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The Bridge, Part 4

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The Winter Solstice

The Finger Flows, the Earth Signs

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The Small Intestine, the Mental/Deep Flow phase of our development corresponds to the mental influence in the physical body and its reflection in our physical health. It is also where we see that the function of digestion involves more than food. This is the ability of the person to “digest” information intellectually.

The Small Intestine Function Energy begins at 2 p.m. and completes at 4 p.m., and corresponds to the ages 35-42. This is during the Mental phase of life – the Deep Flows. As with the Surface and Middle Flows, there is one complete circulation of Chest, Finger, Face and Toes represented in this age group, making up the Deep Flows.

The Small Intestine and Virgo is the arena where the physical body is a reflection of the body/mind connection, directing the attention to the maintenance and care of the physical body as filtered through intellectual awareness. This will often manifest as interest in diet, exercise and therapy. An unhappy person, experiencing a large stress load, will most often manifest illness both mentally and physically.

With the demands of our lifestyles, and the assaults on our immune systems environmentally, our consciousness in this area is being continually stimulated. The epidemics of obesity combined with the immunity crisis in our culture are resulting in a critical confrontation with health issues, lifestyles and education. The positive aspects of Virgo Function Energy corresponding to the Small Intestine Function Energy are meaningful discernment without judgment. Virgos are masters of organization and critical analysis. They are able to “digest” information and practically implement their learning. Out of harmony, we see individuals whose keen nature becomes hypercritical and their body/mind awareness can tend towards hypochondria. Their skills at organization can turn into compulsive neatness and “nitpicking”.

The third emanation of Earth Signs and Finger Flows is the Umbilicus Function Energy, corresponding to Capricorn, ages 63-70. These are the ages when our accomplishments are connected, inspired, and supported by the Collective Spirit in the unseen world in order to help provide security and well-being for the greater whole. In our individual experience, it is the physical body being supported through the connection to the Spirit world and Light through the “Bridge” of the Umbilicus Function Energy. The developmental function of this stage in life is to apply the wisdom and abilities that we have acquired throughout our life for the benefit of the whole.

Capricorn individuals will constantly have a lens that directs their attention to their actions in terms of response and appropriateness with their social/cultural environment. The positive attributes of Capricorns, reflecting the Umbilicus function, are the acceptance of responsibility, administrative abilities and leadership. Out of order, we find individuals who feel the lack of support and the connective empowerment of Life. They can be impoverished mentally and spiritually. They can exhibit greed, selfishness and the abdication of their responsibility through conspiracy and victimization thinking.

Supporting the Finger Flow Organs by utilizing the appropriate flows will help the individual to feel secure in his ability to meet the challenges of survival for himself and others. The fundamental need of the Earth Signs begins with physical survival, culminating in accepting the responsibility to administer survival for others.

Physical Awareness – Large Intestine

Mental Skills – Small Intestine

Spiritual Implementation – Umbilicus

Thank you, Louanne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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The Bridge, Part 3

Louanne Ellis writes about: “THE BRIDGE” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:

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The Winter Solstice

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The Finger Flows, the Earth Signs

The Finger Flows all correspond to the earth signs in astrology. This is the arena of our practical doing nature, we “do” with our hands. The Earth element is the physical manifestation as the body.

The three Earth Flows are: the Large Intestine – a Surface Flow corresponding to Taurus, the Small Intestine – a Deep Flow corresponding to Virgo, and Capricorn – a Middle Flow corresponding to Umbilicus. The Organs and their corresponding signs sequentially help to reveal man’s evolution in one lifetime.

The Physical bodies are the first phase of development from birth to 28 years. One manifestation of fire/chest, earth/finger, air/face and water/toe comprises one complete circulation at the Surface Level. The Mental or Intellectual development follows the same pattern, corresponding to Middle Age – 29-56 years – and comprises the Deep Flows. The Spiritual Development during “elderage” – age 57-84 – corresponds to the Middle Flows.

Earth Signs, corresponding to the functions of the Finger Flows, describe and “choreograph” the manner in which we are involved in the material world – our survival skills, our work, our service and our administrative abilities. They are supporting our physical bodies at the three different levels: 1) Body-Taurus, 2) Mind-Virgo, and 3) Spirit-Capricorn.

During the Taurus/Large Intestine development phase (7-14 years), the physical body is maturing. The Large Intestine Function Energy begins forming at 6 a.m. and continues to 8 a.m. As this age period concludes, the physical body begins the transition of puberty, reflecting the survival imperative and the final stages of development on the physical level. The correspondence to Taurus in astrology reveals the characteristic of survival awareness on the physical plane. It is during this stage of life that the child can begin to understand and can participate in the development of self-esteem, self-worth, and responsibility. Fourteen is young by our culture’s standards. But even so, I know of several young men who left home at this age to successfully support themselves and accept the responsibility of their security.

The primary need at this level is to be secure physically in the world. It is where our survival instincts meet with practicality and “doing”. In our culture we see that this age is where values begin to develop as influenced by the parents and the immediate social sphere. It is the age where one starts to earn their first money and to participate responsibly in the family – doing chores, babysitting, earning an allowance, etc. In another view, we see devastating examples of children being exploited in situations where as soon as their development allows, they are put to work.

To be continued…

The Bridge, Part 2

Louanne Ellis writes about: “THE BRIDGE” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:

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The Winter Solstice

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All of the recent interest in the 2012 phenomenon is alluding to the alignment of our solar system to the heart of the galaxy, the heart of God/Source. This positioning is undoubtedly responsible for the experience of time speeding up as more and more “light” is available. The compression of evolution is experienced as speed when the period we know as the “Bridge” is peaking. The Mayan calendar and the Hopi prophecies are both credited with earmarking this time period and event. The Mayan’s calendar has a finite timeframe, which has led many to speculate that it means the end of the world. To quote the rock musicians REM, it is “The End of the World as We Know It.” Many Christian-based philosophies are targeting this period as the apocalypse as predicted in the Bible, which seems to coincide with that type of interpretation. The Hopi prophecy centers on a belief that we are coming to the end of an age. There will be purification, in the form of destruction and death in order to make way for a new world.

I would like to put the events of the Solstice and the upcoming speculation about 2012 into a broad astrological perspective. In April of 2011 Neptune entered the sign of Pisces, its ruling position. It will be a fourteen-year period in which man will start to believe in belief; he will begin to understand the true nature of his spiritual beingness. Man can begin to understand that religion does not necessarily fulfill or constitute his spiritual connection, nor do philosophies and higher studies. In 2025 Neptune will have ended its transit through Pisces and will enter Aries. This event will initiate the opportunity for man to experience and express himself as an “independent” spiritual being. These events and developments in human evolution all have a foundation in the powerful alignment of the 2012 Solstice, when we will experience the strongest “signal” from the heart of our galaxy. This is due to relative positions of the earth, sun, solar system, star systems and galaxy. The scale of this time is beyond my imagination. Many believe that this light/photon transmission became significant in the 1980s.

To recap: The “Bridge”, our umbilical cord from the earth to the heart of the galaxy, our God/Source, is peaking in the strength of its alignment. I believe the Solstice,  combined with the lunar eclipse on the Solstice of 2010, were events that signified the power and timing of this connection. The establishment of this alignment is stimulating a profound acceleration in evolution, strengthening and bringing forth the consciousness in man evolving his ability to comprehend that his personal destiny and potential is directly sourced from the “Heart of God”. This is profoundly important in man’s realization that he has a direct link, a “Bridge” to Source, and need not be limited or inhibited in this connection by formal religions, spiritual leaders, or institutions of any kind. Man is a spiritual being and has within him the BRIDGE to connect the lowest form of Spirit to the highest form of Matter.

To be continued..

The Bridge, Part 1

Louanne Ellis writes about: “THE BRIDGE” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 75, Winter 2012:

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The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice of 2012 has been the focus of endless attention. The Mayan and Hopi calendars and the Bible in the Western Hemisphere are major sources for  speculation which have become a bandwagon for a wide range of traditional and new age philosophies as well as doomsday dramas. I am offering an in-depth look at the Sixth Depth, specifically the Umbilicus, which corresponds to the sign Capricorn and the Winter Solstice, in response to the interest in the upcoming Solstice next year.

