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Jin Shin Jyutsu and Autism

Anne Schmidt-Dahrendorf shares her thoughts in the article found in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 50, Fall 2005:

Jin Shin Jyutsu and Autism: The Journey Begins

When I fell seriously ill in 2000/2001, I came into contact with Jin Shin Jyutsu and could feel “the touch of healing’ on body, mind and soul. I felt intrigued and took the self-help classes 1, 2 and 3 in 2001 and practiced what I had learned. Then I wanted to know more and attended my first 5-day class in Hamburg, Germany, in April 2002. Jed Schwartz was the instructor. I couldn’t listen and write fast enough. A door to a fascinating new world opened up for me.

And then Jed said something that electrified me. I sat bolt upright while he explained about Safety Energy Lock 14 and its effect on autism. I got up immediately and asked, “Can the flow to unlock Safety Energy Lock 14 be applied to my son who is almost 34 years old?” In all my life I’ll never forget Jed’s answer. He said, “Start at once!”

This I did, and a door opened up for my son as well. We both went into the world of Jin Shin Jyutsu together, and it’s a togetherness I had never had before with my son.

Volker was born in 1968 and had to be operated on several times as a baby and young boy. His intestines and stomach did not work properly. He had to stay in hospital for long periods of time and so was separated from his parents during early infancy. Growing up, he developed strange forms of behavior. He didn’t communicate with his family, he hardly spoke, he didn’t seem to listen, he never looked at me or his father or his younger sister. Nobody really knew what was wrong with him. Volker and I started on a long journey from doctor to doctor, from therapy to therapy. Then there was the label “autistic behavior”.

Anyone who knows anything about autism knows that autistic children avoid being touched. I always had to be very careful when touching Volker. He, however, let me hold him during the steps of the 14 Flow, for this was the first flow I applied. The effect on Volker was wonderful – literally speaking. He relaxed thoroughly and said, “This goes right into my heart.” He could feel the course of the flow of energy in his body and said, “There it is.” For a while he even seemed to be sleeping – he used to suffer from a sleeping disorder, which he still does occasionally. The Small Intestine Flow was the next flow I gave him, for I remembered Jed saying, “…helps with speaking and movement disorders.” This flow was very powerful, too. Volker could move his feet better. He had had his left foot bandaged for several months and could very soon remove his bandages. His speech became more fluent. He wanted more sessions, and we made proper dates which he kept. For the first time in our life together I felt that I could really help him.

Since April 2002, Volker has been coming fairly regularly once a week, mostly on Sundays. We include his father, my husband, e.g. when using the opposite finger and toe flow. It even happens that the three of us have sessions one after another.

Volker is a person in his own right, different from others, but he feels much better with Jin Shin Jyutsu – and so do we. The journey continues…

Thank you, Anne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

This, and all issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Kabbalah and the Bible, Part 2

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

I hope you will consider joining us for the 2006,  “Jin Shin Jyutsu and Kabbalah” special topic class. We’ve given the special topic class a new name: “Some Common Threads in Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Kabbalah”. The class will be: “An experiential look at planets, days of the week, and the vibrations of letters and numbers, in the movement of Spirit becoming Matter – a heavenly class in a heavenly place.”

Through my ongoing studies and practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu over the last 15 years, I have come to know about my Self, which is the main reason for the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, that there are patterns and relationships – some of which are above and below, inside and out, and diagonally – between Heaven and Earth. These interconnections influence, spiral, and intermingle to make me ME – patterns and relationships that moving in unison are Creator IT IS “creatoring” as ME. What is found in the mysticism of the Kabbalah, the Bible, Kojiki, Nihon Shoki, Ancient Egyptian, and most creation myths are similarities about how Creator comes into Form. There are differences as well. And, it is the patterns and relationships that are consistent and commonly seen throughout the ages over and over again, which are the principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Anita’s special topic class looks at a few of them.

In my experience, Anita’s personal studies of yoga, Kabbalah, dance, and all of her living life to date combine to manifest a special topic class of profound merit in bringing greater understanding to the universal principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

I am not worried that the basic principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu will get lost or changed by looking at some pieces of the Kabbalah. My personal knowing of Jin Shin Jyutsu has been enhanced many-fold from this class. I love that Anita IS Jin Shin Jyutsu. And everything she sees and is in the world, she does so as Jin Shin Jyutsu. All of the classes offered through Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc. evolve in depth and fullness as each class is taught and experienced. Anita’s special topic class has gained layers of richness in its forward movement in the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Those of us who BE Jin Shin Jyutsu, are the forward, order of creation movement of Jin Shin Jyutsu moment to moment. That journey continues.

