When I met kinesiology, my expectations were very high. The potential of this technique is immense and its possibility to solve issues that were apparently unsolvable is powerful. I had also an eastern way of seeing healing: the teachers and the masters should be the first to have tried and experimented with the techniques and to live the teachings they teach, to walk their own talk. I also naively thought that kinesiology could help to solve the ego issue and that the teachers and the authors in this field would work deeply to eradicate it.
The reality is different: instead of working together, since the beginning of this practice there has been separation; instead of citing sources and helping others create their vision of the truth, sources were hidden and cooperation hindered. It is painful seeing so many smart people use their resources to compete instead of co-operating. There is a deeply competitive and egoic soul inside kinesiology.
And then, I discovered Gordon Stokes. In the 3in1concept.us website, he is described in the following way: “One Brain® is a reflection of Gordon’s sincere interest in helping people, integrated with his insatiable appetite for knowledge and a unique overview of body/brain integration. Gordon Stokes will be remembered as a quintessential master teacher, who instilled confidence in every person he met through his steadfast acceptance, unceasing patience, and remarkable attunement and respect for each individual. Considering all his accomplishments throughout his lifetime, Gordon was an incredibly humble human being; he was happiest being grateful for the interest people took in his work and his students’ achievements. He was Oneness personified – attuned to the interest and assurance of his students and clients.”
Of course, I thought his description was a bit exaggerated for advertising purposes. And then I started asking about him… He helped others in many different ways. He was humble and he was kind. He was resourceful and ready to cooperate. And in some cases, his name was not cited by the same people he helped.
Overall I felt happy. His soul is inside this field. It might be underestimated or misused or denigrated, but I feel happy when I think about the fact that it exists.
You might wonder why I’m so attentive to our origins. The answer is simple: I have a deep interest in transgenerational psychology and I do believe that what happened in our family even before we were born, deeply affects who we are and how we behave. And I believe that this is also true for kinesiology.
We are fortunate: both souls are inside our industry; both souls are inside ourselves. It is like the Cherokee story about the two wolves: the white and the black, the nice and the angry, the kind and the arrogant. They both live inside us and they argue and fight with each other.
Who’s going to win?
The one we nourish.
I really hope we are going to nourish the best parts of our practice: the tenacity and the desire to become a great reference point for health, not as a single person, but as a whole system in which collaboration, kindness, sharing of knowledge and mutual support are the cornerstones of our reality.
Image by Jennifer Thomas.