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I’m thinking about gratitude…

Dear readers,

I’m thinking about how grateful I am that you are all in my life and marveling at how we touch one another, bringing health and love and harmony.

I am asking you to send love and light wrapped in a prayer for me.

I am having surgery on my right elbow this morning and your thoughts and prayers will guide the surgeon’s hands as he releases my ulnar nerve. Those same thoughts and prayers will speed the healing (JSJ does travel over great 4-dimension distances) so that I may return to sharing Jin Shin Jyutsu in this little blog that David Burmeister has been kind enough to allow me to present to you…all over the world!

I encourage you to continue your daily Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help and suggest that this may be a good time to review some of the articles posted over the past 4 years. Jin Shin Jyutsu requires a lifetime of study.

I love you all and will return as soon as the sling comes off!

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings


Worlds Within Worlds – Birthing through Jin Shin Jyutsu, Part 2

Jenny Swiecicki writes about “Worlds Within Worlds – Birthing through Jin Shin Jyutsu” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:



Exactly two years later, by a blessed synchronicity, I was able to attend a mentoring program in Scottsdale with Muriel and five other women. This was the first time to have that amount of space to myself since Malcolm was born. As the week went on, I felt increasingly uncomfortable in my hips and lower back. I noticed this particularly at night when I got into bed and also during some of the treatments I received. As the energy in my body began to open and move, I felt once again like I was pregnant, needing extra pillows to support my hips and lower back.

On the 4th day of the class I arrived feeling out of alignment in my spine. I lay down to receive the first session of the morning. My practice partner Lisa quietly listened to my pulses and began with a right Supervisor flow…purifying and transforming the present, and bringing in pure, Divine mind.  Muriel came by and held my sacrum for a while, and then Lisa finished by giving me a lung flow. (Lung Function Energy = 2nd Depth inhaling function letting go of all sadness and renewing myself with vitality and purified Life Breath.) I talked about my labor during this session, before drifting off.

I was aware that my body was continuing to exhale the fears and doubts I experienced during my labor, the voices of “I’m not good enough”, as well as the fears of my  mother during her labor with me – she had been left alone to labor in her hospital room. I was also aware of my maternal grandmother’s heavy burdens that she carried throughout her life and to her death. There was a releasing of generation upon generation of the women in my family, a healing of ancestral patterns and patterns in the collective consciousness.

When the treatment was finished, I covered myself up head to toe with a thick, fuzzy blanket and curled on my side. This darkness felt warm and comforting. I was sleepy and also felt tears making their way up from deep inside my belly. I sobbed gently beneath the blanket in this state of healing and rebirthing.

In the midst of this I heard the soft sounds of a sister on the treatment table next to me. In my  mind I was transported to a hospital nursery; we were newborns lying side by side in our cribs. After a while I peeked my head out to greet my classmate’s sparkling newborn eyes. Muriel was there, too, resting her left hand on my left shoulder. She sat with us, a compassionate and knowing presence. I then had the distinct sensation of being small birds in a nest with our momma bird watching over us. I smiled to myself thinking that I had just been re-hatched. Within a minute of this thought Muriel told us that the past few years her mentoring program had been in June, and that each time there’d been a mother bird who had her nest in a tree outside the window. I smiled at the beauty of it all. This year, we were the baby birds inside the classroom.

When I was 18, I received a reading from a man named Julian in Olympia, Washington. He said he saw me as a midwife, but not in the traditional sense of literally birthing babies, but rather I’d assist people in birthing themselves. I am reminded of that now, almost 20 years later, as I share these stories and think about all the ways we are witness to one another’s birthing through Jin Shin Jyutsu, to the worlds within worlds of revelation, discovery, and renewal. It is truly an honor, a blessing, and a joy. Thank you, Jiro. Thank you, Mary. Thank you!!

Thank you, Jenny.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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Worlds Within Worlds – Birthing through Jin Shin Jyutsu, Part 1

Jenny Swiecicki writes about “Worlds Within Worlds – Birthing through Jin Shin Jyutsu” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:


I gave birth to my son Malcolm on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. After a long walk and a Jin Shin Jyutsu treatment the previous evening, I lay down to get some rest. I’m not sure if I slept at all before a mild but regular cramping in my abdomen began just past midnight. I stayed present with these sensations and my beloved cat Riley kept vigil right next to me through the night. In the early morning our midwife arrived since my labor seemed to be off to a steady start.

As my labor became more active and the sensations more intense, I moved  into a dreamlike state, which included some extremely vivid moments. Riley followed me from our bedroom to the living room couch that became my laboring nest. From a certain point onward, my contractions were accompanied by an excruciating, bearing down pain in my sacrum. I knew intuitively this pain was connected to my maternal grandmother, who had birthed nine children herself and had suffered severe depression in her life. She left this world when my  mother was seven months pregnant with me.

(Interesting that 3rd Depth, the bridge into the manifest body, lives in the sacrum/coccyx. My grandmother’s depression may have been due to a blockage of that bridge, not being able to receive and accept this life. It’s also fascinating that babies travel through the pelvis during labor, cradled between the 6th Depth Source of Life and 3rd Depth source to come into this world.)

