Sara Harper on Safety Energy Lock “5”

This is article #6 of a series of articles by our IT IS Seminar faculty on the Safety Energy Locks from a Self-help perspective. The series begins in Issue Number 36, Spring 2002, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter.

Sara Harper continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 41, Summer 2003:

Five, “Putting Off the Old and Putting on the New”

When I was twenty-five I went to lunch with a friend for my birthday. He asked me what would I be doing in five years and I smiled and replied, “I will be thirty!!!” At the time that seemed really old. I was recently told that I need to write about the number five, and I kept thinking about five and what it means to me right now.

For me embracing the “Living the Art” and getting to know myself and reflecting the number five, I find I have many things that call to me.

Firstly, my son just turned six so I have been immersed in five year olds. They are so illuminated. Five is a magical age. It seems to be one of curiosity, imagination and playfulness and freedom…an age of knowing and exploring.

Five in the medicine cards is the bear, which represents introspection, looking deep within, knowing oneself. Bear seeks honey, or the sweetness of truth.

Five also represents man and the “STAR that I are,” as Mary says. I am the STAR…the flow of Life.

In a recent “Living the Art” seminar a woman wrote: “Psychologist is its name for folks who think they need to blame. Attitudes all come from fear. They’ll be released if you hold 5, dear. Put off the old and feel more bold. Put on the new and regenerate, too. Open five and feel alive. Erase my fear and let me hear. Clears shoulders and chest to feel my best.”

So here I sit almost 45, and in five years I will be fifty!!! Hopefully, I will be like ten five year olds!!!

Thank you, Sara.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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