Understanding Fingerprints

understanding fingerprintsThere are lots of different hypotheses about what fingerprints could mean. And lots of different interpretations of these different theories too.
Some medical researchers relate the differences in pattern to chemical conditions in the womb. However, identical twins, with identical DNA, who experienced identical womb chemistry, surprisingly do NOT have identical fingerprints.
Prior to Richard Unger, nearly all palmistry interpretations of fingerprints based their work on Noel Jaquin’s work which correlates types of fingerprints with personality characteristics. The exception is Richard Unger’s LifePrints system which proposes a pattern linked to who we are beyond personality, in other words, our soul psychology.
In this article it is not my intention to compare different systems. It is an attempt to end misconceptions about what LifePrints is exploring and why so many people find it useful on so many different levels.

Fingerprints start forming once the volar pads that contain them are formed, 13 weeks after conception. They are completely formed by 21 weeks.
How can they inform us?
It helps to think of fingerprints as patterns in nature. Just wind leaves patterns in sand, and we can study the sand patterns to determine, for example, which direction the wind blew from and how hard, so too our fingerprints are evidence of an energetic force beyond and preceding our body, personality and life experiences.
On the left there’s a chart from early fingerprint researchers attempting to classify fingerprints according to pattern intensity. This chart is useful because it helps us get a quick glimpse of what we are trying to measure – variations in pattern intensity. At the bottom of the chart, is the arch fingerprint pattern. This fingerprint pattern has the lowest pattern intensity. At the top, is the whorl, with maximum pattern intensity.

In the LifePrints system, rather than focusing on exact finger print type we are looking instead for differences in pattern intensity across the 10 fingerprints (and also in the palm). More importantly, we are looking for which finger/s have the lowest pattern intensity, and which fingers have the highest intensity. Therefore questions such as, “is that a whorl or is that a peacock?” are not really the issue. We are looking more for differences and we are trying to identify the location of the highs and the lows. Therefore, a more appropriate question to ask is “How does one fingerprint look compared to the other prints?” Are they all the same or is there a variation? Which are more complex and which are less? And, if so, where are these prints located? Pattern perfection is another factor. If all 10 prints are the same then the question becomes, is one more perfect or less so than the others? Again, where is this print located.

Why is location important? Instead of exploring personality characteristics, the LifePrints system explores our soul psychology: what issues or life themes are we exploring? What are the various extremes or polarities that drive us?
Greek and Roman mythology has explored these themes over the millennia, and, more importantly, these mythological archetypes are represented on the hand. For example, the index finger refers to Jupiter/Zeus themes, the middle finger Saturn/Cronus themes, the
ring finger Apollo themes and the little relates to finger Mercury/Hermes themes.
Roughly translated, here is an overview of the major life themes we are exploring according to the pattern intensity of our fingerprints: Click here to read more …

London 3 day pro course

The next London 3 day IIHA pro course will be Friday to Sunday, October 16-18 2015.

Come learn how to read life purpose from fingerprints and help change lives for the better. Train your eyes to quickly see what normally takes years. Learn from a certified teacher with IIHA backing and get follow up support too..

Whether you would like to become a professional Hand Analyst or you would like to broaden your own awareness of self or others
the course also gives you and additional revenue stream to your current business, with bonus classes on this topic by UK course organiser, Anuraha Kowtha.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

Read life purpose from fingerprints with confidence
Identify personality types, motivational needs and communication styles
Help people see their higher potential, depth and beauty

Find out more about this course here.
or contact Anuradha Kowtha locally on +44 (0) 1983 566574 or via email
Jena Griffiths Pro hand analysis course Click here to read more …

Australian hand analysts of the future

I’m back in Switzerland after facilitating Australia’s first IIHA 3 day hand analysis intensive course earlier this month.
IIHA pro hand analysis course, professional hand analyst
Left to right: Joanne Dicinoski, Sally Young, me (Jena Griffiths), Shivani Killen, Ann Baker, Mrudula Carpenter, Helen Hutton, Patti Barton, Hedonna Thurgar, Ruth Gale, Jody van Hest. Front: Jo Hayden

