Intention and Quantities
By Donna Eden
Fundamental to teaching energy testing has always been the way the mind can impact the test. When a particular outcome is expected (e.g., that the lung condition has weakened the lung meridian) or hoped for (e.g., that the hot fudge Sunday will test strong), this can interfere with an accurate test. Firmly holding the intention that the test will reveal the truth of the situation can, on the other hand, increase accuracy.
Intention is also at play in a specific way in testing vitamins and other supplements. The question is frequently asked, "Why is it that an unopened bottle of vitamins in the store might test strong, but if you test quantity later, the test may be strong with three capsules but go weak with the fourth?" Part of the answer is that a single energy that reflects the substance is coming out of the bottle while each pill that you place in your hand carries a specific individual energy. But somewhere in the mix is that your intention for the test interacts with the results of the test. In the store (assuming you are using the spleen meridian test), you are determining whether your body needs and can digest the substance. At home, as you place one pill at a time into your hand, the same spleen test is determining the quantity your body needs and can digest. The difference is the intention for the test. Energy testing has always combined art and science. It is a clinical art that builds on the empirical facts about the way energy moves through the body.
Another question comes up when testing quantity. Suppose the test shows that you need 3000 mg of vitamin C. How long a time period does that cover? 3000 mg right then? 3000 mg a day? A week? I had to experiment to get an answer to that one. Here is what I found. When I would test a client in my office, say first thing in the morning, I would say, "Have someone test this for you again this evening and again tomorrow morning." Their reports on the follow-up tests were quite consistent (though there are always exceptions) and gave these interesting results: If the substance was water soluble or if it were an herb, the test seemed to show what was needed during a 12-hour period. If it was not water soluble, the test seemed to show what was needed during a 24-hour period. One practitioner's experience is not science, and systematic research on this question would be both interesting and valuable, but this is nonetheless what I as one practitioner found.