Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Rogue Wave

We are here to have an experience in this lifetime.

We are not thrust into a body which enslaves us with pain and disease.

Instead, we created our bodies and our lives for an experience that we have for the purpose of our souls’ growth.

That growth is back to becoming part of the all.

 Rogue Waves

A rogue wave is when you have different waves: ocean swells, wind-blown swells and wind-blown chop, where, for a moment in time, the peaks of each line up and create one huge wave. That huge wave then dissolves back into the rest of the ocean. For that single moment, the wave has the illusion of having an identity that is separate from the rest of the waves on the ocean. It is a rogue wave.

Everything in creation is waves. Random waves of energy expanding out into the universe. These waves are creation. If two waves happen to meet up for a moment and share the same frequency of oscillation (vibration), they swim along and say, “Hey! Look at us!” Then other waves join and band together until the group of waves takes on its own identity and says, “Hey! Look at me!” The “me” is our soul. When the excitement wears off, the group of waves starts to feel like it is separate from the “all” because they have the illusion of being “me” instead of part of the “all”. And the “all” is love.

The group of waves feels like it is disconnected from the love and feels like it is out of the group; like being kicked out of their parent’s house…like they are unworthy of being loved. They long to feel the feeling of being bathed in the love of the “all” but can’t understand why they cannot feel that way again. It was so recently they knew that feeling, they remember how it felt and yearn to feel that feeling again. But the soul would have to give up the concept of “me” and dissolve back into the “all” again, just like the rogue wave has to do. This, I believe, is what is known as “going to heaven”.

We live with the suffering feeling that love is being withheld from us. So the soul sets off on its own, like anyone who has been thrown out of their parent’s house, to have their own experience and try to escape the pain of feeling abandoned.

The soul has to be able to get past the pain of feeling like it is separate from the “all” in order to recognize that it is really part of the “all”, that it is really just an illusion that it is separate. Because all it is, is a group of waves…and the waves are the “all”…that are swimming together. So, as creation would have it, the situation has been set up: LIFE. So that the soul can have experiences that allow it to experience suffering so that it can more deeply recognize its own suffering. By feeling the connection to its own suffering, it recognizes that all the other souls around it are feeling the same thing and build its connection to the other souls as it builds a deeper connection to itself. This allows the souls to look beyond themselves and help their fellow souls find the love and connection that they yearn for.

As you become more sensitive to the suffering of the other souls, you become more aware of the suffering that you are feeling and that makes it more approachable. Our connection to the other souls allows us to feel like we are not separate, but really connected together on many levels. This awareness allows us to see that we are not really different from the trees or mountains, they just move slower! Through this realization we come to know that we are not separate, but have always been a part of the “all”, even when we are formed into a clump of waves known as a “soul”.

John Andrew Witt, DC

Network Center for Healing and Wellness; www.networkcenterforhealingandwellness.com

 

 

I’m thinking…

…that you might be thinking today is Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in beautiful downtown Montclair, New Jersey, USA.

Well, actually, it isn’t…it is Debbieday!

I love this category in my blog…mostly I focus on JSJ because this art changed my life…but here I can write pretty much anything I want!

March was an interesting month for me. I turned 68 and 6 days later was rear-ended at a stop sign. Now what is the Universe trying to teach me?

8 days after that my best friend and lover, who turned 81 in April (yes, love can come at any age), drove me to the orthopedic surgeon who had performed a 2-level disc and fusion at C5, 6, 7 in October, 2010, to make sure the titanium plate was not dislodged. Upon arriving home, my dear friend tripped and fell, fracturing his femur and multiple bones in his hand as well as dislodging the lens in his eye (from cataract surgery). All these injuries are on the right side. Now what is the Universe trying to teach him? Me?

After corrective surgery, he was transferred to a short term rehabilitation facility. Yesterday he had the cast on his hand removed and climbed stairs for the first time. He wonders at learning to walk (forward, backward, side-stepping) at 81 and the challenge it represents. It doesn’t seem so bad when we learn the first time…at  1 – 2 years old…or maybe we forgot how many times we fell? What is the Universe teaching him, as a participant, and me, as an observer? We have another 4 weeks to meditate about this.

