My Call to Jin Shin Jyutsu

Mea Hutchinson shares a little story, My Call to Jin Shin Jyutsu,  in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 64, Spring 2009:


When people ask me how I found Jin Shin Jyutsu, I tell them I was called. Here’s how it happened:

My friend Shelly, a  cancer survivor, mother, artist and business woman with a huge heart and the gift for networking through her store and her cafe´called “The Magic Angel”, phoned me one day to say that her 46 year old sister, Karen, had suddenly taken ill and was hospitalized in Victoria, my town. Shelly was now living in another city but was at the hospital in Victoria helping her dying sister. Karen was in denial, very upset and not ready to die. It was a very rapid form of giant cell carcinoma. She was given only 2 weeks to live.

Shelly asked me to come to the hospital and help. Through I had a background in midwifery and a Reiki certificate, I had no previous experience with the dying other than my 68 year old father’s year-long decline and death, about 15 years ago. “Of course I’ll be there,” I said, “though I’m not sure exactly how I can help.”

While making arrangements for my husband, Harold, to take over for me for the rest of the day, a knock came on the door to our floating office where we had recently moved from our previous business location of 12 years. It was a fellow who had been interested in getting a houseboat built by us 10 years prior. He had tracked us down to this new spot, which was amazing to us in itself, because our floating office was hard to find. He had been living in Arizona but was considering moving back to Victoria. He had a friend with him, Aurora, who was wearing the most beautiful beaded earrings.

When Harold asked her about those earrings, the woman said she had made them herself, took one off and handed it to him. He knew I’d want to see also and handed it on to me. As soon as the beaded peacock feather hit the palm of my hand, I felt tingling. What is this? I thought. So I asked, “and what do you do for a living?” The woman replied, “I’m a Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner.”

Though health and nutrition was a hobby of mine, I had never heard of Jin Shin Jyutsu, but knew that it was no accident Aurora had come to visit me that afternoon. I asked if she knew whether Jin Shin Jyutsu would help with cancers, and she said, “Yes”; she had worked with several people with cancer, and that if they did not go into remission, then they would make an easier transition into death. She kindly gave me the phone number for the office of Jin Shin Jyutsu, Inc. in Arizona to call and see if there were any other practitioners in Victoria.

After Aurora and her friend left I called the Jin Shin Jyutsu office and found out that there were no local practitioners. Driving out to the hospital a while later I saw the two of them walking along the street! I thought, this can’t be a coincidence. I parked and stopped Aurora to ask if there was something she could show me to take along to help Karen.

If you could have seen her showing me the Main Central there on the street, with my eyes glazing over, you would be smiling from ear to ear, I’m sure. After asking if I would be able to remember all of this, she conferred with her friend and said as her gift to the city she would come out to the hospital with me and show us what she could.

At the hospital were my friend Shelly, Karen’s two twenty-something sons and nursing staff who looked stressed, concerned, tired and basically worried. Her sons were also doing their best to appear positive for Karen, who was hyper-alert, on heavy meds but in great pain, paralyzed from the waist down by her tumors, with difficulty breathing even on oxygen and asking such things as, “Will I ever dance again?”

A small miracle took place when Aurora showed the two sons, Shelly and me which fingers and toes to hold for Karen. Her breathing improved, her pain reduced and went away. However what impressed me the most was the language Aurora used when Karen would frantically ask for reassurances that she would not die. This woman was able to point Karen in the direction of spirit so simply – something I thought I could never have done.

There is much more to this story, which with grace I will write in the future. I am to this day very thankful for the way I was called to Jin Shin Jyutsu and humbled by the beautiful synchronicities that arise to connect us to those who are receptive.

Thank you, Mea.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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