I was allowed my entry at the first grade in elementally school. However, I did not like to be in the place where many unknown people gathered, like church. Whenever I participated in a student activity in church, I suffered from a stomachache, nausea, and headache caused by the worry and anxiety that also prevented me from sleeping. I always kept my distance from the people at church and brunch.
In the meantime I left the faith. I dyed my hair brown and then changed the color several times because my friends who would like to be a hairdresser asked me to be a cut model. I was living in a very dangerous life; I ate lots of confectionery and fruits grown with pesticide and ate out with my friends on a daily basis without caring about food additives. I completely ignored my grandmother and mother's concerns because "I am grownup."
I never meant to forget my faith in Meishu-sama, however. When I just started worrying about my lifestyle, I received a purification that lasted for a year. At the beginning of the purification, I felt weary yet just regarded it as a cold or fatigue, so I did not really care. Then, symptoms of a stiff neck and dizziness began. I went to a relaxation shop as my coworker recommended me. Nevertheless, my condition was never better but worsened. I took longer break time to rest while working.
I took three-day-off, but I still felt the physical heaviness. It was hard for me to keep standing. I suffered from the numbness in both hands from the stiff and choking neck and anemia. All symptoms made me anxious about my bad physical condition that I had never experienced before.
I begged my mother to do Johrei for me. She told me to take a good rest for a while, so I quit my job. No matter how long I slept, however, I was tired and getting worried about my health condition.
Daily Johrei healed me mentally but not physically. I entreated the teacher of the branch to do Johrei for me, so once again I started going to branch and church. When the purification became physically and mentally the strongest, the teacher of the church encouraged me. My mental and physical condition was bad enough to be hospitalized anytime, yet I did not take a dose of medicine. Finally I was able to get back to a life in the light.
Since then, I changed my diet to homemade meal cooked with the nature farming foodstuffs. I quit eating snacks and sweets containing food additives. When I was in pain and going through a difficult moment, I recalled the words given from the teacher of the church: "Be positive with the hope for the future," and "Be thankful to everything and look for good things." With the words, I was able to face and get over with the purification.
When the chief priest visited the church, I underwent the purification of terrible stomachache, nausea, heartburn and more, yet I was in a positive state of mind. I had vomited a dozen times a day for two weeks, but I was very glad and thankful because of the words from the teacher: "The poison in your head is being taken away. It is good for you."
When I worshiped at the headquarters, I was so moved with the strong words of the chief priest: "There is not a thing to be unchanged by receiving Meishu-sama's Johrei light." It motivated me to see my childhood friend, for the first time in several years. I was able to talk about the faith and mediate Johrei to her.
She was deeply moved by the first time Johrei while feeling the heat and pain in her body. Since then, she stopped taking 12 tablets including a steroidal external medicine, which she had regularly utilized for thirteen years, and other five different medicines. I was able to experience and see with my own eyes the wonderfulness of Johrei light that could change the human mind instantaneously.
My high-school friend was very tired from raising children while working, but she continued Johrei and was allowed entry. After her entry, her family Buddhist altar was set up, and her family problems were solved. Also, her younger sister with a serious illness could leave the hospital, and her mother and she were carried to entry in a row.
My good understanding friend was also allowed her entry. She has been in the same path of the faith with me and longing for Johrei every day. My grandmother also mediated Johrei to her friend who became sick while traveling. She received a blessing right away and was carried to entering the faith.
I am grateful to Meishu-sama for lots of protections.