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The Thinker

Susan Schwartz shares her thoughts while looking at Rodin’s famous sculpture in the Summer issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 53, Summer 2006:

Looking at Art Through the Eyes of Jin Shin Jyutsu

While serving as a docent at the Baltimore Museum I often spent time looking at Rodin’s famous sculpture, The Thinker.

Auguste Rodin, during a trip to Italy in 1875, became keenly aware of the achievements of the past: Michelangelo, Donatello and Ghiberti were sources of inspiration. His vision of man’s ambivalent state, marked both by misery and greatness, found its center when he received a commission from the French government to create a sculpted bronze door, The Gates of Hell, and a portal for the entrance to the Museum of Decorative Art in France. The portal’s theme was Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Rodin’s conceptualization of The Thinker was inspired by his reading of the poem. The sculpture’s placement at the top of the grand portal likely has to do with Rodin’s intention that the figure not stand for a particular person, but rather for Mankind. In fact, Rodin never named the work. The commission was never finished or installed. Several figures from The Gates of Hell were shown individually.

When conducting a tour I’d often spend time viewing The Thinker, I’d have children look and put their bodies in the same position as the sculpture, to “become” The Thinker. Observing can be done through the eyes of Jin Shin Jyutsu, Physio-Philosophy.

 

Rodin Thinker

“Art is Art.”

I remember Mary telling me, “I can see everything through the eyes of Jin Shin Jyutsu.”

What do we see when we look at art? What does The Thinker tell us about ourselves: What is the sculpture made of? What is its texture?

The sculpture is made by pouring hot molten bronze into a mold. It is very solid and massive. Originally intended to be placed above the doorway as part of The Gates of Hell, it is huge, massive and heavy, and conveys a profound sense of power and drama. The irregular surface is a departure from the cool, impersonal smoothness of the classical tradition.

The Thinker is twisted and has placed his right elbow on his left knee. Most people see his body as if his right elbow is resting on his right knee. His posture shows him reflecting “the diagonal mediator”, and harmonizing left and right and right and left.

The Thinker reflects mental and emotional themes. The depths that deal with mental and emotional issues are 2nd and 5th. Second Depth’s texture is solid. There is no better example of solid than a bronze cast sculpture. When we get stuck in our thinking we become very solid, with no movement. This piece is immovable. The Thinker is resting his knuckles on his chin near Safety Energy Lock number 21 ~ he is helping digest his thoughts. His elbow is resting on his knee and energizing his Ones to help him get moving; moving through this thoughts, moving through the portal of life.

The Mediator: Mediator is about 3. it is at the 3s that the Mediator begins the journey up the back of the arm and down the front, traveling across the sternum, crossing and crisscrossing around the body until it arrives at the opposite Safety Energy Lock 1 when it becomes one with the opposite Supervisory circulation pattern.

Sculpture deals essentially with the purposeful relationships of volumes in space. As you look at this sculpture you can notice the solid casting, or you can look at the negative space. Negative space is an important component in sculptures. Here we have many triangles of negative (empty) space.

Triangles reinforce our awareness of the Mediator. Triangles are about 3s. So we have three in one: Body, Mind and Spirit, or Main Central, Supervisors and Mediators.

Rodin was a genius. He wanted to express the inner truths of human psyche. The Thinker’s gaze penetrated beneath the external appearance of the world, exploring this realm beneath the surface.

“Awareness ~ NOW KNOW MYSELF”

“Looking helps us to integrate our world, Helps us to Now Know Myself”.

There are several castings of The Thinker in museums in America. Take time and look. Look at his massive hands and fingers. What do you see?

Thank you, Susan,

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 feelings…

FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block them up. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Once they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captive by our past.”
— Doc Childre

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
— Audre Lorde

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SPRING

Lynne Pflueger writes about Spring in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 52, Spring 2006:

“I want to do with you what Spring does with the cherry trees.” ~ Pablo Neruda

Spring is Third Depth. Third Depth is our Blood Essence or Quintessence, the harmonizer of the four elements. Paracelsus said that disease will occur only if two or more elements (fire, air, earth, water) begin to intermingle in such a way that they cause disharmony in one another.

“Mankind possesses within himself what is called in alchemy the quintessence or the fifth essence. This is a psychic or spiritual energy, superior to the elements, by the agency of which these elements can be bound and unbound, held together in conformity with the laws governing the human creation. This quintessence, or fifth power, was known to both the Pythagoreans and the Paracelsians as the ‘soul’, which permeated the flesh of Adam, ensouled him, so that he became indeed a living being.” PARACELSUS by Manly P. Hall

In the context of the Order of Creation on page three in Text 2, our Third Depth provides the energy needed for each of us to come into manifestation. Beginning at midnight with our Gall Bladder Function, energy flows into a new day. The story of Cinderella changing into another form at the stroke of midnight comes to mind. Mary says that every fairy tale holds universal truths and principles. Continuing with the Order of Creation, Third Depth is the gateway from the unmanifest into the manifest. As the invisible begins to transform into the visible, the energy is all One, simply changing form and vibration, similar to a change of costume. During times of transition, hanging out in the void, I have sometimes thought of using Third Depth flows on myself so that something, anything, will manifest.

