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.”


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

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