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Horses in the Classroom?

Gail Okray and Carol Welhouse question: “Horses in the Classroom?” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 77, Summer 2012:


You should have been there to experience the moment as the whole class watched two beautiful horses walk into the building, then continue right into the classroom without hesitation. The honored guests had arrived, and they knew it! This was just the first day of the two-day class on June 23, 2011, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, for Lynne Pflueger’s Helping our Animal Friends class.

This class was designed for students who had attended at least one 5-day basic class and have a passion to help animals. In the interest of simplicity, Lynne primarily used flows from Self-Help Book 2. The two textbooks can be useful as well.

During class Lynne guided students to expand their knowledge of the relationships in both texts during treatment time.

Day one began with a dog party, small and large and hairy. Buddy, a cocker spaniel, came to class with an inner ear infection and a veterinarian recommendation of a six-month prescription for antibiotics. Refusing to eat or drink the day before class, he walked to the treatment table with his head tilted to one side. Lynne’s hands were directed to Safety Energy Lock 12 on the Kidney Function Energy line and the coccyx. Buddy was treated twice the first day of class and once on the second day. The tilt of his head straightened, his tail wagged, and he finally began to eat and drink.

Students saw a variety of breeds and projects that day. Many dogs were treated including a Newfoundland, several Boston terriers, and a mixed breed rescue dog with an anxiety project. All were happy to come for treatment, feeling better when they left. There was also time for students to have hands-on with dogs, exploring Safety Energy Lock locations and practicing flows.

The honored guests arrived late afternoon bathed and groomed, even with braided manes and tails. Looking marvelous, Penny, a quarter-horse, looked in the door and calmly entered the room filled with people as well as other animals. Majestic, a Tennessee walker, followed Penny. The horses filled the classroom with their presence. Each horse allowed anyone to touch them and to experience hands-on with a large animal. What an end to a great day!

Day two took an interesting twist. Besides having the horses, a variety of dogs…including a Kerry blue terrier, curly-coated retrievers, a yellow Labrador retriever, an American cocker spaniel, both buff and tri-colored, and a chow…our horizons were expanded by two chickens, a guinea pig and three eight-week-old kittens.

Malrkie, the nine-month-old guinea pig, was perfect and nevertheless received a short treatment.

Cinnamon, the never-ending crowing rooster, wanted his treatment. Lynne stated, “Sounds like shouting. Let’s give him a liver flow.” Lynne placed her hands on Cinnamon and he melted, right down onto the table, placed his head down and closed his eyes. What complete trust! Normally chickens roost on a perch to sleep; they would be very vulnerable if they fell asleep while on the ground. Yet this rooster did exactly that. He placed his beak on the ground and closed his eyes and fell asleep. This needy greedy rooster received treatment from several other students that day.

The three little kittens were excellent during their sessions. They enjoyed being treated by students, quickly fell asleep during the sessions and just lay on the table.

Lynne allowed plenty of time for students to experience hands-on time with dogs, horses, kittens, chickens and guinea pig. After two days of hands-on, the animals were  blissful. Some of the dogs, normally allergic to the kittens or chickens, had no difficulty sleeping side by side.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lynne, for coming.

Thank you, Gail and Carol.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about the path to forgiveness…


“To get to forgiveness, we first have to work through the painful experiences that require it.”
— Christiane Northrup

To forgive, we do not have to say that whatever happened was okay. In fact, before we can forgive, we need to allow ourselves to really feel the pain of the experience. If we don’t fully acknowledge our hurts, we will continue to carry them subconsciously and they will drain our energy.

To forgive, we need to decide that we won’t allow the memories of the event to poison us any longer. We’re ready to heal this wound from the past and open to a fresh new beginning.

The blessing is that when we’re really ready to experience our pain and we open to it, it usually fades away. By honouring our pain, we release it.

“We must let ourselves feel all the painful destruction we want to forgive rather than swallow it in denial. If we do not face it, we cannot choose to forgive it.”
— Kenneth McNoll

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A Brief Discussion of Some Relationships of Jin Shin Jyutsu to the Chakras, Part 3

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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I’m thinking about my thoughts…


“There are three kinds of violence: one, through our deeds; two, through our words; and three, through our thoughts. … The root of all violence is in the world of thoughts, and that is why training the mind is so important.”
— Eknath Easwaran

While there’s plenty of violence in the world, not many of us engage in violent actions. But are we violent at times with the words we speak? How often do we think vicious thoughts?

We may assume our thinking is an internal matter that has no bearing on the quality of life in the world. Perhaps we need to think again.

