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Eternal Life Energy, Part 3

Anita Willoughby shares her experience about Eternal Life Energy…in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 52, Spring 2006:

17. ANTERIOR-POSTERIOR VERTICAL HARMONY ENERGY (Eternal Life Energy)

The pituitary, in a trajectory behind the 3rd eye, hangs in the shape of a fig from the hypothalamus and sits in the sella turcica, Latin for Turkish saddle, of the sphenoid bone, just behind the eyes and above the nose. The pituitary is sometimes known as the master gland and controls and directs the other glands. The pituitary gland produces a Growth Hormone which stimulates most body cells to increase in size and divide, but one of its primary jobs is to nurture the bones and skeletal muscles. The Growth Hormone then helps our growth process and helps heal our bones, our vertebra and our skeletal muscles. It is this process which converts invisible sunlight fluid into hormonal or chemical messengers to help the deep layers of the body (4th and 5th Depths). “The pituitary is the gland of light, of the future and of pursuit of the unknown.” (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen)

The pineal gland, down on a plumb line from the top of the head, is set above and deeper than the pituitary gland and is called pineal because it is in the shape of a pine cone. One of its functions is to measure and respond to the cycles of lightness and darkness, (day/night) and seasonal cycles. “In some reptiles, the pineal is a third eye. In humans, it is activated by darkness and is the gland of darkness, of the past, of ancient memory and the known.” (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen) Between the pineal and the pituitary glands we have the dance between the past and the future, the known and the unknown, the dark and the light. These 2 little circles and their connection from 7th Depth to our bodies, accessed through 5th Depth in the head, set us up for the present.

Within this mysterious room of the thalamus, in addition to the aforementioned glands, lies the mammillary bodies of which little is known. A definition from an anatomy book, “The mammillary bodies, (little breast) paired pealike nuclei that bulge anteriorly from the hypothalamus are olfactory relay stations.” (p. 392, Human Anatomy and Physiology)

From the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen came the following statement, “…working with the glands there was a body that I began to experience in myself and to see in others that lay between the pituitary and the pineal on a diagonal line going up through the nose and through the back of the head. As we got in touch with that body we found that the now, past and future all began to merge. Now, always and never. That was the key into reincarnations and experiences in which time and space merged and yet ceased and continued. At that point the name that came to me was The Guardian of the Perceptions. …a projection of the plan of the southern part of the Temple of Luxor superimposed on the sagittal section of the human head, indicating the position of the principal organs. There was a chamber in the temple that corresponded to the mammillary body in the brain. I keep seeing it (mammillary bodies) in drawings, but it’s not talked about because there’s some truth that’s blocking it.” (p. 57-58, Sensing, Feeling and Action)

To be continued…

Eternal Life Energy, Part 2

Anita Willoughby shares her experience about Eternal Life Energy…in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 52, Spring 2006:

17. ANTERIOR-POSTERIOR VERTICAL HARMONY ENERGY (Eternal Life Energy)

It is important to understand that this blossoming usually takes place over a period of 4-6 weeks, and it was all condensed into one day of intense flowering, blooming springtime. I don’t remember when, maybe it was days later, or maybe it was when I was teaching a class, that those two little circles entered my awareness and a little light bulb went off in the recesses of my brain. It was from this life experience that I gained a kinesthetic understanding of this page. I felt I had embodied the 2 circles, and from this embodiment and daydreaming, understanding unfolded.

Those two little circles are connecting the Light of the 7th Depth through our breath and through our higher vision, to our 5th Depth, buried in the secret room within our brain matter, protected by skin, skull and 3 layers of membrane (dura mater, arachnoid mater and pia mater – hard mother, spider and soft mother respectively). These two little circles are the entry point to the center of our heads, where the inner chamber, inner sanctum and control center of our being is hidden and protected. This being 5th Depth in the head, we know the qualities of 5th Depth:

  • our spiritual inheritance,
  • rising above the 5 senses into our 6th sense,
  • the pineal and pituitary glands,
  • our skeletal system (the layer of the body which is developed by our 5th Depth),
  • the two organ flows
    • the Heart, the nucleus of our being, the strongest and most prominent organ in our body, which circulates food and oxygen to the organs and tissues
    • and the Small Intestine, which changes food into blood to be distributed by the heart.

This is 5th Depth. These 2 little circles access the inner chamber of the head, 5th Depth, and in turn, integrate with the other depths in the head. We know that the number 7 is the higher vibratory number or the positive number for the 5th Depth, and we just happen to have 7 orifices in our heads, 7 endocrine glands and 7 chakras (spiritual centers) in our bodies.

