Applying Jin Shin Jyutsu Holds to your body is like cleaning house. When the house is clean, everything can work more easily. The two largest functions of every part of your human body are to 1. take in (good) fuel (oxygen, water and food) and 2. to get rid of waste to maintain the balance of HOMEOSTASIS in the body. If you put garbage into your system (and it’s amazing how much garbage the body can take before it starts breaking down and really ‘giving’ problems) then there comes a point where the body just can’t get rid of the garbage anymore and it starts accumulating. The garbage collectors go on strike and I need not say any more….
I am happy to say, though, that Jin Shin Jyutsu not only cleans house, but also helps us in the process of listening to the body’s needs and changing our attitudes towards what we put into our bodies. This takes some time, as we have got to the point where we continue to ignore what the body is telling us. How many times have I come across someone who is diagnosed with a ‘project’. They are given drugs, and do not change their lifestyle habits. The drug is a real double edged sword because it eases (read: masks, covers) the symptoms but does not heal the cause. It gives me great joy to see that more and more of us are starting to take responsibility for our health. Conventional medicine has been really helpful to a certain point, but now it’s time to start thinking for ourselves, it’s time to start listening to ourselves, it’s time to start empowering ourselves, it’s time to start taking back control of our health for ourselves.
For me, this is the joy of Jin Shin Jyutsu. This is what I share in the self help classes, and it is inspiring to see people’s faces light up in recognition of what they already have, and what they can do to KNOW (HELP) themselves.
Jin Shin Jyutsu is SIMPLY the Getting to KNOW (Help) MYSELF – Mary Burmeister