Monthly Archives: July 2016

I’m thinking about my spiritual path…

SPIRITUAL PATHWAYS

“In any way that men love me in that same way they find my love: for many are the paths of men, but they all in the end come to me.”
— Song of God, Bhagavad Gita

Spirit – the life force – exists in everything. It follows, then, that ANY path, any encounter is spiritual if we have the awareness to see it as such. Going deeper, going higher, emptying, connecting, believing or disbelieving, bouncing off the bottom, experiencing the heights, in pain, in ecstasy ….

Too often, we search afar for our own purpose when it is in our lives all the time, waiting for us to express it more openly. Bring greater awareness to each encounter and situation in life. Tune in to what you are inspired to do, who you are inspired to be. Your answers are waiting for you to pay attention – every moment!

“…focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
— Greg Anderson

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The Heavenly Breath of 2nd Depth

Jill Holden writes about  our entire life resides within one breath in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 42, Fall 2003:

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Star Born and Earth Bound

Our entire life resides within one breath. All we really have is this moment. How can one live fully? Looking more closely at our 2nd Depth with our “ah ha” awareness and understanding, we can facilitate all of this with our jumper cables. Within the beauty of creation, we are given Spirit, Mind and Body.

Scientists have discovered we are made up of the same stuff found in exploding stars. We really are part of the cosmos, born from the stars and planets. We see this in the cervical star, the 5-pointed star; and on the elemental level, there is the lumbar circle. The planets and the relationship of the elements in the zodiac are the constant rhythms of our life…the macrocosm and the microcosm.

Again, we see the relationship of the macrocosm and the microcosm when we look at the 6th Depth (“big B”) Breath and the 2nd Depth (“little b”) breath. We begin this life with a breath. The lungs are our foundation of life, receiving the heavenly breath, which goes throughout the body – invisible, yet is our very essence. Carrying oxygen to the blood, transforming nutrients into energy, the lungs are organs of regeneration; and through this process our large intestine takes what we don’t use and unloads what Mary describes as our “dust, dirt and greasy grime”. So, with the invisible breath from the lungs to the material process of the large intestine, we see the dance of heaven and earth weaving and spiraling throughout us.

Second Depth also contains the numbers, which govern the depths. 5 is the number of 1st and 6th Depth, 6 is 4th Depth, 7 is 5th Depth, 8 is 3rd Depth; and 9 is the number for 2nd Depth. 9 speaks of letting go of the old in order to make space for the new; 9 speaks of cycles, fulfillment and transformation. All of the numbers in 2nd Depth add up to 11, which is the numeric symbol for 7th Depth, which brings us back to the light always available to us.

I’ve often thought about Mary’s statement, “Sadness is born of possessiveness.” What does that really mean? Of course, sadness is a natural reaction to loss, but looking through another lens, we experience ourselves as material matter instead of spirit, and we experience each other as matter. When we recognize we are spirit, there is no loss, no sadness; and we are human, but I think I’m beginning to see where Mary was taking us.

A glimmer here and there, we can reach for the stars and contemplate the wonder. Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, Jill.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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Milt Lee on The Year of the One’s, Part 2

Milt Lee , Organizer and Practitioner – Rapid City, South Dakota writes about The Year of the One’s in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 41, Summer 2003.

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Milt continues:

After about 6 months I noticed that my nose wasn’t going crazy. I also noticed that it didn’t start to gush when I would have a sip of wine. Now I know that I probably shouldn’t talk about alcohol but it’s true. For years I hadn’t been able to even have a sip of wine at dinner, but I like to have a drink now and then, and now I could. Actually this was just an outcome of my whole body becoming stronger.

People started to notice a change. They said that I was clearer, brighter – that I looked like a new person, and I noticed it, too. I needed less sleep, I recovered from work faster, I was taking about 1/2 of the asthma medicine than I had before, and some days I forgot about it altogether.

During this time, I tried to get a regular treatment once a week. For me the best treatments were the Reversing and Increasing of the Depths. They would always “send me far away”, and my pulses would all end up silky.

Finally, I finished the year – a full year of holding my knees an hour a day. It was much more of a challenge than I thought it would be. There were times when I forgot till 11 or 12 at night. Then I would sit there holding my knees, falling asleep, but holding them. During the year, I didn’t really change anything else in my life. I didn’t do any additional exercise and wasn’t very good with my diet. So anything that happened was strictly Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy. By the end, I could feel the energy moving around my body. I could feel things release that I’ve never felt before, and the paths that Jiro Murai talked about are much more real to me than before. Now, if I hold the first step of the Gall Bladder Flow, I feel the energy release in my lower back.

So the burning question is – did all of my projects go away? The answer is…No. I still have a human body, and I still go through the grit and grime of daily living. However, my nose is much, much better; the allergies are mostly gone. The same is true for the asthma. I don’t have any asthma attacks, or even rarely get tight. When I do, I can drink a glass of water or hold my breath, and the tightness goes away immediately. I still can’t smell very much, but I can breathe through the night, and when I wake up, my teeth aren’t sore from mouth breathing.

Would I recommend holding your one’s? I think I would. It’s a journey of self-exploration. You will learn so much about yourself, and you will feel things you’ve never felt before. It’s not easy, especially when the storms of energy are raging, but it’s worth it. I’ve decided to do the mudra’s every day for this next year, and already I’m noticing that the fingers are so much more powerful than I ever realized. Finally, I would say that the One’s truly are the Prime Mover, and if you want to move, then this is the way to do it..

Thank you, Milt.

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.

Milt Lee on The Year of the One’s, Part 1

Milt Lee , Organizer and Practitioner – Rapid City, South Dakota writes about The Year of the One’s in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 41, Summer 2003:

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it was April 18th, 2002, in Kansas City, when Matthias (Roth) reminded us that, “You can resolve all your projects by holding your one’s for an hour a day for a year.” Really, I thought. I’ve heard this before in practically every class I had taken, and after 3 yrs. of hearing this, I guess I became too curious to stop myself. After all, I had plenty of projects – asthma, allergies, and a nose that couldn’t smell. I had already lost 20 lbs. by sitting on my hands 20 minutes a day, so I figured if this was as good, then I was going to do it. Frankly, I wanted to do what Mary always said, “Be your own testimony!” It never occurred to me that it was a big commitment – I mean after all – what’s an hour a day? You just sit there, and hold your knees. What could be easier? So the day I started, I got about 15 minutes done during the class, and as I was sitting in my daughter’s house that evening, I continued holding them.

Almost immediately, I realized that there might be more to doing this than I had thought. First of all, it meant that every day I needed to remember to do it – make a plan for when I would get it done, and then when the time came, do it. I also had to figure out how to hold my knees. At first I just leaned in a bit and crossed my hands, but after about 20 minutes my back started to hurt. So I experimented with many different positions – leaning to one side with my legs up on the couch – then the other side. Finally I discovered that I could cross my legs, put one hand under the upper leg and casually flop the other hand on the top knee. After 20 minutes I would reverse, and finally just bend down to do the other 20 minutes.

I didn’t expect many changes right away. After all, I’m 55 and it took a long time to get to where I was. It was about 30 days in when I started to notice things happening, but they were going the wrong way. My teeth were killing me. My nose started to get worse. I would start to sneeze, and it would go on for 20, 30, 40 times. It was then that I discovered that I could do the first step of the Spleen Flow, and within 30-45 seconds, the sneezing would stop. Amazing.

After a while, my nose started to clear. There would be days when I would smell things and it would be totally clear. Then for a week it would be totally blocked – not breathing at all. This went on for months. People around me would get the flu, I was just fine. Then suddenly everything in my left side would ache, my left arm felt useless, then it would go away. I felt like a storm was raging in my body. My skin would itch all over, my nose would flow like the Ganges River, and then everything would clear.

To be continued…

I’m thinking about being joy…

DID YOU FIND JOY?

“The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, who share joy, and who spread joy.”
— Torkom Saraydarian

Joy, as the energy of love, is the highest vibration on this planet. Everything in the universe is energy; it can be measured and reduced to vibrational frequencies. It’s a universal law that as we think and feel we vibrate, and as we vibrate we attract. When we are in the high joy vibration, we attract what is for our greater good.

The Ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: “Did you bring Joy?” and “Did you find Joy?” Those who answered ‘yes’ could continue their journey into the afterlife.

For at least the next week or two, ask yourself these two questions each and every day:

  • Did I bring joy?
  • Did I find joy?

“Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him.”
— Sathya Sai Baba

 

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Jed Schwartz on Letting Go

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

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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

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

 

I’m thinking about being different…

ARE YOU AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT?

On the path of evolution, we move from being a willing and obedient member of the group to wanting to take control over our own lives. This is a necessary but difficult transition.

Andrew Schneider says, “At this point we are afraid of being ourselves. We are afraid of being unique and different. We are afraid of being individually powerful, and even successful. For all of these things stand against the old ways that told us that conformity was right and individualism was wrong.”

“For as long as we possibly can, we make a compromise. We try to live both lives – the dependent tribal life and the independent personal life – as contradictory and opposite as they are.

“We want approval from others. We want to be accepted and popular. We seek this comfort to overcome our fear and feel more secure. …So, at times when we conform, we don’t feel the fear of living. But we might lose the new sense of adventure, discovery, daring and enthusiasm for life that the questioning and questing have brought us.”

“Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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Peacemaking

Last week I published an article written by Christine Anne entitled “Vehicle for Peace”. Philomena Dooley comments on that article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 41, Summer 2003:

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In the Main Central Spring issue, Christine Anne in her article “Vehicle for Peace” reminded me of my experience earlier this year. I was scheduled to present a Jin Shin Jyutsu 5-day basic class in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, January 14-18, 2003.

Much noise was coming from Washington, D.C. as to when they were going to attack Iraq, Dubai’s next-door neighbor. Friends and family were asking me not to go, they were concerned for my safety in traveling to that part of the world in such troubled times. (My children lost their Dad nineteen years earlier in 1983 in a hostile air attack; 279 passengers and crew were lost.)

My third son, Michael, said, “Mom, if you really want to go to Dubai, I will come with you.” From the moment we arrived in Dubai, we were greeted with open arms. This was the third Jin Shin Jyutsu class to be held here. Excitement was high as now many would be receiving practitioner status. The organizers did a wonderful job. The class was held in a beautiful setting. Some students had arrived from neighboring countries. I was humbled by the warmth and beauty of the class. There were thirty-three students plus Michael and myself, altogether we were twenty-two nationalities in one room sharing the beautiful Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy, Getting to Know and Help Myself. It was awesome, some local students brought needy children in during lunch time or in the evenings. Simply being the observer of the transformations was amazing. Amazing Grace. In the twenty-five years that I have been using the Jumper Cables, I have had many moving experiences. However, given the state of the world and the many nations in turmoil, being with this multinational group was awe-inspiring. I frequently receive emails and phone calls telling stories and asking what to do to harmonize various conditions.

“The creative power of this entire universe lies within each one – Myself.” ~ Mary Burmeister

Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy brings peace and harmony to many corners of the world. “Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.” Thank you, God. Thank you, Mary. We are blessed.

Thank you, Philomena.

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 time…

WHAT’S IMPORTANT?

“Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.”
— Stephen Covey

Time management is all about making decisions. At each step of the way, we want to choose activities that best support what we want to do with our lives. To do this, we need to be clear about our short and long-term goals.

Here’s a general question to ask yourself often: “Is this the best use of my time in terms of meeting my goals?” Sometimes, of course, we don’t have any choice. But ask yourself honestly, “Could I take more control if I really wanted to?” Often, we play the victim because we don’t want to make the effort to change our behaviour.

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.'”
— Lao-Tzu

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A Vehicle for Peace, Part 2

Christine Anne continues to share her experience with Jin Shin Jyutsu as a vehicle for peace in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 40, Spring 2003:

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Teaching this gentle Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help to entire families is one of my greatest joys. I see them not only help themselves, but they notice and help each other in increasingly loving ways as well. One couple that has a family business, awakens in the morning and applies the Main Central together before arising. They say, “The days just go better when we do.” Their teenage son shared, “We use Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy if someone is not feeling well or is sick. I feel confident that I have something I can do to help.” This sense of capability and confidence breeds esteem, respect and compassion that overcomes negative thoughts, feelings and actions for youth and adults alike.

Coping with serious wounds and emotional trauma after being attacked with her pet dog by a pitbull, a young woman, who is a self-help student, called me for Jin Shin Jyutsu support while I was at the Kato class in Honolulu last year. Others there were happy to help me create a simple Jin Shin Jyutsu plan to help physical and emotional healing, for both injured pet and owner. The power of community selflessly sharing was as healing as the Jin Shin Jyutsu practices we offered. In September, this young self-help student will attend her first basic 5-day seminar…and the cosmic harmonizing, artless art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy expands…

The simplicity of Jin Shin Jyutsu practice changes the world one person at a time. Receiving, practicing self-help or giving Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions, softens, harmonizes and helps us toward being the breath, having “no” attitudes, “no” preferences. Inner peace is born and nurtured in this space. This peaceful presence is felt by others around us everywhere we go, as palpably felt as tension, anger, worry, resentment or fear. When we are at peace with ourselves, others find permission, example and support to be at peace also. There is no shame, guilt and doubt with accusations of not being good enough or unlovable, demanding how we should be or what we must do. Having loving self-acceptance (no striving – being our own testimony) allows us to be kinder, gentler, tolerant and less demanding of ourselves and then of others.

As the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy brings peace to the individual, the individual brings this peace to all their relationships including personal, family, community, and business. Each individual touched by and receiving this peace, in turn takes and shares this peace near and far. Thus, with gratitude, I practice and share the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy, the gentle vehicle of peace for individuals, families, communities, businesses, nations and the world.

Thank you, Christine.

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.