Anita Willoughby writes about beginnings in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 71, Winter 2011:
In the Beginning was the…?
There is something profoundly magical about life. I am in total awe of life, even the biological facts of existence/creation. No one really knows how it all happens, how it all works. We can study and describe the mechanical, biological details, and yet the wonder of that alchemical process is still a mystery to me. This is a story about both the scientific and mystical aspects of the process of creation through embryology (and nine months of creation).
Since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated by creation and has created stories (whether they be scientific, religious, mythological or mystical in bent) in order to understand our origins. From twenty-six years of study in Jin Shin Jyutsu, I have seen patterns in numbers, patterns in nature everywhere (nature-effortless reality). Following these patterns, through the incredible tapestry of our earth and cosmos, has helped in the understanding of the universe; helped in the understanding of the basic principles, which are the blueprint for all existence. Tapping into ancient archetypes was an important part in this process. Somewhere deep inside us, hidden and possibly passed down in our DNA is the forgotten knowledge of who we are and from where we come.
We are living in an exciting age; a time when that ancient knowledge that we know in our bones, in our souls, in our hearts, and in our DNA is coming to light. THE ZEITGEIST* OF OUR PRESENT ERA is the UNION OF THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT, is the UNION OF THE HEART AND THE MIND, is the UNION OF METAPHYSICS AND PHYSICS – which is really saying…bringing…all opposites together and being/seeing the oneness.
It is my understanding through the study of Jin Shin Jyutsu that the present age is the age of the 6th Depth. There are so many things to say about 6th Depth: 6th Depth is the MOON, 6th Depth is the BLUEPRINT, and 6th Depth is BALANCE and HARMONY for the total FORM. 6th Depth is, through the movement of the 6-pointed star, the coming together of the planets. It is in the magnetism of the 6th Depth that the qualities and energy of the planets create the textures of the depths and the layers of the human body. This movement of the 6-pointed star governs the growth cycle for every living thing on planet Earth. The movement of the 6-pointed star IS the growth process where energy transforms nothing into something, ever transforming closer and closer into matter. It is ancient wisdom that we plant on the cycles of the moon for optimum growth. We plant and create on moon cycles, the feminine, and mother energy.
The movement of the 6-pointed star: brings heaven and earth together, the sun and the moon together, and male and female together to be united in form on the planet Earth. It isn’t by chance that the magnetism of the Moon brings the light of heaven to earth and controls the tides of the waters (waters of life) on earth. 6th Depth is about the possibility of gathering and creating something out of the infinity of Space.
To be continued…
*The Zeitgeist (spirit of the age or spirit of the time) is the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time.