Quick Test Checks Intuition for Right Answers

by Diana Rankin on April 24, 2015

How do we know those intuitive hits or that gut feeling is right? Here’s an easy way to test intuition whether in a board room, at a patient’s bedside, or in a shoe store.

Suppose you’re in an important meeting. Your gut instinct tells you that you should speak up, but then you begin to question yourself. There’s an easy and fool-proof way to find out if you should speak or be quiet. This simple test allows you to override your thinking mind and directly access the intuitive mind for the right answer.

This same test can be used for any number of situations to be assured we’re tapped into intuition – that part of us that is always right. It can even save us time, something we all can use in our busy lives.

While I was shopping for a pair of sneakers recently, I had to excuse myself to get past a woman and her daughter who were blocking the aisle. The daughter was trying on several pairs of sneakers, and the mother looked a bit worn.  As I passed them, we exchanged a few pleasantries, and then I went on my way to find my sneakers, which I did rather quickly.

On my way back down the aisle to the cash register, I smiled at them. The mother saw the sneakers in my arms. “Did you find what you wanted already?” she asked.

“I did,” I said.

“I wish she could find hers that quickly,” the mother said pointing to her daughter. "She can't make up her mind."

“Would you like me to show you an easy way to help you make the right decision?” I asked.

“Yes!” they said in unison.

Neither had heard of muscle testing, and both were fascinated that we can use the body to help us make the right decisions. When we ask a clear question, our muscles override our conscious thoughts that are whipping around in our thinking mind to reach into our intuitive mind and give us a clear yes or no answer.  

The key is clarity – with the question, with how your body responds, and with the answer.

The question must be one that can be answered with a yes or no, and it must be clearly stated. For example, “Is this pair of sneakers the right ones for my feet?”  You can also ask the same question in different ways. “Will my feet be happy with these sneakers?” or “Are these the sneakers I’ll be happy with?” An example of an unclear question might be, “Which pair of sneakers is the best for me?”

Once you have your question ready, make a circle with the index finger and thumb of your left hand. Then do the same with the index finger of your right hand, locking the right finger-thumb circle inside the left finger-thumb circle. You’ll end up with a figure 8 lying on its side or an infinity symbol.

finger muscle test

To make sure that you are aware of how your body answers, ask to be shown yes, and then try to pull your fingers apart. For most people (but not all) the fingers will stay locked. Now ask to be shown you no. For most people (but not all) the fingers come apart.

If you are asking a question about an object, such as asking if these are the right pair of sneakers, have the object close to you. For example, wear the sneakers. Make sure there’s clarity with what you are asking and the object the question refers to.

Next, ask the question and try to pull your fingers apart. If the answer isn’t clear, rephrase the question and ask again.

This may take a little practice, but most people pick it up fairly easy. It’s a great way to override your busy mind and find the best answer whether when buying new sneakers, wondering which tactic to take in a sales call, or which treatment is best for the patient.

© 2015 Diana Rankin

Watch for future articles on additional ways to use muscle testing and other ways to override the busy mind and find the best answers for your life.

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    Carolina May 20, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Yeah ♡


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