Monthly Archives: May 2016

I’m thinking about the forest…

LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

“Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.”
— Aldous Huxley

What was your peak experience of this past week? What was your most challenging experience?

Stepping back to review your week can offer many insights. Normally we can’t see the forest for the trees. Now back away and see the whole forest. Review your week. Now write a short summary — whatever comes to mind for you. If action is required, plan how you will accomplish it in the next week.

“Ask the experienced rather than the learned.”
— Arabic proverb

“Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
— Franklin P. Jones

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Aino Meinhardt on Safety Energy Lock “23”

This is article #25 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.

Aino Meinhardt continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 61, Summer 2008:

Safety Energy Lock 23

From Self-Help Book II by Mary Burmeister: “’23’ came into the universe meaning proper circulation maintenance…Harmonizes(s) blood circulation, brain functions; physical agility and frustrations. …Techniques in themselves are false securities.”

Regarding this, I find in Self-Help Book III on page 7, the following written by Mary “It is the ‘transcending or rising above or beyond the limitations of technique’ to be able to KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS…One already has the KEYS. All one needs is the awareness, the understanding…FEAR is the result of lack of the awareness, the understanding!”

Safety Energy Lock 23 is the only Safety Energy Lock in 4th Depth. When the 4th Depth is out of harmony, FEAR is generated.

“Awareness and understanding of each of the ‘Safety’ Energy Locks are the KEYS to security. …KNOW MYSELF IT IS leads to universal knowledge. …[23] AIDS: clear-thinking; temper tantrums; selfishness; adrenal function tension/stress.” Self-Help Book II

The adrenals produce cortisol, which is an anti-inflammatory, and adrenalin, the stress hormone.

The human genetic make-up consists of a double set of 23 (23+23) chromosomes. The 23rd one decides our sex.

The 23 is connected to addiction or obsession. Addiction is a sort of search; it is a fruitless search. The 23 helps us to get out of the vicious cycle and back into development.

A poem I see in relationship to the 23 is from the work of Rainer Maria Rilke:

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.

I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it.

I circle around God, around the primordial tower.

I’ve been circling for thousands of years and I still don’t know;

am I a falcon, a storm, or a great song?

The 23 is located left and right from Thoracic Vertebra 12. TV 12 is related to the Liver Function Energy and corresponds with the sign Pisces. One of the attributes of the sign Pisces and therefore of the Liver Function Energy is “belief” – the human being who takes responsibility for his life in his own hands, who takes over responsibility for his BEING.

The 23 belongs to the waist line, the level of man between heaven and earth. In the 14, I decide with my will; in the 23 I take responsibility for whatever I’ve decided.

Between TV 12 and Lumbar 2 the Second Depth meets the Main Central.

One part of the Stomach Function Energy goes right into TV 12.

In the area of Safety Energy Lock 23 the 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Depths are represented.

In the 23rd chapter, verse 23 of the Gospel of Matthew, it  is written about the charge against the scribes and Pharisees, who are called hypocrites because they don’t follow their own words, they aren’t authentic. Chapter 23: verse 23, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy and faith.” I found another translation in a German Bible, “…that which is weightier and important in the law, you leave aside: self-knowledge, love and faith come from the heart.”

PSALM 23

A Psalm of David:

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in the green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Thank you, Aino.

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 being good to myself…

Dear Readers,

I will be off the grid for a couple of weeks.

I’m taking my very first ever vacation! AWK!

My life has been so very full I somehow neglected a little personal rest and relaxation…for more than 70 years!

You should all be laughing, or at least smiling, now.

I encourage you to keep giving yourselves Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help flows and refer to previous posts for specific questions.

I’ll finish up the series on Self-Help presented by various teachers…we’ll pick it up at Safety Energy Lock 23.