Deep within the many protective layers of our head lies the egg-shaped thalamus, which in Greek means inner room, inner sanctum, and seems to be an apt name for this region. The thalamus has been called the telephone exchange between the spinal column and the cerebral hemispheres. The hypothalamus, which lies below (hypo) the thalamus, “is the main visceral control center of the body and is vitally important to overall body homeostasis.” (Human Anatomy and Physiology by Elaine N. Marieb, p. 392) One of its many jobs is to control the functions of the endocrine system, including, of course, the pituitary and pineal glands. The endocrine glands store energy and regulate the distribution of energy to the body. According to Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, “…the endocrine glands underlie intuition and the perceiving and understanding of universal mind.” (Sensing, Feeling and Action)

To be continued…

Eternal Life Energy, Part 1

Anita Willoughby shares her experience about Eternal Life Energy…in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 52, Spring 2006:

17. ANTERIOR-POSTERIOR VERTICAL HARMONY ENERGY (Eternal Life Energy)

For many years I have gazed at this page; for many years, clients have been sent my way with projects on this page. It wasn’t until a few years ago, though, that I truly noticed and became aware of the simplicity and power of this page (page 41, Text 2). It was a profound experience in my life which brought awareness of the two little circles, one between the eyes at the level of the 3rd eye and the other just beneath the nose and above the mouth. It was this experience, this page and those 2 little circles which helped me experience on a visceral level, the Light of the 7th Depth which is showering down around all of us, 24/7. We know from its title, that this is all about VERTICAL energy. it is the down halo of light, in which we all stand, and like a ballerina, our dance of life is one long pirouette within that cascading shower of light. That light is not only showering down around us 24/7; it is also entering and being processed in our bodies through those two little circles and descending down our bodies, both front and back.

Allow me to regress for a moment back to the story which for me embodied page 41, Text 2, 17. Anterior-Posterior Vertical Harmony Energy (Eternal Life Energy). It was an intense and premature spring. Here in New York City we had 80-85 degree weather for a week. The New York Times announced the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. With the spring fever that ensued from this dramatic weather change, I ventured out one Saturday with friends to see the Cherry Blossom Festival. Upon arriving, we walked first under the canopy of the cherry trees and stepped on the velvet petals which had fallen on the long walkway. The air was heavy with a muffled quietness; we felt enveloped and nourished by invisible arms. As we wandered further into the Garden, we discovered the lilac grove was in full bloom. There were lilacs of various shades of purple, from deep purple to lavender, with a few white bushes sprinkled throughout the terrace. The panoply of color was amazing, but even more astounding was the fragrance of each of the different varieties of lilac bushes. As we inhaled their fragrances, the intensity of the flowers’ colors deepened. All our senses were heightened.

From the lilacs, we headed toward the azalea garden and along the way encountered the wisteria in full bloom, with its light lavender bunches of flowers hanging like succulent clusters of grapes along the arbor. These, too, released their scent, and as we passed under the arbor, the fragrance was wafted our way and ushered us all the way into the azalea garden. There we were greeted with splashes of brilliant color ranging from light to dark pink, to purple and magenta, and melting into oranges and reds. As we passed out of the garden, we again walked under large arbors, wrapped with wisteria vines. Our senses were saturated, between the vivid colors and the strong fragrances, we were elevated to another dimension.

To be continued…

I’m thinking about personal perspective…

PRACTICE DETACHMENT

As our consciousness rises, our perspective becomes more and more impersonal. What does this mean?

It means we are increasingly able to view our lives and the rest of the world with detachment. This does not mean we are cold and uncaring. Rather, we are self-contained. We have well-defined boundaries and we are able to think and act objectively, clearly and responsibly.

When we have learned detachment, we do not get hooked into the thoughts and feelings of others. We are not easily upset or manipulated. We may feel compassion for others but this does not cloud our ability to choose how we think, feel and behave. We also do not need others to behave in any particular way.

“Until we take how we see ourselves (and how we see others) into account, we will be unable to understand how others see and feel about themselves and their world. Unaware, we will project our intentions on their behavior and call ourselves objective.”
— Stephen Covey

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I’m thinking about self-awareness…

STEP INTO SELF-AWARENESS

“Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.”  — Tom Hopkins

Here are some different aspects of self-awareness:

  • Know yourself – Explore who you are: your defences, your blocks, your talents, your aspirations, etc.
  • Accept yourself – We are at war with ourselves when we resist or deny certain aspects of who we are. Acknowledge the truth of who you are right now – the positives and the negatives. Only when we own our present reality can we change.
  • Control yourself – Set clear, conscious intentions and discipline yourself to meet them.
  • Express yourself – Go to your heart to identify what has meaning and purpose for you. Live your truth. Identify ways you can give back to life and be in service.

