Jed Schwartz on Letting Go

Jed Schwartz writes about Letting Go in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 41, Summer 2003:


Carolyn was a first time student in a recent class, who kept asking lots of questions about what to do for dizziness. She sat in the front row so there were lots of opportunities for her to talk to me at breaks about her life.

Turns out that all her questions about dizziness were for herself. The last 12 years (in fact, she had calculated to the day, 4,395 days) she had been dizzy 24 hours, 7 days a week. The label had the most beautiful French name which I often would ask her to repeat: Mal de Debarquement. The result was that she could no longer work, drive or do most things independently. She had aids and helpers to get around with this limiting label.

She wrote down all the references given during class for flows and depths related to dizziness. During the first hands-on she reported feeling free of the dizziness until she sat up. The second day after hands-on, she reported being clear for two hours, which for her was a miracle because it was the first time there had been any sustained relief.

The third morning we invited her to be the morning demonstration model. After looking at her body, feeling changes in conformation and listening to her pulses, 3rd Depth kept coming up. I asked her if she had ever fallen on her coccyx. She did not remember ever injuring her tailbone from a fall, but for the last 12 years she had been unable to sit without extreme discomfort and excruciating dizziness. For the last 12 years she has been able to only stand or lie down. In fact she realized that after the first day’s session she had not had any difficulty sitting in class. We worked on clearing 3rd and 4th Depths, focusing on opening her coccyx.

The class was over two consecutive weekends. During the week Carolyn sent me a thank you note. Here are some excerpts:

“Words can not convey the gratitude I feel for your seminar…To know that healing is not just a ‘possibility’, but indeed a reality, is the answer to 12 years of prayers!”

“I am still feeling great today, and I actually had a ‘funeral’ for my former (seemingly) dizziness this morning! I buried it (with a cross and great ceremony!) and sent it ‘home’ to God, thanking Him for this ’12 year Blessing’. I am truly thankful for all that I have learned from this illness and the person I have come to be as a result.”

“Surprising to me (but probably not to you) I did feel some attachment to this ‘Mal de Debarquement’ as I laid it to rest! I guess when some thing is a part of you for so long, even if we don’t like it, there are feelings for it.”

“I was thinking of Hilda Charlton’s words all through your seminar and especially today: ‘As God has no illness neither do you!’ That is my mantra, and it will keep me going as I continue to heal.”

It is now 9 months since the Jin Shin Jyutsu class, and Carolyn has continued to be free of her project. When we let go, it is gone. When we bury the past we are free in this now. God blesses you, Carolyn, and thank you for your gift to all of us.

Thank you, Carolyn.

Thank you, Jed.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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