Monthly Archives: March 2015

I’m thinking about anger…

THE SOURCE OF ANGER

“Anger is that powerful internal force that blows out the light of reason.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

How does anger typically surface in your life?

We usually get angry at someone, don’t we? We judge that someone has done something wrong and we want them to be punished.

In truth, the actions of others are never to blame. It’s our thinking – our blaming and judgment – that causes the anger. And we blame and judge because we have a need that has not been met.

In his book ‘Nonviolent Communication,’ Marshall B. Rosenberg advises that rather than blame others, we are better served by directing our energy towards meeting our own needs.

He offers a simple tool for change. Instead of saying, ‘I am angry because they …’ we can say, ‘I am angry because I am needing ….’

“At the core of all anger is a need that is not being fulfilled.”
— Marshall B. Rosenberg

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”
— Marcus Aurelius

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I’m thinking about a splendid adventure…

INTUIT AND DO IT

“If doubt is challenging you and you do not act, doubts will grow. Challenge the doubts with action and you will grow. Doubt and action are incompatible.”
— John Kanary

To reap the greatest benefits from intuition, we need ACTION. Be in motion. Act as if your highest expectations have already happened. Be in front of more opportunities and people. Let go of any blocks or attachments. Create mental space and physical space. Plan your work and work your plan.

Miracles rarely happen by doing nothing. Most miracles happen through other people.

What actions can you take that will move you towards your goals?

“Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.”
— Annie Besant

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I’m thinking about contentment…

FINDING CONTENTMENT

“When the sun rises, I go to work.
When the sun goes down, I take my rest.
I dig the well from which I drink.
I farm the soil which yields my food.
I share creation.
Kings can do no more.”
— Chinese proverb

Do you sense the peace and contentment that can come from an appreciation of one’s place in the cosmos? How do we get there with the complexities and pressures of our current lifestyles? Perhaps it’s a matter of becoming aware of what we truly have as opposed to what our egos believe we need. If we look closely, we may find that our ego ‘needs’ are just desires. When you find yourself longing for something, stop and ask, “What is missing from my life? Is it a need? What are the essential qualities of what I seek? How can I experience that now?”

“If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.”
— John Bunyan

“Try to be like the turtle — at ease in your own shell.”
— Bill Copeland

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I’m thinking about guilt…

GUILT

“When guilt rears its ugly head confront it, discuss it and let it go. The past is over. It is time to ask what can we do right, not what did we do wrong. Forgive yourself and move on.”
— Bernie S. Siegel

“I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy . . . you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.”
— Katherine Mansfield

“If we don’t forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole.”
— Joan Borysenko

“Light burdens borne far become heavy.”
— French proverb

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The Bridge, Part 4

…continuing the article in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter submitted by Cynthia Lenssen about the relationship between Texts 1 and 2.

Don’t forget that you can purchase this copy of The Main Central at http://www.jsjinc.net.)

“Peace cannot be kept by force, but by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

(Understanding: Safety Energy Lock 3, birthplace of the Mediator. 3: the Door, harmonizing exhale and inhale.) Observing my mind and my world, I wonder if peace can be “kept” at all. It is exhaling, letting die my version of what peace must be that enables me to inhale, to receive Peace. As we see on page 4 of Text 2, disharmony has an order. When the flow of habit has dug channels, tremendous energy is required to truly change direction, to transform. This energy, tireless, always available, is provided by the Main Central. (Main Central: Transformation. Supervisor: Regeneration. Mediator: Unfolding) The THREE METHODS OF CORRECTION, the FATIGUE FLOW ADJUSTMENT, and the REVERSING AND INCREASING OF THE DEPTHS each look through the eyes of a specific aspect of the Mediator in its relationship to the Trinity Energy to SEE TRINITY. On page 5 of Text 2 (5: erasing fear, rising through the five senses), I receive the gift of HARMONIZING THROUGH TWELVE “INDIVIDUALIZED” BODY FUNCTION ENERGY PULSES. The Pulse is a lens through which I SEE this moment’s relationship of individual (Time and Place, 12 Organ Function) and Universal (Vibration/Texture). When I listen to the pulse choicelessly, I will always hear the Harmonizer. No matter what state of Being speaks in the nation, the body, the life or the pulse, my focus in Jin Shin Jyutsu is turned towards Harmony, open to the Source.

“In the disorder we can find Truth. Help myself and others by seeing that disorder, then opening the next page to SEE.” – Mary. Often a project frightens me. Often I feel small or vulnerable facing the complexity or intensity of need, the immensity of suffering. Courage comes with the exhale – change of focus – this puts “the internal emotional life in order”. I’m learning a lot about courage in a book titled Speak Truth to Power – Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World, by Kerry Kennedy Cuomo. The people profiled in this book face seemingly insurmountable challenges in their work, often having suffered violence and/or living with continual threats of violence. Many of them speak of feeling fear or frustration, but their attitude is not one of fear, nor are they paralyzed. Though they see and respond to terrible conditions, their vision isn’t caught there; their focus is on Harmony, even when it’s as yet invisible. As Wangari Maathai, a woman from Kenya, says: “…if you visualize the damage they could do, you cannot function…at this particular moment I  am seeing only one thing – that I am moving in the right direction.”

