In October 2006, my father came down with cerebral infarction. In the morning, he was incapable of getting up suddenly, and his left side of the body was completely unmovable. On the day, my mother had been out from the morning. Hearing my father’s faint voice on the phone, I came back from work in a rush and was in a panic from anxiety and fear by seeing his condition.
I unexpectedly mediated Johrei but was gradually worried seeing my father in pain. After all, he was transported to a near hospital by ambulance late in the night.
He was diagnosed, “From cerebral infarction, his paralysis on the left side will ensue hereafter as well,” and I was said from the doctor, “Even though he broke down in the morning, why didn’t you come on earlier? We could give him proper treatment if it’s within three hours.” I experienced a terrible feeling at that time.
My father underwent treatment in ICU for several days, and my mother visited him every day to nurse and mediated Johrei. Then, he could take a meal, moved to a general room a week later, and was capable of living with a wheelchair while underwent rehabilitation. I visited him as many times as possible, did Johrei, and daily prayed in front of the god at a branch or my house. By the grace of everyone’s encouragement, my father recovered every day as well as a therapist and nurses were surprised. Two months later, he could raise his arms to above his head and walk slowly with a stick. His blood pressure that had been above two hundreds when he had entered the hospital, was normal, and he became able to take care of himself almost everything such as reading, writing, taking a meal and so on. In the third month, he could walk and was permitted to leave the hospital.
Also, he made a comeback to work that everyone had given up. He drove the same as before he came down, and safely went back and forth between Nagano and Mie lifting family members and persons from the branch for a Tsukinamisai (means monthly feast) at a church in last October. I am grateful for the amazing recovery as this is the very miracle.
However, doctor’s words on the day when he had been down remained in my mind, and I was concerned, “His paralysis’s remained because of late treatment.”
One day, I found a newspaper report about cerebral infarction and was surprised at it. It said that strong medicine t-PA to dissolve clogging thrombi was used for cerebral infarction operations, and there was a risk of worsening the state such as disturbance of consciousness and a lot of fatal cases. I thought that my father was truly being protected. Told that his paralysis would ensue, I was worried very much, “Maybe there is no chance,” but my anxiety has turned into gratitude now.
The other day, my friend suddenly visited my workplace and started talking in cry about that she had been mentally sick from the relationship at her workplace and so on. She had not slept for auditory hallucinations and was emaciated very much. Whether by side effects of tranquilizers which she had weekly saw a psychiatrist and had been taking a few times in a day, she had caused car accidents one after another and had been recognized as mentally disordered.
At first, I only listened to her but gathered my courage and did Johrei for several minutes. She suddenly brightened up and said, “My feeling was lightened.” I immediately guided her to the branch, and receiving Johrei from a teacher of the branch, she started shedding tears but was pleased in a refreshed face after it finished.
Afterward, she absolutely stopped the medicine daily taken and frequently visited the branch for Johrei. When she could not do so, she continued it by that I visited her house.
She brightened up, “In my brain was like an overcast sky, but I’m glad with my refreshed feeling like a clear blue sky.” Her auditory hallucinations disappeared, and she asked me by herself, “I want you to do Johrei.”
I am very glad that she has been quite calm since her entry in last August, and that her diseased physical condition and auditory hallucinations disappeared.
I will raise my Johrei hand in order that more people will recognize its power that made my father and friend better up to here.