Issue Number 40, Spring 2003, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter contains an article submitted by Susan Schwartz that I find most helpful.
Pulse, The Rhythm of Life
“In preparing for this article I became aware of how the word PULSE has been incorporated into our daily language. “The pulse of the family.” At business meetings people say “I need to get a pulse on this.”
No matter how it’s used, pulse is the rhythm of life. Definitions range from the beating of the heart to vibration, oscillation, or regularly repeated motion, as that of a medium in the transmission of light or sound. Regardless of what definition comes to your mind, the notion of all life as pulsating is inescapable.
Whenever I aim to clarify an idea, I find analogy to be a useful tool. Look at the auditory experience. When listening to an orchestra, an educated listener may be aware of the peculiarity of the sound when one instrument is not with the others. If it is out of rhythm, if it hits the wrong note, if it is off key, it will stand out to that experienced ear. A music listener may notice whether an instrument is speaking or if it is silent. One does not have to be an experienced, educated musicologist to love and appreciate the totality of the performance. To use this analogy in understanding pulse in relation to Jin Shin Jyutsu practice, the listener might be aware of which instrument is calling for attention or not participating. Or, in Jin Shin Jyutsu terms, which finger pulse is speaking on the superficial or the deep level. ”
“With experience and awareness, the pulse of the Individualized Organ Function Energy will speak to us. Then there is another “notch” to the allover textures of the depths. All of these pulses provide us with information about how to utilize our Jin Shin Jyutsu flow patterns to help restore and maintain well being. The pulses are tools to help us keep in touch with the harmony of the oneness of life and give us the ability to be a part of that.”
To be continued…
Thank you, Susan.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings.