The dip and twist method. Dip the brush into the tub and twist the brush gently and remove. It's hard to get the wrong amount of cream with this method but it can introduce water into the tub if you aren't careful.
Or, if you use the scoop-a-snurdle method, you can gently agitate the snurdle in the bottom of your bowl by sort of pumping the brush up and down on it a few times to break it up. Don't push down on the brush really hard though, as you will over-splay it and could break the bristles or damage the knot.
Ahead lie many fantastic shaves & AD's...But by appreciating #1, you justify #2!