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The Bridge, Part 4

…continuing the article in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter submitted by Cynthia Lenssen about the relationship between Texts 1 and 2.

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“Peace cannot be kept by force, but by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

(Understanding: Safety Energy Lock 3, birthplace of the Mediator. 3: the Door, harmonizing exhale and inhale.) Observing my mind and my world, I wonder if peace can be “kept” at all. It is exhaling, letting die my version of what peace must be that enables me to inhale, to receive Peace. As we see on page 4 of Text 2, disharmony has an order. When the flow of habit has dug channels, tremendous energy is required to truly change direction, to transform. This energy, tireless, always available, is provided by the Main Central. (Main Central: Transformation. Supervisor: Regeneration. Mediator: Unfolding) The THREE METHODS OF CORRECTION, the FATIGUE FLOW ADJUSTMENT, and the REVERSING AND INCREASING OF THE DEPTHS each look through the eyes of a specific aspect of the Mediator in its relationship to the Trinity Energy to SEE TRINITY. On page 5 of Text 2 (5: erasing fear, rising through the five senses), I receive the gift of HARMONIZING THROUGH TWELVE “INDIVIDUALIZED” BODY FUNCTION ENERGY PULSES. The Pulse is a lens through which I SEE this moment’s relationship of individual (Time and Place, 12 Organ Function) and Universal (Vibration/Texture). When I listen to the pulse choicelessly, I will always hear the Harmonizer. No matter what state of Being speaks in the nation, the body, the life or the pulse, my focus in Jin Shin Jyutsu is turned towards Harmony, open to the Source.

“In the disorder we can find Truth. Help myself and others by seeing that disorder, then opening the next page to SEE.” – Mary. Often a project frightens me. Often I feel small or vulnerable facing the complexity or intensity of need, the immensity of suffering. Courage comes with the exhale – change of focus – this puts “the internal emotional life in order”. I’m learning a lot about courage in a book titled Speak Truth to Power – Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo. The people profiled in this book face seemingly insurmountable challenges in their work, often having suffered violence and/or living with continual threats of violence. Many of them speak of feeling fear or frustration, but their attitude is not one of fear, nor are they paralyzed. Though they see and respond to terrible conditions, their vision isn’t caught there; their focus is on Harmony, even when it’s as yet invisible. As Wangari Maathai, a woman from Kenya, says: “…if you visualize the damage they could do, you cannot function…at this particular moment I  am seeing only one thing – that I am moving in the right direction.”

“Have you noticed that if you sit quietly on the bank of the river you hear its song – the lapping of the water, the sound of the current going by? There is always a sense of movement, an extraordinary movement towards the wider and the deeper.” – Krishnamurti

Watching the events of the world, I wonder: What is Balance? What is Harmony? What is Peace? While I AM the PEACE of the Trinity, here, across the bridge of the Mediator, on the land of 12 Organ Function Energy and 144,000 Body Function Energy, I’m not looking for a static or singular form of Peace. I love the diversity: colors, forms, emotions, humanities. I know that all I see in the Universe exists within me, even that I may want to label as “evil” or “other”. As I engage in the political, economic and social aspects of the world, I long for my actions to Be the bridge of Peace.

“The human being is a miniature of the Universe. The planet earth is simply a huge person.” – Mary. The Mediator Flow is Sanctifying Intelligence. This bridge, the River of Life, gives birth to a vehicle: an individual self. My Self walks this bridge to Know the Source. All Inclusive, 0. Our beloved Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu widens, strengthens, makes new this bridge. JYUTSU (Art) is the bridge, the relationship of SHIN (Creator) and Jin (Man). In this Art I serve as the bridge for the Creator. It is through this bridge that right action flows. As Mary so simply and beautifully says on page 1 of Text 1: “The truth is that within each one of us lies the power to cast all misery aside and to KNOW complete Peace and Oneness – to BE that beautiful creation of perfect harmony – to truly KNOW (Help) MYSELF.”

Thank you, Cynthia.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

The Bridge, Part 3

…continuing the article in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter submitted by Cynthia Lenssen about the relationship between Texts 1 and 2.

