Updated: Dec 9, 2019
Energy is everywhere! It is all around us and it is flowing inside of us, we cannot escape it; it is who we are. Our own bodies are made up of 99% energy and 1% matter. The world around us is the same, according to Quantum Physics. We energetically interact with our environment every day. We are always interconnecting with other people's energy fields, the energy of a room or location, the energy of mother earth; good energies, bad energies - we can connect, feel and respond both emotionally, spiritually but especially physically to these energies. Ever notice when someone with very negative energy enters the room and your hair stands up on end? That is you connecting, energetically, with another person's energy field. You are picking up their negative energetic vibrational reading (lower hertz reading). Or when you are around someone super duper happy, and you can't help feeling recharged and joyful. That is you connecting, interacting and responding physiologically to their positive energy vibration.
Learning to understand the meanings of energetic physiological changes in our bodies will help us to hear, listen and trust our body's own wisdom. Learning to connect and listen to our body's messages, through energy testing, will help not only to hone our intuition but it will teach us what is for our highest and greatest good, and what is not. We have all the answers within our own selves, if we would just take the time to pay attention.
Energy Testing has been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. It is used in kinesiology for muscle testings, allergist use it for allergy testing, naturopathic medicine uses it for food testing, emotional testing and muscle testing. It is also used with meridian testing and energy field testing, and so much more. It is a way of connecting to your own body's infinite wisdom for knowing what is for its greatest and highest good. This goes beyond intuition. Intuition is that "gut feeling" or your "knowing" that you choose to listen to, or not, for most situations you encounter in your day to day life. It goes beyond current day science, as energy measuring devices of today can only pick up readings up to 6 feet out from our bodies. They hypothesize that the energy continues out even further, maybe infinitely connected; but their instruments can only read 6 feet out for now.
Donna Eden, one of my personal heros and now teacher, is known as an Energy Medicine Master. She is an accomplished author, world renowned speaker and teacher. She overcame physical, mental and emotional impairments and healed herself through Energy Medicine. Much of what we will be covering here comes from ancient practices and teachings as well as from Donna Eden's book "Energy Medicine - Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy and Vitality".
For people with food sensitivities and allergies, Food Energy Testing techniques are crucial in helping them know quickly, which foods are the "problem" and which foods are the "solution". Food testing for those suffering from sensitivities will see their lives improve immediately as they quickly discern good food and bad food, before they eat it!!
Wouldn't it be great to know that the chilli dog you are about to consume, is going to be painfully disruptive to your system, increasing the toxins and inflammation in your body BEFORE you ate it?
Have you ever gone out for dinner and tried something new, only to pay for it in the morning? Wouldn't it be great if you had the ability to test food on your plate BEFORE you ate it?
Are you taking enough supplements? Are you guessing on what supplements you need and in what dosage? Well guess no more! Now you can test your supplements and let your body tell you what it needs and in what quantity.
Food Energy Testing takes energy testing to a higher level, because it incorporates your energy fields, your intuition along with your body's physiological responses to the foods your are testing. It is combining the emotional and spiritual energy connection of your fields and your intuition with the more analytical scientific side of being able to feel, see and measure the phsyiological changes in our own bodies, to the testing that is being performed. The great thing about Food Energy Testing is you can do it all on your own! You can do it anywhere - in the grocery store as you are shopping, at the dinner table, standing with your pantry doors open randomly testing food in cans and jars.... It is so easy!
Your body communicates with you regularly on what it needs along with how much it needs, in order to make your body stronger. Conversely your body will also give you clear signs telling you this food will only serve to make your body weaker and should be avoided. Your body will tell you what is best for you at any given moment throughout the day, if you will be open to asking for its guidance and listening, feeling and seeing the body's responses.
Most of us have experienced the usual body communications when we eat something that doesn't agree with us. Once our body starts to "rebel" we immediately know that we made a bad food choice or we ate too much of a good thing and now it has become a toxin. We have also experienced eating or drinking something that your body just screams "yes give me more" or "ah, that's what I needed". We currently, randomly know these feelings and sensations exist; but life gets in the way of our ability to focus and listen to the messages.
Below are the 6 easy steps for starting to energy test your dry foods and supplements right now. Keep scrolling beyond that and I have layed out steps for testing wet foods.
Keep note of foods that consistently come up with negative responses. There is a reason. Some foods increase the body's acidity level, which is where disease and degeneration thrive. Some foods increase inflammation in our joints and bones. Other foods exacerbate existing conditions, preventing them from healing. Some foods are healing foods that help your body achieve harmony. As your life conditions change, as your physiology changes and as we age, food testing becomes more important in maintaining a balanced healthy mind and body.
So go to the kitchen right now and grab some things out of the cupboard or refrigerator (peanut butter in the jar, chips in a bag, an egg, a piece of bread, a cookie, whatever dry food you want to test, some supplements - vitamin c, vitamin d or multi-vitamin, whatever vitamins or supplements you have, etc.) Then follow these easy steps:
Step 1 - Stand up, shoes off, knees slightly bent (energy does not flow through "locked" knees very well)
Step 2 - Choose the food or supplement you want to test and pick it up.
(NOTE: if you are testing supplements, like vitamin D or C, you will need to just take one vit D or C out of the bottle to test - do not test the whole bottle - no one's body is going to say that is good!! LOL )
Hold the food product or supplement in your non-dominant hand and place it directly over your solar plexus / stomach area (above the navel, below the breast plate). Now place your dominate hand over top of your non dominant hand (on your solar plexus) that is holding the food or supplement.
Step 3 - Tuck your elbows in, close to your body. Check that your knees are still slightly bent.
