Monthly Archives: April 2016

I’m thinking about fury and patience…

HEAL DUALITIES

“Beware of the fury of the patient man.”
— John Dryden

Our minds perceive and give relative value – positive and negative – to the different sides of a duality. We usually shun the negative.

It’s important to know that you cannot eliminate the negative by focusing exclusively on the positive. Energetically, both opposites must remain in balance. Increase one and its opposite will also increase. Try to be only positive and the negative within you will raise its ugly head.

We work with dualities by remembering that each is part of the whole. We must acknowledge and accept all aspects of life, because they all exist within us. And so, if we seek to be honest, we do so by acknowledging our potential to be dishonest. We can also bring in love and compassion when we catch ourselves acting out the negative.

Power arises out of integrating the positive and negatives within us. From the tension that exists between the two, we develop awareness and become more conscious and compassionate.

“Any fool can run towards the light. It takes a master with courage to turn and face the darkness and shine his own light there.”
— Leslie Fieger – author of the Delfin Knowledge System

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Mona Harris on Safety Energy Lock “14”

This is article #16 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.

Mona Harris continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 51, Winter 2006:

Safety Energy Lock 14

“KNOW MYSELF IT IS. To do, just BE.” These are the words Mary writes next to Safety Energy Lock 14 in Self-Help Book 2. To do, just BE – I would have expected these words next to a Safety Energy Lock of the 5th Depth…but obviously it is OUR WILL that gets us into trouble.

Even though we know better (deep inside), we DO things that are not good for us. How much that can affect us is listed as possible disharmonies next to the 14 flow in Text 1. Mary lists more possible symptoms in this flow than in any other flow in Text 1! It is our mind that brings us into trouble! Maybe that is the reason there is no 14 in the 14 flow? But of course the waistline (mind) is cleared by holding both 9s – to put an end to that cycle! And if we look closely we find a lot of 5th Depth helpers in the flow. We start off with Safety Energy Lock 15 which is harmonized by the little finger – the harmonizer of the 5th Depth (attitude level) and go to the 15 on the other side of the body in the 7th step. We use Safety Energy Lock 24 and 25 (both live in 5th Depth), and holding the 3rd and 4th step together is the Little Finger Function Energy (Heart and Small Intestine Function Energy intermingles – both 5th Depth) from Text 2.

14 is the beginning of mankind, man living between spirit (1 – all creation proceeds from unity) and matter (4 – the four elements). “The art of LIVING is simple. We complicate it in our efforts to try to live, or is it to exist?” Mary asks us in Self-Help Book 1 (page 2). If we want to live harmoniously between heaven (spirit-13) and earth (body-15) we can hold our 14s to unite waist-up and waist-down and bring us equilibrium and sustenance. If we feel sustained we realize that there is always enough for all and “forget to focus on:

  1. Comparing, competing;
  2. Judging (being judged), labeling (being labeled);
  3. Trying to understand, trying to find out WHY.”

Guess on what page that’s written in Self-Help Book 3? Page 14!

What’s on page 14 in Self-Help Book 1? An empty page – to understand and digest all information we have gotten up to that point, a little pause for the mind before we start jumper cabling the body (15) on page 15.

The color of 14 is blue; the color of 2 is pale blue. The letters on the cover of Self-Help Book 2 are blue, and in it Mary talks about what, where and who Mankind’s Safety Energy Locks are as well as when and how they help. Satisfying the mind!

If we look on page 14 of Self-Help Book 2, we find Mary speaking to us about Safety Energy Lock 2. “Seeing through the eyes of the Creator” is one meaning of 2. And isn’t that exactly what happens when we get stuck in our lifestyle (waistline) – that we can’t see what’s really going on? (14 helps the vision.) “Wisdom” always recognizes ‘wholeness’, ‘oneness’, while ignorance looks at, specializes in a part of parts.” Whenever mankind forgets to see the whole picture, we get into trouble.

Luckily we have a simple “tool” to help us develop our wisdom and harmonize our will at the same time: Jumper cable the ringer finger!

Thank you, Mona.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about communication…

DEEPER COMMUNICATION

“Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him.”
— Virginia Satir

How do you typically communicate? Is it through words, gestures, emotions, thoughts, desires, needs, truths, direct perception or intuition? Do you focus more on the other person or on yourself? Do you typically tell, ask or listen?