For the past month I have not had time to care for myself beyond 3x daily JSJ and helping him…at the hospital all day, at the rehab most days….except when I took Ian Harris’ class the first two weekends in April. (Aside: Laughter (15) may be the best medicine, but helping another is surely 2nd best! While helping others I feel little pain. The moment, the instant, I stop, the burning pain and kettle-drum throbbing returns with a vengeance.)

Last week I began to have sessions with my Network Chiropractor. For those who don’t know, he is a regular, highly trained chiropractor plus has joined a growing group of chiropractors who do not make spinal “adjustments” but rather open “gateways” along the spine with a JSJ-kind of gentle touch. “Gateways” are similar to JSJ Safety Energy Locks; many in the same place along the spine. I go to him because I cannot reach my spine, and while JSJ self-help will help my spine even if I can only touch my front and sides, it is more efficient to see a practitioner when there is a new project. This speaks to unity. My Network Chiropractor has a way of explaining energy, unity and individualism: The Rogue Wave. I will make another category so that you can read and reflect on it.

I see Dr. Witt 3x weekly and when yesterday’s session was complete, I told him I am aware that energy has no limits and is effortless. He said, when in harmony: My energy from the Source/Universe is continual, allowing me to be all I am meant to be and to do all I am required to do as my journey continues on the path to complete self-unity of mind, body, spirit and complete unity with the Universe and yet not be overwhelmed (I paraphrase). When I am overwhelmed and trade my joy for pain and exhaustion, it is because I am doing the “rogue wave” thing again. In JSJ 5th Depth terms, I am saying to the Universe, “Oh, I see what needs to be done…just sit back, Universe, and I’ll take care of it!” That is not how it works. Effort in my own energy will deplete me. Effortlessness in the energy of the Universe (Unity) is endless and I continue to work out the plan for my life here WHILE remaining happy, joyous and free throughout and I actually don’t tire.

What I need is an “attitude” adjustment: little finger, heart/small intestine, SELs 23, 24, 15, 18, 20, 5th Depth, pretense-try-tos.

So I shall hold my little finger and breathe…on this Debbieday.

I DO hope sharing my experience will help and heighten awareness in some of you, my dear readers.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

The inner is foundation of the outer

The sill is master of the restless

The Sage travels all day yet never leaves his inner treasure

Though the views are captivating and beg attention he remains calm and uninvolved

Tell me, does the lord of a great empire go out begging for rice?

One who seeks his treasure in the outer world is cut off from his own roots

Without roots, he becomes restless

Being restless, his mind is weak

And with a mind such as this he loses all command below Heaven

 

…Verse 26 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

In Jin Shin Jyutsu, the “still” is at Safety Energy Lock 7 ~ the instant the exhale becomes the inhale. You might want to try to BE that “still”. Slowly exhale a conscious breath through your nostrils and follow the exhale down the front to your great toe (SEL 7). Here is “still”. Now consciously and slowly inhale through your nostrils from your great toe up the back to the next exhale.

All About Mary (SEL 2)

Mary wrote 3 Self-Help Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks. It was her passion that people should know how to help themselves.

With the permission of Mary’s son, David Burmeister, I will share some basic information from those books; the very same books I use when I am teaching a Self-Help class.

I strongly suggest that the reader consider purchasing the three textbooks and implement the recommended flows on a daily basis. You will find all three books at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Today we’ll look at page 14 of Introducing JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. (Continued) KNOW MYSELF IT IS BOOK II.

4.  Mankind’s “SAFETY” Energy Locks ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS:

Mary says: “Balance, Harmony, BE the SMILE.”

3.  The Number 2 “SAFETY” Energy Lock is located on the iliac crest. Please pause and look at this figure: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

a.  “2″ came into the universe meaning Life Force for all creatures (wisdom) – KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

b.  By applying our “jumper cable” we can recharge our “run-down energy battery; help the back ascending energy; relieve tension/stress in the legs.

c.  AIDS: General well-being; back distress; digestion; breathing; leg tension/stress.

d.  Just quietly jumper cable the left and right hips (“Safety” Energy Lock No. 2) and in a few minutes more or less, one can feel the tension/stress beginning to melt away.

“QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable):

1.  Jumper cable (hold) right ring finger with the left hand and then jumper cable the left ring finger with the right hand.

2.  Or jumper able “SAFETY” Energy Locks No. 2 and No. 3 together:

a.  Place left hand on right shoulder, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 3, and right hand on right hip, “Safety Energy Lock No. 2. See SEL 3 at: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

b.  Place right hand on left shoulder “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 3 and left hand on left hip “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 2.

Next time we’ll review Number 3  “SAFETY” Energy Lock and the “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable) from pages 16 & 17.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. – the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF is not intended to be a substitute for regular medical attention by the recognized medical authorities

I’m thinking…

…about number 1.

It is not specifically Jin Shin Jyutsu though, of course, it is because everything is Jin Shin Jyutsu, if you catch my meaning.

Well, I ordered a couple of DVDs from PBS Home Video. If you love JSJ and are becoming aware of the unity of everything (numerology, astrology, astronomy, etc.) you might want to go on line and order:

1. The Story of 1 ~ ISBN: 0-7936-9208-3

2. Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension ~ ISBN: 978-1-59375-852-3

All About Mary (SEL 1)

Mary wrote 3 Self-Help Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks. It was her passion that people should know how to help themselves.

With the permission of Mary’s son, David Burmeister, I will share some basic information from those books; the very same books I use when I am teaching a Self-Help class.

I strongly suggest that the reader consider purchasing the three textbooks and implement the recommended flows on a daily basis. You will find all three books at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Today we’ll look at page 12 of Introducing JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. (Continued) KNOW MYSELF IT IS BOOK II.

4.  “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable).

Mary says: “All creation proceeds from unity.”

2.  The Number 1 “SAFETY” Energy Lock is located on the inside (medial aspect) of the knee. Please pause and look at this figure: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

a.  “1” came into the universe meaning the prime mover, connecting the extreme height with the extreme depth.

b.  In man it connects the toes with the head (back, ascending energy) and the head with the toes (front, descending energy) ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

c.  Therefore, by simply applying our hand, thumb, finger(s), palm or back of the hand (“jumper cable”) to our friend, “SAFETY” Energy Lock Number 1, we can help “recharge” the “run-down” energy battery: help the front descending energy ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

d.  AIDS: Abdominal distress (bloat discomforts); which in turn aids breathing; head discomforts.

e.  Just quietly jumper cable (hold) the left and right knees (right hand on left 1, left hand on right 1) on the medial (inner or “big toe side”) and in a few minutes, more or less, one can feel the discomfort(s) beginning to melt away ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

“QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable):

1.  Jumper cable (hold) right thumb with the left hand and then jumper cable the left thumb with the right hand.

2.  Or jumper able “SAFETY” Energy Locks No. 1 and No. 2 together:

a.  Place left hand on right knee “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 1 and right hand on right hip “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 2. (SEL 2 is located in the area of the iliac crest,) See SEL 2 at: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

b.  Place right hand on left knee “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 1 and left hand on left hip “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 2.

Next time we’ll continue our review of the “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable) from page 14.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. – the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF is not intended to be a substitute for regular medical attention by the recognized medical authorities

The 9th Depth

9th Depth qualities/relationships are:

non-existent…

9th Depth is “No-Thing”

9th Depth is not nothing. It is “No-Thing” It is nothingness; space.

9th Depth No-Thing is expressing itself as 8th Depth Infinite Truth (IT) – The Infinite Truth that “We are ONE, the Cosmos itself.” From this ONENESS of 8th Depth Infinite Truth energy slows down or denses down into limitless elements of 7th Depth Infinite Self (IS). Here we see our 7th Depth Infinite Self as a perfect microcosm (7th Depth IS) of the macrocosm (8th Depth IT).

7th Depth Infinite Self denses down as 6th Depth Impersonal Self (IS), Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy continuing to move into the other depths of 5th Depth, 4th Depth, 3rd Depth, 2nd Depth, 1st Depth.

KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.

OR:

Once again, I like to meander through my mind and envision the depths. It seems to me that from No-Thing (9th) Depth, comes the first manifestation of pure energy/no-thing/chaos and that is vibration (music and movement) in 8th Depth. (Some call 8th Depth “God” or “Big Bang”).