“Some Common Threads in Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Kabbalah” as taught by Anita Willoughby, is an extraordinary special topic class to attend if you are a Jin Shin Jyutsu enthusiast who is a lover of universal truth and the knowing of IT everywhere.

ASIDE: WELL, I’M READY TO ATTEND THIS CLASS. I SEE NOTHING IN THE 2016 SCHEDULE, BUT I’VE WRITTEN TO THE WOMAN WHO ORGANIZES CLASSES HERE IN NEW JERSEY, USA, TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE. AS MICHAEL WENNINGER SAYS, “IT’S ALL ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS.”…if you are interested, contact your local organizer or the office at http://www.jsjinc.net…

Thank you, Barbara.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Kabbalah and the Bible, Part 1

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…

This and all issues of The Main Central can be obtained at http://www.jsjinc.net.

 

 

What is Consciousness?

By Sadhguru on Sunday October 18th, 2015

A Mystic’s Perspective

“Consciousness” is a highly abused word, used in many different ways. First of all, let me define what we refer to as consciousness. You are a combination of many things. As a piece of life, as a body, you are a certain amount of earth, water, air, fire, and akash or ether. And there is a fundamental intelligence that puts all these things together in a particular way to make life out of it. The same ingredients that are lying there as mud sit here as life – what an incredible transformation! There is a profound and unimaginable level of intelligence that can make simple things like air into life. If the air stops, life goes. 

Whether it is a tree, a bird, an insect, a worm, an elephant, or a human being – just about anything is made up of the same simple material. We call this intelligence that makes life happen “consciousness.” The only reason why you experience life and aliveness is because you are conscious. If you are unconscious, you do not know whether you are alive or dead. If you are in deep sleep, you are alive but you do not know it.

Consciousness cannot be raised

You actually can neither raise consciousness, nor can you bring it down. We only use the expression of “raising consciousness” against the following background: if you are strongly identified with your physical body, the boundaries of what is you and what is not you are distinctly clear. In this state, you experience yourself as a separate existence. This means you are in survival mode, which is what every other creature is in too. When you identify yourself as the body, the boundaries of who you are, are 100% fixed.

Then… the boundaries disappear

Even in the physical realm, the more subtle something is, the more the boundaries disappear. We are breathing the same air, which also includes some moisture. As we breathe, we constantly exchange air and water. We have no problems with this exchange between us because we are not identified with the air and the water. But we are identified with our body and consider it as ourselves, so we do not want anyone to transgress the boundaries of our body.

All of us are conscious to some extent. The question is to what degree you are conscious.

Consciousness is shared by everyone

What we refer to as consciousness is a much subtler dimension of who you are, and it is commonly shared by everyone. It is the same intelligence that is turning food into flesh in me, in you, in everyone. If we move people from being identified with the boundaries of their physical body to a deeper dimension within themselves, their sense of “me” and “you” decreases – “you” and “I” seem to be the same. This means consciousness has risen on a social level.

Essentially, we do not raise consciousness. We raise your experience so that you become more conscious. All of us are conscious to some extent. The question is to what degree you are conscious. You do not have to raise your consciousness – you have to raise yourself to find access to it and experience it. Consciousness is there all the time. If it was not, you would not be able to convert your breath and your food into life. You are alive – that means you are conscious. But so far, you only have minimal access. As your access improves, your sense of boundary expands.

If you become identified with consciousness, you will experience everyone as yourself. This is what yoga means.

The word “yoga” means union. Human beings are trying to experience this sense of union in so many ways. If it finds a very basic expression, we call it sexuality. If it finds an emotional expression, we call it love. If it finds a mental expression, it gets labeled as greed, ambition, conquest, or simply shopping. If it finds a conscious expression, we call it yoga. But the fundamental process and longing are the same. That is, you want to include something that is not you as a part of yourself. You want to obliterate the distance or the boundaries between you and the other.

