…from The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter Issue 18, Autumn 1997, Ian Kraut writes:
Now Know Myself.
“Three little words? Let’s take a look.
What is to know? In other western languages there are two separate words. One refers to having learned facts or things or concepts. The other means to be familiar with. It seems both apply here in Jin Shin Jyutsu. We can “know” that, for example, the 4th Depth includes the bladder and kidney function flows, is represented by S.E.L. #23, has the element water, salty taste, color blue, attitude fear, etc. It’s good to have these words so our mind can organize and make sense of this information.
If we are introduced to a man – his name is John, 30 years old, 6 feet tall, brown hair, blue eyes, works as a carpenter…, we have an idea, an image, but do we know John? When we’ve spent some time in the realm of the 4th Depth, or Main Central or a S.E.L. gives us a greater chance to know it. What do I feel under my hands, in my body, or in my self when I practice self help or jumper cable someone else’s self?
Myself is everything I’ve learned in Text 1 and Text 2. Myself is everything I’ve carried into the world, and become in interaction with the world, the universe. I am down the front and up the back, the Breath. As Mary has said, I am the microcosm of the macrocosm.
Therefore everything I find in myself is what I can find in the universe, the same order, the same down the front and up the back. The same textures that are found in the pulse are found in the universe. I am a whole one, part of the whole one, with all the other myselves. Herein lies the man of compassion. When I know myself, I know the other selves, I know the universe.
Now, what is left, is now. Now as I write this. Now as you read this. Now…, again now…, again now!! No past, no future, only now. Not the pulses I heard yesterday, but now. Not the breath I breathe tomorrow, but now. Knowledge of things locks us in yesterday’s thoughts. Awareness of all that is right now lets me know myself. Now Know Myself will give us understanding of the Breath, of the Trinity, of 26 S.E.L.’s, etc.. By Now Know Myself can we truly practice the Art of the creator through Compassionate Man.”
Thank you, Master Jiro.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Thank you, Ian.