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Self Testing - The Pendulum Test

We've already explored how to self test using the sway test and muscle test, and now I want to share with you how to self test using a pendulum.

There are many different kinds of pendulum that you can use for this, from crystals hanging on silver chains, to a stone with a hole in it hanging from string.

Personally, since I learned to work with muscles for self-testing I no longer use this form of testing, but for many people, working with a pendulum remains the easiest and quickest system to learn so I am including it here for you to explore if you feel called to.

Testing in this way moves the emphasis away from direct connection with the energy systems of the body and more into the connection that you have with your higher self and the wisdom held in the web of creation. I would also encourage you to work with either the sway test or a muscle-based test in addition to pendulum testing, but (and it is a big but!) if you feel that you hold much more resonance working with the pendulum, and bearing in mind that the most important factor with energy test your food is using a reliable testing tool, then the pendulum is the tool for you!

You can watch me using a pendulum to test food here.

  • Centre yourself and ensure that you are grounded and hydrated (same as in the other forms of self-testing).

  • Hold your pendulum in front of your heart.

  • Ask to see a ‘yes’ answer. Note the direction of the pendulum swing.

  • Ask to see a ‘no’ answer. Note the direction of the pendulum swing.

  • Place the food over your solar plexus.

  • Hold the pendulum in front of your heart.

  • Remember to remain objective and non-biased.

  • Observe which way the pendulum moves. If it moves in the ‘yes’ direction, your body holds resonance with the food being tested. If it moves in the ‘no’ direction, your body does not hold resonance with the food and cannot fully assimilate/metabolise the food.

The reason you do the testing over the heartfield is that it holds the resonance of the entire energy system. When you take food into your body or energy system that does not resonate with you, the heartfield dips. Literally, the energy of the food is knocking the energy of your body off balance, and the magnificent heartfield that co-ordinates much of the orchestra that is your energy system, has to try to reset around it.

When you are working with a sway test, then this shows up by the heartfield dipping and the body moving backwards. When you are working with a muscle test, this dip in the heartfield shows up in the integrity of the strength in the muscle. When working with a pendulum, the dip in the heartfield creates a disturbance that the pendulum will demonstrate with the ‘no’ direction.

As with any of the self-tests, the most important place to be in is enquiry. When you can bring the spirit of exploration and adventure into testing food then your relationship with food broadens, expands, becomes much less limited. In this way, not only are you eating food that resonates with you, but you are doing so with consciousness and confidence.


With love,



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