Monthly Archives: December 2016

I’m thinking about journaling…


“To write spiritually is to engage in a search for authentic language. You’ll find your truth by writing your way to it.”
— Patrice Vecchione

Who would allow you to totally ignore, abuse, laugh with, swear at, shed tears on, get angry at and be totally honest with him/her? Your journal does.

Your journal is an unconditional friend. It does not reject, manipulate, judge, laugh at or ridicule you. It’s always there for you. So be honest with your best friend and it will help you discover who you are.

“The positive thing about writing is that you connect with yourself in the deepest way, and that’s heaven. You get a chance to know who you are, to know what you think. You begin to have a relationship with your mind.”
— Natalie Goldberg

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Thumb Function Energy and Little Finger Energy, Part 1

Waltraud Riegger-Krause shares about THUMB FUNCTION ENERGY AND LITTLE FINGER FUNCTION ENERGY in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 59, Winter 2008:


Thumb Function Energy and Little Finger Energy

On this beautiful sunny day, where one can already feel the energy of Fall, I am pondering on these two little Functions on pages 56 and 57 in our Text 2. The energy of Fall is so crisp and crystal clear. On the little hill behind my house I can see the Alps and all the way to Lake Konstanz, and I am starting to understand how important our 2nd Depth Lung and Large Intestine Function Energy is to receive 6th Depth Cosmic Energy ~ Little breath of Life receiving big BREATH OF LIFE. So when the energy flows of Lung and Large Intestine, which are both running along the thumb side of the arm, are intermingling. Lung is not able to receive and Large Intestine is not able to let go, and we feel a lack of energy and a lack of vitality are overloaded with our garbage. And one or the other of the symptoms that are listed in the book with the Thumb Function Energy can be the result. When we look at these symptoms, they are almost all identical with the symptoms of the disharmonized Lung and Large Intestine Flows. The only ones that are not listed with the organ flows are heart palpitation, rapid pulsation and breast discomfort. If the 2nd Depth is not able to receive 6th Depth we will experience similar discomforts in the body, as if the Diaphragm Flow would be affected. And these are mainly symptoms with the heart and the chest.

Because we are at the end of Text 2, which deals with the manifested body, we talk mainly about physical symptoms here on this page. But we all know how we feel when we are not able to see beyond our personal limitations, how we feel when we have lost the vastness of the BIG BREATH OF LIFE ~ we feel desperate, unhappy and sad. We get lost in the duality of life, clinging to one side and wanting to be right. We are not in touch with our inner oneness and balance, the chest gets tight ~ symptoms occur.

If the Second Depth flows get intermingled, our breathing will be affected. Mary once said: “If the breath is in harmony the whole being is in harmony.” We have an outer breathing and an inner breathing. The outer breathing is the exhalation and the inhalation through the lungs. The inner breathing is the breathing of the cells, the taking in of the oxygen and nutrients and production of energy and the getting rid of the waste products, toxins and acidity. One of the symptoms of Lung and Large Intestine Flows getting intermingled is that the body becomes too acid. If the body is too acid, the outer breathing is  how we naturally help clear it. The other ways are by eliminating through the intestines, the skin and the urine. An old Naturopath told me once that we need to go for a walk daily at least for one hour in fresh air to eliminate the acidity and metabolic toxins.

To be continued…

I’m thinking about destiny…


“The significant business of your life is alive and well, awaiting discovery, within your very soul. You and I were born to come into ourselves as complete and distinctive persons. Accepting this, we build a valuable life.”
— Marsha Sinetar

What is the significant business of your life? What is your purpose? Andrew Schneider says that purpose “is more than just having a direction. It is about one’s place in the universe. It is the journey of finding that place and being there and living fully whatever that place is. It is your own unique place that nobody else has, had, or will have.”

How would you describe your place in the universe?

“We become powerful in the face of our fears when we have a sense that we make a difference in this world. Affirmations of purpose communicate the truth that we are all meaningful participants in this Universe and that we are worthy of giving and receiving love. Some affirmations of purpose are:

– I know that I count and I act as though I do.
– I spread warmth and love everywhere I go.
– I am a healing force in the Universe.”
— Susan Jeffers

“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”
— Joseph Addison

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Lynne Pflueger shares about THUMB FUNCTION ENERGY in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 59, Winter 2008:


THUMB FUNCTION ENERGY ~ Lung and Large Intestine Function Energy Intermingles

“Stop letting yesterdays and tomorrows use up today.” ~ Mary Burmeister

Thumb Function Energy takes away the past and the future. If that in itself were not enough, there is a most impressively long list on page 56 of Text 2, of 17 conditions this flow will help to harmonize. Beyond this, I have a story from a friend about this flow.

