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In the Beginning was the…?(Part 4)

Anita Willoughby  writes about beginnings in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 71, Winter 2011:

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The womb is often associated with a dark, fecund, nurturing space or place, which holds, envelops or generates. Womb is another word for the belly, for the uterus. Uterus is a hollow, muscular organ of female mammals, where the ovum, when fertilized, develops into an embryo and fetus. According to Jin Shin Jyutsu the following dance between the depths, between the energy of generation and energy of regeneration occurs during the 9 months of creation:

the preceding was the intimate musings of a soul, heart and mind enthralled, captivated and fascinated by the mysteries of creation and the mysteries of life. I am sending  out the signal to the world, “I am here.”

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.

In the Beginning was the…? (Part 3)

Anita Willoughby  writes about beginnings in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 71, Winter 2011:

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In sharp contrast, the sperm, in the shape of a tadpole, is one of the smallest cells in the body. And for its size, it moves quickly, travels lightly, and carries no survival supplies other than the genetic information from Dad. While Mom contributes one ovum from her ovary, Dad contributes an average of 100 million sperm per day from his testicles. During a man’s life approximately 400 billion sperm are manufactured, while a woman has approximately 1/2 million immature eggs nesting in her ovaries and releases only one egg each month. The sperm is designed for maximum movement and action, carrying the male DNA in the head in the nucleus. Streamlined for movement, the sperm has a cap which secretes enzymes which will help dissolve the zona pellicula, or the boundary of the egg, if the sperm is lucky enough to get that far. The journey of the sperm is so arduous, that only about 40-50 sperm reach the female egg in the fallopian tube.

If the timing is right, one lonely, aggressive, “egg-getter” sperm survives the journey in this dark confined space and meets with the egg, manages to break through the barrier by releasing an enzyme and then lets go of its tail and explodes its center, its nucleus, inside the egg. The first cell is 2, the joining of the egg and sperm, the joining of male and female, the union of Mom and Dad. Inside the egg, the union of these two opposites, the pronucleus of the mother and the pronucleus of the father, merge into one cell, which immediately precipitates the division and subdivision of subsequent cells.

When there are approximately 6-8 cells in the same size space as the original one ovum, there is an announcement, “I am here”. (This happens at approximately day 3.) (Beginning Life by Geraldine Lux Flanagan, p. 28) These cells subdivide by “drawing themselves in at the middle” much like a circle with a cinch belt which creates the figure 8. Remember the joke: “What did the 0 say to the 8? Nice belt.” Yes, we are connected to the number 8, the number of miracles and magic, from the first moment of our existence. This dynamic duality is a dance between the egg and the sperm. The sperm gives and the ovum receives, a basic principle of life (giving and receiving). In the beginning, the egg unites with the sperm, inside the cell, inside the 6th Depth circle, inside the womb, also known as “the place of space”. (Sensing, Feeling and Action by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, p. 166)

Now my interest in piqued: Is this the beginning of an embryo? But what does embryo mean? From the dictionary, “embryo” means “to team within, thing newly born, growing in.” Embryo relates to the word “enbryein”, which means “to swell, be full; an animal in the earliest stage of its development in the uterus or in the egg; specifically in humans, from conception to about 8 weeks; an early or undeveloped stage of something.” (Webster’s New World Dictionary) 

Looking further into the roots of words, “teem” means “to produce offspring, to bear; to be full, as though ready to bring forth young; abound; swarm.” And as a different form of the verb, it also means “to empty, to pour out.” So when we study embryology, we are studying the teeming activity within, which eventually pours out.

To be continued…

In the Beginning was the…? (Part 2)

Anita Willoughby  writes about beginnings in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 71, Winter 2011:

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The movement of the 6-pointed star eventually creates the structure of the seven cervical vertebrae. The magnetism of the 6th Depth, the Moon, the movement of the 6-pointed star and the structure of the 7 cervical vertebrae are intimately related to the 9 Months of Creation in the Womb. [see Categories for the 9 months of Creation chart →] The neck, to my mind’s eye, is a kind of metaphysical birth canal, which brings “heaven the head” (A & Q Text) to earth (the 2 shoulders and the 12 thoracic vertebrae) both through the movement of the 6-pointed star and the 9 Months of Creation in a dynamic working relationship with the 7 cervical vertebrae. There is a rhythmic movement and dance between the depths and their planets and each month of development in utero.

