Love and creativity come from an open heart and being able to share yourself with others. When your heart is troubled, physically or metaphysically, you are less able to be open with yourself and with those near and dear to you.
Your body, in its infinite and innate wisdom, has the power to shift from troubled to more open. Sometimes, though, you may become stuck and need a bit of help. When stuck in this area, energy can become congested here – an area referred to in Jin Shin Jyutsu as safety energy lock 13. This safety energy lock (along with the 52 throughout your body) are access points to release tension and to expand your capacity to make your life as you would like it. The specific safety energy lock 13 helps you to access the power to transform yourself, your circumstances, and your perspective.
Love begins with self-love. When you have self-love you are more kind to yourself and to others. Self-love leads to acceptance and gives more space to move about in the world. With more space, you can bring new things to life through your creativity: giving birth to children, projects and new ventures.
Simple holds to expand love and creativity
Holding specific places on your body can help to ease things and to expand your capacity for love and creativity. In addition to specific places (safety energy locks), you can help yourself by holding a finger or to. Connections to all your energy run through your hands and specific fingers help specific functions and needs.
Which finger do I hold?
When you hold your index finger, you support yourself and help your body to function better. This shift extends to how you think and how you feel too. It’s amazing how your body has the wisdom and simply needs the prompts to return to harmony and good health. Holding the index finger also eases fears that may block love and creativity. When in doubt, things don’t flow freely.
You can also support yourself by holding your little finger. The little finger energies help to align what you’re feeling on the inside with how you show up in the world. Having the courage to express yourself, having the reserves to love, and having the spark to be creative.
Where else can I hold to expand love and creativity?
The 13 safety energy locks are located on the front of the rib cage, a few inches below the clavicle, by the third rib.
Ease tension in this area: by resting each hand on the SEL 13s. Relax as the tension eases over a few minutes.
You can cross your hands if you like. You can also rest each hand on the same side. Sometimes you may even like to hold just one side or the other. Experiment and see what works best for you.
Getting added help and support
Sometimes, though, things are too difficult to face on your own – you may need extra help to release fears, stress, and self-doubt. Often, troubled hearts and minds require additional support.
You can have this help through sessions of Jin Shin Jyutsu. I have had times in my life where I’ve had congestion in this area and despair that seemed endless. I know, through personal experience and through helping clients, that things can change. I can support you in your journey – easily and gently – with Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure. I bring my wisdom, experience, and empathy to help you. Come into a safe space where you will be heard, cared for, and the gentle acupressure touches will help you to heal.
There is hope and there is help.