The thumbs and little toes are often the most sensitive digits to jumper-cable according to the teaching guidebook ‘The Touch of Healing’ by Alice Burmeister with Tom Monte.  We continue to explore Jin Shin Jyutsu® jumper-cabling technique called the thumb and little toe sequence.

thumb & little finger sequence

What to know about the thumbs: Thumbs dissipate general daily fatigue and promote healthy digestive function. We can release tension from the head, shoulders, and lungs by jumper-cabling either one.


thumb & little toe sequence

What to know about the little toes: We can release tension from the back, strengthen the kidney and bladder functions by jumper-cabling the little toes.


These thumb & little toe sequences can be used whenever you find yourself thinking or experiencing any of the following: 1. I’m out of balance. 2. I feel nervous. 3. I have muscle spasms. 4. I tire easily. 5.I have a fever. 6. I have a hard time breathing. 7. My digestive system is out of balance. 8. I feel mentally stressed. (Practice this technique as shown in illustrations for 1-2 minutes using either left or right hand and foot or both.)

healing word dance

Dance can be considered a form of non-verbal communication.  ”When Did You Stop Dancing?” Is a question asked by Shamans when someone is depressed.  We can look at dance (the action) as another self- healing modality to use for overall healing and happiness.

Tuesday's Healing Word-Dance

Besides connecting with your body, dance helps with balance, improving memory, assists in flexibility, and makes you feel alive.  Also a 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, to monitor rates of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was dancing.  The greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical was dancing frequently at 76% compared to reading 35% and crossword puzzles at 47%.


tuesdays healing word dance

nature's healing gift

When weather permits, I love kayaking. There are times I choose to be in a quiet and peaceful place amongst the water lilies. It is the solitude and the beauty that helps me become centered. I am surrounded by nature’s gifts of healing:

such as a ducklings riding a duck boat,

nature's healing gifts-duck boat

or ducklings playing hopscotch on lily pads.

nature's gifts of healing

Now it is my readers turn:

nature's healing post

I would love YOU (my readers) to share your favorite Nature’s Healing Gifts. If you would like to be a guest writer for a post in the Nature’s Healing Gifts Category please contact me. My e-mail address is on the Contact page. It is always fun to share.

Release Neck & Shoulder Tension

May 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

release neck & shoulder pain

Donna Eden in her book Energy Medicine gives us the two following exercises on how to release neck and shoulder tension and points out the benefits:

1. Take a hairbrush that has strong bristles and tap your shoulders in a steady rhythm until you feel more relaxed. The bristles on the hairbrush are like prongs that can break up congested energy.

use brush to rensionelease neck & shoulder t

2. Standing, with your arms stiffened and hanging down the sides of your body, make fists, and lift your shoulders high, rolling your head back and to the sides. Repeat this half-circle motion for 15-20 seconds a couple of times each day. You are giving your neck and shoulders a natural massage that softens the knots, breaks up calcium deposits, and frees energy to move through the area.

release shoulder tension

 Have a great day!  I am off to buy an inexpensive strong bristle brush.

book touch of healing

This is a great book to add to your self-energy healing collection. We have already looked at Jin Shin Jyutsu® practice called cable-jumping using the fingers. The author Alice Burmeister with Tom Monte shows how one can balance disharmony by holding their fingers.

Later this week we will start looking at benefits of cable-jumping our toes. And in the future, we will look at the practice of revitalizing our entire being with the centers of the palms and the soles.

flowers for huna principles

Huna is a Hawaiian word adopted by Max Freedom Long (1890-1971) in 1936 to describe his theory of pseudoscience linked to ancient Hawaiian teachings. Huna, in its purest form is ancient knowledge enabling a person to connect to his or her highest wisdom within. My first introduction to Huna teachings were through reading books by Serge Kahili King, PH. D. Many native Hawaiians and academic experts generally dismiss Huna as New Age mythology, however, today I only want to share the following Seven Sacred Principles because we can gain harmony and balance by practicing these principles.

a guide to the huna way

flowers are nature's healing gifts






mantra om mane padme hum

This beautiful mantra ‘Om Mane Padme Hum’ has been used for centuries. The Tibetans pronounce the mantra as ‘Om Mani Peme Hung.’  The best way to learn this mantra is to repeat it slowly first ‘Om  Mani   Peme  Hung.’  Then when ready begin repeating the mantra many times ‘Ommanipemehung, Ommanipemehung, Ommanipemehung……’

flowerar for mantDilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) wrote in Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones the following interpretations and teachings of this  powerful mantra: 

Om – helps you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity.

Ma - helps perfect the practice of pure ethics.

Ni - helps achieve perfection in practice of tolerance and patience.

Pa – helps to achieve perfection of perseverance.

Me – helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration.

Hum – helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.




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).

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)