Sometimes we move to a place of looking inward. This can be through quiet meditation, at an intentionally introspective weekend, or during a critical time in our lives. Generally speaking, however, we move in and out of this place so quickly, it’s barely noticeable. How many times (a day or a week) do you find yourself simply “feeling bad” about yourself, your life or your choices? This is a form of looking inward, yet it is infused with negative self judgment.
We can look back to the ‘whys’ that created our negative self judgment for intellectual understanding. Likely, we will find numerous stories which reveal how some non-constructive seeds were planted into our beings – Mom acting surprised when you accomplished a significant task, the tone in Dad’s voice when he told you he was disappointed in you, childhood friends who teased you for believing you had magic, and so on.
Intentional or not, other people’s actions and words can leave a lasting impression in the minds and hearts of children. As we grow, we learn to either accept or reject what others say and think about us. Sometimes we reject it outwardly, but harbor the feelings – which become beliefs – inwardly. As adults, we often make choices that will reflect back to us these inner beliefs; with “positive” beliefs creating “positive” results, and “negative” beliefs creating “negative” results. This is only considered an “issue” when the results are undesirable, of course. In our own ignorance of the underlying patterns, we may wonder why certain circumstances in our lives become “themes.” Perhaps we begin to feel unlucky, incapable, stuck or hopeless.
For a moment, imagine an unconscious negative feeling about yourself as a magnet. This magnet, hidden below the surface, draws to it the energy patterns that resonate with it. Thus, if you feel / believe that you are not capable of being successful, for example, then patterns of non-success will continually find their way to you. This, of course, makes the belief system more and more believable, which in turn adds to the intensity of the feelings and the magnet becomes stronger!
At this time of awakening, we are releasing many of the old patterns that no longer serve us (thank goodness!). Some patterns will simply transmute themselves into higher (more loving) frequencies with grace and ease. Yet, the deeper, bigger ones may be acting wildly out of control, leaving you feeling exhausted and downright bad about yourself. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could wave a magic wand over those stuck energies and release them once and for all?
Hawk of Nevada City, a Practitioner and Instructor of Quantum Touch, offered a neat little “tool” to help reveal and shift these burdensome beliefs and patterns. It begins with Kinesiology, also known as muscle testing. You can try this technique alone or (as I prefer) with a friend.
To muscle test yourself, create a circle with your thumb and forefinger. Insert the thumb and forefinger of your other hand – which are in a “duck-bill” position – into the circle of your first hand. When you try to “open the duck’s mouth” (by spreading your two fingers apart), the outer circle will either be “broken” because you are “weak” or will stay closed because you are “strong.”
If you have a friend muscle test you, simply put one arm straight out in front of you. As you resist, your partner will try to push your arm down. A strong arm can resist the pressure and remain parallel with the ground, whereas a weak arm will get pushed down with noticeably less resistance.
"I have played with this tool again and again, and have always found the final muscle test to be strong, " says Hawk. He has noticed that this “healing” will last for several days or weeks and, in most cases, permanently. Now isn’t that exquisitely wicked?!
In this time of rapid expansion, we are not only shedding our stuff in record time (which may not be so comfortable), but modalities like this – infused with Love, Gratitude and offered in utter simplicity – are becoming easier to find and use with success.
We may not be able to get to the root of every belief we harbor (as some are buried really, really deep), nor will every belief respond so quickly and profoundly to receiving Infinite Love and Gratitude (think of the grumbly old neighbor who keeps refusing to smile back at you). Regardless of the immediate results, or lasting affects, this is a simple and loving gesture to offer ourselves or a friend because, if nothing else, we can all use the blessing of Infinite Love and Gratitude once in a while.
Plus, when you think back on those childhood friends who used to tease you for believing you had magic, you can arrogantly smile to yourself because you know you actually do… and that’s one belief you plan to keep nurturing!