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What is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

…for our new readers…

Translated from Japanese, Jin Shin Jyutsu means: The Creator’s Art through Compassionate Man. The teachings of Jin Shin Jyutsu embody all aspects of being ~ Spirit, Mind, and Body.

Similar to acupressure, Jin Shin Jyutsu is a healing Art that can be applied to ourselves and others. By using our hands as “jumper cables” and placing them on the body, we reawaken our innate state of balance and harmony. Jin Shin Jyutsu harmonizes the body’s potential to overcome stress, fatigue, injury and illness.

With a history spanning over 3,000 years, Jin Shin Jyutsu was passed from one generation to the next orally. As with many ancient healing practices taught in this way, Jin Shin Jyutsu became a lost Art. In the early 1900s, Jiro Murai, a Japanese man from a long line of medical professionals, rediscovered the Art. His curiosity, aptitude, and desire for learning inspired him to decode these ancient mysteries of healing.

In the 1940’s, Jiro Murai encountered a like-minded soul by the name of Mary Burmeister, who, along with her father, became Jiro’s first formal student of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Due to Mary’s dedication, integrity, and generosity, combined with her embodiment of the principles of Jin Shin Jyutsu in her daily living, Jiro Murai chose her as the one to bring the Art to the United States. Since then, the study, practice, and teaching of Jin Shin Jyutsu has grown throughout the world.

…from The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 3, Autumn 1991

Thank you, Master Murai.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

The Seasons, Part 2

From The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 3,,,

Wayne Hackett Explores Fourth Depth & Winter with Kim Lathrop, contninued:

Kim: Will you please speak to us about Fourth Depth and Winter?

Wayne: So we’ve moved from the life force, Key (Third Depth), through the desire to be (Fifth Depth), to be what? To be reasonable, to be common sense, to have the ability to attain and fulfill and complete ourselves (Number 9). Then we move into the Water element, Fourth Depth, having the ability to blend or balance, which is wintertime. Also, seasonally, we progress through Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Now at the Fourth Depth we go into balance. Let’s keep these two states of being, physical and nonphysical, in balance. When it comes time again, after we move through the First Depth, which is the spleen’s ability to bring sunshine to all the seasons, we move into springtime again.

Third Depth. We’re simply moving in that circle through the seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, bringing sunshine into life in all of its seasons, so that we can continue, and that happens with every breath.

So there’s that clockwise motion of the circle and within the circle the star as the order of creation: Third Depth, Second Depth, First Depth, Fifth Depth, Fourth Depth, Sixth Depth, Third Depth. All of those relationships are lying on top of each other. They interface between the various orders and principles at play, moving in and out of each other. Sometimes it’s the order of the elements, sometimes it’s the order of the seasons, sometimes it’s the creative process, sometimes it’s the process by which the jumper cable simply moves through the First Depth, Second Depth, Third Depth, Fourth Depth, Fifth Depth, in and out of the body. To know all of these relationships simultaneously is a lot of fun. We’re moving through the seasons of life.

Kim: On a practical level, what happens if our Fourth Depth is not in harmony during the Winter? What might we feel or have going on in our bodies or lives?

Wayne: If we put seasons on the lumbar circle, then we have Spring energizing Fall, Fall energizing Summer, Summer energizing Winter, Winter energizing the hottest part of all the seasons. If we get out of seasonal balance, we may have Winter, Fourth Depth, moving back up into Summer, Fifth Depth. What we get is an imbalance of hot and cold. The way the body expresses that is to have a cold. So at the level of energizers, we’re not allowing the Summer to energize the Winter, or Fifth Depth to come into Fourth Depth, or warmth into cold.

On the other side, maybe we overdid ourselves, too much First Depth worry and preoccupation about life so that the spleen becomes a disharmonizer and doesn’t have that sunshine, that solar energy available for the Winter. On both sides of wintertime, we have warmth when we stay in balance. Thus we don’t get a cold. So we can give ourselves a First and/or Fifth Depth Flow.

Thank you, Wayne.

Thank you, Kim.


“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.”

— Sigmund Freud

In his book Nobody’s Victim, Christopher J. McCullough explains, “In order to live your freedom, you must first accept reality. ‘These are the choices, and given those choices, which do I choose?’ Whether the option you select is pleasant or painful does not alter the fact that, given reality, this is your preference.

“To live your freedom, it is helpful to stop and ask yourself, ‘Why am I doing this?’ and then notice whether, given the options, you are choosing what you really want, or whether you want to choose something else…. Sometimes the exercise of freedom involves naming your poison — all choices may lead to outcomes that are in some way painful. But the real pain is that of feeling powerless — denying your freedom.”

“Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.”
— Dr. Rollo May

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The Seasons

From The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Volume 1, Number 3,,,

Wayne Hackett Explores Fourth Depth & Winter with Kim Lathrop:

Kim: Will you please speak to us about Fourth Depth and Winter?

Wayne: A picture that comes to me is how life at the visible level seems to have disappeared during wintertime (the plant re-seeds into the earth, hibernation), tempting us to perceive this as an ending instead of a transformation. Wintertime for us, as human beings, is the expression of that state during which the human form, in a sense, leaves its expression to become pure spirit again.

