Monthly Archives: December 2013

“What Mary Says,…”

Peace is within me.

Play the part of me.

Life is fun and simple.

Life is eternal change.

Perfect life is seeing what really matters behind all the non-essentials.

…from Pages 26, 27, 28…
Physio – Physiology section

Full text may be purchased at

Thank you, Mary.


I’m thinking…

…about the Susan Brooks’ editorial just posted under the Jin Shin Jyutsu category.

Life happens.
The good, the bad, the backed-up sewers…

Let’s welcome 2014 as Susan did 2000 ~ “remembering to keep our system cleaned on a daily basis through JSJ self-help and with helping others so we may respond to each situation in our lives with utmost integrity, love, forgiveness and humor”.

As a Happy New Year gift to you, my dear readers, here is the Fatigue Flow Self-Help:

Lay on your back, on your bed, with your head on a pillow. Prop each upper arm with another pillow. Lightly place RIGHT fingers at top center of right half of head and LEFT fingers at top center of left half of head.

Lie there for at least 20 minutes.

It’s okay if you fall asleep.

It’s even better if, as you lay there, you take slow, deep, conscious breaths through your nose…begin with exhale, then inhale…I’m pretty sure you’ll fall asleep.

…and Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

How to Live with Sewage in Your Pipes

Well, here we are at the last day (EST) OF 2013. It seems fitting to share the Winter 1999/2000 Editor’s Corner article:

“Dear Friends,
The new Millennium is upon us! What significance the number 2000 holds – for wisdom with 3 zeros, the Trinity, within which all resides. My three year old daughter, when counting, insists upon beginning with zero. She says,’Mom, you have to have nothing before you have something.’ Whereas 1999 signified a year of completion, 2000 is one of beginnings, spaciousness, letting go, dropping the shoulders (a thousand times a day, says Mary), exhaling, being the No-Thing, so we may receive that which comes our way.

Which reminds me, upon recently returning from a family vacation that week, we were greeted with the remains of a backed up sewer which had partially flooded our tenant’s apartment in our home. In an attempt to remedy the situation while we were gone, he used our whole house central vacuum cleaning system hose to suck up the water and sewage. The smell in our house was overwhelming, with sewage now in the pipes throughout our house. In the long process of remedying the situation, it has allowed me the opportunity to contemplate various events in our lives that come our way.

When pondering this current situation with my wise friend Katie, she said that karma is complicated and that she believed that most of us in one lifetime or another have most likely done everything good or bad there is to do. We decided then that it’s not what happens to us in our lives that is the issue, it is simply how we respond to it. At which point the theme of a book (or at least this editorial) came to mind: ‘How to Live with Sewage in Your Pipes’.

Jin Shin Jyutsu in its infinite wisdom blesses us with the gift of an increasingly strong foundation, resilience, and attitudes that move through us rather than becoming woven in as the permanent fabric of our lives. In particular, part of this process of ‘keeping our pipes clean’ involves utilizing the Fatigue Flow, especially effective for fatigue, illnesses difficult to diagnose or cure, and for the lymphatic system. Also, when cancer is present in someone, often it manifests along the pathway of the Fatigue Flow. With the anchor on Safety Energy Lock 3, it seems especially appropriate at this time of year and for the new Millennium (with 3 zeros).

As part of our commitment to the year 2000 and beyond, remember to keep our system cleaned on a daily basis through JSJ self-help and with helping others so we may respond to each situation in our lives with utmost integrity, love, forgiveness and humor.

With deepest gratitude to Mary for her ongoing sharing of this wondrous Art with us all.”

Susan Brooks

…full text available at

Thank you, Susan.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

I’m thinking…

…about Pat’s story.

I’m thinking about my own experiences as a Jin Shin Jyustus practitioner.

I’m thinking about myself…before and after Jin Shin Jyutsu awareness.

You know, I am truly blessed to be able to write this blog. I guess David Burmeister saw that my heart is like Mary’s when he gave me permission to use the literature from Scottsdale.

