Monthly Archives: August 2017

I’m thinking about responsibility…


“To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.”
— Gail Sheehy

What holds you back from being all that you are?

In your journal, list at least 5 things that hold you back.

Now review your answers. Have you blamed people or factors outside of yourself?

It’s important to understand that ALL obstructions are rooted in our internal blocks. Even the problems that appear to be outside of us are only reflecting back to us problems we have inside. Once we address our inner issues, the outer problems disappear.

Be personally accountable for everything in your life and watch your perspectives shift. We claim our power when we accept responsibility for our lives.

“Conscious evolution begins as we take responsibility for clearing our own obstructions.”
— Dan Millman


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I’m thinking about my problems…


“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”
— Theodore Rubin

Our lives really begin to change when we learn to shift our perspective on ‘problems.’

From a spiritual perspective, problems offer our best path to growth. Like it or not, pain gets our attention. Discomfort also challenges the ego’s perception that it is in complete control of life. This opens the door for soul’s guidance.

If we want to be rid of the problem, we need to shift from denial and resistance to accept that this situation is present. We need to be willing to truly feel our experience to allow the energy of emotions to move through.

Finally, we need to explore what belief is giving rise to our distress. When we realize the belief is faulty, our shift in perspective resolves the problem. The solution always lies within us.

“No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
— Source Unknown

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I’m thinking about self-awareness…


“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.”
— Beryl Markham

Who am I? To answer this, we must first learn to become more aware of ourselves. To be aware, we must STOP and PAY ATTENTION! We need to STOP and objectively watch ourselves in action.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

“To be authentic is literally to be your own author…, to discover your own native energies and desires, and then to find your own way of acting on them.”
— Warren G. Bennis

“Self-knowledge is the great power by which we comprehend and control our lives.”
— Vernon Howard

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Movement of Breath in the Number Flows, Part 3

Waltraud Riegger-Krause writes about: “Movement of Breath in the Number Flows” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:


So let’s look at the movement of the Breath that takes place when we do/be a flow.

The number 1 Flow is helping us to exhale, connecting the extreme height with the extreme depth, helping the front descending energy, breathing and head discomforts.

When we look at the steps of the sequence or routine, we are holding Safety Energy Lock 1 with one hand and Safety Energy Lock 2 with the other hand. When Jiro Murai created the flows, he knew that in order to exhale – Safety Energy Lock 1 – we also need to inhale – Safety Energy Lock 2. We are pulling the Energy/Breath down the front and up the back – one of the basic principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

To further support the Breath moving down the front, we are then moving from Safety Energy Lock 1 to Safety Energy Lock 5, pulling it even further down, releasing all fears and insecurities. The other hand still remains on Safety Energy Lock 2 to bring up the back whatever is being released down the front. The last step is finally moving from Safety Energy Lock 5 to Safety Energy Lock 7, perfect life power, victory. In the 7 we are perfect.

The Breath has come down all the way to be expressed in the body. From here (at 7) it can move up again. So the main focus of this flow is to clear the way of the Energy/Breath down the legs and to support the work of Safety Energy Lock 1.

The 2 Flow has its focus on moving the Energy/Breath up the back, to help the inhalation. It is used when the legs are full and heavy and we want to bring the Energy/Breath up to support hip and back. In order to fulfill this work, we are holding Safety Energy Lock 2 – Life Force for all creatures, wisdom, inhalation helper – with the same side Safety Energy Lock 6 in the first step. Again we are supporting the inhalation of the body by using a Safety Energy Lock that balances the exhalation, because these two movements of the Breath are dependent on each other. The next step is supporting the inhalation and the connection from above to below and from below to above, number 8, bringing us into a cosmic rhythm. Now, again, supporting of  the exhalation with the next step, we are moving to the opposite Safety Energy Lock 5. Whenever we are moving to the opposite side of the body, we are incorporating the Mediator Activity Principle. Safety Energy Lock 2, which stands for all dualistic forces in our life, needs some movement to get out of the one-sided view of life, and at the same time the 5 is supporting man by releasing fear.

Now with the following steps, we are supporting the Energy/Breath moving up the back by using Safety Energy Lock 9, 26, 3 and 4. We are clearing the pathway for inhalation and pulling the Energy/Breath up the back.

In just looking at these two flows we can understand how the Number Flows of Text 1 work in relation to moving the Breath through the body by using aspects of the Supervisory and Mediator Flows.

Thank you, Waltraud.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, Master Jiro.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about motivation…


“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
— Sir John Lubbock

Throughout the day, continually ask yourself about your underlying motivation. Why are you doing what you are doing?

Is it for selfish, manipulative or fearful reasons? Is it for honest service with integrity? Maybe you’ll discover you don’t know. Perhaps you will see that much of your activity lacks purpose.

This is a great way to become more conscious. Your intention and motives are fundamental to the results you will receive. Set high intentions and your life will blossom.

“The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Movement of Breath in the Number Flows, Part 2

Waltraud Riegger-Krause writes about: “Movement of Breath in the Number Flows” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:


Almost all of the number flows in Text 1 are using Safety Energy Locks on both sides of the body. The crossroads that are used are either parts of the Mediator Energy Flow Pattern or parts of the Supervisory Energy Flow Pattern. Even our Supervisory Flows have two places where they have an additional bridge, crossing to the other side of the body. One is about the 4s (at center) and one is at the pubic bone. I remember Mary saying in her classes that every time a flow is crossing to the other side of the body, Mediator Energy is being used. And sometimes she said that the Mediator is part of the Supervisory Flows…it is the Activating Principle of the Supervisory Flows.

Almost every flow in Text 1 is crossing to the other side of the body. Whenever a flow is crossing, it is passing and kissing the Main  Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy.

It is getting in contact with the energy of the blue print. Every time it is crossing, it is being reminded of the silent pulse of perfect harmony in the heart of every being, in the blueprint of every cell. The perfection is there in everybody, but is hidden from us – we can’t see it – we can’t feel it. This makes us search.

Checking the high 4s once in a while is very important to allow the energy to cross over…clearing the 15s all the way to the pubic bone as well.

Also doing a Mediator Flow to clear all the crossroads will be very vital.

Let’s look at the Supervisory Flow itself. We all know that the energy pathway of the Supervisor is flowing down the front and up the back on the same side of the body. However in the application of the sequence or routine of the Supervisory Flow on page 50 of Text 1, we are pulling the Energy/Breath over to the opposite front of the body and then back to the original side again. That means we are using the bridge above the 4 as well as at the pube.

The knowing about this weaving of the Energy/Breath is built into the flows. We don’t need to strain our minds. In the application of the Supervisor Flow we are helping the Energy/Breath to weave and to move to the other side – using part of Mediator which helps us to get out of duality and being stuck. “If a project is no moving – look to the Attitudes.” – Mary

To be continued…