We continue our review of Cynthia (Lenssen) Broshi’s article about Bladder and Kidney Function Energies in issue Number 46, Fall 2004 of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain this issue at http://www.jsjinc.net.
Kidney Function Energy
“Kidney Function gives stamina. It is my Root of Life and the source of developing, maturing and reproducing. The word “stamina” is derived from stamen – the pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower. Stamen, in Latin, is the thread of the warp, the thread of human life – woven by the Fates and then cut loose – so I am free to exercise My Will (23). When a harmonized Bladder Function transforms into Kidney Function, my will resonates with Thy Will. My desire is to BE a force of Nature, to be utilized for the greater good.
Fourth Depth is the Spear of Creative Thinking. Kidney Function, green-blue (the color also of 13: Imaginative Intelligence), streams diagonally across the sole of the foot, arising forcefully along the seams of my being, differentiating, yet uniting, the Underworld with the Light. Traversing deep alongside the bone of the medial leg and thigh, its pathway borders front and back, inhale and exhale. Scorpio expresses through Kidney Function and is ruled by Mars and Pluto. A water sign in the Water of 4th Depth (motivated by fire and mystery), Kidney Function flows deep as the Creative Void (9th Depth), the fountain of anti-matter which yearns to know Itself. Here is power to conduct the Invisible. Here is my desire to participate in the creation of life – to conceive a new idea, a new world, a new being. Erotic attraction, the heroic quest, the magical transformation of form to non-form to new-form – Kidney Function is speaking. Weaving a hammock of protection and virility across the pelvic floor, it is key for reproductive and sexual energy, and for all creative urges. It creates a sphere of creative thought. The Root of Life, it grows from the little toe through the root of the foot (Center 6) to rectum, reproductive organ, umbilicus, kidney, bladder, liver, spleen, stomach, lung and heart, cleaning and nourishing. Rising through the throat, one part scatters at the root of the tongue, energizing my sense of taste (the sense of 4th Depth), my capacity to distinguish qualities, enjoy nourishment, and to discern what is aesthetically harmonious.
From the tongue Kidney Function ascends, flanking the centerline of my body, up and over the top of the head, and descending close along the spine. Safety Energy Lock 4, the Window admitting Light and Air, lives in a 4th Depth area of the head, and Kidney Function washes this window. For changes in consciousness, this may be a helpful flow to utilize. It is a warrior (Scorpio, ruled by Mars), protecting the Main Central itself, the endocrine system and the physical organs of my body. As a Toe Flow it delivers energy for critical needs of my body and mind – literally keeping body and spirit integrated. It enlivens the immune system and, utilized in Fall, will bolster me for winter’s damp and chill. Kidney Function is a key player in the production and assimilation of the amalgamation of breath, food and Trinity Energy that is described in pages 60 and 61 of Text 2.”
To be continued…