The 5th Essence: 3rd Depth, Part 4

Jill Holden presents an article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 48, Spring 2005 about the 3rd Depth:


The 5th Essence: 3rd Depth


Gall Bladder is the organ for making decisions. In harmony it helps us to become original thinkers. It purifies the old so the new can come forth. Gall Bladder, if not in harmony, can cause chaos in any one or more of the body function energy as we can see on page 40 in Text 2. This condition can be caused by digestive and mental overdoing. In this way, Gall Bladder affects our immune system. 3rd Depth can devastate the body if it’s out of harmony. It will cause total depletion of body energy. The texture of 3rd Depth is fluffy – nobody home – for people who have a hard time finding their place in space. Any time you’re feeling weak, your pelvis isn’t open. 3rd depth isn’t able to receive the Source energy from the 6th Depth. Holding the 8s will help to open the pelvis. If 4th depth isn’t doing its job of cleaning and purifying, we can’t return to Source to renew. And if Gall Bladder is out of harmony and can’t bring the Blood Essence into form then it starts to back up and burdens the body, creating disharmony.

Liver is a continually flowing source, responsible for the smooth movement of fluids in the body and the smooth functioning of all of the bodily functions. The liver is our largest internal organ and has over 500 functions that it oversees and performs. The liver processes and cleans the blood, filters toxicity, and is our body’s chemical factory. Liver is the General who oversees everything.

Paracelsus said: “Liver is throughout the body.”

Mary said: “Liver is the closest thing to the Creator that we know. Liver is for people who have lived a hard life – for the person who looks emaciated. It has to do with aging. We are the ‘liver’ of our life.”

3rd Depth helps the eyes on many levels. It is the source energy for sight, and on a higher level, the source to be able to really see reality and not live in illusions. Paracelsus said: “The power of sight does not come from the eye.” Liver is related to the astrological sign of Pisces. Pisces rules the feet, helps us to come down to earth. Pisces is also the master of the overview. It’s the last sign of the Zodiac, everything dissolves back into Pisces to be re-imagined before the cycle starts once again as the essence and texture start to take on more tone, as it starts again with Aries and the Lung Function energy.

A triad represents relationship and balance. The number 3 has a beginning, middle, and end. If we complete the two circles of 3, 3 becomes 8, the infinite story of Creation in which we are made, again and again.

Thank you, Jill.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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