Great news for Australia. Thanks to Patti Barton’s tremendous organizational skills, the course was a great success. We now have 12 hand analysts in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales that will receive my backing and support as they open their new-found wings and practice their skills to help others find their life purpose and fly through professional hand analysis techniques. I felt deeply honoured to lead such a great class of high powered women from all walks of life. We had a number of counsellors, therapists and healers in the group, as well as graduates, business professionals and artists. Everyone contributed their own unique energy and spirits ran high as a result.
What surprised me about this group was Click here to read more …

Brisbane talks and 3 day Pro course


I’m flying off to Brisbane tomorrow to give some talks and also offer Australia’s first IIHA 3 day pro hand analysis course at the end of the month. I’m also looking forward to visiting the Great Barrier Reef and catching up with friends and family while there.

Talks in Brisbane
If you are in the region come join us one of these evenings and learn quite a bit about yourself.
16 July 2015 – Gift markers in your hands
29 July 2015 – Life Purpose at your fingertips

Venue: Relaxation Centre of Queensland
15 South Pine Road, Alderley, QLD 4051
Book through the Relaxation Centre Telephone: +61 7 3856 3733

More about this

3 day pro course
July 31 – Aug 2 2015
Come learn how to read life purpose from fingerprints and help change lives for the better.
This is an incredible skill to add to your existing practice or join us simply to learn more about your own purpose and personality.
Contact Patti Barton locally 0429 990 819 or find out more about this course here. Click here to read more …

What’s my life purpose? How can I live a more meaningful life?

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Much of our anxiety comes from feeling we aren’t doing what we came here to do. We fear we will somehow miss the boat. But please note: you cannot miss the boat because you ARE the boat.
It is the destiny of an acorn to become an oak tree. This is not a luxury. It is an inbuilt compulsion. The oak tree might grow into a big tree or a small one but it will always be an oak. So too, you can’t miss your life purpose. Nor is it a luxury to live it. It is the inbuilt compulsion that drives you. You have a unique song to sing that only you can express. This is what the world is waiting for. This is how you are meant to contribute – by being yourself.
It might surprise you to hear this: You are already living your purpose with every breath and every thought and every deed. Your life purpose is to dream the dream you are busy dreaming.
So what can you do better?
Can you improve the dream? Sure. Can you wake up in your own dream? This is our ultimate purpose – to become conscious creators of our own dream instead of unconscious creators; to shake ourselves and each other awake so that we can better steer the dream.
It is all about trust and timing – trusting that this is a supportive universe. The water is never deeper than you can stand in. “Life happens for you, not to you”.
How to unlock your potential?
By loving who you are and where you are right now. A baby takes nine months from conception to birth. It wouldn’t serve the baby to speed up the process and take it out of the womb after just two months. Likewise, a butterfly spends the first half of its life being a caterpillar. It wouldn’t serve the caterpillar to try to speed up the process or go into denial about being a caterpillar. To go from A to B the caterpillar needs to go through a complete meltdown. This isn’t a mistake or anything to fear. It is a natural process. We each follow our own unique timeline.
You are exactly wherever you need to be right now.
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When we consciously choose how we feel in the moment we see that we can take back the controls of our own life. You begin to see that you are at the hub of everything going on; that you are the creator of your own movie.
How are you meant to shine?
And, what does your life look like when you are not shining?
Deep down you already know these answers. Your fingerprints can really help too because they give you a clear map of your own unique blueprint. Your fingerprints reveal what makes you feel deeply fulfilled. They also reveal your core limiting thought. The very thing that is holding you back. When you can see how this works you have the key to setting yourself free. For more articles like this explore this website and register alongside for updates. For courses or consultations you need to decide if you would like an online or in person experience. For in person, I’ll be in Australia from mid July to mid August. See full schedule here.

For online consultations – discovering your life purpose from your fingerprints – take a long or a short consultation here. Click here to read more …

Is peace your purpose?

