Monthly Archives: May 2014

I’m thinking…

…about the Tao

Even the finest warrior is defeated when he goes against natural law

By his own hand he is doomed and all creatures are likely to despise him

One who know Tao never turns from life’s calling

When at home he honors the side of rest

When at war he honors the side of action

Peace and tranquility are what he holds most dear so he does not obtain weapons

But when their use is unavoidable he employs them with fortitude and zeal

Do not flaunt your excellence

Do not rejoice over victory

With the loss of others weep with sorrow and grief

After winning a battle do not celebrate, observe the rites of a funeral

One who is bound to action, proud of victory, and delights in the misfortune of others

will never gain a thing from this world below Heaven

 

…Verse 31 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

All About Mary (SEL 12)

Mary wrote 3 Self-Help Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks. It was her passion that people should know how to help themselves.

With the permission of Mary’s son, David Burmeister, I will share some basic information from those books; the very same books I use when I am teaching a Self-Help class.

I strongly suggest that the reader consider purchasing the three textbooks and implement the recommended flows on a daily basis. You will find all three books at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Today we’ll look at pages 34 & 35 of Introducing JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. (Continued) KNOW MYSELF IT IS BOOK II.

4.  Mankind’s “SAFETY” Energy Locks ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS:

Mary says: “Unload all ATTITUDES:

1. Worries

2. FEARS

3. Anger

4. Sadness

5. Try to’s

HAVE FUN.”

13.  The Number 12 “SAFETY” Energy Lock is located at the base of the neck beside the spine. Please pause and look at this figure: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

a.  “12″ came into the universe meaning “Not my will but Thy will” – submission of personal consciousness to the direction of Universal Mind.

b.  By applying our “jumper cable” we can recharge our “run-down” energy battery; helps to keep from TRY-ing to DO and allows us to effortless BE ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

c.  AIDS: Release of arm tension/stress and neck, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 12.

d.  Just quietly jumper cable (hold) the left and right side of neck, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 12, and in a few minutes, more or less, one can feel the tension/stress beginning to melt away.

“QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable):

1.  Jumper cable (hold) right middle finger with the left hand and then left middle finger with the right hand.

2.  Or jumper cable neck, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 12, and base of spine, coccyx: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word)

a.  Left hand on right side of neck, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 12, and right hand on base of spine, coccyx.

b.  Right hand on left side of neck, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 12, and the left hand on base of spine, coccyx.

Next time we’ll review “SAFETY” Energy Lock Number 13 and the “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable) from pages 36 & 37.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. – the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF is not intended to be a substitute for regular medical attention by the recognized medical authorities.

A reader asks…

…about body language (reading)

Jin Shin Jyutsu is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or other healthcare professional.

That said, I will try to explain body reading as I understand it. I have been studying JSJ for 10+ years and still need to learn myself.

First, the reader must have taken at least one 5-day Basic class in order to know enough to ask the question. Do not hesitate to contact your teacher. All teachers happily answer questions their students may have. Remember that I am yet a student myself and have occasionally availed myself of help from one of my many teachers.

No where in Text I and Text II is there a chapter focusing on body reading. If you look at page 1 of Text II, you will find a statement of purpose and a caution: “Jin Shin Jyutsu, Physio-Philosophy lectures and demonstrations offer a way of Being to help MYSELF, help others and to KNOW Cosmic Oneness. In attending lectures one’s insight of innate potential and foundation for expanding one’s awareness and understanding are awakened.” (The bold is my added emphasis.)

As Wayne Hackett states: Awareness is the key. Here is where we learn to practice this Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu in yet another way: body reading.

Humans tend to look but not see. Do you maintain eye contact when in a conversation with another? Can you describe the person who just walked into the store in front of you and held the door for you? Were you witness to a crime and able to describe the vehicle involved or the driver?

