“Living life becomes art,
when the phenomenon we call man
realizes he just appears to be an object in the phenomenal world,
whereas in fact he is the Original Source, the Divine.”
More than just a healing modality or style of bodywork, Jin Shin Jyutsu provides us with a philosophy for life. It gives us tools for living a balanced life and makes us more aware of our connection with Source and with our true nature. Often, it is the philosophy, art and spirit of the work that attracts clients and practitioners to Jin Shin Jyutsu rather than the techn...
My daughter is all grown up now and moved to Boston just a few months ago. When you have a baby everyone tells you how quickly they will grow up. It is true! In the scheme of things, it feels like just yesterday that I got a phone message from her at 11 years old. She had been having a belly ache in the morning, so I had given her some self-help to do. When I saw that there was a message from the school, I thought... oh no.. she needs to come home. But her message said, "Mom, I don't...
“There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling leaves
and remember that it is enough to be taken care of by my self.”
I say this all of the time, “If I don't take care of myself, how can I possibly take care of anyone else?"
But HOW do you find the time to take some ME Time? It is so easy to allow the needs of our family, mate, jobs, clients, co-workers, and everything else to take the lead in our lives! But when we neglect ourselves, the result is additional stress and an empty well.
For a lot of people, "me time" simply doesn't exi...
"Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain."
~Robert Gary Lee
Several years ago, I received a letter from a reader asking for Self-Help recommendations to manage a label of Fibromyalgia. At that point I didn't know much about Fibromyalgia, so I did a search and learned what I could about this mysterious label.
• Affects 3 to 5 percent of the general population
• Occurs in people of all ages, even children
• Men develop fibromyalgia too, although more women are diagnosed with it
• Symptoms are chronic but may fluctuate throughout the day
“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.”
I know that Thanksgiving has come and gone but cultivating an attitude of gratitude on a daily basis will have an amazing effect on your life.
Practicing gratitude is a workout for the soul: repeated awareness of the blessings in our lives helps us to dwell on the positive and wonderful in our lives. Our positive attitude helps us to master the change instead of being controlled by it. When we choose to focus our attitudes on the good stuff we find that we indeed have more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
I created this Thanksgiving Turkey Hand several years ago on Thanksgiving Morning after holding my fingers, as I do most mornings, and thinking about the gifts that Jin Shin Jyutsu brings to my life and how easy it is to access those gifts by holding my fingers.
In the practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu, we are taught th...
"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 Iino Burmeister
Last week, I shared with you the story of Master Jiro Murai who revived the ancient art that would become what we know as Jin Shin Jyutsu when he healed himself after being written off by the medical establishment at that time with an incurable and mysterious disease.
Mary Iino Burmeister became his student and brought this simple, yet p...
"In every human being there is a special heaven,
whole and unbroken."
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a ancient art which restores an individual's balance-body, mind and spirit. The roots of this simple, yet profound art were rediscovered in Japan in the beginning of the twentieth century by Jiro Murai, and brought to the west by Mary Iino Burmeister in the 1950's.
Born into a long line of medical doctors, Jiro Murai chose to follow a different path and devoted himself to a search for the true meaning of life. He traveled far and wide until he became terminall...
"Habitual recurrence to the harmony
will increase your mastery of it".
Our bodies are designed to heal themselves, we need only find ways to bring the body back to harmony and balance so that healing can happen.
A common question people have when they first set off on the healing path is, "How many sessions will this take?" Well, it varies depending on the nature of the project and what you want to achieve. Each of us is unique, so consequently, there is no set number of required sessions that works for everyone....
“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity,
I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension.
And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.”
~George F. Burns
When Master Jiro Murai revived the ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu around 1920, one of the terms that he used to described Jin Shin Jyutsu was the Art of Longevity: Live fully, experience each breath fully.
Most of us are raised to believe that growing older means a progressive decline in health, wellness, mental and physical ability. I feel lucky to...