Monthly Archives: October 2013

I’m thinking…

…about what Rita shared about Jin Shin Jyutsu helping her Mom.

I’m thinking about how rapidly Jin Shin Jyutsu brings help to the body by opening blocked Safety Energy Locks. Rita commented that she learned in class that harmony would begin in 20 minutes. Me too! I’ve learned that and experienced it through self-help and with clients. Of course I’ve been studying Jin Shin Jyutsu for 10 years and learned how energy moves in the body and to the body from the 6th Depth Blueprint and from 8th Depth Source.

The point is that it all begins to harmonize within 20 minutes!

When I have a client, I will check the 12 wrist pulses to see if there is disharmony. I look at the body to see if one side is higher, how wrists “break” when in rest, do legs/feet turn in or out, if left matches right, etc., and I also check body pulses as I gently touch the SELs. Another thing I do is slide my hand under the body at 13’s, 14’s then 15’s. That will show me where energy is “stuck”.

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “dead weight”. When energy is not moving, when it is stuck, it becomes unbelievably heavy.

I have a client who is 6’ 6” and weighs about 250 pounds. His bone structure is large. After a few JSJ sessions – and faithful, daily self-help – my hands slide under his large frame as though he were a feather!

I have another client who is about 5’1” who weighs 100 pounds soaking wet and has a dainty, small bone structure…I need a crane to slide my hands under her tiny frame!

That is because energy is stuck; not moving; not permitting the body to heal and maintain itself. If energy is stuck at one SEL due to illness or injury it is like a dam. Energy begins to back up to the previous SEL and the one before that and so on. I could twist my ankle and the manifestation of disharmony is a headache!

BUT, if I gently hold the appropriate SEL or even gently hold each finger of both hands, I will have relief begin in 20 minutes!

Go figure! It is very difficult to have a person who has never heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu get on the table for 20 minutes. If I can encourage them to try, they see! Their life changes…especially if they perform self-help daily.

Also, if I give an hour session, the full effects will manifest by the end of the 2nd hour and last for 8 hours!

And it is not because I am so very special (though I am…smile). Anyone can learn this 5,000 year old healing Art and help their body help itself! It is even instinctive! What Mom or Dad doesn’t automatically reach to gently touch the “boo-boo” of an injured child? How many nights to you fall asleep with your hands resting on your rib cage – that is where the 14’s are located. Or do you fall asleep on your side with knees together? The inner knee is where the 1’s are located. Do you sprawl a little and awaken with the sole of one foot against the inside of the opposite knee? That is 6 on 1! Major harmonizing! Your body is talking to you!!

Remember that we are in 2013 and enjoy the miracle of modern medicine. Jin Shin Jyutsu does not replace a medical doctor’s care…it supplements it. It makes healing quicker, helps medicines get to the right spot and reduces negative side effects of that same medicine!

I don’t know how it works. I only know it works.

The Gift, Part 2

What follows is the conclusion of Rita Grove’s article, The Gift, as printed in the Summer 1998 issue of The Main Central:

“One afternoon, returning from a rest, I found her with a fever and chills that she had been experiencing for a few hours. We were both distraught, and I didn’t know what to do. My attention went to the 4th step of the Second Method of Correction, help for fever due to kidney disharmony.

In class I learned that a change would take place in twenty minutes. So I held the 23 and the 15, and in seventeen minutes the fever was gone. the low 8’s and 16 were miraculous for nausea from the chemo. The 23/25 flow removed our fear, as did Reversing and Increasing of the 4th Depth which also aids bone marrow and eliminates toxicity.

Her doctor and the nurses were amazed at her recovery and her attitude. The doctor said, relative to most patients, she ‘flew through’ the treatments. She experienced almost no ‘side effects’. Now he anticipates that she will recover completely.

What a gift for her to be able to recover and be reminded of the many people who love her. What an empowering gift for me, in a typically helpless situation, to be able to participate in her miraculous healing journey, healing myself in the process.

I entered this opportunity with little confidence in my ability to do Jin Shin Jyutsu for others. My lack of experience didn’t matter, the answer was always there; the pulse would guide me, the book would fall open to the perfect place, my friend and practitioner Karen Hampton would call with suggestions, or I would hear Wayne’s reassuring voice from my memories of class.

I cannot find the words to express the gratitude I feel. I hope to honor this gift with a renewed and conscious desire to share it. I feel that each time we share Jin Shin Jyutsu, it is like a miraculous raindrop, manifesting a ripple through the energetic ‘pool’ of life, sending positive, healing goodness to each one who is ‘touched’ by this wondrous Art.”

