Monthly Archives: August 2014

I’m thinking…

…about talking

“And then a scholar said, Speak of Talking.
And he answered, saying:
You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and an pastime. And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.

There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought reveal a truth which they themselves do not understand. And there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not in words. In the bosom of such as these the spirit dwells in rhythmic silence.

When you meet your friend on the roadside or in the market place, let the spirit in you move your lips and direct your tongue. Let the voice within your voice speak to the ear of his ear; For his soul will keep the truth of your heart as the taste of the wine is remembered When the colour is forgotten and the vessel is no more.”

 

~ The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

ISBN 978-0-394-40428-8

Om shanti

The Pulses

I had been studying and practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu for 8 years and was discouraged because I never “heard” body pulses. I was able to “hear” the 12 “Individualized” Body Function Energy pulses, but could never “hear” the body pulses as I practiced self-help or was giving a session to a client.

I could “feel” warmth or cold and would re-position my hands as I followed the suggested flow and cold became warm…sometimes hot! Ah, move along now!

I could sometimes identify the feel of flows: solid, fluffy, evaporation, gummy, solidifying, rocks & rods, gurgles, fluff with tone ~ but only in the wrist pulses. When it came to body pulses, only cold, warm and an occasional “zzzzzz” between my palms. I was very discouraged and asked fellow students, teachers, my mentor ~ they would listen and tell me not to worry about it, that I would eventually learn to “listen”.

Then a fellow student suggested I try “listening” to tree pulses. We went to a lovely spot I call the “secret garden” and I was drawn to an old, tall, vibrant tree. I put my hand on one side of the trunk of this obviously healthy tree and placed the other hand just below the joint of a branch. I closed my eyes and forced myself to relax and breathe and then ~ I felt it! Well, not really “felt”. I “heard” it but with the sense of touch…hard to explain.

Then we walked to another tree who was clearly unwell and I again placed my hands on this tree. I heard-felt-sensed the difference in the pulse.

Later I realized that I had been “hearing” body pulses all along, but had mistaken them for the pulses in my own fingers!

A large part of my growing awareness and understanding comes as I practice this Art. A former EMT, I floundered in technique for years.

How happy that Jin Shin Jyutsu helps even with limited awareness and understanding….must have a lot to do with intention!

I want to devote a few posts to reviewing pulses. Can it be that I am the only one who experienced this inability to “listen”? Naw! There must be another out there and these posts might help. For the rest of my readers, they may simply be amused and smile…which is also a happy thing!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings.

I’m thinking…

…about friendship

“And a youth said, Speak to us of Friendship.
And he answered, saying:
Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the “nay” in your own mind, nor do you withhold the “ay”. And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart; For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed. When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit. For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend. If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also. For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill? Seek him always with hours to live. For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness. And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”

~ The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

ISBN 978-0-394-40428-8

Om shanti

The Fingers: “Complicatedly Simple or…

…Simply Complicated?”
This is the question Lynne Pflueger addressed in the Number 11, Summer 2001 issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter.

I’ve been posting my understanding of the harmonizing of the attitudes through fingers and palm. It seems a good time to review what Lynne shared. Continuing from my previous post:

“Lastly, little finger harmonizes fifth depth. On the organ function level, Stomach Function, Spleen and Liver are all helped as little finger affects the big toe. Little finger, then, as it affects big toe is supporting first depth through Stomach and Spleen Function Energy. Simultaneously, little finger is unburdening third depth as Liver Function flows through the big toe. Harmonizing fifth depth will unburden second  and energize fourth depths.

Five fingers on one hand or only one of the fingers on either hand is sufficient for this entire process. Each of us will be drawn to hold fingers of the left and/or right hand, left helping to clear the past, right helping to change and harmonize lifestyle, each helping the other. We intuitively reach for the hand that needs attention. This is magically and effortlessly simple. None of us need be the doer or the tryer. I can still HEAR Mary in class telling us about a client who apologetically said, “Oh, I don’t use much self-help, I only hold my fingers.”

Thank you, Master Jiro,

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Thank you, Lynne

Om shanti

I’m thinking…

…about teaching

“Then said a teacher, Speak to us of Teaching.
And he said:
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.

If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.

The astronomer may speak to you of his understanding of space, but he cannot give you his understanding.

The musician may sing to you of the rhythm which is in all space, but he cannot give you the ear which arrests the rhythm nor the voice that echoes it.

And he who is versed in the science of numbers can tell of the regions of weight and measure, but he cannot conduct you thither.

For the vision of one man lends not its wings to another man.

And even as each one of you stands alone in God’s knowledge, so must each one of you be alone in his knowledge of God and his understanding of the earth.”

~ The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

ISBN 978-0-394-40428-8

Om shanti

The Fingers: “Complicatedly Simple or…

…Simply Complicated?”
This is the question Lynne Pflueger addressed in the Number 11, Summer 2001 issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter.

