Matthias Roth on SEL 14

Matthias Roth shares his experience of Safety Energy Lock 14 in the Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter Number 17, Summer 1997:

14 is Man. It is the mind.

“In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.”

Heaven, 13, is created first. Then Earth, 15. At last, Man, 14. So it is in the order of Creation, the manifesting: first the surface flows, meeting at central 13, are created. Then the deep flows, meeting at central 15. The last to enter the realm of manifestation is Man, the middle flows, with central 14 as a meeting place.

In the unmanifest, Creator worked up to this. A to M (1-13) is His own story. N-Z (14-26) is the story of Man. 14, the mind, stands at the beginning of our story. It is the source of all bondage and the source of all liberation. Look at what the mind inherits from Creator: He begins His story as One, Prime Mover. He ends it on a powerful Thirteen, Love thine enemies. He says – see that all is one!

Now it is up to man. At the waistline, man’s horizon: how broad will it be? Will he make it a meeting place or a dividing line between the heavens and the earth? At the waistline, fourteen lives as man’s free will. At the waistline, it lives as Sagittarius, feet firmly rooted to the ground (body), eyes and arrow (vision and intention) turned upward (to spirit). This perfect Man between the heavens and the earth is equilibrium – the tightrope walk between the worlds of matter and of spirit. This perfect poise means sustenance, the mysterious capacity to feel nourished and sustained from both worlds.

Between the fourteen’s lies the solar plexus as gateway to the “solar ethers” – the Seventh Depth. Between the fourteen’s lies the stomach, receptacle for our physical foods. With a tight 14 we will feel lacking in the solar plexus and the stomach, and will stuff the latter to appease the former. Worldly stresses, Mary tells us, are harmonized by 14. Keeping up with the Jones’, greed for power and possessions – what are these but feelings of not being connected to the Universal Source?

A full 14 makes for a full head. Food for thought! We are reminded that digestion begins in the head. Thoughts for food. A full stomach makes thinking difficult, but a full head makes digestion impossible.

In Mark 7:14(!)-16, the importance of 14 is well explained: “Hear me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a man which by going into him can defile him; but the things which come out of a man are what defile him.” No food or thought that goes into us can make us ill or “impure”. How it comes out, i.e., how we digest it, is “the proof of the pudding”.

In fourteen, man digests and understands. 14 is the quintessential picture of man: when in harmony, he connects the dimensions; when out of balance, he cuts them off. Then life becomes a snoring nightmare. Your position and your bare subsistence start giving you a headache until they have you on your knees. What used to be so soft and round is just becoming fat and heavy.

Be “hold your right finger”, and loose the ties of negativity and of attachment that make you blind to the perfection that you are. Have you discovered fourteen-symptoms? Or “arrow” – routes to freedom…

…full text available at

Thank you, Matthias.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


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