The Pulses Tell a Story

Issue Number 40, Spring 2003, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter contains an article submitted by Jill Holden

The Pulses Tell a Story, Our Story, If Only We Know How to Listen

“My own quest to discover what all the pulses have to reveal has been like chasing a butterfly. For a moment, I catch a glimpse of its color, beauty and design, and then weightless in flight, it vanishes. I am left with the indelible impression of its impact on my senses.

As a child, adults asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I always answered, “A detective.” Be careful what you ask for.

In truth, I love the pursuit of the ever-illusive pulse, to delve into the mystery and the unknown, seeing where it will lead me. I love working with the pulses. It’s one of my favorite aspects of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy. One day, after practicing for seven years, I was sitting in a session with a client, and something happened. I simply let go of the effort in my hands and found I was receiving the pulse as never before. It was as though my fingers were antennae or tentacles gathering the sounds and vibrations of my client. It was an amazing moment for me, because I came face to face with my own “try to’s”, and my efforting. All those years I thought I was listening and letting go, but now I could see the depth of my mind at work. I suppose I’d been working toward this during those years, all part of the process in getting to know myself.

Now the same questions arose as before. Where do I begin? How do I listen? What am I hearing? How do I interpret this information? It seemed so overwhelming, so much to listen to…the textures, rhythms, depths, organs, all the many facets of intertwining relationships. What does it all mean?”

To be continued…

Thank you, Jill.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings.


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