Anita Willoughby tells us about Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy: Power and Connection in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 47, Winter, 2005:
The mystery of LIFE, the invisible, unmanifested energy of Text 1, is revealed and manifested through the organ flows of 6th Depth, the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy. It is through understanding their function, their power and their duties that we can begin to understand an important component of our being. They make it all happen, they bring it down to earth and they send it back up to heaven. They are the nonmaterial, material flows, they are the transitional flows, the middle flows of Text 2, that bring the unmanifested energy of Text 1 into being. What I love most about the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Flows, and the reason I volunteered to write about these two organ flows is because if we understand them, we are better equipped to understand Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy.
In order to discuss the organ flows in 6th Depth, the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy, I would like to backtrack a bit and look at 6th Depth as a whole and then delve into the two organ flows. What about 6th Depth? We are all living within a myriad of 6th Depth circles. There are 6th Depth circles everywhere, and a 6th Depth circle is the circle of unity. A family unit is a 6th Depth circle, a body, a cell, a community, a school, a church, a country, our planet earth, a Jin Shin Jyutsu class, are all fluid 6th Depth circles.
On the unmanifested, Text 1 level, the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy divides the 6th Depth circle in half, vertically. On the manifested, Text 2 level, the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy divides that circle in half horizontally. So within 6th Depth, the circle, unity, the four directions and the cross, are formed, dividing the body in two, vertically and horizontally. And yet ironically that divide is not a separation, it is through the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy and through the power of the diaphragm and the connection of the Umbilicus that we are truly unified. The paradox inherent in both life and 6th Depth is that through our division we are unified!!!
In Text 1, the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy is revealed as the central flow in the body, and through its oneness, it reveals the two-ness of the Major Vertical Supervisor Universal Harmonizing Energy, which helps create and recreate, both left and right sides of the body, male and female energy, all on the vertical plane. The left and right Major Vertical Supervisor Energy are archetypes for masculine and feminine energy in Text 1 (the invisible level). (Note: their names include two important words, vertical and universal.)
In Text 2, the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy are middle flows on the horizontal plane and they now become individualized functions, they separate and simultaneously actively connect our 13s (heaven) with our 15s (earth). In Text 2 (the visible level) the Diaphragm is the archetype for the FATHER figure and the Umbilicus is the archetype for the MOTHER figure. Our archetypes are densing down, from male and female energy, to father and mother energy to the unique expression of those archetypes in the individual human being. From the dictionary, the definition of archetype is: “the model from which later examples are developed, or which they conform, prototype, the assumed example or perfect model which inferior examples may resemble but never equal. Archetypes can be observed only through their effects, e.g., images recurring in dreams, behavior patterns, etc.”
The Kojiki and the Book of Genesis, in the Bible, are filled with matriarchal and patriarchal archetypes; through these archetypes the roots and the densing down of our male and female energy are revealed – the GENEALOGY of the human race.
To be continued…