I will be thinking of you all as I travel; sending love and light and healing to each and every one of you.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

Love,

Debbie

I’m thinking about the quiet…

CALM THE MIND

“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”
— Blaise Pascal

Meditation calms our minds and makes it easier for us to pay attention to the reality around and within us. Meditation breaks through the masks that have built up as our identity. It helps us see through our defences and connect with unacknowledged and unloved aspects of ourselves. It opens us to higher mind and the voice of intuition.

We can consciously choose meditation as a way to become more aware of who we truly are. If we don’t take the initiative to open to our authentic selves, we can be certain that deep challenge and pain from life experience will push us to awaken.

“Meditation helps me feel the shape, the texture of my inner life. Here, in the quiet, I can begin to taste what Buddhists would call my true nature, what Jews call the still, small voice, what Christians call the holy spirit.”
— Wayne Muller

“In a world filled with noise, we need to quiet ourselves to hear God’s voice.”
— Paul Borthwick

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Margareth Toshi Umeoka Serra on Safety Energy Lock “22”, Part 2

This is article #24 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 Toshi Umeoka Serra continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 59, Winter 2008:

Safety Energy Lock 22 ~ Master number, ALL INCLUSIVE, COMPLETE

“Safety Energy Lock 22 is located under the collar bones and helps us balance and harmonize our thoughts because it allows us to think more objectively and reasonably, without emotion or attachment. It also helps us to adapt to all new situations and to change in the environment, including changes in weather or seasons. …Because the [Safety Energy Lock] 22s represent completion, they are useful for balancing the total being.” ~ from The Touch of Healing, pgs. 88 and 89

continued:

On page 3, Self-Help Book III, “the INDEX FINGERS are also for easing back discomforts. All the burdens of attitudes ~ worry, fear, anger, grief and trying-to (Mary tells us about Attitudes on page 22, Self-Help Book I) ~ which affect the back. …To unload the tension/stress on one’s back, SMILE, drop the shoulders and exhale while holding (jumper cabling) the INDEX FINGER.” The INDEX FINGERS correspond with the LITTLE TOES for back tension/stress, too, where the Bladder Flow finishes and the Kidney Flow begins. The 22 = 2 + 2 equals 4, “VISION ~ Self-change starts with self study. Shallow breathing causes disharmony. Deep breathing results in a loving personality.” Four is the 4th Depth, Safety Energy Lock 23 and Bladder and Kidney Functions.

On page 22, Self-Help Book I tells us about Attitudes and how to harmonize the 1st Depth, Worry, Stomach and Spleen Functions. Almost all of the organ functions pass through Safety Energy Lock 22. Just the Bladder Flow does not pass through. But we can find the Bladder Function on page 22, in Text 2.

The first step of the 1st Method of Correction is 22 and 11 (22 + 11 = 33) on page 55, Text 1. The first step of the Lung Function is 22 and 14 (22 + 14 = 36) on page 10, Text 2; the first step of the Stomach Function is 22 and 21 (22 + 21 = 43 = 7), on page 14, Text 2; the first step of the Liver Function is 22 and 4 (22 + 4 = 26), on page 34, Text 2.

The Breathing Flow that is found on page 22, Text 1, opens the chest and helps the heart and lungs, harmonizes the exhale and the inhale, balancing the total being. The jumper cable to help is to hold your high 19 with opposite high 1, which is the same self-help to harmonize Safety Energy Lock 22. Mary says that Safety Energy Lock 22 is excellent to align the chest (13s), the solar plexus (14s) and the groin area (15s).

Safety Energy Lock 22 belongs to the 3rd depth and is part of the first 22 Safety Energy Locks “rediscovered” by Jiro Murai. Everything is inclusive in Safety Energy Lock 22, like colors, constellations and musical notes. All 144, 000 functions join at the 22s. All elements also join there. Their known name is “The Train Station” because all energy that goes up the body comes down and joins at Safety Energy Lock 22. It’s where the energy “goes on holiday”, takes a “little break”.  If the 22s are open, the energy goes through them and goes to do the work they have to do. Safety Energy Lock 22s help to receive the energy through “open arms”.

