My hands and feet had swelled up since November 2005. I was worried if it was a collagen disease and therefore saw a doctor but was said, “I’ve never seen a collagen disease like this,” and was once relieved. Nevertheless, while I was waiting for the detailed result of a blood test, my insteps and soles swelled up.
The result was the worst. The value suspected of it with forty or above antinuclear antibodies was three hundred twenty, and thus I was imposed a further detailed test. I was said at my regular hospital, “Your disease is bred in the born. It’s too late to make a fuss over it. Accept it seriously,” and was prescribed stabilizer for a month. I was very sad that could not hold back my tears.
As being so, I received a telephone call from Ms. Kishizaki. I went to a branch at once, had Johrei continuously for three days and received a Mihikari-sama (means august light) in my initiation ceremony on the next day. Previously, I could not have slept without the stabilizer and had been taking out my anger on my husband, “We are unrelated, aren’t we?” but could sleep soundly after the entry.
The result of the retest was that the value regarded as a collagen disease with six or above anti-donor antibodies was one hundred forty, and I was told, “You’re in a condition to knock on the door of intractable disease ‘systemic lupus erythematosus.’”
Antibiotics are not effective against it, and the only way for the treatment is to administer steroid. It is specific disease exempted from medical expenses if acknowledged, but since it possessed high demerits, I refused to take it.
The doctor told me, “Unfortunately the value doesn’t decline. Not to be tired, not to catch a cold, and not to suffer stress, live as if others think you are lazy.”
Just as I reached the age limit, retired and was being excited, “My new life from now!” everything before me appeared completely dark. I told my husband and son about the disease in tears. Then, my son cheered me up, “You are still at the point to knock the door, aren’t you? You’ve entered Kyusei shinkyo so will be helped.”
Still after that, a lot of parts of my body swelled up. As I received Johrei, they subsided before they full swelled up. However, I did not go even shopping due to mental instability and was only sleeping every day.
I remembered teaching taught from a teacher of a church, “Practice mutual Johrei with husband and wife whose spiritual connection is strong” and talked to my husband about it. He did nothing for me at first but also resolved to enter the faith half in doubt, whether he was sorry for seeing my extremely up and down and self-uncontrollable condition or me doing self-Johrei.
When he gave me it for the first time, he uttered loudly, “Ah!” He said that his hand strongly felt, ‘bzzt.’ He has daily given me it ever since.
In April last year, we went and worshiped at the sacred ground for the first time. Around three o’clock in the night of the day, I felt sick and thus went to the bathroom. I felt like vomiting but could not do so, had nothing to come out of the lower either, broke into a cold sweat, was faint and desperately called my husband.
He had been fortunately awaked ten minutes ago, rushed in immediately and gave Johrei holding me to almost fall down. Just when I felt sick more, I excreted such a large amount of feces as to be surprised and only fluid in the end. He was giving me Johrei all the time. Meanwhile, somehow, there was no odor at all. I wondered, “This is the purification!”
Ms. Kishizaki taught me, “If medicine and bad substances are all emptied, you’ll be relieved.” Thereafter, I am still fatigued after I vomit or have diarrhea, but somehow, my body is lighter when I wake up the next morning. The swelling and subsiding is repeating, but it is said, “Your disease activities’ve stopped, and also there is no abnormality in your internal organs.” I am grateful that this is also by the grace of the Johrei.
When it swells, I am anxious, but it improves by Johrei. By seeing me having restored my brightness as before after the entry, my friend Mr./Ms. Sugawa, his/her younger brother and mother- in-law entered the faith.
I am inexperienced but believe in Meishu-sama and would like to get along with this purification and raise my hand to those who are in trouble or suffer from illness.