As energy becomes more dense, and from 8th Depth music/movement comes Light, 7th Depth. I imagine continual showers of light surrounding my body like a soft summer rainfall and then it becomes more dense to become 6th Depth…my very own personal blueprint.

From the 6th Depth my vertebrae develop. Then 5th Depth brings my head, limbs, sex distinction and ears. Then 4th Depth becomes my brain and nervous system followed by 7th Depth where the first signs of life begin in utero (even though my heat is beating, it is not life until now). Third Depth is my circulatory system. Here comes 2nd Depth and skin and hair (I could use some more of that). Back to 1st Depth and my skull forms, my baby heart becomes independent and my endocrine system appears. Back to 2nd Depth where my respiratory system develops even more and my blueprint energy continues to spiral to 4th, 5th and back to 6th depth as I continue to grow.

This is the order of the depths as I grow in my mother’s womb.

There is an Order of Listening to Pulses, an Order of Supporters of Functions, an Order of 12-Organ Manifesting Function, an Order of Energizers of Functions which is 6th Depth Source of Energy and 3rd Depth Source of energy which is Evolving and Developing Man. All of this information can be found on the “Answer Sheet”.

But I cannot teach you that. I continue to learn myself. I can teach self-help and TEMPT you to look for 5-Day Basic Classes in your area at  www.jsjinc.net.

I invite you to be the SMILE with me.

All About Mary

Mary wrote 3 Self-Help Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks. It was her passion that people should know how to help themselves.

With the permission of Mary’s son, David Burmeister, I will share some basic information from those books; the very same books I use when I am teaching a Self-Help class.

I strongly suggest that the reader consider purchasing the three textbooks and implement the recommended flows on a daily basis. You will find all three books at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Today we’ll look at page 11 of Introducing JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. (Continued) KNOW MYSELF IT IS BOOK II.

4.  “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable).

1.  Jumper cable (hold) the center of the palm of the right hand with the left thumb or left finger(s); then jumper cable (hold) the center of the palm of the left hand with the right thumb or right finger(s)

2.  While applying the “jumper cable” as described above:

a.  Be the dropping of your shoulders.

b.  Bow your head to a comfortable position (where you do not feel the weight of your head).

c.  Be the SMILE.

d.  Exhale (lovingly “give” out) all of the “dirt, dust and greasy grime” from head to toes.

e.  Receive gratefully (inhale) the Cosmic Energy from toes to head.

f.  Start counting the exhalings from one to thirty-six.

g. Now we are in the “BREATH” itself. Being in the “Breath only” is heaven on earth, where there is “no-thing”. This is the REALITY – PHYSIO-PHILOSOPHY (Nature – the Effortless Reality) ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

Next time we’ll continue our review the “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable) from page 12.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. – the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF is not intended to be a substitute for regular medical attention by the recognized medical authorities

I’m thinking…

…about how fortunate, blessed I am.

I just finished my first 5-Day Basic Class with Ian Harris. As an instructor, he has certainly achieved his goal of teaching me to think, study, become aware. He is light-hearted and very funny but I think we need to teach him the “Sopranos” way of saying, “Forget about it” (that New York, Brooklyn, Bronx style of speech that movie mobsters use).

This was my 9th 5-Day Basic Class. Each instructor teaches the very same material, but from their own personal insight, experience and perspective.

Anita Willoughby was my first and seventh instructor. She is, to me, vibration: movement and music.

Philomena Dooley was my second and fifth instructor. She, to me, knows everything and runs a tight ship. She is faithful to everything Mary taught her. No pillows, no talking during hands on…I remember I had been in an accident, falling on concrete and slamming my head on a piece of metal as I fell. Ouchy! I had two herniated cervical discs and was in the middle of conservative therapy and was using a pillow to support my neck on the table. Philomena went from table to table making sure the students were okay with the selected flow and she approached the head of the table where I lay and stood over me. Looking down, she softly said, “have you injured your neck?” I was totally amazed. How could she know? I said, “why, yes, I have fallen and herniated two cervical discs!” She just looked at me and turned to the room and announced we should never use pillows unless there is an injury. Pillows were flying from tables (except mine) as she walked away, saying nothing more. Only after did I realize she intended a sarcastic remark that back-fired! I love Philomena. I’m “just this side of OCD” and keep a strict adherence to exactly what Mary wrote and said…just like Philomena.