Hours passed in a blur of contractions with short rests in between. The pain in my lower back was soothed only temporarily by a hot shower or by hands pressing against my sacrum. It was difficult to eat and I began to feel more and more exhausted.

Once fully dilated, I’d been pushing for what seemed like an eternity with apparently little progress. I was feeling discouraged, under pressure, and did not believe that I was actually going to be able to push my baby out into the world. Mentally I was swimming in FEAR. At some point in the midst of all the pushing, I became aware of tremendous tension in my shoulders. It was as if I were “trying to” push from my shoulders. I remembered Mary’s wisdom about effortless reality and knew I needed to shift my focus. My midwife sensed this, too, and just then sent me on a “walk” into the other room, to move the energy. After a hard conversation during which I said a lot of “I can’t, I don’t care” and that ultimately ended in tears, I was ready to face my fear.

I was ready to Exhale, and with my birthing team’s support and my awareness of Mary’s teachings, I came back to myself, to my Breath, to my center. In this place, I was able to push from deep within my belly, allowing my shoulders to let go. Malcolm made his way closer and closer to this world, and then he literally came flying out to greet us with my one final push. He was born at 7:16 p.m. = 7+7 = victory, perfect life power = 14 heaven and earth coming together to nourish and sustain = 5 spirit into matter, erasing fears. How powerful that his initial gift to me was to give me this opportunity to face my self-doubt and fears, and to move into a place of TRUST and allowing. His birth was truly an initiation on many levels, leaving me with a deepened sense of awe and reverence for the power within women and for the profound magnitude, beauty, and miraculous nature of this journey of LIVING.

To be continued…


Kelly Mount was inspired to write a poem, “The Main Central” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:


Have you ever journeyed to the garden of Eden

Matthew 16 verse 19 offers the keys to the kingdom.

Have you ever walked through the valley of the shadow of death

A primordial fire that begins and ends in the breath.

There is a divine presence in the honorific center of the  universe

It is a place where the mind, body and spirit traverse.

The wise say, “As above, so below. So below, as above.”

A gift from Creator to compassionate man of faith, hope and love.

As a spark from the sun or reflection of the moon ripple across the ocean

The Source of life energy is the expanding principle of motion.

The Main Central is a solar gateway where we access the Divine

A birth canal for the energy of the planets through the cervical spine.

What is bound in heaven shall be loosed on Earth

Uniting formless with form for our rebirth.

What is loosened on Earth shall be bound in heaven

A weaving princess that binds us as ONE, as brethren.

We are the microcosm of the macrocosm in this expansive Milky Way

The light of the heavens manifesting our vertebrae

From the sella turcica to solar plexus, umbilicus and below

Revitalizing, re-energizing and renewing our personal source energy flow.

Thank you, Kelly.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David

[Note: Sella turcica: A depression in the base of the skull where the pituitary gland is situated.]

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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Jin Shin Jyutsu is an Art – Thoughts about our Nature and Healing, Part 2

Waltraud Riegger-Krause was inspired to write “Jin Shin Jyutsu is an Art – Thoughts about our Nature and Healing” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:


Inspired through being in class with Jill Marie Pasquinelli (Holden)


As soon as we start moving, a profound transformation will take place. Maybe we are not fighting any more, but surrendering into the unknown or even darkness, into the process of transformation. Nobody chooses to get sick; sickness brings change. One is not the same person anymore when one comes out of it. Most of the time we are much stronger.

There is a difference between curing and healing. Healing is seeing the wholeness. Do we see our own wholeness? Am I living in tune with nature? I can only be there for someone else as much as I am there for myself. We don’t have to fix something or change something or someone, but we can make room and space for all they are. If we can be as we are, they can be as they are – fulfill their own karma.

It’s about finding my own Rhythm. Is my own rhythm in tune with the rhythm of Nature, the rhythm of the elements, the seasons, the textures, the cosmic vibrations, the six-pointed star?

One student asked the question: “What do you say to someone who has been practicing Jin Shin Jyutsu for a long time and still gets cancer?”

Jill’s answer was: It comes to the question, does Jin Shin Jyutsu work? Yes it works! It doesn’t always work the way we want it to work. Our lessons, our assignments come to us the way and when they will come. It’s our karma. The question to this person should be, “What has changed in your life?” We don’t know what a soul has to experience and to go through. Many spiritual teachers say sickness is another experience to grow spiritually. We do not get asked how we want to learn our lessons. If we have expectation about Jin Shin Jyutsu, we are limiting ourselves.

Living Jin Shin Jyutsu also means looking at our lifestyle and making changes, living the dream we always wanted to live.


Mary said (paraphrased): If you hold your Ones for an hour a day, your life will change.

We can also do a Mediator Flow, working with the Nines and many more possibilities, depending on what the person needs.

