Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.
That said, a reader has asked about the relationship of SELs 17, 18 and 19 to the Mediator Flow.
It is so nice to hear from you again. I love the questions you ask; they encourage me to review my notes, my experience and open my mind for deeper truth.
Let me share my current understanding of SELs 17, 18, 19 and the Mediator flow.
I immediately thought of the curiosity of unlocking SEL 14 ~ we never actually touch SEL 14 when performing this important flow.
Then I think of the different energy patterns.
Up the back (ascending) and down the front (descending) for Main Central and Supervisors.
And the body “infinity” flow of energy up the back of the right arm, across the fingernails, down the palm and on down the front of the right arm, down the back of the left leg, up the front of the left leg ~ up the front of the left arm, up the palm, over the fingernails, then down the back of the left arm, down the front of the right leg and up the back of the right leg. And that is just part of the eternity flow; if you look at page 9, Text 1, I see 3 infinity flows. Whole body, right arm/left leg and left arm/right leg. I am so glad that Philomena uses the special gloves that a student made for her to help show this flow of energy!
Then the energy flow of the Mediators; connecting left and right Supervisors and Main Central, while all dive deep within the body to energize every cell in all the Depths ~ all the while spiraling clockwise (when in harmony).
While all this energy is flowing, descending energy flows on one side of each finger and ascending energy flows on the other side of each finger.
And if energy gets “stuck”, the flow of the body being jumper-cabled is also opposite to the palm of the person jumper-cabling (which is why the textbook direct us to sit on a certain side for a left flow and another for a right flow…except those flows that are only helped from one side).
If I put my left palm on the chest of a client, with fingers pointing towards the head, and my right palm on the lower torso with fingers pointing toward the toes, it will help ascending energy. But didn’t I just say that energy descends the front and ascends the back? I certainly did. (see page 10, text 1) And that is how we exhale (down the front) and then inhale (up the back).
I know that SELs 17, 18 and 19 are born in 3rd Depth; middle finger, Liver Energy and Gall Bladder Energy. Yet SEL 17 (on ascending side of ring finger) helps Lung Energy (along with SELs 2, 4 and 7). SEL 18 (on descending side of little finger) helps Small Intestine Energy (along with SELs 15 and 20). SEL 19 (on descending side of thumb) helps Stomach Energy (along with SELs 1 and 21).
When I look at pages 52 and 53 of Text 1, I am told that if the Mediator Flow is not in harmony, it will be the main cause for malfunctions in “body energy circulation patterns”.
To restore harmony, I can provide the flow on page 53: Elimination of Intermingling Diagonal Mediator Universal Harmonizing Energy ~ Fatigue Flow Congestions.
My hands will gently touch SELS 10, 18, 8, 23, 18, 2, 13, 14 and 8. I will not touch SEL 17 in this flow. I have a note that SEL 17 is “soul”.
In other notes I see SEL 16 is the bridge from Supervisor to Mediator/the number of transformation/harmony, 17 is transformational power/spirit, 18 is mind/melody and 19 is perfect balance/rhythm. You can find that on Page 31, Text 1. I have not heard that 17, 18 and 19 live in the Mediator flow, so you might want to ask for clarification from the instructor…who will be more than happy to respond.
So, today, my understanding is one of relationship and unity.
Awareness is the key, or so Wayne Hackett declares.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is all about relationship, or so says Michael Wenninger.
In the end it is all about the breath.
There is a wonderful article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Number 84, for Spring 2014: The Diagonal Mediator Flow. Contact Scottsdale at www.jsjinc.net to obtain your own copy. It is good to have.
I hope this helps.
Again, thank you for writing.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
PS If you are tired the day following the application of the Mediator Flow, I am uncertain as to why that would be related. Sometimes I interpret serene and calm as tired, when that is not necessarily the case. I suggest you make a note and track responses to JSJ Self-help and Getting to Know (Help) Myself at deeper levels of awareness…what an exciting adventure!