“The worst thing that can happen to you is a thought.” – Byron Katie
peace in eye of stormIn the eye of the storm there is perfect calm. Just beyond this, all hell breaks loose.
This picture of a hurricane is a great way for us to understand how to find peace in our lives. Everywhere beyond now, is a potentially painful, perhaps even terrifying, place to be.
The further we venture beyond the present moment, the more we are in danger of getting tortured by thoughts that easily run amok, roaring about would have, should have or could be, ripping out trusted trees, tearing up the tarmac, smashing our dreams.
Our minds are more fluid, more destructive but also more forgiving than tropical storms. And perhaps more mysterious too. We can restore calm any instant we choose.

Once when my mind was whipping up a dark storm, a stranger on the other side of the world said to to me, “Stop. Breathe. Smile.”

We come back to ourselves and our own calm center by remembering to breathe.
Today, perhaps I am that stranger on the other side of the world passing this gold nugget on to you.

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Love and connection as a life purpose

love and connection as purposeA few months ago, a woman her late 80s came to see me to find out what her life purpose was. Let’s call her Sarah. Sarah had recently lost her life long partner and felt her life no longer had meaning. She wanted to know what she could still offer the world. What was her life purpose?

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Simian line – what are the advantages?

I’ve just realized that many of the people I deeply admire have a simian line. I was listening to an interview last night, Dean Graziosi speaking to Tony Robbins on confidence.
Tony described his first few months as a speaker, when he was still a teenager working for Jim Rohn. At that time, the top speaker in the company only spoke 3 times a month and Tony told him he thought he was lazy and that he would dwarf him within his first few months. Tony then set out to do just that.
How? Tony made it his goal to speak 3 times a day rather than 3 times a month. And he kept detailed notes of what worked and what didn’t. After the first month he had already had more than 2 years of equivalent experience.
After 6 months he had the equivalent of 12 years of experience and he outperformed the company’s top performer.

What has this to do with the Simian line? Click here to read more …

Are you too strong to ask for help?

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Usually I’m pretty hopeless at reaching out and asking for help. Most of us are. We feel weak reaching out but actually the opposite is true. The other day I heard Brendon Burchard say that he has made it a daily practice to asking one other person for help every day. Why? It keeps him feeling humble and connected! What a beautiful idea. It reminds me of Brene Brown who says, “Vulnerability is a most accurate measurement of courage. It is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness but it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.”
 
Receiving is also giving. It is a way to help others feel valuable and appreciated. Vulnerability is the glue that holds people, couples, societies and even nations together. We fear revealing our of soft underbelly but this is what makes us loveable.
Or as they say in Africa, “Ubuntu”. I am because you are. You are because I am.
I like to think of it like this: we switch our own light off a moment so that others can shine.
 
Some personality strengths may get in the way of your asking for help.
If you have the following positive characteristics in your hands reaching out may not be one of your strongest suites.
Here are some examples: Click here to read more …

Are you wearing storm-tinted glasses?

storm tinted glasses, frowning girdlesAre you wearing rose-tinted glasses or storm-tinted specs? Problem is, it is easier to see the lenses other people are wearing but not our own. You’ll never know you are wearing shades, unless someone persuades you to take them off, even for just a second.
Why do it?
To see how bright ordinary-extraordinary life is.
And if you don’t?
In my sailing days I knew a couple who claimed they always got a storm. And so they always did.
On one sea crossing, while the rest of us complained of no wind, they said that had such a huge storm they were knee deep in water below deck. We used to joke with them about not leaving port on the same day as they did in order to avoid bad weather at sea. Unfortunately, they were the only couple I knew who disappeared at sea, without a trace during a massive storm.
Our thoughts really are that creative.
This week in Earth School we are looking at several different types of darker perspective with Richard Unger – hand markers that indicate habitual stormy thinking. This the forth call in a series called “Heart and Spiritual Journey markers.
If you have one of these markers in your hands, the good news is that just seeing it for what it is can help to remind you that you have a choice here. You can experiment with looking at life afresh. Or at least reflect on the pros and cons of holding onto or letting go of your current shades.
The best way I know for doing this is Byron Katie’s 4 questions and a turnaround.
The turnaround is a smart way of removing your current specs and trying others for size.

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