Wanda Lofstrand writes: “Jin Shin Jyutsu – A Halloween Story” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:
I never dreamed that Halloween could change my life forever. October 31, 2009, will always be memorable for me, as I had the privilege of attending a Jin Shin Jyutsu workshop for dogs, offered by Robin McKay in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I had no idea what the course was about, but if it involved me and my dogs, I thought it would be fun. Being a nurse, of very scientific mind, I had never paid much heed to energy medicine. Well…was I in for a life-changing experience! I have embraced Jin Shin Jyutsu with all my being, and have taken every opportunity to practice, share and learn about this amazing Art.
Petunia, my Standard Schnauzer partner at the workshop, is also in love with Jin Shin Jyutsu. She welcomes any hands-on experience, and is quickly transported into the calming world of harmony. So, it seemed fitting that we would regularly perform calming fertility holds as she came into season, and as we were preparing her to be bred by artificial insemination. As luck should have it, ultrasound confirmed that we were expecting eleven puppies – well over the normal litter size of five to seven pups! I continued to utilize fertility holds and the Kidney Function Energy Flow to nourish the pregnancy.
I put a call in to my mentors to ask what flows I could utilize during labor and delivery. I was truly honored when Adele Leas took the time to contact me long distance to offer suggestions. Unfortunately, we were unable to put them to test, as Petunia required a C-section because the presenting puppy was occluding the birth canal, with no room to reposition himself. We were blessed with eleven active, healthy pups!
I continue to hold Petunia’s Safety Energy Locks 17 and 19 to enhance milk production. To date, the puppies are thriving with supplemental bottle-feeding twice daily. While I bottle-feed each pup, I hold one of their tiny paws, and they often settle as they nurse on the bottle. It is truly amazing how quickly they harmonize…a true testimonial that we are born without baggage! One of the puppies developed an accumulation of debris under his sealed eyelid, and I utilized Safety Energy Lock 3 to trigger the body’s natural antibiotic and to boost his immune system. I also applied warm tea bag compresses and utilized the right over left hand position to help extract the accumulated fluid. All the TLC measures paid off.
I am grateful for the introduction of Jin Shin Jyutsu into my life, and am appreciative of the support from the Jin Shin Jyutsu community. I will continue to practice on Petunia, the pups, and myself as we continue on this journey together. Perhaps it is coincidence, but the puppies will be going to their new forever home this Halloween, the first anniversary of my introduction to Jin Shin Jyutsu!! [October 2010]
Thank you, Wanda.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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