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“Mediator is the bridge between BEING and human Being. This is the Activity Principle of the Trinity, the frequency where the bridge from invisible to visible is. Mediator is Motion, Rhythm, Relationship – the structures necessary for substance and appearance to arise, and for form to build. Like their beloved child, Mediator calls and receives the Generative Power of divine Trinity Energy – creating and nourishing a spiritual home: the Body/Mind.

“We are three. The moon comes from its quiet corner, puts a pitcher of water down in the center. The circle of surface flames. This the joy of existence.” – Rumi.

Is it Mediator which forms the heart of my being? Emotion is born here, the flow of the heart towards another. Mediator (Water), imbued with Main Central (Fire) and Supervisor (Air), joyously gives birth to the 12 Organ Function Energy (Earth), manifesting individuality. These Twelve (12: Thy Will) bring the energies of the stars – the Zodiac – into the play of creating my unique Being, a microcosm of the macrocosm. My Being is really an Interbeing – woven of relationships. Like gods and goddesses of the Kojiki or of greek mythology, like patriarchs in the Bible, the 12 Organ Function Energy know, love, and marry one another, bearing numerous offspring – the 144,000 Special Body Function. Being that attitudes are born at the vibration of Mediator, these Twelve often engage in all kinds of other human-like behavior: possessiveness, arguments, love affairs, territorial conflicts, wars, and – thank goodness! – reconciliation. Page 4 of Text 2 describes some of these exciting activities along with their repercussions for the body, and more are depicted on pages 36-40. The main cause for all these situations: the “MEDIATOR” is not in harmony.

Mary tells me on page 2 of Text 2 (2: Life force for all creatures, Wisdom), “When the twelve ‘individualized’ Body Function Energy is in balance with the Universal Harmonizing Energy, there is perfect harmony within and without the body.” By page 4 she’s showing me exactly what occurs when my bridge, the Mediator, isn’t maintaining this balance. Page 4 begins by describing some relationships amongst the 12 Organ Function Energy with language which Jiro Murai used to teach Mary. These are descriptions of our “lowly minor forces” (page 1, Text 1) at large. How very much these sound like a current newscast: struggles…economic, political, national, international, personal. I recognize these struggles as the turmoil existing within my own soul. When so many were killed on September 11, 2001, I watched my own fear yell (internally), “Kill them! Bomb them!” – even as my heart and mind Knew this reaction could only deepen the disharmony. So I’m especially struck by Mary’s third paragraph on page 4, “…whichever overcomes the other will in time cause disharmony…to become more and more critical.”

“The history of mankind is the result of the Mediator Flow being out of harmony. Attitudes are born on the Mediator Flow. No one can expect to be well who has unnatural attitudes.” - Mary. And, “The internal emotional life needs to be in order. First: Inner Peace.” Just as the Mediator is the bridge from Trinity Energy to all of Text 2, it is the bridge from the manifested back to the Trinity. When attitudes stagnate the river of my Mediator, projects arise; and every page of both texts demonstrate how to approach these projects: Listen, See the project, SEE deeper to the Divine Harmony within. Every page offers awareness, understanding, and techniques to help me SEE the Peace of the Trinity.”

To be continued…


The Bridge, Part 2

…continuing the article in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter submitted by Cynthia Lenssen about the relationship between Texts 1 and 2.

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“Mediator is the bridge between BEING and human consciousness. Through the thought of the Mediator, Left and Right Supervisor cross at Safety Energy Lock 4 (4: The Weaving Princess, Consciousness) – differentiating and weaving the ingredients for all the functions of body and mind, and imbuing the experiences of my five senses with awareness. Mediator is the amalgam of all the infinitesimal: mind. It is also that which receives and transports Creator Consciousness: Mind.

