Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) acupressure links the mind and digestion which both contribute to satisfaction. Notice the digestive language describing bothersome people and events. “I can’t stomach it!” “It just sickens me.” “What he did makes me want to throw up.” What you find intolerable mentally, you might describe as indigestible physically, something you reject. You intuitively understand your digestion and satisfaction extend beyond how well you process what you ate for breakfast.
The role your mind plays in satisfaction depends largely upon how you respond to what you experience. Insatiable minds want more, more, MORE, and so they never rest, never allow enjoyment or satisfaction to register. Perfectionism, raising the bar – a nice way of saying “never satisfied”, and judgment all steal satisfaction.
In regards to physical digestion, the modified maxim “You are what and how you eat” applies. Physical satiation comes from providing your body with a variety of nutritious foods in appropriate quantities. Consciously choosing quality food supports long-term satisfaction and health whereas eating mindfully restores enjoyment in the moment.
For those interested in Jin Shin Jyutsu, Safety Energy Locks (SELs) for the mind and digestion reside at the physical and energetic waistline. SEL 14 invites nourishment from everything you ingest, be it food, books, movies, careers, or relationships. SEL 9, the point corresponding to SEL 14 on the back of the body, connects to satisfaction as well as forgiveness, bringing you more fully into now by releasing the past. SEL 12 rules both 9 and 14, inviting “perfect happiness now.” For self-helps, SEL 19 replaces the hard-to-reach SEL 9. All three SELS pertain to grief, so holding your ring finger also supports satisfaction.
Please see these pages for help with harmonizing:
Jin Shin Jyutsu® Organ Function Self-Helps
Jin Shin Jyutsu® Finger Holds
As always with self-helps, you can hold them for thirty-six in-breaths and out-breaths, a fixed length of time, or until it feels done.
For many, the holiday season triggers more dissatisfaction than enjoyment. Plus physical overindulgence and lack of exercise during the holidays can undermine your physical well-being. How do you invite and sustain mental and physical satisfaction on a regular basis and particularly in times of stress?