Tag: Spiritual Volunteer

Miracles by Divine Light

Su-God and Oshien­ushi-sama, thank you for allowing me to share my thanksgiving report on the day of the Joint Anniversary Ceremony of America Guidance Division and the 22nd Anniversary Ceremony of SMBK-USA.

I was 8 years old when my dad decided to leave us. I am the oldest of five; therefore, I had to take care of my brothers and sisters. I had to wash clothes by hand and I carried water in the house; the water faucet was about a block away from the house. I had to wait in line two or more hours to fill the buckets of water then carry the heavy buckets filled with water in the house. I had to light the charcoal to put it in the iron and wait for the iron to be heated. Now I am ready to iron their cloths. It’s time to bath my brothers and sisters. Now they are clean and changed. It’s time for me to cook. I need to start a fire to light the charcoals and started cooking. This was a normal day for me. We never had toys and the privilege to go to school was never there. We wished to be tucked in bed. In Addition, we wanted mom to read us a book. That was a luxury and not available for us. We barely saw our mother. She had to work from five am to ten pm. Su-God protected and guided all of us since we had no Mom and Dad who could guide and protect us. Although I had hard time in my childhood, in my young age, I always wanted to serve and contribute for people to be free from pain and suffering.

In July 2006, I receive a flier of SMBK-USA. When I saw the flier, I said, “Oh!! This is what I was looking for.” On April 1999, when a Doctor told me that my mother had only few hours to live, I had a strong vision on giving light to my mother; I started to give her light. I was asking God, “Please don’t take my mother, please don’t.” Since then I wanted to give light to others and started to search. I was looking for a way to learn how to give light. But I felt empty as I couldn’t find anything related to giving Light. However, the flier of SMBK reaffirmed my vision. After a week of receiving the first purification, I took the Basic Seminar and became Kamikumite (A Member of World Divine Light Organization). Finally, I knew that I could do what Su-God wants me to do!!

After I became Kamikumite, I had beautiful experiences through the Art of Divine Light practice. Although I had many challenges in my Divine Services until today, every opportunity turned out to be wonderful.

For example, taking the Intermediate Seminar in June 2008 was very, very, challenging for me. There were many obstacles, such as giving up a job interview for the seminar, having hard time to finish the requirement exam to take the seminar, and having a car trouble on the second day of the seminar. I made an effort to make this happen no matter what! After those struggles during the Intermediate Seminar, I realized that one of the content of the Intermediate Seminar is about the world of ancestors. As a matter of fact I was able to feel the presence of my mom right next to me during the seminar. My mom has been dead for the past 10 years and it was the first time after her death that I saw her face right next to me, and she was smiling. I thought she was happy that I’m in SMBK. It was great experience to have her presence with me. I realized that even though I had several obstacles to complete this seminar, thanks to my mom’s help, I could focus on what I needed to do. I know for a fact that this made her happy. I know that at this time, my mom was happier than ever. I was touched I could save my mom even after she passed away. Then, I seriously started to guide people.

During my Divine Services last four years, I was able to witness many miracles.

In 2008, my friend Maria Castro had no job for a few months. Although she had applied in several places, nobody called her back for the interviews. She wanted to take the Basic Seminar in May 2008 but she had no money. I told her to fill out an application and offer it in front of the Divine Altar. She obediently offered the application, and then, the next day she received a phone call for an interview and they gave her the job, which allowed her to take the seminar.

Six month later Maria’s work permit was denied then came to find out that she had a deportation order from the immigration after being on home arrest for over one year. She visited several attorneys. Her sister paid several thousands of dollars. Then after the deportation order was in place, attorneys said there is nothing that could be done and she would have to leave the country. They all said the same thing. However, I told her that if she is involved in this organization, she will be guided, protected in accor­dance with God’s Will and everything will be alright. Then within a few months, the immigration sent her a work permit. Now she also has a social security number. The attorneys were surprised by such a miracle.

