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Iole Lebensztajn on Safety Energy Lock “20”

This is article #22 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 Lebensztajn continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 57, Summer 2007:

Safety Energy Lock 20 – Celebrating Life

Celebrating Cristina’s Life

In this issue of the Main Central I was responsible for writing about Safety Energy Lock 20 in the Living the Art series of articles. Many thoughts came to my mind, but I couldn’t find the time and the inspiration to start writing, and I couldn’t understand why.

After Cristina Minamisawa’s crossing the Bridge back to our Source of Life, I have understood why.

Safety Energy Lock 20 is Eternity, Everlasting.

Safety Energy Lock 20 reminds us that our physical body is ephemeral but Life is Eternal. Life is all the time changing the way it expresses itself, constantly re-creating itself anew. Safety Energy Lock 20 allows us to open our eyes to see Life and Death with clearness, perceiving that there is no failure in Death, as there is no failure in Life. Safety Energy Lock 20 brings the higher comprehension of human personality that lets me and others create and recreate life the way each one chooses, with no judgment and no failure.

Safety Energy Lock 20 is Perpetual Consciousness, bringing the awareness of the past, the present and the future and the realization that the only time that really exists is the NOW. It helps us to understand our life process, our life story. Comprehending how our past thoughts and beliefs have created the present, we can change our present thoughts to create a new and different future.

Safety Energy Lock 20 helps us to remember.

I look at my life when Cristina was still physically present, and I remember the days we spent reviewing the translation of the Self-Help Books, Texts 1 and 2, The Touch of Healing, “What Mary Says…” I remember how mindful and precise she was and how pleasant and inspiring it was to discuss Physio-Philosophy with her. Looking back, reminiscing about the classes that she translated into Portuguese, I remember how she was able to let her Self go to be completely in tune with the teacher, translating the message through her voice, conveying the teacher’s gestures and emotions, being in the NOW.

Margareth U. Serra, Cristina and I were partners at the Brazilian Jin Shin Jyutsu office. And I remember how we supported and encouraged each others’ feelings, thoughts, acts and creativity. I remember how enthusiastic Cristina is about Life and about Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Living. I remember when she was giving a Jin Shin Jyutsu session to me or to another person, how careful she was about listening to all aspects and talking with her hands and with her words in a very accurate way.

Unfortunately, I have never had the opportunity to be in an entire class with Cristina, because when she started teaching, I started having my children. But I am sure she brought her authenticity, her common sense and clarity to all her classes.

Cristina, now you are much closer to the Cosmic Awareness (#20) that you are a member of the Unity. Now you fully re-member. You are a member of the Source again. And we always remember you. As Mary says at page 51, in Self-Help Book II, where she talks about Safety Energy Lock 20, “I am the Star, I am the Planet, I am the Cosmos.” Your smile had the brightness of a Star. Know that this planet is a better place because of your way of touching people. Now you have a much broader perspective of “I am the Cosmos.”

At that same page, Mary teaches us to help 20 by holding the 22s which help us to be happy and content and adapt to this new situation of not having Cristina physically manifested on the Planet, but always present in our memory which resides in our hearts. In Portuguese, the word “celebrate” and “commemorate” (which has to be with memory, remembering) are synonyms. So let’s celebrate with joy all that Cristina has taught us with her LIFE! Thanks, Cristina.

Thank you, Iole.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

 

I’m thinking about stardust…

STAR CONNECTIONS

“The interchangeability of matter and spirit means the starlit magic of the outermost life of our universe becomes the soul-light magic of the innermost life of our self. The energy of the stars becomes us. We become the energy of the stars. Stardust and spirit unite and we begin: One with the universe. Whole and holy.”
— Dennis J. Kucinich

Ponder the spectre of yourself as one human being in the over six billion people on Earth. See Earth as one tiny planet in a galaxy of billions of stars, and that galaxy as just one of billions of galaxies in our expanding universe. We are so minute as to be nonexistent. And yet, we have the power to visualize, to imagine the entirety of the cosmos.

In your journal, write about the paradox of being both microscopic and immense.

“I think we would be able to live in this world more peaceably if our spirituality were to come from looking not just into infinity but very closely at the world around us — and appreciating its depth and divinity.”
— Thomas Moore

“I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Sara Harper on Safety Energy Lock “19”

This is article #21 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 56, Spring 2007:

Safety Energy Lock 19

“‘SAFETY’ Energy Lock ’19’ came into the universe meaning authority and leadership, perfect balance.”

