harmonizing energy attitudes through fingers

Jin Shin Jyutsu® teaches a practice called cable-jumping to help move our energy flow through disharmony which is indicated in the illustration above.  Each finger corresponds to a specific emotion or attitude.  This exercise only takes 1-2 minutes on thumb and each finger.  Below is the order starting with either thumb, jumper-cabling it lightly with opposite fingers (each attitude finger is cable-jumped using the fingers not the palm):

1. Thumb (balance): Attitude-worry, organs associated-Spleen, Stomach

thumb holds worry

 2.  Ring finger (rhythm/harmony) :  Attitude-grief, organs associated-Lung, Large Intestine

ring finger holds grief

3.  Middle finger ( inner harmony):  Attitude-Anger, organs associated-liver, Gallbladder

middle finger is anger

4. Index finger (freedom/fluidity):  Attitude-Fear, organs kidney, bladder

index finger fear

 5.  Little finger (intuitive knowledge):  Attitude-trying to-pretense

little finger intuitive

Great you now can start on the other fingers if time permits. Tomorrow we will look at the palm (nourish everything).

hug healing word

Hug:  Act of holding someone (self) in one’s arms, typically to express compassion, affection or joy.

A hug is like a boomerang -

you get it back right away.

~Bil Keane (Oct. 1922-Nov. 2011) American Cartoonist

hugs are healing

I am a huge fan of hugs and have written blogs on hugging trees, the Spleen hug, and have more planned for future posts. My fondest childhood hugging memories are of my Dad’s healing bear hugs. The most powerful healing cub hugs I received as a young mother was from my three children.  Each one had this special way of hugging me around the neck and at the same time patting my shoulder with one of their small hands.  Lets go out and hug someone (and self) today, it is healing.


hugs are healing

ametrin healing effects on brain

Ametrine belongs to the quartz family and is a combination of Amethyst and Citrine. It clears mental fogginess and keeps the mind focused and alert. Ametrine also balances and soothes emotions and relieves depression.  Ametrine can help overcome prejudice by enhancing compatibility and acceptance of others.  It stimulates creativity and supports taking control of one’s own life. 

Holding Ametrine brings deep-seated issues to the surface so that they can be communicated and healed.  Ametrine helps against headaches, alleviates eye complaints, and vision defects.  Wearing Ametrine at the neck near the thyroid gland can help people suffering from uncontrolled shaking or frequent flushing.





When was the last time you found a quiet place where you were able to feel the amazing healing gifts of nature?

a quiet seat for viewing natures healing gifts

“One has to be alone, under the sky,

Before everything falls into place and one finds

his or her own place in the midst of it all.

We have to have the humility to realize ourselves

as part of nature.”

~Thomas Merton (1915-1968)


Brain Power E.O. Reduces “Brain Fog”

May 4th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in OILS

essential oil brain power

Brain Power™ Young Living Essential Oils may help increase the amount of oxygen around the pineal and pituitary glands which leads to increased mental capacity, mental clarity, and reduced symptoms of “Brain Fog”.  It is calming, uplifting, and may also help remove emotional blocks and instill a positive attitude.

Body systems affected:  Nervous System and Emotional Balance.

Apply over the back of the neck, on temples, on the soles of the feet, and under the tongue.  Avoid using on infants and small children.

the knitting circle explores healing strand women share

Sometimes it takes a novel based on a strand that connects women together on their journey through emotional upheaval to their solutions, that might inspire us to look at new ways to move through our own fear, grief, and disappointment, towards healing.

This is a story about an active woman that couldn’t work through her grief or be around her work associates, family or friends after she lost her only child. She finally had to try something that was totally out of her comfort zone (knitting).  This new challenge kept her mind quiet while learning to cast on, knit, pearl, and allow the strand of pain to unravel while being with the knitting circle.

Reading a good book is a great way you can start unraveling some bound up emotions which will help bring you balance and harmony. 


april showers bring flowers


APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS.”  How many times have you heard this well known saying?  Spring represents a new beginning.  I feel that is what Angeles Arrien is offering us to consider when we read the April chapter of her book  Living in Gratitude, A Journey That Will Change Your Life.  This chapter is titled Mercy and Atonement, which seems appropriate that she states how April holds the twin blessings of nature’s spectacular renewal and opportunity for us to release corrosive states of ingratitude.  This month it is recommended that our gratitude work is to expose the states of ungratefulness we harbor within ourselves.  Angeles Arrien writes “Healing occurs when the heart is open, trusting, and hopeful….spring functions as an irrefutable mirror of human nature’s goodness, beauty, and resilience in its ability to survive, grow, and thrive regardless of hardships or injustices.”


april spring flowers for gratitude

Many North American indigenous societies speak of three medicines that we must carry with us every day:  1. The medicine of genuine acknowledgment; 2. The medicine of genuine apology; and 3. The medicine of laughter and joy.  Angeles Arrien points out how all three of these medicines are necessary for extending healing and mercies towards ourselves and others. Also they foster the practice of atonement in our lives, the desire and action to make amends or to come back into natural harmony with oneself (at-one-ment). Living in Gratitude’s April invitation is to sustain hope and trust in life through practices of gratitude and mercies.  Grateful people are more compassionate, merciful, generous and forgiving. As a result, they are also more hopeful and trusting of themselves and others.



april spring flowers