Mary said that our primary responsibility is to teach self-help to others. That is what I try to do as I post to this site. While it takes a while, everything is here that will help the reader learn self-help and Mary says, “Try the following exercises every day for at least 7 days and see what differences you notice…It’s that simple!”

Read about No-Thing. Look at the Safety Energy Lock figure. Study the 26 Safety Energy Locks as presented in the Jin Shin Jyustu category. Start to understand the 9 Depths. It will help you to help yourself, your family and friends and your animal companions.

Look at the information available at the Scottsdale site, Simple, basic flows are right there on the website for you to read and implement in your own life…at no cost. Sign up for classes in your area. Locate a practitioner in your area.

Most importantly, practice Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help on a daily basis.

Your personal harmony of body, mind and spirit rests in your own hands!

A Practitioner’s Account, Part 2

From issue Number 27, Winter 1999/2000…

Part 1 was so wonderful to read~gaining an awareness that our body wants to heal itself and we can help it~followed by a happy ending.

Humans can be short-sighted. We will spend centuries poisoning the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil in which we grow our food. We leave it to future generations to fix the problem. We destroy other species utterly (plants and animals, birds, fish, even lowly but necessary insects), annihilate other humans to take what they have…which is pretty much more of what we have already destroyed with pollution.

We need to learn from Pat’s sad story:

A Practitioner’s Account (Part 2 of 2)

by Jean Carabelos

She did not really make much of a lifestyle change, and her self-help and Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions with me were dropped (or greatly reduced), but she continued to feel very well into the early months of 1997. Then, later, when she was having great difficulty breathing and was put on full-time oxygen, it was detected that she had developed a malignant tumor in the lungs. She had been a heavy smoker for 30 years and was never able to quit the habit, which was blamed for her condition by her doctors. There were many circumstances in her life which may have contributed to her conditions. Working was again not possible, and she had no choice but to quit smoking.

We began sessions more regularly again. She always told me how much more functional she was because of Jin Shin Jyutsu. She knew and appreciated how valuable it was to her daily life. We continued this pattern from January 1998 until her passing in August of 1998 at the age of 50.

As this disease returned, it was with such depth and force that it appeared nothing was going to turn her around. We also allowed for a spirit that was simply tired and wanted to leave. With this knowledge we could only ease her symptoms and keep her more comfortable. And this we did with our blessed Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Several times she told me that even if it didn’t save her life the second time, I was never to think we had not been successful. She knew the power of the work and never doubted its ability to help her. Her Jin Shin Jyutsu sessions were the highlight of her day. At the end, we held the appropriate Safety Energy Locks (4’s, 7’s, 14’s) to assist the soul in its transition, and I believe she was spiritually ready when the time came.

This is an account of a Jin Shin Jyutsu experience. As a practitioner it is important to me that those involved in the practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu ‘get’ the deepest significance of this timeless Art. Blessings upon our lovely Mary Burmeister for the foresight, dedication and love for humanity that moved her to bring this beautiful Art to America and share it with us. I am blessed to have been there for this friend and to have let her teach me the depths to which we can go to help ourselves or each other when we open up to the possibilities that Jin Shin Jyutsu offers us.

Blessings to ALL,
Jean Carabelos, Denver, Colorado

…complete text is available at

Thank you, Pat.
Thank you, Jean.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

I’m thinking…

…about the Tao.

Wu is nothingness, emptiness, non-existence

Thirty spokes of a wheel all join at a common hub
yet only the hole at the center
allows the wheel to spin
Clay is molded to form a cup
yet only the space within
allows the cup to hold water
Walls are joined to make a room
yet only by cutting out a door and a window
can one enter the room and live there

Thus, when a thing has existence alone
it is mere dead-weight
Only when it has wu, does it have life

…Verse 11 from “Tao Te Ching”
Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

PS this might be a good time to look at the category “From No-Thing!”

