Jed Schwartz presents: “A Brief Discussion of Some Relationships of Jin Shin Jyutsu to the Chakras” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 77, Summer 2012:
At the navel is the third chakra, Manipura, which means “The City of Gems”, and is expressed as a 10-petal lotus flower with the color yellow. It is located at the solar plexus and epigastric plexus. Here is where we work on our personal control, our will, ego and our domination of the world around us. It is our Fire element and, as such, is related to the Fifth Depth energy. Both are related to the planet Mars. The sense of eyesight is related to this chakra and, being near the waist line, it has a relationship with Jin Shin Jyutsu’s understanding of vision (Third Depth).
At the heart center is the fourth chakra, Anahata, which means “unstricken”, and is expressed by the 12-petal lotus flower with the color green. Located at the cardiac plexus, the fourth chakra represents the balance between the lower and higher consciousness, our mortal common love and our love of others and humanity. It is our Air element and, as such, is related to the Second Depth energy. Both are related to the planet Venus and to the sense of touch.
At the throat area is the fifth chakra, Vishuddha, which means “pure”, and is expressed by the 16-petal lotus flower with the color blue. It is located at the carotid plexus and the pharyngeal plexus. The fifth chakra embodies our ability to express ourselves through communication and creativity. It is all the elements combined and, as such, is related to the Third Depth energy. Both are related to the planet Jupiter.
In the area between the eyebrows is the sixth chakra, Ajna, which means “authority, unlimited power”, and is expressed by a 2-petal lotus flower with the color indigo. Located at this Third Eye is the medulla plexus and the pineal plexus. The sixth chakra is the conscience and reveals the insight of the visible and invisible worlds. It is related to our higher Self and thus to the Sixth Depth energy. Both are related to the Moon and to the consciousness of our soul.
The area at the top of the head is the seventh chakra, Sahasrara, which means “empty void”, and is expressed by a thousand-petal lotus flower with the color violet, located at the top of the cranium, the cerebral plexus. The seventh chakra is our connection to the universal identity and the teacher inside. It is our Source and, as such, is related to the Seventh Depth energy. The illusion of “individual self” is dissolved in the Seventh Depth and the seventh chakra. Both express the Light.
Looking at the Lumbar Circle, we see a common relation of the movement through the Depths and chakras. The Lumbar Circle expresses the elements blending together to bring us into manifestation. Moving from Lumbar 5 upward we see the same movement as the chakras:
- Lumbar 1 = 3rd Depth 5th Chakra
- Lumbar 2 = 2nd Depth 4th Chakra
- Lumbar 3 = 5th Depth 3rd Chakra
- Lumbar 4 = 4th Depth 2nd Chakra
- Lumbar 5 = 1st Depth 1st Chakra
The chakras are bringing the evolving human being through each level of consciousness for us to be whole and complete, starting from the gross and bringing us to the sublime.
When we move from Lumbar 5 to Lumbar 1, we experience the Earth energy rising back up to Spirit, just as the Kundalini energy – the Serpent power within us – spirals through the seven chakras back home to the Creator.
Just as with all things we may not at first see all the relationships as being in common. That is why we must continue to look deeper for the connections on other levels, one day seeing the oneness of all things.
As Mary says, “Jin Shin Jyutsu is the study of worlds within worlds.”
Thank you, Jed.
Thank you, Mary.
Thank you, David.
Gassho, Namaste, Blessings
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