Category Archives: The 9 Depths

The Organ Flows of 6th Depth, Part 1

Anita Willoughby tells us about Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy: Power and Connection in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 47, Winter, 2005:

*******************

The mystery of LIFE, the invisible, unmanifested energy of Text 1, is revealed and manifested through the organ flows of 6th Depth, the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy. It is through understanding their function, their power and their duties that we can begin to understand an important component of our being. They make it all happen, they bring it down to earth and they send it back up to heaven. They are the nonmaterial, material flows, they are the transitional flows, the middle flows of Text 2, that bring the unmanifested energy of Text 1 into being. What I love most about the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Flows, and the reason I volunteered to write about these two organ flows is because if we understand them, we are better equipped to understand Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy.

In order to discuss the organ flows in 6th Depth, the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy, I would like to backtrack a bit and look at 6th Depth as a whole and then delve into the two organ flows. What about 6th Depth? We are all living within a myriad of 6th Depth circles. There are 6th Depth circles everywhere, and a 6th Depth circle is the circle of unity. A family unit is a 6th Depth circle, a body, a cell, a community, a school, a church, a country, our planet earth, a Jin Shin Jyutsu class, are all fluid 6th Depth circles.

On the unmanifested, Text 1 level, the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy divides the 6th Depth circle in half, vertically. On the manifested, Text 2 level, the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy divides that circle in half horizontally. So within 6th Depth, the circle, unity, the four directions and the cross, are formed, dividing the body in two, vertically and horizontally. And yet ironically that divide is not a separation, it is through the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy and through the power of the diaphragm and the connection of the Umbilicus that we are truly unified. The paradox inherent in both life and 6th Depth is that through our division we are unified!!!

In Text 1, the Main Central Vertical Universal Harmonizing Energy is revealed as the central flow in the body, and through its oneness, it reveals the two-ness of the Major Vertical Supervisor Universal Harmonizing Energy, which helps create and recreate, both left and right sides of the body, male and female energy, all on the vertical plane. The left and right Major Vertical Supervisor Energy are archetypes for masculine and feminine energy in Text 1 (the invisible level). (Note: their names include two important words, vertical and universal.)

In Text 2, the Diaphragm and Umbilicus Function Energy are middle flows on the horizontal plane and they now become individualized functions, they separate and simultaneously actively connect our 13s (heaven) with our 15s (earth). In Text 2 (the visible level) the Diaphragm is the archetype for the FATHER figure and the Umbilicus is the archetype for the MOTHER figure. Our archetypes are densing down, from male and female energy, to father and mother energy to the unique expression of those archetypes in the individual human being. From the dictionary, the definition of archetype is: “the model from which later examples are developed, or which they conform, prototype, the assumed example or perfect model which inferior examples may resemble but never equal. Archetypes can be observed only through their effects, e.g., images recurring in dreams, behavior patterns, etc.”

The Kojiki and the Book of Genesis, in the Bible, are filled with matriarchal and patriarchal archetypes; through these archetypes the roots and the densing down of our male and female energy are revealed – the GENEALOGY of the human race.

To be continued…

Advertisements

The Heavenly Breath of 2nd Depth

Jill Holden writes about  our entire life resides within one breath in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 42, Fall 2003:

*******************

Star Born and Earth Bound

Our entire life resides within one breath. All we really have is this moment. How can one live fully? Looking more closely at our 2nd Depth with our “ah ha” awareness and understanding, we can facilitate all of this with our jumper cables. Within the beauty of creation, we are given Spirit, Mind and Body.

Scientists have discovered we are made up of the same stuff found in exploding stars. We really are part of the cosmos, born from the stars and planets. We see this in the cervical star, the 5-pointed star; and on the elemental level, there is the lumbar circle. The planets and the relationship of the elements in the zodiac are the constant rhythms of our life…the macrocosm and the microcosm.

Again, we see the relationship of the macrocosm and the microcosm when we look at the 6th Depth (“big B”) Breath and the 2nd Depth (“little b”) breath. We begin this life with a breath. The lungs are our foundation of life, receiving the heavenly breath, which goes throughout the body – invisible, yet is our very essence. Carrying oxygen to the blood, transforming nutrients into energy, the lungs are organs of regeneration; and through this process our large intestine takes what we don’t use and unloads what Mary describes as our “dust, dirt and greasy grime”. So, with the invisible breath from the lungs to the material process of the large intestine, we see the dance of heaven and earth weaving and spiraling throughout us.

Second Depth also contains the numbers, which govern the depths. 5 is the number of 1st and 6th Depth, 6 is 4th Depth, 7 is 5th Depth, 8 is 3rd Depth; and 9 is the number for 2nd Depth. 9 speaks of letting go of the old in order to make space for the new; 9 speaks of cycles, fulfillment and transformation. All of the numbers in 2nd Depth add up to 11, which is the numeric symbol for 7th Depth, which brings us back to the light always available to us.

I’ve often thought about Mary’s statement, “Sadness is born of possessiveness.” What does that really mean? Of course, sadness is a natural reaction to loss, but looking through another lens, we experience ourselves as material matter instead of spirit, and we experience each other as matter. When we recognize we are spirit, there is no loss, no sadness; and we are human, but I think I’m beginning to see where Mary was taking us.

A glimmer here and there, we can reach for the stars and contemplate the wonder. Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, Jill.

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.

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle, Part 5

Mary chose our instructors with such wisdom, and we are blessed to have access to their thoughts. Each one is happy to share their journey with us so that we may KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.

Waltraud Riegger-Krause shares part of her awareness and understanding with us in the Fall 2009, issue Number 66, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own personal copy at http://www.jsjinc.net.

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle

1st Depth

In the First Depth the energy has densed down so much to form a physical body, a sacred temple for the soul to live. It is related to the Energy Body for the physical body. Saturn is the planet here to give us boundaries. He is the one who protects us and opens up to us the gate to freedom only when we really own this body and sustain and nourish it. In the First Depth we are born into a body to go through life and find our way to the real home of our soul. Only on earth do we have the chance to make the experiences we need to evolve and ascend. The physical organs related to the First Depth are the Spleen and Stomach.

After the energy has built all subtle Energetic Bodies it enters the physical body and forms the different body layers in each Depth. Man starts out his life from the time of birth and begins his individual path of life.

Coming from Unity, we begin to experience life. The baby is still fully wrapped into the sacred space, where s/he comes from, then grows up and feels separated from this divine security. S/He gets older, becomes more and more independent and finally leaves the parent’s home to find her/his own path.

We totally grow into the diversity and manyfold of life to unfold our abilities and to experience and enjoy our humanness with all our senses. Life asks us to unfold our innate potential and bring it into the world. Doing this, we grow and learn. And when have reached the peak of our energy and productivity, our soul is longing for more stillness and peace. This makes us reduce our actions and slow down a bit. The psychic and spiritual powers want to develop and be integrated into our doing/being. The journey becomes more inward oriented; we are searching for the meaning in life. When we have reached our heart and have fulfilled our spiritual journey, we will connect again with the eternal power from which we have come.

Thank you, Waltraud.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle, Part 4

Mary chose our instructors with such wisdom, and we are blessed to have access to their thoughts. Each one is happy to share their journey with us so that we may KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.

Waltraud Riegger-Krause shares part of her awareness and understanding with us in the Fall 2009, issue Number 66, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own personal copy at http://www.jsjinc.net.

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle

3rd Depth

As the energy denses down, it forms the Third Depth, which we call the activating principle. It is connected to the power that enables us to transform the potential that we bring into life into action. It helps us to make the right decision so we can expand out into life and make our experiences and grow. It is the planet Jupiter that is connected to Third Depth and to the ability to act and learn. Third depth is like the young energy that we experience in springtime, the adventurer in us that wants to enjoy the colors of life. It is connected with creativity, vibration and sound. Thoughts and emotions are different vibrations, and it is in the Third Depth where we get attached to thoughts and emotions, and they become attitudes. Here in this Depth we bind things, and we loosen them again. We make decisions for our actions and yet it is also the connection to our intuition. The energetic body is the Lower Mental Body, and this has to do with “my will”, versus the higher will which is more connected to the 4th Depth. This 3rd Depth gives us the ability to make decisions, but also to change our decisions and to change our action in life to a more harmonized one. We do not have to be slaves to our attitudes; we can make a decision. Third Depth is connected to the BLOOD ESSENCE, which binds the soul as Mary said, “Every drop of blood contains a picture of the entire past and prepares the future. Blood registers every thought and every emotion.” On the physical level the Liver and Gallbladder are formed in the Third Depth.

2nd Depth

In the Second Depth the Big Breath Essence of the 6th Depth becomes our personal breath, which we receive through the Lung Function Energy. The breath connects all dimensions in man – Spirit, mind and body – all three belong together. Through the breath we are connecting to the Cosmic Energy as well as to all beings in this world. We are all breathing the same air. Here we have planet Venus, which helps us to feel in harmony with ourselves and with others and gives us the ability to see the beauty and the good things in life. Second Depth represents the Emotional Body, Harmony and Rhythm. So it keeps our thoughts and emotions in harmony. On the physical level the Lung and Large Intestine Function Energy is formed in the Second Depth.

To be continued…

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle, Part 3

Mary chose our instructors with such wisdom, and we are blessed to have access to their thoughts. Each one is happy to share their journey with us so that we may KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.

Waltraud Riegger-Krause shares part of her awareness and understanding with us in the Fall 2009, issue Number 66, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own personal copy at http://www.jsjinc.net.

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle

5th Depth

It is in the 6th Depth where the primordial fire and the spark of life begin to glow. This fire touches our heart in the Fifth Depth. It becomes our smaller fire of the heart and helps us to become that wonderful human being that we are, without trying to’s, without pretense, being true to our Self. This Depth is related to the Spiritual Body, which gives us the ability to develop spiritually and become who we truly are.

4th Depth

The energy continues to dense down and forms the 4th Depth. This is the Depth that is connected to our potential and to everything that we bring into life from our ancestors. Here our entire life path is imprinted – every experience that is necessary for us, from birth to death. As Mary said, the 4th Depth is the controller of human destiny; it is the most important Depth to harmonize our lifestyle. It is related to the Higher Mental Body, the cosmic intelligence, which enables us to develop wisdom. “Wisdom comes from inside out, whereas knowledge comes from outside in.”…is one of Mary’s quotes.

Oftentimes, we don’t live according to our inner abilities, but we fulfil the dream of our parents, or we follow the ideals of our friends. We don’t trust our own potential, we don’t see the gifts that creation gave us, and sometimes we think we are not good enough, which only comes from fear. 4th Depth is connected with the power that brings us in touch with our inner wisdom and with our intuition, to recognize our goal in life and to harmonize our lifestyle if we follow the “wrong path”. And sometimes we don’t always know our path.

Then it looks like it comes from outside, that we are thrown into a situation or we get sick, so we understand that we have to change something. Those lessons are hard in that moment and often only later do we understand why it has come that way. And then we will be at peace with it. This is all connected to the energy that becomes Kidney and Bladder Function Energy.

To be continued…

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle, Part 2

Mary chose our instructors with such wisdom, and we are blessed to have access to their thoughts. Each one is happy to share their journey with us so that we may KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.

Waltraud Riegger-Krause shares part of her awareness and understanding with us in the Fall 2009, issue Number 66, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own personal copy at http://www.jsjinc.net.

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle

From 9th Depth to 7th Depth

Out of NO THING – what we call 9th Depth, formless itself and yet carrying the whole potential, the ALL… Out of the NO THING comes the 8th Depth, what we call the “dot” or the origin of all creation. Mary also called it “Creator” or the first thought or word of God for creation. The original ground of all being, the number 8 of the 8th Depth symbolizes the rhythmic movement from above to below and from below to above, without beginning and without ending. The infinite beauty, peace and strength of the first thought for creation shall come down and express itself into the world. And everything that lives in the world will be connected with above, the original Source, from which all life force is descending. It creates a movement, a vibration, a rhythm. Light appears and gives rise to a cosmic order which is reflected in all that is created; in the composition of the atoms, in the DNA, in the orbit of the planets – everywhere we have the same order of harmony. It is the universal, spiritual light, which is symbolized by the number seven, the 7th Depth. Seven means victory, perfect life power. In the divine light, everything is perfect. On the seventh day, creation was perfect. The light gives spark for our individual life. It is expressed by the sun. Without sun – light – no life would be possible. It is the light in the food that gives us nourishment. And as some scientists have found, there is light in each cell of the human body.

6th Depth is Born

Out of the universal light of the 7th Depth, the individual light of the soul is born. This is what we call 6th Depth in Jin Shin Jyutsu. It is the blueprint or matrix of our personalized life, it is the “I AM”. All information of our life from the unmanifested invisible to the manifested physical body is within the 6th Depth. It is represented by the moon, which possesses no light of its own but is reflecting the light of the sun like a mirror. The more and the clearer the light of Seventh Depth that can enter into the Sixth Depth, the more radiant is our being. Through our personality we are able to allow the divine to shine through us, each one in their individual way. Each human being is a unique expression of the 8th Depth.

The Sixth Depth is the beginning of the energy field of the individual being. It contains the Fifth, Fourth, Third, Second and First Depths. I imagine that the energy comes down, similar to a spiral nebula and becomes denser and denser to form the body.

To be continued…

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle, Part 1

Mary chose our instructors with such wisdom, and we are blessed to have access to their thoughts. Each one is happy to share their journey with us so that we may KNOW MYSELF BE IT IS, IS.

Waltraud Riegger-Krause shares part of her awareness and understanding with us in the Fall 2009, issue Number 66, of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter. You may obtain your own personal copy at http://www.jsjinc.net.

The Depth and the Spiralling Circle

The universe is the infinite expression of the ONE POWER, which is the cause of all Life. This ONE POWER expresses itself in different forms and laws. If we are in tune with these laws, then we are in rhythm with nature. However, it is our lifestyle that oftentimes forces us to neglect those cosmic laws. For example, if we don’t slow down our activities in wintertime and rest a bit more, like nature demonstrates to us (plants disappear and live in their roots only, animals slow down and sleep), then we shouldn’t be surprised that we are more fatigued and exhausted in spring. Paracelsus said: “The greatest healing power is to be in harmony with the universal rhythm.

Our consciousness about the rhythms of nature has increased, but at the same time we create a lifestyle which draws us away from living according to the laws of nature. Oftentimes it is in our own hands to make a necessary change in our lifestyle and bring about a bigger change in our life. With the daily self-help of Jin Shin Jyutsu, we have the possibility to see more clearly where we are stuck, and finally change the habits of our daily life.

Mary talks about the different aspects of the universal powers, which manifest from the highest cosmic dimension to the individual human life as Depth. Within each Depth we find several aspects and dimensions of life at the same time. There are the Planets, the Astrological Signs, the Seasons, the Organs and the different body layers of man which are all expressed as Depth. The same universal power expresses itself as different vibrations, coming from the depth of the universe into the depth of Life and the individual Being. The Chinese Philosopher Lao Tse describes the origin of the creation in his words: “Out of non-being comes being. Out of the nameless comes all that is named in heaven and earth. As ever empty, we may perceive its inner essence, as ever manifest, we may realize its mystery. However diverse, all flow from the same SOURCE. Within the original mystery is a deeper mystery, and the gate opens again and again.” These are the “worlds within worlds”, as Mary called it.

To be continued…