Sally, a client, expressed these aspects of the Mediator. For several months her pulse repeatedly said, “Left Mediator!!!” I utilized this flow, and others that came to mind as supporting it. One day she told me she’d had a dream: “From a distance I was looking at a bridge that spans an open space. As a train coming from the left started across, a storm came up. The bridge shook so; I thought surely bridge and train would fall into the abyss. On the right side the train caught on a projection, and when the engineer helped it over that, it caught on another smaller obstacle. I realized the train was old, chugging along with effort, and the bridge an old gray wood. Then I heard: ‘Two of them can’t make it because they are inhalers,’ – a statement of the present situation, not a forecast. Then, a new bridge, seen so close to my eyes that I saw only the wood, a shiny yellow pine, satin smooth and fine. Though I couldn’t see it I knew the new bridge to be strong, unshakable and wider than the old. I woke up feeling good.”

Sally’s dream told me that the relationship of the Left Mediator and 3rd Depth wanted help to harmonize (3rd Depth: wind, wood, violent emotions), and directed me to the right sacrum and the coccyx as keys (the two projections). Ascending energy called for help (“the inhalers”). Utilizing a Right 2 Flow and working with the coccyx and sacrum helped free the pathway of her Left Mediator. (On page 43 of Text 2, I see the coccyx and sacrum are a bridge, harmonizing my 3rd Depth source with the 6th Depth Source.) Sally’s dream also told of regeneration on the invisible level, before her body showed visible signs of change. It spoke of Knowing – Seeing not with physical eyes, but through intuition (the sense of the 6th Depth) and through texture (vibration) of the Depths, as we hear them in the Pulse. Her 3rd Depth, once an old, gray wood was now saturated and regenerated by 6th Depth, and had changed to a shiny, new pine with the texture of silk with tone. As Sally continued to receive sessions (and use lots of self-help!), decades-old pains dissolved into a growing sense of peace.”

To be continued…

The Bridge, Part 1

There is yet another article in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter submitted by Cynthia Lenssen that is about the relationship between Texts 1 and 2. There is so much valuable information in this issue, we may never move on!

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“In earlier years Mary presented the contents of our Texts 1 and 2 in a single text. She gradually changed the sequence of pages and finally separated them into two texts. Contemplating the sequence of pages from page 1 of Text 1 to page 61 of Text 2, I see the story of Generation and Regeneration: a gradual, somewhat linear (with many important exceptions) description of Universal Energy forming the blueprint of my Being in its multitudinous aspects. That Mary puts this story in the form of two texts indicates separation and relationship: a bridge.

“The Mediator Flow is the bridge from Text 1 (What IS) – Story of Creation – to Text 2 (That which is) – story of the source of energy for the body of man.” ~ Mary.

From the pure Fire of the Main Central, from the expansive Air and Thought of Supervisor, is born the Mediator – Water – the River: fertile, carrier of Universal Energy into Life Energy – coursing, eddying, pooling, streaming. This river births and nourishes the SEVENTEEN “INDIVIDUALIZED” BODY FUNCTION ENERGY (17: spirit born on the Mediator, Spirit at the level of the hipline, of Body). These are the Earth of my Being – the 12 Organ Function Energy – and their five relationship facilitators.

Who, what, where is this bridge?  We see its pathway in the body on page 52 of Text 1. There’s a difference in quality between the flows preceding this page – all on the Main Central or Supervisor level – and those after. With the introduction of DIAGONAL MEDIATOR UNIVERSAL HARMONIZING ENERGY, all the flow patterns are “doing” something: eliminating, adjusting, correcting, reversing and increasing. With each of these flow patterns a specific aspect of the relationship of Mediator (bridge) to Trinity (what IS) is harmonized, making the Trinity Energy available for the flow patterns of Text 2.

As I begin to explore this bridge, the Mediator, I recognize its presence and activity throughout both texts and in my daily life. It energizes my vision, my understanding and my actions. Mediator is born at Safety Energy Lock 3 (3: Understanding). Mediator is born in the 3rd Depth (3rd Depth: Quintessence, Vibration: “…the nearest thing to the Creator that man can get” ~ Mary). It is through 3rd Depth that I see. Descriptions of the 26 SAFETY ENERGY LOCKS, the DEPTHS, of MAIN CENTRAL VERTICAL UNIVERSAL HARMONIZING ENERGY, of MAJOR VERTICAL SUPERVISOR UNIVERSAL HARMONIZING ENERGY are all descriptions of Light as differentiating into specific frequencies: color, sound, quality, number. All these descriptions utilize word and image to direct my consciousness toward What IS – the indescribable.”