Specific to the Solstice, I recall Mary saying one of the true gifts of Jin Shin Jyutsu was the designation and understanding of the Sixth Depth, the Umbilicus Function Energy and Diaphragm Function Energy Flows. These are unique by name to Jin Shin Jyutsu and are the focus of this study. Their significance is available because of Mary’s penetrating and brilliant understanding of the function of the Sixth Depth as THE BRIDGE that links the physical body with the universal spirit body.

The Sixth Depth represents the pair of organ function flows that manifest as the Umbilicus, the female receptive aspect paired with the masculine creative expression as the Diaphragm. By naming the Umbilicus Function Flow literally, Mary has given us direct access to the significance of the umbilicus and its functions in multiple dimensions, depths.

On the physical level, the umbilical cord functions as the connection between the embryo and the mother for life sustenance in gestation.

On the “blueprint” or etheric level, the Umbilicus Flow pathway maintains the vital connection to the Spirit and Light of the Seventh Depth, supporting our manifested physical body.

The Sixth Depth is the Bridge that connects our individualized being to the life force support from the Seventh Depth. The integrity of our connection from our “Highest Form as Spirit” to our “Lowest Form as Body” is maintained throughout all Eight Depths. The Sixth Depth is the important step in “bridging” the connection from the un-manifest to the manifested body through the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy. This is the continual sustenance that enlivens our being. The Diaphragm Function Energy is the Spiritual aspect of the breath (the capital B Breath of Life), supplying the “Prana”, the Spiritual Fire or Spark from the Seventh Depth to our individualized Spirit. The Umbilicus Function Energy is the “lifeline” connecting our Physical body to the Seventh Depth. In metaphysical studies it is called the “silver cord”. During the night when we leave our physical bodies through astral travel, our connection needs to be maintained. The Umbilicus Function Energy connects our individualized earthly body with our individual spiritual Source.

We experience the Sixth Depth, the umbilicus and diaphragm, on daily, monthly, yearly and epochal levels. It is the macrocosmic view of the umbilicus or “bridge phase”, that has been the backdrop and theme that is being referred to as the event of our solar system and earth coming into alignment with the heart of the galaxy.

For many, the belief is that this will be exact on December 21, 2012. I have no “scientific” way to confirm this event or this year. However, the Solstice marks the initiation of this “bridge period” annually as the sun enters Capricorn which corresponds to the Umbilicus Function Energy. I am speculating that the eclipse occurring on the solstice in 2010 was an emphatic energetic event representing a message heralding the strengthening of our personal and global connection to the heart of the galaxy. In terms that we understand, currently it is the period during which we have the strongest signal – the most “bars” on our receptors – for “transmission” between the heart of the galaxy, our Source, and Earth.

To be continued…

Energy of Regeneration – Equinox, Part 2

Petra Elmendorff writes about: “Energy of Regeneration – Equinox” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 74, Fall 2011:

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Some Astrological Bites or The Times We Are Living In

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In the cycle of the signs of the zodiac, the energy was about to move from 3rd Depth Pisces (Liver) to 2nd Depth Aries (Lung) passing over the point of Spring equinox. At that time “astro-logically” the cosmic energy also mirrored this equinox transition in a different aspect: Uranus, the planet ruling the sign Aquarius leaving Pisces, which he (Uranus) was transiting the last eight years, to move for good into Aries exactly as the quake happened. Uranus speaks to the breaking up and the renewal of old structures, structures in the bigger sense of the meaning, the cosmic “update” for my thought software. It works most of all as the creative refreshing agent for our mind pattern, our beliefs and thought structures. (Remember Gall Bladder Function Energy, our Aquarian spirit?) Transitions of “Uranus/uranium” (Uranium, a radioactive metal) can, if 3rd Depth is in harmony, move as a smooth flow, but doesn’t always.

Well, definitely at that time the flow wasn’t smooth at all. At the same time, Pluto, the planet ruling the Scorpio (Ki, water) principle of regeneration and transformation, has been moving through Capricorn (Umbilicus, Earth) for a couple of years. that is a potent position of fertility itself. Since then, an enormous power for renewing of the earth is available. It is also working on the transformation of the earth as it supports the falling apart of dead structures (as we see in the Arabic countries, for example) and generates the birth and manifestation of worldly structures that could truly be the temple for a new consciousness. Ultimately the Capricorn archetype stands also for what is called “Christ Consciousness” or the highest achievement of mankind. Capricorn is strengthening our own umbilicus cord to divine nourishment. Therefore, the Umbilicus Function Energy Flow could be seen as a great supporter for re/connecting to my own spiritual roots.

Now both of these celestial powers (Uranus and Pluto) are in a dynamic relationship with each other right now, co-working to undo what is not of service any more and to plant new thought and belief patterns and literally build a new world.

The combination of earth and water in Pluto in Capricorn can have a supporting effect on the energy of regeneration; the Uranian energy would offer a vibration of the 3rd Depth harmonizer. Together they would become a wellness cocktail for the rejuvenating energy of inhalation. If one wants to, the  consciousness of this could be utilized as strong tonic for our own ascending energy, helping to raise vibration. So not only could the Umbilicus be of service in that relationship, Safety Energy Lock 16 comes to my mind, as it is breaking up the old to allow the new – and especially the 20, 21, 22 Flow might catch this spirit of the time as one possibility to create alignment for myself. This flow would support the Pluto (Safety Energy Lock 20) and Capricorn (Saturn/Safety Energy Lock 21) connection and it is of the 3rd Depth vibration. The 5, 6, 7, 8 Flow supports the energy of regeneration…and, of course, there are many other good flows!

The theme of regeneration seems to stand out also with the events in Japan. If I look at it from the elementary level, the quake is an eruption of earth, 1st Depth, which then influenced 4th Depth water.

Taking a look at the lumbar circle brings it into the bigger picture: 1st Depth burdening 4th Depth – Energy of Regeneration – is affected. Whatever happened in Japan soon became a catalyst for a worldwide reflection on regenerative energy. Consciousness now flooded with thoughts about recycling, the Uranian and Plutonian energies now work on a renewing of the thought and life principles by which we want to live.

Bringing this back to my own life, I can certainly embrace this inner reflection on what is regeneration for me. How does the giving and the taking balance out in my life? Do I take care of my resources – body, mind and spirit? Or do I still cater to belief systems that exploit love and trust by nourishing fears? Do I spend time in thought patterns and life structures that are too rigid to enhance the growth of Source/source of life? My water, my earth, what does pollution mean? All these questions and thoughts are offered now to the benevolence of the cosmic symphony to help my alignment with the beauty of the moment.

The theme of regeneration became introduced once again in a more dramatic expression when, under the influence of Spring equinox, the events in Japan took place. The theme of regeneration is woven into this cosmic fabric, now available under the reflective light of Fall equinox.

Thank you, Petra.

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.

Energy of Regeneration – Equinox, Part 1

Petra Elmendorff writes about: “Energy of Regeneration – Equinox” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 74, Fall 2011:

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Some Astrological Bites or The Times We Are Living In

As usual I am again fascinated how the cosmic dance is reflected in the world as it seems to appear and how awareness of these rhythms facilitates the ability to synchronize with this cosmic rhythm in my own inner experiences.

The events on the so-called visible plane are for me always a reflection of the invisible energies working: “As above, so below”.

It is Fall now, harvest, the equinox to the energies of nature. Day and night are equal to each other, light and darkness in perfect balance. The energy moves into the sign Libra, which is a sign sensitive to the equilibrium of all things. Libra is an air sign, so consciousness is created through the “mighty powers of the mind” – Mary. This invitation to reflection is given at equinox to serve the knowledge and love of relationship of all things while pondering on the balance of giving and taking.

As we move with the quality of the Fall equinox, we have the chance to reflect on the experiences that have been, for the benefit of setting seeds for the next cycle as we see in the Order of Creation, 2nd Depth (Fall) being the first depth in the Order of Creation. Libra, as a 4th Depth Organ Function Energy Flow is a reminder of the recreation and renewing of the inhalation. This is the time where the light begins to withdraw so the darkness can grow and regeneration can be nurtured in the sacred space of the invisible.

Balanced for the moment of equinox, a new cycle gets impregnated with a new seed, a new dream. Invisible, hidden yet, as an idea or ideal, the Venus principle of Libra and the Venus principle of the 2nd Depth are working together. Venus is vibrating as the reminder of the higher order of the universe and is once again the refocusing to the intrinsic harmony of the cosmic design. Whatever Venus touches is elevated, heightened, and this is especially true for our thoughts and belief systems, since Venus at the point of equinox is bringing awareness through the element air. Venus never ceases to be the muse and the highest ethic of mankind, protector of art, lovers and beauty – always aligned with the most supreme values of life.

