Shin Mei Spiritual Centre

What is Your Connection?

Musubi 結び means connection, or knot.  During prayer, the primary focus of our energy is vertical musubi—vertical connection—between amatsu (heavenly) kami, kunitsu (earthly) kami and ourselves. Our mission beyond this, however, is the practice of horizontal musubi—to be able to realize the connection between all beings. This begins with one’s self and immediate family, expanding outward to our extended family, our community, our nation, and […]

Musubi: connection

Musubi is the vertical connection between ourselves and the kami, and is also a horizontal connection between all peoples. How do we strengthen these connections?

The meaning of kami 神

The word kami has many layers of complexity. Read more to understand more the rich depth of this term.