On page 22, Self-Help Book III, Mary says, “Physio-Psychology ~ SMILE, SEE within and LISTEN. When Inner life is in order, it brings joy, health and Creator Abundance in all things, in all ways. There is always a way to help Myself, knowing of which, in turn, can help others. There is always an alternative with knowing FINGERS and TOES. If unable to BE anything else, SMILE and Be the Breath I am. Instead of “show me” open one’s eyes and SEE for myself. Be one’s own testimony. BE happiness. Know that there are no ways to happiness. Happiness IS. …HAND-PALM and FOOT-SOLE.”

Be Happy where you are!

Thank You Very Much Mary Burmeister.

Thank you, Margareth.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

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

I’m thinking about freedom…

FREE TO CHOOSE

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”
— Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody’s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May

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Margareth Toshi Umeoka Serra on Safety Energy Lock “22”, Part 1

This is article #24 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 Toshi Umeoka Serra continues the series with her article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 59, Winter 2008:

Safety Energy Lock 22 ~ Master number, ALL INCLUSIVE, COMPLETE

“Safety Energy Lock 22 is located under the collar bones and helps us balance and harmonize our thoughts because it allows us to think more objectively and reasonably, without emotion or attachment. It also helps us to adapt to all new situations and to change in the environment, including changes in weather or seasons. …Because the [Safety Energy Lock] 22s represent completion, they are useful for balancing the total being.” ~ from The Touch of Healing, pgs. 88 and 89

If we look at page 55 (5 + 5 = 10) in Self-Help Book II we can find the Safety Energy Lock 22 where Mary says, “All my miseries are results of: I am ignorant of MYSELF, KNOW MYSELF IT IS.”  The 20, 21, 22 Flow is found on page 32 (3 + 2 = 5) in Text 1. On page “20”, Self-Help Book II, Safety Energy Lock 5, Mary says, “Erases FEAR ~ false evidence appearing real ~ to discover: KNOW MYSELF IT IS”. On page 22, Self-Help Book II, Safety Energy Lock 6, Mary says, “FUN ~ Fulfillment, Understanding, No-thing. Be the SMILE.” The jumper cable for Safety Energy Locks 5 and 6 is hold your 15/3 or your 15s. Safety Energy Locks 5 and 6 constitute “The Mind Specialist,” and 20, 21, 22 Flow is the Face Flow harmonizer. (Face Flows are Gall Bladder, Stomach and Bladder.) Mary called these “The Magic Combination”, “The Dynamic Combination”, “The Mind Specialist”.

The known name for Safety Energy Lock 7 and 8 is “The Mind Specialist”, too. When 22s aren’t in harmony, they can be the main cause of strokes. The 22s also harmonize the thyroid and the parathyroid glands. The 5, 6, 7, 8 Flow opens the chest, and 20, 21, 22 Flow helps the energy to descend. These glands are located in the area of the 22s. The jumper cable to help them is right hand on right 22, inside the collar bone, with the thumb of the left hand in the right armpit and the fingers holding the right 26. This self-help also helps anemia.

The 20 + 21 + 22 = 63 equals 9. The 9 Flow, on page 20, Text 1, known as the Supervisor, the Director, and is also important for the adequate functioning of the 20, 21, 22 Flow, which has 9 steps, to keep us continually renovated. The “quickie” Self-Help recharge (jumper cable) for Safety Energy Locks 22, 11, 10, 8 and 5 is the Index Finger.

Mary says on page “2”, Self-Help Book III, “the INDEX FINGER represents FLOW. As long as one is in the flow (perfect circulation), there is harmony with no limitations, no obstacles, no-things, which are causes for disorders ~ various types of labels. …The INDEX FINGERS, when not in harmony, are the source for all LACKS. Lack of perception, balance in thinking, energy, health, all material things, begin to cause FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). One is only able to ‘look’ and ‘hear’ instead of really able to SEE and LISTEN. The index finger is used for blaming others, things, situations, for one’s own unawareness and not understanding.”

To be continued…