Touching a dimension beyond

Whether it is sexuality or a love affair, ambition or conquest – all you are trying to do is make what is not you a part of yourself. And so with yoga. Yoga means becoming one with everything, or in other words, obliterating the boundaries of who you are. Instead of talking about it, instead of intellectualizing it, we are looking at how to raise your experience from the physical aspect of who you are to a dimension beyond the physical.
This is what Shambhavi does – taking you to a twilight zone. You are still rooted in the body but you are beginning to touch a dimension beyond, so that your experience of life is not limited to your body – you experience it as a larger phenomenon. This is raising consciousness. It means you experience all the people around you as a part of yourself.

The material that makes the five fingers on your hand was in the earth some time ago

The material that makes the five fingers on your hand was in the earth some time ago – now it is your five fingers. What was on your plate yesterday as food was not “you.” But you ate it, and today you experience it as a part of yourself. You are capable of experiencing anything as a part of yourself if only you include it into your boundaries. You cannot eat the entire universe. You have to expand your boundaries in different ways.

Expanding the sensory boundaries in such a way that if you sit here, the entire universe is a part of yourself – this is yoga; this is raising consciousness. We are not doing it philosophically or ideologically but experientially, using a technological process that everyone can make use of. Why a technology is – the nature of a technology is such that it will work for whoever is willing to learn to use it. You do not have to believe it; you do not have to worship it; you do not have to carry it on your head. You just have to learn to use it.

I’m thinking about the ultimate value of life…

SEEK INSIGHTS

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”
— Aristotle

INSIGHTS happen only when we shift to a higher, more inclusive perspective. As we grow in wisdom and experience, we become less attached to the form of reality and more aware of its spiritual side – its qualities, values and meaning. As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This allows us to more effectively include others and work with the whole picture.

When there is more in sight, we get more insights.

Try becoming aware of those times when you focus on differences. At those times, STOP and PAY ATTENTION and IDENTIFY SIMILARITIES INSTEAD. See how all parts fit into a bigger picture. Expand your perspectives. Find common causes, motives and needs. Go to another level of thinking and problem solving. Be open to using more imagination and creativity. Shift your thinking from “either/or” to “both/and” and be prepared for more insights.

“Insight occurs when, and to the degree that, one knows oneself.”
— Andrew Schneider

“We are not what we know. We are what we are willing to learn.”
— Council on Ideas

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I’m thinking about the Native American Code of Ethics

1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.

2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.

3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.

4. Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and treat them with respect and honor.

5. Do not take what is not yours whether from a person, a community, the wilderness or from a culture. It was not earned nor given. It is not yours.

6. Respect all things that are placed upon this earth – whether it be people or plant.

7. Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes and words. Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them. Allow each person the right to personal expression.

8. Never speak of others in a bad way. The negative energy that you put out into the universe will multiply when it returns to you.

9. All persons make mistakes. And all mistakes can be forgiven.

10. Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body and spirit. Practice optimism.

 

From nativeamericanpress.org

I’m thinking about eagle medicine…

American Indians see the eagle as a sacred messenger that carries prayers to the Creator and returns with gifts and visions.

We use eagle’s feathers to connect to this majestic and powerful spirit guide as we know the eagle feather holds cleansing and healing powers. The eagle is seen by many cultures as a symbol of courage, vision, strength and endurance.

EAGLE MEDICINE

Eagles need isolation in the wild to propagate and prosper. This teaches us that we have a singular walk in life and must face life on its terms.

Freedom is vital to the survival of the eagle and this teaches us that all people must be free to choose their own paths; to worship as the Creator leads them; and to respect the freedom of others.

 

From nativeamericanpress.org

I’m thinking about anger and other feelings…

Welcome the month of Tevet.  Beginning sunset on December 12 and 13th.

According to kabbalah, every month offers unique spiritual opportunities and blessings. Just as there are fluctuations in the weather, so there are changes in the spiritual energies available. Those who are attuned to these energies are aware of these changes and know how to use this knowledge for their personal growth and success. 

This month of Tevet, the coldest month and darkest time of the year, is a time of great light, a time of transformation and redemption. The light of Tevet is hidden in the darkness.  As the Baal Shem Tov said, that because God’s light is so powerful it needs to be concealed in darkness. The letter for Tevet is Tet, which is also the first letter of Tov which means ” good”. 