“Have you noticed that if you sit quietly on the bank of the river you hear its song – the lapping of the water, the sound of the current going by? There is always a sense of movement, an extraordinary movement towards the wider and the deeper.” – Krishnamurti

Watching the events of the world, I wonder: What is Balance? What is Harmony? What is Peace? While I AM the PEACE of the Trinity, here, across the bridge of the Mediator, on the land of 12 Organ Function Energy and 144,000 Body Function Energy, I’m not looking for a static or singular form of Peace. I love the diversity: colors, forms, emotions, humanities. I know that all I see in the Universe exists within me, even that I may want to label as “evil” or “other”. As I engage in the political, economic and social aspects of the world, I long for my actions to Be the bridge of Peace.

“The human being is a miniature of the Universe. The planet earth is simply a huge person.” – Mary. The Mediator Flow is Sanctifying Intelligence. This bridge, the River of Life, gives birth to a vehicle: an individual self. My Self walks this bridge to Know the Source. All Inclusive, 0. Our beloved Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu widens, strengthens, makes new this bridge. JYUTSU (Art) is the bridge, the relationship of SHIN (Creator) and Jin (Man). In this Art I serve as the bridge for the Creator. It is through this bridge that right action flows. As Mary so simply and beautifully says on page 1 of Text 1: “The truth is that within each one of us lies the power to cast all misery aside and to KNOW complete Peace and Oneness – to BE that beautiful creation of perfect harmony – to truly KNOW (Help) MYSELF.”

Thank you, Cynthia.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

I’m thinking about my evolution…

DIRECT YOUR EVOLUTION

“Consciousness is the basis of all life and the field of all possibilities. Its nature is to expand and unfold its full potential. The impulse to evolve is thus inherent in the very nature of life.”
— Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Unlike other species, human beings can monitor our own evolutionary process. Better yet, we have the awareness and power to design our evolutionary path.

As creators, we are not limited to evolving through tiny, incremental steps. With our potent imaginations, we can design and manifest dramatic, profound change. How remarkable! What an awesome responsibility. What fun!

Our challenge is to break free of our present concept of reality to create brand new dreams that will bring the ideal to life.

“There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.”
— Victor Hugo

“We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Bridge, Part 3

…continuing the article in Issue Number 19, Winter 2003 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter submitted by Cynthia Lenssen about the relationship between Texts 1 and 2.

Don’t forget that you can purchase this copy of The Main Central at http://www.jsjinc.net.)

“Mediator is the bridge between BEING and human Being. This is the Activity Principle of the Trinity, the frequency where the bridge from invisible to visible is. Mediator is Motion, Rhythm, Relationship – the structures necessary for substance and appearance to arise, and for form to build. Like their beloved child, Mediator calls and receives the Generative Power of divine Trinity Energy – creating and nourishing a spiritual home: the Body/Mind.

“We are three. The moon comes from its quiet corner, puts a pitcher of water down in the center. The circle of surface flames. This the joy of existence.” – Rumi.

Is it Mediator which forms the heart of my being? Emotion is born here, the flow of the heart towards another. Mediator (Water), imbued with Main Central (Fire) and Supervisor (Air), joyously gives birth to the 12 Organ Function Energy (Earth), manifesting individuality. These Twelve (12: Thy Will) bring the energies of the stars – the Zodiac – into the play of creating my unique Being, a microcosm of the macrocosm. My Being is really an Interbeing – woven of relationships. Like gods and goddesses of the Kojiki or of greek mythology, like patriarchs in the Bible, the 12 Organ Function Energy know, love, and marry one another, bearing numerous offspring – the 144,000 Special Body Function. Being that attitudes are born at the vibration of Mediator, these Twelve often engage in all kinds of other human-like behavior: possessiveness, arguments, love affairs, territorial conflicts, wars, and – thank goodness! – reconciliation. Page 4 of Text 2 describes some of these exciting activities along with their repercussions for the body, and more are depicted on pages 36-40. The main cause for all these situations: the “MEDIATOR” is not in harmony.

Mary tells me on page 2 of Text 2 (2: Life force for all creatures, Wisdom), “When the twelve ‘individualized’ Body Function Energy is in balance with the Universal Harmonizing Energy, there is perfect harmony within and without the body.” By page 4 she’s showing me exactly what occurs when my bridge, the Mediator, isn’t maintaining this balance. Page 4 begins by describing some relationships amongst the 12 Organ Function Energy with language which Jiro Murai used to teach Mary. These are descriptions of our “lowly minor forces” (page 1, Text 1) at large. How very much these sound like a current newscast: struggles…economic, political, national, international, personal. I recognize these struggles as the turmoil existing within my own soul. When so many were killed on September 11, 2001, I watched my own fear yell (internally), “Kill them! Bomb them!” – even as my heart and mind Knew this reaction could only deepen the disharmony. So I’m especially struck by Mary’s third paragraph on page 4, “…whichever overcomes the other will in time cause disharmony…to become more and more critical.”

“The history of mankind is the result of the Mediator Flow being out of harmony. Attitudes are born on the Mediator Flow. No one can expect to be well who has unnatural attitudes.” – Mary. And, “The internal emotional life needs to be in order. First: Inner Peace.” Just as the Mediator is the bridge from Trinity Energy to all of Text 2, it is the bridge from the manifested back to the Trinity. When attitudes stagnate the river of my Mediator, projects arise; and every page of both texts demonstrate how to approach these projects: Listen, See the project, SEE deeper to the Divine Harmony within. Every page offers awareness, understanding, and techniques to help me SEE the Peace of the Trinity.”

To be continued…