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.Fūjin arrives from the North as a fertile wind of abundance. Give to receive abundant blessings .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)
- Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down.
- Close your eyes.
- Take 3 cleansing and purifying wind breaths in and out.
- 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.
- Call to Fūjin. If you have a Wind Whistle play it (blow into 3 times calling to the wind god) as you journey.
- In your minds eye, imagine yourself entering into a doorway of a Shinto Shrine into the upper realms of consciousness.
- 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)
- Ask to Fūjin to clear these swirling energies, so you may receive a gift bearing new thoughts, ideas, and pathways.
- 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).
- Take a minute to record your experience. Committing it to paper will help you navigate change.
- Please comment and share your experience below or on the Wind Believers Group Page.
When the fertile wind of abundance arises in the north, it is a reminder to tend to your spiritual obligations. Sacrifice has roots in the premise that if you give in a sincere manner, the gods will reciprocate with a gift of equal or greater value. Offering a gift to spirit is a gesture indicating that you are respectfully moving into prayer.
Japan is known as the country of eight million gods. In the Shinto tradition, everything in life is filled with spiritual energy. Fūjin may appear as a storm-creating demon when you act selfishly by taking more than you give. Everything arrives in the proper sequence; reflect on the divinity of nature to bring balance, calm, and harmony into your life and the community in which you live.