Monthly Archives: July 2015

I’m thinking about miracle…

WONDER-FULL!

“…we can’t survive without enchantment… the loss of it is killing us.”
— Thomas Moore

“There is one thing that all true spirituality has in common, whether that spirituality is derived from faith, from science, from nature or from the arts – a sense of wonder.”
— Andrew Schneider

“There are only two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle, The other is as though everything is a miracle. I believe in the latter.”
— Albert Einstein

“We live in a world of theophanies. Holiness comes wrapped in the ordinary. There are burning bushes all around you. Every tree is full of angels. Hidden beauty is waiting in every crumb. Life wants to lead you from crumbs to angels, but this can happen only if you are willing to unwrap the ordinary by staying with it long enough to harvest its treasure.”
— Macrina Wiederkehr

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I’m thinking about the power of being…

TIME TO STOP SEEKING?

“If there are so many seekers, why are there so few finders?”
— Eckhart Tolle

Perhaps we’ve misunderstood the whole concept of a spiritual journey. The term ‘seeker’ means we are looking for something we believe we do not have now. It places all hope on the future because as a seeker, we haven’t yet found our salvation.

Tolle encourages us to experience the truth of who we are by being present right now. If we do that, we don’t have to seek anything. We already have everything and can relax and rejoice in the power of being.

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.”
— Hagakure

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Text 2, Stages of Life in a Human Being, Part 2, Ages 41-48

We have been looking at The Main Central publications that offer great insight into the contents of Text 2.

Issue Number 65, Summer 2009 continues a series of articles about the stages of life in a human being from page 42 of Text 2, authored by Iole Lebensztajn.

Today we will continue with that series:

Stages of Life in a Human Being (Continued)

BLADDER – 41-48 YEARS OLD PAGE 42, TEXT 2

Treat others as you would like to be treated.

“Yes, balance is a central theme now. We really set our heart on finding balance between give and receive, myself and the other, assertiveness and gentleness, listening and being heard, knowing what I want, going for it and postponing satisfaction (patience). Bladder Function Energy is nourished by the Main Central at the center of the sternum, at the heart area, Safety Energy Lock 13 at the center (see page 43, Text 2). Our heart now becomes even a better counselor, guiding us with discernment and common sense, bringing balance, well-being and self-esteem in our choices. Before, we had the tendency to be more rational. The energy was more concentrated in our heads (17-24 years: Spleen – back of the head; 25-32 years: Heart – top of the head; 33-40 years: Small Intestine – forehead). Now the energy is more concentrated at the 13 area, bust line; we will be more attracted to explore the spiritual realm. We will be more aware of ourselves, and when we find balance, we will express ourselves with compassion and a sense of humor.

Reciprocity, mutual acceptance and incentive, partnership, cooperation, and exchange are qualities we look for in our relationships that will now be highly appreciated and that are built very slowly in life. In general the professional and family life become less demanding now, and we have more time for enjoying our spouses and friends who can decrease in numbers and increase in intimacy.

At the same time, being by myself is not a drama anymore because I am a good companion for myself. I enjoy being with myself in silence, in touch with my inner wisdom, with my spirit. Of course, many people during this time and many times live the other side of this coin which is isolation, abandonment, separation and lack of contact with people, because, in fact, there is a lack of contact with oneself. I am looking for someone that completes and saves me from my emptiness and uncertainties.

For many in this period of life, work is not the primary source of satisfaction anymore. They develop more in their integrity, interiority, adaptability and altruism. However, we also find the ones who even intensify the hunt for status, possessions and power, being egocentric and intolerant. Of course, we also know people in this period of life suffering with victimization, submission, apathy, impotence, etc.

All the qualities and principles related to Bladder mentioned in this article are all available for all of us during this time. Sometimes we will express the lack of them; anyway these qualities will be acting even in their opposite polarity. From now on, we find a bigger variety in people’s lives depending on their family history, personality and how they have reacted to crises and changes. However, nobody fails in carrying out the process of being who one is.”

Thank you, Iole.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Note: all issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

 

Text 2, Stages of Life in a Human Being, Part 1, Ages 41-48

We have been looking at The Main Central publications that offer great insight into the contents of Text 2.

Issue Number 65, Summer 2009 continues a series of articles about the stages of life in a human being from page 42 of Text 2, authored by Iole Lebensztajn.

Today we will continue with that series:

Stages of Life in a Human Being (Continued)

BLADDER – 41-48 YEARS OLD PAGE 42, TEXT 2

Treat others as you would like to be treated.

“With Bladder Function Energy (41 to 48 years old) we enter a 4th Depth stage of life that goes till 56 years old, when Kidney Function Energy time ends. There is an overlap with page 12, Text 1, that also deals with periods of life ruled by different Depths. There, we see that 4th Depth rules life from 45 to 60 years old. So there is a doubled influence of 4th Depth principles during this time of our lives. Am I fulfilling my potential, my destiny? What is the purpose of my life? What is the meaning of my life? Questions like that will be surrounding our lives now. The answer to these questions can redefine the direction we are taking in different areas of our lives. It is very common during this time that people will face divorces, job changes, residential moves, financial loss, disease, etc. These are events that we engage in somehow. They force us to change the places (or roles) we hold that don’t fit anymore.