Unlike the expansiveness of Kislev, the previous month, when we take steps to go forward to realize our dreams and visions, in Tevet, we uproot the remaining negative forces that keep us from realizing them. During the month of Tevet, there is a natural tendency to restrict oneself, to be prudent and focused. This is an optimal month to establish and strengthen a routine this month that truly supports your well-being. 

Do not be surprised if you witness around you or even within you greater anger this month. According to Kabbalah, the month of Tevet is devoted to the purification of negative emotions, particularly anger and jealousy. Tevet offers an amazing opportunity for clearing and healing negative emotion.

The Hebrew letter Ayin (eye) is associated with this month. The ability to see the good in every person and in everything that happens is a worthy goal for this month and one that will offer protection. Jealousy, the root of so much suffering and anger personally, communally and globally, comes from the incorrect perception that someone can have something that is meant for you. It is not possible! We can only have what we have the vessels to receive. 

Take care, and always pause to breathe if you find yourself becoming angry or jealous. Before we cast judgement on ourselves or others, we need to be aware that our eyes may deceive us. What we see may not actually be true. Remember that often times the reason the qualities of a person bother us so much is that they are mirroring something within ourselves needing healing. When we judge others in a negative light, too often we are simply projecting our own negative qualities onto them. Projection is a defense mechanism used to protect oneself from the experience of one’s own vulnerability. Our freedom lies in “true seeing” of the Godliness within the person with moving from being reactive to being able to make conscious heart centered responses in the face of challenge.

The feelings of jealousy and anger are indicators of a need for greater connection with ourselves and God. The inner work of Tevet asks us to be grateful for what we do have and to take responsibility for what shows up in our lives. The inward tone of this month invites us to see reality more as it is. Though this process may be painful and disillusioning, it actually strengthens us. Through this kind of introspection, we touch the essence of truth, which in itself brings an inner joy and goodness with it.  

This month we have an amazing opportunity to heal the anger we carry inside that continues to limit us. It may not be an easy process, but working though it will yield greater well-being, freedom, and joy in our lives. We must begin with the awareness of how we limit ourselves through our anger. Awareness is the first step. It does not matter if the anger is directed at ourselves or toward other people. Blaming oneself or others is simply disempowering.

On the first days of Tevet, when we are still lighting Chanukah lights we must consciously shine the Chanukah light into those places within us that call out for healing, light and love. The last days of Chanukah offer us the most healing and transformational blessing of teshuva. Teshuva means to return, to return to who we really are, to the experience of our true most glorious beautiful souls that shine so brightly within our bodies like Chanukah lights. 

Just as the Maccabees searched for a pure vial of oil to rededicate the Holy Temple, during the remaining few nights of Chanukah when we gaze at the candles, we must quiet the mind, and search our heart and soul for that part within ourselves, that is pure, and unaffected by what is happening externally. That is the light of our own soul. The soul within us is pure, it is a part of God, it cannot be contaminated. On Chanukah, we restore our access to our inner light. Our soul is God’s candle in the world.  Sit with the visualization of being God’s candle.

The challenge and opportunity this entire month is cultivate patience, practice forgiveness, and continually remember that nothing happens by accident. There is goodness within each challenge. Everything that is happening to us, what appears as good and what may feel as not so good, is designed to take us forward in your life. During this month, make a conscious effort to let go of the need to be right and attempt to see everything and everyone in the best light. We will know how we are progressing spiritually by observing our anger level. Becoming angered easily is a sign we need to purify ourselves.

We must make a decision to work on anger because being stuck in anger has so many negative consequences. It renders us victims who are powerless and unable to go forward in our lives. When we are angry we are not free. We are slaves to our emotions. We are out of control. We lose contact with our own souls when we blame other people or events for our own unhappiness.  That is why during this month the Torah portions we read all about slavery.

Long before the holistic movement made the connection between the mind and the body, Kabbalah said that anger was the root cause of illness, because it actually disconnects us from God’s energy and from who we really are. If we want to heal ourselves from illness, we have to heal and transform the anger we feel inside. Joy and love are powerful healing forces in life that we need to nourish in our lives.