Jin Shin Jyutsu is about harmonizing mind, body and spirit. So we need to be aware of mind, body and spirit. When someone enters your field of vision, do you notice a raised shoulder, a limp, shaking or trembling, dark circles under the eyes, one side of the body is bigger than the other; something that indicates tension/stress/pain? In hands-on practice at the 5-day basic classes, when a fellow student lays on the table, what is the first thing we do? Listen to pulses? We could, but we might want to observe how the student climbs on the table, any hesitation of facial expression when they lay back first. Do their toes point out or in? Are there bone spurs on the feet? Do the wrists make a “bridge” at rest by the sides of the body? Is one hip higher than the other? Is one thigh thicker than the other? Does the student seem overweight but when you touch the stomach area you don’t feel firm layers of fat, but rather fluff? Stand at the foot and observe. Stand at the head and observe. Stand on the side and slide your hand under the drawer sheet at the SEL 13 bustline. Does your hand slide with ease or do you need a crane to lift the student from the table just to get your hand under that area? How about SEL 14 waistline area? And SEL 15 hipline area? Are they all easy to slide your hand under, or is one area heavier than the others? If it is easy to slide your hand under bustline and waistline but not hipline, that indicates a “stuck” area where the energy is not moving freely. (You’ve heard the phrase, “dead weight”? That’s because the energy is no longer moving.)

I have a client who is 6’5″ and large boned. He weighs close to 300 pounds and carries it well. My hand slides under him like a hot knife through butter. His energy is flowing well through his body. I have another client who is 5’1″ with delicate bones and weighs about 110 pounds. I need a crane to lift her body; I can barely wiggle my hand under her. That is stagnated energy.

So I’ve looked at and observed the student on the table and gathered body language information. Now I can listen to the pulses and add that information. Lastly, I can ask the student if he/she has any discomfort or disharmony. Now, with all this information, I am able to practice the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

After working with the student on the table for 20 minutes, I will begin to see “fluff” disappear or shoulder dropping or feet moving into an upward position, etc. Then I get my reward by listening to the now harmonized pulses. The student tells me the physical, mental, spiritual issues they may have experienced are either gone or diminished.

This is my understanding of body reading. Awareness comes with practice.

The cautionary note from page 1 of Text II: “Jin Shin Jyutsu is being contaminated by personal desires and ambitions.” ” The responsibility for usage of knowledge received is within each one. The meaning of Jin Shin Jyutsu, The Creator’s Art-Effortless Reality (MAN)-explains that this responsibility is to the Creator and to oneself.”

So self-awareness comes first. What are my motives? Do I look for some kind of reward? Learn to BE. BE the SMILE. BE the dropping of the shoulders. BE the FUN. BE compassionate man allowing the Art of the Creator to flow through you, bringing harmony to self and others.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

All About Mary (SEL 11)

Mary wrote 3 Self-Help Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks. It was her passion that people should know how to help themselves.

With the permission of Mary’s son, David Burmeister, I will share some basic information from those books; the very same books I use when I am teaching a Self-Help class.

I strongly suggest that the reader consider purchasing the three textbooks and implement the recommended flows on a daily basis. You will find all three books at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Today we’ll look at pages 32 & 33 of Introducing JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. (Continued) KNOW MYSELF IT IS BOOK II.

4.  Mankind’s “SAFETY” Energy Locks ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS:

Mary says: “BE the SMILE. BE the dropping of your shoulders ~ unload, receive and tune into the rhythm of the cosmos where there is no-thing. BE the SMILE.”

12.  The Number 11 “SAFETY” Energy Lock is located on the shoulder between the spine and the medial tip of the scapula. Please pause and look at this figure: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

a.  “11″ came into the universe meaning justice; getting rid of “excess baggage” (garbage), and is located in the center of all the “Safety” Energy Locks for effecting total balance of the body.

b.  By applying our “jumper cable” we can recharge our “run-down” energy battery; release tension/stress from the shoulders (“excess garbage”), which brings peace and harmony from head to toes, toes to head.

c.  AIDS: Shoulder, neck tension/stress; hip, leg, head, arm, elbow, wrist, hand, finger discomforts.

d.  Just quietly jumper cable (hold) shoulder, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 11, and “make” a ring with thumb and ring finger with the other hand.

“QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable):

1.  Jumper cable (hold) right index finger with the left hand and then left index finger with the right hand.

2.  Or jumper cable shoulder, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 11, with buttock, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 25: (See SELs 11 and 25 at: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word)

a.  Jumper cable (hold) right shoulder with left hand, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 11, and right buttock, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 25, with right hand.

b.  Jumper cable (hold) left shoulder with right hand, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 11, and left buttock, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 25, with left hand.

Next time we’ll review “SAFETY” Energy Lock Number 12 and the “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable) from pages 34 & 35.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. – the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF is not intended to be a substitute for regular medical attention by the recognized medical authorities.

All About Mary (SEL 10)

Mary wrote 3 Self-Help Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks. It was her passion that people should know how to help themselves.

With the permission of Mary’s son, David Burmeister, I will share some basic information from those books; the very same books I use when I am teaching a Self-Help class.