To be continued…

Connect the…..between Text 1…..Text 2, Part 2

…continuing the article in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter submitted by Anita Willoughby:

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“So, we take the 8 and divide it into 2 (worlds) and the meaning of the Safety Energy Lock #4, as the bridge from the spiritual to the physical and the physical to the spiritual, becomes clearer. So, this is why we gently touch the 4’s at the beginning of life, to get the 4’s in sync and connected to heaven, through the rainbow bridge or through Alice’s tunnel. This is why we touch the fours, at the end of life, when we are transitioning back to formlessness. This is why, Day #4 in class, feels like a spaceship, landing on mother earth. There is a moment, where all is……..then a magical, mystical transformation takes place. The Safety Energy Lock #4 bridges the invisible world to the visible world, so the 4’s are our connecting link from heaven to earth. Safety Energy Lock #4, day #4, where the soul enters the body, through the bridge of the four…….. The 4’s are in charge of motion and movement through our four limbs, so we awaken and take on form and movement, in that quality of being four.

Now, I have experienced through teaching, that qualitative difference between the two Texts. I know that on Day #4, I have come down to earth. It is still a mystery to me, when the transition takes place, and maybe that’s okay. It’s okay, to have a little bit of mystery left in our lives. We don’t have to know and understand everything. Maybe metaphor and simile are enough, and experience is actually the great teacher. We know, we simply know when we have arrived. some of us may have travelled across a bridge, some of us may have traveled on a ferry boat ride, through the mists and others may have passed through a tunnel, but we are all born and pass through birth into life and back again. So we understand that the magical bridge, the transformative tunnel, the moment between these two texts, is unspoken and unspeakable…….. It is the moment of alchemy, when a miraculous process occurs, where we change from one form into another, or we pass from the invisible to the visible, within the magic infinity of the #8, back and forth through the bridge of the Safety Energy Locks #4.”

Thank you, Anita.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Connect the…..between Text 1…..Text 2

There is another article in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter submitted by Anita Willoughby that is about the relationship between Texts 1 and 2. Anything Anita writes is a mandatory share! (I even love the title; get it? dots? connect the dots?)

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“Day #4, Safety Energy Lock #4, the bridge…….it all came together, for me, on Day #4 of the Basic 5-Day Jin Shin Jyutsu Seminar. It wasn’t until I began to teach, that I came to realize why Day #4, the beginning of Text 2, was such a grounding day. For years, my favorite Text had been Text 1. I loved floating up there in the ethers, free, unfettered, boundless. I loved being up there in outer space, with the wind, the rain, the snow, the sun’s rays and the clouds. It is a bit like a Marc Chagall painting, all those bodies floating around in space. Maybe, because it was the beginning, maybe, it was because I was a new teacher, but for those first three days I sometimes felt disoriented. I sometimes wondered which end was up, which was down, which direction was I facing and where on earth was I headed, in my teaching. Yes, Text 1 is liberating and thought provoking, but not necessarily grounding. An air head experience, is how I usually describe that feeling, and that is, the perfect moment, to call for a coffee break.

Although I still love the open-endedness and freedom of Text 1, it was through teaching that I became enamoured of Text 2. On day #4, bang, boom, thud suddenly, we have crash-landed on earth, just like a space ship landing from outer space, or the Marc Chagall floating figure, suddenly bolting upright, feet touching the earth. Now, I felt firm earth beneath my feet and become more grounded in the material…….. On day #4, that spacey feeling evaporated, and suddenly, I knew exactly what was happening and where we were, every hour of the day and every month of the year. Every moment becomes accounted for and our days become busy, busy, busy with various and sundry activities. There is a time and a place for everything, we know which organ flow carries the baton, at which hour, we know which astrological sign is in focus, which month. There is a lot to be said, for living inside a body, down here on earth, and feeling the velvet carpet of the earth’s surface. Now, we experience breath; we are into touching, seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, feeling. We are alive and awake and come into our senses. This is not so bad.

