Sara Harper on Safety Energy Lock “10”

This is article #11 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 46, Fall 2004:

“Safety Energy Lock…’10’ came into the universe meaning air, vehicle of the outpouring of limitless Life-Power.” ~ Mary Burmeister

I recently looked up the word “air” in the dictionary. Air is described as the gaseous envelope of the earth, our atmosphere, the out of doors. Air is essentially related to the creative breath of life, speech, the stormy winds and the emergence of the life process itself. To walk on air is to feel good, playful, to enjoy or BE happy. The verb “air”, means to open to, freshen or air something out. All one need do is to Exhale, let go, air out and then “walk on air” to BE happy. If one is “up in the air”, attitudes of uncertainty, anger, and annoyance begin to show themselves, causing one to hold one’s breath.

Ten is the outpouring of limitless Life-Power. One is the prime mover, divine unity. The power of the Creator, 0 (zero) is the Source, the boundless nature of the Infinite. The word “power” represents Energy, and brings to the mind the image of authority and leadership (Safety Energy Lock 19). The number 10 represents God and Humanity. Ten is the Mother of Soul.¹ Number one is born from spirit, while ten is born from matter. Thus there is Heaven and Earth. One is the symbol of being and is our spiritual essence. Ten symbolizes the return to unity, the totality of the universe. Life, as described in the dictionary, is the act of living or simply Being. Our Being is an instant flash of light in the midst of eternal night. A human being is the most beautiful, perfect essence imaginable, whether in reality or simply as an idea. So Exhale, and unload all attitudes, and BE.

To release Safety Energy Lock 10 in the Self-Help books, we can hold both “upper arms (between elbow and shoulder)” or ‘”left hand on right upper arm and right hand on left thigh (medial or inner side).” This would be high 19 and opposite high 1. Utilizing 19 and 1 moves us into perfect balance. Or we can hold the Index finger. The Index finger represents FLOW, perfect circulation, the Fourth Depth. There is harmony with no limitations, no obstacles, “no-things”.

Mary would often work on my 10s, and when she would first get a hold of them, it felt as though I could not even exhale. then as they began to melt, I felt myself letting go and the breath would begin to come in again with ease. She repeated in class many times about using the 10 flow, the 1 flow and the 4th Depth flows together to harmonize the entire body for “the rest of your jumper cable days”. And we have it so simply expressed in the Self-Help books.

Simply Be the Breath I am and BE.

¹ See The Main Central, issue #13, page 3, matthias Roth, on Safety Energy Lock 10, and A Dictionary of Symbols, by J.E. Cirlot.

Thank you, Sara.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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