Many in the RBTI community are convinced that Dr. Reams never truly taught the computation of reserve energy. A thought that has circulated over the years is that he kept the actual calculations close to his chest because he liked the idea that it would be difficult for anyone to maneuver around him and establish their own variant “School of RBTI” as long as they were dependent on him. Before you poo-poo that idea you may want to study the now-defunct “Healthology” which was founded by people with a very thin understanding of RBTI. For instance, they tried to create a healing empire without knowing that potassium is an anion. Thank goodness they are long out of business.
That is not to say that people willing to calculate their version of reserve energy have all disappeared from the scene. For instance, I have three distinct calculation methods in my files that have accumulated over the years. There is also an ongoing school of “RBTI” that routinely teaches how to compute reserve energy. A problem is that all four of the methods give results that are dreadfully at odds with the known existing examples that have survived from Dr. Reams’ active years.
One bright spot on the horizon is that for the past several years Dr. Beddoe at Advanced Ideals has claimed that he was taught reserve energy calculation by Dr. Reams and that he plans to teach the method to his students one day. Woo-Hoo! is all I can say and I seriously doubt I will be the only one cheering if he comes through.
Meanwhile, I think it behooves us to understand as much as we can about higher reserve energy, which is not so much that jumping out of bed and lifting the world feeling as perhaps the oomph that keeps our organs and cells positioned to do maximum work. When it came to everyday energy Reams spoke of it as akin to a checking account into which we could dip as desired. Reserve energy he considered much as a savings account we need to leave alone and let grow for a rainy day.
Much, both clear and confusing, is said about reserve energy in the Alphabetical Reference Manual (ARM) which one of the commentors mentioned a few days ago. Reams made it very clear that a person at the 4% reserve energy level is at the point of no return. Obviously, whatever we may do to injure our health we do not want to come anywhere close to that 4% reading.
We are all aware that a severely intoxicated person can abruptly die. Although many cases of death by intoxication are due to vomit entering the lungs, there are other cases where the person simply dies without the stomach successfully ejecting the poisonous alcohol. It may be fair to think of such people as having succeeded in their quest to reach 0% reserve energy.
Law enforcement agencies have developed a series of field tests that can estimate the intoxication level of drivers. Here are a few chores they sometimes require suspect drivers to perform:
- recite the alphabet;
- count backwards;
- touching finger-to-nose;
- walk heel-to-toe;
- balance on one foot at a time;
- touch fingers-to-thumb;
- bend forward and backward with your eyes closed.
Hopefully, in future blog entries we can explore reserve energy from many different angles as we patiently wait for a calculation method to be perfected that the entire RBTI community finds acceptable.