My mother was working part-time at an air-conditioned place and also in a freezer. Although she was told by the teacher of her church that work the body got cold was no good, she could not make up her mind to quit her job. Her thyroid gland function was impaired two years ago and she underwent big purification such as diabetes and heart failure.
I got married, and my husband, my child and I joined Kyusei Shinkyo but we were not so devoted. My younger sister and brother were also indifferent. For the last two years, I did not do Johrei to my mother, no matter how much she was suffering when her blood pressure rose, and even when her feet swelled up like elephant's. All I did was to say to her, "Why don't you go to a hospital and get a checkup?"
Then she had five liters of water in her heart and abdomen and had a fit of heart failure early in May. At a hospital, she was told that she had to be hospitalized immediately, but she firmly refused to do. She managed to avoid hospitalization on conditions that she took a rest at home, saw the doctor once a week and took medicine.
Learning that she had heart failure, we suggested hospitalization to her; however, she just said, "I will not enter the hospital, nor do I need medicine. I'll definitely get well by Johrei," and went to the branch.
I reported my mother's condition to the teacher of the branch, and the next day the teacher of the church gave us warm words, "I'll pray for her from today on," and Johrei to her. She seemed to be so relieved. Then, we prayed to Meishu-sama for protection and started doing Johrei every day till the day of reexamination scheduled a week after.
The next morning, her urine, which had ever been difficult to pass, came out a lot as if it did not stop, and her abdomen which had been stiff and swelling became flat. That was the very miracle. She was grateful for teachers' prayers and was deeply impressed with wonderfulness of Johrei again. After that she kept visiting the branch to receive Johrei, and at home my father, husband, child(ren) and I kept doing Johrei to her by turns.
A week later, she went to see the doctor and was asked, "Have you prepared for hospitalization?" When she told him that the water in her abdomen seemed to discharge, X-ray and echocardiographic examinations were started immediately. The X-ray photograph the last time had water accumulated and had come out whitely, but the X-ray this time showed that the water discharged and the white part disappeared as expected.
Seeing a considerable amount of the water discharged in a week, the doctor was so surprised, "I never expected it discharged so much with the medicine." My mother thought that she took no medicine, though. She was grateful in the heart, "Meishu-sama, thank you so much."
Four days later, I had a phone call from her a little after seven in the morning. She said, "I feel pain and can't breathe." As I called Ms. Hasegawa of the subbranch, she immediately came to my mother's home with the teacher of the branch.
My mother was sitting with her head down and was unable even to move. After a while, she got better but was afflicted by pain again soon. Seeing her doubled over a look of pain on her face, my younger sister and I thought that we couldn't let my mother suffer any more and were going to take her to a medical center on an emergency case once.
However, hearing words from the teacher of the church, "You'll be all right without going to the hospital! Receive Johrei to your painful part very hard," she was relieved. Continuing doing Johrei to her, she was able to lie down on bedding, stretching out her legs.
We thanked the teacher of the church, and he spoke tender words with a smile to us, "I'm glad your mother get better. I know you were scared. But God protects her and she became better by the grace of God like this. From now on, do Johrei a lot to her, please."
After that, I went to my parents' home during lunchtime and did Johrei to her every day. She seemed very happy to receive it, also from my father at night, and from my younger sister and younger brother in the evening.
Then, when she went to the hospital and had X-ray and echocardiographic examinations again, the water had completely discharged. The doctor said, "For a while I wondered what was going to happen to you because you said you're not going to enter the hospital. But with this condition, even if you are in the hospital, I discharge you. You are OK now." The hospital side seemed to be really astonished at her quick recovery. These days, her glycosuria test also shows that there is no concern for blood sugar.
I realized that if my family and I had done Johrei to my mother every day from long before, she would not have suffered so much. Also, if we had taken her to a hospital on an emergency case, she would have undergone a series of examinations and had medication, and we may have not seen her of today. I am really thank God that through this purification of my mother, my family's hearts to directly face the God became one.
I would like to tell this experience to as many people as possible, to propagate wonderfulness of the faith in Meishu-sama, and to enjoy doing Johrei.