After Brinkerhoff had studied the research literature which
suggests that both the Belly Brain (ENS) and the
RBC's can receive, store and communicate information within
their respective frameworks (both function independent
of the primary brain); he has since POSTULATED that the
successful development of intuition in reflexology applications
largely depends on the learner's increasing willingness to
obey (with a cautious response) his intuitive thought
which can be coupled with the conscience and inner directives
of the heart.
This choice to follow the urging of the intuitive thought
is made by the primary brain's conscious function of the will.
The intuitive ability is increasingly developed by knowledge
gained through the exploratory process of experience. During
the treatment procedure with a recipient, the practitioner
will begin to feel more comfortable to flow with the intuitive
thought; as he continues with practical application of the
various reflexological techniques. The outcome of any experience
(whether good or bad) will help to further develop
this innate ability.
This tightrope between intuition and experience must be handled
with objective honesty and great humility before the Sovereign
Creator; and all decisions regarding intuition should be made
in harmony with the teaching of His Beloved Son (given
in the Sermon on the Mount) in whom He is well pleased.
Proper intuitive development hinges on the exercise of spiritual
honesty in all aspects of a practitioners privilege of free
choice. An openness to the creative force of the Spirit of
Truth will assure a good outcome in any decision. Herein the
term: INTUITIVE EXPERIENTIALISM identifies the ideal learning
This methodology of learning is similar to that of the disciples
of Jesus; as they went forth two by two to learn how to minister.
They would learn through the experience that lay before them
... guided by their intuition (they hadn't yet received
the Holy Spirit) and previous observation of the Master
in action. Their learning hinged on their failures as well
as their success. So dont be afraid of failure ... it
can be a most powerful point for learning.
When the disciples had failed in the cure of an epileptic
they came to Jesus in private and asked why they could not
successfully cast the demon out? And Jesus said unto them,
"Because of your unbelief ... however, this kind
will not go out except by prayer and fasting." This
was his solution for lack of ability to accomplish the task
of healing. This ability was described as an act of FAITH;
the source of which is the Sovereign Creator.
"The only tyrant I accept
in this world
is the still voice within."
– Mahatma Gandhi
And what is the end of those who embrace INTUITIVE EXPERIENTIALISM?
Will such a student eventually be able to discern any objects
or truths by direct cognition; especially, a first or primary
truth? Might others someday look at our life and be able to
say, as Hawthorne did of another: Sagacity and a
nameless something more, let us call it intuition.
Or even better; Might Jesus also be able to say to each of
us: Well done my good and faithful servant; enter
into your rest.
In all of our endeavors in this life ... we should labor
to enter into that state of mental rest ... where we have
ceased from our own conscious effort; and allow the Sovereign
Creator to work within us; imparting both the desire and the
ability to do of His good pleasure. "Your will be
done" is the secret to true long term success.
And Jesus went about doing the good pleasure of
His Father and healing all those that were sick with different
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"If you do what you've
You'll get what you've always got."
----- David Steele
NOTES: by Zachary Brinkerhoff
Direct Cognition: I wish to relate an experience
of Direct Cognition. This incident occurred when confronted
with a new challenge for which I had no answer. As I looked
at this 21 year young man who stood before me (with a severe
condition of diesel fuel poisoning) I drew a blank. I was
at a total loss as to what to do as I surveyed his weakened
condition. Every joint in his body was enflamed and painful.
A seemingly impossible situation.
As he helplessly stood before me ... having
come at his Mother's recommendation ... I opened myself in
a prayerful posture. "What can I do ... Oh Father?"
Suddenly, I received a Direct Cognition ...
an understanding of what should be done for this victim of
his work environment. Although I had an infrared sauna which
had been in the clinic for 5 years; I had never used it as
part of any treatment procedure during that time. It just
sat in a back room gathering dust. In fact, I had no understanding
of what Far Infrared Energy was all about. All I knew was
it could make you sweat if you stayed in the closet long enough.
But by Direct Cognition I knew he was to go into that sauna
... and that was all I knew for sure.
I gave him two towels ... told him to strip
... and to stay in there for as long as he could bear the
heat: "Open the door so you don't get too hot ...
it is the light energy that you are going for ... not the
heat and the sweating." (Years later I became apprised
of the benefits of thermal-bioelectricity in conjunction with
An hour later he came out of the sauna room
and into my reflexology chair for some DRUMmer action on the
K1. Ten minutes later he was on his way home feeling a "little
Four days later his Mother called: "I
want to come in and get a treatment just like my son received.
At two days he was feeling much better and today? He is not
sick anymore. It is like an unexpected miracle. When can I
This is what I call a Direct Cognition ... which
I relate (in this case) to answered prayer. It was an intuitive
thought that came right out of the "gut"
into my consciousness with no prompting of the primary brain.
It was information that was beyond my past experience and
present conscious thought or knowledge. The positive outcome
of this experience as reported to me 4 days later by the patients
Mother further strengthened my intuitive aptitude ... the
ability to listen and hear and obey the intuitive thought
which emanate from the Enteric Nervous System aka intuitive
This is a prime example of what I have come
to identify as the outcome of INTUITIVE EXPERIENTIALISM. This
is the learning process by which we all as humans will be
enabled to grow and develop in all aspects of our life. The
assurance that our thoughts can be properly guided is described
in the Bible by a man of deep experience ... the Apostle Paul:
in union with the Holy Spirit,
assures me of the Truth."
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