So Fourth Depth, as that traditional bridge  between matter and spirit, has a balancing action. Remember, Fourth Depth is the Number 6 which is the law and nature’s way of moving us to balance. And Mercury, the ruling planet of the Fourth Depth is saying, “I’m going to communicate with you”. Now we’re going from the man state back to the unman state, or from the material to the spiritual. So that action is simply a balancing time during which our dimensions, whether physical or spiritual, harmonize by changing form.

Neptune and Pluto, higher octaves of Mercury in the Fourth Depth, symbolize transformation – undeniable change. Man’s worldly understanding of this concept is that we’re born to die. We perceive that process, maybe not in its fullness, as a transformation. So these Plutonic events are inevitable occurrences that bring us into balance so that Mercury, communicating between our heavenly and earthly states, is a right action of balance. Thus the wintertime is simply that transformation. It is that which allows us to return to our pure essence so the cycle can begin again.

To further understand Fourth Depth and Winter, take the five-pointed star that’s the Order of Creation, the star in the thoracic vertebrae, and place on it the elements. We enter the Third Depth as the Sixth Depth manifests into the material body. Third Depth is Key or Chi, the life energy. Then moving clockwise is Fifth Depth, which is Fire: our desire to be. We move from the life force into its desire to be, its creativity, its impulse. Next we move into the Second Depth, which is the Air element having the ability to have reason or common sense.

As an aside, Second Depth is common sense and logic. It’s practicality. We tend to go so intellectually into reason and logic, thinking, philosophizing, and mentally analyzing, that we forget that this common sense is our gift. We don’t have to think about it. It is to know. Second Depth is symbolized by the Number 9, and 9 is to know, K-N-O-W. In our knowingness is our common sense. We don’t have to figure it out by analyzing it.

To be continued…

Thank you, Wayne.

Thank you, Kim.

Special 5-Day Seminar with Sadaki Kato

This is day 4 of this seminar.

It is such a privilege for me to attend!

Students are here from Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, Austria and various states within the United States of America. It is amazing. If you ever have an opportunity to attend one of these classes, do not hesitate.

Sadaki is wise and kind and compassionate…and very funny! He can sling a joke with the best of them! He is truly a gentleman, coming from a culture of respect and consideration, to this place where no one is ever on time and even when in our places, chatting loudly…we are SO rude! Shame on us. We mean well…we are so excited and the room is filled with joy and the energy transports us to an unusual place and we behave like naughty children. And Sadaki puts on a smile and walks through the various rooms calmly ringing a little bell to remind us we are, once again, late for class. He lovingly herds us as though we were sheep and he the shepherd!

So far, for me, I am not only learning from Master Murai’s texts which have been handed down to Sadaki, but from Haruki Kato’s texts and observations and I benefit from Sadaki’s hours of experience, research and training. I have an awareness that Jin Shin Jyutsu is not simply a way to bring harmony of mind, body and spirit, but is universal and eternal in application, touching all life including the elements in these 4 dimensions and beyond. Sadaki humbly suggests relationships between each sub-atomic particle causing me to think. That is what an excellent teacher does. He/she causes the student to think.

Tuesday I asked Sadaki if the scientific basis of Jin Shin Jyustu is quantum mechanics and he said yes. I will therefore continue pursing my understanding of these theories and truths. I’m still reading “The Dancing Wu Li Masters”. It is a beginning, yes?

Life is such a wonderful adventure of discovery and Jin Shin Jyutsu has opened my heart and mind to universal and eternal possibilities and truths.

This class explores the development and characteristics of Jin Shin Jyutsu (JSJ) in Japan

  • Tracing the history of JSJ in Japan.
  • Reconstructing some of Master Jiro Murai’s JSJ lectures
  • Learning basic concepts from
    Haruki Kato’s “Jin Shin Jyutsu: Master Jiro Murai, the Originator, and His Work
    (The Method of Enhancing Tai-Eki Circulation Using Ki-Eki)
  • Acquainting with Haruki Kato’s teaching and practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu in Japan: Clinical Cases
  • Exploring and experiencing various flows and changes in conformation

So I may not only learn the given agenda, but I might even learn some manners!

Gassho, dear readers.

I’m thinking…



“It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.”
— P.D. Ouspensky

“All major mystical traditions have recognized that there is a paradox at the heart of the journey of return to Origin. …Put simply, this is that we are already what we seek, and that what we are looking for on the Path with such an intensity of striving and passion and discipline is already within and around us at all moments. The journey and all its different ordeals are all emanations of the One Spirit that is manifesting everything in all dimensions; every rung of the ladder we climb toward final awareness is made of the divine stuff of awareness itself; Divine Consciousness is at once creating and manifesting all things and acting in and as all things in various states of self-disguise throughout all the different levels and dimensions of the universe.”
— Andrew Harvey

“Look at you, you madman,

Screaming you are thirsty

And are dying in a desert.

When all around you there is nothing but water!”
— Kabir

“After changes upon changes, we are more or less the same.”
— Paul Simon

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I’m thinking…

…about raising my sights


“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”
— Albert Einstein

To grow in consciousness, we expand our perspectives on life. So how do we do that? The more we work with the universal — the concept of unity and wholeness, the more everything makes sense. Parts have meaning when they are understood to be parts of a bigger picture.

Consciousness is all about relationships — especially how the lower relates to the higher and how the darkness can exist within the light. Hold and experience contradictions like anger with love. Let opposites coexist in you without choosing one over the other.

“Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law – the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mind and heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known.”
— Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune

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