Bladder Function Energy is related to the Libra sign which is about our relationship with others. That is why during this period of life many human beings examine their relationships, and the more mature ones perceive the other as a mirror. The word “respect” gains a huge importance. I really want to be respected, I respect myself and I have learned to respect others. I finally have given up trying to change others, interfering in others’ lives when it is not really necessary, or imposing obligations on others. I respect others’ individuality, and I am faithful to my own. I realize that it is impossible to change others. One can only want from the other what s/he can or wants to give.

On the other hand, I do not depend so much on others’ acknowledgment or approval. Remember that this is a Face Flow as are Gall Bladder (4-5 years) and Stomach (14-16 years). When we ar 4-5 we look for our parents’ acknowledgment or approval. And when we are 14-16 years, we do anything to be accepted by the group. From 41 to 48 it is time to have free will and inner freedom to express my uniqueness. We were not ready for this at the periods mentioned above. It is time to trust in my inner resources and assume who I am (related to Lung Function Energy – Aries, opposite to Libra). At the same time, there is an increase in social interest, the desire to share and contribute to humanity, with solidarity, working in groups as an individual, to be secure about the place one occupies in the group. Being a grown-up one accepts differences and conflicts in the group and in all kinds of relationships. One looks for consensus, conciliation and balance, all Libra attributes.”

To be continued…

Katara, the Boston Terrier

In the Winter 2009 (Number 63) issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Gail Okray tells us about Katara, a “silly Boston Terrier” in her article An Urgent Request:

“When we apply Mary’s words from Self-Help Book 1, we all know change happens. Katara, one of the pups I wrote about in a past Main Central article, was entered in a dog show in De Kalb, Illinois. Katara had only a few more wins to complete her American Kennel Club Championship, but being a silly Boston Terrier she jumped in the car on the morning of the show and leaped before she looked. She hurt her leg. At the show she seemed a little stiff and I applied a 1 flow to limber her up. As I was about to take her into the ring, she suddenly would not place her foot on the floor. “No showing today,” I told the ring steward as I handed in my armband and headed for home.

I gave a 15 flow when I returned home. When she still didn’t walk on her leg the next day, I called the veterinarian to get an x-ray. My vet felt the knee was inflamed and looked like she might have torn a cruciate ligament (ACL) in her knee. The veterinarian asked if I would go to an orthopedic vet for a consult. I have a very good relationship with my vet and replied, “Well, if the ligament isn’t completely torn and she is not in pain, I would like to treat her for two weeks with Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions and see how the knee heals.”

If surgery is performed, the rehab time is 9 months. Katara is also training in her favorite sport of agility. She is about half-way through her training, and the plan is to begin competing after January 2009. The surgery would be a major setback and there is a possibility she may not be able to continue training or competition.

I gave the 15 flow and the Kidney flow twice per day. The leg trembled as I gave treatments, but she was able to begin to place more and more weight on the leg as time went on. I made an appointment with the orthopedic vet 2 weeks after the injury. The vet wiggled the knee, twisted the knee in different directions, and watched her walk back and forth. The conclusion was that there must have been a strained tendon in the knee because she is fine now. Generally there is about a 4 to 6 week rest period with tendon strains. Katara is jumping and weaving again. She will continue to receive Kidney flows and 15 flows until the knee is harmonized.”

Thank you, Gail.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

 

Text 2, Stages of Life in a Human Being, Part 2, Ages 33-40

We have been looking at The Main Central publications that offer great insight into the contents of Text 2.

Issue Number 64, Spring 2009 continues a series of articles about the stages of life in a human being from page 42 of Text 2, authored by Iole Lebensztajn.

Today we will continue with that series:

Stages of Life in a Human Being (Continued)

SMALL INTESTINE – 33-40 YEARS OLD PAGE 42, TEXT 2

After All, What Is Really Essential in Life?

“Small Intestine Function Energy is related to the sign of Virgo, which is related to many of the qualities described above and also helps us to be practical, helpful, and productive. That is why people at this age are mature enough to be in a management position at work, because they have gathered personal experience, they know their efficiencies and deficiencies and they now are more able to recognize potentials and limits in other people, too. Through their experiences of life, through failures and successes, they develop tolerance, acceptance and the capacity of seeing their own and others’ qualities and potentials – others’ needs, complexities and diversities. A good leader is the one who recognizes people’s talents and potentials and motivates them to express themselves.

The life purpose becomes more evident for many people in this period and one has more motivation and dedication to fulfill one’s potentials and dreams with patience, meticulousness and determination. Virgo – Small Intestine is related to the opposite sign Pisces – Liver Function Energy, which is about the 6-8 years old age – the time of many dreams and projects without power, yet to be accomplished. One wants to completely manifest one’s essence. It is a good time to analyze and distinguish unachieveable fantasies and do-able dreams.

