Smokey is a wild mustang, adopted last year from the Prior Mountains in Wyoming. He had fallen and gotten himself pinned beneath a gate and lay there for several hours before anyone found him. Getting him back on his feet was a major task, and he was totally out of alignment and seemingly in pain.
I was offered the opportunity to practice Jin Shin Jyutsu on him. I was very excited and a bit nervous after being warned by many that those mustangs could kill a man. I had no expectations as to what may occur. I didn’t even know if I would be able to touch him.
I had taken a bag of materials to entertain myself in the event that I may have to just “be” in his presence for hours to introduce myself as no threat. I had my sketch pad, a couple of carrots and a wooden flute.
I entered the small 15’x15′ pen in the barn. Smokey watched me. I started talking to him immediately to reassure both of us. The carrots were of no interest. I then took out my flute with the intenion of focusing myself as the empty reed that does nothing, but allows the Great Spirit to blow through.
Time passed and I was reminded that we both had been held and supported by the Wyoming wind. The first few attmpts to touch him were gently avoided, but within minutes he was allowing me to touch and hold him. He appeared to be falling asleep!
He lay down and I felt invited to offer him more Jin Shin Jyutsu. I held safety energy locks as he drifted in and out of sleep.
20 to 30 minutes passed and he got to his feet, walked around the pen and lay back down on his other side, again, inviting me to hold him. Another 20-30 minutes passed with light dozing, and, again, he arose.
It was so gentle, simple and easy that the full impact of our time together didn’t really register until I relayed the story to his owner, who was totally amazed with Smokey’s behavior. He also reported a significant shift in Smokey’s physical abilities.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is pure beauty.
I am most grateful for Jiro, Mary, all my teachers, who carry this beauty and share it. My life continually receives the deep blessings.
…Sylvia Robert, Missoula, MT
from issue Number 25, Summer 1999 of The Main Central