The Bridge, Part 1

Louanne Ellis writes about: “THE BRIDGE” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:


The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice of 2012 has been the focus of endless attention. The Mayan and Hopi calendars and the Bible in the Western Hemisphere are major sources for  speculation which have become a bandwagon for a wide range of traditional and new age philosophies as well as doomsday dramas. I am offering an in-depth look at the Sixth Depth, specifically the Umbilicus, which corresponds to the sign Capricorn and the Winter Solstice, in response to the interest in the upcoming Solstice next year.

Specific to the Solstice, I recall Mary saying one of the true gifts of Jin Shin Jyutsu was the designation and understanding of the Sixth Depth, the Umbilicus Function Energy and Diaphragm Function Energy Flows. These are unique by name to Jin Shin Jyutsu and are the focus of this study. Their significance is available because of Mary’s penetrating and brilliant understanding of the function of the Sixth Depth as THE BRIDGE that links the physical body with the universal spirit body.

The Sixth Depth represents the pair of organ function flows that manifest as the Umbilicus, the female receptive aspect paired with the masculine creative expression as the Diaphragm. By naming the Umbilicus Function Flow literally, Mary has given us direct access to the significance of the umbilicus and its functions in multiple dimensions, depths.

On the physical level, the umbilical cord functions as the connection between the embryo and the mother for life sustenance in gestation.

On the “blueprint” or etheric level, the Umbilicus Flow pathway maintains the vital connection to the Spirit and Light of the Seventh Depth, supporting our manifested physical body.

The Sixth Depth is the Bridge that connects our individualized being to the life force support from the Seventh Depth. The integrity of our connection from our “Highest Form as Spirit” to our “Lowest Form as Body” is maintained throughout all Eight Depths. The Sixth Depth is the important step in “bridging” the connection from the un-manifest to the manifested body through the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy. This is the continual sustenance that enlivens our being. The Diaphragm Function Energy is the Spiritual aspect of the breath (the capital B Breath of Life), supplying the “Prana”, the Spiritual Fire or Spark from the Seventh Depth to our individualized Spirit. The Umbilicus Function Energy is the “lifeline” connecting our Physical body to the Seventh Depth. In metaphysical studies it is called the “silver cord”. During the night when we leave our physical bodies through astral travel, our connection needs to be maintained. The Umbilicus Function Energy connects our individualized earthly body with our individual spiritual Source.

We experience the Sixth Depth, the umbilicus and diaphragm, on daily, monthly, yearly and epochal levels. It is the macrocosmic view of the umbilicus or “bridge phase”, that has been the backdrop and theme that is being referred to as the event of our solar system and earth coming into alignment with the heart of the galaxy.

For many, the belief is that this will be exact on December 21, 2012. I have no “scientific” way to confirm this event or this year. However, the Solstice marks the initiation of this “bridge period” annually as the sun enters Capricorn which corresponds to the Umbilicus Function Energy. I am speculating that the eclipse occurring on the solstice in 2010 was an emphatic energetic event representing a message heralding the strengthening of our personal and global connection to the heart of the galaxy. In terms that we understand, currently it is the period during which we have the strongest signal – the most “bars” on our receptors – for “transmission” between the heart of the galaxy, our Source, and Earth.

To be continued…


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