Mary chose our instructors with such wisdom, and we are so blessed to have access to their thoughts. Each one is happy to share their journey with us so that we may KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.
Anita Willoughby shares part of her awareness and understanding with us in the Spring 2009, issue Number 64, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own personal copy at http://www.jsjinc.net.
PHYSIO-PHILOSOPHY (Nature-Effortless Reality)
At heart, I am a philosopher. My life has been a search for the deep, underlying meaning of life. “Why are we here on planet earth?”…and “What is it we are supposed to be doing?”…are some of my favorite questions. So, imagine my delight when, in a casual conversation a few years ago, Philomena Dooley suggested that we call ourselves physio-philosophers and, when asked about one’s profession, merely say, “Oh, yes, I am a physio-philosopher.” I loved the way it sounded, even though I wasn’t really quite sure what it meant.
To my ear physio-philosopher sounded much more exotic than Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner, which, by the way, takes even my friends years to be able to pronounce. Don’t get me wrong. I love the Jin Shin Jyutsu part, but “practitioner” just doesn’t quite go with my sense of self.
I have always loved alliteration. Only recently have I discovered why. Of course, we know that all the letters in the alphabet have a vibration. So, all words which start with the same letter have that vibration in common. The letter “P” is the 16th letter of the alphabet. The meaning of 16 is transformation (one of my favorite words), “the basis of all human activities [and the] breaking down of existing forms for new ones.” Safety Energy Lock 16 is where 3rd Depth begins. Third (3rd) Depth is the bridge into life and is the 3rd cycle of energy in the body. Third (3rd) Depth has a close relationship with Diagonal Mediator Universal Harmonizing Energy, which is born at Safety Energy Lock 3. I myself have a special affinity with 3rd depth, having been born on Thursday, 3rd Depth’s day, so to speak. Did I mention I was also born of the 3rd in the 3rd sign of the zodiac? Oh, yes, and I am a 3rd child…Love those 3s. In fairy tales it is important to make wishes 3 times, and sometimes for special emphasis we say things 3 times. The Kabbalah states, “Everything which exists in life, in nature, has a 3 fold aspect.” We know in Jin Shin Jyutsu we are comprised of 3 aspects of being – spirit, mind and body, which are activated by the breath. So, the letter “P” and 16 are transformation, which is what 3rd Depth and Jupiter energy are all about. Wow! Change, movement, expansion, nature, springtime, growth, the color green (nature’s favorite color) are all 3rd Depth, “Jupiterian” qualities.
To be continued…