Monthly Archives: February 2016

I’m thinking about verse 77 of the Tao…

Heaven operates like the bending of a bow ~

the high pulls down

the low brings up

It takes from that which has too much

And gives to that which has too little

The way of man is otherwise ~

he takes from that which is depleted

and gives to that which has too much


Who can offer an abundance to the world? ~

One who has Tao

Such a one can give like the heavens


The Sage gives

without relying on his own effort

He completes

without waiting for reward

He illumines

without stepping from the shadow


…Verse 77 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8



Ascending and Descending Function Energy

In The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 54, Fall 2006, Cristina Minamisawa shares her understanding of:

Skin Surface Ascending Function Energy~Deep Skin Descending Function Energy  

As the Universal Energy “descends” into manifesting/manifested, different levels of densing down and specialization unfold to create and support the function of the manifesting/ manifested body. On the level of these functions the Universal Energy expresses itself in a very specific way.

Born from the seventeen body function energy, these two functions comply with the universal movement of expansion (inhale)/contraction (exhale)…Skin Surface, ascending, inhaling, and Deep Skin, descending, exhaling – however, in a very close relationship to the body.

These two functions mainly support the cleansing and purification of the body. Skin Surface Ascending Function Energy takes care of the solid debris while Deep Skin Descending Function Energy cleanses the liquid and gaseous toxins.

Spirit descends into matter to experience the duality and the density of manifestation. This level, our lifestyle, is the experience of the senses – which involves food, the relationship to the environment, climate, relationship to others in illusionary separateness – so Spirit can know Itself in Its multiple expressions. These two functions help us to process the experience on the level of our everyday life to take back the awareness into Spirit, thus fulfilling Its desire.

Skin Surface Function Energy is a 1st Depth helper, related to 4th Depth – the Depth responsible for the cleansing/purification of the human experience bridging into the 6th Depth. In this sense this function helps us to ascend back to our Life Source (6th Depth); it is presented to us on page 44 of Text 2 – four meaning the four elements that constitute matter. Adding them up, we come to 8, the Magic, the constant connection between Heaven and Earth, the descending and ascending of Spirit experience, the number of the Third Depth, the source of energy to our body, the recipient of the 6th Depth in the Order of Creation.

As this energy circulates through the skin, it helps us to manifest and build healthy boundaries – containing and protecting us in our manifestation – and at the same time, helps us to stand on solid foundation.

On the physiological level, this energy warms the body and harmonizes reproductive projects – in its relationship to the 4th Depth.

Deep Skin Function Energy is a 2nd Depth helper, helping to balance spirit, mind and body. As a descending function it builds and cools the body.

In its circulation, as this energy goes through the first thoracic vertebra, it also helps all the organs – see page 38, Text 1. And as it intermingles with the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy at the first front rib, it holds a relationship to the bust line, helping to clear mental/emotional stress and to re-connect us to our root, the Spirit.

Deep Skin Function Energy is introduced to us on page 45, Text 2 – the four elements, matter and the number of Man (the 1st Depth and 6th Depth number) – a 9, the Humanitarian, one who has lived 1 though 8, and at 9, as the cycle of experience comes to an end, has developed compassion and the awareness of oneness with one another.

Thus, this level of energy that is closest to the physical body expresses the same qualities of the Universal Energy and journeys back into Our Source.

Thank you, Cristina.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about choice…


“We focus on the negatives, losing ourselves in the ‘problem.’ We point to our unhappy circumstances to rationalize our negative feelings. This is the easy way out. It takes, after all, very little effort to feel victimized.”
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Nothing and no one can make us a victim. We do it to ourselves when we allow external circumstances to hold power over us.

Although we have no control over what happens to us, we ALWAYS have a choice in how we respond. We hold our power when we accept complete responsibility for our thoughts, feelings and actions.

“A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.”
— Elmer G. Letterman

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.”
— Steven Biko

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I’m thinking about tasty tears…


“I sing the body electric.”
— Walt Whitman

The water that makes up so much of our bodies is like ocean water. The salt crystals in this water vibrate at ever-changing frequencies. Our hearts are the emotional centers of our bodies, and they put out frequencies that are 10 times the power of the frequencies of our brains.

When we are happy, we vibrate at a higher frequency than when we are angry or sad. Our emotions change the chemical composition of the water in our systems. That’s why happy tears taste different than tears of sadness.

Experiencing physical, emotional and mental stillness harmonizes the vibrational output of the body, heart and mind and we become stronger.

“The message we give our bodies — one of irritation or acceptance — is the message to which our bodies will answer.”
— Deb Shapiro

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All Combined Energy-Timing, Part 10

Cynthia Broshi shares her understanding of All Combined Energy, Pages 43 and 42, Text 2, in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 54, Fall 2006:

“Open your textbook and day-dream.” ~ Mary Burmeister

Why is All Combined Energy-Timing? Why is Disharmony According to Age? Why am I “me”? Why am I born to these parents, this experience, with these strengths and vulnerabilities? Within All Combined Energy-Timing and the critical ages, my story unfolds: recipient of energy of generations past, instigator of energy of generations to come.

