Monthly Archives: July 2017

I’m thinking about difficulties…


“Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.”
— Myla Kabat-Zinn

“Even the most daring and accomplished people have undergone tremendous difficulty. In fact, the more successful they became, the more they attributed their success to the lessons learned during their most difficult times. Adversity is our teacher. When we view adversity as a guide towards greater inner growth, we will then learn to accept the wisdom our soul came into this life to learn.”
— Barbara Rose

“No matter what difficulty you are facing, it is coming from Divine Light to bring you to a higher place within. Write down every conceivable reason that this situation can contribute towards your growth. Write down every way this experience can possibly set the stage for serving to uplift others. When you are complete, and have come to the other side of this experience, you will then know ‘why’ it happened.”
— Barbara Rose

“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.”
— Dalai Lama

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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…

I’m thinking about nurturing my soul…


“If you’re having difficulty coming up with new ideas, then slow down. For me, slowing down has been a tremendous source of creativity. It has allowed me to open up — to know that there’s life under the earth and that I have to let it come through me in a new way. Creativity exists in the present moment. You can’t find it anywhere else.”
— Natalie Goldberg

Feeling trapped in some way? Give yourself space. Space to do nothing but breathe. To intentionally relax those tight muscles. To just for a few precious minutes, let it all go.

The world will keep turning if you tune out for a short while. And your world will begin to recover its balance.

“It’s important to be heroic, ambitious, productive, efficient, creative, and progressive, but these qualities don’t necessarily nurture soul. The soul has different concerns, of equal value: downtime for reflection, conversation, and reverie; beauty that is captivating and pleasuring; relatedness to the environs and to people; and any animal’s rhythm of rest and activity.”
— Thomas Moore

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Julianne Dow writes about: “Star” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 74, Fall 2011:


One warm sunny day at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, I gave Star, a dark brown lean horse, a series of flows. I had been giving Star consistent treatments for tearing eyes, diarrhea, low immune system, taut 25 region, and major accumulations along the 12 region on both sides of the neck for some time, and all these symptoms had cleared up.

Before coming to the sanctuary, Star was a brood mare used for breeding purposes. In her abuse case, her breeding was in extreme excess. As a result her back is quite swayed due to all her pregnancies. So I started this day giving her a 3/25 and 3/15 on each side. She melted into the treatment, although I did notice that her 15s did not have as dynamic a pulse as the other Safety Energy Locks. I gave her a right Umbilicus self-help flow for an eye project, but mostly for all the emotional loss around “mothering”.

I finished by holding both her 25s at the same time (standing behind her because I trust her not to kick) and slowly moved up her back to her 4x. When I got to the 4s, I splayed my hand so that I was holding both 4s behind her ears and her 3rd eye in the middle of the forehead (as in the Main Central). She was asleep with her eyes open, her head bobbing gently in her relaxed state listening to my singing.

I then moved my hand to her 10 and ended with a 10/13. It felt right and complete, as I could even sense myself melting into her treatment.

As I walked away quietly, she gave me two loud nostril snorting exhales. I took that as a “thank you”.

Thank YOU, Star, for giving me the opportunity to BE with you today! I feel so blessed!

[Julianne Dow’s email is: for animal treatment inquiries.]

Thank you, Julianne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about spiritual causes…


“I want to know the thoughts of God; the rest are details.”
— Albert Einstein

Everything — absolutely everything — that happens in our lives has a spiritual cause. Mental, emotional and physical events are only effects.

When we are struggling with any challenge, whether it be ill health, a lack of money, a lost job, relationships, an accident, whatever — we need to look for the spiritual learning. We can ask ourselves, “What quality does my soul want me to live more fully?”

“I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.”
— Mira Bai

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I’m thinking about imagination…


“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
— Albert Einstein

Do you know the key to creativity?

It rhymes with weed. It produces the oak tree. We often eat it or grind it up for flour. It can mean cause or origination. You guessed it. It is SEED.

Our minds love to associate one thing to another. But as we get stuck in very fixed patterns of thinking, we think of fewer and fewer connections. We are ruled by habits, associations and automatic responses. So we must stimulate our thinking with lots of different seeds to chart new paths in our brains.

“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”
— Napoleon Hill

“Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.”
— Robert Wieder

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I’m thinking about my self-interest…


“Ordinarily, everything we do is in our self-interest. Everything.”
— Anthony de Mello

“Remember, most of the things you think you need are ego trips designed to bolster your image and your perception of security…. You’ll waste a lot of energy satisfying your ego only to find that, as soon as it’s got what it wants, it ignores all your efforts and promptly nails another list of demands to your forehead. The ego will always try to force you to slave for its vision. I wouldn’t stand for that BS if I were you.”
— Stuart Wilde

“We have no need to teach pure motives to the mind. All that is necessary to make the mind pure is to undo the negative conditioning to which it has been subjected; then we will be left with pure, unconditioned awareness.”
— Eknath Easwaran

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