I strongly suggest that the reader consider purchasing the three textbooks and implement the recommended flows on a daily basis. You will find all three books at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Today we’ll look at pages 30 & 31 of Introducing JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. (Continued) KNOW MYSELF IT IS BOOK II.

4.  Mankind’s “SAFETY” Energy Locks ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS:

Mary says: “Balance ~ harmony: It is AS IT IS, and as it is, IT IS. BE the SMILE.”

11.  The Number 10 “SAFETY” Energy Lock is located between the spine and mid-scapula. Please pause and look at this figure: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

a.  “10″ came into the universe meaning air, vehicle of the outpouring of limitless Life-Power.

b.  By applying our “jumper cable” we can recharge our “run-down” energy battery; release tension/stress in the upper back; throat; knees.

c.  AIDS: Chest congestion; blood pressure; voice; releases tension/stress in knee, hip, neck, shoulder.

d.  Just quietly jumper cable (hold) upper arms (between elbow and shoulder) and in a few minutes, more or less, one can feel the tension/stress beginning to melt away in the upper back, chest and legs, (Clasp upper arm between thumb and fingers like a vise or clamp).

“QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable):

1.  Jumper cable (hold) right index finger with the left hand and then left index finger with the right hand.

2.  Or jumper cable upper arm with opposite thigh:

a.  Place left hand on right upper arm and right hand on left thigh (medial or inner side).

b.  Place right hand on left upper arm and left hand on right thigh (medial or inner side).

Next time we’ll review “SAFETY” Energy Lock Number 11 and the “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable) from pages 32 & 33.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. – the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF is not intended to be a substitute for regular medical attention by the recognized medical authorities.

I’m thinking…

…about mothers

Kahlil Gibran writes “On Children”, page 17 of The Prophet, ISBN 978-0-394-40428-8 published by Alfred A. Knoff, Inc.

 

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.

And he said:

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;

For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

 

All About Mary (SEL 9)

Mary wrote 3 Self-Help Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks. It was her passion that people should know how to help themselves.

With the permission of Mary’s son, David Burmeister, I will share some basic information from those books; the very same books I use when I am teaching a Self-Help class.

I strongly suggest that the reader consider purchasing the three textbooks and implement the recommended flows on a daily basis. You will find all three books at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Today we’ll look at pages 28 & 29 of Introducing JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. (Continued) KNOW MYSELF IT IS BOOK II.

4.  Mankind’s “SAFETY” Energy Locks ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS:

Mary says: “I am the past. I am the present. I am the future. I am. KNOW MYSELF IT IS.”

10.  The Number 9 “SAFETY” Energy Lock is located between the spine and the bottom of the scapula. Please pause and look at this figure: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

a.  “9″ came into the universe meaning end of a cycle is beginning of another; every end is seed of a fresh beginning, the basis of foundation.

b.  By applying our “jumper cable” we can recharge our “run-down” energy battery; release tension/stress in our waist area – connecting waist up (“heaven”) with waist down (“earth”).

c.  AIDS: Chest congestion; back; hip; foot discomforts – toes, callous, corn, sprains.

d.  Just quietly jumper cable (hold) the left and/or right elbow(s), “Safety” Energy Locks No. 19, (see  Safety Energy Locks Figure Word). In a few minutes, more or less, one can feel the tension/stress beginning to melt away across the upper back area – KNOW MYSELF IT IS.

“QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable):

1.  Jumper cable (hold) right thumb with the left hand and then left thumb with the right hand.

2.  Or jumper cable elbows, “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 19:

Fold arms across chest and apply either finger(s) or thumb into the bend of the elbow on the thumb side (medial) of both arms. It it is uncomfortable to “jumper cable” both elbows at the same time, one can “jumper cable” the right elbow, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 19 and then the left elbow, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 19.

Next time we’ll review “SAFETY” Energy Lock Number 10 and the “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable) from pages 30 & 31.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. – the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF is not intended to be a substitute for regular medical attention by the recognized medical authorities.

All About Mary (SEL 8)

Mary wrote 3 Self-Help Jin Shin Jyutsu Textbooks. It was her passion that people should know how to help themselves.

With the permission of Mary’s son, David Burmeister, I will share some basic information from those books; the very same books I use when I am teaching a Self-Help class.

I strongly suggest that the reader consider purchasing the three textbooks and implement the recommended flows on a daily basis. You will find all three books at http://www.jsjinc.net.

