creative power of the Soul -
Introduction to Transformational Kinesiology
By Petra Wagner
Gods created man, they were arguing about the best place to hide what
was most precious: his soul. Finally a little God had the best idea,
he suggested to hide the Soul inside of man himself, because he would
never think to look there! This is the short version of an old parable,
and it is full of truth.
but very seldom in the right place. We seek, in the outer world, what
is to be found in the inner world, and we go through many disappointments
and hurtful experiences before we change direction.
to this world full of hope, joy, curiosity, and energy - and much is
lost in the following years, being programmed by parents, school, society
and our own conclusions regarding the events. Our enthusiasm for life
is damped and sometimes we just resign and merely exist instead of fully
But as time
goes by, there comes a subtle, gentle voice within to whisper that we
should not be content with life the way it appears. This voice speaks
to us through wishes we had, through dreams that were never fulfilled,
through a longing for complete self-expression and fiery enthusiasm.
And a new
creative cycle starts:
- We start
to see life through different eyes.
we go through a process of complaining and we search for the victim
finally we come to a point when we have had enough, and we come to
see life as a series of challenges to be mastered creatively.
now we start to fight, and to win where before we were a loser, but
this phase will end as well.
we see the innumerable possibilities available to us. We set goals.
We become more open. We listen to the impulses from our inner voice
more and more, and we approach our true life task.
by step we "re-member," and we create our life according
to the dream with which we came into this world.
vision becomes reality.
In the very
moment that we acknowledge the reality of our soul, we come into an
inner communication that gets refined more and more.
At the beginning
there is only a faint idea, a longing, a deep wish. Then there is certainty:
everything is possible; we only have to find the right way. And: we
have to learn to understand the "language of the soul".
we have a very precious tool: the kinesiological muscle-test. For sure
we cannot find "the truth" when we muscle-test statements,
but we can find out what is in our belief system and what conditions
conditions being - and it is subjective, a fact that is known very well
in physics: Heisenberg found out that the atoms, which circulate around
the nucleus, take the direction that is expected by the observer!
to human life this means: stay awake, observe, draw conclusions, adapt
accordingly, stay awake even more, observe even more clearly, draw more
conclusions, adapt accordingly . . . Always there is an inner navigator:
our soul. But the soul never forces itself upon us because freedom is
the highest value. Still, we can bring ourselves into alignment with
the soul by proper self-management, which means understanding the impulses
of the soul and translating them into our daily life.
the inner and outer form of our life, and everything becomes transformed.
Elegant, easy, and very efficient ways and possibilities we find in
the system called Transformational Kinesiology (TK).
TK was founded by Grethe Fremming and Rolf Havsboel in the early eighties,
and it continues to be researched and developed. It is taught in the
US, Australia, Denmark, Switzerland, Hungary and Germany. TK combines
elements of Kinesiology, Transpersonal Psychology and Philosophy, with
elements of the so-called "Ageless Wisdom," as described in
books by Alice Bailey, Helena Blavatsky, Torkom Saraydarian, Charles
Leadbeater and others.
on the following principles:
- The human being consists of different organisational levels, which
have different characteristics:
a. the level of the dense body
b. the etheric level, which transmits energy to the dense body
c. the emotional level, regarding feelings and emotions
d. the mental level, with regard to concrete and abstract thoughts
e. the buddhic level, responsible for intuitions
f. the atmic level, on which the human being experiences real freedom
g. the monadic level, which characterizes the expression of the Self
on all levels
h. the divine Level, source of all, which exists
- The body, etheric, emotional and the concrete mental level are combined
in a more or less integrated unity called the personality. On the
higher mental level dwells the soul, whose task is to nourish the
levels of the personality with all those impulses, which are needed
for further development. Therefore this area is often called the causal
- Each level exists due to its functioning from special "matter"
that regulates the quality of living, feeling, thinking and perception.
The contents of a level are very often unconscious, but they define
our circumstances, attitudes, successes or failures. Each level is
determined by its own life, and is very often at battle with another
- Every human being is unique, its own universe. Thus, there is inside
not only one's unique destiny, challenges, strengths and weaknesses,
but also the solution to all one's problems, as well.
- Humans belong to a greater organisational form, which has its own
laws. The human being has the choice to cooperate with these laws
or to resist. We can see what we are doing by taking a permanent,
unprejudiced and courageous look into the mirror that has been provided
by the surroundings and situations of our life.
- Counselling in Transformational Kinesiology aims at the integration
of all parts of the personality and its subordination to the causal
level, which means: subordination to the creative impulses of the
- With the help of a special handmode and the kinesiological muscle-test
we can identify which levels of the personality have specific blockages,
how they came about, and what we can do to sustain the flow of energy
from the causal level to all levels of the personality, or to adjust
- The "subtle anatomy" conditions our experience; it does
not define us forever. Due to the dynamic of the subtle anatomy, each
problem can be seen as a signpost into the future.
- The art, which has to be learned, is the ability to "read life";
to decode the messages of daily life and to respond in a creative
- The most important element is the soul. Every human being strives--consciously
or unconsciously--for self-development. By "self" we mean
the "higher Self, the "soul." The Self contains all
information that is needed to become who we are.
- The creative powers of the soul are experienced through wishes,
dreams, aspirations, goals, and "challenges" (to use a more
friendly word than "problems"). Thus seen, challenges are
"gifts of life" because they cause us to evolve. There are
no mistakes, just experiences and new insights.
- Goals are like magnets, thrown into the future. It works like an
enticement, and we can be sure that everything we need will be there
in the right time and form, but not always in the way we expected
can be found in a quote from W.H. Murray, one of the first to climb
the Himalayan mountain, who reminds us of what Goethe once said:
you can do or dream to do, start, begin . . .
boldness contains genius, power and magic in it."