Jill Marie Pasquinelli writes about: “Jin Shin Jyutsu and Family Life” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 78, Fall 2012:
For eight years now I’ve had the privilege of treating a family weekly – a mother, Helen, and her two daughters, Tara and Alina. I have no doubt that the father has also been receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu simply through the movement of energy in the family. As one girl changes, each one in the family is affected. The whole system and structure moves.
The family are Buddhist and the girls have been going to a Buddhist camp several times a year. They have a maturity and understanding well beyond their years.
I began treating the girls when Tara was nine and Alina was seven. Now they are seventeen and fifteen. Tara is a senior in high school and will be going to college next year. In this article I will be focusing on Tara since she is leaving soon. I must admit I’m sorry to see her go.
The girls came to me because Tara had been diagnosed with an extreme scoliosis, and it was likely she would have to have surgery. Helen wanted to help Tara in any way she could, not just to avoid the surgery but to support her through whatever process developed. They weren’t focused on outcome as much as they were focused on the love and support she would need for her destiny.
Alina had come to me because she had allergies and eczema since she was very young. The girls shared the hour, and occasionally I would see Helen on her own. It was usually the four of us in the room unless Tara wanted to spend time with me alone so we could talk.
When Tara comes into the office, she usually comments on how happy she is to be here. She says things like, “It’s always the right time for Jin Shin Jyutsu”, or “It seems like the day before I see you I start feeling like I wish I could have a treatment, and then I remember I’m seeing you tomorrow!” or “I just see the table, and I just want to jump onto it. I can’t wait.”
In spite of her scoliosis, Tara remained strong in her physicality at school. She even participated in sports – including running. Then four years ago, the doctor said she would have to have the surgery. Her scoliosis was progressing. Her family looked at it as her karma in this life, just something she had to go through. They talked to Tara about the seriousness of the surgery, even the unlikely possibility of death.
After they decided to do the surgery, Tara came for her usual appointment. This time she had the whole hour to herself. She told me that she knew she had to do the surgery and that she accepted it. She also shared that she was nervous. She didn’t think she was going to die but was still scared. She asked me what I thought happened after a person died, and we talking a long time about what she thought would happen. Tara often asked me questions about things she was thinking about, and we had some incredible talks over the years.
To be continued…