In 1983 I attended a class in Scottsdale with Mary, and I happened upon several seasoned practitioners, who had taken Mary’s class several times. My ears went akimbo. My first thought was maybe they were not very bright and had to repeat the classes. I found out they were very intelligent and already had mountains of notes stored in their computers.

I decided to sit next to them, thinking I might get ideas on note taking. I was soon humbled as I sat next to this group who took no notes. They just listened and watched, and occasionally they turned their heads or jotted down some short line to add to their collection of notes. Being I was a college graduate with honors, I could not imagine sitting in a class over and over again – and then to not take notes just seemed strange.

Finally I asked, “What are you doing??? You all just sit there.” A person from this group said, “We’re watching Mary.” I said, “She’s just sitting there.” And she said, “Oh no she’s not.” I was perplexed to say the least. “Watch her and how she responds to questions and what happens to the energy of the room.” She further explained, “She is a true master of the Art.”

I sat and watched as she pointed out when someone would ask a question. One woman asked about her husband’s heart project, and Mary quietly held her little finger and exhaled, and the whole room of students would exhale. Mary did not answer the question in a direct way, and yet everyone seemed profoundly affected by the answer.

On numerous occasions I watched as Mary would raise her hand, palm open, to a crying child or a person in need. Mary put her hands on many different people, and we watched as they transformed magically before our eyes. Mary has an understanding of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu that is amazing to witness. In class sometimes I would say that I was trying to understand, and Mary would simply say, “You sure are.” And then she would say, “Sara, BE the understanding.”

Mary said over and over again in class, “We are Human Beings, not Human Tryings or Doings.” She opened the door of possibilities and showed us ways of BEing if we were quiet enough to Listen, Look and See.

Recently there has been a lot of excitement over the movie The Secret. it seems to me that Mary has been delivering the same messages to us for decades. Mary is the “Perfect Balance”. She is the “Natural Authority and Leader” for all of us to learn from and emulate. In class Mary would say, “Be your own testimony.”

I recently had another profound experience of this door of possibility as I stayed with Anita Willoughby during the organizer meeting in New York. I watched and helped as Anita was getting her home ready to host all the organizers and instructors. Anita moves with the speed and grace of a well-trained dancer. She also moves from this “Natural Authority and Leadership.” I watched as she watered her orchid plants that were in full bloom I have several of those plants and had never gotten them to bloom again. When I asked Anita how she got them to bloom she said, “They have to have a sunny window, a small drink of water that gets well drained, and know that they will bloom.”

The metaphor was profound for me in that moment, and I got yet another glimmer of the door of possibility. I have an orchid plant that I have had for two years with not even one blossom; it currently has bloomed for its fourth time, and today it has two full strands of blossoms. I have been holding my Safety Energy Lock 19 and Exhaling for two months to play with the art of Natural authority and Leadership. Hey, Perfect Balance. From a practicing practitioner of the Arts…

Thank you, Sara.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Margareth Umeoka Serra on Safety Energy Lock “18”

This is article #20 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.

Margareth Umeoka Serra continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 55, Winter 2007:

Safety Energy Lock 18

“BE the KNOW MYSELF IT IS” ~ Mary Burmeister

“The number 18…came into the universe meaning body consciousness; functions affecting human personality.” ~ Self-Help Book II. Safety Energy Lock 18 harmonizes from back of the head, “Safety” Energy Lock 4, down to the feet, “Safety” Energy Lock 7, helping any rigidity and tension/stress in the back, congestion at the back of the head and insomnia.

Safety Energy Lock 18 is the key to Safety Energy Lock 4, and Safety Energy Lock 4 is the key to the bustline helping chest congestion, distorted rib cage and any lung project. The Lung Flow ends in the thumb. Safety Energy Lock 18 is located at the base of the thumb.

Notice that 1 + 8 = 9 is the positive quality of the 2nd Depth. Eighteen also helps to melt bloating in the body. In the opposite fingers and toes relationship, the thumb relates to the little toe, where Bladder Flow ends and Kidney Flow begins.

The Diagonal Mediator Flow left or right also crosses the base of the thumb. The Supervisor Flow begins and descends at Safety Energy Lock 1, and about this Safety Energy Lock, Mary tells us, “All creation proceeds from unity.” The thumb harmonizes (“quickie”) Safety Energy Lock 1.

About Safety Energy Lock 18, Mary tells us, “Be the Know My Safety Energy Lock IT IS.”, that is, IT – Infinite Truth…What is Truth? – Unload all ATTITUDES…IS – Impersonal Self…What is IS? – Unload all ATTITUDES.

About the Jumper Cable (hold) your thumb, Mary tells us, “Exhale, unload all the impurities (dirt, dust and greasy grime) from within for the Universe to inhale and purify for us to receive. RECEIVE your Breath of Life with awareness and understanding. Inhale, receive the Cosmic Energy Force – the spiritualizing. All worries begin to melt away. Daily fatigue is ‘house-cleaned’. Stomach distresses are removed.” (The base of the thumb helps 1st Depth.)

Mary says, as we unload all attitudes, we are able to “to look until we can LISTEN and hear until we can SEE” through Safety Energy Lock 18 which brings us body consciousness.

When there are no attitudes, the mind quiets down and all the “ghosts” disappear. We then allow the air and the light to exchange through the 4s, exhaling down to the 7s, realizing we are perfect Creation.

The quickie to help Safety Energy Lock 18 is to hold the little finger, melting the effort of “trying to be perfect,” simply being the Awareness that WE ARE PERFECT.

We find Safety Energy Lock 18 on page 47 (4 + 7 = 11) in Self-Help Book II. Mary says about Safety Energy Lock 11, “Be the Smile. Be the dropping of your shoulders – unload, receive and tune into the rhythm of the cosmos where there is no-thing. BE the SMILE.” Safety Energy Lock 11 is the key to the hipline; Safety Energy Lock 18, located at the base of the thumb on the palm side, helps to exhale at the hip line. To jumper cable 11/3 and 25 helps the body to exhale our mental concerns and melts our “do-er”. In Text 1 we find the 16, 17, 18, 19 Flow on page 31 (3 + 1 = 4). Mary’s words about Safety Energy Lock 4 are: “VISION – Self-change starts with Self-study. Shallow breathing causes disharmony. Deep breathing results in a loving personality.” In Text 2, the Heart Flow is found on page 18. The Sun (Leo) at midday is right over our head, flooding our hearts with light and compassion.

As I hold safety Energy Lock 18 it helps me to manifest the awareness of every breath of the physical body. It helps me to practice and live this wonderful Art in every moment of my life.

Thank you, Margareth.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

I’m thinking about creative power…

SING YOUR OWN SONG

“Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.”
— Brenda Ueland

Great forces are directing you to conform to the patterns of your society. You have DNA that has been handed down from generation to generation, coding repeated behaviour patterns into your being. You have archetypal energies setting the standards for how you behave as a man or a woman, as husband or wife, as father or mother …. You are immersed in consensual reality, whereby the world around you reflects societal understanding of how life has been and is to be.

At the same time, you have an even greater force within you inspiring you to wake up and recognize the reality of who you are. This force, the creative power underlying the entire universe, is urging you to create brand new standards of reality.

The status quo is blind to our creative power. Create a brand new world for yourself, one that meets your deepest needs, and you will help raise the quality of consciousness of the entire world.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
— Gandhi

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Janet Oliver on Safety Energy Lock “17”

This is article #19 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 54, Fall 2006:

Living the Art with Safety Energy Lock 17

The phone rang. i picked it up. “Come as fast as you can”, I heard my dear friend Bobby say. “I’ve had a heart attack, and I’m here in the hospital. Come right away.”

Immediately, I went to the airport to fly one hour to Los Angeles. Upon entering the hospital, I was told by the nurses that Bobby’s pulse rate was way too high, over 200 beats per minute. They said that nothing they did was working to slow it down, and would I please help him to calm down and slow down his heart rate. They indicated that if his heart rate did not slow down, he would probably not live.

I found Bobby agitated, wildly upset at having had a heart attack. He had been moved from one hospital to another, and he generally felt that “everyone was trying to kill him.” The nurses looked extremely harried, and I knew his strong, dominant personality had challenged them to the limit. Gently, I sat at his bedside, and held his wrist (Safety Energy Lock 17).

Bobby was hooked up to a heart monitor, so I could watch as his heart rate slowly returned to normal. The nurses came in. “Thank you.” they said. “We were hoping you could help, and when you finish with him, it’s our turn.

As long as I held his Safety Energy Lock 17, his pulse was steady and normal speed. Whenever I let go, his heart rate would skyrocket upwards. So I sat with Bobby for three days, gently holding his wrist and learning the power of Safety Energy Lock 17.

Safety Energy Lock 17 is an ascending Safety Energy Lock, born on the Diagonal Mediator. It is located in the hollow between two joints at the little finger side of the wrist. The Small Intestine Function Energy flows through the wrists at seventeen, and the Heart Function Energy flows nearby at the inner aspect of the wrist. For Bobby, I held the whole area. As the days went by, I held his fingers as well.

