• To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

    - Buddha
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FREE Lesson #7 – Creating Harmony

Harmony & Balance

Harmony is restored by keeping the energy flowing throughout the human system, by satisfying the needs of the kyo and relaxing the jitsu.

It is documented that there are Zen priests and Tantric yogis that have overtime refined their senses to the point that they can see and hear things that are invisible and inaudible to others.

Bodhidharma, the Indian priest that founded Zen, sat before a wall– meditating– for nine years. It is said that he reached a point and could hear the conversations of ants. Developing extrasensory perception is the heart of intuitive healing.

By being able to see what cannot be seen you can assist others with the blind spots in their Body and Minds.

The point here is not to develop ‘psychic’ abilities for predicting the future but to reach inner peace, which is a place where you are always calm, collected and sensitive to those around you. In particular, sensitive to the unseen.

Seeing what cannot be seen is acquired by reaching inner tranquility.

It’s application is endless, especially when put to use for the good and well-being of others.

In the previous lesson, we covered the meaning of kyo and jitsu. In this lesson I’ll describe what these two states of energy feel like.

Let’s begin with the easiest to recognize– the jitsu. These areas are easier to find because they actually ‘feel’ active to the touch. A jitsu area may even protrude from the surface.

Kyo areas are much harder to locate because they exhibit little or even no reaction to the touch. It is only through a sensitive or intuitive touch that one will be able to determine and locate a kyo, weakened, area that needs to be nourished.

What Does A Jitsu Feel Like?

The feeling of jitsu is the opposite of deficiency. Jitsu is easily provoked. In terms of stimulating a tsubo or even pressing into a jitsu tsubo, the excess reacts immediately and feels bouncy or not letting your touch or Ki in. As a physical sensation, this is related to that impenetrable knot on top of your shoulder.

The state of the energy and bodily fluids is considered to be in excess, you want to encourage the block or stagnation to disperse and move into the deficient tsubos, or areas of “not enough” by learning a technique Masunaga called sedation.

What Does A Kyo Feel Like?

An area that has become deficient in energy and bodily fluids feels unresponsive to your touch. It may even be atrophied. When you press on an area along your body that feels soft or has a sinking, weak quality and does not feel like anything is there to resist your pressure, then you have located a weakness.

To encourage healing, thus balance and harmony, one must learn how to approach the deficient area and bring fresh oxygenated blood and more Ki into the muscle and meridian channel, a process known as “tonification.”

How to Create Harmony

Creating harmony, the natural balance of internal energies to facilitate healing, won’t happen until the deficiency or weakness is strengthened.

By nurturing the kyo, the cause or need, we are able to relieve the activity of the jitsu and bring balance.

Holistic Practices teach us to heal the root-cause of the dysfunction, not the symptom. You have learned that the cause, the weakness, is the most difficult to determine. This is especially true when healing yourself!

In the words of one of my Master teachers, the late Cathy Thompson,

“The single most important factor in healing yourself is the awareness of your deepest core level kyo. That’s why it almost always requires another person to facilitate complete healing. You can’t see your own blind spot. If not a person, a book, a practice, something outside yourself.”

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