When I turned to 15 years old, my hair started falling out. I had medical examinations at several hospitals, but the cause of hair loss was unknown. I had to wear a wig all the time, almost giving up to be cured. However, in June 1998 I was allowed my entry and got much better with daily Johrei.
In 2002, when I had a medical examination before marriage, my doctor said, "The cause of alopecia is an autoimmune abnormality caused by positive antinuclear antibodies." I heard that immunity, which was primarily protective response against foreign bodies, attacked its own normal hair roots and caused hair loss. The doctor told me, "Complete recovery is difficult."
I confessed to my fiance that I had been involved in the faith. Before I asked him to become a member of the faith with me, he said "I don't care about what you believe in, but promise me not to suggest it to me." I was unable to receive Johrei after marriage and had to wear a wig all the time.
In 2004, when Mihikari-sama (means august light) was renewed to the sun shape, I received many blessings. The alopecia partially remained and kept moving around on my head, yet I did not need the wig any more.
I dared to ask my husband to believe in the faith, but he took no notice of me. Then I talked to him with patience and persistence, "Please receive Johrei, at least". Finally he consented.
I had desperately prayed for his entry every day for a few months since I started to mediate Johrei to him. Once again, I seriously begged him, "I want you to have the faith." He, who had been stubborn, was finally allowed his entry. I could receive Johrei from him, and the last alopecia disappeared. I was released from a longtime worry of my hair loss. I really appreciate god for his blessings.
Since I had come to Nagoya after marriage, I wished to move where a church or a branch of the faith was nearby. I was asserted that a transfer was absolutely impossible. Then, one day, he said, "I will be transferred to Tsu." After we moved to Tsu, I met some believers. As I talked with them, their situations were dramatically changed. Ms. Horiuchi, one of the believers, was diagnosed with high blood pressure, so she tried to persuade her husband to become a member of the faith. Soon after, he was allowed his entry in April 2008, and they were able to do daily mutual Johrei, which improved Ms. Horiuchi's health.
Ms. Okukawa, another member, had been worried about her hyperventilation and heart purification as well as about the troubles with her child. However, with teachers' encouragement and daily Johrei, her condition got better. After she started Johrei to her colleagues at work, her aunt who suffered from a lower back pain and a leg pain got better.
It was the first time that the members of my group could help others. I was deeply moved and impressed.