Waking up on Valentine’s Day, I decided to Google this holiday to find out its true origins. Here is what I read:
“The holiday’s roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine’s Day.” (infoplease.com)
Mary Burmeister has shared with us that Safety Energy Lock (SEL) 13, located on the chest at the bustline, came into the world meaning “Love thine enemies.”
Jin Shin Jyutsu instructor Jed Schwartz offers, “Thirteen also represents the Goddess, the Mother aspect. It is the symbol of women and denotes the soul and her reflection of God. In the ancient religion of the Goddess, a year was composed of 13 lunar months. With the advent of a patriarchal society, the 13-month lunar calendar was dropped for what is now a solar calendar and 13 was given the aura of bad luck.” (JSJ newsletter #46)
Fertility can refer to creativity, abundance, generosity, forgiveness, and self-love. Working with Safety Energy Lock 13 can help to melt away the blocks in our hearts so that we can give and receive love abundantly.
The quickest, easiest way to harmonize 13 is to hold the index finger (melting fear), followed by holding the little finger (melting pretense and cover-up). After holding these two fingers for a short time this morning, the internal tension I was holding seemed to dissolve, leaving me relaxed, present, and open to the day.
Holding Safety Energy Lock “high” 19 can also facilitate opening 13 (see diagram below – to find high 19, hold SEL 19 at the elbow, the slide your hand up until your thumb reaches your armpit). When holding a finger or SEL, simply hold gently until you feel a gentle pulsation, or for 1-5 minutes. You will feel tension begin to melt away.
As JSJ instructor Susan M. Brooks shares, “When we want to access that place of inner strength from within and remember our connection with Source, with our origin in spirit, simply place our fingers on our 13s, breathe, and remember, out of No-Thing we each came to be” (JSJ newsletter #44).
SEL 13 helps us to radiate our inner light and be the true essence of our Spirit. Love and abundance can be the only result!