Siew Kuan Lee of Freemont, California, shares “An Experience of Know Myself IT IS” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 43, Winter 2004:
A few months back when I was going through overwhelming life changes, I constantly applied self-help to myself, or just simply held my fingers to sleep at night. Sometimes, after holding the fingers one after another, I could feel all the dirt, dust, greasy grime unloading from within, and I was left with a feeling of connectedness. However, there were times when I was so overwhelmed emotionally that nothing I did could bring me to that place of openness and connectedness.
One night, I woke up at about 3:00 a.m. and couldn’t go back to sleep. I turned on the light and reached out to my Self-Help Book 2 lying on the nightstand. As I flipped through the pages, the Safety Energy Lock 3 on page 17 caught my eyes.
It read, “3 came into the universe meaning understanding, ‘door’, defense against problems and discomforts.” The words penetrated me like light shining in a dark room. I couldn’t help as the tears rolled down from my eyes. All of a sudden, I started to get why my 3’s were always tight. I wasn’t having enough understanding of myself. Three is the breath and door of life. Three, being the trinity, represents the Mediator Flow and gives birth to relationships – the relationship I have with myself, with people around me and with the world. I started to realize what a fool I was, always wanting reality to be different and always dictating how people and things should be. I was so confused and with False Evidence Appearing Real, I lost myself and constantly looked for happiness outside myself.
On page 8, Mary says, “Self-knowledge is the KEY to be free from all miseries.” On page 18, “Self-change starts with self-study.” On page 24, “Reality is simple. Have no preferences.” On page 26, “I alone impose LIMITATIONS upon MYSELF. I alone am RESPONSIBLE for my BEING.”
As I read the pages on each Safety Energy Lock, each statement anchored me deeper into reality, and a sense of peace overcame me. Without my stories about how I think people and things should be, there were no worries, fears, anger, sadness or try to’s. At that moment, I was one without ATTITUDES…Know Myself IT IS.
Thank you, Siew.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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