I never had the privilege of being in Mary’s physical presence, but she has given me a tiny piece of her heart and I feel her energetic, spiritual presence whenever I give myself self-help or work with a client. She continues to be my inspiration. However, I understand from some of the stories Instructors tell, that Mary’s beautiful, smiling face with relaxed shoulders, full of joy, could be, ahem, abrupt. Don’t you simply love JSJ?

Michael Wenninger, to me, as an instructor, epitomizes Jin Shin Jyutsu in his Being. He exudes peace, serenity, humility and unconditional love.

Wayne Hackett knows everything – plus! He opened my mind to the relationships of JSJ with astrology, astronomy, numerology. At one of the hands-on sessions, he went from table to table listening to pulses of the student then receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu. I was on the table, resting my hands on my 14s and he came up to the table, listened to my pulses, gently spread the fingers of my hands and said “You have 5th Depth issues. How long have your little fingers been crooked?” I replied, “Since I was in utero.” He responded, “The fifth depth issues are generational.”  and moved on to the next table. Well, I stayed up most of the night going over my notes and literature trying to determine what could be done about this project. I found nothing. I needed to create a plan, a flow to end this generational issue! Surely there must be a book! In the morning, Wayne and I happened to be alone in the auditorium just before class and I approached him and gave him this long story as presented here to you, dear readers, and I said to him, “What shall I do?” He slowly took a couple of steps closer to me (he was on stage and I was below, by the seats) and smiled a little smile as he looked down at me and said: “Hold your little fingers” and then he turned back to preparing his presentation! (I told you I was just this side of OCD!) Jin Shin Jyutsu is simple. It is up the back and down the front. It is the smile. It is the dropping of the shoulders. It is the breath. Well, I don’t know…do you think I shall ever learn? Smile.

Sara Harper, who taught me the Living the Art so that I could teach Self-Help, has an unbelievable story of how JSJ saved her very life; yet she is sweet, and childlike and resembles a flower constantly opening and unfurling…just my opinion, you understand.

And then there is Jed Schwartz who is so experienced and New York City but often teaches classes in Woodstock. He is left and right and yin and yang, and up the back and down the front. (NYC-Woodstock)

Oh, yes and Cynthia Broshi and Susan Schwartz (Jed’s sister) – you just feel like you want to gently give them the JSJ hug!(9/26, 2, heart-to heart).

And, AND I have been honored to meet Sadaki Kato and am registered for his class In Morristown, NJ in November, 2014.

I love to:

“NOW KNOW (help) MYSELF, BE IT IS, IS. BE Infinite Truth, Infinite Self, Impersonal Self.” – Mary Burmeister

So, to all my dear readers, practice your self-help daily and be aware. Then you will be ready to help all others!

PS There are new materials available from Scottsdale (www.jsjinc.net):

“Zero to Twenty-Six excerpts from THE MAIN CENTRAL”, Waltraud Riegger-Krause’s book and card set: “Jin Shin Jyutsu Practicing the Art of Self-Healing” and a small laminated chart of animal SELs. I bought them all! I highly recommend them.

Okay! Everybody give yourselves the “Big Hug” and breathe…..

 

I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

Something formless, complete in itself

There before Heaven and Earth

Tranquil, vast, standing alone, unchanging

It provides for all things yet cannot be exhausted

It is the mother of the universe

I do not know its name

so I call it “Tao”

Forced to name it further

I call it

“The greatness of all things”

“The end of all endings”

I call it

“That which is beyond the beyond”

“That to which all things return”

From Tao comes all greatness –

It makes Heaven great

It makes Earth great

It makes man great

Mankind depends on the laws of Earth

Earth depends on the laws of Heaven

Heaven depends on the laws of Tao

But Tao depends on itself alone

Supremely free, self-so, it rests in its own nature
…Verse 25 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8