Iole M. Lebensztajn on Safety Energy Lock “6”

This is article #7 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.

Iole M. Lebensztajn continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 42, Fall 2003:

Safety Energy Lock 6: Balance, Discrimination

Balance has to do with equilibrium, stability and parity or equality of forces. Discrimination is related to the ability to distinguish, to clearly see the differences with keen perception. How interesting! Safety Energy Lock 6, at the sole of the foot, helps us to recognize differences, oppositions, and contrasts. At the same time it allows us to have no preferences, being able to freely and literally walk between polarities, experiencing them without being stuck in one of them. Moreover, it supports our ability to find a balanced expression of opposite aspects of our lives, giving them equal weight and importance. Its physiology can be observed through the balanced movement of opposition that our feet make as we walk (right, left, right…).

Once I told a client, who had dizziness and a tender bump at the sole of her foot, to hold her 6 and little toe at least twice a day. In one week she completely recovered her balance and the bump was much smaller.

Safety Energy Lock 6 is presented by Mary on pages 22 and 23 of Self-Help Book 2. Let’s look at these numbers. Item b. of page 22 says, “release tension/stress in the shoulders, clavicle (collar bone) areas,” exactly where Safety Energy Lock 22 lives. So, 6 helps discomfort at the 22 areas. Besides that, Safety Energy Lock 22 brings us the capacity of adapting and integrating with that which is new and different for us.

Safety Energy Lock 23 is the only Safety Energy Lock that lives in 4th Depth. When 4th Depth is in harmony, it shows all qualities that number 6 expresses, including balance, discrimination, clear and sharp perception. When 4th Depth is not in harmony, we see FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real), i.e., a misperception of reality.

Talking about Fear, it is fascinating to realize how many times Mary talks about FEAR in contrast with FUN through all her books, sometimes in an explicit way, sometimes not so much. On page 22, she is discussing number 6, which, as we have commented above, symbolizes the harmony of 4th Depth, which is the depth primarily affected by fear. At the top of this page she wrote, “FUN – Fulfillment, Understanding, No-thing. BE the SMILE.”

The root of the word fulfill has to do with complete, entire, whole, that which has all that is necessary. “Fear causes belief in lack and limitation” – (Textbook 2, page 25), whereas FUN brings us fulfillment, the awareness of being complete, of having all that is necessary to be happy within myself.

To understand is to perceive and comprehend the nature and the significance of…to know. Again, fear happens when we do not fully comprehend, or we misperceive our reality. In general, fear is related to the unknown, and FUN creates the environment for us to NOW KNOW MYSELF.

Inside the no-thing we find the no thoughts the, no attitudes. It is the “place” where our mind can finally be still, rest and become aware of our true self. From the FEAR viewpoint, no-thing is lack of things, lack of existence, is lack of self. However, when we are FUN, we realize that we are not a thing. We become conscious that we have, we use, and we play with things as tools to experience who we are choosing to BE NOW.

Item c. tells us that Safety Energy Lock 6 aids chest congestion. It is the Breathing Governor, and it has a deep connection with Safety Energy Lock 3. Safety Energy Lock 6 also aids digestive discomfort; back and hip tension/stress – all related to its connection with Safety Energy Lock 15. Safety Energy Locks 3, 6 and 15 have a dynamic relationship that can be felt in our body – observing, for instance, how any disharmony in our feet affects our hips and shoulders.

Finally, to bring all these qualities of Safety Energy Lock 6 to our lives we can simply jumper cable 6 or it can be more comfortable to hold 15 and/or the middle finger and/or 3 and 15.

Thank you, Iole.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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