Lynne Pflueger shares about THUMB FUNCTION ENERGY in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 59, Winter 2008:


THUMB FUNCTION ENERGY ~ Lung and Large Intestine Function Energy Intermingles

“Stop letting yesterdays and tomorrows use up today.” ~ Mary Burmeister

Thumb Function Energy takes away the past and the future. If that in itself were not enough, there is a most impressively long list on page 56 of Text 2, of 17 conditions this flow will help to harmonize. Beyond this, I have a story from a friend about this flow.

My friend, Gayle Swift, is a nurse in California. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches self-help, providing nurses with simple, time sensitive techniques. A particular focus is pain management. One patient was experiencing intractable pain due to massive organ failure and diabetic neuropathy. Measuring pain on a scale of 1 to 10, his pain level was 8. No amount of or combination of medication was having an effect. A nurse, who had attended one self-help class, felt she had nothing to lose, and asked the individual if he would allow her to help with Jin Shin Jyutsu. Desperate, he said yes. She held 3 and 18 (Thumb Function Energy) for a period of time. At some point within a 20 minute time period, his pain level dropped from 8 to 3. This nurse had no prior experience with Jin Shin Jyutsu. Our Jumper Cables are truly the doers, not dependent upon any amount of knowledge or experience.

Whenever I am teaching the 5-Day Seminar, I am consistently awed by this flow. I had a chance to experience it on myself earlier this year. I was with Susan Schwartz and Carlos Gutterres in Spain, teaching the Now Know Myself Seminar. On the last evening of class, many of us who were still around went out for a feast. Everything I had avoided while teaching (to keep my brain clear) went into my mouth that night. It was all delicious, including the cheesecake at the end. When I went to bed, my body was so busy digesting so many different things, there was no way I could fall asleep. The most distressing symptom was heart palpitations. Then it occurred to me…my large intestine, of course, was so overloaded with a cornucopia of abundance. Realizing that I did not have a heart project, but had simply eaten too much, I held 18 and 3. After some length of time, my pulse rate subsided and went into rhythm. I am reminded of something Mary said in regard to overeating:

“One never repents from eating too little.” ~ Emerson

Thank you, Lynne.

Thank  you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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