A Manifesto Of Sacred Touch

From Yanking To Receptive Touch

In the early 1960’s an American chiropractor by the name of Dr. George Goodheart discovered principles of muscle testing which became widely known as Applied Kinesiology. Others followed in his footsteps. It was now known definitively in certain circles of the scientific world that the body behaved in ways which had been entirely unknown until then.

Dr John Thie applying muscle test

It became evident that the body has a very unique intelligence. One of the early discoveries was that muscle strength would vary when certain foods were brought close to the subject’s body. Allergic foods caused the tested muscle to become weaker while other foods would cause a strengthening. The body communicated instantaneously, definitively and responded even though the tested food was held outside the body. Many were astounded.

feeling the soft tissue response on the foot

The fact that the body reacted to the food as frequency and that this response could be easily felt through touch, defied all current scientific and medical belief. However, in all traditional healing systems the phenomena had been understood for ages. Nothing new. Science had only now matured enough to accept the inevitable.

Various schools of applied kinesiology came into being each having its own set of techniques. All used the muscle response.

Because kinesiology testing gives us a way to tap into the energy systems of the body it has provided us with a totally unique understanding of the nature of healing. It has been nothing less than a revolution.

feeling the soft tissue response on the thigh

Yet for all of its contributions there are some basic weaknesses with muscle testing or muscle “yanking” as I prefer to call it.

First of all, you have to ask someone to hold their arm up (or leg, or finger). Then they have to keep it up while you do all your testing. When you do test, or “yank”, you only get one pass to access their energy state.

To deal with the very weak or young or possibly an animal, the kinesiologists came up with a indirect surrogate test .

Some bypassed a direct test of the person’s energy completely and use the muscle testing process as a kind dowsing mechanism. In my experience dowsing can be problematic.

Sometimes kinesiologists test their own muscles, usually the fingers. It is known as “self testing”. Remember that these muscles are under our conscious control, so what happens when the “chocoholic” tests him or herself on their number one addiction? Kind of like letting the fox guard the chicken coop isn’t it?

Ultimately the process of “yanking” a muscle is a limited way to access the body’s energy.

The Body Has Many Instantaneous Responses

Changes in muscle strength are only one of the changes that can be felt. Some others that I have worked with are changes in joint flexibility and in soft tissue density.

Working with changes in soft tissue density is particularly revealing.

It takes a lot of practice to develop the sensitivity to feel this response.  The process requires that you learn to use your sense of touch in a brand new way and be willing to truly honour what you perceive. That is it.

When I check out someone what I experience is that all of the soft tissue in the body seems to respond by increasing or decreasing in density instantly. The whole surface of my hand is fully and continuously sensing what is going on and all of the internal tissues also respond, in both myself and the person I’m testing. There truly is no separation.

I have become aware that my body resonates very much like a tuning fork.

Over the years I have been refining this method countless thousands of times on myself and with many, many people. Animals, infants and even the dying and comatose all respond equally well.

I call this new approach Sacred Touch and I’ll tell you why it is so sacred.

Since I have begun to play with this, my sense of touch has become enhanced to the point that I can only describe it as being a gateway into perceiving the unknown.

If you like, all of this is available to you too. All it takes is dedicated practice.

With the stillness of your presence and knowing touch you can bring a state of peace.

In the future I will be posting some of the methods that I use and that you can follow on your own.

to be continued…


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