The Art and the Healing Art, Part 2

In the Summer 2009, Number 65, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyustu Newsletter, Carlos Muptualis Knorr Gutterres submitted the following article that I find amazing and enlightening. I am so grateful to Carlos and all our JSJ instructors for their love and commitment to help me/us grow and expand awareness while learning how to KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.

The Art and the Healing Art (continued)

If we limit sickness and health to just the physical body, the technicist view can be correct, since it is related to the well functioning of this wonderful “machine” which is our body. On the other hand, if we associate the malfunctioning of our body to deeper causes; like somatizing unbalanced emotional states, mental strains and traumas deeply connected to our soul or a deeply suffering human spirit, we can observe that in many cases the technique itself will not be able to rescue the lost harmony and health, because in the artist’s approach, each human being is unique and has different responses to the received stimuli. In this case, the harmony to be rescued will need a personalized treatment, because many times, in order to treat causes which affect our soul, ready-made recipes will only work as a palliative, softening the effects perceived in the body. But the real causes will remain untouched or in a latent state ready to be manifested once more.

The art of Jin Shin Jyustu focuses on these deepest of causes. But sometimes in a mechanical manner, according to the limited understanding of the beginning practitioner, he tries to transform  the treatment in a systemized way, even focusing on the causes and not on the effects. The “therapeutic” treatment however, needs to be so deep that the practitioner realizes that each case is unique and that it is an endless source of learning for him as well as for the one seeking to rescue his own harmony.

In this special meeting between these two people, both need to know that no one has the capacity to heal anyone but himself. In the vibrational medicine approach, the practitioner is just the facilitator of the self-help process of the other being, helping him to perceive causes and eliminating them in a self-transformational process. In order to be successful in this task, the practitioner should not use ready formulas, because in this case these technical procedures will be much less effective. It is important to be totally focused on the one who is there looking for help, as well as on the voice of the Superior Self. For this, the sensitivity of an artist is fundamental. This sensitivity associated with a deep knowledge of a therapeutic art can help the sufferer find their own way to harmony, inner peace and health.

The history of the healing art (Iatrike) mingles with legend, and it is important to investigate these mythical origins. The Greek-Latin mythology talks about a legendary healer: Chiron the Centaur. Chiron in Greek (Keiron) is probably a short word for Keirurgos, the one who works with his hands, or just the surgeon. This centaur was the master who taught the healing art to famous heroes like Jason, Peleus (the father of Achilles), Achilles and Asclepius. But besides all his knowledge, Chiron was the “wounded healer”, capable of healing all kinds of wounds and sufferings. Yet he could not think of his own wound without destroying himself in a terrible pain.

To be continued…

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