If you find yourself becoming angry this month, here are a few suggestions.  Make an effort to calm yourself and not speak or act impulsively. Train yourself to take long deep breaths, visualize the release of tension through the breath. Make a habit of speaking in a soft and gentle voice so when you are angry you will not raise your voice too much. Give yourself time to look at the situation differently before responding. Try to be detached, objective, as if it were happening to someone else. Imagine yourself on a mountain top looking down from that vantage point. Assume responsibility for your feelings, making I statements such as “I feel this __- when you do___. Do not blame the other person for your feelings.  It is ultimately your choice whether to be hurt or angry. Raise your vibration by doing something nurturing or enjoyable.   

While it is not helpful to be angry and reactive, it is also important that in the face of conflict that we not become doormats or passive. It is not healthy to stuff our feelings inside. Denial does not in itself make the anger go away. Anger continues to occupy psychic space within us. whether we are conscious  of our feelings or not.  

It is  therefore important to create safe venues for oneself to process, feel and release anger particularly this month. Give yourself time to feel, rather than avoid or deny yourself or your negative feelings.  If you are angry, do not deny your angry feelings. Your feelings are beautiful, even your angry feelings.  It is really okay to feel your feelings. It is safe and healing to do so. Yet feeling one’s angry feelings is quite different than acting upon them and dumping them on another person. A person will often find that underneath the anger they feel is hurt, and a call for greater love and acceptance. Love Yourself and All Your Feelings Unconditionally!

When the root cause within yourself for your anger is revealed to you, you will appreciate the growth opportunity that the anger offered you, and you will then be able to truly heal yourself. And after that, if it is necessary, you may be able to express yourself to the actual person who has hurt you in a way that invites healing and reconciliation rather than defensiveness and hostility. It is possible to stand up for oneself and assert one’s truth without being angry, defensive or making another wrong for their truth.

In the course of the month particularly, as a general principle, it is helpful to continually remind yourself that the challenge or problem in front of you is an opportunity to change, heal, and expand yourself in the way that your soul wants to take you forward. Take time to meditate and speak to God about your hurt and anger and ask how you can heal and better respond to people in a more loving and positive way.  

This month of Tevet is a time of great light, for the greatest light is hidden in darkness. Everything is a mirror. Whatever we see is reflected back to us.  If we see the good, the good is reflected back to us. If we see the negative, the negative is reflected back to us. So let’s try to see the good in others and in ourselves, particularly this month.

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Margareth Umeoka Serra on SEL 13

Margareth Umeoka Serra (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) offers an article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter issue from Fall 2005, Number 50 about Safety Energy Lock 13. This, and all issues of The Main Central, are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

When I think about Safety Energy Lock 13, I am reminded of

  • Cosmic Artless Art to Know (help) Myself
  • Physio-Philosophy (Nature – Effortless Reality)
  • Art of Living, Creator’s Art
  • MAN
  • ROOT
  • Self-Help Book I
  • Self-Help Book II, Page 1
  • Self-Help Book III, Page 1
  • Text 1, unnumbered page 2 and numbered pages 1, 2, 3
  • Text 2, pages 1, 2

Safety Energy Lock 13 (Physio-Philosophy – Awareness of Myself, Root, Bustline) helps us to be aware of a simple way of BEING to help Myself, to help others and thus to KNOW Cosmic Oneness.

I remember Mary’s words on the second unnumbered page of Text 1: “The responsibility for usage of knowledge received is within each one. The meaning of Jin Shin Jyutsu, The Creator’s Art – Effortless Reality (MAN) – explains that this responsibility is to the Creator and to oneself.”

With each new breath I recognize the Greatness of Jin Shin Jyutsu as an Art of Living, to “simply BE the channel through which flows the infinite esthetic power of the Creator”, as Mary says.

In Self-Help Book II, on page 36, we also find Safety Energy Lock 13: “Awareness and Understanding of the UNLOADING (exhale) and RECEIVING (inhale) the BREATH OF LIFE will help us to develop…KNOW MYSELF IT IS…” in a more focused and expanded way. Mary says, “BE the essence in the 36 Divine breaths (9 for Space, 9 for the Source of all sources, 9 for the big “S” Source and 9 for the small “s” source).

