Christina Burawa shares her experience in the article, Christ Consciousness and the 13 Flow, published in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 57, Summer 2007:
I don’t think of myself as a Christian. Raised on the farthest fringes of the Church, I have been gradually developing a practice in Zen Buddhism for the past nine years. Many years ago, my Buddhist teacher led Zen retreats for Trappist Christian monks. He told them: “If you want to know Jesus, get on the Cross.” In Buddhist terms, to “get on the Cross” is to completely drop your “I am” self in order to experience union with the Source, and indeed, union with all that is. In Jin Shin Jyutsu terms, perhaps, one can “get on the Cross” through the 13 Flow, which of course, expresses itself through a cruciform pattern, and through which we can move toward harmonizing our relationship with the Source.
During her first session, a new client told me how she, like many of us, was in the process of healing deep wounds from her childhood. She said she had been going through a personal transformation in the last year, a “Big Change”. She felt as if she were in the process of being reborn. Her pulses and the heaviness of her bustline on the table confirmed my suspicions that she had grief and hurt buried in her 13s. The nurturing 13 Flow, the 13 of transformation, seemed a good choice for our session.
Following the session, my client told me she was not especially religious, however, lying on the treatment table, she suddenly had thoughts of Jesus and the Garden of Gethsemane. These thoughts had popped into her mind when the 13 Flow pattern came to her hi 19s.
I searched the web the next day and learned that the Garden of Gethsemane was where Jesus prayed the night before his crucifixion. According to the Bible, Jesus agonized over the painful death that awaited him, yet trusting in God completely, he dropped his “I am” self and fully submitted himself to God’s will. He had absolute faith in his unbreakable connection with God. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane serves as an illustration of 13 in harmony, for our 13s enhance our sense of connection with the Source.
It is fascinating that the form of the Cross is energetically embedded in our bodies. It must have always been so. Perhaps it functions within us as a kind of energetic Jungian archetype waiting to be activated by the appropriate circumstances. If in fact the Cross is manifest in our bodies as an archetype, then it makes sense that it would have always been with us, even pre-dating the historical Jesus. The Christian faith clearly has recognized both the symbolic power and the active, directly transformational power of the Cross.
I find it equally fascinating that Jesus in the Garden popped into my client’s mind as she received the 13 Flow. Perhaps, in addition to holding a more universal expression of the Cross in our bodies, we also have the potential to trigger an activation of the energy of Christ Consciousness when we harmonize Safety Energy Lock 13 through the cruciform pattern of the 13 Flow.
Of course, engagement with the 13 Flow pattern affects both the client and the practitioner. There have been times, beginning the Flow with clients, when I have suddenly been filled with sweet compassion for the person on my treatment table. It feels like deep tenderness; Loving Mother, Jesus.
Thank you, Christina.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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