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A Poem

A Poem – By Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 Submitted by Margareth Umeoka Serra
to The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Number 78, Fall 2012

 The most beautiful day: today
The easiest thing: equivocate
The greatest obstacle: fear
The gravest error: give up, to despair
The root of all evil: egoism
The most beautiful distraction: work
The worst defeat: discouragement
The best teachers: children
The first necessity: to communicate
The greatest happiness: to be useful to others
The biggest mystery: death
The worst flaw: bad temper
The most dangerous thing: a lie
The most wretched feeling: the grudge
The most beautiful gift: forgiveness
The most indispensable: home
The quickest way: the correct one
The most gratifying sensation: inner peace
The most powerful weapon: the smile
The best remedy: optimism
The Greatest satisfaction: the duty done
The most powerful force: faith
The most needed beings: the parents
The most beautiful of all: love

I’m thinking about my will…


“It is important not to ‘need’ what you are calling to you but rather to have a certain detachment about it. Let it be all right if it doesn’t come, or if it comes in a different form than what you expect. After you have asked for something, surrender to whatever comes as being appropriate.”
— Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

“Acceptance says, True, this is my situation at the moment. I’ll look unblinkingly at the reality of it. But I’ll also open my hands to accept willingly whatever a loving Father sends me.”
— Catherine Marshall

“This business of hozho. The way I understand it … I’ll use an example. Terrible drought, crops dead, sheep dying. Spring dried out. No water. The Hopi, or the Christian, maybe the Moslem, they pray for rain. The Navajo has the proper ceremony done to restore himself to harmony with the drought. You see what I mean. The system is designed to recognize what’s beyond human power to change, and then to change the human’s attitude to be content with the inevitable.”
— in ‘Sacred Clowns’ by Tony Hillerman

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I’m thinking about an attitude adjustment…


“It is our basic right to be a happy person, happy family, and eventually a happy world. That should be our goal.”
— Dalai Lama

Little adjustments to our attitude and approach each day can create a major difference in our appreciation of life. On the surface, nothing changes. At the same time, absolutely everything does.

Use your awareness or your imagination to bring happiness to this moment. Find something to appreciate. Do this as often as you remember to do so, and your world will transform.

” … we can no longer afford to throw away even one ‘unimportant’ day by not noticing the wonder of it all. We have to be willing to discover and then appreciate the authentic moments of happiness available to all of us every day.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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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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