I was recently given a good story of putting our love into action by a minister who resides in a District in Eastern Japan, Mr. K. On November 12th, Mr. K was heading to the Albuquerque Airport in New Mexico, United States, accompanied by Minister S from IHQ to meet Dr. Larry Dossey to discuss “Scientific Research on Prayer and Johrei.” One hour before arriving in New Mexico, Mr. K saw an elderly American gentleman coming out of the airplane restroom and he suddenly collapsed in front of him. Mr. K, with the aid of some passengers, immediately helped him off of the floor, but the man once again went into an unconscious state. A flight attendant witnessed the situation, and called for a medical doctor’s assistance if any were available among the passengers. Two doctors, a male and female, responded to her plea. While the doctors were examining the gentleman, Mr. K was giving him Johrei from a distance of three meters. Seeing that the doctors were puzzled, not understanding the cause of his fall, Mr. K came closer to them while continuing to channel Johrei. Soon the man woke up and was conscious for a moment which surprised the doctors. This was only momentary, however, as the man again fell back into unconsciousness. The female doctor asked Mr. K, “Thank you for doing this, but what is it?” “It is called Johrei, a Japanese healing technique,” Mr. K replied. She said with a smile, “Oh! I’ve heard of it through one of the books written by Dr. Andrew Weil!” She had been one of Dr. Weil’s research assistants while doing her residency after graduating from her M.D. program. After that interaction, she felt comfortable letting Mr. K continuously give the unconscious man Johrei, so he kept channeling with confidence. After 30 minutes passed, the man awoke and said, “Thank you, I am feeling better now. “ Right about that time, the plane was ready to land at the airport, and as soon as it touched ground, the man was taken to a nearby hospital by a waiting ambulance. Mr. K was thanked by the flight attendant, and received words of praise from the doctor who said, “I want to know more about what you did to him.” The accompanying Minister S, briefly explained Johrei , and gave her fifteen minutes of Johrei at the airport lobby. After the Johrei, she seemed to be moved by the experience and said, “Wonderful! I felt my spirit was awakened. Would you teach me how to do it? I work in a hospital in Albuquerque, but I want to learn it to help people in the community to restore their health, while continuing to awaken my spirit.” After the ministers suggested to her to take the introductory course and gave her their contact, they parted ways. Later the doctor sent an email to Mr. K and Mr. S, and she said, “We would not have met each other if this situation had not occurred on the airplane. This was a gift and opportunity from God, I believe. I am looking forward to learning more about Johrei soon.” After completing their business in Albuquerque, Mr. K and Mr. S boarded a flight traveling to Los Angeles. They sat together across the aisle from each other. A visibly upset disabled elderly gentleman who had been argumentative with the flight attendant sat next to Mr. K. Mr. K talked to the elderly man right away, and forged a friendship with him. He began giving him Johrei. Seeing what Mr. K was doing for the man, the passenger sitting next to Mr. S asked him, “What is he doing?” “That is called Johrei, and healing process from Japan,” Mr. S replied. The man asked again,” I am a therapist who does English massage, but I suffer from a migraine. Is that effective with headaches?” “I think so,” Mr. S replied, and he proceeded to give him Johrei. Both Mr. K and Mr. S gave their recipients Johrei for about one hour until they arrived in Los Angeles. After receiving Johrei, the two Americans showed their interest and one said, “I felt better. I want to know more about Johrei.” Mr. K and Mr. S explained about Johrei and left them their business cards. Mr. K was very happy because he found the flight attendant who had been earlier yelled at by the elderly gentleman feeling better, and she approached Mr. K to shake his hand as showing her gratitude. Later, Mr. S received a grateful email from the massage therapist stating that he would like to take the introductory course. Reflecting upon this experience, I take for granted that it is a natural response for Johrei ministers to act in this way; however, I was still impressed by Mr. K’s “nimble footwork” to handle those situations. I personally know Mr. K, and Johrei for him is a way of connecting with others. I thought these situations sounded exactly how Mr. K would respond. When you suddenly encounter a situation of a person purifying, are you able to give him/her Johrei immediately? It takes courage and decisive action, thus it might be difficult for some people. Good Deeds are Necessary to Create Happiness Meishu‐sama said in his Teachings entitled, “My True Feelings”: “My thoughts are always centered on how I can help others to become truly happy.” If we follow this Teaching and become a person who can always think of others being happy, we can naturally take immediate action when it is needed. For those of you who daily strive to become a person who can practice Meishu‐sama’s Teachings. It might be “a piece of cake” to do so; however, for those who think that you have not reached that level, I would like to encourage you to make the New Year be your year of action. If you act with love Meishu‐ sama will always be there for you. If you do not act, nothing will happen. Neither others nor we will reach a state of happiness. Quote: Rev. Watanabe’s Message, President‐Sekai Kyusei Kyo Izunome，December 23, 2011 Meishu‐sama’s Birthday Service at Hall of Worship, Atami, Japan
Books available for purchase on Motivational Press, Amazon, Audible, & Kindle!