My friend, Gayle Swift, is a nurse in California. We live in the San Francisco Bay Area. She teaches self-help, providing nurses with simple, time sensitive techniques. A particular focus is pain management. One patient was experiencing intractable pain due to massive organ failure and diabetic neuropathy. Measuring pain on a scale of 1 to 10, his pain level was 8. No amount of or combination of medication was having an effect. A nurse, who had attended one self-help class, felt she had nothing to lose, and asked the individual if he would allow her to help with Jin Shin Jyutsu. Desperate, he said yes. She held 3 and 18 (Thumb Function Energy) for a period of time. At some point within a 20 minute time period, his pain level dropped from 8 to 3. This nurse had no prior experience with Jin Shin Jyutsu. Our Jumper Cables are truly the doers, not dependent upon any amount of knowledge or experience.

Whenever I am teaching the 5-Day Seminar, I am consistently awed by this flow. I had a chance to experience it on myself earlier this year. I was with Susan Schwartz and Carlos Gutterres in Spain, teaching the Now Know Myself Seminar. On the last evening of class, many of us who were still around went out for a feast. Everything I had avoided while teaching (to keep my brain clear) went into my mouth that night. It was all delicious, including the cheesecake at the end. When I went to bed, my body was so busy digesting so many different things, there was no way I could fall asleep. The most distressing symptom was heart palpitations. Then it occurred to me…my large intestine, of course, was so overloaded with a cornucopia of abundance. Realizing that I did not have a heart project, but had simply eaten too much, I held 18 and 3. After some length of time, my pulse rate subsided and went into rhythm. I am reminded of something Mary said in regard to overeating:

“One never repents from eating too little.” ~ Emerson

Thank you, Lynne.

Thank  you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about meditation…


“Meditation brings wisdom; lack of meditation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.”
— Buddha

Meditation is considered an essential practice for those who seek self-knowledge and self-mastery. Why? Basically, meditation brings awareness of how our minds work. Over time, we become watchers, able to detach from the thoughts and emotions that play out in our minds.

With this detachment, we gain the freedom to choose whether or not to act on our thoughts and emotions. We learn to distinguish between objective reality and our mental and emotional dramas.

“Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
— Hans Margolius

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I’m thinking about exploring…


“Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, our fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if we explore them.”
— Marilyn Ferguson

In our world of duality, fear and love sit at opposite ends of the continuum. Fear belongs only to the personality because it believes in separation and impermanence. The soul never knows fear because it understands the unity of all.

When fear arises, we can invite our soul to sit with our frightened personality. What soul energies are waiting to be acknowledged? When we bring higher energies into the presence of lower energies, the lower energies are transformed.

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.”
— Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Get Yourself a Sandwich

Georgianne Ginder says Get Yourself a Sandwich in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 58, Fall 2007:


Week after week she sat in a chair in the chemotherapy room at the university hospital (Massey Cancer Center). Very often the room is quite full. Side by side people seeking healing sit. They sleep. They stare…and laugh. Brave and strong…they come and go. I saw her once again as she drifted in and out of fitful slumber. It is easy to spot the kind of pain that shows up on the face. It sharpens the features one minute and dulls them the next.  The way of shadows – darting, playing, moving…daring. Then one day she intentionally caught my eye – could I come to try to help her? She wanted to try it now – Jin Shin Jyutsu – whatever it was I was doing.

I explained briefly what I was about to do and began by listening to her wrist pulses. She was in such pain and so weak that her voice oozed out slowly, wearily in whispery staccato puffs. She was almost entirely hidden under that blanket, cold and weak.

We commenced on her left side; found that her leg was extremely swollen; told her I would try and relieve some of the pressure causing such horrendous discomfort. Her pain was palpable. With closed eyes she informed me how expensive pain medicine was. Sick and weak as she was, she was doing her best to get better. She seemed to be pain itself…did not complain…just squeezed her eyes shut, let out a sigh and then drifted away.

Deep was her sleep, and then suddenly she awoke and asked how I knew what to do and where to touch. Asked if I had training for this. I told her that I had.. She loved the session and the feeling – the relief. The intense pain somehow was leaving! Her back…she mentioned her back. I gently placed my hand there and could have been certain that I was touching a cold band of protruding hard steel beneath that sweater, even though I knew it was flesh – skin, but I would not have believed it…could hardly imagine this. She had a tumor there, she said. It just came. That is what is causing these problems.

“I want to tell the nurse how much better my pain is.”

And so we did.

Wednesday after Wednesday we worked on that pain…worked on giving her a respite – some comfort. Yesterday she grew hungry during the session. She had always displayed little or no appetite but somehow today, in this room chock full of people, she felt as if she wanted to eat. She asked if I wouldn’t mind getting her a hamburger. Then she thought she might want some soup. too – chicken noodle. Would I mind?

I wrote down the order just so that I would not forget: mayo, tomato, lettuce. Boy, I would have made a miserable waitress, I thought.

“Get yourself a sandwich on me,” she said. “I want you to.” I said that I just couldn’t, but she insisted, and so I went on our hunt. I returned with her request and an order of fries for us. The cafeteria burger line was closed but the woman working there told me where I might try to check….”try Blimpies for the soup, too.” I found the McDonalds down the way, and the kind young man had a sandwich made just the way she wanted, and I ordered some fries. The soup from Blimpies was just what she wanted, what she had a taste for. My friend could not believe just how good that food was. She wanted me to have some.

I attempted to share the fries with some of the nurses and the patients receiving chemo. One man took only two. I placed the change in her purse. No one had ever offered to get me lunch before, I told her. I sat down in the next chair. We were breaking bread – a sharing celebration – what companionship is all about. “Any time you are here I want to buy you a sandwich,” she said, “even when you don’t give me the treatment. I feel better just knowing you are here with us.”

Give and take and give and get – and so is life. “Get yourself a sandwich.”

I feel better just know you are here.

January 18, 2007

Thank you, Georgianne.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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I’m thinking about the power of the moment…


“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
— Annie Dillard

We lose the power of the moment because we’re so rarely in it. We’re reliving the past or speculating about the future. We continue to believe that tomorrow’s the day when I’ll be more capable, more wealthy, more fit and more loving. Meanwhile, I’m just putting in time, dreaming of better things but not making any concrete move to realize them.

When you find yourself thinking of the future or the past, bring your awareness into the present moment. Really experience how you feel and what’s happening around you, without judgment. If we can treasure each moment, our lives will be rich, no matter what we have accomplished.

“Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.”
— Horace Mann

“If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, ‘there goes another day of my life, never to return,’ you will become time conscious.”
— A. B. Zu Tavern

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Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Art of Gratitude, Part 2

Jennifer Holmes tells us about Jin Shin Jyutsu and the Art of Gratitude in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 58, Fall 2007:



Masaru Emoto, who wrote the book The Hidden Messages in Water says:

“Among all medicines, there are none with the healing power of love. Since I came to this realization, I have continued to tell people that immunity is love. However recently I have felt the need to change my terminology.  i know now that this is not love alone that forms immunity, but love and gratitude. I became convinced of this from the following experiment:

When I heated water in a microwave oven and then attempted to see the impact of the magnetic field on crystals, I used two types of water, distilled water [in an unmarked container] and water from the tap…[showing] the words love and gratitude. The crystals formed from the distilled water were deformed and incomplete, but the water…[showing] the words love and gratitude formed complete crystals. In other words, love and gratitude were able to make the water immune to the damaging effects of the magnetic field.

“I also discovered the love and gratitude crystals actually look more like gratitude crystals than the love crystals. What this indicates is that the gratitude vibration is more powerful and has a greater influence.”

Emoto also says, “Methods (referring to healing) that help water flow smoothly are superior to all other medical methods available to us.” He could be talking about the Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Again I think of Mary’s words about how thoughts become words, words become deeds. As we are largely made up of water, we need to live our lives with the components of gratitude and love if we are to stay healthy and fill our bodies with beautiful light thoughts. Jin Shin Jyutsu has been and is instrumental in teaching me gratitude, and I am daily thankful for its wonderful influence in my life to harmonize my spiritual, mental, emotional and physical bodies – and most important – to reach out and help others so simply, and yet so profoundly at times.

Watching people walk away from receiving their Mediator Flows at the Visionary Living Show was proof indeed that here was truly the Art of Gratitude in motion, and I felt grateful to have been part of team of Auckland practitioners who, by enthusiastically and lovingly giving their time, were able to extend the gift of Jin shin Jyutsu to a wider community. What we gave, we received two-fold. Such is the power of gratitude.

Thank you, Mary, for this beautiful gift of Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Thank you, Jennifer.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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