Jill mentioned another guideline she heard from being in class with Mary, which I have also heard from other philosophers and naturopaths:

To support healing, first take two hours, where you do nothing, to shut down all of your senses. Then take two hours of quiet time for Self-Help, meditation, or a walk in silence.

Thank you, Waltraud.

Thank you, Jill.

Thank you, Mary.

Thank you, David.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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Jin Shin Jyutsu is an Art – Thoughts about our Nature and Healing, Part 1

Waltraud Riegger-Krause was inspired to write “Jin Shin Jyutsu is an Art – Thoughts about our Nature and Healing” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 72, Spring 2011:


Inspired through being in class with Jill Marie Pasquinelli (Holden)

It was last October when Jill came to my hometown Isny in Germany to teach a Special Topic class about critical labels. She touched many aspects of our work with Jin Shin Jyutsu, which I want to share with you along with my own brainstorming.

When we talk about critical labels or illness in general, we come to the question, “Why did I get sick?” “Did I do anything wrong? And if so, what did I do wrong?”

We don’t know.

I don’t think it is because we are doing anything wrong. Life is a journey – spiritual, emotional, physical; unknown; unpredictable…

If we get sick or if any of our clients come with a label, the first thing we can do is to know that it is not about something that went wrong. I think sickness is part of our Being; it is a kind of cleaning, which our higher Nature has forced upon us. It is part of our becoming whole. Healing comes from wholeness.

So maybe we need, or our soul needs, this experience to become more whole. Obviously it forces us to take care of ourselves, to seek people who can help us and for treatments, which can be western medicine, naturopathic medicine, psychological help or Jin Shin Jyutsu. All of these can be necessary to save one’s life. We don’t know why western medicine works; we don’t know why Jin Shin Jyutsu works. It’s all alchemy.

Mary said: “If you have to take medication, say thank you, God, that there is medication for me to help me. Embrace it. Everything comes from God.”

We have the question: “What meaning does the sickness have for me?”

At the beginning we oftentimes do not know. We are so overwhelmed with the diagnosis and with organizing the next step. And we are in a way blind, because we are too much in it. At that stage it is good if we have some family member or close friend to support us.

It’s only afterwards that we will start having glimpses, because then we realize we are not coming back to the same life we had before we got sick.

Also, oftentimes before we get sick, we feel that something is not flowing anymore. There is something inside myself knocking at my unconsciousness and whispering: stop and look, something is missing, something needs to change. We know it but we don’t do anything – until it becomes physical. Now I can feel it; now everybody can see that I need a break to take care of myself. Only when our hidden emotional or spiritual sufferings show in the physical body does it become visible to us and others. And we are forced to act.

“You cannot solve the problem if you’re thinking the same way you were when you created it.”            ~ From “What Mary says…, p. 29 [attributed to Albert Einstein]

to be continued…

Morristown Memorial Hospital and Jin Shin Jyutsu, Part 2

David Burmeister writes about “Morristown Memorial Hospital and Jin Shin Jyutsu” in The Main Central Jin Shin Jyutsu Newsletter, issue Number 71, Winter 2011:



The following morning, Philomena, Susan, Betsie, Joan Millspaugh and I met with Emilie Rowan and some of her  colleagues from the Integrative Care department. We received a tour of their beautiful facility which includes a classroom 5 private treatment rooms and the space to build 5 more. The atmosphere of the entire department is beautiful, soothing and serene. Once you entered it you wouldn’t know you are in a major medical hospital. The treatment rooms reminded me of being in somebody’s well-decorated home.

I was amazed and inspired to find that Jin Shin Jyutsu has been so well accepted and established throughout the hospital. In addition to the outpatient services offered to the local community, specially trained members of the Integrative Medicine department work throughout the hospital in many departments. Currently, Jin Shin Jyutsu is being offered in Intensive Care, the Emergency Room, Cardiac Care, Pediatric, Maternity, Respiratory, Pre- and Post-Op Surgery, Geriatrics and the Cancer unit. I was told that nearly 90% of patients with an extended stay at MMH will come in contact with and be able to receive additional treatments from the Integrative Medicine team, which includes Jin Shin Jyutsu. The passion of this hospital is to offer the highest level of patient care, which they feel includes powerful non-medical approaches, such as Jin Shin Jyutsu, yoga, meditation and nutrition, among others.

The Integrative Medicine team members go to the various departments and ask who needs additional assistance with their patients. It’s a very large hospital and the team never runs out of patients wishing to receive their care. Each of these patients receives a list describing each of the modalities offered, as well as a self-help Jin Shin Jyutsu sheet for them to begin using right away. With over 140 MMH employees having taken the Jin Shin Jyutsu 5-day training, awareness of the benefits of JSJ has become well known throughout the hospital. The wonderful work that is taking place at MMH displays the great potential Jin Shin Jyutsu has to offer to relieve suffering in a medical setting.

“Wisdom is love in action.” ~ Mary

Thank you, David.

Thank you, Mary.

Gassho, Namaste, Blessings

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[If you are interested in bringing Jin Shin Jyutsu to a hospital near you, contact the Scottsdale office for more information.]