Waltraud Riegger-Krause was inspired to write “Jin Shin Jyutsu is an Art – Thoughts about our Nature and Healing” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:
Inspired through being in class with Jill Marie Pasquinelli (Holden)
It was last October when Jill came to my hometown Isny in Germany to teach a Special Topic class about critical labels. She touched many aspects of our work with Jin Shin Jyutsu, which I want to share with you along with my own brainstorming.
When we talk about critical labels or illness in general, we come to the question, “Why did I get sick?” “Did I do anything wrong? And if so, what did I do wrong?”
We don’t know.
I don’t think it is because we are doing anything wrong. Life is a journey – spiritual, emotional, physical; unknown; unpredictable…
If we get sick or if any of our clients come with a label, the first thing we can do is to know that it is not about something that went wrong. I think sickness is part of our Being; it is a kind of cleaning, which our higher Nature has forced upon us. It is part of our becoming whole. Healing comes from wholeness.
So maybe we need, or our soul needs, this experience to become more whole. Obviously it forces us to take care of ourselves, to seek people who can help us and for treatments, which can be western medicine, naturopathic medicine, psychological help or Jin Shin Jyutsu. All of these can be necessary to save one’s life. We don’t know why western medicine works; we don’t know why Jin Shin Jyutsu works. It’s all alchemy.
Mary said: “If you have to take medication, say thank you, God, that there is medication for me to help me. Embrace it. Everything comes from God.”
We have the question: “What meaning does the sickness have for me?”
At the beginning we oftentimes do not know. We are so overwhelmed with the diagnosis and with organizing the next step. And we are in a way blind, because we are too much in it. At that stage it is good if we have some family member or close friend to support us.
It’s only afterwards that we will start having glimpses, because then we realize we are not coming back to the same life we had before we got sick.
Also, oftentimes before we get sick, we feel that something is not flowing anymore. There is something inside myself knocking at my unconsciousness and whispering: stop and look, something is missing, something needs to change. We know it but we don’t do anything – until it becomes physical. Now I can feel it; now everybody can see that I need a break to take care of myself. Only when our hidden emotional or spiritual sufferings show in the physical body does it become visible to us and others. And we are forced to act.
“You cannot solve the problem if you’re thinking the same way you were when you created it.” ~ From “What Mary says…, p. 29 [attributed to Albert Einstein]
to be continued…