I studied abroad in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for a year from February 5th, 2014. I was able to do Johrei to several friends in my studying abroad life, so the teacher of my branch would be there in the Netherlands from 13th to 16th of September. While the teacher was staying, I wanted as many friends as possible to receive Johrei from him.
The teacher came to my dormitory upon arrival at Rotterdam. I was able to introduce
eight friends to the teacher on the first day. Six friends including ones who
experienced Johrei on the first day received it from the teacher the next day.
When my friend Pepino was given Johrei by the teacher, his shoulder pain was mitigated. I was surprised that Pepino determined immediately to join the faith, Kyusei Shinkyo, so as to be able to do Johrei. A total of 16 friends: Japanese, Dutch, French, Chinese and Brazilian friends received Johrei. And they physically experienced wonderfulness of Johrei power and change in their condition: "a squint became normal", or "inflammation of a tendon sheath was alleviated."
The teacher of the church would come to the Netherlands later and hold an initiation
ceremony on Sep. 24th. I contacted more friends, including ones who couldn't
introduce to the teacher of the branch, once again, so as to introduce them
to the teacher.
On the first day when the teacher of the church arrived there, I introduced my classmate, Yannick, to him. I had told him before about Johrei and his classmate's experience that a nausea and headache caused by a hangover were gone by Johrei. So Yannick was interested in Johrei.
When Yannick received Johrei from the teacher of the church, he said "his girlfriend was wearing a cast on her left arm and leg injured in a motorbike accident," and brought her the day after next. Her cast just came off, and her condition was not so good. When she was advised to move her arm after receiving Johrei from the teacher for about 15 minutes, she could move it many times and was surprised at the difference before and after Johrei. Her arm was able to move easier and better when she was given Johrei again several minutes later, and she seemed to have nothing but surprise for this situation. I witnessed it by their side and it was a very good experience for me.
On the second day, Ye, a good friend, came. When the teacher of the church gave Johrei and a talk to Ye, he strongly hoped saying, "I want to do Johrei to other people too," and would take part in the initiation ceremony the next day.
On the day of the initiation ceremony, Ye and Pepino received a course of the
introduction to the Teachings and a practical training in Johrei. They were
very pleased to receive a 'Mihikari-sama,*' and asked the teacher many questions
during the training. I was deeply impressed that they were guys with a good
heart and firmly committed to do Johrei for other people.
*'Mihikari-sama' is a kind of amulet that has a piece of paper with 'Hikari' written by Meishusama.
Ye was allowed to do Johrei to his younger sister the next day and to his aunt two days later. When his younger sister was not able to move from the bed with a stomachache, the stomachache was gone by receiving just one Johrei from Ye, and they fully realized again a great power of Johrei. Pepino also talks about Johrei to his parents and girlfriend.
In the meantime, I was also blessed financially during studying abroad. I was able to serve my internship at a Dutch company and was well paid. In addition, I was able to go on a business trip to Japan for business activity to Japanese companies for one week from October 14. The company bore all the travel and living expenses during my stay.
I returned to Japan from studying abroad now, but I will go back to the Netherlands ag ain within the year and make an effort to be allowed to do Johrei to Pepino, Ye's friend and my friends.
And I will devote myself to daily prayer and to practice Johrei to transmit Divine Light of Meishu-sama more strongly to a recipient, so that a recipient always can feel Johrei power by receiving just one Johrei.