“What Mary Says,…”

“Be transformed by renewing your mind.” St. Paul

“When men speak ill of you, live as though nobody believes them.” Plato

“Techniques can be false securities.” Plato

“There are many wonderful doctrines, but many are missing in practical harmonizing mechanics.” Plato

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

“The average adult laughs 15 times a day, the average child 400 times.” Readers Digest

…from Page 34…
Other Sources Mary Used section

Full text may be purchased at

Thank you, Mary.

A Practitioner’s Account, Part 1

Before moving on to Safety Energy Lock 25, I want to share an article from issue Number 27, Winter 1999/2000.

A Practitioner’s Account (Part 1 of 2)

by Jean Carabelos

“Pat had a warm, loving, kind, caring spirit and was loved by all who knew her. She had a special, close, single-parent relationship with each one of her five children. She often whispered in their ear, one at a time, ‘You know you are my favorite.’

I was blessed for 20 years to have this loving friend, who became ill with an extremely large, malignant cervical tumor. The medical community had no comforting words for her because of the size and placement of this tumor, and could not operate on it. They offered her radiation and chemotherapy in the hope of reducing its size…and then they could surgically remove it.

She agonized for a time but decided to get their treatment. She was already weakened, and during three months of receiving radiation and chemotherapy, her body deteriorated even more. I began working with her daily to alleviate some of the stress and illness caused by the radiation and chemo. (It did seem as if the ‘cure’ was worse than the illness.) Each day she received a dose of radiation or chemo, and we would do a Jin Shin Jyutsu session. She was able to go home and actually do something besides lie in bed all the time.

In January of 1996, after the three months were over, the doctors informed her that the radiation and chemo treatments had not reduced the size of the tumor and she should get her life’s affairs in order. The prognosis was that she had a couple of months.

We continued our Jin Shin Jyutsu work almost daily, and she also did an enormous amount of self-help, so she was actually getting Jin Shin Jyutsu several times a day.

In March 1996 she went back to the doctor for a check-up and was met with the doctor’s surprise that she was still alive, as no one believed she would live that long. Upon testing her, the doctor discovered that her tumor was now 1/3 the size it had been, but they were not willing to operate.

We continued working, primarily using flows 2, 15, 16-17-18-19, 23-25 and others as dictated by her daily condition, i.e., nausea, abdominal pain, etc. In June she went back again for another exam. By now the doctors were really puzzled that she was still alive and made no effort to hide their amazement! They asked her what she was doing, and when she said ‘Jin Shin Jyutsu’ and began to explain what it was, they simply ignored her.

After this exam she was told THERE WAS NO TUMOR! By this time she was beginning to feel good. She went back to work, gradually moving into full-time.”

…full text is available at

Thank you, Jean.

Part 2 next time…

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

“What Mary Says,…”

“When two or more are together, so am I.” Jesus

“Great is the man who has not lost his childlike heart.” Mencius, 4th Century BC

“Love Beauty; it is the shadow of God on the Universe.” Gabriella Mistral, Hispanic Institute

“Cause of all trouble in your life is due to the kind of company you keep in your mind. Take inventory now.” Joseph Murphy

…from Page 33…
Other Sources Mary Used section

Full text may be purchased at

Thank you, Mary.

I’m thinking…

…about the Tao.

Hold fast to the Power of the One
It will unify the body
and merge it with the spirit
It will cleanse the vision
and reveal the world as flawless
It will focus the life-force
and make one supple as a newborn

As you love the people and rule the state
can you be free of self-interest?
As the gates of Heaven open and close
can you remain steadfast as a mother bird
who sits with her nest?
As your wisdom reaches the four corners of the world
can you keep the innocence of a beginner?

Know this Primal Power
that guides without forcing
that serves without seeking
that brings forth and sustains life
yet does not own or possess it

One who holds this Power
brings Tao to this very Earth
He can triumph over a raging fire
or the freeze of winter weather
Yet when he comes to rule the world
it’s with the gentleness of a feather

…Verse 10 from “Tao Te Ching”
Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8