Quick Recovery from Fatal Pneumonia and My Husband's Injury
Ureshino Hikari branch, Mika SATO
Reported in the May 2008 issue of the "Shinkyo" newsletter
On my sister's advice, I became a member in May 1997.
Two years later, in 1999, my son who was then in the first grade of elementary school bumped into a car while riding his bicycle.
He flew up in the air and landed about two meters away, but he was blessed and unhurt.
This incident inspired me to pursue Meishu-sama's teachings and lead my children to become members in 2000.
One day in summer 2001, despite a high fever, I was carrying on doing my delivery job for long hours.
On the way back to the office after completing my job, my body began to feel paralyzed, and I felt anxious about driving.
"Please let me go home safely," I prayed to Meishu-sama while driving, and I managed to go home safely.
I thought I would be fine if I lied down for a while; however, the paralysis became severe, and I began to loose my consciousness.
My family was not at home, so I phoned my friend asking for help, but I seemed to have lost my voice.
My friend felt that something was terribly wrong, and she came over.
I was taken to a hospital by an ambulance and diagnosed as an overbreathing attack.
My children did Johrei to me then, so my condition got better, and the symptom subsided for a while.
The end of the following year 2002, I experienced coughing and having a mild fever at the same time for many days, so I started feeling dizzy.
"Is it overbreathing again?", I thought, but forced myself to keep on working.
Coughing didn't stop even after two months, and a mild fever didn't go away.
I ended up being unable to go to work after all.
I was diagnosed as 'mycoplasma pneumonia' at the hospital.
Mycoplasma pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by the Mycoplasma bacteria.
In my case, the rate of the bacteria propagation was extremely high, and it could have been fatal unless I continued to have drips twice a day to control it.
"What's going to happen to my children if I die?" I became pessimistic and depressed since then.
In the end, I became so depressed that I couldn't even swallow my food.
"Don't worry, you won't die."
My elder sister said with concern, but I was too desperate to hear her.
At that time, Kaicho sensei (a Johrei master), whom I met through my elder sister, gave me an advice, "If you feel tired after the drip, why don't you stop taking it? Johrei will make you feel better than the drips."
From that day on, I stopped taking the drips and began receiving Johrei.
Even my husband became a member to do Johrei for me.
As I followed Kaicho-sensei's advice, I became more relaxed and noticed that my mild fever and cough had disappeared completely.
In June 2006, my husband got involved in a serious accident.
While riding his motorcycle, a car in front of him slammed on a brake.
He quickly veered to the left, but the car suddenly turned to the left and bumped into him.
He was thrown away on to a sidewalk and hit his head.
The skin on his arms was torn.
Especially the impact on his lower back was too severe to even get up, so he was taken in an ambulance.
He had three bone fractures in lumbar processes, neck sprain caused by a blow to the head, bruise in the lower back, abrasion on both arms, and haemorrhage in kidneys.
He was diagnosed as an injury that would take one month to heal completely.
My husband didn't need to use any pain killers for his severe pain because Jorei helped him sleep deeply.
Next day, a person in charge of our Jorei group and my sister came to do Jorei, then after that day, many others followed to offer Jorei.
He recovered very quickly and was able to leave the hospital in ten days.
A few days later, a nurse told us, "He could have been half paralyzed if where he hit had been a few millimeters different."
I became more aware of how serious his accident had been, and felt very grateful for how minimal his injury ended up with.
My husband was able to go back to work in one month with daily Johrei and prayer, so we went to the Johrei centre to pray our gratitude.At that time, although it had been less than 3 months since I was re-employed, I was granted for my winter bonus, which could cover the deficit while my husband was unable to work.
I was deeply moved by the grace of blessing.
Being grateful for daily blessings, I will do my best to take part in creating the Heaven on Earth and a heaven in family.