When I do Theta healing, I ask my clients to use muscle testing to determine their subconscious beliefs. Muscle testing is also used after the Theta healing work to show that the belief has changed. Muscle testing has a variety of other uses, but I will not be getting into those today.
Determining Yes and No
The first thing you do when you are muscle testing is to determine which response means yes and which response means no. To determine a yes response, you say aloud, “Show me yes.” To determine a no response, you say aloud, “Show me no.” It is important to determine the yes and no response each time you do a section of work, as these baseline responses may change.
Method One: Finger Circle
1. Make circle with your thumb and index finger with your non-dominant hand. Since I am right-handed, I use my left hand for this.
2. Looking upward and to the side (i.e., away from your hands), you say your yes statement aloud (i.e., “Show me yes”).
3. Try to bring your index finger of your dominant hand through the circle, seeing if it goes through or not. Simply note the response.
4. Repeat this process with your no statement (i.e., “Show me no”) and note that response.
5. With one response, your finger should break through the circle. With the other response, your finger should stick inside the circle. If this happens, you have determined your baseline.
6. If this is not the case, try the steps again. If trouble persists, check out the troubleshooting guide or try Method Two.
Method Two: Swaying
1. Stand up in a straight and relaxed manner.
2. Say your yes statement aloud (i.e., “Show me yes”), and note which way your body moves. This might be forward or backward, left or right, or something else.
3. Return to center, standing up in a straight and relaxed manner.
4. Say your no statement aloud (i.e., “Show me no”), and note which way your body moves. If your movement is in the opposite direction from the yes statement, you have determined your baseline.
5. If this is not the case, try the steps again. If trouble persists, check out the Troubleshooting Guide.
A Video Example
Sometimes seeing an example clarifies things. If you’d like, check out this brief video created by my friend, Clare Loveless. She demonstrates the swaying method of muscle testing as well as another method not discussed above. I would recommend watching the whole video, but if you want to jump into the muscle testing part, that starts at 1:33. Clare’s Video. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgJjP3gFd9g
Troubleshooting and Tips
Sometimes it takes a little while to get the hang of how muscle testing works. If you’re having a hard time, check out these tips.
1. Try different types and variations of muscle testing.
I’ve included directions for two types of muscle testing techniques, and there are several others. A quick search on “muscle testing” or “emotion code” on YouTube will yield several results.
An alternate way for determining yes and no this is to say aloud a true statement for yes (for example, “My name is Michelle”; which it true) and false statement for no (for example, “My name is Stephen”; which is not true).
With the finger circle method, you could use different fingers to form a circle or make the circle with your dominant hand.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with these methods to find out what works best for you!
2. Drink some water!
If you are not well hydrated, it might affect your muscle testing results.
3. Don’t overthink it!
The whole point of muscle testing is to get out of your brain. You are seeking answers on a subconscious level, and you will get these answers through your body. Also remember that you will get the answers through feeling, not seeing. That is why with the finger circle technique you want to look up and to the side.
Remember to say your statements out loud. Say them as quickly as possible without stumbling over your words. If you are working with a Theta healer and testing a belief statement, you can always say “What he/she said” instead of the statement itself. I have found that this works well for some people and does not work at all for others.
What is Theta healing like?
After all this explanation, I will bring us back to the beginning of this post. In Theta healing, I ask my clients to use muscle testing to determine if their beliefs have changed.
So how does this work exactly? What is Theta healing like? As I converse with a client, I may perceive that a limiting belief is coming up. I will then ask the client to muscle test for yes and no to create their baseline response. I will then state a belief, asking the client to repeat after me and muscle test to determine if it is true or false.
One example of a limiting belief is “I am obligated to be rejected.” The word “obligated” in this context means that I don’t have a choice; I must be rejected. So – I ask the client to repeat the statement and then muscle test to see if the response is consistent with the yes or no response. If the response is consistent with the yes response, I will often ask related questions. If the response is consistent with a no response, I will determine that this client does not have this limiting belief and move on.
I will determine if it is a good time to shift the limiting beliefs or if further discussion would be beneficial at this time. When it is time to shift the limiting beliefs, I repeat the beliefs for the client and ask, “Would you like me to clear these beliefs?” The client then decides if they would like those beliefs to be shifted. If there is work that they do not want done, I do not do it, and I do not question the client why they do not want the work done. The clients indicates they want the work done by saying “yes” aloud.
Next, I do the Theta healing work around these beliefs. My client observes me close my eyes. Meanwhile, I ask Source/God/the Universe/etc. to change these beliefs to whatever is in my client’s highest and best good.
When I open my eyes, I ask the client to again muscle test for yes and no. I will read through the belief statements, and the client will repeat them and muscle test them to see if they have changed. If further work needs to be done with those beliefs, we delve into that, and if not, we move on.
This work allows my clients to show up differently. Beliefs that have held them back or caused them pain in the past are less potent, oftentimes disappearing altogether. The client’s next objective is to reinforce this work through monitoring their thoughts and releasing those that don’t serve them, and by taking right, aligned action.