Nothing’s Happening, Part 2

In the Spring 2009, Number 64 issue of The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, Jed Schwartz shares a story about the evolution of his awareness of and through the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. I have been on the same journey and identify with much of Jed’s own experience and understanding…perhaps you will, too! As always, you can obtain a copy of the Main Central at

Continuing with Part 2:

A friend of mine went to see an incredible master a number of years ago who was known to the world as Daskalos. He lived in Cyprus and many people from around the world would come to see him for his wisdom and healing. My friend carried a picture of a mutual friend of ours who had breast cancer and wanted Daskalos to work on her from a distance and heal her. Many people had experienced distance healing by Daskalos over the years. I had given Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments to this woman and would often experience the lump get smaller, softer – almost disappearing at times. But it would always return. I treated her weekly for over a year, but it never went away. When Daskalos saw her picture, he said that she need the surgery. It was a karmic thing, and she needed to go through with surgery in order to balance the karma. She heard his advice, did the surgery, got more Jin Shin Jyutsu, and was fine.

From this experience and many others I realize that there is so much more going on than we are often aware of. As practitioners, our job is to be, just to be the witness, to allow the Creator to flow through us, bringing illumination and awareness to what to do, say and think. The time that it takes to change is not important in the scope of our many lives. We need to only be the best we can be at this moment. To know that God is in us and in the person we are with. That divine perfection is also present, even if it is not seen or felt. When we have pain and physical challenges, it is often difficult to retain this knowing.

I was treating a man who by my awareness is very sensitive and clairvoyant. During the treatment he turned to me and said, “You will not always see the physical changes that you are hoping for in the person you are treating. What you are doing is like planting a little seed that will bear fruit in their next life, not this one.” That made sense to me regarding what I was doing in this great mystery of life.

Over the years I can honestly say that there have been many people whom I have not seen healed from what they came for, nor freedom from their pain, nor freedom from the load that they carried.

However, I know that something is happening each time I give a session. I may not see anything outwardly, but I have more perception of the change that is invisible to the physical eye. I do not need to have the outer knowing that the person is healed. On a human scale, it is really nice to see people get well on a physical, mental and emotional level. The more that I have my inner knowing when I am working, the more I feel change and personal satisfaction. If my mind is thinking about other things like the laundry list of things I need to do later, I may miss what is going on in this now. Even when I do not feel connected during a treatment, deep inside I know something good happens. My job is to be still, to be quiet, to pray for Divine guidance and let go.

This has been a great evolution for me as a practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu and as a human being. When Mary would give me a treatment or when I was around while she gave someone else a treatment, she would often say, “Thank you, God.” To be detached from results is not easy. Life will at some time break us of this attachment. To be present fully is the Art. To be absent and lost is also the Art. Art evolves in us. Time is what we get stuck in.

Nothing’s Happening is an illusion. Or maybe Nothing is all there is?


Thank you, Jed.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Thank you, God.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


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