Hawkins seems to be a really polarizing guy. I really used to enjoy his work. I've read most of his books, have listened to many audio and video recordings of his, studied his work pretty extensively with friends, and even seen him live in person. I loved his energy in particular.
That said, my own experience with calibration has been no better than 50/50. Maybe I calibrate below 200, maybe I'm one of the 10% of people who it doesn't work for, or maybe even doing the thymus thump doesn't get my energy back in alignment. I dunno but from what I've seen the results are very mixed. Some people seem to get pretty good results so there seems to be something to it, yes, but I dunno what that secret sauce is...
Earlier in the thread it's been brought up that the calibration results change. Heck, even Hawkins' own results change when calibrating his own books. I've pointed out a number of such discrepancies here
The conclusion I've come to is that kinesiology is simply not a reliably valid method for determining Truth and I've all but tossed it out, though I'll admit I am still holding out a bit and wishing it'd work which is why I'm writing on this thread. If you let go of all the kinesiologic stuff in Hawkins' teachings, you'll find that his teachings about spirituality, love, enlightenment, and the ego are pretty fantastic. Not everything about the awakening process matches my own personal experience and I've found some other teachers to point closer to what I've seen to be the case in my own life experience and in the many other people I've talked to, but it seems that Hawkins is pointing to a path that is not matching the path I and almost everyone I've met are walking and thus the experiences he talks about are a bit different than what I've seen. So not right or wrong in this sense, just different. Different maps.
So yeah, the whole muscle testing thing... not so much. A funny thing that keeps running through my mind... Hawkins calibrated that neither UFOs nor extraterrestrials are real. (Truth vs. Falsehood, p. 359) Quite honestly I believe in life on other planets from what all I've seen and discovered. Should aliens actually make themselves known sometime within the next couple years, this'll definitely throw a wrench in the whole kinesiology thing as most of the stuff like if Jesus and Mary were actually married or if such-and-such calibrates at whatever level we have to just accept since we have no real way of proving one way or another.
I really wish AK worked. It'd be awesome to have something to rely upon as a sort of Truth-o-meter, but it just really doesn't sit well with me. If you could toss out muscle testing and look at just his teachings on spirituality, and granted much his teachings are supported and backed by kinesiologic testing, that'd be a whole 'nother story. I prefer his teachings without muscle testing thrown into the mix.