Worlds Within Worlds – Birthing through Jin Shin Jyutsu, Part 2

Jenny Swiecicki writes about “Worlds Within Worlds – Birthing through Jin Shin Jyutsu” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:



Exactly two years later, by a blessed synchronicity, I was able to attend a mentoring program in Scottsdale with Muriel and five other women. This was the first time to have that amount of space to myself since Malcolm was born. As the week went on, I felt increasingly uncomfortable in my hips and lower back. I noticed this particularly at night when I got into bed and also during some of the treatments I received. As the energy in my body began to open and move, I felt once again like I was pregnant, needing extra pillows to support my hips and lower back.

On the 4th day of the class I arrived feeling out of alignment in my spine. I lay down to receive the first session of the morning. My practice partner Lisa quietly listened to my pulses and began with a right Supervisor flow…purifying and transforming the present, and bringing in pure, Divine mind.  Muriel came by and held my sacrum for a while, and then Lisa finished by giving me a lung flow. (Lung Function Energy = 2nd Depth inhaling function letting go of all sadness and renewing myself with vitality and purified Life Breath.) I talked about my labor during this session, before drifting off.

I was aware that my body was continuing to exhale the fears and doubts I experienced during my labor, the voices of “I’m not good enough”, as well as the fears of my  mother during her labor with me – she had been left alone to labor in her hospital room. I was also aware of my maternal grandmother’s heavy burdens that she carried throughout her life and to her death. There was a releasing of generation upon generation of the women in my family, a healing of ancestral patterns and patterns in the collective consciousness.

When the treatment was finished, I covered myself up head to toe with a thick, fuzzy blanket and curled on my side. This darkness felt warm and comforting. I was sleepy and also felt tears making their way up from deep inside my belly. I sobbed gently beneath the blanket in this state of healing and rebirthing.

In the midst of this I heard the soft sounds of a sister on the treatment table next to me. In my  mind I was transported to a hospital nursery; we were newborns lying side by side in our cribs. After a while I peeked my head out to greet my classmate’s sparkling newborn eyes. Muriel was there, too, resting her left hand on my left shoulder. She sat with us, a compassionate and knowing presence. I then had the distinct sensation of being small birds in a nest with our momma bird watching over us. I smiled to myself thinking that I had just been re-hatched. Within a minute of this thought Muriel told us that the past few years her mentoring program had been in June, and that each time there’d been a mother bird who had her nest in a tree outside the window. I smiled at the beauty of it all. This year, we were the baby birds inside the classroom.

When I was 18, I received a reading from a man named Julian in Olympia, Washington. He said he saw me as a midwife, but not in the traditional sense of literally birthing babies, but rather I’d assist people in birthing themselves. I am reminded of that now, almost 20 years later, as I share these stories and think about all the ways we are witness to one another’s birthing through Jin Shin Jyutsu, to the worlds within worlds of revelation, discovery, and renewal. It is truly an honor, a blessing, and a joy. Thank you, Jiro. Thank you, Mary. Thank you!!

Thank you, Jenny.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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