“Love thy enemy.” Who are our greatest enemies? We are, whenever we forget who we really are. To hold high 19s and/or little finger and index finger helps me to remember who I AM. Whenever I love myself I love MYSELF – the DOT – and I acknowledge the manifestation of the Macrocosm in the Microcosm that I AM. And if I still cannot remember, I can hold Safety Energy Lock 4 (Self-Help Book II, page 18), the key to the Bust Line, where Mary tells us that: “VISION – Self-change starts with self study. Shallow breathing causes disharmony. Deep breathing results in a loving personality.” Safety Energy Lock 4 is the “window” that allows “light (knowledge) and air (Life-Breath) – KNOW MYSELF IT IS” – to be the child, to be creative, fertile, to be enthusiasm, fire, the Fountain of Youth, to simply BE who I AM, Be the no-Be…BE.

I could go on writing about Safety Energy Lock 13 for the rest of my life just as I realize that Jin Shin Jyutsu is a path for the rest of our lives. Awareness of Myself, Root, Safety Energy Lock 13 is to be aware and recognize that we are studying and remembering the Creation of Humanity through Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy. IT IS to realize that we are ONE, nourished by the same rootless Root. IT IS to realize that the “Path is inside Myself to find that which has no beginning or end. exhale all skepticism, attitudes and inhale abundant joy, laughter and happiness. Keep SMILING and exhaling.”

Thank you, Margareth.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Mona Harris on Safety Energy Lock 12

Mona Harris offers an article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter issue from Summer 2005, Number 49 about Safety Energy Lock 12. This, and all issues of The Main Central, are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

I always wondered why Mary didn’t talk about the breath in Self-Help Book 1, whereas, she talks about it immediately in Book 3 on page 1, and on page 2 in Book 2.

Well, after years of looking at Self-Help Book 1, I finally saw it on page 12: “The awareness of the moment (the breath), one’s present state of being will become an art of LIVING.” This brings to mind the air element of the Supervisor flows which anchor on Safety Energy Lock 12.

Safety Energy Lock 12 “helps to keep from TRY-ing to DO and allows us to effortless BE.” This is one way of Mary describing Safety Energy Lock 12 in Self-Help Book 2. When we look at page 12 in Book 1, we find a reference to the “trying to” (little finger as helper for the attitude Pretense) as well as in Self-Help Book 3 (also page 12) with finger pose No. III: “It is one’s own attitudes that cause limitations, blockages, and keep one from being FUN.” Therefore she reminds us to “unload all ATTITUDES…HAVE FUN.” while talking about Safety Energy Lock 12 in Self-Help Book 2.

“FUN – Fulfillment, Understanding, No-thing” are some of the words Mary gives us with safety Energy Lock 6 (2 x 6 = 12!) in Self-Help Book 2. Six is the number of 4th Depth (attitude Fear), and Mary told us that fear is the “core” of all attitudes. And what self-help recharge do we find in Book 2?  Opposite 12 and coccyx – already known from Book 1, page 48 (4 + 8 = 12!): the first step of POSTERIOR DESCENDING energy (Bladder Flow). It’s the only hand position in Self-Help Book 2 that is the anchor step of an organ flow. This is also the last step of Kidney flow, both flows being part of 4th Depth.

The middle finger harmonizes Safety Energy Lock 12, and if we look through Self-Help Book 3, we find further indications of the power of holding the middle finger through all things related to it. Some of these we find on page 33 (3 + 3 = 6) in Self-Help Book 3. What I find exciting is at the bottom of that page: “simply getting to Know Myself, BE IT IS, IS.” (This, in effect, is “Not my will but Thy will.”) BE is FUN. FUN is to BE. BE in the flow – Be the FLOW – in the flow there is no accumulation – no-THING, nothing.” (The element of 4th Depth is water – flow.)

The color of twelve is pale blue and the only other place we see another pale color is pale yellow representing the zero. Zero represents the Main Central which is our personal source, and twelve is located at the level of the 4th cervical vertebra which on our answer sheet we know is 7th Depth, our universal source. Both of the pale colors are referring to our source which is unmanifested.

As we know from Text 1, page 18, Safety Energy Lock 12 harmonizes safety Energy Lock 14 – “thy will” harmonizes “my will”. And what does Mary write about safety Energy  Lock 14 in book 2? “To do, just BE.”

So let’s do it – and “effortless BE!”

Thank you, Mona.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings