Susan Schwartz shares A  Personal Story of How Jin Shin Jyutsu Nourishes My Roots and Life in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 62, Fall 2008:



2 ovals, 2 eggs, 2 eyes in the middle of the word. These 0’s are looking at each other as if looking in a mirror. These two 00’s are sandwiched between R (18) and T (20). 18 means Life ~ “Chai”, 20 symbolizes judgment and the final state of personal consciousness. It also represents perpetual intelligence and suggests a stretching, an extension beyond the limits of the modes of consciousness common to most human beings.

My story is a story of life, generations and growth.

Jin Shin Jyutsu is my/our tool for self-awareness. When I began my journey I was so willing to help others around me with this gift from the Universe via Jiro Murai and Mary Burmeister. I began with my roots. My family was right at hand to help me to learn and practice Jin Shin Jyutsu.

Generations, Roots,

 I AM                    ~ Physio-Philosophy

WHO I AM          ~ helping me understand myself Physio-Psychology

Giving sessions to my mother opened a door for me. Living together in one house, our relationship takes on many facets. The things I saw in her that disturbed me and annoyed me became the mirror for things in me. I got to watch my reactions, my judgments, and my emotional world. Jin Shin Jyutsu became my tool to help our living arrangement succeed. Not only does it give her quality of life, it provides the same for me. Each session I give her fills me with a profound inner peace and realization of my gratitude to her for being my mother. She is 91 years and counting.

The gift of Giving and Receiving ~ The Breath ~ the Oval 0

An injury has created the opportunity for my daughter to begin giving me sessions. It is the mirror of the situation I described with my elder; I am on the other side of the looking glass. This has been a wonderful gift.

Another generation, a Doorway through which light enters ~ moving into the NOW

A New Relationship and a New Connection

My mother and my daughter (and my husband) are my wonderful teachers. I AM a much better student because of Jin Shin Jyutsu. It helps me look into the Mirror and gives me the opportunity to embrace Awareness to help me Understand

The Hebrew word for “root” is shoresh. It is written shin ray shin, 3 Hebrew letters שׂ‎ ר שׂ‎. The letter shin is written שׂ‎. Three branches meeting at the bottom. When you want something to be strong you say it three times. Strong ropes are made of three cords wrapped together.

According to the Gemara (part of the Talmud that discusses the oral Jewish laws given at Mount Sinai), “3 generations make a family, a core, that is bound and will not break.”

The mediator (3) harmonizes the masculine and feminine; bringing together parts of ONE. It facilitates oneness, being whole and operating as one. The wrapping, the binding of the mediator, is like the wrapping of the cords of a rope ~ both the Mediator and the rope foster strength, growth, expansion and everlasting eternity ~ our cosmic memory.

My daughter has joined me in giving sessions to several of my clients. She has expressed an interest in studying  and learning more Jin Shin Jyutsu. This is a dream many students have in which all members of their family start to see the benefits of our Life Study and want to make it theirs as well. Danielle and I are spending quality time together; giving sessions, sharing, growing in a new and profound way.

We carry the torch, we pass the torch, and we share the torch. Jiro Murai did this with Mary and Mary did this with Us. Now I have the opportunity each time I touch someone…to continue…


Thank you, Susan.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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