Fall equinox, the harvest, is also an invitation to become aware of the cycle from which we are coming and see the results of a movement that started with Aries, with the Spring equinox.

Half a year’s circle has passed since we saw the dramatic events in Japan. Not exactly, but already in the field of Spring equinox (the earthquake was a couple of days earlier), the earthquake, the tsunami – and in the days to come, the nuclear meltdown happened.  As I always look for the relationship of all things, I am sitting with that question: what does it mean? The ripples of the original tsunami waves now are available for reflection with the opportunity to offer it to the evaluation and elevation of the Venus principle.

Equinox in general marks a point of the beginning of a new cycle. Aries, 2nd Depth, represented by the number 9 obviously talking about it, reflected yet the same message in Libra, 4th Depth, the number 6 as a mirrored 9.

To be continued…

 

The Fall Equinox and the Face Flows, Part 3

Louanne Ellis writes about: “The Fall Equinox and the Face Flows” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 74, Fall 2011:

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The Bladder Flow combined with the Kidney Flow is the Fourth Depth representing our water/emotional nature. When the Bladder Function Energy is out of order it affects our emotional nature through faulty brain “chemistry”. The corresponding attitude is fear. When we get emotionally unstable and mentally confused and/or disabled it is almost impossible to be in positive functioning relationships. The resulting attitude of fear is amplified and reflected in the originating fear in the opposite sign Aries, as a result of separation anxiety. During the Libra phase at midlife, corresponding to the Bladder function, we would fear for losing our social relationships, partners, friends, etc. As we age, there can also be the fear of losing one’s mind, our memory, and our rationality. Dementia, senility, Alzheimer’s, are all mental “diseases” that begin in the “head” and show up most prevalently during the Aquarian phase, 71-77 years, that corresponds to the Gall Bladder. These problems reflect the dramatic nature of not being able to be in relationship as a result of disharmonious brain functions.

The Bladder Flow in harmony supports the ability to create positive relationships based upon good communication skills, mental clarity, and balanced (Libra) emotions (Fourth Depth).

Aquarius, 71-77 years, astrologically is the developmental phase of establishing mental security by being with people that have common ideas, values and activities. Here we often see “senior citizens” participating in a lifestyle that is group oriented, consistent with their desire for commonality.

Aquarius relates to the “higher” functions of the brain, the ability to download and connect on multiplanes or universes in order to access information. It is the individual “brain” connected to the spiritual/collective intelligence. The Aquarian mindset potentially gives us humanitarians, inventors, free spirits, iconoclasts, etc. who are by definition ahead of their time. Aquarians are mentally oriented and problem solvers as a result of their abilities to expand their perception and their ability to connect to the collective “mind”.  They are agents of the future; in youth, rebellious and headstrong, finding themselves uncomfortable with the mainstream. Frustration is the attitude that best describes the specific type of anger that we see in Aquarius, corresponding to the Gall Bladder Function Energy and Third Depth.

The nature of frustration is understandable on an age related basis. At 71-77 years we can have progressive ideas and a keen ability to see reality without the bias of a younger ego-driven personality. It is frustrating to not have the physical energy and influence to assert one’s objective and clear vision gained by a lifetime of experience. It is a classic dilemma of the wisdom of the “grandfather” being discounted by the up and coming youth. It is a contrast of gained knowledge in conflict with the technological progress and current culture.

By supporting the Gall Bladder Function Energy, we can help to harmonize the predictable frustration that these individuals experience. The Gall Bladder along with the Stomach and Bladder all support different aspects of brain functions. The Stomach has the most direct connection to the physical functioning. We see with learning impaired individuals a direct link to coordination and fine motor skills. The Bladder, through chemistry and hormones, directly affects emotional states. The Gall Bladder is related more to the higher consciousness of perceptual understanding that helps to place adversity in a spiritual or philosophical context, neutralizing attitudinal extremes that provoke anger. Relationships are a fundamentally important aspect of our lives. The harmonious functioning of the Face Flows directly affect our ability to enjoy and connect with people on all levels through good communication (Gemini), diplomatic (Libra) and perceptual (Aquarius) abilities.

Thank you, Louanne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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