It was about 2003 when our next door, Mr. Michigami, did Johrei to my mother-in-law who had been suffering from a hipbone crush and chronically rheumatic knees.
One day in 2007, my husband and I also received Johrei from his son. I was
surprised to feel warmth on my body and being pulled back.
After having received Johrei from Mr. Michigami for a week, my husband, my son, and I received Mihikarisama. My son had been suffering from terrible atopic dermatitis and asthma since two months old, so we hoped his condition would improve.
A few days later, my son had an asthma attack. I did not know whether to go to hospital or to do Johrei. For I was still not sure about Johrei, I called Mr. Michigami. He soon came to our house and gave Jorei to my son although it was already late at night. As the attack was relieved, my son fell asleep, so Mr. Michigami went back home.
However, my son had another asthma attack again at around four o’clock in the
morning. In panic, I called Mrs. Usami at a sub branch and was told“I’ll have
Mr. Michigami go to your house, so you do Johrei until he arrives.”When I was
doing Johrei to my son in anxiety,
Mr. Michigami came to our house without any sour face in spite of an early morning. My son had not been able to sleep with the pain, but soon after he received Johrei from Mr. Mchigami, he calmly fell asleep again. My husband and I were both surprised.
It was the day of Tsukinamisai (a monthly feast) at church. Recommended by Mr. Michigami, three of us went to church and worshipped. My son had been worn out in the morning but got well enough to run around when we were leaving for our house; I thought that it was a great miracle.
However, as we were away from worship, my son had asthma attacks again. The teacher of a branch asked me“How often has he gotten asthma attacks compared to last year?”,and then I realized that he was not completely recovered, yet the state of both asthma and atopy was surely better than the one last year. The teacher taught me to be sincerely thankful for the fact. My husband and I had started to go to worship at the sub branch once a week since then.
In the end of May 2007, Mrs. Usami in the sub branch asked me, “Do you change the water in the flower vase on the Buddhist altar every day?” Previously she had told me the same thing, but I was not doing it. “Try to change the water regularly, then there will definitely be a change”. From the next day I began to change the water as soon as getting up at five o’clock in the morning. As I continued changing the water for several days, I found out that my son got an asthma attack when the flower on the Buddhist altar had been left dried up.
My son had a fit of coughing by the attack and vomited a few times but became well by Johrei from the teacher of the branch, Mrs. Usami and others. At the end of his purification, my son vomited extraordinarily beautiful pinkish substances. It was as same color as the medicine he took before. Through my son’s purification, I was able to experience the teachings at an initiation ceremony that unnecessary substances for the body are excreted. When my son vomited, I was frightened but then very glad about that his body was cleansed.
I found that my son did not show asthma symptoms even when he ran a marathon in cold winter or caught a cold. His atopy on his trunk part was cured, and then his miserable hands, cracking and bleeding without wearing mittens even in the summer, were completely recovered. It is painful for parents not to be able to do anything when their children are suffering. I am heartily grateful to Meishu-sama for relieving and releasing us from the pain.
My life has been very much changed since I entered the faith. I learned many things that no one had taught me before, and my family was saved from the pain of the sickness. I would like to tell as many people as possible how fantastic the Johrei and this religion are.