I’ve been posting my understanding of the harmonizing of the attitudes through fingers and palm. It seems a good time to review what Lynne shared. Continuing from my previous post:

“Moving on to middle finger, third depth, the sixth depth is included through Diaphragm Function Energy. This is our Source of life itself, governor of the pulses and harmonizer of all descending energy, so that we may receive the life force giving us vigor and vitality. Middle finger affects opposite middle toe which helps Stomach Function, unburdening first depth. Fourth depth is also unburdened as third depth fluffiness takes on tone and energy. Third depth will energize and support second and fifth depths, thus relieving mental and emotional stresses. Every depth is represented.

Ring finger, second depth, is next. Ring finger also helps Umbilicus Function Energy, sixth depth, which nurtures, nourishes and guards the physical body. As I hold and the pulse begins to harmonize, fourth depth is supported. As the rocks and rods of second depth begin to melt away, the path clears for fourth depth water element to flow. Fifth depth fire element is sustained and energized by second depth air element. On the organ function level, first depth Stomach Function is unburdened through the second toe. Third depth is unburdened as second depth comes into harmony. Again, all depths are accounted for.”

To be continued…

Thank you, Master Jiro,

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Thank you, Lynne

Om shanti

I’m thinking…

…about self-knowledge

“And a man said, Speak to us of Self-Knowledge..
And he answered, saying:
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart’s knowledge. You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should. The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea; And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes. But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure; And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line. For self is a sea boundless and measureless.

Say not, “I have found the truth,” but rather, “I have found a truth.” Say not, “I have found the path of the soul.” Say rather, “I have met the soul walking upon my path.” For the soul walks upon all paths. The soul walks not upon a line, neither does it grow like a reed. The soul unfolds itself, like a lotus of countless petals.”

~ The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

ISBN 978-0-394-40428-8

Om shanti

The Fingers: “Complicatedly Simple or…

…Simply Complicated?”
This is the question Lynne Pflueger addressed in the Number 11, Summer 2001 issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter.

I’ve been posting my understanding of the harmonizing of the attitudes through fingers and palm. It seems a good time to review what Lynne shared:

“Jiro Murai said to Mary almost fifty years ago, “In time you will know the non-secret secret of the power that is in the awareness and understanding of the thumbs and fingers. All disharmonies can be harmonized through them.” It is so simple and easy.

One way to SEE the profoundly simple power of jumper-cabling the fingers is to recognize that the entire Lumbar Circle can be harmonized through the hand. Even one finger at a time is total and complete.

To begin, I simply hold the thumb, either hand, helping first depth. As I hold, the gummy, sluggish pulse begins to move supporting and helping to melt the rocks and rods of second depth. Lung functions flows into the thumb. While I am holding the thumb, opposite little toe is affected, harmonizing Bladder and Kidney, thereby unburdening fourth depth. As the gumminess continues to clear, fifth depth is unburdened because it doesn’t need to try so hard. At the same time third depth is energized. One thumb, five depths.

Next, I hold index finger, harmonizing fourth depth. Even if I am not aware, this will be unburdening second depth because Lung and Large Intestine flow through index finger. Fourth depth water element will wear down the rocks and rods of second depth “stucks”. I always think of the Grand Canyon carved out by the Colorado River. As fourth depth continues to clear, first and third depths are energized and supported. Index finger corresponds to ring toe, which will harmonize Gall Bladder and Diagonal Mediator flows. Fifth depth will be unburdened holding fourth depth index finger. All five depths of Man are helped.”

To be continued…

Thank you, Master Jiro,

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Thank you, Lynne

Om shanti

I’m thinking…

…about pain

“And a woman spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain.
And he said:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility: For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, And the cup he brings, through it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.”

~ The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

ISBN 978-0-394-40428-8

Om shanti

Harmonizing the Attitudes through Fingers & Hand (Palm)

Today I will share my experience and understanding of the palm and its relationship with the rest of my mind and body.

The palm has relationship with the 6th Depth. 6th Depth is the blueprint of my personal self. The light of 7th Depth manifests itself in 6th Depth. 6th Depth is the spark and breath of my life. Here 6th Depth energy flows originate that bring the Cosmic energy in a continual flow for all necessary daily life energy. 6th Depth flows revitalize us when we are sick or exhausted. When our journey is over, we reenter the 6th Depth. The physical body dies, the soul is released. All Safety Energy Locks (0-26) are born in 6th Depth.

While all organs meet in the palm, 6th Depth has relationship with Diaphragm Energy and Umbilicus Energy. Energy ascends up the left palm and over the fingertips. Descending energy rises over the fingertips of the right hand and through the palm. (Da Vinci figure)

The palm corresponds with imbalance and despondency. Physical symptoms may occur in the diaphragm and umbilicus organ functions. In balance, one feels a sense of profound peace.

If one experiences any such disharmony, simply holding the palms, or folding the hands gently while exhaling, then inhaling deeply, for even just a few minutes, will bring harmony back into balance. You may also give yourself a “big hug”.

This is a simple overview of the palm. There is much more to learn and understand, and 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