My brother in law, Fernando Chavez, had several anxiety attacks every day. Each time, his family would take him to the hospitals but they could not find anything wrong. The doctors would give him medication and his anxiety attacks would increase on a daily basis. The number of his attacks grew up to 15 or more per day, and his blood pressure went up. He got to a point that he couldn’t work, drive, and live a normal life. I invited him to an open house that I held on March 2010. After the first time he received purification, we could see the difference in his face. He also said he felt much better. After the second time of receiving purification, his anxiety attacks almost vanished. He was able to drive a small distance. After the 4th time of receiving purification, the doctor took him off the medications, and he is now able to work, drive and live a normal life. The miracles did not stop there. Within a few days, somebody offered him a mobile home. He didn’t have to be qualified for it; no long paper work was necessary, nothing. Within days, he moved from his small apartment to this big double wide 3 bedroom 2 bathrooms mobile home.

Another miracle; on May 6 2010, Ms. Rosa Lopez had surgery for two tumors; ovaries and uterus were removed. The tumors were so big that they looked like a baby’s head. Two weeks past by and the pathologist told her to go see a specialist. She was surprised at learning that another surgery needed to be performed because the doctor found cancer cells. She was worry, sleepless and depressed until she saw a flier about the Art of Divine Light. She called me and asked if I can take her to the center, and I gladly agreed. In the meantime, she kept seeing a doctor. After five times of receiving the Divine Light, she went to see the specialist. The specialists were surprised at the new studies; they told her, “Don’t worry. You don’t need to have another surgery or chemotherapy. Everything seems to be a miracle.”

The other miracle that I would like to share is about Mr. Jorge Lopez. I met him through another person. He was looking for a room to rent, and I wanted to help him. Talking with him, I learned that in his construction work he got asbestos in his lungs. I heard him having breathing difficulty. I forgot all about the room and was paying attention on his breathing problem. I asked him if he would come with me to the center but he said that he was too weak to get out of his room so I asked if he would allow us to give him Divine Light, and he agreed. Then, immediately I called Irvine center and talked to a Doshi (a minister), she agreed to go to his house, and Jorge re­ceived Divine Light. That night he said he fell asleep without taking the morphine for pain. Not only he slept very well, but the next day, he was able to go to the bank, then he went to make a payment and he even went grocery shopping. That is more than he had been able to do for a long time. Then after that night, he decided to drive to the center on a daily basis.

Now I focus on how I can expand the word of the Art of Divine Light to everybody anytime and anywhere but I also make an effort to do some Divine Services, such as flier distribution, making follow up phone calls to non-member, or providing people with the transportation to center. And I am also an assistant Group Coordinator of Group 2 from this year and I’m taking care of member who speak Spanish. I am glad that I can help people to make the difference in their life’s.

How can I spread the divine teachings and Practice? My concrete idea is that I can have more Open Houses, and those people that come can invite more people and we can have more open houses until togeth­er we can make a difference in the world. I invite everybody to spread the Divine teachings together we will make it a better world.

My biggest wish and plan in my life is to make the difference in the world to be full of love, happiness, companionship, peace and harmo­ny!

Thanks to Su-God and Oshienushi-sama, we can convey the law of the Universe and the Art of Divine Light to serve the world. Thank you very much for guiding us and for your protection and for making this Divine Light available for the world. The 51st Grand Anniversary Festival has been completed and we are now ready to start the active movement to reach the number of people here America. I will make my best effort to be of contribution to the worldwide expansion. Please continue to provide us with protection and guidance.

Su-God, and Oshien­ushi-sama, thank you so much indeed.

– Irma Barrera

The Food Arrangement Divine Service

I would like to share with you some positive changes that I experienced after I joined the Food Arrangement Divine Service Team.

When I took over the Team Leader position from previous person in charge, Mr. Paul, I was anxious because I thought the only reason the center chose me was that I was a doshi (Divine Light Minister) before, so I accepted the offer on a temporary basis until the center could assign someone else. To be honest, I didn’t really think I could perform as well as Mr. Paul because he seemed to be an extremely dedicated and caring member. On the other hand, being Japanese I have a complex with my English skills, so I was extra nervous at first. What’s more, I am extremely obsessive about what people think of me and what I say, and I easily get nervous and uncomfortable. So I thought, “I am not good at being around people.” However, I soon found that communicating with others during the service work was fun. The team is still new and the service work is a once per month occasion, so I thought it would be difficult for the members to memorize the specific how-to’s of each of the rituals, but, I concentrated all my efforts on the service work in order to conduct my work without problems and so the members could remember the proper way. I no longer feel any discomfort or fear at all when I talked to them.

