For this test, please stand upright, facing south if possible. Make sure that you have enough space. Turn clockwise once with your arms outstretched, without hitting any obstacles.
This test uses the effect of the following situations:
>• being attracted to something
>• feeling repelled by something
When you feel attracted to something, your body usually makes a forward movement. For example, you may be attracted to a window display, a restaurant menu, a beautiful object, a poster, or a person you like. The "inner conscious YES" corresponds to this movement. We now use this information for Test 1:
As I said, stand upright and relax. Now think clearly and unambiguously of the word "YES".
Repeat this word calmly a few times completely relaxed. Your body will indicate a noticeable forward movement, provided you do not resist inwardly.
It may be that you even want to (have to) take a small or big step forward. Give in to this impulse and make this slight step forward. Please do not block yourself against it. Remember: something positive tends to lead you to move towards it. If nothing happens - no problem. Relax. Just go to the second step:
Now think clearly and unambiguously of the word "NO". Repeat this word a few times in a relaxed manner. Your body will, if you do not resist, indicate a backward movement. You may even want to take a small or large step backwards. Give in to this impulse and take this step. Do not tense up.
Practice often shows that many people find it easier to initiate the backward movement in the beginning. Understandably so, because one of the first words we tend to hear is no. "No, don't do this. No, don't do that!" Easy.
Please always finish this exercise by testing the "YES" and practice this test quietly a few times at home in your own four walls; as long as you are sure that your body bends forward with an "inner YES" and moves backward with an "inner NO".
For the next three tests you only need your hands, or only one hand. You can perform these tests both standing and sitting.
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