Fifth JSJ Global Event to Restore Balance

Image by Astrid Kauffmann
Image by Astrid Kauffmann

“We come into the world with an exhalation, to clear and empty us, so that we can receive. We never ‘take’ a breath. We ‘receive’ a breath.” – From The Touch of Healing by Alice Burmeister

On Wednesday, 3 June (3.6) we aim to harmonise all our individual energy functions – and as we do that, we help restore balance to the collective energy as well. The more of us there are, the more we create a rainbow of harmony across the world.

Will you join us for this fifth Global Jin Shin Jyutsu Event to Restore Balance by using the fingers and the breath?

Join us any time that is convenient for you on June 3, 2015, where ever you are in the world:

Summary of Exercise for the Fifth Global Event on June 3

1) Wrap the right hand around the left thumb. Relax the hands. 
Exhale, then inhale comfortably three times as you hold…
Then wrap the right hand around the left index finger and exhale, then inhale 3x
then do the same for the left middle finger, ring finger, little finger and left center of palm. 

2) Wrap the left hand around the right thumb. Relax the hands. 
Exhale/inhale comfortably three times as you hold…
Then wrap the left hand around the right index finger and exhale/inhale 3x
then do the same for the right middle finger, ring finger, little finger and right center of palm. 

When you finish holding all the fingers and palms you will have exhaled/inhaled 36 breaths.

Image by Pam Makie
Image by Pam Makie

as explained by Jin Shin Jyutsu Practitioner Pam Makie who is based in New York City:

ATTITUDES are the keys to our harmony with the universe. Each Finger, Thumb and Palm are the simple unlocking KEYS to harmonizing attitudes. Anytime you need to harmonize any attitude, lightly hold the entire corresponding finger, thumb, or palm with your opposite hand. For example if you feel worried hold your entire thumb, if you are angry hold your entire middle finger, etc. See the attitude and finger connection in the illustration.


(3+6=9. Number 9 is New Beginning.) As Mary Burmeister said: “In this Breath, I am One of a kind. There can be no competing, comparing, judging, labeling, or being judged.”

Years ago, while teaching a Jin Shin Jyutsu Self Help Class, I suddenly realized if you hold each finger, thumb and palm for 3 conscious divine breaths each, it adds up to 36. A good way to keep count, and it’s also a new beginning (9)! It becomes a nice little simple but powerful “meditation” for daily use.

So combining this with some of my meditation practices this evolved:

Sit in a straight back chair such as a dining room or kitchen chair. Take off shoes, and place your feet flat on the floor. Relax. As I remember Mary Burmeister saying, “Drop your shoulders. Be the dropping of the shoulders”. Sit comfortably straight. First concentrate on your feet…see them getting bigger and more “open”, more grounded/connected to the earth. They will begin to feel expanded and warmer. Observe how it feels.

NOW FOR THE DEEP CONSCIOUS breaths. WITH AWARENESS first EXHALE FULLY. Now, keeping the awareness of you feet, INHALE (through your nose) from your solar plexus up completely filling your lungs from the bottom up. On the gentle complete inhale feel the expansion of the hips, pelvic girdle and rib cage. Keep shoulders relaxed. Then EXHALE deeply and completely through your nose. BE AWARE of your breath. BE the EXHALE. Are you exhaling and inhaling completely, are you breathing in/out from all areas of your lungs? To check your breathing at first, it may help to keep your hand on your solar plexus to feel the rise (inhale) and the fall (exhale) of that area. Think of inhaling up the back, and exhaling down the front.

Now you are aware of the basics of breathing CONSCIOUS DIVINE BREATHS.

To start the 36 breaths use your opposite hand to separately hold the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger, little finger, and palm. Count 3 BREATHS while holding each. Now repeat with the other hand. Observe how you feel after.

Observe the cumulative effect from practicing this daily. As Mary Burmeister said, “Be your own Testimony”.

The Universal Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu contributed the awareness of the 36 Conscious Divine Breaths, and the attitudes connected with the fingers when we are not in optimal harmony, and to hold these fingers.

Not only are you becoming aware of your breath, you also are harmonizing any attitudes of imbalance.

This is a “complicatedly simple” but very powerful way to help yourself.

When not doing this exercise, you will find yourself breathing “better”. Also, if you are fearful you can simply hold your index finger without utilizing the entire exercise. BE YOUR OWN TESTIMONY. This is an art. You are the artist.

Thanks in advance for practising this exercise with us.

Harmonize the world one set of hands at a time, a day at a time!


Let’s Work With The Power Of Four

daffodils 2015

It’s a sunny morning in Spring, just before the Easter week-end and as I look out the windows, I realise it’s time to give them a good clean. It’s time to get rid of the ‘dirt, dust, grease and grime’ that’s been accumulating over the Winter months. If you live in the southern hemisphere and it’s the start of Autumn, then this is also a good time to do a bit of cleaning in preparation for Winter.

And so very aptly, Easter falls on the weekend of the 4th of April: 4.4, and our energy site number 4 is located at the base of the skull and is called the Window.

As Mary Burmeister explains in her Self Help Book 2: “Four came into the universe meaning Measuring Intelligence, measuring out to each body energy function all its needs from the exhaustless abundance of our Source; the ‘window’ admitting light (Knowledge) and air (Life-Breath) – KNOW MYSELF IT IS.”

So when we hold the FOURS at the base of the skull we recharge our run down energies, and we supply energy to each of our energy functions. Holding the fours at the base of the skull helps our eyes, our vision – the fours are like our personal eye doctors. How cool is that.

So we can work with the fours at any time – they also help when we can’t sleep or when we have tension in the legs. In fact, hold the fours for a whole mind/body experience!

Want to start working with the fours? How about if we do it together, all over the world?

This Saturday, April 4, at 4 pm where ever you are for ONE hour, you are invited to help co-create a global rainbow of harmony. This will be the FOURTH 🙂 Global Event that takes place with people in over 30 countries participating.

We start in New Zealand and Australia, work our way along the different time zones, across Asia, Africa, The Middle East, Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia, then across the Atlantic to the Americas (South and Central America, The Caribbean, USA) and Canada, ending up in Hawaii (USA).

This is a powerful rainbow of harmony – will you take part? 

If you can’t participate at exactly 4 pm then don’t worry – energy is energy. It knows no boundaries. Participate when you can on Saturday April 4 and you’ll most certainly be joining people in another time zone…

So here are the two exercises for the Global Event on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 4pm:

Part 1: Hold the fours at the base of the skull for 20 minutes

Part 2: A) Place the right hand on the left four at the base of the skull, and place the left hand over the left shoulder so that the fingers rest on the inside edge of the shoulder blade (don’t worry too much about that, just as long as the fingers fall over the shoulder) Do that hold for 20 (or 40) minutes.  B) Then if you like, you can reverse this hold for the following 20 minutes: place the left hand on the right four at the base of the skull, and place the right hand over the right shoulder.

Let’s work with the Power of Four to co-create the 4th Rainbow of Harmony across the World on April 4 at 4pm for one hour. 

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!