In addition, after the divine service, almost every month I was told “Your aura looks very bright,” and “You look very happy. Did something good happened to you today?” or “I do not know what it is, but have you changed?” by the people who visited center with me. I believe my spirit was cleansed by Su-­God’s Divine Light while we were working on the Food Arrangement because we were working close to the Divine altar. After this realization, I feel more joy and gratitude to be able to participate in the Food Arrangement service work.

Regarding the team, there were only a few people who could participate in the Divine Service on a regular basis, so the team needed the Language Training Doshi’s help every month when I first started. But recently, the number of volunteer members has increased and their attendance has stabilized. Now, as a team, we can conduct the divine service work even without the assistance of the doshi’s.

When I was a doshi assigned to Yoko College for a year, at the training section at Headquarters, one of my tasks was teaching doshi trainees proper etiquette and giving demonstrations. Unlike at Yoko College, some team members in Irvine center are so new that they have little experience in handling the equipment that belongs to the divine altar, so I had to think hard to figure out the best way to explain it to them every month. In fact, this opportunity was quite motivating. Each individual member is very creative and unique. I am also learning from them. There are still so many things to explain, but my final objective is to share with the team everything I know and everything I have learned at Su-za so that each one of them can have the knowledge to be able to one day conduct the service work as a chief.

One more thing that I am grateful for is my wonderful husband Mike. He used to say “No” to participating in the Monthly Ceremony before, even though I begged him to go a few weeks in advance. But soon made the effort to attend and serve as Emcee at every Monthly Ceremony after I joined the Food Arrangement. We need to take separate cars to get to the center on Monthly Ceremony Day because I have Food Arrangement (installation) in the morning, but he still comes to the center by himself. It was like a dream to have both of us there at the Monthly Ceremony. My dream came true. I am so thankful. I also realized the importance of prayer and practice. I strongly believe that practicing Food Arrangement Service work definitely affected our family’s spiritual level in a positive way.

I would like to keep up my best effort to fulfill my assignment and objective, and spread the testimony of this fabulous divine service work as much as I can so that many people can participate. Thank you very much.

– Yoko Moro

Everyday Showing My Gratitude

I became a member in September 1995. I had many problems. I was involved with drugs, I was involved in an abusive relationship and both of my children were taken from me.

I tried to get help but nothing I did seemed to help until my brother guided me to the Irvine Spiritual Development Center. After I attended the Basic Seminar, the first thing I did was quit smoking, a thirty-year habit which I tried many times to stop with no success. Only this time there seemed to be another power behind me giving me the power to overcome something I could never before. That was a miracle in itself.

On July 30, 1996, I fell from 25 feet onto concrete pavement as a result of a domestic violence dispute and received a serious injury to my right arm. I could no stand up because I was in so much pain and was taken sway in an ambulance. I was in surgery for approximately 3 hours, as the doctors tried to reconstruct my arm. The radius bone was broken in half, my wrist was shattered and dislocated with 3 pins holding it in place, my elbow was shattered and dislocated and reconstructed with plastic. A steel plate was used to set the radius bone. I could not straighten my thumb or index finger because of tendon damage. The cast on my arm went up to shoulder. The medical prognosis indicated that the use of my right hand was not likely to ever happen again.

After this I went back to Spiritual Development Center and first starting receiving The Art of Divine Light every day. I was obviously disabled from this accident and had a lot of free time on my hands. I started doing Spiritual Volunteer Work at Irvine Spiritual Development Center from morning till night. I used my right hand when giving Divine Light to other people. My cast was removed completely after only 7 weeks. In October my fingers straightened completely, and it was soon after that I regained feeling back in my fingers!

Now I am working full time. That’s an occupation that definitely requires 2 hands. I haven’t seen a doctor or done any of physical therapy whatsoever since. I continue to do Spiritual Volunteer Work every day to try and show my gratitude for the countless miracles God has given me. I can’t tell you how my life has changed!