The basic principle of life is duality, and when these opposites come together, life happens. Opposites come together every month in pregnancy, in relation to the 7 cervicals, in relationship to the 7 depths of creation. The energy of generation is in a dynamic dance with energy of regeneration. The structure of the 7 cervicals, works with each of the 7 depths while the embryo/fetus is being developed in utero. All of this happens in relationship to the 9 months in utero (Time and Space uniting).

So it all begins in the first month of pregnancy with the 6th Depth. But wait a minute, where did creation really start? Which creation are we speaking of? Well, we have to start somewhere. Okay, how about in the beginning…

The egg, which is our individual beginning, is created while our mother is inside our grandmother’s womb. A repository of seeds is created and buried within our mother’s ovaries while she is being nurtured in our grandmother’s womb. The eggs are created in a nest inside our mother’s reproductive system before our mother is even born? We are a buried treasure, hidden three generations in the past, in the belly of our mother’s mother?

No wonder we are fascinated by the mysteries of buried treasures, safe within two wombs, safe in a nesting space for generations. These immature eggs buried inside our mothers are released, one egg at a time, after the onset of puberty. Then the journey begins, 6th Depth, energy of generation, 6th Depth, total Balance and Harmony for this form, 6th Depth ,magnetic energy.

Now that we have it confirmed, in the beginning was the dot…….the dot, the point, the seed of life, has no dimension, but has infinite possibility. That dot may grow and expand in any direction. That dot known as the egg, the ovum, carries vital genetic information from generation to generation and carries nutritional supplies for the survival of new life. This egg, in the shape of a sphere, is the largest cell in the body. It all starts with the monthly release of the ovum, which breaks out of our mother’s ovary to begin its slow journey down the fallopian tube. The slow movement of the ovum is helped along by rhythmic contractions and by follicles, rhythmically waving, in the dark narrow space.

to be continued…

In the Beginning was the…? (Part 1)

Anita Willoughby  writes about beginnings in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 71, Winter 2011:

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There is something profoundly magical about life. I am in total awe of life, even the biological facts of existence/creation. No one really knows how it all happens, how it all works. We can study and describe the mechanical, biological details, and yet the wonder of that alchemical process is still a mystery to me. This is a story about both the scientific and mystical aspects of the process of creation through embryology (and nine months of creation).

Since the beginning of time, man has been fascinated by creation and has created stories (whether they be scientific, religious, mythological or mystical in bent) in order to understand our origins. From twenty-six years of study in Jin Shin Jyutsu, I have seen patterns in numbers, patterns in nature everywhere (nature-effortless reality). Following these patterns, through the incredible tapestry of our earth and cosmos, has helped in the understanding of the universe; helped in the understanding of the basic principles, which are the blueprint for all existence. Tapping into ancient archetypes was an important part in this process. Somewhere deep inside us, hidden and possibly passed down in our DNA is the forgotten knowledge of who we are and from where we come.

We are living in an exciting age; a time when that ancient knowledge that we know in our bones, in our souls, in our hearts, and in our DNA is coming to light. THE ZEITGEIST* OF OUR PRESENT ERA is the UNION OF THE PAST WITH THE PRESENT, is the UNION OF THE HEART AND THE MIND, is the UNION OF METAPHYSICS AND PHYSICS – which is really saying…bringing…all opposites together and being/seeing the oneness.

It is my understanding through the study of Jin Shin Jyutsu that the present age is the age of the 6th Depth. There are so many things to say about 6th Depth: 6th Depth is the MOON, 6th Depth is the BLUEPRINT, and 6th Depth is BALANCE and HARMONY for the total FORM. 6th Depth is, through the movement of the 6-pointed star, the coming together of the planets. It is in the magnetism of the 6th Depth that the qualities and energy of the planets create the textures of the depths and the layers of the human body. This movement of the 6-pointed star governs the growth cycle for every living thing on planet Earth. The movement of the 6-pointed star IS the growth process where energy transforms nothing into something, ever transforming closer and closer into matter. It is ancient wisdom that we plant on the cycles of the moon for optimum growth. We plant and create on moon cycles, the feminine, and mother energy.

The movement of the 6-pointed star: brings heaven and earth together, the sun and the moon together, and male and female together to be united in form on the planet Earth. It isn’t by chance that the magnetism of the Moon brings the light of heaven to earth and controls the tides of the waters (waters of life) on earth. 6th Depth is about the possibility of gathering and creating something out of the infinity of Space.

To be continued…

*The Zeitgeist (spirit of the age or spirit of the time) is the dominant set of ideals and beliefs that motivate the actions of the members of a society in a particular period in time.

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My Call to Jin Shin Jyutsu

Mea Hutchinson shares a little story, My Call to Jin Shin Jyutsu,  in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 64, Spring 2009:

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When people ask me how I found Jin Shin Jyutsu, I tell them I was called. Here’s how it happened:

My friend Shelly, a  cancer survivor, mother, artist and business woman with a huge heart and the gift for networking through her store and her cafe´called “The Magic Angel”, phoned me one day to say that her 46 year old sister, Karen, had suddenly taken ill and was hospitalized in Victoria, my town. Shelly was now living in another city but was at the hospital in Victoria helping her dying sister. Karen was in denial, very upset and not ready to die. It was a very rapid form of giant cell carcinoma. She was given only 2 weeks to live.

Shelly asked me to come to the hospital and help. Through I had a background in midwifery and a Reiki certificate, I had no previous experience with the dying other than my 68 year old father’s year-long decline and death, about 15 years ago. “Of course I’ll be there,” I said, “though I’m not sure exactly how I can help.”

While making arrangements for my husband, Harold, to take over for me for the rest of the day, a knock came on the door to our floating office where we had recently moved from our previous business location of 12 years. It was a fellow who had been interested in getting a houseboat built by us 10 years prior. He had tracked us down to this new spot, which was amazing to us in itself, because our floating office was hard to find. He had been living in Arizona but was considering moving back to Victoria. He had a friend with him, Aurora, who was wearing the most beautiful beaded earrings.

When Harold asked her about those earrings, the woman said she had made them herself, took one off and handed it to him. He knew I’d want to see also and handed it on to me. As soon as the beaded peacock feather hit the palm of my hand, I felt tingling. What is this? I thought. So I asked, “and what do you do for a living?” The woman replied, “I’m a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner.”

Though health and nutrition was a hobby of mine, I had never heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu, but knew that it was no accident Aurora had come to visit me that afternoon. I asked if she knew whether Jin Shin Jyutsu would help with cancers, and she said, “Yes”; she had worked with several people with cancer, and that if they did not go into remission, then they would make an easier transition into death. She kindly gave me the phone number for the office of Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc. in Arizona to call and see if there were any other practitioners in Victoria.

After Aurora and her friend left I called the Jin Shin Jyutsu office and found out that there were no local practitioners. Driving out to the hospital a while later I saw the two of them walking along the street! I thought, this can’t be a coincidence. I parked and stopped Aurora to ask if there was something she could show me to take along to help Karen.

If you could have seen her showing me the Main Central there on the street, with my eyes glazing over, you would be smiling from ear to ear, I’m sure. After asking if I would be able to remember all of this, she conferred with her friend and said as her gift to the city she would come out to the hospital with me and show us what she could.

At the hospital were my friend Shelly, Karen’s two twenty-something sons and nursing staff who looked stressed, concerned, tired and basically worried. Her sons were also doing their best to appear positive for Karen, who was hyper-alert, on heavy meds but in great pain, paralyzed from the waist down by her tumors, with difficulty breathing even on oxygen and asking such things as, “Will I ever dance again?”

A small miracle took place when Aurora showed the two sons, Shelly and me which fingers and toes to hold for Karen. Her breathing improved, her pain reduced and went away. However what impressed me the most was the language Aurora used when Karen would frantically ask for reassurances that she would not die. This woman was able to point Karen in the direction of spirit so simply – something I thought I could never have done.

There is much more to this story, which with grace I will write in the future. I am to this day very thankful for the way I was called to Jin Shin Jyutsu and humbled by the beautiful synchronicities that arise to connect us to those who are receptive.

Thank you, Mea.

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.

Only Love Can Break Your Heart

Terry Matthews shares a little story about Shaking Hands for Peace with the Harmony that Lies Beneath in “The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter”, issue Number 64, Spring 2009:

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Shaking Hands for Peace with the Harmony that Lies Beneath 

Neil Young said, “Only love can break your heart.” Seemingly a contradiction, yet most of us do experience life in terms of dualities –  love and heartbreak, health and sickness, etc. When experiencing the challenging side of life, most want a speedy return to the less challenging side. Instead of, “What is the harmony underlying this situation?”, the thought is usually, “How can I fix this situation?”  However, when a season of grieving is over, a broken heart can become a more open heart. In this sense, it is revealed that nature is moving toward a third step, namely greater harmony.

