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Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension which made my life expectancy five years recovered
I threw medicines away, now am devoting to Johrei and spend my life helping others


Owase branch, Keiko SAWAHIRA
Reported in the August 2012 issue of the "Shinkyo" newspaper

I got married in February 1999 and allowed to join the faith in summer. My husband's family has eight religious people from mother-in-low who is, so I joined, somehow.

Soon after I joined, I suddenly felt a pain in around a stomach after dinner, and it turned into an unbearable and acute pain. My husband and mother-in-low did Johrei, but nausea and a high fever was so severe that I couldn't find where I had the pain. I couldn't stand and desired, "Please take me to the hospital!"

In the hospital, I was diagnosed the illness as a severe inflammation by gallstones and was soon hospitalized because the inflammation was not found even in X-rays. I started to be put on a drip of antibiotic. However, I had severe diarrhea and stomachache. My mother-in-low came to me to do Johrei every day and told me, "all the waste matter is being ejected thanks to Johrei." Then, I asked the doctor, "Please stop the drip." After that, stomachache was got rid of and an operation several days later was gone through in a short time. I felt divine protection for the first time.

Since then, I had got several purifications. Nine years ago, I came to be said frequently that I was walking slowly. I was short of breath and heard the blood around my heart flow with a bubbling sound. So, I had an examination in the hospital.

I was diagnosed it as a change of a great vessels aorta, hypertrophy of the heart, and electrocardiographic abnormalities, then, I had an ultrasonography. During the examination, the doctor suddenly made a voice like a scream, other doctors got together and they started discussing. I wondered what was happening and got worried about it.

In a consultation room, the doctor told me, "Please listen to me with presence of mind. The name of the disease is pulmonary hypertension. This is one of the intractable diseases which origin is unknown. The blood pressure in pulmonary artery is usually 10 to 15, while, that of yours is over 60. It will become worse slowly and you will be able to live for three years at the earliest and for five years at the latest if this goes on. There is only a way for complete recovery that both your heart and lungs are transplanted at the same time, so now it is the best way to cut internal carotid artery a little and to give medicine there directly," with his face pale.

Though he kept telling me, I could not listen to him, felt his voice fading away, and my mind was somewhere else. Even I asked him, "Is there really no way to recover it?" in a forced whisper, He just nodded without looking at me. I wondered why he did not say "Hang in there!" or like that, but I said nothing to him.

Many things were come up with and I concluded that I did not need hospitalization and medication if it was not recovered. Since then, however, I was afraid of the death and worried about living. Every time I woke up in the morning, I was relieved to find myself alive. Hard facts of the situation pressed me when I told others it and I did not have enough courage to face it, so I thought "I want to forget. I will forget."

However, unexpectedly, I came to comply with the advice which the teacher in the branch gave me. Also, I believed to be better and came to go to worship and to do volunteer work every time, and everyday mutual Johrei since then.

At that time, every time I woke up, took a step forward, went upstairs, and say something, my heart began to beat violently. I was out of breath even while sleeping and sometimes woke up. Every time I went to the hospital, doctors recommended hospitalization or examinations, and I often used medicine and neglected Johrei.

I felt very sorry for my husband and my family that I quit the job and did not do housework well. Sometimes I felt miserable that I could not give up medicine even though I was told how terrible the toxic element by medicines is or the meaning of the purifications many times.

I heard, "some gave up medicines while receiving Johrei" by the teacher. I decided to try again and kept receiving Johrei. I found myself not to mind both hospital and medicines.

It will have been nine years soon since I was told that I could live for "five years". Though my physical condition sometimes changes a little, I spend every day without medicines and going to hospital, and made a comeback to the job.

I really do appreciate it. Through the purification, I could deeply appreciate the value of connecting with Johrei and the God, and find the faith in family wonderful and encouraging. Now, I am really happy only to be alive. I was also noticed that I could live to tell how wonderful the faith of Meishu-sama and the miracles of Johrei which I experienced to others as a mission.

I want to change myself and spend my life and time helping others. Thank you, Meishu-sama.