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Espousing Dowsing: Two-Person Muscle-Testing

Employ Your Inner Lie Detector with a Partner

By Colleen FlanaganPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 4 min read
Remember to keep your touch light, this is NOT a strength test.

If you're new to dowsing, you may have received inaccurate replies during your solo dowsing practice. You're probably feeling frustrated or impatient.

Two person muscle testing may fit your needs and grow your confidence, as it did mine in my early dowsing days.

This style of testing must be done with another adult or an older child available as your subject or tester. When you ask a question that requires a yes or no answer, the muscle of your partner will become stronger (yes) or weaker (no) in response.

Many two person muscle testing methods exist. This article will explain a process that's similar to arm wrestling.

Arm Wrestling Muscle Test

You’ll be using your partner's arm as a diagnostic tool to determine which substances, statements, or emotions are non-beneficial/false or beneficial/true.

The SUBJECT is the person upon whom the muscle testing is being performed.

The TESTER is the person performing the muscle testing on the subject.

Both of you must remember that these diagnostic feedback assessments are NOT a strength competition nor an exam.

NOTE: Human nature may trigger your subject to push back if s/he feels the arm weakening. No one wants to be seen as weak or to “fail the test”. Testers, remind your subject that struggling to stay strong can give invalid results and will defeat the purpose of the entire process.

TIP: Gentle muscle testing done with a light touch conserves energy and avoids muscle strain for both parties.

Determining Your Subject's Strength Baseline

First, you must gauge your subject's strength via a baseline measurement. Everyone has different levels of fitness and muscle strength that can vary from day to day.

No matter how often you’ve muscle tested someone, you need to know their strength level at that moment to efficiently analyze the results of each test. For example, some subjects’ bodies display extreme weakness on no answers while others only respond with slightly unsteady test arm muscles.

Ask at least two preliminary questions to gauge the strong/weak, true/false, beneficial/non-beneficial, and yes/no variations for your subject.

Sample questions to ask to gauge the baseline muscle strength and the YES/NO reply consistency might include where the subject lives, how many children or siblings the subject has or if the subject is married or single.

EXAMPLE: If you were testing a married woman with two children who lives in Honolulu, you might ask these questions then do the arm test:

Do you have 5 children? (NO—arm weak)

Do you have 2 children? (YES—arm strong)

Do you live in Portland, Oregon? (NO—arm weak)

Do you live in Honolulu, Hawaii? (YES—arm strong)

Are you married? (YES—arm strong)

Is your spouse’s name Parker? (NO—arm weak)

Is your spouse’s name Keoki? (YES—arm strong)

IMPORTANT: The tester and subject should be 100% focused on the question, not any potential answers or outside interferences.

At times only a tiny difference between a strong and weak muscle will be displayed, such as a slight wobble to indicate a no reply. You can retest or ask your subject if you’re unsure of the muscles response to the question.

How to Do the Muscle Test

Select at least two questions you'll ask for the baseline test. Tester and subject sit opposite each other at a table:

1) They place elbows on the table and gently interlock hands as if preparing to arm wrestle.

2) The tester asks the subject a question requiring a yes or no response, then softly pushes the subject's arm to the right or left. The subject resists the pressure and the tester gauges if the reply is strong or weak.

3) Arm muscle weakness indicates a no answer and arm muscle strength specifies a yes answer.

NOTE: When acting as the subject or tester, some people prefer to keep their eyes closed. This helps them more accurately sense their muscles’ reactions to the questions and test results.

Let the Testing Begin!

After you're both confident about the process and results, experiment with other questions, such as:

  • Would exercising more than 30 minutes a day be beneficial to my body?
  • Is my work environment non-beneficial to my body's well being?
  • Is (politician's name) working with integrity to benefit their constituents?
  • Does (child's name) have school fears we need to discuss and resolve?

Conclusion & Links

Dowsing is an art and a skill that has been around for thousands of years and is still gaining in popularity. It's used around the world by doctors, practitioners and lay people to find blocks to health, find water or minerals, provide proper care for plants or animal companions.

NEVER give up - you are SO worth the time and effort to learn dowsing! This skill improves with practice, and the more you practice, the more accurate and confident you will become.

If you can't wait until my next Vocal Media dowsing how-to article, here are two ways to begin:

1) Download 10 FREE chapters of my Fearless Accurate Dowsing book or read it online via my website:

2) Read a sample and the table of contents of Fearless Accurate Dowsing on my Amazon USA Author Page.

You don’t have to spend years trying to figure out dowsing as I did. Mastering this art takes time and patience... But YOU are worth it, right?

Thanks for reading this piece and your interest in learning dowsing and two person muscle testing!

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About the Creator

Colleen Flanagan

Bohemian confessions & healing how-to stories are my gig. Let me entertain you with weirdness & guide you to wellness. Self-care videos on YouTube & Twitter &

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