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Saturday, July 12, 2008

An Ordinary Day, with Jin Shin Jyutsu Miracles

This is Jin Shin Jyutsu: lots of smiling, happy people spread around the room, giving the touch of healing, and practicing Mary Burmeister's admonition to Be the Smile. This photo was taken at one of the seminars I was in while training to be a practitioner.

You've heard the saying, "In every ordinary day, there are miracles." I know the inherent truth of this wisdom, but most of the time I forget this until an ordinary-day miracle hits me smack in the face. Then I get conscious enough again to be grateful, and if I'm really sharp, I remember to share the experience, strength, and hope of the story with others. Like I'm doing right now, dear readers.

The fact that this series of miracles centers around my favorite, most beloved practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu makes it even better. I've promised for some time to give you, dear readers and fellow-travelers, a look into my passion for this art, but my highly-refined talent for procrastination gets in the way. Well, now's the time to start the series. Look for more posts to come; they'll be labeled Jin Shin Jyutsu miracles.

Today was a fairly ordinary Saturday: up late as usual; frantic dash to tidy up the house; off to pick up a friend and go to a meeting; then dash back home to see a new client for her first Jin Shin Jyutsu session. Then came Miracle No. 1: The referral for this dear lady who lives about a mile from me in beautiful Albuquerque came from Singapore! That, of course, is also a miracle of the Internet: my client's niece, who lives in Singapore, has been receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions for herself and daughters. The niece found me through the Jin Shin Jyutsu website, told her aunt about me, and we got together. Sounds so simple, doesn't it? It's only the other side of the globe!

My client arrived with her daughter, who wanted to observe the session. Well, there's not much to see, as Jin Shin Jyutsu is a quiet art, and although I do tend to rock back and forth while giving the session, that gets old after a while. Miracle No. 2: I had just picked up a supply of the July issue of New Mexico Woman magazine, for which I've been writing a column on alternative health matters. My column this month is about ... guess what ... a simple self-help exercise from Jin shin Jyutsu that will help anyone gain an overall, harmonizing energy boost. Now the daughter had something to look at besides me rocking my way through the session, and the two were able to take magazine home to practice their own self-help. Here's the self-help: hold your fingers! One a time, comfortably wrap the thumb and fingers of one hand around the thumb, then index, then middle, ring, and little fingers of the other hand. That's all there is to it.

Then came Miracle No. 3, at the end of the session, when my client told us how good, and relaxed, she felt. Of course, it wasn't news to me - I had felt her energy shifting and responding to the work - but I am always happy and grateful when a client notices the shift right away. It is a subtle art, so sometimes it takes a while for the harmony to become noticeable. Now I am excited to be with this new person as she begins her journey to toward wholeness, and well-being.

Now that I've told you about the miracles, I should tell you that Jin Shin Jyutsu is an energy-balance method used by thousands world-wide to maintain and enhance their well-being. I am passionate about it because Jin Shin Jyutsu gave me my life back, after many years of struggling with chronic and debilitating conditions. For more information about my professional practice, visit my Geo-Glow Consulting website.
Mary Burmeister (1918-2008), the founder of Jin Shin Jyutsu in the West, said: By revitalizing one's energy, all disharmony, fears, and attitudes disappear. The rhythm with the universal energy within and without takes place. In this state of harmony there is no imperfection. Having experienced this state, I believe it. In a future post, I will tell you about my one meeting and chance to work with Mary. In the meantime, be the smile!

1 comment:

Vincent said...


Thank you for sharing such a beautiful article. I need to look into this practice. I, myself, practice chi gung (aka Qigong) and meditation. In the past, I've suffered from a general anxiety disorder. However, with practice, I've been able to rebalance my energy. Everyday in every way I feel better and better. It's always great to meet other energy practitioners. Keep in touch. Take care.




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