Issue Number 40, Spring 2003, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter contains an article submitted by Matthias Roth.
Pulses or the Nature of Listening
“In Jin Shin Jyutsu (Physio-Philosophy) there is no diagnosing, no healing or curing,” Mary says in the well-known interview with the Yoga Journal. How difficult it is for most of us to hold the Art in that open space shows in how many refer to Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy as a “healing art”, or “healing art from ancient tradition” ~ an expression which is not just different from Mary’s but in direct contradiction to hers.
Similarly, when we approach pulse listening, it is extremely tempting to think it will smuggle diagnosis back into Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy through the back door. Not so! Let’s look into the nature of what happens when I tune into a person’s rhythm and vibration, the “non-secret secrets of the Universe” as Mary puts it. No “taking” pulses ~ just listen, then leave them with their “owner”. The essence of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy expresses in this subtle difference; Creator’s Art is not an interference in the other person’s life, their body or their flow, or their awareness, but a listening so careful and so skilled that it gives resonance to what is whole within. Read that sentence again,then again.”
To be continued…
Thank you, Matthias.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings.