A while back I received this letter from a reader which I have entitled The Miracle of Horses and Jin Shin Jyutsu. You’ll know why when you read it. Never underestimate the power of this universal Art. I have shared it here with her permission. I have made some changes to the layout for ease of reading.

Flows For Life Miracle Horses Jin Shin Jyutsu

Dear Astrid

I have been studying and using Jin Shin Jyutsu off and on for the past few years and I just wanted to tell you about one of my most amazing experiences.

An ongoing problem with my spine

I have, or have had (?), an ongoing problem with my spine.  One of the discs in my mid to lower back used to become displaced through damage and wear. 

At its worst I could not straighten. I used to cry out in pain getting in and out of a car. I could not walk, sit or lie down without constant pain. 

Went for chiropractic treatment, Bowen, osteopathy and consulted a sports injury specialist.  I even went to a therapist to have poisonous fluid drained and the disc put back, every three months or so.  The more fluid, the more pain.  This particular therapist told me the area was very delicate and worn, and would only get worse.  He said that I would need to have this treatment or something similar probably for the rest of my life to try to manage it as best we could.

and then I discovered horses

Twelve months earlier, I discovered horses for the first time in my life. Aged 51, I went to Portugal and was chosen by my Lusitano Tui.  A then young five year old stallion, largely unhandled, he had only just begun his training as a riding horse.  

I had no experience of handling horses and had done only a small amount of riding during the 12 months prior to buying him. Each time I rode I endured excruciating pain in my right hip and my back.  Yet I was driven to become involved with horses and brought him home as a gelding.

Out for a walk with the dogs

One day whilst walking my dogs in the woods behind my house, I was accidentally knocked to the ground by one of them.  After struggling back to my feet, I found I couldn’t straighten. I could hardly walk and the pain was really bad.  I knew from all my past experiences that the disc had been displaced.

Goodness knows how I managed to get back home and I then went through 48 hours of terrible pain.  I was determined this time to sort it out for myself and began by giving myself Reiki (I am a Reiki Master). 

It was comforting but that’s all and by this time I was high from pain and lack of sleep.  I tried to manipulate appropriate acupressure points but it was too painful. 

Flows For Life Jin Shin Jyutsu Main Central

Then I remembered Jin Shin Jyutsu

I looked through my book The Touch of Healing and decided that the Main Central was the exercise to try.

I worked with this all through the night.  In the early hours of the morning I found that I was shaking all over, had the worst headache ever and a high fever; it felt like I had a good dose of the flu.  I knew it had worked though and that this was my healing crisis. 

After having some blessed sleep, I woke to no pain!

That was almost four years ago.  I have not been back to my therapist and my horse and I enjoy riding bareback and bitless down the country roads and lanes where I live.  I do not have any problem with hips, neck, hands feet or back after riding or handling my wonderful horse and I walk on average 2 to 3 miles a day either with my dogs or horse, or both!

It remains to be seen whether my disc has actually mended itself.  My therapist certainly believed that the disc was worn and damaged and was not something that would improve.  And, he was genuinely horrified when I bought my horse!  He is a skilled therapist and a lovely, caring  man. He helped me a lot and for this I am truly grateful.

However, I am even more grateful to my Higher Self for guiding me to horses and Jin Shin Jyutsu!

Thank you for your wonderful website!

Kind regards
Helen

See also:

Main Central Source of Life Exercise

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