Barbara J. Semple shares her thoughts in the article found in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 50, Fall 2005:
Understanding Common Threads in Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Kabbalah and the Bible
Here are my thoughts about Anita Willoughby’s special topic class “Jin Shin Jyutsu and Kabbalah” held in Mt. Shasta, California, in 2004 and 2005.
This class sprouted from an idea that came to me while I was participating in the first “Journey Continues” class in Scottsdale. During “The Journey Continues” class I observed how the information coming forth from the teachers, who were learning at the same time they were teaching, was sparking various personal understandings and awareness from students left and right and center aisle. I felt jazzed by the common threads of “The Journey Continues” with other traditions being mentioned. I personally recognized Ancient Egyptian thought in our continuing journey study of us as Formless. Someone else saw the Angelic kingdom overlaid in the information. Another saw relationship to the Kabbalah in the same information. Another student related it to the Bible. Someone else mentioned Greek influences.
After that challenging and wonderful “Journey Continues” experience of flying sparks of wisdom, seeing through multiple eyes and intuitions while being immersed in details of the Formless, I asked Anita to consider teaching a special topic class in Mt. Shasta from her passion and understanding of common threads found in Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Kabbalah and the Bible. Anita spent a year being with and allowing the beginnings of the material to gather in her awareness. In November of 2004, 15 students entered uncharted territory with a first draft version of what seems to be an emerging fullness of information of universal common threads in Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Kabbalah.
This past month, Tuesday-Wednesday, June 21-22, 2005, complete with Full Moon and Solstice energies, eight new and different students joined Anita and me for the second special topic class on Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Kabbalah. Our class was small and intimate and those who came were fully engaged and interested in the material presented. I experienced a different class this time from the first class. Anita’s class presentation was very clear to show and to continue to come back to the known understandings of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Anita kept coming back to patterns and relationships that exist in the Art of the Creator through Compassionate Man. This second time around, the class had more substance and depth by far.
Having attended both the first and second “Jin Shin Jyutsu and Kabbalah” special topic classes, I can say for sure that this special topic class is not a Kabbalah class and it is not about learning to be a Kabbalist. The class does succinctly offer that there are common threads in the heaven of Jin Shin Jyutsu and the heaven of Kabbalah and the heaven of the Bible. I feel a sense of kindred spirit with Master Jiro Murai as I look at some commonalities between Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Kabbalah. Master Murai’s pursuit throughout his life, of similarities in various sacred texts all led him back to the universal principles he came to know as Jin Shin Jyutsu. These same principles he gave to Mary to share with the Western world. I think if he had a longer living vitality, he might have found other common chords in this universal Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.
To be continued…
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