Monthly Archives: April 2017

I’m thinking about resentments and forgiveness…


“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.”
— Isabelle Holland

We cannot avoid daily resentment and thoughts of guilt. They are a part of human nature. What we can do is release their grip on us. We can forgive others and ourselves daily.

Forgiveness requires nothing in return. There are no conditions. It gets rid of old baggage and clears up unfinished business. It leads us to a life of authenticity, lightness and directness. Forgiveness is the highest form of letting go of resentment and ego.

True forgiveness is more than an apology, understanding and acceptance. There is an element of recreating and re-imagining. There is a need to envision ourselves as more loving, interdependent, courageous and compassionate. Forgiveness requires honouring the sacred journey of learning about life – our life and others’.

“Whatever we have done, we can always make amends for it without ever looking back in guilt or sorrow.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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Elder Animals and Jin Shin Jyutsu

Julianne Dow writes about “Elder Animals and Jin Shin Jyutsu” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:

Rambo the Ram has led the barn keepers to other animals in need of help. He once lay down with a depressed overweight pig for a few days in a stall (unheard of since he refused to be penned up due to his abuse experience), and eventually the pig got up to walk.


On a cold wintry morning at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, I went looking for Rambo in the barn. Rambo roams freely at the Sanctuary because he is calm but he was not always this way. He came to the Sanctuary years ago from a terribly abusive situation, and changed from an angry ram to become the gentle keeper of the barn animals.

I found him inside one of the open stalls munching an absent horse’s hay. I called out to him, “Hi, Rambo, do you want a treatment today?” He trotted out to me and took his standing position. It is my experience that animals innately know what they need, and will position themselves accordingly. If they present their left side, then that is the side that I treat.

Rambo has been receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments since July 2009 on a regular basis (once a week, more or less). He knows the routine. With Rambo, an elderly ram whom I have often treated, I usually start just by putting my right hand on his coccyx and my left hand up by his 4s to jumper cable the ascending energy, and to BE with him. Sometimes he shakes his powerful curly horns to let me know that the 4s are not “it” today, so I move down to the 3s, where my hands usually “get sucked in”. His body exhales into relaxation, and his pulses tend to come up readily and strong, as with most of the elder animals. If I am treating an animal for the first time, I will always start with the first step of the 13 Flow (center 13 and center 10) for breath, all emotions, and establishing a trusting relationship.

After the Spleen Function Energy Flow, I usually end his treatment by holding his 25s from behind for rejuvenation and alertness, which he absolutely loves (most do)! The animals at the Sanctuary walk away when they are done with a treatment, and sometimes in the middle of a flow. On this day Rambo stood still for his entire treatment, and seemed to want more. As his 25s were harmonized with clear and smooth pulses, I stroked his back to say adieu and turned to treat Atlas, a goat who was lying nearby in the barn. Rambo turned to face me and lifted his front standing leg off the ground a number of times as if to wave and say, “Just a bit more?” Or was it a “Thank you!” I did move on to other animals that needed attention that day, and I made sure to treat Rambo by jumper cabling his 23s, 9s, 10s, 3s, 11s and 4s on my way out before going home.

Thank you, Julianne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about collective consciousness…


“The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.”
— Rosemary Fillmore Rhea

Below are 7 levels of consciousness that clearly outline a path for our evolving consciousness:

  • tribal and mass consciousness – one obeys the group and lives by trial and error
  • individual consciousness – one develops a stronger sense of self and ego
  • seeker’s consciousness – one asks questions and seeks independence
  • intuitive consciousness – one develops the heart and is becoming spiritually aware
  • group consciousness – one serves a higher good filling the needs of others
  • soul consciousness – one experiences spiritual service.

On which level do you spend most of your time? What are you doing to shift to the next level of being?

There are as many paths to understanding, awareness, peace, freedom, love and meaningful service as there are people. Enjoy your journey!

“Consciousness is not just some by-product of the human brain mass. Consciousness is all pervasive. It is in everything and is everywhere. Your individual human consciousness exists within and is a part of a universal consciousness.”
— Delfin Knowledge System

“God acts in history: that is, God provides ideas, methods, and experiences intended to bring comprehension to man, an understanding heart, a conscious life.”
— Jacob Needleman

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I’m thinking about what’s important…


“We often spend so much time coping with problems along our path that we only have a dim or even inaccurate view of what’s really important to us.”
— Peter Senge

Where are you struggling in your life?

Look at your career, finances, relationships, growth, health and emotions. Where are you experiencing major challenges? Of these, which area most needs your attention at this time? Set an intention to face this struggle and resolve it. ATTENTION on your TENSION often releases it.

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”
— John Foster Dulles

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