Issue Number 29, Summer 2000 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter contains an article about SEL 19. The article is based on comments received in response to the inquiry: Why is Safety Energy Lock 19 included in the anchor steps of both the Umbilicus and Diaphragm Function Energy flow patterns?
For readers who have taken at least one 5-day Seminar, you will want to look at Text 2. If you haven’t taken a 5-day Seminar as yet, you can look at the Safety Energy Lock Figure in this category. Or I could tell you: SEL 19 is located on the inside of the elbow more on the thumb side, however, since each SEL is a 6-inch diameter sphere, it actually covers that whole 6-inch area of the elbow/upper & lower arm.
Here is what Karen Moore offered:
“Safety Energy Lock 19 has struck me as being responsible for the free flow of energy in the arms, from the chest through the fingers and from the fingers into the chest. Diaphragm Function Energy is a chest flow and Umbilicus Function Energy is a finger flow. With the harmony of the 19s, our authority and leadership, we can, of our own accord and inclination, consciously embrace our surroundings to get a better look and feel, and bring to the Self what we want and what we need. On the other hand, we can use our arms and our 19s to guard our most vulnerable parts and keep out draining or unwanted influences. So, with the harmony of 19 we can embrace and bring close, and we can guard and maintain a space of integrity, which points to the function of the Diaphragm and the Umbilicus Function Energy.
Dr. Paul Foster Case speaks about Key 19 in the Tarot as representing the Sun, the Source of All Earthly Life, and our heart chakra, which adapts and coordinates the physical body with its immediate environment and gives power to our relationships with things, beings, and time and space. I see the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy “magnetically” attracting and manifesting through the exhale and the inhale this radiant energy from the SUN. If our arms and fingers are tense, we grasp unto death those things we think will make us happy and balanced. With such a rigid grasp we cannot receive, nor can we freely give. If the fingers are tense, the 19s cannot give or receive. If the 19s are tense, the connection between our chest and our fingers is lost; hence our connection to our Source is lost. Our heart chakra closes or is impaired. We lose vitality and strength. We become weak-hearted or hard-hearted. I see the 19s as the action of the Mediator, mediating between our manifested and unmanifested world of the Diaphragm Function Energy and Umbilicus Function Energy…our exhale and our inhale. Of course, 19 is vital as an anchor step for each of these flows!”
There are other responses ~ since this is FUN, I’ll continue sharing with my next post!
Thank you, Master Jiro.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Thank you, Karen.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings