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From the Director

David Burmeister tells us a little about Mary and her family…we learn how David came to be in Scottsdale and his commitment to the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu…in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 38, Fall 2002:


Dear Friends and Students,

I first appeared on the scene, working in the Jin Shin Jyutsu office, in 1985. My sister-in-law, Martha, who had been running the Scottsdale office before my arrival, asked if I would move back from San Diego to relieve her for a few years while she and my brother, Michael, started their family. Back then, I had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with a major in psychology and a minor in business, and believed that I was preparing myself for a career in clinical psychology.

I spent the better part of two years working in psychiatric hospitals, while preparing for a graduate school program at California School of Professional Psychology. It seemed like the experience of working with Mary and Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc., would go hand-in-hand with my interests in humanistic psychology. What I really hadn’t counted on was how much I would enjoy being with my mom, traveling with her and looking after this incredible workhorse of a person.

It wasn’t log before I began to appreciate the demands on Mary’s time and the substantial amount of work she had accepted as her path in life. Back in the 80’s she was teaching about 10 classes a year, while also writing and maintaining a practice of approximately a dozen clients a day. She was caring for a great many people and was truly living in the flow of cosmic energy and being the “effortless reality” that we speak of in the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Mary was and is the living example of this Art, and in those days she did not appear to fatigue. Yet, even with all of this dynamic energy pouring forth, some aspects of the organization needed to be addressed. I couldn’t help but wonder where the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu was heading, how it would be nurtured and preserved and what would happen if Mary were no longer able to teach.

Sadly, this final question was the first one that I had to address as Mary’s head injury in 1990 put an abrupt end to her active teaching schedule. Thankfully, the instructor’s training program that we have recently initiated propelled our first generation of new Jin Shin Jyutsu instructors to the forefront. Muriel, Philomena and Wayne carried the torch courageously. Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy as expressed and understood by Mary Burmeister would continue to inspire future generations. Putting in place an instructor’s training program was one of the first important decisions I made for Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc.

In 1985 when I first arrived at the Scottsdale office, I was just 26, fairly young to guide the course of a growing international organization. Yet, looking back nearly 17 years later, I’ve learned that (as Mary so often stated) “growth cannot be hurried”. Somewhere over the course of these many years, I have grown to feel more comfortable and at home with my role as director of Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc. I am grateful to all who stood by me and offered their steady support during some challenging times. I have also been blessed with a truly wonderful family!

I plan to continue sharing my thoughts on a regular basis, and keep everyone posted on any interesting new developments within the organization. I would also be happy to respond to questions and offer my historical perspective of the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Helping to bring Mary’s lifework to the world is an awesome gift!


David Burmeister, Director, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc.


Thank you David,

Thank you, Mary.

DAVID: Have we told you lately that we love and appreciate you? Well, we do!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about love…


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
— Lao Tzu

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.

We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.

“It matters not Who you love, Where you love, Why you love, When you love, Or how you love, It matters only that you love.”
— John Lennon

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
— Frank Scully

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Jed Schwartz on Reversing and Increasing of the Depths, Part 2

(For Florin)

Jed Schwartz continues his article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 38, Fall 2002, about Reversing and Increasing of the Depths:


The Reversing and Increasing of the 3rd Depth is a bit different. In this quickie we focus on the bridge between the invisible and the visible by keeping open Safety Energy Lock 4 – our Window (for Breath and Light), and Safety Energy Lock 3 – our Swinging Door. Safety Energy Lock 4 needs to stay open, or we move very quickly into the 6th Depth. Safety Energy Lock 3 connects us with our relationships, our Mediator and thus our 3rd Depth, binding us in harmony to this world.

We have no Reversing and Increasing of 5th Depth because it is a culmination of the previous 4 depths. To clear it, we can use each in reverse order – 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st.

We mention in class that there are 66 pages in Text 1 and that there are 66 books in the Bible, the first (Old) and the second (New) Testaments. There are many interpretations and beliefs about what is written in these sacred texts, so I will not venture too far in discussing these relationships. Yet when we look at the last 5 books of the Bible, we might glean some insights.

We might see a relationship to:

  1. The First Letter of John with the Reversing and Increasing of 1st Depth. One of the many things in this letter that relates to 1st Depth is concerning Spirit in matter or Spirit in the body. There is also in verse 12 a mention of Cain, which connects us to Safety Energy Lock 4, which is the site of our story of Abel and Cain in Jin Shin jyutsu.
  2. The Second Letter of John can be related to the Reversing and Increasing of 2nd Depth from verse 5 – “let us love one another”, which is our Safety Energy Lock 13.
  3. The Third Letter of John can be related to Reversing and Increasing of 3rd Depth by simply being the 3rd letter.
  4. The Letter of Jude relates to the Reversing and Increasing of 4th Depth (page 65, Text 1). In its discussion of will and the desires of man, we can relate to the attitude of 4th Depth. In verse 7, “Like Sodom and Gomorrah…indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural lust”, and verse 16, “…these are grumblers and malcontents; they indulge in their own lusts; they are bombastic in speech, flattering people to their own advantage”, gives reference to 4th Depth worldly desire. Is there a coincidence that Jude adds up to 4?
  5. The Revelation of St. John the Divine, the last book of the Bible, relates to the 5th Depth and 6th Depth Increasing, Reversing or Extinction of Energy, which are discussed on p. 66, Text 1. Revelations in the book of the apocalypse and prophecy, which relates to our 6th Depth energy. There are numerous references to the number 7 – such as 7 churches, 7 seals, and 7 trumpets. Seven, perfect life power, is the positive number for 5th Depth, which leads us back to our spiritual home, the 6th Depth. Then chapter 22 mentions “…the river of the water of life, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city. On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.”* We could make an analogy that this is the Main Central Vertical running down the center from the Creator with the Supervisor running on either side creating the 12 organ flows. Chapter 22, verse 13 again gives us reference to our 6th Depth, “…I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end…”* The relationships to the testaments and our textbooks are endless and a lifetime study. My awareness of biblical references is limited, and I hope that you will share your insights with us all.
  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible; Oxford University Press: copyright 2001

Thank you, Jed.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about serenity…


“He who would be serene and pure needs but one thing, detachment.”
— Meister Eckhart

We are the ocean — vast, deep, powerful and rich. Nourishing and nurturing. Dive down into the dark stillness of being. Sense the rising and falling of surface thoughts and emotions, sometimes gentle, sometimes violent. Always shifting. Always in motion. Draw back and watch the waves of your life at play. Know you are the unfathomable depths — surface agitations can’t disturb you. Know that you are bigger than the little things that aggravate you.

“The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.”
— John Berry

“It’s best not to get too excited or too depressed by the ups and downs of life.”
— Dalai Lama

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Jed Schwartz on Reversing and Increasing of the Depths, Part 1

(For Florin)

Jed Schwartz writes an article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 38, Fall 2002, about Reversing and Increasing of the Depths:


In our study of Jin Shin Jyutsu we find that there are no accidents or coincidences, and that Mary created the layout of the texts with deep purpose and meaning. Each word carefully chosen to express many layers of insight and depending on where your awareness is, determines your layer of perception. This esoteric work and study is endless and yet we are given one tenet, keep it simple. To examine the last 5 pages of Text 1, we can go in so many directions. To keep it simple, I see these 5 pages as helping us go back to the beginning of simply checking the status of each depth and helping it.

When our DIAGONAL Mediator UNIVERSAL HARMONIZING ENERGY is disharmonized it creates disorder in our life, and it is the Depths that show the effects of this universal flow, causing imbalance. We are no longer being that perfect life power (p.61) or in the will of the Creator (p.12). To bring this all back into Divine order we have simple ways to Reverse and Increase the specific Depth. Reversing causes it to change the disharmonious direction in which it is going, and then to increase it, to give it energy.

I use these Reversing and Increasing of the Depths to quickly adjust what is going on. When there is a specific texture, attitude and/or stuck that is present, then I often go to these flows to get things going.

As I sit to write this article I have just received news that one of my close friends has suddenly passed over into the 6th Depth following a sudden automobile accident. The feeling of loss and sadness flows through me as I feel and experience the shock of this unexpected news and the memory of time spent together. Sitting with these feelings, I am aware that I need to keep my 2nd Depth open and harmonized.

Clients who come to me after the loss of a loved one most often receive the Reversing and Increasing of 2nd Depth. Now, I am most aware that I want to feel what I need to feel, yet from a place of awareness, wanting to change the directions (reverse it) if there is disharmony and then flow with the harmony (increase it). Safety Energy Lock 2 allows me to see Through the Creator’s Eyes, to look back to heaven for clear vision so that with Safety Energy Lock 24, I have the peace that comes with knowing the truth of life. This first step brings me back home to my body (hipline). Safety Energy Lock 14 helps me to be in equilibrium to be sustained knowing that I live between this earth plane and the spirit plane. I feel myself letting go more to be breath. From this place I KNOW that I can stay connected to my friend although he is no longer in the physical. High 1 connects my head and my feet, my Face and Toe flows. It cleans any residue of holding on, opening my 1st, 3rd and 4th Depths (Stomach, Spleen, Liver and Kidney flows).

