Kay’s Jin Shin Jyutsu story started when her friend came back from a 5 day Jin Shin Jyutsu seminar in New Zealand.
When I saw my friend she said: “Kay you sooo have to learn this.” I protested, saying I wasn’t doing any new courses. However, she then proceeded to tell me about each thumb and finger.
‘Miracle’ of the Thumb
As it turns out, the next day I was doubled over with pain in my stomach. So I held my thumb for about 20 minutes. During this time, my stomach went crazy with gurgling and rumbling. It did a huge roll. I passed all this wind, and then I was perfectly fine.
And I thought to myself: “Surely that wasn’t because I held my thumb?!?”
Two days later I had a headache, which was unusual for me and I don’t keep any pain killers in the house. I remember my friend saying that the middle finger is ‘the harmonizer’. After four minutes of holding the middle finger the headache was completely gone.
I was so impressed, I decided to get the book The Touch of Healing. When I read it I understood that Jin Shin Jyutsu stands for The Art of the Creator through Compassionate Man.
I knew I had to learn this Art, but I had to wait a year before the tutors from America returned to New Zealand.
Along Came A Spider…
Confirmation of my decision to learn Jin Shin Jyutsu came four months later when I was bitten by a White Tail spider. People have lost limbs from their bites, as bacteria on their fangs cause a flesh eating disease. My leg was swollen like a balloon and I couldn’t put my heel down. The pain was excruciating.
I went through all my fingers, holding each one in turn, but basically not really knowing what I was doing.
Then I remembered reading something in the book about bites. I found the relevant Jin Shin Jyutsu self help hold and I placed right hand over left hand on the bite.
After 40 minutes, I removed my hand. I saw that the hole where the fangs had gone in had a clear liquid coming out. The pain had almost completely gone and by the morning my leg was back to its usual size!
Naturally I was hugely impressed by this experience. Ever since I have been passionate about sharing this Art. As Mary Burmeister said: “It is a life time journey.”
Five years later I am still in awe of this Art and still learning.
Many blessings on your journey.
Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner