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A RAY OF LIGHT, Part 4

Anita Willoughby writes: “A RAY OF LIGHT – The Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 76, Spring 2012:

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The power of music to transform the soul, to alter our mood, to raise our spirits, to open our hearts cannot be disputed. Music massages the soul and connects to the 8th Depth, the depth of magic, of creation energy, of movement and sound. In other words music changes our movement, enables us to move in a different fashion. Music, sound and movement are all ways to express the inexpressible. Maybe this is what the ancients meant by the nectar of the gods or the elixir of life, the chemical secretions of the Endocrine System which are awakened by the vibration of sound.

Let us continue by defining “endocrine”. Even the definition of words leads us to a deeper understanding of this system. Endo and crinis are Greek words which mean “inside, within” and “to secrete”, respectively. Krinein also means “to separate, to distinguish”.”Endocrine” as an adjective means “secreting internally”. To my mind from Mary’s illustration of the MCVUHE/Endrocrine System, the endocrine glands are mediating sound/tone and light/color from the outside directly into the body, through chemical secretions released into the bloodstream. So the Main Central/Endocrine System is the connecting link to the SOURCE of all SOURCES, 8th Depth, through the light of 7th Depth into 6th Depth, our individual source, and the Endocrine System is the communication system from the outside to the inside of the body.

The endocrine glands are our energetic physicians. They have been called the “guardians of our health”. The endocrine glands store energy and regulate the distribution of energy to the whole body. The endocrine glands bridge and connect the organs and the nervous system and the nervous system and the fluids/water. They release chemicals or secretions directly into the bloodstream thereby affecting every cell in our body. These chemical messengers are called hormones. “Hormone” comes from a Greek word meaning impetus, impulse, to spur on, to urge on, in plain terms, “Get moving!” So our glands, through these hormones or chemical messengers, get life moving and promote all of our growth and development. They work together to balance and organize the whole body. They help in metabolizing our food, help in our sexual and reproductive functions and profoundly affect our moods. The Endocrine System governs the mystery of puberty, menopause and andropause. These hormones are so powerful that only a tiny amount can affect every cell in our body and cause profound changes. Hormones are the catalyst for life-promoting changes in our chemical make-up. They works slowly but powerfully. Although all cells have hormones, the major hormone producing glands are the pineal, mammillary, pituitary, thyroid, thymus, adrenals, pancreas and ovaries/testes. Our self-help Main Central jumper cables the area of each of these major endocrine glands.

When we look at the word “person” and examine its roots, we see that per is a prefix which means “by” or “through”, and son comes from the word “sonar”, which has to do with sound wave frequency. First comes sound then light at a higher frequency. In Spanish the word sonar means “to dream”. So a person is expressed through sound, or through dream. Then we add an “a” to the word, and we have “persona”, which means we have put a mask over the sound or the dream to present to the world.

Ever since I was a child, I knew that music and movement had the power to transform my mood. One of my favorite activities was to turn on the stereo and dance. That delight/passion followed me all the way through college and into my early adulthood, when I danced and performed. Now through the power of chanting/mudra I have come to a deeper understanding of the power of the vibration of the word. What are these endocrine glands doing? Are they the alchemical process, which transforms music and light through their secretions to send messages to the whole body through the bloodstream? Is this why music is such a powerful instrument for transformation? It changes our mood and affects the hormones or chemical messages which are released into our bloodstream. The hormones carry these musical notes, these feelings, to every cell in our body.

Yes, yes, yes, it is true – all those things we say about the MCVUHE. It is true, and the truth is simple. We just may not believe it the first time around, or for that matter for the first 20 years. It appears that learning and understanding happen on many layers and filter through our subconscious to our consciousness and to our kinesthetic experiential understanding, where we know something not just intellectually, not just in words, but we know it in the core of our being. We know in every cell of our body. That is the study and the learning I am interested in and that, as it turns out, has a lot to do with Endocrine System/Endocrine Glands and the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy.

My simple handwritten notes under the Main Central Flow on page 37, Text 1 – “helps everything, helps the Endocrine System and the glands, helps the 12 organ flows, and the 72,000 SBFE both left and right and the 72 trillion cells” are now resonating with a deep and profound truth.

Thank you, Anita.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

 

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A RAY OF LIGHT, Part 3

Anita Willoughby writes: “A RAY OF LIGHT – The Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 76, Spring 2012:

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You would think those simple and profound statements would have made me sit up and pay attention. Well, of course, they did but only for a moment and then on to the next page, and yes, “what does this flow help”, as if the MCVUHE wasn’t a show-stopper, a crowd pleaser, and couldn’t I have spent a little time delving into this Source of our Being, the Capital “B” Breath of Life, this higher fire element, this Will to Be, this Desire to Be. Okay, so it has taken me years to come full circle and start to pay attention to the simple power and meaning of the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy. Often we can absorb only so much at one time, and maybe I wasn’t ready for the deeper impact of this energy.

It was years later in my Jin Shin Jyutsu study, learning and teaching, that I knew I had to study the MCVUHE in relation to the Endocrine System. In fact every special topic class I come up with seems to be about the MCVUHE and one of its many facets. I had always been intrigued by Mary’s drawing of the Endocrine System and was particularly attracted to a quote from Joachim-Ernest Berendt, “Before we make music, music makes us.” Knowing that the best way to learn something is to teach it, I began a series of special topic classes on the Main Central and the Endocrine System, Before We Make Music, which sent me on the journey into understanding the vital importance of the Endocrine System and the endocrine glands to the overall health of our beings – mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

It was with the deepening of this awareness of the power of the MCVUHE, the “magic wand” which connects heaven to earth, our head to our tail that this Ray of God, this “magic wand” – this lightning rod, this lighthouse, this ray or beam of light – is profoundly relevant to the alchemical process of turning sound and light into matter. If the 8th Depth is movement/sound/music and the 7th Depth is Light, then is it through the Endocrine System that the vibrations of sound and light are transmuted?

What is this “alchemical process” which transforms sound and light into matter? And how is the Endocrine System involved? To begin with, let’s look at the word “alchemy”. Alchemy comes from an Arabic phrase “al-kimia”. “Kimia” comes from the root word “khem” which refers to the black fertile soil of the Nile delta as differentiated from the surrounding desert and is one of the roots from which the word “chemical” ultimately derives. Esoterically the word refers to the dark mystery of the birth of matter from which all life emanates. Alchemy is the process of transformation of nature, of all the rhythmic growth processes of nature. It is in the dark fertile soil of the delta where growth can happen, not in the desert. Alchemy happens on all levels. We in the Western world are often focused on the physical level, but alchemy starts on the energetic level, turning sound and light into matter, then on the material level turning base metals into gold and seeds into plants, into trees and into fruits, eggs into animals. Alchemy is one of the fundamental laws of life, laws of nature. Life is a process of transforming; life is a process of chemicals interacting and transmuting from one element to another. From the creation of the cosmos to the transformation of our souls into matter, we are in a process of transforming sound and light into matter. Through the chemicals of the endocrine glands, human beings are a part of that process.

To be continued…

 

A RAY OF LIGHT, Part 2

Anita Willoughby writes: “A RAY OF LIGHT – The Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 76, Spring 2012:

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In ancient times and when we camp, we construct tents made of hide or fabric supported by poles to shield our bodies and protect us from the elements. In the forests, there are leafy upper branches which form a canopy supported by the trunks of trees to give cover to the life below. And on the level of space or heaven, we have poles of light, beams of light supporting and suspending the canopy of the sky above us separating heaven from earth. We have a heaven as our roof and sunbeams as our support beams. [No wonder they are called beams!] Is the structure of the energetic world columns of sunlight? is the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy (MCVUHE), which eventually manifests as our spine, an expression of one of those sunbeams? Is the Main Central the support beam, the tree trunk of our body? Is our MCVUHE a “mini” ray of light, a “mini” expression of one of those sunbeams? Our spine supports us from head to tail and separates “HEAVEN, the HEAD” from “EARTH…the pelvic girdle”. (A & Q TEXT Know Myself by Mary Burmeister) So maybe, just maybe, the residence of an individual ray of the sun is in our spine and this is why those Buddha Rays resonate in our psyches. We are the microcosm of the macrocosm.

Let us take a moment and look at the MCVUHE which is mentioned in Text 1 on page 3 as the first movement of the Trinity flow, “…our cosmic source – the First Commandment.” Then again on page 37, where there are 10 steps for abundance to jumper cable the MCVUHE, our Source of Life, our Battery of Life. Pages 38, 39 and 40 reveal the relationship between the Main Central/Spine and the fingers, and then in turn that relationship to the organs, the nervous system and the muscular system. The MCVUHE appears again on page 57 under the guise of the Third Method of Correction. Then in Text 2, page 41, 7th Depth LIGHT the 17th “INDIVIDUALIZED” BODY FUNCTION ENERGY, entitled “ANTERIOR-POSTERIOR VERTICAL HARMONY ENERGY” (Eternal Life Energy) opens our MCVUHE to the light to help us heal disharmonies in the spine, the chest, abdomen, back and hip areas. The subsequent pages 42 and 43, entitled “ALL COMBINED ENERGY – TIMING” reveal where the sixteen body function energy flows connect to the MCVUHE and ultimately to the Light of 7th Depth for nourishment. And then there is the special illustration of the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy/Endocrine System and its relationship to music and primordial tones.

In the beginning [yes, everything has an “in the beginning”] of my study of Jin Shin Jyutsu, I was often in a rush to know what projects each flow helped. “Yes, and what else does that flow help?” In my rush to know more and more, I found myself skipping over the deep and profound simplicity of this Art. I have scribbled in my notes on the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy, “helps everything, helps the Endocrine System and the glands, helps the 12 organ flows and the 72,000 Special Body Function Energy (SBFE) both left and right and the 72 trillion cells.” (But on that one I always asked, “Who was counting?”) And, of course, wasn’t one of the first things we learned about the MCVUHE to “never leave home without it, to do the self-help Main Central before we get out of bed every morning.”

To be continued…

A RAY OF LIGHT, Part 1

Anita Willoughby writes: “A RAY OF LIGHT – The Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 76, Spring 2012:

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Prelude: For the past few moments, I have been gazing at the sky overlooking Beesley Point in southern New Jersey, waiting for my client. It is early morning. I am down here giving a Jin Shin Jyutsu intensive to a longtime practitioner. The sky is filled with clouds with those beautiful streaks of light beaming down from the sun – the only visible remnant of the sun on this grey, cloud-covered day. I am in a moment of reverie, remembering other moments in time and space when those rays were revealed so brilliantly and clearly. Suddenly my client walked in and intuitively knowing my reverie, announced, “My son calls those God Rays.”

What a perfect name for the shower of rays descending from a single spot in the sky. I am reminded of our Jin Shin Jyutsu creation story and my reverie continues. Here I am sitting, looking over the bay to Ocean City, experiencing in real life cinematography the existence, the transformation of the rays of light of the Seventh Depth “showering down around us”. Seventh Depth rays of light are streaming down from the sun, filtering through the vast cover of the clouds. Light can only be seen if there is something that interrupts its movement. Clouds serve that purpose. A cloud is a visible mass of liquid droplets, a cloud is frozen crystals made of water and various chemicals, suspended in the atmosphere. No wonder I have always been mesmerized by the sky, the clouds and those rays, which my client just informed me her son calls “God Rays”! What a perfect name. When there are clouds in the sky, we can see rays of light streaming through in long direct lines, connecting heaven to earth in a veritable canopy, enveloping our earth.

A “Google® search” revealed that mankind has been fascinated with these rays through the ages and has come up with many names for this striking visual expression of light. These rays, or sunbeams, have also been called Rays of Buddha, Buddha Fingers, Jacob’s Ladder, Stairways to Heaven, Gateways to Heaven, Fingers of God, Jesus Rays, Beams of Jesus, Ropes of Maui [from Maori tradition where these rays were the ropes with which Maui, a Prometheus prototype, restrained the movement of the sun so there would be longer days for man to complete his daily chores]. Even the computer graphics industry has given them the name “volumetric lighting”. Sailors have named them “backstays of the sun” which is a nautical term for rods which support the mast of a sailing ship. “Crepuscular rays”, as they are more commonly called, mean “relating to twilight” in Latin. These rays are seen in the early morning or late afternoon hours during the transitional times between darkness and light, times when the veil between worlds is thin. Obviously these rays of light have captured the imagination of mankind throughout the ages and from many different walks of life. These rays of light, visible during the twilight hours and under the right conditions, resonate deeply in the human psyche. What is it about these rays that captivates us?

To be continued…

Return the Favor

Kumuda Belcher writes: “Return the Favor” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:

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I have a Jin Shin Jyutsu practice in South Fallsburg, New York, which I began in the Spring of 2000. Recently I decided to go back to school part-time to pursue a Master’s Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

Some well-meaning friends have been asking me why I am going back to school and pursuing an additional line of work when Jin Shin Jyutsu is so powerful and seems to be my calling. I considered their queries deeply and my short answer is this: Ever since the earthquake and tsunami occurred in Japan earlier this year, I have felt a deep and growing urgency for us to share Jin Shin Jyutsu as much as possible, to empower people to help themselves and particularly to empower those who live in isolated or natural disaster-prone areas around the world. I feel it would be especially extraordinary and wonderful if somehow Jin Shin Jyutsu were more available and known to the people o Japan, as a way of thanking Jiro Murai and Mary Burmeister for the wonderful gift Mary brought to the United States from Japan in the 1950s.

Earlier this year I toured Washington, D.C. – maybe the story of the cherry trees inspires me as well. (In 1912 and again in 1965, over three thousand cherry trees – sakura – were donated to the area by the city of Tokyo and the Japanese government. Every year during the month of April there is a beautiful display of these blossoming cherry trees along the Potomac River in D.C. They serve as a reminder of the enduring spirit of friendship between our nations.) Jin Shin Jyutsu is definitely the “blossom” love to offer most!

This past summer for two weeks in the mornings I taught English to ten- and eleven-year-olds from Japan at a summer camp which has an exchange program with its Tokyo sister organization. My lesson plans included learning to name and identify parts of the body in English. As a way of reinforcing and remembering the new vocabulary, I taught the class to hold each finger (by name), shoulder and buttock, etc. They also learned to do thirty-six aware breaths with fingers and palms when fatigued or when having difficulty falling asleep. Everyone seemed to sincerely embrace the finger holding, listened with rapt attention, and happily agreed to share this information with friends who express these needs to them!

Yes, we had Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help classes (in practice, not by name) in the middle of English class! I was delighted to watch these visiting Japanese children holding their fingers and holding their upper arms with their opposite inner thighs. I was thrilled to hear them say sentences I taught such as “My stomach hurts, so I will hold my thumb.”

The bottom line is that Jin Shin Jyutsu is so much a part of my life and so much a love of my life that no matter what I appear to be doing on the outside, I am on some level always applying Jin Shin Jyutsu to and integrating it with everything else in my world. If I owned a bakery, I would probably apply “jumper cables” to the cakes! (Just kidding…)

In the past I have submitted several articles to The Main Central newsletter, and I find I come to the same conclusion and want to express the same sentiment at the end of each of them, no matter the article, no matter the topic: I thank you, dear Mary, from the bottom of my heart for so generously sharing Jin Shin Jyutsu, something which continues to enrich, nourish, and energize all aspects of my life in innumerable and wonderful ways! 

Thank you, Kumuda.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

 

Movement of Breath in the Number Flows, Part 3

Waltraud Riegger-Krause writes about: “Movement of Breath in the Number Flows” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:

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So let’s look at the movement of the Breath that takes place when we do/be a flow.

The number 1 Flow is helping us to exhale, connecting the extreme height with the extreme depth, helping the front descending energy, breathing and head discomforts.

When we look at the steps of the sequence or routine, we are holding Safety Energy Lock 1 with one hand and Safety Energy Lock 2 with the other hand. When Jiro Murai created the flows, he knew that in order to exhale – Safety Energy Lock 1 – we also need to inhale – Safety Energy Lock 2. We are pulling the Energy/Breath down the front and up the back – one of the basic principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

To further support the Breath moving down the front, we are then moving from Safety Energy Lock 1 to Safety Energy Lock 5, pulling it even further down, releasing all fears and insecurities. The other hand still remains on Safety Energy Lock 2 to bring up the back whatever is being released down the front. The last step is finally moving from Safety Energy Lock 5 to Safety Energy Lock 7, perfect life power, victory. In the 7 we are perfect.

The Breath has come down all the way to be expressed in the body. From here (at 7) it can move up again. So the main focus of this flow is to clear the way of the Energy/Breath down the legs and to support the work of Safety Energy Lock 1.

The 2 Flow has its focus on moving the Energy/Breath up the back, to help the inhalation. It is used when the legs are full and heavy and we want to bring the Energy/Breath up to support hip and back. In order to fulfill this work, we are holding Safety Energy Lock 2 – Life Force for all creatures, wisdom, inhalation helper – with the same side Safety Energy Lock 6 in the first step. Again we are supporting the inhalation of the body by using a Safety Energy Lock that balances the exhalation, because these two movements of the Breath are dependent on each other. The next step is supporting the inhalation and the connection from above to below and from below to above, number 8, bringing us into a cosmic rhythm. Now, again, supporting of  the exhalation with the next step, we are moving to the opposite Safety Energy Lock 5. Whenever we are moving to the opposite side of the body, we are incorporating the Mediator Activity Principle. Safety Energy Lock 2, which stands for all dualistic forces in our life, needs some movement to get out of the one-sided view of life, and at the same time the 5 is supporting man by releasing fear.

Now with the following steps, we are supporting the Energy/Breath moving up the back by using Safety Energy Lock 9, 26, 3 and 4. We are clearing the pathway for inhalation and pulling the Energy/Breath up the back.

In just looking at these two flows we can understand how the Number Flows of Text 1 work in relation to moving the Breath through the body by using aspects of the Supervisory and Mediator Flows.

Thank you, Waltraud.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, Master Jiro.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All issues of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter are available at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Movement of Breath in the Number Flows, Part 2

Waltraud Riegger-Krause writes about: “Movement of Breath in the Number Flows” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:

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Almost all of the number flows in Text 1 are using Safety Energy Locks on both sides of the body. The crossroads that are used are either parts of the Mediator Energy Flow Pattern or parts of the Supervisory Energy Flow Pattern. Even our Supervisory Flows have two places where they have an additional bridge, crossing to the other side of the body. One is about the 4s (at center) and one is at the pubic bone. I remember Mary saying in her classes that every time a flow is crossing to the other side of the body, Mediator Energy is being used. And sometimes she said that the Mediator is part of the Supervisory Flows…it is the Activating Principle of the Supervisory Flows.

Almost every flow in Text 1 is crossing to the other side of the body. Whenever a flow is crossing, it is passing and kissing the Main  Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy.

It is getting in contact with the energy of the blue print. Every time it is crossing, it is being reminded of the silent pulse of perfect harmony in the heart of every being, in the blueprint of every cell. The perfection is there in everybody, but is hidden from us – we can’t see it – we can’t feel it. This makes us search.

Checking the high 4s once in a while is very important to allow the energy to cross over…clearing the 15s all the way to the pubic bone as well.

Also doing a Mediator Flow to clear all the crossroads will be very vital.

Let’s look at the Supervisory Flow itself. We all know that the energy pathway of the Supervisor is flowing down the front and up the back on the same side of the body. However in the application of the sequence or routine of the Supervisory Flow on page 50 of Text 1, we are pulling the Energy/Breath over to the opposite front of the body and then back to the original side again. That means we are using the bridge above the 4 as well as at the pube.

The knowing about this weaving of the Energy/Breath is built into the flows. We don’t need to strain our minds. In the application of the Supervisor Flow we are helping the Energy/Breath to weave and to move to the other side – using part of Mediator which helps us to get out of duality and being stuck. “If a project is no moving – look to the Attitudes.” – Mary

To be continued…