I find it curious and wonderful that page 42 comes before page 43. In 42 (6: Understanding) is the NOW KNOW MYSELF of the Perfect Life Power described in 43. These pages speak of the phenomena of my life – emanating directly from CAUSE – which unfold me. Every one of us can recognize in these pages those critical events when my life turned direction: an injury to the body or a great challenge which diminished my abilities – for some time – yet also presented, perhaps demanded of me, an extraordinary development of my capacities. We find here the age of sudden change – loss of a parent, commencement of a chronic illness, birth of a child – and the Organ Function Energy who leads the unfolding of ME at that age. The qualities and functions given by this very Organ Function  – and those of the Depth who supported it in the womb – are those I find most threatened and most necessary, my Achilles heel and my great personal source. This Organ Function Energy and its supporting Depth are leaders in the continuing development of my unique Being for as long as the project they bring me continues to give my life direction. They demand I reflect, express, Know, BE them.

There’s a moment, as the first morning of a Jin Shin Jyutsu class begins, that I feel overwhelmed with the sense of the plurality of Life Journeys which have brought us all together in one room. How perfect. How perfect is this moment, each moment, as the music I AM – WE IS develops, blends, unfolds, soars.

“Thank You God, thank you for this beautiful body.” ~ Mary

Thank you, Cynthia.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about being and doing…


“… the only time you ever have in which to learn anything or see anything or feel anything, or express any feeling or emotion, or respond to an event, or grow, or heal, is this moment, because this is the only moment any of us ever gets. You’re only here now; you’re only alive in this moment.”
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

Many people regularly squander their time. They live under the assumption that they’ll live forever. As a result, they don’t value the present as a precious opportunity that will never come again.

Others continually race against time, trying to cram too many activities into each hour, and suffering stress in the process.

In our view, we are more effective and most happy when we balance being and doing. We continually ask ourselves what’s most important to get done. And we’re learning to BE — fully present — when we do. We also regularly give ourselves permission to relax.

Make today really matter. It’s all you’ll ever have.

“Very few of us know how much we can put into life if we use it properly, wisely, and economically. Let us economize our time — lifetimes ebb away before we wake up, and that is why we do not realize the value of the immortal time God has given us.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

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All Combined Energy-Timing, Part 9

Cynthia Broshi shares her understanding of All Combined Energy, Pages 43 and 42, Text 2, in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 54, Fall 2006:

“Open your textbook and day-dream.” ~ Mary Burmeister

Oscar expressed his Sun Sign, Aries, in remarkable ways. Aries “rules” the head. Since age 3 months Oscar had experienced blows to the head – I heard of an epic journey of unlikely accidents and falls. At age 7 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Though a year of medical treatments appeared to eradicate the tumor he’d never regained his sense of balance or energy. Right around his 9th birthday (Lung Function Energy: Aries) new tumors were discovered.

Uzi and I started working with Oscar several months into a new series of chemotherapy. The Pulse often asked for Lung Function. Soon, with decreased nausea and dizziness, Oscar was able to return part-time to school, and to recommence work on his fabulous drawings of dragons. Many hours went into each of these colorful, brilliantly original, fire-breathing (Mars: Aries!) dragons. One day after his session, Oscar ran through the living room where his Mother and I sat talking. “That’s the first time I’ve seen him run in two years!” she exclaimed. Soon he had the energy to run all around New York City, and met the cast of Harry Potter at their film release party. A week later he strutted all evening in a red beret at the gallery opening for a show of his dragons, the sales of which raised thousands of dollars for children’s health services. He felt great. Then, as suddenly as it had flamed forth, this outpouring of fiery energy extinguished. quickly and quietly his body shut down. Within three weeks, not yet 10, Oscar died.

And there’s Jesse. His Mother, Lila, arrived for sessions speaking of fatigue and depression. Her Pulse asked for 4th Depth and 1st Depth flows. Within a few weeks she felt lighter, and as I listened at the end of the session a new, singular voice spoke out in the Pulse: “Aries”. It had an expansive airy quality, like a sun spun of bright air, slightly reflective as is white silk, radiating just a hint of rainbows. I was surprised. It was so different from what I’d heard in her Pulse till now. As well, I don’t usually hear Pulse speak in the language of Zodiac. The clock said the session was over, so all week I wondered about that new voice, yearning to respond.

The next week, immediately, as I bent to listen… “Aries”. I went right to Lung Function Energy, after which the entire Pulse flowed soft yet solid, airy yet contained, slightly double and lightly springy – like the Happiness pulsation of Page 8 in Text 1. When mother and child are harmonious, we might hear this pulsation during pregnancy. At this moment Lila spoke of a recent miscarriage, and the desire she and her husband shared for a child. The next week she announced, “It’s too early to tell, but I think I might be pregnant.” I looked at the calendar – mid-April – and felt pretty sure. The following week the tests were positive, and throughout his months of gestation Jesse’s little Aries spark – conceived in the Sun of Aries – asked frequently for a Lung Function Flow. He was born Sagittarius (more fire!) and perfect.

To be continued…

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