Johrei – Healing Illness Through Divine Light by Sara E. Morrow In a world where Western medicine still reigns supreme, it’s often that only when faced with a ‘terminal’ diagnosis we seek out alternative healing methods. Johrei Healing is one such method that’s defying the odds, making believers out of many a skeptic, with documented cases that even doctors cannot dispute. What is Johrei? Johrei is defined as the “purification of the spirit” — a healing practice that uses ‘divine light’ to dissolve spiritual impurities and eliminate toxins believed to be at the source of physical and psychological problems and diseases. Developed by Japanese healer Mokichi Okada in 1930, the practice of Johrei seeks to create ideal conditions here on earth, replacing sickness, poverty and strife with health, prosperity and peace. Johrei made it to America in 1953, now having several centers throughout the US. The Johrei healer serves as a channel for divine light, delivering it through the healer’s hand, reflecting the energy. It is thought that through this light, the sick or diseased part of the human body can be healed. The healer sits facing the client and uses the Johrei techniques to sense where the impurities and disease is located. Energies are focused around those areas, as well as directed at the client’s forehead and abdomen, both thought to be central points for cleansing. Next, the client sits facing away from the healer, with energy now focused on the crown of the head and shoulders. During this whole process, toxins are released from the body and replaced by Divine light. At the end of the session, client and healer face one another again and a prayer of gratitude is said. Johrei Healer Makoto Suzuki Makoto Suzuki is one of the top Johrei healers in the field and has helped countless patients, who were once at death’s door, to fully recover. Makoto and his wife, Marlene, live in Los Angeles, California and are credited with saving lives, one Johrei session at a time. For over 32 years, Makoto has been sharing his gift of Johrei healing with those in need. He met wife Marlene when she came to him after being diagnosed with a terminal illness and given only a few months to live – 20 years ago in 1994. coque iphone x Makoto’s Johrei healing saved her life, and she then dedicated it to helping others to have the same chance to survive. Upon arriving, the peaceful energy is tangible. Marlene welcomes you into their home, her energy warm and peaceful. Any apprehensions subside immediately. coque iphone 2019 On meeting Makoto, his unassuming presence is refreshing for a man with such healing power to give. Makoto is a second-generation Johrei healer, having grown up being trained by his father. soldes coque iphone His sensitivity and ability to harness divine light energy started at a young age. coque iphone 6 Even as an infant in his mother’s womb, Makoto was receiving healing light from his father’s Johrei practice, from his conception onward. However, it wouldn’t be until age 20 when he began using his gifts. According to Makoto, the light comes through him from the divine, therefore not draining his own life source, but enhancing it. The Makotos generally see clients who are on the edge of death and quite ill. coque iphone 6 Both Makoto and Marlene believe that their purpose and path in life is to heal, therefore they see patients on a very sliding scale — giving of themselves and asking little to nothing in return (though most who receive treatment do leave a donation, if they can). People come from all over the US and are able to stay in a small cottage on the Suzuki’s grounds. Survivors Marlene says she and Makoto have treated over 400 people in the last 20 years, with a high success rate – and has many testimonials to back it up. coque iphone 2019 One such case is Laurie MacCaskill, who knows first hand the incredible powers of Johrei and the dedication and care with which the Suzukis practice this ancient healing spiritual technique. MacCaskill was diagnosed with terminal Pancreatic cancer and given 4-6 months to live. She had come to terms with her impending death, yet thought she’d give Johrei a try – she had nothing to lose. And what she would ultimately gain? Her life – an option she and her Western medicine doctors thought never possible. Since being treated by the Suzukis, her cancer is in remission and Laurie no longer needs chemotherapy. In a testimonial she states: “I feel great. I have energy, vitality and they have kept me disease free and I have a great quality of life.” Deeply grateful and hoping to help others in need, MacCaskill goes on, saying: “For anyone that is experiencing a challenge with any kind of disease or difficult situation, I highly recommend seeing the Suzukis. It’s a positive, pain free experience and they are truly loving and giving people.
By Kristen McGuiness How a Shaman Helped Me Deal With My Deepest Insecurities and Severe Addiction These methods are unconventional, but they’ve kept me sane and sober. April 4, 2014 The following article first appeared in The Fix. Also on TheFix.com: Brain Restoration: Too Good to be True for Addiction and Disease?; Howard Dean and the Politics of Recovery ; Tap Tap Tap: A Path to Healing and Recovery. Lidia leans over me and shakes her rattle, asking me to breathe in deep to the child I was. I feel the heavy stone as it sits on my belly, the scent of copal and green tea heavy in the room. I have done a lot of things to get sober, but in many ways, this hour with Lidia has kept me there. When I was barely a year sober, I had gotten a traffic ticket, had my wallet stolen, and was dumped by a guy all in the space of one week. My boss found me crying in my office one night, and offered to introduce me to someone. At first, I thought she meant a potential love interest, but she meant Lidia, her therapist. coque iphone 2019 As I quickly found out, Lidia was not only a licensed counselor, but also a Curandera, trained in the Shamanic energy work of the Peruvian and Huichol native peoples. The work that began that day in Chatsworth has carried me through my sobriety, and at the same time is deeply connected to it. Because what Lidia has taught me is that our souls are hardwired to our mental impulses. The belief systems which have been handed down from my Hungarian, Italian and Irish ancestors still live in my actions today and the lies that my forebears told themselves, and their children, in order to survive often echo in my own behaviors. And like the DNA that spirals through my chromosomal identity, those stories create the spine of my resentments, my fears, and how I have learned to love.On my first trip, she had me talk about where I was at in life—describing the frustration of my work life, my love life, and the childhood that had been so key in shaping the choices that led to both. Despite her loose white linen garments, and the hippie decorum of her home (nestled in the middle of suburban Chatsworth), it could have been any therapy session anywhere. But then she pulled down the shades, turned off the lights, pulled out her circle of sacred stones, and we began dipping into the shades of consciousness that pool around that desire to drink something or take something in order feel better. On that first day with Lidia when she had me choose a stone and then laid it on my body before pulling out a rattle and helping me channel the energy passed down by generations and solidified by my own beliefs and perspectives, I saw what I had yet to find anywhere else: the neurosis that lies beneath the addiction. And together Lidia and I began to heal it. At one time, I saw Lidia every month, but today, I only see her three to four times a year. The reason is simple, I have gotten better. But life still comes up. Through my time with Lidia, I left a job I did not love for one I did, I wrote and published my first book, I created a career as a writer, I fell in love and got married, I moved to Paris for a Masters degree, and came home to Los Angeles to new and exciting adventures in my career and in life. Now, as I prepare to embark on the next phase – getting pregnant and starting a family – I turn to Lidia again. We discuss my need for control as I have been trying to time my pregnancy with a Chinese gender predictor chart and the most desired astrological signs. That would be a control issue, I believe. Lidia again challenges me to find why this need for control still pervades my life. She explains to me what I had yet to realize myself, “It sounds like an addictive behavior. You’re compulsively trying to plan for life when you know that life doesn’t work that way.” Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Yes, I know that tune. It doesn’t take me long to trace back this addiction. When I was growing up, my father was imprisoned for marijuana smuggling. Nearly every year, he would give me a date for his release – June 4, 1988, November 10, 1990, August 30, 1996. I know these dates like the back of my hand. I would plan for them, dream about them, illustrate them in perfect detail. The day my father would be free, the day my daddy would come home. But then that date would pass, and my father would remain incarcerated, as he had been since I was four. The habit is old. If there is something I want, I will immediately feel the need to design its acquisition. I will formulate dates, I will plan big events, I will want to control what was never, ever in my control in the first place. And l do this all with the mind of an addict: obsessively, compulsively, unable to stop even when I know it’s not good for me, let alone those around me (just ask my husband). Lidia has me get on the floor and choose a stone. It isn’t as strange as it used to be. The process is now comforting, like settling in before a massage. I choose a strangely molded one that looks like a purplish brain. Lidia places it on my belly and we begin to channel the energy that can either hold back or inspire my deepest potential. coque iphone I begin to talk, but its not really a deliberate dialogue, it’s born from that liquid consciousness – the one that speaks in scents and colors and not in language or reason. coque iphone en ligne And in that stream of thought, I recognize the games I play with finance, with my relationship, in my career. My unending need to plan vacations and track dates and calculate numbers and premeditate fantasies and goals and babies in ways that are not necessarily healthy. The time passes quickly. The tears have come and gone and I am breathing deeply on Lidia’s floor when suddenly I feel a ripple of energy run up along the left side of my shoulder and around my neck. It’s a strange experience, one I have never had before while meditating. Lidia shakes the final spell of her rattle, and closes the ceremony. I open my eyes to see her sitting above me, looking down. “The weirdest thing just happened,” she tells me. “As you were laying there at the end, I saw this image of a swan wrap itself around your neck. coque iphone xs max It was so clear, I could see it move up your shoulder and then your two necks intertwined.” She laughs, “I wondered what it was going to do with its little webbed claws.” I gasp. This is why I come here. This is why I continue to come here. Because beneath the addiction, beneath the twelve steps, beneath the recovery and the sobriety, is the magic of being alive. And Lidia and I dance together in that. coque iphone I tell her how I felt the same thing, and I realize what the feeling was, “It was feathers. I could feel feathers moving alongside my body.” Fuck yeah, magic. After we get up, and close with a final prayer, turning the room back into one that could double as any therapist’s office anywhere, she pulls out a book on medicine animals. In it, we read about the swan, “Swan… The power of woman entering Sacred Space, touching future, yet to come, bringing eternal grace.” Kristen McGuiness is a freelance writer and regular contributor to The Fix who wrote previously about old timers in AA and sober travel, among other topics. She is the author of 51/50: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life.
Organic Consumers Association Statement on GMO Labeling Law Victory in Vermont • Vermont Lawmakers Pass Country’s First No-Strings-Attached GMO Labeling Law • Organic Consumers Association, April 16, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2014 FINLAND, MN. – Today, by a vote of 28-2, the Vermont state Senate passed H.112, a bill to require mandatory labeling of foods sold in Vermont that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). coque iphone soldes The bill also makes it illegal to call any food product containing GMOs “natural” or “all natural.” Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require four or five other states to pass GMO labeling laws before they can be enacted, Vermont’s law contains no “trigger” clauses, making it the first “clean” GMO labeling law in the country. The bill now goes back to the House which is expected to agree to the Senate’s amendments, then to Gov. coque iphone solde Peter Shumlin who is expected to sign it. Ronnie Cummins, national director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), issued the following statement: Today’s victory in Vermont has been 20 years in the making. Ever since genetically modified crops and foods entered the U.S. food supply in the early 1990s, without adequate independent pre-market safety testing and without labels, U.S. consumers have fought to require the labeling of foods containing GMOs. Consumer demand for mandatory labeling of GMOs spawned a national grassroots movement that has persevered despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent by the biotech and food industries to lobby state lawmakers in Vermont, and to fund anti-labeling campaigns in California (2012) and Washington State (2013). coque iphone 8 Today, consumers and a number of principled legislators in Vermont made it clear to Monsanto, Coca-Cola and other opponents of consumers’ right to know: We will not back down. This movement is here to stay. coque iphone x We expect that Monsanto will sue the state of Vermont in order to prevent enactment of H.112. coque iphone We also expect that Monsanto will lose, and the law will go into effect on schedule, on July 1, 2016. We expect that the Grocery Manufacturers Association, a multi-billion lobbying group representing more than 300 food, pesticide and drug makers, will try to pass their “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014,” introduced last week by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.), intended to strip Vermont, and all other states, of their right to pass GMO labeling laws. coque iphone 6 And we expect that Congress will not pass this law, dubbed the DARK (Deny Americans the Right to Know) Act, which seeks to deny consumers the right to know if their food has been genetically engineered, and deny states the right to enact laws designed to protect public health. Vermont’s landmark victory today will force food companies to either label GMOs in all states, or reformulate their products to be GMO-free in order to avoid stating “this product was produced using genetic engineering” on their packaging. When Oregon passes a citizens’ ballot initiative to label GMOs in November, as we believe it will, the biotech and food industries will have lost, beyond the shadow of a doubt, their battle to keep consumers in the dark. coque iphone The OCA has worked closely over the past several years with the pro-labeling grassroots movement in Vermont. Today we congratulate Vermont activists for their passionate pursuit of this law, Vermont lawmakers for having the courage to pass the law, and Vermont citizens for being the first in the country to have the benefit of GMO labels on their food. And we reaffirm our commitment to work with Oregon and other states to pass similar laws, and to fight any and all attempts by industry and/or Congress to overturn these laws. For press inquiries, please contact Katherine Paul by phone: 207.653.3090 The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit 501(c)3 public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.
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