This is Sarah. I haven’t posted in a while, because I’ve had some changes in my life – starting a new clinical social work job this week – and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. Jin Shin Jyutsu has helped me to stay calm and centered, whenever I give myself the gift of lying down and practicing self-help for 30 minutes or an hour. Always such a welcome gift!
Today, I needed gall bladder flow. How did I know I needed it? It was a gut instinct, to be honest…but also, it tends to be a flow I need a lot, especially when I’m over-working my brain and effort-ing a lot. I find that it slows down my thoughts and releases my sacral area, where I hold fear and tension.
I also practiced Main Central, which completely cleared the “gum” out of my brain and helped me to live much more in the present, rather than worry about the past or the future. I feel so grateful for the graceful, simple way that JSJ brings me back to myself, if I’m willing to sit down and give myself the time that is needed to practice.
I don’t always make that time, and I really, really want to integrate a quiet period of practicing self-help into every day, especially as I start my new job, which will be stressful and demanding. I practice JSJ every day, but often “on the fly” – for a few minutes in the morning or evening, or in the car, holding fingers. These practices do help, but I think it’s time for me to make more deliberate practice a part of my daily life.
I’ll write more later about my success! 🙂