Learning is remembering

Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient art that fell into oblivion until Master Jiro Murai of Japan rediscovered the keys to it in the 1900s. He named the art “Jin Shin Jyutsu”, or Creator’s Art-Effortless Reality. His student Mary Burmeister brought it to America in the 1950s where she translated the principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu 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 simply 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 Jin Shin Jyutsu 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 Jin Shin Jyutsu, 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.

Our Source of Life, the Main Central Vertical Harmonizing Energy follows an oval path down the front and up the back of the body. It supports and nourishes all the other energy: the Major Left and Right Vertical, the Diagonal  Left and Right Harmonizing Energy, the 12-fold Body Function Energy, and all the rest (144,000) Function Energy. When the energy flows in harmony, we know health and peace. If an energetic flow is disrupted, it leads to either too much energy (pain) or too little energy (numbness) in the body. By gently applying our hands (palms, fingers) over the body, the energetic flow of both receiver and giver can be restored to harmony.

But when you know for yourselves

The only way to discover what the art is and does is to experience it. And by experiencing it, you become your own testimony to it.  

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 usually takes several minutes but could be longer. 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. This is the self-help harmonizing sequence for the Main Central Vertical Harmonizing Energy.  Welcome to the community of people practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu!

If you want to test it even further, apply the Main Central Self Help sequence for seven days in a row and see how you feel after that.

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 are truly one process of mutual healing! And in this healing, we do not share each other’s energy, but rather 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 recommend that you attend at least one 5-Day Basic Seminar coordinated by the Jin Shin Jyutsu® Scottsdale Office. Those 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 apply Jin Shin Jyutsu on yourself, however, there are absolutely no rules about length and frequency. You are your own 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

The art is not a substitute for any medical treatment, rather it can complement it. We do not 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!…