Artwork by Peter A. Lewis
This paper was delivered at the international conference, The Gathering of the Eagles, September, 2008.
ON INTUITION â SOME GUIDELINES
How Do You Know That You Really Know When You Really Know â You Know?
Dr. Michael J. Kudlas
Intuition is about gathering information. With the advent of computers, our ability to access and manipulate information has accelerated with each passing day. Gathering information has been a key to successful work in all areas of endeavor. It often appears that whoever has gathered the most information has the greatest flexibility and the most opportunities. Especially in our work, as healthcare practitioners, the ability to access, gather and manipulate information for and about our patients and with their help enables us to assist them as never before. And as NET practitioners, our ability to utilize information gathered from different levels of the patientâs consciousness further enhances our ability to help them. We gather information in a way different from the standard research methods most people are aware of, so to some it appears strange, odd, weird or just not right.
The important thing is the information â how do we get it? – how accurate is it? and how do we know itâs accurate?
We can use the NET protocol to fill in the data, but it is the data itself that really determines the success for the patient. No information â no data â no NEC processed and corrected. Our NET protocol assists us in gathering information by the suppositions we pose and how the patient responds, but what about that other process that happens â that Gestalt that occurs when, instead of going from A to B, we go from A to G without processing all the other information in between? What happened to B,C,D,E, and F? In this process, this intuitive leap, nothing is lost, and maybe even greater understanding occurs simultaneously. Such intuitive leaps have probably occurred to anyone actively practicing NET for any length of time, and for those of us who practice NET intent on becoming the best we possibly can, we can begin to rely on our ability to utilize information and data from this intuitive process as it begins to occur more routinely.
Merriam-Websterâs Dictionary defines intuition as âa quick and ready insight, immediate apprehension or cognition, knowledge or conviction gained by intuition,â or the one I like, âthe power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.â âWithout rational thought or inferenceâ â oh, oh. That sounds unscientific, some kind of woo woo New Age kind of stuff. Better not go there! Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! Beware! — So golly, gee, do we dare go there? My answer is yes: we not only dare go there, we have to, to best serve our patients.
For me, intuition is merely gathering information directly from the source of all information, and there are ways to do that, ways that can be taught, practiced, and improved upon. The rest of this paper is about those things that I have learned about using the intuitive process and how to know, that I really know, when I really do know â you know?
The Field of Information.
It may seem odd to some, but information has to come from someplace. We last century folks were used to looking it up in books, using card files in the library, and now we use the computer and the âGreat Library of Cyber Spaceâ â Google – the source of the All.
But actually throughout time there has always been a reference to a âsourceâ of some kind. Even today, depending upon the area of study, this trend continues. If we are speaking in religious terms, we speak of God and His Omnipotence, the all-seeing Eye, etc. If we think about the field of psychology, Jung spoke about the âcollective unconscious.â If we talk philosophy, Deepak Chopra speaks of, âthe Field of Infinite Possibilities.â D.D. and B.J. Palmer referred to it as Universal Intelligence, As far back as the 13th century Rumi, the great mystic poet said,
âOut beyond the ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field
Iâll meet you there
When the soul lies down in that
The world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase
Doesnât make any sense.â
If we speak scientific lexicon, Heisenberg, developer of the Uncertainty Principle in physics and protÃ©gÃ© to Einstein said, âEvery tool carries with it the spirit by which it has been created. Since the measuring device has been constructed by the observer, we must remember that what we observe is not nature itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning (Physics and Philosophy). I find it very interesting when a physicist speaks of âspiritâ in his writings.
So, what if there is something or somewhere other than the great Google, Wikipedia, or the library where information can be garnered? Remember Friedrich August Kekule, who discovered the shape of the benzene ring? The shape came to him in a dream of a snake seizing its own tail (known as Ouroboros in many ancient cultures). Intuition has been with us in some form since we have been human â even if we claim to be a rational scientist or mechanistic researcher we cannot escape that information can come to us from a power or facultyâ¦ attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.â Today, much research and documentation has been made scientifically about the Zero Point Field as a source of all information, (in the pre-Einstein times it was referred to as the Ether). In this paper we will refer to the Zero Point Field (ZPF). I wonder – is this where the Great Google goes for its answers?
Part 2 will be posted on September 24th…
Dr. Michael Kudlas
Dr. Michael Kudlas, your host of Speaking of Health, spent ten years teaching in Detroit before going to Sherman College of Chiropractic. Dr. Kudlas opened his practice in Michigan where he has been in active practice for the past 30 years, presently in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Along the way he has earned Masterâs degrees in Education, Psychology and Theology. Dr. Kudlas is committed to providing human upliftment through loving service. He has developed three healing modalities Bio Energetic Massage, Meningeal Modulation and Body Consciousness Healing His weight loss program, Real Results, loving yourself lean, has helped hundreds lose weight and keep it off. Read about it at www.realresultsprogram.com.He has published over 40 professional chiropractic papers, made numerous speaking engagements at international seminars, written for Charles Tuttle and Elsevier Publishing houses and is the Chiropractic Advisor for the American Holistic Health Association. He is board certified in Integrative Medicine, and a Certified NET Practitioner. In 2007, he was selected as the Doctor of the Year, an international award, by Neuro Emotional Technique and the ONE Foundation for the clinical research he has done with NET. Dr. Kudlas is the owner of Old Time Medicinals, a specialty essential oil company specializing in pain relief formulas. His real joy is serving his fellow man. Healing is the application of loving to a place that hurts, says Dr. Kudlas, Join us as we explore that notion.