Jizo and Chibi – Bring Home a Piece of Inner Peace.


Who is Jizo?

Jizo is revered in Buddhism as the protector of all those who suffer. When we wear a Jizo pendant, we may feel more grounded, whatever the day brings, as we awaken our Jizo-nature.

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Who is Chibi?

Chibi is Japanese for “little one” and represents the child in all of us. Chibi reminds us to care for our inner child by placing it in the care of Jizo.

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Who is Valerie?

Valerie Johns is a mindful psychotherapist, writer, and artist. She created this site introduce you to Jizo, to share her Blog for Inner Peace and encourage you to cultivate that peace by wearing her Jizo and Chibi jewelry.

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Jizo: A Gift for Mother’s Day

I don’t know when Mother’s Day is this year. I know it’s in May, but my mom is gone, so I kind of avoid it. If you’ve lost your mom, maybe you can relate.  But loving my mom and loving the Jizos I have created moved me to contemplate Mother’s Day. Motherhood. Jizo. Read more →

Tapping and the Jizo Bodhisattva

My Jizo Therapy is wading into the waters of what is popularly known as tapping.  Tapping, aka EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques, can be found on countless websites, in dozens of YouTube videos, and at pain clinics.

The very basic idea is that we have acupressure points in our bodies that, when tapped, move energy and help facilitate change. I was skeptical. I listened to various so-called experts and I was still skeptical. I tried it while on my meditation cushion and liked it.  I felt more relaxed. I had a better perspective. Read more →

Releasing Tension: A Jizo & Chibi Dialogue

So, Chibi has a stomachache. (Note to new readers: Chibi means “little one” in Japanese.  For this author it includes all children and inner kids, as well.) Chibi usually feels great on the weekends, but by Sunday night or maybe Monday or Tuesday, Chibi gets a stomachache. Or a headache. Or a backache. Let’s assume Chibi has been to the doctor for all kinds of tests and, huh, how weird, nothing is very wrong. “But something FEELS wrong,” says Chibi, “and I HURT!”  Chibi takes the problem to Jizo, who is the protector of all living things, especially children.  Read more →