…as contributed to The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Number 9, Summer 1995 issue by Phyllis Singer…
“My beginnings in Jin Shin Jyutsu in 1977 inspired me to write this article. Being a seeker I studied on a friend’s recommendation and a whim. The first day of listening to Mary in class nearly catapulted my skeptical self onto the nearest plane back to Florida. That first night, after class, Mary gave me my first session, and I was hooked.
At that time I was the only JSJ student I knew of in Florida. Applying this Art to others and watching the results gave me faith that this precious Art from Japan, revived by Jiro Murai and delivered to us by Mary Burmeister, was something that would benefit all. However, conveying that was tough, and for the first ten years, I found myself at a loss in sharing the essence of this magnificent Art without directly applying jumper cables.
Of course, living in Cosmic Flow while jumper cabling others expanded my awareness allowing me to see what was blocking me. Jin Shin Jyutsu is invisible, and modern western society has difficulty accepting that which we can’t see, calling it unscientific. Our medicine for decades has almost exclusively focused on the details of disease rather than exploring wholeness/wellness.
The scientific method, which emphasizes proving something, reflects a mass consciousness in our society. Those first ten years of my own limited belief system had me sharing technique and minutia instead of introduction Jin Shin Jyutsu as an Art of living. My ability to share expanded by my consciousness and the question that arose “How do I introduce this Art to a society with habits and attachments to proving, ‘seeing is believing’, the Art of non-preferential listening, feeling and trusting?”
So the question arises, what is the meaning of sharing-awareness? A meaning for “share” is to partake of, use, experience or enjoy with others; meanings for “awareness” are consciousness, realization, perception or knowledge. One understanding of sharing-awareness could be enjoying consciousness with others.
Mary so expertly shares awareness. For instance, in her self-help books she says “Be the Smile”. The origins of “smile” trace back through Middle English to the Old English word smerian, to laugh, and the Latin world, merari, to wonder. She says so much with her simple words that if one desires to research sharing-awareness, there is no need to look any further than Mary’s self-help books. Throughout this article I will refer to Mary’s self-help books. I invite you to read/re-read them.”
To be continued…
Thank you, Master Jiro.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Thank you, Phyllis.