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What is Johrei ?

Johrei is a form of healing developed in Japan during the 1920s by the Japanese artist, healer and spiritual leader, Mokichi Okada. What is unique about Johrei is that it has a simple, easy to learn technique for you to practice at home, within your family or partnership, in order to maintain health and well-being.

It involves the channelling of a spiritual energy or Divine Light to purify one’s spiritual body and awaken our divine nature. In Japanese, Johrei means 'purification of the spirit'.

Johrei is not merely another technique to be applied for the healing of physical ailments. Its main purpose is to awaken the soul to the power of the Divine Light, which can change self-centred lives into God-centred ones. Johrei is an action which brings about spiritual fulfilment and true happiness on Earth.

The purpose of Johrei

The ultimate purpose of Johrei is to create paradise on earth. But on a smaller scale, paradise must first be created in our homes and families. For that to occur, we must create paradise in our own hearts.

The world is made up of peoples who form countries. Countries are made up of cities, towns, and villages. Cities, towns, and villages are made up of families. Families are made up of individuals. To create paradise, if the individuals who constitute the basic unit cannot be helped, there is no way to help the entire world. For example, if one takes a single family as a model of the world, when the family achieves a paradise like state and is helped, so too may the whole world be helped.

Johrei is based on the understanding that both physical and non-physical aspects exist in our lives and that our non-physical aspects, namely our mind and spirit, greatly influence our physical well-being. Our modern lifestyle constantly exposes us to pollutants and toxins that affect our body, and stress and negativity that cast 'clouds' in our spirit. The insight Mokichi Okada had was that our body has an in-built and natural function that automatically works to eliminate toxins and disperse these 'clouds'. He called this the Process of Purification, which can be witnessed as the body clears toxins through minor illnesses such as common colds and diahorrea. Western medicine tends to suppress these efforts of the body to restore harmony. Instead, he found that the practice of Johrei could help to guide and encourage this natural elimination process without further discomfort and could also sometimes help with symptoms associated with more serious or even life-threatening conditions.

How is Johrei practiced ?

A typical Johrei session lasts from 10 to 30 minutes. If needed, the session can be prolonged. The person who channels the energy is called the Johrei "channeller". The one who receives the energy is the "receiver". The distance between channeller and receiver varies from 1 to 3 feet. During a typical session, Johrei is firstly channelled to the front and then to the back of the receiver.

Who can channel Johrei ?

All who have experienced results with Johrei can become Johrei channellers after going through a Foundation Course and receiving the "Ohikari" (Sacred Focal Point). Johrei can be channelled to anyone, anywhere and at any time.

In Meishu-Sama's own words

"When the channellers give Johrei, they are not offering cures to those who are sick, and their main intention is not to cure the illness itself. They only act to transmit the Divine Light, which will purify the recipient's spiritual body and cleanse it of its spiritual clouds. Once the spiritual body is purified, illness is automatically cured as a natural consequence."


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Acknowledgements :
The British Johrei Society - www.johrei.org.uk
Izunome Kyodan - United Kingdom - www.johreiassociation.org.uk

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