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The Rain-maker Story

Well, I cannot leave issue 13, Summer 1996 without including “The Rain-maker Story” submitted by David Palomo, a fellow practitioner:

As an example of “being in Tao” and its synchronistic accompaniments I will cite the story, told me by the late Richard Wilhelm, of the rain-maker of Kiao-chau: “There was a great drought where Wilhelm lived; for months there had not been a drop of rain and the situation became catastrophic. The Catholics made processions, the Protestants made prayers, and the Chinese burned joss-sticks and shot off guns to frighten away the demons of the drought, but with no result. Finally the Chinese said, “we will fetch the rain-maker”. And from another province a dried up old man appeared. The only thing he asked for was a quiet little house somewhere, and there he locked himself in for three days. On the fourth day the clouds gathered and there was a great snow-storm at the time of year when no snow was expected, an unusual amount, and the town was so full of rumors about the wonderful rain-maker that Wilhelm went to ask the man how he did it. In true European fashion he said: “They call you the rain-maker, will you tell me how you made the snow?” And the….Chinese said: “I did not make the snow, I am not responsible.” “But what have you done these three days?” “Oh, I can explain that. I come from another country where things are in order. Here they are out of order, they are not as they should be by the ordinance of heaven. Therefore the whole country is not in Tao, and I also am not in the natural order of things because I am in a disordered country. So I had to wait three days until I was back in Tao and then naturally the rain came”.

C.G. Jung
“Interpretation of Visions, ” Vol. 3 of seminars in English by C.G. Jung
(new edn., privately multigraphed, 1939), p. 7.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking…

…it’s just exactly that kind of day…
to remember Alexander Beetle.

“I found a little beetle, so that Beetle was his name,
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same.
I put him in a match-box, and I kept him all the day…
And Nanny let my beetle out –
Yes, Nanny let my beetle out –
She went and let my beetle out –
And Beetle ran away.

She said she didn’t mean it, and I never said she did,
She said she wanted matches and she just took off the lid,
She said that she was sorry, but it’s difficult to catch
An excited sort of beetle you’ve mistaken for a match.

She said that she was sorry, and I really mustn’t mind,
As there’s lots and lots of beetles which she’s certain we could find
If we looked about the garden for the holes where beetles hid –
And we’d get another match-box and write BEETLE on the lid.

We went to all the places which a beetle might be near,
And we made the sort of noises which a beetle likes to hear,
And I saw a kind of something, and I gave a sort of shout:
‘A beetle-house and Alexander Beetle coming out!’

It was Alexander Beetle I’m as certain as can be
And he had a sort of look as if he thought it must be ME,
And he had a sort of look as if he thought he ought to say:
‘I’m very, very sorry that I tried to run away.’

And Nanny’s very sorry too for you-know-what-she-did,
And she’s writing ALEXANDER very blackly on the lid.
So Nan and Me are friends, because it’s difficult to catch
An excited Alexander you’ve mistaken for a match.”

“Forgiven”
by A. A. Milne
Now We are Six
ISBN: 0-525-44446-7

Blessings to all the Beetles of our youth,
our nannies,
and to all of you!

From the Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter (SEL 10:4)

We finish reviewing Safety Energy Lock 10 as presented by Matthias Roth in issue 11, Summer 1996:

“Number 10 is called the Mother of Soul…
But who needs a 10 where there is everything in number 1! 1, we learned, was the biggest number, oneness, unity – and nothing is greater than that. One day it individualized as Will and Self Consciousness out of the cosmic egg, the 0, the original no-thingness – all there is, was and will be. Now, it pairs up with that great 0 and gives us 10 – what for?

A full cycle is completed. 1 exhaled and brought the energy of generation down from spirit into matter, got us going, started. 9 has finished all things old and left us new, with no dead past upon our backs. But every end is seed to a new beginning, and a ‘new number 1’ is born. 1’s ‘younger cousin’ is at once the same and opposite; the same for they are both unlimited numbers. Opposite because while 1 is born from spirit, 10 is born from matter. 1, born from spirit, lives in matter (earth – below the waist). 10, born from matter, lives in spirit (heaven – above the waist). 1 is at the knee and helps to bend and drop and move. 10, which helps the knee, is in the upper back and helps us rise, receive and flow. As we have finished one cycle descending into matter we are ready to receive abundance in all areas of our existence. Number 10, rich with the harvest of our first cycle, becomes the warehouse of abundance:

Abundance that warms the heart: 10 brings heart function, heart muscle and heart-felt emotions into balance.

