Monday, February 01, 2010
Today I stumbled on this beautiful proverb and it rocked my world! Why did it so rock my world, you wonder? Well, in its simplicity this quote manages to sum up my entire view on how to deal with every issue/project that comes up for me in my life, be it of a personal or global nature!
"If there is light in
the soul, there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the
person, there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the
house, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the
nation, there will be peace in the world."
~ Chinese Proverb
Since the first step is "light in the soul", just how does one have "light in the soul"?
It is the same as saying, "First, Look inside." For me, this is about starting within your own being. And since "light" is something that makes things visible or illuminated, it is about letting that radiance shine out, to switch on the light, and shine forth. This act of lighting the soul serves to clarify our connection to Source and illuminates our essence, that which makes us WHO we are and defines our PURPOSE. We glow with luminous energy, emitting self-generated light. We are enlightened. It is a process of remembering the light from which we come, Our Source.
According to Plato and Socrates, the soul is the essence of a person, that which decides how we behave. Plato tells us that the soul is made up of three parts: body, mind and spirit. Each of these has a function in a balanced and peaceful soul.
Jin Shin Jyutsu can
light up your soul and thereby begin this beautiful process of
unfolding! Regular Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions with a practitioner and daily self-help keep you connected with that inner fire and spiritual illumination. Jin Shin Jyutsu helps me to keep from standing in my own light, from blocking myself from the inner beacon that reminds me of who I am and that I indeed have purpose. Jin Shin Jyutsu energizes body, mind and spirit. When these three "bodies" are in balance and harmony, the light in the soul glows bright and the inner fire radiates beauty and bliss. We thereby begin this beautiful process of
unfolding and the world becomes a better place.