Step 4 - With your eyes open take a deep breath, exhaling any tension, worry, stress, to dos, clutter or chatter. You are consciously trying to quiet your mind.
Step 5 - Now close your eyes. Take a deep breath in, paying attention to how your body is feeling. As you slowly exhale notice any slight physiological sensations as you determine, which direction you are starting to lean; slightly forward or slightly backwards? Leaning Forward = means your body's energy is drawn to that food and is eager to have more, as it is for its highest and greatest good at this moment. This is your body's way of telling you that it would like more of that food today.
Leaning Backwards = means your body's energy is pulling away from that food because it is not for its good at all. It is avoiding the energy of that food. This is your body's way of telling you it does not want any more of that food today.
Neutral - No Movement = Do a quick body scan.... knees bent? food over solar plexus? cleared your mind as best you can? elbows tucked into your sides? Try Step 5 two more times until you get a reading. If you still remain neutral, that means your body isn't impacted by that food, in that amount, today.
Did you notice any physiological sensations? If so note them down as a reference for what you personally experience through this process for a positive response and for a negative response. Those are your own unique individual sensations that are your body's way of telling you yes / no responses. Everyone's sensations are slightly different, there is no correct response - it is completely individual.
Step 6 - If you have a positive result (leaning forward) add to the volume you are testing. For example if you held one piece of bread on your solar plexus and leaned forward, do it again with two pieces of bread. Are you still leaning forward? Are two pieces of bread too many, but one is ok. Are two pieces of bread ok but maybe 3 pieces are too many? What about your vitamins? Was one good? How many does your body want until it starts leaning backwards? This helps you to understand where the boundaries are for your body. Some might be good (even if it is a food your body likes) but too much of a good thing can become toxic in one's body.
Take some time now and retest your positive resulting foods (leaning forward) adding to the amount you are testing one piece at a time. Do this until you reach neutral. This means that is the maximum amount of that food that your body can tolerate before it becomes a toxin. Try not to consume foods past your neutral point, if you can.
But How Do I Test My Plate of Spaghetti On My Solar Plexus?
Obviously you are not going to put a plate of spaghetti or your Caesar salad on your solar plexus. There is a different process you can try for testing wet foods.
You will need to grab some sort of a weight. It can be a small bar bell or a rock with some weight or something slightly heavy but not too heavy, (no food containers/cans/jars as they will taint the test).
Step 1 - Stand up, shoes off, knees slightly bent (energy does not flow through "locked" knees very well)
Step 2 - In your dominant hand, hold the weight. Pick it up. Consciously notice its weight. Close your eyes, and notice how your muscles in your arms and hands feel. Give that weight a number. That is your zero point - your neutral point. Now put the weight down.
Step 3 - Close your eyes and take a few long slow cleansing breaths. Quiet and clear your mind as best you can.
Step 4 - Choose the food you want to test on your plate and touch it with a finger or 2 from your non-dominant hand. If it is too hot or too messy, you can also hover the palm and fingers of your non-dominant hand over the food (close to the food). Do not spread your fingers apart, keep them naturally together (do not force them together - energy needs relaxed muscles to flow). Relax your wrists and fingers.
Step 5 - Now with your dominant hand, pick up the weight in the exact same way as you did during your neutral test. Take a deep breath, close your eyes and slowly exhale.
How does the weight feel? Does it feel heavier than your "neutral point"? Does it feel neutral or lighter than your "neutral point"? Do you notice any sensations in your body?
Weight is heavier than neutral point = this is a negative response and the amount presented on your plate for testing, is too much and your body is telling you this is not for its highest and greatest good. Try reducing the amount on the plate and then retest. If you get the same negative response it means your body is telling you this food, in general, is not in its best interest and it would prefer if you didn't eat it.
Weight is lighter than neutral point = this is a positive response, meaning the food and the amount presented for testing is exactly what your body needs at this moment. Try adding some more of that same food to see if you can get to a neutral response.
Weight is the same as neutral point = this means the amount of food presented for testing will have neither a negative nor a positive result. Try reducing the amount or increasing the amount on your plate, to see if that gives you a different reading.
Take time to note any physiological sensations as a reference for what you personally experience as a positive response and what you experience as a negative response.
Do I have To Test My Food Every Day?
Every day our bodies go through different life conditions, stressors and exposures to viruses, bacteria and diseases. Our environment is like a mini battleground our bodies navigate through, striving to stay healthy and balanced mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
That means what your body needs today, might be different than what your body needs tomorrow.
I am not suggesting that you energy test all your food every single day. I am suggesting though that periodic re-testing is wise especially as our life conditions change. Adding more stressors to our lives result in our bodies acidity to rise, meaning we might need more alkaline foods during periods of high stress. If we decide to start a vegetarian diet all of a sudden, our bodies might need less vitamins but crave more protein. When you have changes occur in your physical, mental or emotional states it is always a good idea to retest your foods to help your body maintain its strength.
Your body will always gravitate towards foods that will make you stronger, healthier and that will help you to heal from the inside out. Your body knows exactly what it needs and when. Our jobs are to just listen, trust and act as guided for our highest and greatest good. We just have to tap into our body's infinite wisdom.
If you would like more information on food energy testing I am here to help. There isn't a lot of information online, other than Donna Eden's Energy Medicine classes. MindValley has put on a FREE Master class with Donna Eden that you can sign up for online. You can view a clip from this master class here. Donna shows how to do muscle energy food testing with one's aura when you have a friend to help you.
So thanks for listening. If you would like to connect or would like more information or a consultation for food energy testing, please send me a note.