The Hidden Polarities of Nature

by Margaret K. Chaney



Some time ago, a highly prestigious doctor, involved in some of the early kinesiology work, read of demonstrations wherein muscle-function tests of an absent item was done by having the subject merely hold the item in mind implying that thought itself can adequately serve as a substitute for the physical presence of the object being tested.  

The good doctor balked at the suggestion one's body could react to a substance that was untouched or even unseen.  One day while sweeping his garage, he gained a new respect for our subconscious power of perception.  Leaves had blown into a pile in a corner of the garage.  As he reached to gather them, the hairs on his arm stood up. He pulled his arm back quickly, then cautiously reached in again.  Once more the hairs stood up.  He stepped back to examine the leaf pile from a different angle.  Buried in the leaves was a mother raccoon with a new litter of young.  Without the warning of his body, his arm would have been mangled badly.

The information our bodies transmit is quite real.  Vibrations are being radiated by all substances at all times.  My most dramatic experience of this came as I was testing my reaction to trees. I walked over to test a silver birch. About three feet from the tree, I was stopped by some kind of invisible barrier. It was as if there were a wall of compressed air barring me.  That birch tree did not want me any closer.

Our muscles in particular have an innate ability to appraise the positive or negative significance of any environmental change.  Since muscles make the moves that carry us out of trouble; it is only reasonable to presume they receive information instantly as to whether we are safe or imperiled.  I used to think the fight, flight, or freeze response was activated once every two or three week as a stranger overtakes me on a sidewalk, or when a car in the next lane blows a tire.  Now I know our bodies make an evaluation every time there is any change in our environment, constantly, day and night.  Some of these changes are benign while others range from mildly discomforting to life threatening.  Each time we encounter friendly or unfriendly people, noxious fumes, loud noises, food tainted or too hot or too cold, chaotic traffic, toxic dyes in our clothing, even glare in our eyes, our muscles prepare for fight, flight, roll-over-and-play-dead, or business as usual.

Throughout the ages, our ancestors relied on subtle mechanisms for intuiting danger in time to avoid it. Muscle-function testing helps us regain the sensitivity we have allowed to atrophy.

Many biological systems work on our behalf, monitoring our internal and external conditions. There are primary and secondary systems. The primary system that warns us of distress may be inscrutable to us but we can tap into secondary systems to detect these messages. One manifestation of these secondary systems is the phenomenon of muscle-function change.

Usually our bodies size up the situation and take the appropriate action without routing the information through our conscious minds. We reflexively shiver, sneeze, blink, throw up, or say, No, thank you.   Muscle-function testing enables us to eavesdrop on these tacit signals that surge from mind to body. We can intercept the messages and observe how they work to protect us.

If you are having physical, mental, emotional, or social troubles, do some investigating.  See whether you are trying to eat the foods, use the cosmetics, or take the drugs that nourish and help another category of people but can sabotage your part of the planet's population.

As you grow familiar with the tremendous benefits of this form of self-knowledge, it is only natural you will wish to pass on the information to others, as I am attempting to do through this book.

A gentle and friendly way to introduce a person to the muscle-function test, known as kinesiology, is to test with two opposite items at once.  Lists in the book will give suggestions of items that prove to elicit opposite responses but you can start with gold and with silver. Muscle test first to be sure you both are centered and ready.  Then have the subject hold a positive and negative item at the same time; everyone should test weak.  Next, test the same items one at a time; one substance will test strong, the other, weak. This way, when the pattern develops, it is obvious and easy to understand.  People won't be able to say, "You pushed harder".

As you practice the testing and become familiar with the reactions of people to environmental substances, take notes.  Nothing I can tell you will be as exciting or as convincing as the gasp people give when their determination to resist your downward pressure on their arm melts like butter in the hot sun, or as amazing as the power you feel in their arms as strength is mustered from their mobilized energy 

Your notes will act as a lens, allowing you to see the world in a whole new way.















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