We work on each of these aspects all the time. But as our lives go through cycles, we predominantly work on one of them more than the others. Which aspect are you more conscious of lately?

“Our lives improve only when we take chances … and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” — Walter Anderson

“Adventure can be an end in itself. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring.”
— Grace Lichtenstein

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I’m thinking about 2016…

16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016 Inspired by Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

  1. ADRIENNE RICH: CULTIVATE HONORABLE RELATIONSHIPS
  2. SØREN KIERKEGAARD: RESIST ABSENTMINDED BUSY
  3. RAINER MARIA RILKE: LIVE THE QUESTIONS
  4. SUSAN SONTAG: PAY ATTENTION TO THE WORLD
  5. BERTRAND RUSSELL: MAKE ROOM FOR “FRUITFUL MONOTONY”
  6. URSULA K. LE GUIN: REFUSE TO PLAY THE PERFECTION GAME
  7. ERICH FROMM: MASTER THE ART OF LOVING
  8. ANNE TRUITT: CHOOSE UNDERSTANDING OVER JUDGMENT
  9. SIMONE WEIL: MAKE USE OF YOUR SUFFERING
  10. JAMES BALDWIN: TELL THE WORLD HOW TO TREAT YOU
  11. JOHN STEINBECK: USE DISCIPLINE TO CATALYZE CREATIVE MAGIC
  12. MARTHA NUSSBAUM: HEED THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE EMOTIONS
  13. GRACE PALEY: MASTER THE ART OF GROWING OLDER
  14. FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE: WALK YOUR OWN PATH
  15. MARTHA GRAHAM: EMBRACE YOUR DIVINE DISSATISFACTION
  16. KURT VONNEGUT: CELEBRATE ENOUGHNESS

 

 

From: Brain Pickings Weekly <newsletter@brainpickings.org>

Sara Harper on SEL 15

Sara Harper shares her experience about loss…of possessions and joy…in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 52, Spring 2006:

Safety Energy Lock “15 came into the universe meaning laughter – ‘wash our hearts with laughter.'”

Fifteen “harmonizes functions of the heart to bring complete mental peace and security; helps to bring forth new ideas and adaptation.”

We went through a rough year starting last February. We found ourselves homeless with our two young children. Our home was torn to shreds, with a faulty sewer line underneath our foundation. The plumbers had to trench through our entire home to replace the plumbing. We had to move our belongings six times in a four-month period. Everything we own was covered with concrete, dust and dirt. The repairs were over $30,000 and the insurance was only covering part of the repair. Needless to say, it was not the easiest of times for me, or my family.

My daughter cried herself to sleep in my arms almost every night saying, “I just want to live in our home properly.”

The level of stress was extremely high for all of us. I found myself once again needing the practice that I preach. It was difficult to find the inner peace I usually experience. I felt as though I could not breathe or relax. In the first 10 days I lost eleven pounds. At one point I said to myself, “What is more important to you, your home or yourself?” …Silly question. I realized I had lost my center, my inner place of peace, my home.

I first started with the Self-Help Main Central Flow in combination with the 36 breaths. Then, I started utilizing 11 & 15 and 11 & 25. I wanted joy back in my being and in my daily living. In what seemed like rough times, I started finding all the things that I am grateful for. My family and I all had our health, our lives, and livelihood. Simple realizations, but sometimes after a hardship one has to start with the bare basics. The experience gave me so much compassion and empathy for all the people in New Orleans and other areas who lost everything. In comparison, it seems small what we went through.

It has been a full year since the disaster in our home and we are living gratefully and with much happiness and joy. And as always I am so grateful to Mary Burmeister for all the wonderful ways she has shown us to live our lives – one breath, one flow, and one moment at a time.

Thank you, Sara.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

 

Dialogue with the Body

Cristina Minamisawa shares her thoughts about listening to our bodies in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 52, Spring 2006:

Our minds, eager for new information, are always searching for answers to questions like:

“What to do for…?” “What is the most correct flow for…?” We look for the answers in our notes, we ask our friends, we discuss “case histories”. This is a valuable activity – part of the 99% perspiration Mary refers to. However, are we reminding ourselves that each one of us is the individualized expression of the Dot? …that we are unique and whole? …that it is impossible to be molded into a diagnosis, or a template or a protocol? Are we remembering that Mary says, “To be the Jumper Cable is just to be the spectator?” Does this mean that we do not need the information, the knowledge?