“The ancestor of every destructive action, every destructive decision, is a negative thought.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.”
— Swami Vivekananda

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A Brief Discussion of Some Relationships of Jin Shin Jyutsu to the Chakras, Part 2

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:


The serpent Kundalini, who lies coiled three and a half times, is said to represent the three gunas. The gunas are the fundamental attributes that represent the natural evolutionary process through which the subtle becomes gross.

Relating this to Jin Shin Jyutsu we have:

  • Sattva: Essence (subtle) – relates to 13 and the bust line
  • Rajas: Activity -relates to 14 and the waist line
  • Tamas: Inertia (gross) – relates to 15 and the hip line

Once Kundalini is awakened, she is protected by the  Hindu god Shiva and his two sons. Shiva rules our pelvis, the resting home of Kundalini. His first son, Ganesha, protects her at our Root Chakra, helping us to break and dissolve all obstacles and ignorance, so that we can rise upward to our true self. Skanda, the second son of Shiva, guides the Goddess Kundalini as she rises up the spine. Within Jin Shin Jyutsu our manifested being is constantly supported by the invisible world of the Ninth, Eighth and Seventh Depths, the realm of the gods.

Shiva is the divine descending masculine energy of transformation (represented by the equilateral triangle pointing downward), and the Shakti is the divine ascending feminine energy (represented by the equilateral triangle pointing upward). Together we have creation with the star representing the union of the male and female forces.

Kundalina exists within us as three nadis (energy channels) that spiral up from the bottom of the spine to the head. The Sushumna nadi is the center channel or tube, similar to the Main Central Vertical Flow and our spinal column. The Ida nadi flows up the left side of the spine and is related to the Left Supervisor Flow. The Pingala nadi flows up the right side of the spine and relates to the Right Supervisor Flow.

The Ida and Pingala spiral and weave around the Sushumna, bringing about the movement that relates to our Mediator Flow. These two nadis cross the Sushumna, creating a vortex or wheel of energy, which is a chakra center. These centers relate to the nerve plexuses in our body physiology.

Just as we can discuss in great detail each of the Depths, so too can we talk about each of the chakras, but for this article we will introduce only a few of the relationships.

At the base of our spine is the first chakra, Muladhara, which means “foundation” and is expressed as a 4-petal lotus flower, and its color is red. It is located at the pelvic plexus between the anus and genitals, at the base of the spine. The pelvic plexus innervates the urinary bladder, prostate, ductus deferens and cranial urethra. It is supplied by the hypo-gastric and pelvic splanchnic nerves. Here is where we work on our physical security, survival and the beginning of manifesting on earth. It is our earth element, and as such it is related to our First Depth energy. Both are related to the planet Saturn and to the sense of smell.

At the lower abdomen is the second chakra, Svadhisthana, which means “dwelling place of the self”, and is expressed as a 6-petal lotus flower with the color orange. It is located at the hypo-gastric plexus, the genitals and the area of the low back and hips. The hypo-gastric plexus is a complex of nerve fibers in the pelvic area. Here is where we work on our emotional control, sexuality and the attitude of fear. It is our Water element and, as such, it is related to our Fourth Depth energy. Both are related to the planet Mercury and to the sense of taste.

To be continued…


I’m thinking about money…


“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need, if I die by four o’clock.”
— Henny Youngman

Exactly how much money have you earned today? Exactly how much have you spent?

To master money management on the road to prosperity, you must know the details of how money moves through your life. Few people know the specifics of their finances.

Begin to gather the hard data of your earning and spending. You’ll find knowing this information is surprisingly empowering.

“As you manage your money, you manage your life.”
— Dan Millman

“A lean purse is easier to cure than endure.”
— George S. Clason

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A Brief Discussion of Some Relationships of Jin Shin Jyutsu to the Chakras, Page 1

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:


Jin Shin Jyutsu is a way to understand all the connections that create the universe…that we are the “microcosmos” that relates to the “macrocosmos”. by knowing ourselves, we can then know the entire universe. Another illustration of this is the chakra system expressed in yogic philosophy. Just as the Kojiki is the Record of Ancient History of Japan, there exists in the Hindu religion the Upanishads [literally meaning “to sit near the (Truth)”], philosophical texts relating the ancient story of the world from northern India.

Within the Upanishads the explanation of the chakras is told as an expression of the creative life force and life purpose. Just as with Jin Shin Jyutsu, it is the story of our evolution from Spirit to matter, from heaven to earth, from the top of our head to the bottom of our spine and back. The yogis understood that we evolve through the seven worlds (chakras) to connect back to the Source, the Light, which is expressed as the goddess Jyoti (meaning “light”), residing at the top of our head. In Jin Shin Jyutsu, the creation of the human being is seen through the six depths, with our Seventh Depth expressed as the light of the sun that descends around us.