Safety Energy Lock 17 is Natural Intelligence, intuition and creative power. I watched these traits emerging from deep within Bobby, as the days passed. He is a singer and songwriter, and he sang new songs that expressed the deep passion in his heart, now soft and open.

There are many, many testimonies of utilizing Safety Energy Lock 17 for self-help in relaxing the mind and nerves. Safety Energy Lock 17 is easy to hold on ourselves. Even in public, without being noticed, we can hold Safety Energy Lock 17, by placing one hand over the little finger side of the other wrist. We may even hold Safety Energy Lock 17 unobtrusively with our hands behind our backs. It really helps in our daily lives, and many have utilized it when nervous about public speaking.

Mary tells us in Self-Help Book 2, page 46, that we may hold the ring finger or the little finger for a “QUICKIE” Self-Help recharge of Safety Energy Lock 17. The ring finger is our Second Depth finger, helping us to BREATHE, and it is the finger associated with Safety Energy Lock 17 as listed on our chart. The little finger is along the pathway of the Diagonal Mediator, the Heart and Small Intestine Function Energies, and the Little Finger Function Energy, as is Safety Energy Lock 17.

One student told me that she had had a manic depression project. A friend had given her the Self-Help Books. She was too agitated to read the books, but she saw the pictures and started by holding her thumb and fingers, and experienced a sense of tranquility overcoming her anxiety. When depressed, she held her thumb and fingers, and felt herself lift to a state of inner peace. Then, as time went on, she discovered that holding Safety Energy Lock 17 resulted in maintaining a stable calm and mental clarity day after day.

As a Living the Art instructor, I have enjoyed so much hearing the testimonies about Safety Energy Lock 17. Students have utilized Safety Energy Lock 17 to calm their nerves at the dentist. One student held Safety Energy Lock 17 to neutralize her nervous reaction to the clanging, banging sounds of an MRI machine. Another student held Safety Energy Lock 17 for her ankle injury, as Safety Energy Lock 17 is Aquarius, for ankles. Yet another student experienced that Safety Energy Lock 17 helps him to gain mental-emotional clarity; he holds Safety Energy Lock 17 whenever he is in a difficult situation and needs to know what is the right path or action for him to take. Another student held Safety Energy Lock 17 to melt away her breast project. Safety Energy Lock 17 is all of this, and more.

Thank you, Janet.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Sara Harper on Safety Energy Lock “16”

This is article #18 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 53, Summer 2006:

Safety Energy Lock 16

Safety Energy Lock “16 came into the universe meaning the basis of all human activities – breaking down of existing forms for new ones.” Harmonizes “the generative functions; skeletal balance; and tonify [tonifies] muscles.” Helps to clear the “head, back, elimination, tension/stress.”

In my early twenties I was driving home one evening from work when a drunk driver ran a red light going sixty miles an hour. I ended up in the hospital with numerous injuries. My mother came to the hospital to be with me and started right in with Jin Shin Jyutsu. The knot on my head started to shrink, and I got tingling in my toes. I had the hospital release me. I went home and started on the path to getting well. I started receiving regular sessions from Mary to get relief from the many injuries that I had.

One of the strange things that occurred from the brain trauma was my left eye would swell shut, and it would impair my vision and it was extremely painful and ugly. I had been going to Mary for almost a year since the accident and most of all the other projects had cleared. i was extremely concerned about my eye, and when I told Mary about how I had to ice my eye to reduce the swelling every day, she had something else in mind for me other than ice. Mary said,“Today we will clear the eye.”

Mary went straight to the opposite Safety Energy Lock 16 area and held her index finger on the tip of the anklebone. The pain was so intense I could barely stand it, and Mary was just barely touching the tip of the bone with her finger. After what seemed like an eternity she moved off the bone and proceeded to clear the entire 16 Safety Energy Lock area. Again it was very tender and I could hardly believe it could be so painful. When I asked Mary about the Safety Energy Lock 16, she said it would help to clear my head and vision.

The swelling around my eye never came back again like that, but on occasion it does swell if I am overtired. I now immediately go to the Safety Energy Lock 16 to help clear the swelling. If you look in Text 2 at the Gall Bladder Flow you can see how this dynamic relationship of “as above, so below” is so beautifully illustrated. To know the Safety Energy Locks as our truest friends and to utilize the Art and to heed their friendly concern is truly Living the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, and we can help ourselves out of misery. Thank you, Mary, you have given us so many beautiful treasures. Sometimes when I would lie down for a session with Mary, she would listen to my pulses, smile, and then she would say, “Lucky me, Lucky you, Lucky me, Lucky you!!”

Thank you, Sara.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.