Mary chose our instructors with such wisdom, and we are 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.
Michael Hakuzan Wenninger shares part of his awareness and understanding with us in the Spring 2010, issue Number 68, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own personal copy at http://www.jsjinc.net.
“The only breath we can ever be is the breath we are.”
This transmission of wisdom has been passed from teacher to student from the beginningless beginning from generation to generation down through the ages. From Master Jiro Murai to Mary, and, in turn, to Muriel Carlton, Philomena Dooley, and Wayne Hackett and the other teachers that followed.
Like all teachers, Mary taught using parables, quotes and metaphors. She used transparencies, colored pens and her hands. She offered her teachings and wisdom in a fashion appropriate to the student’s understanding – a gesture, a stern rebuke, a pat on the hand and simple Self-help. Mostly, IT was the Beingness of her Smile. Through her skillful means, she passed the essence of her study and meditation. If we are awake, if we are present, we receive this transmission.
We have all witnessed this transformation of wisdom in ourselves and others. When the energetic body harmonizes, so does our Beingness. If we are watchful to the subtle shifts of awareness in our bodies and mind, we will see new perspectives, new possibilities, new wisdom. We will experience Knowingness. Master Murai and Mary have given us 26 KEYS to open this door. While they have given us the KEYS and opened the door, we have to walk through and experience IT for ourselves.
In April 1993, Mary was interviewed by Ann Bardwell and David². During the interview, David asked Mary the question, “Is it the philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu that attracted you?” Mary answered, “Yes. Philosophy is the richness of Jin Shin Jyutsu, and the technique is for when we don’t live the philosophy. It’s a tool to get us out of trouble. But as we live the life of Jin Shin Jyutsu, we don’t encounter problems.” The philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu infuses our lives with this wisdom. We only need walk through the door Mary has opened for us. As Master Jiro Murai said to Mary, “I have this gift for you.” This gift is waiting for all of us…the gift of her Smile…which opens the door to reveal the teacher within to finally Now Know Myself.
(Aside: IT=Infinite Truth; IS=Infinite Self)
² Volume 1, Number 2, Spring/Summer 1993, The Main Central, Rocky Mountain Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter.
Thank you, Michael.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
Again, such gratitude to you for sharing this valuable work. As a new JSJ student, 2 years, I’m eager to learn more and this inspires me.