Peter’s Story

Lynne Pflueger writes: “Peter’s Story” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 80, Spring 2013:

Jin Shin Jyutsu is alchemy, the science of turning base metals into gold. It is life changing. This is a story about a young man whose life was brought back into harmony with Jin Shin Jyutsu. He is my grandson, Peter, a truly wonderful boy, now a young man. Life was good until he was severely injured playing lacrosse at the age of seventeen. During play, possibly a collision, he shattered his left lower leg bone, the fibula, which protruded from the skin. The injury occurred along the low eight and sixteen line. The ambulance came and took him directly to the hospital in San Francisco. Surgery was required. His father, my son Pete, called and asked me to go to the hospital – young Peter was quite anxious, upset, agitated, and in a lot of pain.

I was not about to start fiddling with the broken and literally shattered lower leg. It occurred to me at the time to hold Safety Energy Lock 3, each side, with same side fingers. So, on each side I sat and held the Three and same side fingers, one at a time. He began to calm down and pretty soon dozed off. The pain and anxiety dissipated. As I left, he woke up a bit which gave me the chance to suggest he hold his index finger. He said he had been holding it since he was six years old. I apparently suggested it then for a different reason. Later I was told that he remained comfortable and calm until surgery. He now lives with a titanium plate in his lower leg.

Page 2 in Text 2 explains the various influences that may interfere with the harmony of flow patterns. One of them is injuries. With the injury occurring on the lateral lower left leg, the Face Flows were affected as well as the Mediator going down, and the Supervisor going up. The Mediator has an effect on our attitudes. The Supervisor oversees the physical Being. The next few years or so were quite difficult for Peter. The injury had affected more than his leg. He was having a hard time in college, trouble focusing on work, appearing to be adrift without purpose. The Bladder line was affected, leaving him anxious. With Gall Bladder Flow affected, he was unable to make decisions about his life. Stomach left him lethargic, apathetic, and gummy. As the Face Flows go through Safety Energy Lock 16, he was to a degree paralyzed by fear, indecision, and lethargy. His parents were wringing their hands over him. I could see what had happened. I watched and waited.

When Peter called for a session, He was by then about twenty-three years old. His parents were glad to turn him over to Jin Shin Jyutsu and me. I made a house call to his basement apartment, because on that particular day he was in too much pain to drive to my house. We talked. I jumper cabled. He told me everything…his feelings of failure and disappointment in himself. I knew this was simply stagnant energy from his injury! As he left, He said that before the treatment he felt hopeless, despairing, and depressed. After the treatment he felt hopeful and encouraged. Previously stuck in the basement, he escorted me upstairs to the front door. He thanked me for coming, because he now knew he would be okay. Peter decided to come see me regularly for weekly sessions. For several weeks he came. Then not so often as as he became busy with life. Things were different. Life was on track again. Able now to finish school, he started working with success, and his confidence and self-respect were restored.

Now he is twenty-nine years old, getting married in May of this year. Life is good. We are so blessed. I remember once, during a session with Mary, she said, “Those of us who walk in this door are so lucky. Lucky means God.” Thank you!!

Thank you, Lynne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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