Issue Number 40, Spring 2003, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter contains an article submitted by Adele Leas.
Our Animal Friends
“I regard these blessed animals who come into my life as “teachers” because they almost always serve as excellent guides, reminding me of some of the important truths of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy and of Be-ing. Of most importance, I find they teach me to BE in the moment, to BE simple, flexible and without judgment, to BE the observer of the changes. They show me that “little Jin Shin Jyutsu bits”, applied often, as part of a way of life, afford cumulative and lasting harmonizing.
I cannot remember a time when animals did not share my day-to-day life. A blessed series of them have been sidekicks and best friends of mine since I was in the cradle. My folks have pictures of me dragging home broken and lost creatures from the time I mastered riding my bike. The beautiful gift of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy has allowed me to BE of more service to them, better assessing their needs and strengths, while listening to who they are. It has also saved me thousands of dollars in vet bills, allowing me to keep taking in more strays. At my first 5-day class, Wayne Hackett quoted Mary saying, “One does not heal another, but simply is able to Be with a Being in this gentle and loving art.” That simple sentence has always stayed with me. I have discovered profound breakthroughs in inter-species communication, as well as harmonizing while quietly jumper cabling countless dogs, cats and horses. The joy it has brought me led me to develop classes based on Mary Burmeister’s Self Help Books 1 and 2 for folks who work with animals in a professional capacity, as well as people who share their life with companion animals.”
To be continued…
Thank you, Adele.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings.