Learning is remembering

This site is dedicated to an ancient healing art that had fallen into oblivion until Master Jiro Murai of Japan rediscovered the keys to it in the 1900s. He eventually named the art “Jin Shin Jyutsu.” His student Mary Burmeister brought it to America in the 1950s where she translated its principles into English and bridged the Eastern wisdom with the Western traditions. She spent the following decades sharing her knowledge of the art through teaching, healing, and empowering others, or “Getting to Know (Help) Myself” as she named it.

Know Thyself

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“The truth is that within each one of us lies the power to cast all misery aside and to KNOW complete PEACE and Oneness – to BE that beautiful creation of perfect harmony – to truly KNOW (Help) Myself”, Mary Burmeister

The principle of this healing art is simple.  By trying to live in a manner foreign to our true self, we disturb our innate harmony and manifest illnesses (disharmonies). To restore our health, all we have to do is be still and let that original harmony re-emerge. By practicing, we regain our peace, contentment, and the awareness of Oneness. We let go of the past and the future and begin to live in the NOW.

The most fundamental energetic pathway follows an oval shape around our body. It circulates downward along the front and up along the back. It is called the Main Central Vertical Harmonizing Energy and branches into two oval circulations supervising each side: Left and Right Supervisors. The whole energetic pattern is activated by the so-called Mediator that crisscrosses the body and ensures that both left and right side are in harmony with the center.

Along the Supervisor and Mediator pathways, reside 26 pairs of energetic intersections. Mary Burmeister named them Safety Energy Locks but you can think of them as spherical energetic balls the size of your palm. They regulate the energetic circulation along the various pathways. When the entire circulation is in harmony, all Safety Energy Locks are open and we experience joy and well-being. If, however, disharmony appears in a certain region, the Safety Energy Locks in its vicinity will be locked in order to prevent the disharmony from spreading to other regions.

When the energy flows in harmony, we know health and peace. If an energetic flow is disrupted it leads to overflowing of energy at certain locations and we experience pain there, or under flowing and we experience numbness. A fundamental principle here is that we can restore the harmony by simply holding our fingers or toes, or by placing our hands along various locations.

But when you know for yourselves

Do you want to experience the effects of this healing art? You can do it by following the harmonizing sequence given below.

Main Central Self Help

Place your right hand on top of the head and your left hand between the eyebrows. Without exerting any pressure, keep the hands in that position until you feel a rhythmic pulsation. It may take anywhere between 1 to 10 minutes. Then, place the left hand on the tip of the nose and wait for the rhythmic pulsation to reoccur.  Repeat by placing the left hand in the middle of the sternum, the base of the sternum, and the pubic bone. End by placing the right hand on the coccyx. You can use the picture on the right as a reference.

You have just completed the self-help harmonizing sequence known as the Main Central Vertical Harmonizing Energy in Jin Shin Jyutsu.  Welcome to the community of people practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu!

To give and to receive are one in truth

The benefits of the art are not limited to only those who “receive” it. Whether you place your hands on someone, or someone else places hands on you, the energetic flow of both parties becomes harmonized in the process. To give and to receive the art is indeed one process of mutual healing! And in this healing, we do not share each other’s energy, but instead, we transcend the world of scarcity to tap into a limitless Source of Abundance.

If you want to apply the art onto someone else, I strongly recommend that you attend at least one 5-Day Basic Seminar. These seminars teach the art’s principles together with the harmonizing sequences for various situations and how to apply them effectively. There, you will also find that it is most efficient to limit your application to no more than an hour at a time, and no more than once every eight hours. Some instructors argue that longer or more frequent sessions may lead to not so gentle healing. Others maintain that it is a matter of efficiency – after the first hour, “the more is not better”! And, that you need to wait for at least eight hours for the new energetic patterns to establish themselves before there is any point to follow up with another session.

If you plan to place your hands on yourself and help yourself feel better, however, there are no rules about the length and the frequency of the application. You are your sole authority on that matter. You can place your hands on your body, or hold your fingers as the case may be, for as long as you wish and for as long as it feels good.

Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind

Please, keep in mind that the art is not a substitute for any medical treatment, but rather it can complement it. We don’t stop our medications unless our doctor directs us to do so. Yet, we practice the art, and then we feel better: calmness and clarity replace anguish and suffering. Our mind renewed, the body follows. We (re)discover “new” ways to look at the world, and find that happiness has always been there for us. We did not have to worry, suffer, fear, or try too much. All that we ever needed to do was “to stop an instant and be still.”

Enjoy the journey – dream a happy dream!…