My parents have had faith in Kyusei Shinkyo, and before I knew it, I received a 'Mihikari-sama' ('Mihikari-sama' is a kind of amulet that has a piece of paper with "Hikari" written by Meishu-sama.) when I was a first-grade pupil. My friends took medicine just for a slight cough or a runny nose, whereas even though I was dizzy with a high fever with a cold, I recovered by the grace of Johrei without going to a hospital. I really experienced its wonderfulness at firsthand then that "Without going to a hospital or taking medicine, my physical condition being very bad has improved and I can cure my illness."
A year after I graduated from vocational college and started working at a welfare facility as a care worker, I developed a slight fever of 37.6℃ every day in the evening. The slight fever repeated falling in the next morning and rising again in the evening. Irregular working hours, meetings on holidays, a labor shortage and overtime work coincided, so that I was so fatigued.
One day, during a night shift I became sick as the night deepened. When I took my temperature, it was 39℃. However, since it was already late at night, and owing to the labor shortage, it was difficult situation to find a substitute for me. I did self-Johrei to me and prayed to Meishu-sama that my condition would not worsen during a recess for napping. I managed to finish the night shift of the day.
Still, my fever of between thirty-nine and forty degrees C did not go down, and I was sick in bed from the next day. In addition to that, my throat swelled up, and I had no appetite and felt so listless even though I lay down.
I thought lightly at first that I would recover if I slept for a few days and received Johrei. I received Johrei from my family members every day, yet my fever did not go down in a week. I lost five kilograms and my physical strength, and went to the bathroom by crawling on the floor.
My boss at my workplace told me, "You must be out of your mind that you haven't seen a doctor though your fever has not gone down yet. Please go to hospital soon to get a drip and take medicine."
I thought that I would never recover with medicine, but felt sorry to give my coworkers great deal of trouble. At that time I was twenty years old and could see only the situation at hand. I was cornered a little, "I must get well and go back to my work as early as possible. I cannot cause them trouble anymore." So I saw a doctor at a nearby hospital.
At the hospital, I was diagnosed 'a decrease in immune strength caused by fatigue' and 'a fever caused by throat inflammation.' The doctor prescribed antipyretics and told me that the best way was to stay quiet and rest. Take the antipyretics if you could not sleep at night for the fever. When I said, "I've never taken antipyretics even for usual fever," he/she replied, "No problem. This medicine is not very strong."
From the thought that I have to return to work sooner, I swallowed the words of the doctor 'It's not very strong medicine' and took an antipyretic tablet before going to bed. Then, my fever which was 39 degrees C in the middle of the night went down to 35 degrees C.
The next morning, I woke up with cold that got chilled my body, hands and feet like ice. However tightly I tucked myself up in bed (futon) and however much I shook my body, it was still cold. When I raised myself with great difficulty in order to wake my parents up to receive Johrei, I felt myself going pale from top to toe, my lips were numbed, and I could not put strength into my body.
I gave up and started doing self-Johrei. While being afraid and thinking, "How horrible medicine is. I shouldn't have taken it just as I'd doubted. I will not believe what a doctor says anymore," I fell asleep at some time or other.
I still had a fever the next morning. As I told my parents about the last night and reported to a teacher of a branch, he visited me at once and gave Johrei to me. Then, he told me that after the work to clean your body (purification) was complete, your fever would go down. From the next day, it miraculously came down little by little, the swelling of the throat subsided, and I also had my appetite back. I had been sick in bed for three weeks but was able to return to work immediately afterward.
"Why didn't I make contact with the teacher of the branch earlier? I took medicine which I believed I would never take," I regretted. However, I really realized horribleness of medicine all over again. Not forgetting my gratitude to Meishu-sama that I am always healthy by the grace of Johrei, I will tell the horribleness of harmful medicine based on this experience to people who are close to me first.