Release to Receive

bookBow_smFrom a Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) Japanese acupressure perspective every issue undermining your well-being originates from an inhale, exhale, or inhale-exhale combination root cause.  The past couple days I sorted through one of my bookcases, deciding what to let go in order to make room for fresh energy, stories, and ideas.  My books feel like friends, wise traveling companions through life, so I struggle to cull them.  I employ various strategies: muscle testing, asking myself whether I’d take the book with me if I moved out of the country, and checking to see if the local library carries a copy I could access if I felt I must.  With my precious books I need to exhale, to release in order to receive.

Sometimes we accumulate because of overly permeable boundaries.  An Akashic Records client reported accumulating items to the point she felt uncomfortable in her house.  She struggled to let go, even when the stuff didn’t mean much to her personally.  The records reflected a problem not applying her discernment and preferences around inherited items.  She needed to examine her energetic responsibilities to the donors, to find a way to honor their memory without compromising her own health and well-being overfilling her home with their discarded material possessions.

Exhaling inherently means releasing and all the JSJ Safety Energy Locks (SELs) on the front of your body support exhaling.  SEL 1, also known as “The Prime Mover,” specifically targets letting go, assisting with both your inhale and exhale.  The Bladder Organ Function self-help harmonizes the full spectrum from hoarding to a sense of lack, of not getting enough.  It also releases heavy thoughts and back pain, lightening burdens of all sorts.  I suggest holding self-helps for thirty-six out-breaths and in-breaths or until you feel “done.”

What would you like to release to allow receiving?  Where in the life cycle of an item (inviting it, making good use of it, letting it go) do challenges arise?

Speaking of receiving, may you all have a vibrant and re-energizing new year!  I appreciate your kind interest in my work and my blog posts.  I look forward to spending another year inviting greater harmony and health with you.  Happy New Year!


  1. I was just thinking about this earlier today. I am letting go of expectations–especially those related to the “perfect holiday season” that I have carried around in my head for far too long.


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