The Art tells us about non-separation, the Diagonal Mediator is a gift from the Creator to help us overcome the false duality, the false choice between this or that and transcend to this and that. It is not a matter of either information/knowledge or intuition and surrender into the 7th Depth, but integrating these levels into one intention and action.

How does this integration happen in our practice when we face a situation where our intention is to be most effective and efficient as the channel for the Creator?

I remember a quote from Evaristo Miranda de Carvalho in his book, The Body, the Territory of Sacredness: “…all these questions find an answer in the person herself. It has to do with a memory that needs to be awakened, with the speech that asks to be listened to and to be danced with. The willingness to listen and see the body as a sacred territory is enough.”

This refers us to a lively dialogue where the learned information constitutes the vocabulary that enables us to listen to this individualized unique expression, where KNOW MYSELF IS, AWARENESS of MYSELF is the invitation to the awakening of the memory, where the JOY of BEING is the music to be danced.

Mary says: “change your focus…” If our focus is to correct, we look at the body and hear the pulses looking for the “culprit”, our sight captures the disharmonies and what is wrong.

When we change our focus/perspective as we approach the other with an openness to dialogue, we open ourselves to Listening and Seeing the body/being.

The real dialogue demands that we let go of our interpretations and opinions so that we can listen to the manifested speech and all the messages that radiate from the other being. It means unconditional and compassionate acceptance of the other that naturally flows when I accept and unconditionally love myself. Thus it is not a matter of collecting information about what to do, but to understand that the dialogue has KNOW MYSELF AND AWARENESS OF MYSELF as the foundation. Mary tells us that “I am We. All is animated by the same essence of life.”

The dialogue is a space that opens up, where the flow is re-established and the interaction takes place in the NOW. In the NOW there is no “right or wrong”. The interpretations and judgments make room for the trust and surrender into the Art. And as our vocabulary (information) grows richer, the deeper the dialogue becomes. As our awareness expands, more territories will open up in this journey of enjoying life.

Thank you, Cristina.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

 

I’m thinking about joy…

You have to sniff out joy, keep your nose to the joy-trail. ~ Buffy Sainte-Marie

Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes our abundance. ~ J. Petit-Senn

Laughing is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge

When we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is when we have experienced the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves. ~Gabrielle Roth

Pages 36-37, Text 2, Descending/Ascending Energy Intermingles and Reverses, Part 2

Birgitta Meinhardt shares her understanding in the article found in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 50, Fall 2005:

“Pages 36-37, Text 2, Descending/Ascending Energy Intermingles and Reverses”

More on the story…

Safety Energy Lock 13 is “Awareness and understanding of the UNLOADING…and RECEIVING…of the BREATH of LIFE (which) will help one to develop a more thoughtful and more all-embracing KNOW MYSELF IT IS” – Self-Help Book II, pg. 36

Safety Energy Lock 11 is “BE the SMILE…unload, receive and tune into the rhythm of the cosmos where there is no-thing…which brings peace and harmony from head to toes, toes to head.” – Self-Help Book II, pg. 32

Safety Energy Lock 25 is “Solutions to all ‘problems’ reside within MYSELF. Self-knowledge IS KEY to all ‘problems’. ‘Problems’ turn into PROJECTS.” Safety Energy Lock 25 will “…harmonize chaotic mind,” which helps in “developing alertness; energetic mind.” – Self-Help Book II, pg. 61

Safety Energy Lock 15,  “Laughter is the KEY to no ATTITUDE, BE the SMILE. BE the dropping of your shoulders, UNLOAD (exhale) and RECEIVE (inhale) in abundance, BE the no ATTITUDE. KNOW MYSELF IT IS…to bring complete mental peace and security; helps to bring forth new ideas and adaptations.” – Self-Help Book II, pg. 40

Pages 36 and 37 in Self-Help Book I…“e. PRETENSE (Cover-up)…wrap thumb and finger around the Little Finger and then around the Ring Finger…2 simple steps revitalize the energy pattern. They remove tensions which cause the attitude pretense…”

Page 36 Self-Help Book III “…RING FINGERS and INDEX TOES…release tension/stress in the chest. It aids the respiratory function…energizing all body functions…bring joy back into one’s being…clearing one’s mind.”

Thank you, Birgitta.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.