Rhythm, Strength, and Texture
The quality of the pulses reveals how the 7-Depth Light circulates and manifests within the lower depths. The pulses can show how receptive one is to the Light, or how well one utilizes and expresses that Light. Each type of pulsation comes with its unique combination of intensity, rhythm, and texture, and corresponds to a specific set of conditions.
The Order of Listening to the Pulses follows the order of 3rd Depth, 5th Depth, 1st Depth, 2nd Depth, 4th Depth, 6th Depth, 3rd Depth. [Text 1, p. 7 ] The pattern is identical to that in the daily order of the 12-body Function Energy. The whole cycle through the depths (and the pulses) takes about 20 minutes.
It is interesting to note that if we exclude the 6th Depth from the cycle, the order of the remaining depths follows the 5-element seasons: 3D-spring, 5D-summer, 1D-harvest, 2D-autumn, 4D-winter, and back to 3D-spring.
If the energetic flow is harmonious, no individual texture stands out, and one can expect to feel the 6th Depth texture, “fluff with tone.” If there is a cause of disharmony within one of the depths, however, that particular texture will be pronounced in the pulse listening. By identifying the texture of that specific pulsation, one can guess the depth within which the cause for disharmony resides.
More On the Texture Of the Pulses
3rd Depth Pulse Texture: Fluff
Winter waters are warming up during spring and begin to evaporate. The liquid nature of the pulse is about to change to something less substantial. The Fluff texture of 3rd Depth has the least substance. It appears almost not to be there. There is some airy quality to it (as in inflating a balloon with air, or evaporation of liquid). If you are not sure about what you hear – rule out the other four textures, and the remaining must be the 3rd-Depth Fluff.
5ft Depth Pulse Texture: Pulse
This is probably the strongest pulse to detect – with clear pulsation. Its significant feature is that there are reverberations, think of the sound at the opening of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.
1st Depth Pulse Texture: Gummy
The Gummy texture can be easily felt but it is distinguished from the other textures by its blurry ending. It gives the appearance of the pulse “sticking” to the fingers before it subsides. Imagine the feel in your hands when you knead dough.
2nd Depth Pulse Texture: Rocks and Rods
The Rocks and Rods texture is the most solidified and dense. It’s so hard and solid that it allows for no reverberations. Imagine how it would sound if rocks were falling and hitting the dirt? Or, someone walked in heels on a wooden floor? How would it feel with your fingers on the pulse?
4th Depth Pulse Texture: Gurgles
Under the frozen ice in the winter, water quietly flows. You can feel the quiet “bubbly” motion underneath.
Have you listened to the water eddies in a small stream? Imagine you could feel those bubbles with your fingers. And here is a sound that comes the closest to how I felt the “gurgles”:
Keep It Straight and Simple
Even if you have not gained confidence in your intuition and recognition of the pulses, you can use a bit of reasoning to sort them out. Here is one way:
- The uniqueness of the “Gurgles” (bubbly feeling under your fingers) makes it easy to spot. When in doubt, it probably is not “Gurgles”.
- Three textures are loud and clear, so if you feel strong pulsations underneath, check whether they are
- Regular or Not. If it feels not completely regular, especially with the feeling of “sticking” to your fingers towards the end of each pulsation, then it is the 1st-Depth Gummy texture. If it feels regular, check for
- Reverberations or dullness. Regular, strong reverberations indicate the 5th-Depth “Pulse”. Regular, no reverberations (dull sound), on the other hand, indicate the 2nd-“Depth Rocks and Rods”.
- Hard to detect pulses can indicate 3rd Depth or you might not be hearing the pulses.
- Make sure you are detecting the pulses: lighten your touch, relax, drop your shoulders, breathe, remind the person receiving the art to breathe, as well. Give them SEL 1 Flow, or Spleen Flow. Listen to the pulses again.
- If it feels as if something were expanding (inflating, evaporating) but barely there, it indicates the 3rd-Depth Fluff texture.
In cases where the person is in harmony, the pulses will be quiet and calm with regular pulsations that give the feeling of “silkiness”. This is the Fluff With Tone texture of the 6th Depth.
Do you want to hear how one student of Jin Shin Jyutsu imagines the texture of the pulses sounds on his hand-made drum? Check out the Pulses on a Drum or the entire recording.