Test Tests Testing

An attempt to deal with difficult questions or problems which life poses. Fear of inadequacy or of being tested. Comparing yourself with others, or with the opinion of others. Doubts concerning fitness and capability in life, marriage, or parenthood. Stress in connection with a competitive job or situation. Responses still active from school experiences.

Life in you knows the answer and you can Test it

The process of life within us keeping us alive is an immense and mostly unconscious storage of information of how we are kept alive and our whole evolution of awareness. Most people do not realise how responsive this endless source responds to any question we ask, if we know ho to respond to how it works.

In asking for a response it is accepted that clear and helpful information can be gained by allowing an intuitive answer to arise in response to the question. Often this method is used to clarify any question or thoughts you have. You can let the natural wisdom in you communicate through subtle feelings and body impulses. This balanced interaction between the facets of your being, never managed by most exercise systems, is a remarkable feature you can learn.

You have a reservoir of potential from which you bring treasures to your everyday life. If you are ill, there is the possibility of reaching into this unconscious storehouse and finding healing change. If you are empty of pleasure you can be filled. If you are dead inside, you can come to life. I know that even if you do not trust enough to let-go fully and find a fast miracle, you can certainly allow a slow miracle to take place.

Remember that allowing spontaneous movements do not usually start with a thunder clap of power that overrules your own will. They arise gently, almost imperceptibly. By allowing what are tiny urges to move, like the almost imperceptible impulse to breathe while your body is quiet, the movements get stronger and more power flows

A simple way of testing is to stand in a space and place you will not be distracted or interrupted. Now start walking in a circle and notice how as you walk you do not have to control every movement. In fact having given the suggestion to walk everything happens as ‘inner directed movement’ – which is spontaneous. Allow that to sink in – realising that it is your life process which actually makes the movements. So now you can give the suggestion that your being, your life process will respond to a question – but keep on walking unless you are moved to do something different. See

Opening to LifeThe Keyboard ConditionArm Circling Meditation

Testing equipment: Possibly something to do with some aspect of your body, or perhaps a skill you have. It may also refer to sexual capability. Medical tests: Concerns about your health. Or pleasure in being examined.

Body Dowsing – Releasing the Unconscious Wisdom

Every movement we make is an expression of our feelings, of what we think and will to do, of our unconscious emotions and ideas. Very often our movements express habits, such as when we are walking along a road and without thought take the turning for home when we really want to go to the shop. Through movement we show what we may not yet have fully thought or understood. And it is because of this aspect of it, especially as it arises through spontaneous movement, that such practices as dowsing are possible.
In various forms dowsing has been known throughout history and the world. In early European history dowsing became associated with a rod or forked stick, and was used to help find water, precious metals in the soil, coal, and lost objects. Despite the scientific scepticism of our times dowsing is still widely used even by government departments – because it works.
Dowsing is not always connected with a stick or rod though. Navaho Indians in the United States practise what they call ‘trembling hands’’’’’’.’ After a simple ritual they allow their hands to move spontaneously. From these movements they understand questions asked of them. The American anthropologist Dr. Clyde Kluckhohn and his wife investigated a practitioner on a Navaho reservation. Mrs. Kluckhohn had lost her handbag three days previously so asked the practitioner, Gregorio, if he could find it. Standing in the open air on a hill, and after rubbing corn pollen on his hands, Gregorio was able to tell them the location of the handbag. This was later confirmed.
Dr. Paul Brunton, in his book Search in Secret India, tells of meeting an Indian ascetic who used his arms to answer questions. He would allow his arms to move spontaneously, and from their movements could give a yes or no response. Indian dowsers do not use a rod, but experience powerful changes of sensation in their body, and are thus able to detect sources of water and minerals.
While investigating the intuitive faculties of Australian Aborigines, Ronald Rose tells of a more refined form of body dowsing. In his book Living Magic (Chatto and Windus, 1957) he says that the tribesmen he lived with used different areas of their body to represent relatives. So their father might be represented by their right forearm, their mother by their left forearm, their first uncle by their right bicep, and so on. In this way, if an unaccountable pain or sensation developed in a part of the body, they were able to tell which relative was hurt or needed help. Rose witnessed this in action and describes it as extremely accurate and reliable.
All these forms of dowsing, even when a rod is used, depend upon the involuntary responses acting through the body in answer to a question. Taken overall they demonstrate the wide range of ways such responses can be sought or experienced. All are ways to call upon the information we have perhaps unknowingly gathered in our unconscious, or upon our intuition. It is now understood that the most fundamental way information or feelings not yet conscious are expressed is through gestures or body movements. The next level of expression for unconscious content is through symbolic behaviour such as mime or drama. Freud demonstrated that slips of the tongue were another way we let our inmost but inhibited feelings show. This explains how knowledge we cannot yet vocalise clearly can be expressed through subtle body movements such as dowsers experience.
Within the practice of intuitive sensing there is a technique which synthesises all these approaches. It is called ‘testing’. In testing it is accepted that clear and helpful information can be gained by allowing spontaneous  movement to arise in response to a question. It can be used to explore any question. But responses arise from a level of you that is far bigger and older that your personality, so asking such questions that involve taking unfair advantage of others may give you more than you suspect.