For a few days, set an intention to be aware of your communication styles and skills. After you’ve spent some time talking with someone, reflect on what your underlying motives were and what level of depth you reached. Write your insights in your journal. This exercise will help you become more aware and conscious of who you are and why you do what you do.

“We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversation with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.”
— Thomas Moore

“You must speak straight so that your words may go as sunlight to our hearts.”
— Cochise

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Margareth Umeoka Serra on Safety Energy Lock “13”

This is article #15 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 of Sao Paulo, Brazil continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 50, Fall 2005:

Safety Energy Lock 13

When I think about Safety Energy Lock 13, I am reminded of

  • Cosmic Artless Art to Know (help) Myself
  • Physio-Philosophy (Nature – Effortless Reality)
  • Art of Living, Creator’s Art
  • MAN
  • ROOT
  • Self-Help Book I
  • Self-Help Book II, Page 1
  • Self-Help Book III, Page 1
  • Text 1, unnumbered page 2 and numbered pages 1, 2, 3
  • Text 2, pages 1, 2

Safety Energy Lock 13 (Physio-Philosophy – Awareness of Myself, Root, Bustline) helps us to be aware of a simple way of BEING to help Myself, to help others and thus to KNOW Cosmic Oneness.

I remember Mary’s words on the second unnumbered page of Text 1: “The responsibility for usage of knowledge received is within each one. The meaning of Jin Shin Jyutsu, The Creator’s Art – Effortless Reality (MAN) – explains that this responsibility is to the Creator and to oneself.”

With each new breath I recognize the Greatness of Jin Shin Jyutsu as an Art of Living, to “simply BE the channel through which flows the infinite esthetic power of the Creator”, as Mary says.

In Self-Help Book II, on page 36, we also find Safety Energy Lock 13: “Awareness and Understanding of the UNLOADING (exhale) and RECEIVING (inhale) the BREATH OF LIFE will help us to develop…KNOW MYSELF IT IS…” in a more focused and expanded way. Mary says, “BE the essence in the 36 Divine breaths (9 for Space, 9 for the Source of all sources, 9 for the big “S” Source and 9 for the small “s” source).

“Love thy enemy.” Who are our greatest enemies? We are, whenever we forget who we really are. To hold high 19s and/or little finger and index finger helps me to remember who I AM. Whenever I love myself I love MYSELF – the DOT – and I acknowledge the manifestation of the Macrocosm in the Microcosm that I AM. And if I still cannot remember, I can hold Safety Energy Lock 4 (Self-Help Book II, page 18), the key to the Bust Line, where Mary tells us that: “VISION – Self-change starts with self study. Shallow breathing causes disharmony. Deep breathing results in a loving personality.” Safety Energy Lock 4 is the “window” that allows “light (knowledge) and air (Life-Breath) – KNOW MYSELF IT IS” – to be the child, to be creative, fertile, to be enthusiasm, fire, the Fountain of Youth, to simply BE who I AM, Be the no-Be…BE.

I could go on writing about Safety Energy Lock 13 for the rest of my life just as I realize that Jin Shin Jyutsu is a path for the rest of our lives. Awareness of Myself, Root, Safety Energy Lock 13 is to be aware and recognize that we are studying and remembering the Creation of Humanity through Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy. IT IS to realize that we are ONE, nourished by the same rootless Root. IT IS to realize that the “Path is inside Myself to find that which has no beginning or end. exhale all skepticism, attitudes and inhale abundant joy, laughter and happiness. Keep SMILING and exhaling.”

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 different perspectives…

WE CAN’T ESCAPE

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”
— Orison Swett Marden

We can’t escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression – we continue to carry the problem with us. Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energy wall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.

For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don’t like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see different perspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.

“The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord’s way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, ‘Don’t forget me.'”
— Eknath Easwaran

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I’m thinking about words…

SELF TALK IS REVEALING

“If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.”
— Chinese Proverb

What passes over your lips each day?

Are your words typically negative, critical, gossiping, deceptive, illusory, justifying, blaming, manipulative and argumentative? Are they more uplifting, inspirational, positive, questioning, beautiful, loving, universal, truthful, accepting and supportive?

The throat is our center of expression. Who we are sneaks out in our attitudes and in what we say.

“Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.”
— Pearl Strachan Hurd

“The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.”
— Bible

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Mona Harris on Safety Energy Lock “12”

This is article #14 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.

Mona Harris continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 49, Summer 2005:

Safety Energy Lock 12

I always wondered why Mary didn’t talk about the breath in Self-Help Book 1; whereas, she talks about it immediately in Book 3 on page 1, and on page 2 in Book 2.

Well, after years of looking at Self-Help Book 1, I finally saw it on page 12: “The awareness of the moment (the breath), one’s present state of being will become an art of LIVING.” This brings to mind the air element of the Supervisor flows which anchor on Safety Energy Lock 12.

Safety Energy Lock 12 “helps to keep from TRY-ing to DO and allows us to effortless BE.” This is one way of Mary describing Safety Energy Lock 12 in Self-Help Book 2. When we look at page 12 in Book 1, we find a reference to the “trying to” (little finger as helper for the attitude Pretense) as well as in Self-Help Book 3 (also page 12) with finger pose No. III: “It is one’s own attitudes that cause limitations, blockages, and keep one from being FUN.” Therefore, she reminds us to “unload all ATTITUDES…HAVE FUN,” while talking about Safety Energy Lock 12 in Self-Help Book 2.

“FUN – Fulfillment, Understanding, No-thing” are some of the words Mary gives us with safety Energy Lock 6 (2 x 6 = 12!) in Self-Help Book 2. Six is the number of 4th Depth (attitude Fear), and Mary told us that fear is the “core” of all attitudes. And what self-help recharge do we find in Book 2?  Opposite 12 and coccyx – already known from Book 1, page 48 (4 + 8 = 12!): the first step of POSTERIOR DESCENDING energy (Bladder Flow). It’s the only hand position in Self-Help Book 2 that is the anchor step of an organ flow. This is also the last step of Kidney flow, both flows being part of 4th Depth.

The middle finger harmonizes Safety Energy Lock 12, and if we look through Self-Help Book 3, we find further indications of the power of holding the middle finger through all things related to it. Some of these we find on page 33 (3 + 3 = 6) in Self-Help Book 3. What I find exciting is at the bottom of that page: “simply getting to Know Myself, BE IT IS, IS.” (This, in effect, is “Not my will but Thy will.”) BE is FUN. FUN is to BE. BE in the flow – Be the FLOW – in the flow there is no accumulation – no-THING, nothing.” (The element of 4th Depth is water – flow.)

The color of twelve is pale blue and the only other place we see another pale color is pale yellow representing the zero. Zero represents the Main Central which is our personal source, and twelve is located at the level of the 4th cervical vertebra which on our answer sheet we know is 7th Depth, our universal source. Both of the pale colors are referring to our source which is unmanifested.

As we know from Text 1, page 18, Safety Energy Lock 12 harmonizes safety Energy Lock 14 – “thy will” harmonizes “my will”. And what does Mary write about safety Energy  Lock 14 in book 2? “To do, just BE.”

So let’s do it – and “effortless BE!”

Thank you, Mona.

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 touching my intuition…

RAISE YOUR AWARENESS

“Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”
— Albert Einstein

Take awareness to new levels. Explore experiencing yourself in the act of being aware. Be aware of awareness itself. To do this, we need to go beyond our old mechanical patterns, compulsions and rejections. We need to uproot the arrogance of ego.

Higher awareness is conscious of spirit and form working together. We must be conscious and present within before we can tune in to the guidance of our soul. Develop awareness to hear the subtlest whispers of intuition through your thoughts, feelings and sensations.

“Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.”
— Shakti Gawain

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Iole M. Lebensztajn on Safety Energy Lock “11”

This is article #12 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 47, Winter 2005:

Becoming Lighter with Safety Energy Lock 11

In 1994 I was invited to an interview in a TV show. It was the first time I would talk about Jin Shin Jyutsu in this kind of setting.

