Interview with Jack
Jack is a 41-year-old real estate agent who has kinesiology sessions to heal his glandular fever and recurring gout attacks.
A: Jack, can you recall sessions when you were muscle tested. What did that feel for you having this procedure done?
J: Well, initially I was referred to P by someone, a practitioner, I really trust. I didn’t exactly understand the process and I guess, I still don’t. But what happened in the first couple of sessions were very strange because I found my body reacting to different things, different stimuli and reacting either positively or negatively.
Well, when I say positively or negatively, the result was either weak or strong. I mean, it was perceptible. I could actually feel the result of different things. First of all I thought it was very strange, as I’ve said. I also felt a bit embarrassed by the fact that I was actually subjecting myself to this methodology.
A: This procedure?
J: Yeah, to the procedure, exactly. But I observed my body actually responding, being able to hold and then not being able to hold. And also, I must say at this point that throughout all the procedures or all the appointments with P I really felt relaxed. I have faith in her as a person.
A: Yeah, you could relax.
J: Yeah. To start with we tested food allergies because I had found out the previous year that I had glandular fever. So that was one of the reasons I was going to the doctors. The initial reason was the fact of this lethargy. It was not exactly food allergies but it was vitamin supplements to actually get my body functioning again. And by just trying different supplements on my body, on the chest, etcetera, the actual part would react. At first that’s quite alarming. Because, I mean, in traditional medicine you either cut it out, or you sew it up or you give it pills but to actually ask the body what it needs was really... well, to me, it was a bit of a revelation.
A: Was that OK with your mind? Did you feel that your mind was coming in and editing what the muscle test was saying?
J: No, my mind didn’t want to believe it. It just felt that this was some sort of craziness but I’d go along because, as I’ve said before, I’d tried traditional medicine and it wasn’t getting me anywhere. So I thought I’d try. You know some of these things that happen in my life now if you’d told me two years ago that I’d be doing certain things, I would have said: “No way!”
A: So, was it educational to you?
J: Totally. And also what it did for the first time in years, it said: “This is your body and this is your mind and your body is reacting to this”. First of all the mind couldn’t understand or didn’t want to believe it. And for the mind to observe the body going through this routine of being able to resist or not being able to resist, even though I wanted the body to do what the brain was telling it, it was very, very unusual. Especially for someone like me, because my background is totally technical—you know, A plus B equals C.
A: Did the muscle testing enhance your perception of reality or did it shift your perception of reality in a sense?
J: Well yes. Yes, I believe that it was part of a shift in my perception of reality. I’ve been taught other things. Like this is an arm, the arm is reaching for the door, O.K., and if someone wants to bend it they can’t because the arm is reaching for the door. It is not that someone’s going to bend my arm now and I’ve got to resist , but...
A: Yeah, you were observing what your body did in regard to certain things and certain supplements.
J: Supplements and also emotional stuff, a lot of emotional stuff.
A: Did the muscle testing as such as a method help you to get more aware of your body? What do you think is the benefit of muscle testing?
J: I firmly believe that muscle testing on someone who approaches it with an open mind and without prejudice actually gets most likely to a condition a lot quicker than any form of traditional tick the box, tick the box, tick the box, yes, no, yes, no. I recommended it to my sister-in-law who is going through all sorts of health and emotional problems.
Because I think it is like, some people, if you go to them with a problem or for advice or for a service, they perform the service very quickly, very efficiently and it is done. And I think that that is so with muscle testing. You can actually, if the person is a good practitioner, get in there, work the problem out, get away and get it organised.
A: Right, so you find it an efficient method?
J: I think so, highly efficient.
A: We have language to communicate. Would you classify muscle testing as a communication tool? Does it make it easier for you how you can communicate with your practitioner,?
J: I’ve observed my body answering to questions by being able to respond or not being able to respond. And just really diverse things. I mean, some people think it’s a bit of... a bit of hocus-pocus. But, I mean, there is so much hocus-pocus in the world, isn’t there?
A: Is it beneficial hocus-pocus?
J: Well, that’s it. In my case it’s been beneficial and I think you take from anything.
A: When you got to know this procedure did you feel it is invasive or do you feel its o.k.?
J: Sometimes you’ll ask questions that you are going to be embarrassed by anyway. You need to know that your body responds and there’s no way you can hide that.
A: Would you say that you’ve got a better understanding of your body’s reality, being weak and strong? How is it with intuition? Do you know the term intuition? Would you say muscle testing has enhanced your intuition?
J: Intuition is... The difference between intuition and paranoia is a very fine line. I read that somewhere just recently.
A: Has it made you more aware of what you do?
J: Oh, it has made me more aware of my body.
A: What would you say is the main gain out of the method?
J: I haven’t come across any other method that gets you into it so quickly. There are other different methods of therapy around which most likely could come up with similar results. I don’t think they will be as quick.
A: Thank you for the interview, Jack.
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