Enhancing Your Intuition

Dreams and imagination are a multifaceted way of sensing things. If you consider an early human being, prior to the emergence of complex speech and the ability to think in the abstract symbols we call words, all their thought would most likely have been in images like a waking dream. A human couple in the dawn of our history, standing in wild terrain and seeing dust on the horizon, would need to know very quickly whether the dust was a sign of food to eat or an enemy to run from. Without the tool of thought using words, they would have relied upon their emotional response, and their unconscious scanning of experience and instincts, to aid them. The result would have been experienced as urges to movement and emotion, and as mental imagery. I believe it is because of this long period in our past history, when our ancestors relied on what we might now call intuition – this rapid scanning of information beneath conscious awareness – that we have this latent ability of insight without reasoning.
You can reclaim something of these lost abilities through the use of inner-directed movement. The amplification of the intuitive link between your conscious self and your unconscious, occurs because body dowsing – I will refer to it as Inquiring or Inquiry from here on – allows the basic forms of internal communication described above to be operative. Movement, emotions, sound and imagery are all freed to be used as means of expressing unconscious content or intuitive insights.
The general use of inner-directed movement opens again the door between your conscious self and your connection with your unconscious through your intuition. Inquiry enables this connection to be used to access the practical and spiritual resources you need. Inquiry works because it relies on the fundamental ways your conscious self receives information from within.

Communicating With Your Inner Guide

It is important to connect with the best in you, with the mass of unconscious life experience and intuition you hold within, with the shoreless sea of life of which you are a part. It is not like fortune telling or Ouija boards or a party trick. It is a meeting with the extra stores of wisdom in yourself. But do not think of the information or insight you gain as if it were an oracle, or prophecy. You are the creator of your life. You ask for inner help to gain more insight, more information from which to make wise decisions – not to search for something to hand decisions over to.

The possible uses for Inquiry are:

Help to understand life problems.
Unravelling the meaning of a dream.
Information about illness and what might be done to help.
Fresh insights into any research project.
Suggestions for creative ideas about work.
Finding lost objects.
Help in making difficult decisions.
Deeper understanding of a person you are dealing with in your work or in your relationships.
Insight into your spiritual life and growth.
At first you may be ‘stiff’ in your response, but even so you will usually get a direct reaction. A more fluid or subtle response – one in which greater detail or insight arises – comes with practise. The following steps are designed to help even the least intuitive of people find greater access to their own wider awareness. If you find your experience of inner-directed movement is very fluid, has full emotional response and leads to insights, these first stages are not necessary.

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