Pennie Sempell writes an article about a motor vehicle accident she experienced in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 51, Winter 2006:
Crash, Bang…Jin Shin Jyutsu to the Rescue
I know that the meaning of “Be my own testimony” has taken on new depth and significance for me since May of 2005.
On May 11, I was on my way to our office, looking forward to a day full of clients who would be enjoying the magic of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Taking the same route I typically take, I suddenly found my car propelling through space at 30 m.p.h. with the driver’s seat headed straight for a concrete wall less than 40 feet away. In that split second, I saw my life in jeopardy and said the prayer, “Please place my car in the perfect spot for this crash.” My next memory was waking up to my deflating air bags, my car’s right side slammed into a concrete light pole, just 8 feet to the right of the concrete wall. My instincts told me to get out of the car immediately.
Somehow I opened the door and crawled out onto the sidewalk, People were screaming all around me. I found a spot near the wall and tuned into the intense pain on my right side – hand, arm, shoulder, spine. What came to mind first was jin Shin Jyutsu. Not 911. I “listened” to my pulses and energy moving up the spine, becoming chaotic, congested, pulling this way and that, as my body grappled with the injuries. Immediately I began using self-help. My hands could barely move, but I was able to get the right hand to the pubic bone and the left hand on top of the head. It may be the opposite way that we usually do a Main Central helper, but it was dynamic. I focused intently on the Main Central Universal Harmonizing Flow itself. I could feel the energy correcting, flowing, ascending.
My left hand went on Safety Energy Lock 11 and my painful right hand went to right Safety Energy Lock 15. I focused on my intention on the Right Supervisor, then on the Mediator Flow, performing whatever self-help my limited range of motion would allow. I held the right fingers.
While all this was going on as the foreground in my consciousness, I was aware of the background noises and activities. A woman with 2 babies in her car had turned left from the center lane, believing my lane to be a parking lane. Her bumper locked with my fender, and we had careened together, with my car making the impact that stopped us both. Pedestrians were almost hit. There was much upset around me. I felt like the calm center of a storm. I wondered why no police or ambulances had come. In the hysteria, no one had called 911, so I did. I called the medical center and told them to put a note on my office door for my patients. I called my husband. The ambulance arrived. I was still holding fingers and “thinking” flows I could not reach.
To be continued…