This is article #10 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.
Janet Oliver continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 45, Summer 2004:
The Power of 9
Yesterday, a client coming for a week of sessions arrived the first day looking quite askew, as if she had a hard time making her appointment time. In fact, she said that she had a horrible time. She was in tremendous conflict with her parents, something that she had experienced from time to time through her life. I noticed that both her 9’s held a lot of tension, and I focused on clearing the 9’s. After the session, she said, “I feel so good, so completely different. I’m going to lunch with my mom now, and it feels like I’ll enjoy it.” Sure enough, she returned for her second appointment that day, saying, “It was the best lunch I’ve had with Mom for a really long time!”
Today, she returned for her first appointment of the day. Last night, her mate was very upset. Usually, this kind of situation is upsetting to my client. However, after her two sessions (both focused on clearing the 9’s), she experienced her sweetheart’s upset by staying in the present moment, listening well, and being supportive.
In addition, she though of her conflict of yesterday with her parents, and said, “Was that only yesterday? It seems so long ago.” Her frustration and anger…gone!
This power of the 9’s reminded me of my first class with Mary Burmeister in the early 1980’s. I traveled to the class with tremendous pain in my mid-back (9 area) from a severe car accident. When Mary entered the room, I felt my shoulders drop and my mid-back starting to relax somewhat. As each day went by, I felt better and better, as my back pain was slowly being relieved. On the fourth day of the class, Mary applied her famous “lightning” jumper cables to my right middle finger, which ended my tension everywhere, including my 9’s. Positively amazing!
Furthermore, throughout the class, I was staying with friends of mine, who were having great difficulty with their marriage. When I came to their home at the end of each day, I entered a home of discord, with both of my friends upset with one another. Normally, I would find myself feeling devastated and overwrought in such a situation. Instead, I simply listened to each of them and didn’t feel any particular need to “fix” things. I practiced what I was learning in class on their 9-year old son, and within the application of 3 or 4 Safety Energy Locks, he went from being upset to being like me – in the middle of conflict and discord, yet feeling fine.
So, here I am, 21 years later, assigned to write an article on Safety Energy Lock 9. I contemplated the nature of 9 – the ability to bring us into the BREATH in the present moment. I thought of how 9 ends cycles, bringing completion and the seeds of fresh beginnings. As Wayne has stated in issue #12, page 3, middle column, of The Main Central, “NINE frees man from the past and brings Joy of Being into the present.” I remembered that “9” is “Clear Intelligence”.
Last summer, as I was contemplating these features of 9, I decided to “experiment” with Safety Energy Lock 9, using self-help. So, each day, I held my 19’s and thumbs, as Mary suggests in Self-Help Book 2. I also utilized the 9 flow pattern in text 1, adapting it as needed, and being willing to twist my arms around my back to reach each of the 9’s. I cleared the whole area, from 9 over to 26, every day.
As the days passed, the impact was immediately apparent. Situations and people came pouring out of my past for resolution and completion, one after the other. It wasn’t a happy time; it was certainly uncomfortable. After a few weeks, I prayed for relief, and continued to self-help Safety Energy Lock 9. [Editor’s note: In this sentence “self-help” is a verb!] Relief came, but only in the daytime. My dreams turned to nightmare situations out of the past. However, the dreams ended by bringing resolution, light and understanding to each situation.
Finally, one night I dreamed that I was suddenly shot in one 9/26 area, then the other in rapid succession, by a gunman appearing out of nowhere. I awakened in excruciating pain, as if the dream were true! After a couple days, the pain subsided, the cycle of nightmarish dreams came to an end, and my “experiment” was clearly complete.
It is said the 9’s put a period on the past, and now I have my own testimony to say it’s true.
Thank you, Janet.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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