The Sanskrit word chakra means “wheel” or “psychic center”. To understand this system, we need to look at the energy that flows through the body to create these seven wheels of life. The energy that flows through the spine is called the kundalini and literally means “coiled”. This “corporeal energy” lies coiled at the base of the spine. It is envisioned either as a goddess or else as a sleeping serpent, and sometimes is referred to as Shakti (the divine feminine creative power). The kundalini resides in the sacrum in three and a half coils and has been described as a residual power of pure desire. This power of the Serpentine Goddess, lying coiled at the base of the spine, waits to become awakened so that she may rise upward on her journey home. This is similar to the story in the Kojiki of the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu, who hides in a cave after being tormented by her brother, taking light and life with her. She hides in the cave until cajoled to come out and then returns to the sky, to bring light back into the world:

When her brother, the storm-god Susanowa, ravaged the earth she retreated to a cave because he was so noisy. She closed the cave with a large boulder. Her disappearance deprived the world of light and life. Demons ruled the earth. The other gods used everything in their power to lure her out, but to no avail. Finally it was Uzume who succeeded. The laughter of the gods when they watched her comical and obscene dances aroused Amaterasu’s curiosity. When she emerged from her cave a streak of light escaped (a streak nowadays people call dawn). The goddess then saw her own brilliant reflection in a mirror which Uzume had hung in a nearby tree. When she drew closer for a better look, the gods grabbed her and pulled her out of the cave. She returned to the sky, and brought light back into the world.” – Kojiki

To be continued…


I’m thinking about harmonizing…


“The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.”
— Henry Miller

Ego believes that it needs to protect us from external dangers. Through control and manipulation, it aims to keep us safe. This need of ego is based in fear.

If we hope to live in love, we must become acquainted with soul. Experiencing soul brings a deep knowing that this is a loving universe. Experiencing soul also builds faith. We learn to trust that we don’t have to run the show. And when we do this, we tap the source of true freedom and joy.

“It is not action or effort that we must surrender; it is self-will, and this is terribly difficult. You must do your best constantly, yet never allow yourself to become involved in whether things work out the way you want.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“True spiritual surrender responsibly opens itself to the unknown.”
— Stephen V. Doughty

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Why sadness and mourning can be so devastating and disharmonizing…

Marna Schauten-Kruijt, (The Netherlands), writes about: “Why sadness and mourning can be so devastating and disharmonizing…” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 77, Summer 2012:


When Suzy came to my practice for the first time I saw a beautiful lady of 62 years old. She tells me a little part of her story. And I tell her a little bit about how I work and I suggest beginning.

So she lies down and I feel her pulse and start with the 11/12 flow. Soon I feel the energy moving in high waves throughout her body and feel even a little bit seasick.  I also feel a lot of sadness. I talk with Suzy about my feelings, and she tells me about the great sudden loss of her son-in-law in September 2010. They are all very sad and shocked by what happened. During his work, this 36 year-old man fell down and died a couple of days later in the hospital. He literally fell out of their lives. He is very missed by Suzy’s daughter and Suzy. Since this happened Suzy feels very out of balance and very sad, and she does not really know how to go on from here.

After the 11/12 flow, the pulse and my intuition told me to do a Mediator Flow. While doing this nice comforting flow I think about the “why” of this flow and the connection with sadness and mourning. I think about sadness and the Second Depth and the Safety Energy Locks in the Second Depth. Suddenly I see the devastation and the imbalance as a result of sadness and mourning.

A lot of the Safety Energy Locks living in the Second Depth have a pretty direct relationship with the three levels: BUST LINE (#13 and #10), WAIST LINE (#9, #14, and #12), HIP LINE (#15 and #11). So sadness gives disharmony on all three main levels, and the devastation is complete. This insight made it clear to me why the Mediator came to me as a flow to help the harmony become more in balance on all three main levels – Bust Line, Waist Line and Hip Line. Also made clear to me is how devastating sadness can be because it disharmonizes all levels of being through the Safety Energy Locks of the Second Depth.

Of course, the first flow that came to me, the 11/12 Flow, is a Second Depth Flow. Also a connection is here with the Hip line and Waist line levels harmonizing through the #11 (with #15 and #2) and the #12 (with #14 and #9/23).

The insight of this treatment was felt as a present and a gift, and I really felt the need to share this experience with readers of this newsletter.

A few weeks later I gave a session to a man, and again I felt similar high waves going through his body and a lot of sadness. Now I recognized it as deep sadness and probably mourning. At the end of the session the man was crying, and we didn’t talk much. I only let him know that I perceived his sadness. Twenty minutes later he gave me a big hug without saying a word. Four days later he told me his story of loss and mourning.

Thank you, Marna.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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