Abundance that frees the breath: 10 erases all that hinders breath and Breath – the physical lungs and the abundant receiving of the Breath of Life.

Abundance that clears the voice: 10 helps hoarse voice, loss of voice and to clearly voice who you are, to let the unique expression that you are be heard.

Abundance that opens the eyes: 10 helps nearsightedness, farsightedness and shortsighted views.

This is why we need a 10; out of matter, it becomes the vehicle of the outpouring of limitless life power. Out of matter, out of experience, it becomes the Mother (nurturer) of Soul. No less important than its ‘big cousin’ number 1 that got us started out of spirit, it balances the male and female, generative and regenerative energy in all of us. It brings the boundless liveliness of Jupiter – growth and movement and expansion that are part of all of us.

Did not Mary invite us on day one of class to use the ‘cousins’ 1 and 10 for everything at all, ascending and descending projects? They connect heaven and earth, earth to heaven. And does she not give us the abundance of 4 dynamic flows in Text I around the issue of SEL 10? Abundance is yours for the asking.

And the finger? It would have to be the index. Index is the key to 10 abundance, for fear makes us believe in lack and limitation. Drop fear, be 10 instead!”

Thank you, Matthias.

By the way, Matthias has recorded Self-Help Book I (Introducing Jin Shin Jyutsu Is by Mary Burmeister) on CD. Both the CD and this issue of the Main Central Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Gasssho, Namaste, Blessings

“What Mary Says,…”

The wise conceal information so as not to be misunderstood.

Information is rehashing what has passed.

Truth is timeless and beyond time and space.

It is not necessary to search for truth; only cease to cherish opinions.

Each can absorb knowledge. Truth absorbs individuals.

…from Page 11…
Physio-Philosophy section

Full text may be purchased at http://www.jsjinc.net

Thank you, Mary.

From the Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter (SEL10:3)

Susan Brooks shares her experience of SEL 10 in issue Number 13, Summer 1996:

“Ten is the number of limitless outpouring of energy, our abundant warehouse of energy. The letter “J” is the tenth letter in the alphabet – joyful, jubilant, jovial, and Jupiter bringing us feelings of expansiveness. The tenth month is October – the month of abundant harvest. The tenth thoracic vertebra on the Main Central Level corresponds with the Gall Bladder – the organ which when in harmony brings us the free flowing power of decisions. The tenth sign of the zodiac is Capricorn – the sign of healing power and great vision, which is the ruler of the Umbilicus function – the harmonizer for the three dimensions of our being; spirit, mind and body. In the Book of Genesis in the Bible, it is said, ‘the waters decreased continually until the tenth month; on the first day of that month were the tops of the mountains seen’. Ten brings us this sense of optimism for life.

According to the Sacred Science of Numbers by Corinne Heline ‘Ten is the number from which all things have come and into which all must return. It represents the divine Outbreathing (masculine) and Inbreathing (feminine); it is the power of the dual process of involution and evolution.’ Ten (10) is comprised of the pillar number one (1) – masculine – and 0 – the circle – embodying the feminine energy. Ten, 1 and 0, represents wholeness, balancing the past with the present, left with the right, masculine with the feminine, the power of the generations, our pre-natal energy. One is born from Spirit and Ten from matter. Ten is the higher octave of one. Ten embodies all colors of the spectrum and all tones.

The fifth thoracic vertebra is a harmonizer for SEL 10 – bringing increased vitality to our total being through uplifting the heart function, sending love to each of our 27,000 billion cells.

When we are in a place of overwhelm in our lives, the limitless life force that SEL 10 brings to us is compromised. SEL 10 is the area of resplendent intelligence, strengthening heart function, high blood pressure, colon projects, blood, knees, hips, lungs, shoulder, respiration and voice. In Text I we have three additional ‘ten helpers’ bringing the vitality of ten to our eyes, to enhanced balance, and to the process of breathing.”

…the entire text is available at http://www.jsjinc.net

Thank you, Susan.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings