Retaining mode, a singular occurrence of stacking
Retaining mode is a one-time stack of energy – Putting the information of a muscle test in retaining mode we have the ability to take over the energy package an item contains. Simply by holding the energy as is shown in pauselockmagic we can take over that information in a muscle test situation.
When a muscle test does not take over this information then there may be a problem with the muscle circuit you use or something else has more priority at that moment.
Always check whether the information is transferred before you assume you are safe to go along using the procedure you have started.