So, when painful experiences are perceived as nature’s energies seeking harmony, it makes sense to look for natural ways to facilitate this movement. Certainly, this is a principle of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. For example, a client visits you with severe migraines. You place the fingertips of both your hands near their wrists. You listen to the pulses on the radial artery to learn how to harmonize the underlying energetic pathways. You compassionately place your hands which energetically are an extension of your heart) on certain areas of the person’s body, and sooner or later, their energy pathways naturally begin to harmonize.

As an energetic effect, this is really no different than shaking the hands of our so-called “enemy”. Although physically making these kinds of heart connections doesn’t necessarily instantly remove the disharmony, the harmony that lies beneath can be peacefully aroused.

Waltz anyone?

Thank you, Terry.

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.

ROOTS

Susan Schwartz shares A  Personal Story of How Jin Shin Jyutsu Nourishes My Roots and Life in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 62, Fall 2008:

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ROOTS

2 ovals, 2 eggs, 2 eyes in the middle of the word. These 0’s are looking at each other as if looking in a mirror. These two 00’s are sandwiched between R (18) and T (20). 18 means Life ~ “Chai”, 20 symbolizes judgment and the final state of personal consciousness. It also represents perpetual intelligence and suggests a stretching, an extension beyond the limits of the modes of consciousness common to most human beings.

My story is a story of life, generations and growth.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is my/our tool for self-awareness. When I began my journey I was so willing to help others around me with this gift from the Universe via Jiro Murai and Mary Burmeister. I began with my roots. My family was right at hand to help me to learn and practice Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Generations, Roots,

 I AM                    ~ Physio-Philosophy

WHO I AM          ~ helping me understand myself Physio-Psychology

Giving sessions to my mother opened a door for me. Living together in one house, our relationship takes on many facets. The things I saw in her that disturbed me and annoyed me became the mirror for things in me. I got to watch my reactions, my judgments, and my emotional world. Jin Shin Jyutsu became my tool to help our living arrangement succeed. Not only does it give her quality of life, it provides the same for me. Each session I give her fills me with a profound inner peace and realization of my gratitude to her for being my mother. She is 91 years and counting.

The gift of Giving and Receiving ~ The Breath ~ the Oval 0

An injury has created the opportunity for my daughter to begin giving me sessions. It is the mirror of the situation I described with my elder; I am on the other side of the looking glass. This has been a wonderful gift.

Another generation, a Doorway through which light enters ~ moving into the NOW

A New Relationship and a New Connection

My mother and my daughter (and my husband) are my wonderful teachers. I AM a much better student because of Jin Shin Jyutsu. It helps me look into the Mirror and gives me the opportunity to embrace Awareness to help me Understand

The Hebrew word for “root” is shoresh. It is written shin ray shin, 3 Hebrew letters שׂ‎ ר שׂ‎. The letter shin is written שׂ‎. Three branches meeting at the bottom. When you want something to be strong you say it three times. Strong ropes are made of three cords wrapped together.

According to the Gemara (part of the Talmud that discusses the oral Jewish laws given at Mount Sinai), “3 generations make a family, a core, that is bound and will not break.”

The mediator (3) harmonizes the masculine and feminine; bringing together parts of ONE. It facilitates oneness, being whole and operating as one. The wrapping, the binding of the mediator, is like the wrapping of the cords of a rope ~ both the Mediator and the rope foster strength, growth, expansion and everlasting eternity ~ our cosmic memory.

My daughter has joined me in giving sessions to several of my clients. She has expressed an interest in studying  and learning more Jin Shin Jyutsu. This is a dream many students have in which all members of their family start to see the benefits of our Life Study and want to make it theirs as well. Danielle and I are spending quality time together; giving sessions, sharing, growing in a new and profound way.

We carry the torch, we pass the torch, and we share the torch. Jiro Murai did this with Mary and Mary did this with Us. Now I have the opportunity each time I touch someone…to continue…

THANK YOU MARY

Thank you, Susan.

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.