Gotcha! (Part 1)

Sara Harper offers an article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter issue from Summer 2010, Number 69 about her experience with scorpions. This, and all issues of The Main Central, are available at


June of 2009: It was a warm spring morning, and I was up early to make a breakfast smoothie for my husband. I went to work as I usually do to get him and the children off with a healthy breakfast. When I finished, I went to wash out the blender, and as I picked up the sponge I felt a piercing pain in my finger – so sharp I thought I had picked up a glass shard in the sponge. I started to scream as the pain worsened. I looked in the sink to see if there was broken glass. Nothing! Yet the pain intensified.

I looked down at my hand and there on my ring finger hung a giant scorpion with his stinger still stuck in my right ring finger, generously injecting all his poison into my finger! I started in with a new level of screaming I was not aware I was capable of. I also had a few choice cuss words for the scorpion that I will refrain from using now. I had to apologize to my daughter as she said, “Mom, I don’t think I ever heard you cuss like that.’ Okay, sometimes I blow it Big!!!

My son awoke at that moment to the sound of me screaming. I shook the scorpion off and into the sink as he came running into the room. He asked if he could kill it, and I said, “No, just get the scorpion tweezers and put it into a jar.” He carefully caught and captured the scorpion. I immediately asked my daughter to get the homeopathic remedy kit and started in on the remedies for stings. My husband had already left for work. I was so bummed because I knew the drill and dreaded the day.

It was my seventh sting and so far the worst! I held my ring finger and watched and listened to my body focusing on the exhaling and inhaling.

What was so fascinating about it was it stung me in my ring finger. I could feel the poison travel up my ring finger through the back of my hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and arm joint and into my heart. I felt it travel up my shoulder and neck around my ear and to the frontal bone area of my skull. I felt like the drawing in the book (the Umbilicus Flow). I have a new understanding and respect for the Organ Flow patterns and the meaning of them.

To be continued…


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