At that time I was a “4 year old” student. As you can imagine I was a “little” apprehensive because it is always a great responsibility to talk about Jin Shin Jyutsu. I couldn’t stop ruminating. “I have to honor the Physio-Philosophy taught by Mary, I have to be the clearest I can be, I have to convey the message in 10 minutes, I have to…”

Finally I realized that I needed something to help my shoulders drop, getting rid of all those “I have to’s.” As often in this kind of situation, my hands have “thought” much better than my mind. My right hand went straight to my left shoulder and my left thumb covered my left ring fingernail (see page 32 Self-Help Book 2). Almost immediately a deep exhale happened (11 is an amplified 1 bringing an amplified exhale) and I could feel peace and harmony from head to toes, toes to head. I kept jumper cabling myself in that position until I was called to start my interview.

Shortly, everything flowed in a very smooth way. Safety Energy Lock 11 supported me by feeling really tuned in during the entire interview, and maybe it affected even the journalists (they were two). Guess which was the only Safety Energy Lock one of them asked about? Yes, touching her 11’s she asked me what to do to help this area of prevalent tension in everyone’s lives and why it gets so tense. Of course, I showed her the Self-Help described above and told her that we often carry excess baggage on our shoulders, represented by all the “should’s” and “have to’s.” “Moreover,” I said, “we are afraid of letting our light shine before everyone, which prevents us from seeing the abundance which we really are.”

At the end of the interview, knowing it was my first time being interviewed in a TV show, the journalists were amazed by my serenity and how comfortable I was. They have remarked that it looked like I did that every day.

In fact Safety Energy Lock 11 melted away the tension to open myself to harmony. Besides that, by harmonizing all the neck and throat area, I believe it also eased my expression to be very simple and natural. I don’t know about the viewers, but everybody at the TV studio was having FUN. The entire atmosphere became Lighter.

Thank you, Iole.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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Janet Oliver on Safety Energy Lock “11”

This is article #13 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 48, Spring 2005:

Number Eleven

In class and private session, Mary is known for her thorough clearing of the 11s. In my first experience of this phenomenon, I remember the PAIN. I would “try to” squiggle around to get away from the pain, only to have Mary reposition her thumbs and fingers so the PAIN came again. My face was bright red from the rushing movement of energy, and my classmates giggled with empathy, many of them knowing this experience. Finally, the pain melted away under her touch, and my shoulders dropped. A feeling of freedom and ease overcame my being.

In this moment, I understood Mary’s words (Self-Help Book II, p. 32): “Be the SMILE. BE the dropping of your shoulders – unload, receive and tune into the rhythm of the cosmos where there is no-thing.” I felt so light and bright.

Mary calls the unloading of the shoulders the “getting rid of excess baggage (garbage).” She says, “Everyone brings their ‘precious antiques’ to me in their 11s, but I haven’t found one worth keeping yet.”

In Self-Help Book II, pgs. 32-33, the first self-help quickie is just quietly jumper cable 11 and make a ring with the thumb and ring finger (2nd Depth, breathing), which helps us BE the dropping of the shoulders and to BE the BREATH. Mary states that in “the awareness of the moment (the breath), one’s present state of being will become an art of LIVING.” (Self-Help Book I, p. 12).

This summer I had my own personal experience of the 11s. I was driving on the freeway in the San Francisco Bay Area, when I felt uncontrollably sleepy. I fought the sleepy feeling, tried to get over to get off the freeway, but before I could, I passed out. I “saw” bright white light and the faces of loved ones who had passed. I thought I was dying. I perceived the Gates of Heaven open before me, with the gate posts shining brilliantly as Heavenly Columns of Divine Light. Quietly and firmly, without fear or thought, I heard myself say “NO”, from the depths of my soul. The Heavenly Gates receded, and I came to, opening my eyes.

My car had moved to the fastest lane on its own and was heading at an angle towards the 5-foot wall dividing the lanes of the freeway. It was a simple matter to straighten the car in its lane. Without  thinking, I lowered the windows. The sleepiness disappeared, and my head cleared. I knew that my car probably had a major carbon monoxide leak. I felt gratitude to be alive.

Eleven is the number of 7th Depth, LIGHT. Adding up the numbers of each letter of the word LIGHT, we have 12(L) + 9(I) + 7(G) + 8(H) + 20 (T) = 56, and 5 + 6 = 11, so LIGHT = 11. Throughout my years of study of Jin Shin Jyutsu, I’ve wondered at times about the deep relationship of 11 and 7th Depth, LIGHT. After perceiving the Gates of Heaven, with posts of Brilliant Divine Light (11s), now I know.

Thank you, Janet.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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