But, how did we get here??? How did we wind up in this form, this body? Magical, mystical transformation, bridges, tunnels are images which come to mind. Bridges and tunnels are connections, span across space or through tierra firma to connect and provide access from one shore to the next, from one world to the other world. Maybe, the space between Text 1 and 2 is the rainbow bridge of Norse mythology, which connects heaven to earth, where Gods traverse back and forth between the 2 worlds. Or, from out of the ethers of Text 1, we spiral and swirl, down, down, down, much like Alice in Wonderland as she fell through the rabbit hole and ended up deep inside the earth, in a Magical Kingdom. Indeed, this earth can be seen and experienced as a magical kingdom. Yes, the birth experience, the birth canal, a part of the journey, another physical experience of darkness and transmutation. Maybe, it is the magical number 8 which bridges Text 1 and 2. For, it is in the 8, where the 2 circles meet and touch, that magic occurs and the 2 worlds connect. That is the 8, a.k.a. the dot, from which all being emanates. The dot, simultaneously, infinitesimal and infinite.”

To be continued….

NOTE: when you read this, try it aloud and take a breath wherever you see a comma. I love how Anita uses the comma to bring inhale and emphasize the content. Amazing woman. Just my opinion.

“Bridging” Text 1 and 2, Part 2

continuing the article by Carlos Gutterres in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter…(Don’t forget that you can purchase this copy of The Main Central at

“When, as practitioners of the Art, we treat someone, an interaction of the two texts takes place in our inner selves, for we can’t see the clients and their projects except through the view of one of the books. We normally perform body reading, listen to the pulse, and treat the client correlating the totality of the knowledge acquired. We do this by realizing which are the causes and effects and by acting, both in the energetic dimension and in the physical level. This interaction tends to get deeper as we, through the study, practice and self-knowledge process, move from technical procedures, our starting point, to the expression of the Art, which is our main desire.

Studying Safety Energy Locks (Text 1) is like studying the numbers – we are apparently dealing with abstractions. It is like an elementary school student asking himself, what is the practical use of learning, memorizing and writing all these numerical symbols? However when the student needs to make a phone call and realizes he may communicate with someone through a sequence of numbers, for the first time, he crosses the bridge between the abstract and the concrete worlds. We may say something similar happens when a Jin Shin Jyutsu student applies self-help, or receives a specific sequence of Safety Energy Locks, such as: R#5 and L coccyx (central #25), then L#14, R#13 and L#22. He will feel a very specific communication was established with his own body. He will have testified the practical effect of receiving the Spleen Flow (Text 2).

Maybe this is the most simple and fundamental relationship between the wisdom present in the two books. However, in the beginning it is necessary to learn how to consciously establish the connection from the most elementary levels in the books, as if we need to remember how to integrate expiration with inspiration to keep breathing. By practicing this, we realize how different breathing with focus and breathing unconsciously are. The difference is as deep as the action of dissolving or generating tensions.

The Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu requires an amalgamate of opposite things, apparently as different as energy and matter, yin and yang, spirit and body, Safety Energy Locks and organs. The Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu is becoming aware and making connections among the parts, since everything that exists integrates into the Oneness. The place where everything manifests is known by the name of Universe, “Universo” in Latin. “Uni” means One and “Verso” means Side; then there is no “Otherverse” (other side) for the manifestation. Thinking this way, it is logical that all things are related in a way, once they are interactive integrating parts of this unit. Understanding that all things are related is walking forward in the comprehension of the universal harmony as a reality…as everlasting reality, with the balance present everywhere, it Was, Is and Will Be, forever Being.

This ability of relating, ranges from simple things such as establishing bridges of understanding between exhale and inhale, and Text 1 and Text 2, to very subtle things such as thinking about the relationship between man and the Universe or the individual and the Dot (Source). The melting pot where all these things combine is the bridge that connects each individualized expression with the totality of manifestation. This intersection where all things may be related is the awareness of human beings. Practicing these relationships and living this knowledge is what makes us truly be humans, that is, what makes us truly be a unique and conscious expression of the Dot’s (Source’s) desire of Being.”

Thank you, Carlos.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.