Thanks to my devout mother, my sisters and I all spent our lives without medicine until we reached adulthood. Then I was blessed with three children and have followed the path of Meishu-sama faith with my husband and children till this day while having many of divine aid and protection.
My youngest child had a disorder of Down syndrome and suffered from a congenital heart disease. Although he/she underwent an operation at the age of four, he/she has been getting along very well to the present by the grace of God.
About four years ago, my parents, who would be eighty-eight this year, required daily care. At first I went to their home to care for them three times a day; morning, noon, and evening, but my mother's lower-back pain made it hard to move her legs about three years ago. I couldn't leave the parents alone at their home, and began to stay at their home with the youngest child since then. The right side of my father's body was paralyzed by a cerebral infarction fifteen years ago, and the mother started showing symptoms of dementia before I knew it.
At the time I was filled with feelings, "I have to protect the three, parents and the youngest child, and the two families." Even though I thought to myself, "I can't continue living this way," I decided that nobody would take care of them if I stopped doing, so I have to do it and looked after them every day, above all, out of gratitude for their favors until now. They were soon able to use a lunch and a day care services for the elderly, helpers, and a short stay in a nursing home, and so I managed to cope with it while having a difficult time.
However, when I was going to stand up to see off the school teacher, who came to visit my home on August 18th last year, I felt dizzy like a ceiling was turning around, my hands were numb, and I was not able to be on my feet. As I lay down, I repeated vomiting. My husband, who was there, reported by phone to the teacher of the branch, and I was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
The result of an examination was cerebral infarction. Then I was put on a drip quite a while and vomited again after a week. The treatment restarted and I received it for about two weeks. The place of cerebral infarction was a part of the cerebellum, but after that, by receiving Johrei, I got the feeling back into my hands without a major problem and recovered aftereffects.
However, after a week in the hospital, I then had a big ringing (tinnitus) in my left ear that I had never experienced before. The sense of discomfort continued, so I had my ear tested and was diagnosed with "sudden deafness." My left ear had little hearing.
And I was told about a treatment plan that I would receive steroid therapy for approximately ten days. Besides, the doctor said, "Even if you receive steroid therapy, there is no guarantee that you will be able to hear. The probability of cure is a few percent, but if you have the treatment, you should do it as soon as possible. It is already nearly two weeks and the time limit is drawing near." I worried a lot.
The teacher of the church advised me on it, saying "You'd better absolutely not have steroid therapy. It is divine protection that you are allowed to choose whether to do or not. So give thanks to Meishu-sama cordially and concentrate on receiving Johrei." I refused the treatment without hesitation.
In spite of the big purification of cerebral infarction, I very much appreciate that I was helped from it without aftereffects by the grace of God. I'm really thankful to Meishu-sama.
My husband still gives me Johrei regularly. As my eldest son/daughter and older sister are putting effort into worshiping at the headquarters (of Kyusei Shinkyo), the church, and the branch, they pray for me and do 'remote Johrei' to me. They also serve as mediator between our teachers and me so that I could be given guidance from the teachers.
I am grateful for the joy every day that my family connects through the care of parents and my purification, and receiving the teachings of Meishu-sama and Johrei connects us with Meishu-sama. Thank Meishu-sama so much for the divine protection.