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Anorexia nervosa and Family Problems
Suffered from anorexia, mistrust of people, and family trouble, but my smile came back.Family's fate changed for the better, and my brother-in-law in the spiritual world was saved by the Divine Light.

Higashimaru branch, Yukiko TOMITA
Reported in the July 2009 issue of the "Shinkyo" newsletter



When I was a junior high school student, I suffered from anorexia caused by bullying and my weight went down to 30 kilos. I attempted suicide, committed self-harm, and graduated without attending school. I was unconsciously refusing to come in contact with people even when I became a high school student. Then after graduation, I was bullied even at my workplace. And half a year later I got a hyperthyroidism and retired from the company. I was not able to sleep without sitting on a sofa in fear of being pursued by the line of sight. Suffering from anorexia again, my weight also dropped to 29 kilos.


I got better by recuperating at home and began a part-time job at a cake shop from May 2008. Several weeks later, Ms. Isomura, a colleague of mine at work, talked to me, who atopy appeared on my feet (legs) and neck, and asked me, "Can I give you Johrei?"


That night I had my first experience of Johrei, I felt very sleepy and was able to sleep laying myself on the futon for the first time in two years. I felt very refreshed and was happy the next morning. Since then I got some self-confidence, fear of my workmates also faded away, and started to be able to spend smiling every day.


Unfortunate things, such as trouble and strife, happened to my family one after another. My eldest sister came back to her parents' home with her three children because the husband had an affair. My mother's old angina got worse, and she had eye trouble, which gradually lost her eyesight, and then retired in April. One day she fell down with anxiety about the second elder sister, who was a heavy drinker and had been late getting home. And what was worse, mother missed her footing and broke her collarbone after the rough-and-tumble fight with the sister, who came home. My father took mother's side and turned the sister out neck and crop.


Isomura listened to and discussed my problems with good grace. I met (Mr. /Ms.) Mori in charge of the sub-branch, and received Johrei from her/him at Isomura's house at the beginning of July. I was able to have a very pleasant time and laughed wholeheartedly for the first time in years.


I decided to turn to Meishu-sama for help and received Johrei as much as possible. As I was allowed to join Kyusei Shinkyo in August, the amount of food I had had was about bowl for the infant till then, but I strangely came to be able to eat about the same as an ordinary person. Furthermore, the problem of the eldest sister was also solved.


One month later, I found the courage to tell mother about my faith in God, and she kindly and readily approved it. I was able to do Johrei to my family, but she refused to receive it saying, "No, thanks."


The second elder sister, who had left home, was married after that, but informed us on a February day that her husband died. Although she became pregnant once, she was told that her child would be born with deformity because of her chronic diabetes and she had already had an abortion.


My mother, who was particularly sensitive to the spirit world, was possessed by the man, who was the dead elder brother-in-law, and let us know every day saying, "I'm suffering in the dark world now."


I was taught that the elder brother would be saved for he received the Divine Light. And I was able to lead mother to the branch. While listening to a talk by the teacher of the branch, she determined to join the faith Kyusei Shinkyo.


When the elder sister's move settled, I was able to lead my father and the sister to the branch with mother's encouragement. I took parents to the branch several times since then, and father was also allowed to join the faith. Parents and I all three together were allowed to attend a cleaning service at the sacred ground (the headquarters of Kyusei Shinkyo) in March. When I led the second elder sister, mother and my niece to the branch the next day, the sister finally asked to join the faith and we applied for "Sorei-Saishi," which worshiped and performed memorial services for our all ancestor's spirits.


Then the brother-in-law came to thank us for holding a memorial service that night. We family was shown the sign. Furthermore, as Obyobu-Kannon-sama* was dedicated in the Buddhist alter, the second elder sister saw the brother-in-law in white clothes in a dream saying, "I am working very hard now." relating with Meishu-sama and receiving the Divine Light. I am happy that relating with the faith, we are saved by the Meishu-sama's Divine Light, and the rank of the brother-in-law in the spiritual world gradually goes up.


I will follow the path, which Meishu-sama leads, with my family, to help as many people as possible from now on.