“until out of merely nothing comes only one snowflake (and we speak our names)” ~ e.e. cummings

Looking at Nature, we can easily see the vibrant, dynamic energy of Spring when the earth reawakens once again following Winter. On the Lumbar Circle level, Fourth Depth (Winter) supports Third Depth (Spring). On the Main Central level, Third Depth is located in the Sacrum. Refer to page 43, Text 2. Using flows then to open the base of the spine will harmonize the process of freeing energy that is stuck in the lower back. This may show itself by a very heavy hipline and coccyx, pain, discomfort, or stiffness. The Umbilicus flow will help energy to rise up out of the hips, Sixth Depth giving Third Depth a little push. One of my favorites for clearing the Sacrum is the 23-25 Flow. Safety Energy Lock 25 is Fifth Depth fire (light your fire) which will unburden Third Depth. 23 is Fourth Depth, which will support Third Depth. As I jumper cable my way upward, I often move my hand inch by inch as I travel from 25 to 23. As the base of the spine opens and ascending energy is free to move, the physical being will be nurtured and nourished.

Safety Energy Lock 8 holds the meaning of and helps to harmonize Third Depth. Our 8s will open the Sacrum. The 5, 6, 7, 8 Flow will open the hipline. The first step (opposite side) is a dynamic helper anytime one is experiencing hip discomfort. The number 8 is magic, the number of infinity. Spring is magic. We here in Northern California are having a Spring day. Everyone is coming alive.

Thank you, Lynne.

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 mirrors…

WE PROJECT OUR STRENGTHS

“Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.”
— El Morya

We have discussed that OUR WORLD MIRRORS WHO WE ARE BACK TO US. When we get upset by something outside of us, our reaction shows us that we have an inner wound to be healed.

Just as we can be unconscious of our wounds, we can also be unconscious of our strengths. If you are really drawn to the positive qualities in another person, you are being invited to own those same qualities in yourself.

“The people we are in relationship with are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs, and simultaneously we are mirrors reflecting their beliefs. So relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth… if we look honestly at our relationships we can see so much about how we have created them.”
— Shakti Gawain

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.”
— Henry Ward Beecher

Copyright © 1999 – 2016 Higher Awareness Inc.
Edmonton, AB, Canada T5K 0K6

Eternal Life Energy, Part 4

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)

These two little circles are the windows which allow light and air into the brain, our inner sanctum, our Temple of life, the structure and the foundation of our body. We are awaiting deeper understanding of these mammillary bodies and pg. 41, Text 2 is leading us into the thalamus, the inner room, to uncover their meaning, purpose and function.

In the A & Q Text, Mary states that “HEAVEN is HEAD. HEAD is the residence of the Soul. Therefore, the HEAD which is located at the top of the body is the SOURCE of Life. …HEAVEN, the HEAD, is the center where the orders for the construction of the body is located, the foundation.” (p.7) Those two little circles are accessing the Fifth Depth through our breath, through our sense of smell, our olfactory nerves and through our 3rd eye. We are bringing in the light and constructing the body in the head through those two little circles. Every time we breath, we are inhaling light; every time we open our eyes we are seeing the light. Our head and the Temple of Luxor, have a metaphysical connection and maybe even a design and structural connection. “HEAVEN, the HEAD, is the foundation of Life, Existence, Living.” (p. 7, A & Q)

According to Edgar Cayce, the highest chakra is not the crown chakra, but is the 3rd eye. The 3rd eye, right where the little circle is, is the highest chakra, and chakras are spiritual structures, energy vortexes and related to the endocrine glands on the physical plane. “Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me,” is about the question mark (?) shape of the staff, and the rod is the exclamation mark (!). Therefore both the rod and the staff access the head through the intersection of two perpendicular lines. The first step of the Self-Help Main Central is accessing the inner chamber of 5th Depth, our spiritual inheritance, and helps us resolve the dispute about the highest chakra. There is no dispute. The highest chakra is deep inside the head accessed directly from above and/or accessed from between the 3rd eye. (This also helps us understand why we hold between the 3rd eye on the Main Central Vertical Flow and the top of the head on the 3rd Method of Correction. We are merely connecting to that inner room from different vantage points.) From Mary’s diagram on MUSIC and the Endocrine System, the thalamus is energetically both the Light and Wisdom and correlates to the musical note B.

It is a Kabbalistic maxim that properties are discerned by the nose. We literally smell out the truth. Our sense of smell is associated with keen perception and sagacity. Our sense of smell is carried through the breath and through the air that we breathe. It is our sense of smell that is developed in 5th Depth. Our sense of smell is “probably the oldest and least understood of our five senses.” (from Atlas of Anatomy, by Trevor Weston, p. 57) It is through our breath, the first organ function we perform on planet earth, that our sense of smell is carried, (2nd and 5th Depths working together) inhaling the Light (7th Depth) directly into the center of our head where the thalamus, hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal glands and mammillary bodies reside. Is it possible we have smelled out a little truth about this page from the heavenly perfumed scents and the vibrant colors in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden? That afternoon in the Garden, I can personally say, was one of the closest experiences I have ever had to HEAVEN on earth.

Thank you, Anita.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

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

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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…