Monthly Archives: January 2014

Phil Stock: Being His Own Testimony

We have finished looking at the 26 Safety Energy Locks as shared by various JSJ instructors in The Main Central.

There is so much more for me to share about self-help with you, but there is one article in issue Number 29, Summer 2000 that says so much about this healing Art; I’m going to share it with you before we move on.

Phil Stock contributed an article about his wife’s stepfather entitled Being His Own Testimony.

“Red” has multiple “projects” with medical “labels” beginning in 1980 with needing to wear a pacemaker. In 1991 he underwent quad-bypass surgery with complications that affected his blood platelet count leading to clotting challenges. In 1995 he had carotid artery surgery that was initially unsuccessful requiring a total of 3 procedures in the span of 4 days. A lymph gland was “nicked” during the last procedure causing it to shut down. This, in turn, led to gross swelling of his arm as the lymphatic fluid built up; sometimes “springing a leak” of clear fluid escaping the tissue.

From 1993 through 2000, he was treated for multiple skin cancers which, when removed, aggravated his healing abilities because of the low platelet count.

In 1994, Red attended a Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help class for the first time, the first of 3 he would attend. His children continued to give him regular JSJ sessions, and Red faithfully added daily self-help. He slowly improved but was lonely and depressed because his life was so limited by his projects. Other JSJ flows were added to raise his spirits so he would not give up.

Red’s daughter learned and added a lymphatic massage technique and his health improved dramatically.

In 2000, at age 87, Red was again playing golf and had a new lady friend…they planned a cruise and he was teaching her how to play golf!

Phil closes his article with this: “He is certainly BEING his own testimony!”

There are many details in the article that I have omitted here, but the issue with the full text can be obtained at

Thank you, Red.
Thank you, Phil.

Guess it ain’t over ’til its over!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

When the greatness of Tao is present
actions arises from one’s own heart
When the greatness of Tao is absent
action comes from the rules of “kindness” and “justice”
If you need rules to be kind and just,
if you act virtuous,
this is a sure sign that virtue is absent
Thus we see the great hypocrisy

Only when the family loses its harmony
do we hear of “dutiful sons”
Only when the state is in chaos
do we hear of “loyal ministers”

…Verse 18 from “Tao Te Ching”
Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

Articulating the Artless Art, Part 3

Phyllis Singer contributed an article to issue Number 29, Summer 2000. Articulating the Artless Art ~ The Nature of the Safety Energy Locks.” This is part 3:

14 IS… Expanded knowledge of what it takes to sustain myself and maintain equilibrium in life.

15 IS… Joyousness, light-heartedness and an abundance of laughter.

16 IS… Feeling transformed, active and flexible.

17 IS… Relaxation available to me with an ability to foster this quality in others.

18 IS… Deepened body-awareness with a personality truer to my essence.

19 IS… Feeling empowered, trusting myself and my leadership.

20 IS… Experiencing an everlasting connection with nature and the Universe.

21 IS… Able to identify and let go of worry, finding profound security enveloping me.

22 IS… A markedly greater balance between receiving and giving in my life, allowing me to feel complete.

23 IS… In touch with my destiny with awareness of cyclic movement and patterns in life.

24 IS… Feeling harmonized with an enhanced sense of putting order into chaos.

25 IS… Enjoying personal sanctuary where I can quietly regenerate spirit, mind and body.

26 IS… Being Fulfilled.

A dictionary meaning for “articulate” is “to give clarity or coherence to” which could also be a definition for Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Expressing my experience of Jin Shin Jyutsu through the nature of the Safety Energy Locks has provided an opening for conveying the significance of this powerful Art, as it reveals itself in a life. Articulating this Artless Art through the Safety Energy Locks offers an opportunity for new insights to emerge each time I surrender to the process. I invite you to practice this exercise for yourself in a way that shares and illuminates the meaning of each Safety Energy Lock as IT IS in your life. Experience it again periodically, noting any transformation in your express. For now, one word sums it up for me – GRATITUDE.

…full text is available at

Thank you, Phyllis.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

To know Tao alone,
without trace of your own existence,
is the highest
Next comes loving and praising it
Then fearing it
Then despising it

If one doesn’t trust himself
how can he trust anyone else?

The great ruler speaks little
and his words are priceless
He works without self-interest
and leaves no trace
When all is finished, the people say,
“It happened by itself”

…Verse 17 from “Tao Te Ching”
Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

Articulating the Artless Art, Part 2

Phyllis Singer contributed an article to issue Number 29, Summer 2000. Articulating the Artless Art ~ The Nature of the Safety Energy Locks.” This is part 2:

“Inherent and essential qualities” is a dictionary definition of “nature”, so why not speak through the nature of the Safety Energy Locks? Since I have been a Jin Shin Jyutsu student I have noticed many improvements in my life:

Safety Energy Lock

1  IS…     More movement with an ability to study fixations and to get beyond them.

2  IS…     Making wiser choices, following my intuitive impulses, and feeling more alive.

3  IS…     Understanding what benefits or harms me with healthier boundaries as to what is allowed to enter or exit my life.

4  IS…     Deepened awareness about managing life, measuring out time for activity and rest.

5  IS…     Refreshed, able to let go of the old to bring on the new.

6  IS…     Balance, and the discernment to maintain that balance.

7  IS…     Magnified sense of success, victory and order in life.

8  IS…     Feeling strong and at peace, more in tune with the rhythm of the Universe.

9  IS…     More completion in relationships with an ability to use periods in my life instead of commas. Declaring the end so as to lay groundwork for a fresh beginning.

10 IS…     Experiencing abundance in all areas of my life. Feelings of lack give way to a sense of endless prosperity.

11 IS…     Being centered with an ability to let go. Life no longer appears unfair.

12 IS…     More acceptance and tolerance for myself and others.

13 IS…     An opening in the experience of love with an enhanced ability to reproduce my love for others, in others.

…full text is available at

Thank you, Phyllis.

More next time!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

Become totally empty
Quiet the restlessness of the mind
Only then will you witness everything
unfolding from emptiness
See all things flourish and dance
in endless variation
And once again merge back into perfect emptiness ~
Their true repose
Their true nature
Emerging, flourishing, dissolving back again
This is the eternal process of return

To know this process brings enlightenment
To miss this process brings disaster

Be still
Stillness reveals the secrets of eternity
Eternity embraces the all-possible
The all-possible leads to a vision of oneness
A vision of oneness brings about universal love
Universal love supports the great truth of Nature
The great truth of Nature is Tao

Whoever knows this truth lives forever
The body may perish, deeds may be forgotten
But he who has Tao has all eternity

…Verse 16 from “Tao Te Ching”
Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8