Fūjin (Kami-Shinatsuhiko-no-Mikoto) (Shinto) Wind God of Purification

Request Fūjin, the “Prince of Long Breath,” to cleanse the air, provide stability, and nurture your personal growth.

This week Fūjin arrives from the East to help clarify your thoughts and beliefs. Things are not as they seem.Click To Tweet

According to the 1,300-year-old Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters), civilization came into being millions of years after the formless chaotic universe was created. Finally, at the end of seventh epoch of gods, Izanagi-no-mikoto, and his spouse Izanami-no-mikoto were granted the power to create the Japanese archipelago. As they stood above the chaos upon heaven’s rainbow (a floating bridge), they used a jewel-encrusted spear to pull the 6,852 islands out of the swirling waters. Next, they created their home of heavenly pillars, followed by eight major nature deities, including Kami-Shinatsuhiko-no-Mikoto: the wind.

A coaching client told about a new meditation practice she was using to help improve the flow of her writing. The practice involves concentrating on the pineal gland, the brain space right behind your nose. In this Tom Kenyon meditation, it is suggested you focus on this doorway to access the higher realms of consciousness.

I suggested we pull  this week’s wind god/goddess and directional cardinal wind  from the Winds of Spirit Cards to see what jewel would emerge from the abyss. Fūjin appeared and led us beyond the field of thoughts, and beliefs, to a place where unimaginable new ideas await those who are bold, daring and enterprising.

“Sometimes the winds show us what we need to see whether we want to or not. Yesterday, Fujin roared in from the East bringing images of dams bursting, flood waters cascading, corset stays popping, and my entire body dissolving while a voice in my head shouted ‘let go.’ It was a hard, uncomfortable message for a control freak like me, but one I know is correct and one I am grateful for.  As difficult as it may be, I surrender, and can’t wait to see what comes next.”  Barbara

Cleansing Meditation with Fūjin, to gain clarity of mind. ( 7 minute)

  1. Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down.
  2. Close your eyes.
  3. Take 3 cleansing and purifying wind breaths in and out.
  4. Focus your attention on your mind’s eye, in the front center of your brain, behind your lower eye socket, where your nasal cavity ends.
  5. Call to Fūjin. If you have a Wind Whistle play it (blow into 3 times calling to the wind god) as you journey.
  6. In your minds eye, imagine yourself entering into a doorway of a Shinto Shrine into the upper realms of consciousness.
  7.  As you pass through the doorway, you are entering into a chaotic abyss. Trust in the process. Bear in mind that everyone experiences time-space in a unique manner. ( My client and I both had a similar experience; however our symbols were uniquely personal)
  8. Ask to Fūjin to clear these swirling energies, so you may receive a gift bearing new thoughts, ideas, and pathways.
  9. Once you feel complete, return to your body following the same route through the temple home. (If you have a Wind Whistle, Blow it three times to seal the work and send Fūjin on his way).
  10. Take a minute to record your experience. Committing it to paper will help you navigate change.
  11. Please comment and share your experience below or on the Wind Believers Group Page.


Growth, abundance, and prosperity are assured when Fūjin arrives as the god Rajin (the god of Thunder), who disrupts your calm with a thunderous squall. Once the rain subsides and the clouds part, your path will become clear. Now is the time to “act as if you believe,” no matter what illusion nature holds before your eyes. Like the sacred isles of Japan, everything is connected; seeds carried on the breath of a wind are nourished during a rainstorm and thrive as they grow in the nourishing light. Now is the time to expand your knowledge. Take time to read a book, sign up for a workshop, or attend a class.

If you feel torn apart by a raging storm, like the scattered islands of Japan, now is the time take to examine your beliefs, thoughts, and actions and connect with the heavenly rainbow bridge of authority.

This material is sourced from my upcoming book, Winds of Spirit. (scheduled to be published by Hay House February, 2018) ® All Rights Reserved. May not be printed without authors permission. Please use share buttons.


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