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 (continued)
“I’d always enjoyed flying until soon after Lucy died, when I felt real terror in the air. This became a genuine hassle when I started using planes frequently in order to present classes. One day I recognized this experience as a version of page 39 in Text 2: Kidney Function Energy Separates and Overflows. There was no ingestion of animal matter involved, it was a question of BEING animal matter. I felt body and spirit as disconnected; I was at war with my destiny. The next flight I listened deeply to the panic, which spanned the whole sphere of life and death, until I knew, simply, that this could be a perfect day to die. I acquiesced, and with the exhale came calm. After repeating this process several flights (aided by index finger) – each time truly arriving at acceptance of not-knowing – the project passed. Fourth Depth is Power over obstacles.
Fear of my transience can result in “stucks”, as Mary says, of many kinds. The mercurial 4th Depth can mask fear as worry, anger, pride, pretense, accumulations, sorrow. Most cultures know to utilize the arts to soften and transform the blow of death. Participating with creation is a critical need of the soul. As the Artist I ascend from 4th Depth (fear) to 6th Depth (Source), making possible, through 3rd depth (source), the completion of the star I AM.
Always, inherent within our grandest capacities, are our greatest projects. So a favorite project for Scorpio is power. “When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations…The artist…becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society…” ~ John F. Kennedy. Whether the “intrusive society” is “external” or “internal” doesn’t matter – to be the Artist, in all my occupations and relations, is the great harmonizer of mankind. Scorpio is associated with the scorpion, who stings, with the eagle, who sees and kills, and with the phoenix, who brings music to the world. (I just love it that Scottsdale is a wing of Phoenix!) When about to die, the phoenix sings a song so beautiful that all creation must stop – 9 – to listen. His song re-Minds us of what’s vital to our Being. Then he bursts into flame – 6th Depth – and from his ending, from the ashes of his form, new life arises.”
Thank you, Cynthia.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.