Today we’ll look at pages 26 & 27 of Introducing JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. (Continued) KNOW MYSELF IT IS BOOK II.

4.  Mankind’s “SAFETY” Energy Locks ~ KNOW MYSELF IT IS:

Mary says: “I alone impose LIMITATIONS upon MYSELF. I alone am RESPONSIBLE for my BEING. No focusing on disorders – simply focus on “0-26″, the answers to all disorders.”

9.  The Number 8 “SAFETY” Energy Lock is located laterally behind the knee. Please pause and look at this figure: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

a.  “8″ came into the universe meaning rhythm, strength, peace.

b.  By applying our “jumper cable” we can recharge our “run-down” energy battery; release tension/stress in our pelvic girdle.

c.  AIDS: Assimilation and elimination functions; rectal; all functions in pelvic girdle area; muscle tension/stress.

d.  Just quietly jumper cable (hold) the left and right buttocks, “Safety” Energy Locks No. 25 (see  Safety Energy Locks Figure Word). This can be accomplished standing, lying down or sitting, utilizing the palm(s) or back of hand(s). If only one hand is available, it can be utilized on the side that is available only. In a few minutes, more or less, one can feel the tension/stress begin to melt away in the legs, hip, abdomen, chest and the entire body.

“QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable):

1.  Jumper cable (hold) right index finger with the left hand and then left index finger with the right hand.

2.  Or jumper cable buttocks, “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 25, or hip, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 2:

a.  Place left hand on left buttock “Safety” Energy Lock No. 25, and right hand on right buttock, “Safety” Energy Lock No. 25. See SELs 2 and 25 at: Safety Energy Locks Figure Word

b.  Place left hand on left hip,  “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 2, and right hand on right hip,  “SAFETY” Energy Lock No. 2.

Next time we’ll review “SAFETY” Energy Lock Number 9 and the “QUICKIE” Self Help recharge (jumper cable) from pages 28 & 29.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

JIN SHIN JYUTSU IS. – the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF is not intended to be a substitute for regular medical attention by the recognized medical authorities.

I’m thinking…

…about Psalms

Merriam-Webster defines god (noun) as:

: the perfect and all-powerful spirit or being that is worshipped especially by Christians, Jews, and Muslims as the one who created and rules the universe

: a spirit or being that has great power, strength, knowledge, etc., and that can affect nature and the lives of people : one of various spirits or beings worshipped in some religions

: a person and especially a man who is greatly loved or admired

The Yahoo Dictionary (Houghton Mifflin) defines god (noun) as;

1. A being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions.

2.  The force, effect, or a manifestation or aspect of this being.

3.  A being of supernatural powers or attributes, believed in and worshiped by a people, especially a male deity thought to control some part of nature or reality.

4.  An image of a supernatural being; an idol.

5.  One that is worshiped, idealized, or followed.

6.  A very handsome man.

7.  A powerful ruler or despot.

i am aware of many names of god and there are probably many more than I know, but I think of god as the “-est” of all words. For lack of knowledge of anything  more “-est” I think of the power greater than myself and all else as “the Singularity”.

I learn about this Singularity from reading the Tao, the Bible, The Main Central, the Koran, a letter from my lover, Mark Twain, and on and on and on. I believe life, this life, is about people. I believe that my particular life is about love and service.

For some reason, this morning I thought about, “The Song of Songs which is Solomon’s” and that led me think of songs and that led me to think of the Biblical Psalms. Psalms are songs. Songs are often accompanied by music. (Smile)

Here we go with Psalm 1:

The Message: “How well God must like you ~ you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to God’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom. You’re not at all like the wicked, who are mere windblown dust ~ Without defense in court, unfit company for innocent people. God charts the road you take. The road they take is Skid Row.”

The Amplified Bible: “Blessed (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night. And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither: and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]. Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God]. For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God’s will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to nought).”

The New International Version: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”

King James Version: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his low doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.”

David, (and his successors), was a busy fellow. The Hebrews provided the psalms to other nations. I am thankful for these songs. Songs give words to the feelings I have but cannot articulate.

For fun on a rainy day, take a peek at Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible and look at each word and have fun with your own translation. I strongly (smile) you obtain the LARGE print version!

And so I think about the relationship with songwriters/singers over the ages. The Beatles, Billie Holiday, KISS, Mozart, rappers, folk songs, the Psalms, etc., all have a relationship. All will help me to think, to figure it out, to find the truth.

Have FUN. BE the SMILE.