From the Lumbar Circle one can see how 2nd Depth is unburdened, energized and supported. It connects to my bustline to begin the opening of Safety Energy Lock 13. Love fills me. This fountain of life flowing connects me with Spirit. I am aware of a much different energy within me. The 9 expresses its Self, ending of one cycle and the beginning of another, and I know that a new chapter in our relationship will now begin. I am missing my friend from my physical world; however, now there is the flow of love that heals and soothes me.

How perfect this flow is to be on page 63. These 3 steps connect me with Spirit, mind and body as do the flows for Reversing and Increasing of 1st and 4th Depths. Each opens the hip, waist and bustline – Safety Energy Locks 26 (bustline), 9 (waistline) and 2 (hipline) of the Reversing and Increasing of 1st Depth – and Safety Energy Locks 2, high 1, 4/12/11 and 23 (waistline) in Reversing and Increasing of 4th Depth. The anchor step of each of these flows has us holding Safety Energy Lock 2, harmonizing the physical while keeping our eyes toward the heavens giving us the energy we need.

To be continued…

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I’m thinking about solitude, silence…


“Growth takes place in a person by working at a deep inner level in a sustained atmosphere of silence.”
— Dr. Ira Progoff

How can we hear our wise voice of intuition if we are always thinking, talking and distracted by outer events?

If we take time daily to experience physical stillness and to direct our attention inside, we can begin to find the peace, love, will and wisdom that exist as our essence.

“Only when one is connected to one’s own core is one connected to others… And, for me, the core, the inner spring, can best be refound through solitude.”
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“In the sweet territory of silence we touch the mystery. It’s the place of reflection and contemplation, and it’s the place where we can connect with the deep knowing, to the deep wisdom way.”
— Angeles Arrien

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Ian Harris (Kraut) on Reversing and Increasing of the Depths

Ian Harris (Kraut) writes an article in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 38, Fall 2002, about Reversing and Increasing of the Depths:


Mary first tells us of the Depths on page 12 of Text 1. Here, as we look at the “Disharmonized Man’s Life Story”, we are being introduced to the 26 Safety Energy Locks, born of the Major Vertical Supervisor flow. The Safety Energy Locks then manifest themselves in the Depths with each passage through the Supervisor. (1st Depth: 1-4, 2nd depth: 5-15, 3rd Depth: 16-22, 4th Depth: 23, 5th Depth: 24-26) We then have our “flows” for harmonizing each Energy Lock, each flow being related to the Supervisor.

We are then taken by Mary on this journey through the Trinity (Main Central Vertical, Supervisor and Mediator). On page 61 we now revisit page 12. This time however it is titled “Results of disharmonized Diagonal Mediator Universal Harmonizing Energy”. Mary tells us that the disharmonized Mediator energy goes deeper into the body and in each Depth causes various symptoms. So, we have on pages 62-66 Reversing and Increasing of the Depths showing the results of the disharmony in both the illustration and the list of where we might see these disharmonies manifesting in each Depth. We are also given the “technique” using our jumper cables and Safety Energy Locks to bring us back to harmony and relieve these symptoms.

As the flows for each of the Safety Energy Locks are related to the Supervisor, so are the Reversing and Increasing of the Depth flows related to Diagonal Mediator. For Depths 1, 2 and 4 we are immediately given this diagonal action (2 & opposite 24, 2 & opposite high 1). The 3rd Depth instead gives us Safety Energy Lock 3 (“birthplace of the Mediator”) and both 4’s (“weaving princess” – where via the Mediator, the Supervisor moves from one side  to the other).

We also know that the Mediator, when in disharmony, is the cause of the attitudes. These flows then will also help to harmonize the attitudes related to each Depth.

Having utilized these flows a great deal as self-help, I actually had the feeling, in one instance, of the attitude in an objective way. It was no longer “my” attitude, but my experience of the attitude, outside myself. As we begin to be more in harmony, we can begin to see more clearly and understand the disharmony while being held less captive by it.

So, with these flows, very simply we are able to help ourselves on the cause level, the Mediator-Activating Principle, to harmonize each of the Depths.

Thank you, Ian.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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