…full text may be obtained at

Thank you, Rita.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

The Gift, Part 1

Only two teachers shared their experience of Safety Energy Lock 18 in issue Number 21, Summer 1998, however, there is a rather lengthy article, the Gift written by Rita Grove, Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner in Kamuela, Hawaii that I think worth sharing before we move on to Safety Energy Lock 19. Because it is long, and every word very helpful to us today, I will share it in two parts. It begins:

“Recently I had a moving experience with Jin Shin Jyutsu…’moving’ because I went from a complacent, taken-for-granted relationship with Jin Shin Jyutsu to a renewed, reverent place of gratitude.

In January this year, my mother, age 78, began having symptoms of blood blisters in her mouth and bruising on her body. Because she was recovering from the flu and normally well and energetic, initially there was little concern. However, within a week the picture changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with acute leukemia. I left my home in Hawaii and flew to Colorado to be with her and my father. The day I arrived, her physician cautioned us that she might not live more than a few days, because she was at such high risk for stroke.

She chose the option of chemotherapy and the treatment regime that traditional medicine offers. Immediately she was hospitalized in an oncology unit, and began receiving transfusions, three types of chemotheraphy and the gift of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

The hospital staff was kind and flexible and I was able to stay in her room for the first three days and nights, offering Jin Shin Jyutsu continually. On the fourth day I moved to the Hospitality Complex, rooms adjacent to the hospital, provided at a low cost to relatives of patients.

We met each challenge with the support of Jin Shin Jyutsu. It helped us not only with the side effects of the chemotherapies, and the physical symptoms of the ‘dis-ease’, but equally important, Jin Shin Jyustu removed our fear.

The Jin Shin Jyutsu flows became constant, unwavering companions, each one offering a special gift in a time of need. To name a few: the first afternoon my mother received a platelet transfusion and two types of chemotherapy within 20 minutes. Her body began trembling uncontrollably. the Third Method of Correction helped ‘restore the order of creation’ within minutes.”

…to be continued

…full text may be obtained at

Thank you, Rita.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

“What Mary Says,…”

Susan Brooks shared her experience of gently holding 18 rather than studying 18.

We study Jin Shin Jyutsu all our lives and find we know nothing. We hold each Safety Energy Lock and learn everything.

We gently hold a Safety Energy Lock and the wisdom of that swirling energy can be heard if we listen with our intuition. We can hear harmony and disharmony in our fingers.

It is good to follow the different flow patterns and feel the body pulses as shown in the texts, but memorizing is a fish for a day.

Mary caught that wisdom for us:

Collecting techniques equals a fish for a day.

…from Page 16…
Physio – Psychology section

Full text may be purchased at

Thank you, Mary.

Susan Brooks on SEL 18

As we continue our review of issue Number 21, Summer 1998, Susan Brooks shares her experience of Safety Energy Lock 18:

Lately, when I’ve wanted to know more about the Safety Energy Locks, rather than open my notes and study, I’ve simply held the area in question and allowed the wisdom within each vital center to surface. With respect to number 18, when my mind is filled with layers of thoughts and I’m unable to sleep, holding the base of my thumb with the other thumb lets the accumulated tensions swirling in my head melt away.

I feel my body relaxing as I imagine Dorothy might have in the poppy field in the Wizard of Oz as she was overcome by a deep, peaceful sleep.

The sequence in Mary’s Self-Help Book II for unlocking 18 has a profound relaxation effect as well. She suggests first holding the 18’s, then the little fingers, and finally the shoulder area with the same side 25.

As someone whose sleep cycles have been disrupted since my baby was born a year and a half ago, I have found the 18 to be a key lock for addressing insomnia, especially in helping to fall asleep after awakening in the middle of the night.

As part of the 17/18/19 trinity, 18 represents the Mind and is responsible for helping sleep disturbances of any kind due to the inability to slow down our thoughts.

18 lives along the circulation pathway of the Diagonal Mediator. Whenever we observe fullness in the thumb pad area, it can indicate a need for Mediator harmonizing, emptying our stuck attitudes which prevent us from feeling rested and happy. Additionally, as the energy pathway for the Lung Function is ending, it travels through the 18 area.

Mary used to talk about 2nd Depth as the “breath” of life, and with 18 as an exhaling helper, it allows our breath to return to its deep and natural rhythm.

On a physical level, 18’s help chest congestion, distortions in the rib cage area, stiffness and tension in the back, and feelings of bloat in the body

I’ve often pondered the symbolic meaning of the 18’s – “body consciousness; functions affecting human personality”. According to Webster’s Dictionary, consciousness means “the knowledge of what is happening around one”. Personality means “personal identity or individuality”. Perhaps then, through the involvement with the Mediator as part of our personal Trinity, the 18’s help us become aware of who we are. Ultimately, then, they harmonize our Main Central which contains the essence of our individuality, allowing each of us to be all we are intended to be in this lifetime.

…full text available at

Thank you, Susan.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings