In my last post in the category “All About Mary”, we finished reviewing Mary Burmeister’s 3 Self-Help books. Book 3 was about “FUN with FINGERS and TOES”. As I prepared each post for that book, I marveled at the physical, emotional and spiritual abilities of our own fingers and hands.
I’ve thought about the healing experienced when hugged by another in times of grief. I’ve thought about how Jesus healed so many by the laying on of his hands. I’ve thought about others, like Smith Wigglesworth, who also healed with the laying on of hands and there are many more in history and in the present. I’ve thought about how a child’s scraped knee can be healed with his mother’s touch.
Each finger and palm represent depths, body organs, attitudes, even ascending or descending flows. One of my daily practices is to take 36 conscious breaths while gently holding each finger and palm. Also, before I ever even heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu, I suffered many illness and injuries resulting in the need of Western medicine and surgical correction. I will never know if it all could have been avoided had I practiced Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help from childhood, but it is what it is and now I know how to help myself with my growing awareness and understanding of this ancient Art.
I have had several spinal injuries resulting in two surgeries that left me with chronic pain. Pain killers and muscle relaxers can ease my pain, but there are many negative side effects of medication. Through a growing awareness and understanding of my body functions I’ve learned to change my diet, exercise as much as I can, meditate and love and help others (yes, this is a critical component in my ability to harmonize my body, mind and spirit).
Studying Jin Shin Jyutsu as taught by our wonderful teachers has revealed how the body works. I know more about the circulation of energy and opening Safety Energy Locks. For instance, in addition to practicing the 36 breaths and holding fingers daily, when my spine has great discomfort, there are some things I can do with my hands to help myself. I’ve learned from taking many 5-day basic seminars that the sides of my index fingers have relationship with my kidney and bladder functions. The flows of these two body function energy travel in 5 descending paths on either side of the spine. If I gently hold the sides of my index fingers with the opposite hand thumb and index finger, the pain eases within 20 minutes. Also, if I gently wrap my fingers around my little finger, I will also find relief. This is because the little finger is related to the 5th Depth which is related (among other things) to the skeletal system.
So, beginning with the next post, I want to share my experience, strength and hope through understanding harmonizing “me” with fingers and hand.
I encourage you, wherever you may live, to find a 5-day basic seminar being taught in your area and register to take the class. You can find the information at http://www.jsjinc.net.
Thank you, Master Murai.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings