More on Grandchildren

Donna Wallace writes: “More on Grandchildren” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:


My daughter called on a Tuesday evening to say that they were at the emergency room, and my 10-year-old grandson had a ruptured appendix. He was about to undergo an emergency appendectomy. I asked her if she wanted me to come over, and she said, “No. the roads are snow-packed and icy, and I don’t want you driving over the pass.” I told her I would keep them all in my prayers and call her in the morning. When I called she said the operation had gone well and that Jude looked very small lying in the bed with IV tubes and catheter. This young child had never had a shot before (no immunizations) and had been born in the comfort of his home with a midwife attending.

When I took my first Jin Shin Jyutsu 5-day class in Denver in 2006, I remember my instructor saying, “Jin Shin Jyutsu can do no harm, only to not do Jin Shin Jyutsu if you have the opportunity.” Jude had had Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions before and trusted it. I knew I needed to drive the 100 miles to my daughter and grandson. As I left Helena, the sun came through the clouds. I often have conversations with Ameratsu, the Goddess of the Sun and Plains of Heaven. And today it was, “Thank you for a successful operation, and please provide me a safe trip.

I drove straight to the hospital and surprised my daughter and grandson. Jude looked very frail and anxious. When I asked him if he would like  a little Jin Shin Jyutsu, he said, “Yes, Grandma.” Holding Safety Energy Locks 11/15, 5/16 and 6 and little toe was what I applied and only for a short while. Seeing the tension relax from his face was a great gift to me.

That evening I left my daughter and son-in-law with Jude and took his 5-year-old sister back to their home. We had a cup of tea, and I read her a couple of stories before bedtime. She then said, “I don’t think I can go to sleep with Jude in the hospital.” I said, “How about if Grandma does Jin Shin Jyutsu on your fingers? We’ll see if that helps.” I knew that her mother jumper cabled Lily’s fingers every night before bed. I started with the thumb, and my the time I got to her index finger, she was sound asleep. I finished the fingers and noticed her ring finger was pulsing the loudest.

The doctor had told my daughter, Heidi, that Jude would be in the hospital 3-7 days. He went home in 2 1/2. We believe that simply jumper cabling twice a day aided his recovery.

When we got him home at noon on Friday and settled, his cat crawled up onto his lap. Then the tears came, and Jude said, “I really missed Solo.”

Thank you, Donna.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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