However, many people have the tendency to be held in daily routines, apathy, inertia, feeling helpless, inferior and failed, denying life challenges and experiencing depression. We see some people at this age turning rigid, thinking they are always right, showing inflexibility in their thoughts and deeds which can bring rigidity and hardness to their joints, muscles and the body in general – mainly when they are more than 65 years old (Umbilicus time, another Finger Flow, related to Earth signs). Still there will be some people who will take advantage of these principles related to solidarity to create this firm structure to really manifest their dreams and/or recognize aspects of their beings that were set aside in past choices and start building a new foundation.

For many, this new foundation is related to the start of their spiritual journey, looking for things like meditation, a new religion, a new way to be connected to the Source of Life. Small Intestine Function Energy brings together the influence of 5th Depth (Spirit – Fire element) and Liver Function Energy. Virgo is opposite Pisces (faith and intuition) for this period of life. These influences give rise to a broader capacity for one to see oneself and listen to one’s soul and be in tune with the Creator. And this is one of the most essential aspects of one’s life to be developed.”

Thank you, Iole.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

I’m thinking about non-essentials…

GETTING DOWN TO ESSENTIALS

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”
— Lin Yutang

Do you feel a desire to simplify your life?

If you say ‘yes,’ then set an intention to reduce the demands, stimuli, interruptions and busyness in your life. We each have the power to do this – we simply have to begin to say ‘no’ to those activities that don’t directly serve what we want for our lives.

Everyone on this planet deserves to have some free time to think, relax and have fun. If you long for this, begin now to clear your plate and allow a new level of experience to happen in your life. Take charge. Eliminate time wasters. Make some decisions about what matters to you.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
— Hans Hofmann

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An Urgent Request for an Iditarod Sled Dog…

In the Winter 2009 (Number 63) issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Gail Okray tells us a sad story about a beautiful Malamute in her article An Urgent Request:

“As student of Jin Shin Jyutsu, we all at one time or another have received an urgent request to give a session.

This time, the request was for a large, furry, athletic Malamute. This beautiful dog’s role was to serve as the lead dog in a dog sled team. The lead dog sets the pace of the team and follows the musher’s commands. The rest of the team just follows the lead dog’s tail. This team was destined to run in the Iditarod, which is like the Olympics of sled racing. The race is from Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast. Each team consists of 12 to 16 dogs and their musher, and they cover over 1150 miles in 10 to 17 days. Competing in the Iditarod was his owner’s life-long dream. Her life’s work was finally coming to fruition.

As the Malamute lay on the grooming table his story unfolded… The owner/musher was in Colorado, and while training in the mountains, the dog hurt his pastern (metatarsus) and a hematoma developed. The veterinarian treating the dog suggested rest and compresses to reduce the inflammation. After some time a new approach was taken, and I received a phone call to see what kind of help I could offer.

After treatment I offered homework to the owner, and a return session was booked in 2 days. The dog never returned. When I talked to the owner and asked about the dog, she said that she couldn’t find the time to give home treatment or come back and decided to have surgery on his leg. The dog was not able to compete in the sled race.

This reminded me of what Mary said in Self-Help Book 1, page 9, and item number 8: “It is the daily application of the simple sequences that will accomplish results as well as develop patience. The knowing the sequences but not applying them will not accomplish results.”

To be continued…

Text 2, Stages of Life in a Human Being, Part 1, Ages 33-40

We have been looking at The Main Central publications that offer great insight into the contents of Text 2.

Issue Number 64, Spring 2009 continues a series of articles about the stages of life in a human being from page 42 of Text 2, authored by Iole Lebensztajn.

Today we will continue with that series:

Stages of Life in a Human Being (Continued)

SMALL INTESTINE – 33-40 YEARS OLD PAGE 42, TEXT 2

After All, What Is Really Essential in Life?

“During this stage of life, thanks to Small Intestine Function Energy, we have a clearer perception of how things work, how life works and how I work. From the experience collected until now I am able to realize how one thing affects and/or is related to another. The law of cause and effect is much more evident now, and I am reaping the consequences of some acts and behaviors of the past. Many times my health and well-being start showing the outcome of my good or bad habits. That’s why this is a good time to stop to analyze my lifestyle and routines and dedicate more time to gain more discipline for taking good care of myself and to gain better quality of life. Now I will have the will to organize my life, my work and home. On the other hand if I am the type of person who has been very organized, like a planner freak, I can have the impulse to look for more excitement and flexibility in my daily life.

Anyway, from 33-40 years old we will be seeking what is really essential, what is fundamental, what is the priority at each moment. This is not the time to be so much focused on what I have (Large Intestine “time” – 11-13 years old, another Finger Flow), but on who I am in essence. It is not time to be so identified with my roles (Leo – Heart: 25-32 years old) at home or at my work, but it is time to let masks drop. Some authors call this the “authenticity crisis”, in which we have the urge for discharging what is useless or inadequate. Some people at this time will be able to let go the false securities and guarantees, accepting conflict and incoherence as part of life instead of fighting all the time against them. They will realize that after moments of conflict or crises, we recreate ourselves anew, giving another meaning for life and realizing that everything passes. Everything always will pass.”

To be continued…