My husband and I were seeing doctors regularly because of the pain in the lowerback, neck, and shoulder, and a ringing in the ears. We tried every kind of treatment, such as an injection, electrotherapy, acupuncture, moxa, a massive dose of medicine, but we did not get better. Then led by Ms.Ito, we were allowed to join the Kyusei Shinkyo faith in April, 1993. We got to love Johrei and started a life without a medicine.
My husband, who worked in building construction, suddenly could not put his strength into his right hand and had no choice but to quit the job in 2000. However, he got better little by little with Johrei at that time. Although he found a new job after two months, he lost his job a year later. He had a run of bad luck that the company, which he was employed next, went bankrupt. So we were tormented by economic anxiety.
Since then, I often had to close my eyes due to the glare night and day. When walking or talking with someone, it was painful to open eyes for a long time. Because I frequently bumped around, my glasses always were deformed. An ophthalmologist told me that its cause was unknown.
Meanwhile, when I was speaking the wonder of Johrei to "the person," whom I wanted to help, I noticed one day that I didn't feel glaring at all. It was difficult to read print, but was able to easily read "Go-Shinsho" (Book written by Meishu-sama) amazingly.
Even after joining the faith, my elder sister could not break the disturbed eating habit substituting sweets for food, could not stop taking sleeping pills and painkillers, which she had taken for 20 years, and then was stricken with a serious disease called "dermatomyositis with collagen disease" in 2003. Itchiness spread all over her body, and her muscle atrophied day by day. She could not hold her chopsticks, and even a blanket felt heavy. She became difficult to walk.
She was hospitalized for emergency treatment and took ten tablets of steroid every day. In hospital, she complained, "I want to die," in a state of depression. When Ms.Ito in charge of the sub-branch gave her Johrei, and so did my family and I every day, she didn't suffer side effects though she was taking large doses of steroids as the doctor was so surprised at it.
She has not taken any medicine for three years, and collected fundamentally her eating habits. And now she recovered, so she can care for 88-year-old mother. I appreciate that the faith of my family has deepened and laughter has returned to home.
One day, my elder brother-in-law fell down at the front door after his return home. He was in the fatal state, called a "dissecting aortic aneurysm" which a blood vessel of the heart ruptured, and then it caused a hemorrhage and a sharp pain. I immediately reported it to teachers, and my sister and I did Johrei for him praying to God to protect him during being taken by ambulance.
When we arrived at the hospital, believe it or not, the ruptured part was closed and the doctor was also astonished saying, "This can't be true." He could leave the hospital in four weeks without having an operation and got better than ever. I realized the wonder of Johrei once again.
Through various purification I experienced, many things which I learned are regarded as pabulum, I will tell the wonderfulness of the faith to as many people as possible with my friends.