One Month Truth School 2020

One Month Truth School 2020

Open for Applications!

One Month Truth School is a program to learn the way of life of humanity in the 21st century.

Introduction
“School” is a place where you will find something new to learn about what you have never known or believed before. When children enter school, they encounter many things they did not know before, and they expand upon the world as they receive each new understanding, while growing rapidly. However, as they grow up, their values get fixed, and they say, “I want to learn something like this.” After all, they will only receive what is in line with their values.

The One Month Truth School is not a forum that offers content based on just the values that you want to learn, because now the era is changing dramatically and we are no longer able to survive with our old values. These values have created the current society, and as a result, the world is facing a major impasse where no breakthroughs can be found anywhere. Right now, we human beings are standing at serious crossroads where if we continue to live with our old values, we will move onto the path of destruction. However, if we choose to change, then we will step into the flow of the universe, which no one can perceive from our past values.

*We can tell that the era is now at its greatest turning point, based on the cycle of the stars, and the history of human civilization. If you would like to know the details, please see the following.
Konohana Family English Newsletter 2019 Summer Solstice Issue

The One Month Truth School is an opportunity to meet a new world that you have never dreamed of, with a whole other dimension of learning than what has been taught in the past. When you abandon your attachments to your old values, and step into the unknown, you will break through your boundaries and meet your new self. This style of learning is going to help you make a breakthrough in your life by becoming more aware of how to resolve the problems of modern society, while opening a path to contribute to the future of the earth.

In the One Month Truth School, we welcome people who have a will to step into the new world, beyond the fixed concepts of modern society. We offer a program at Konohana Family which practices experiential learning.

 

Do you have the will to go to a world

which you do not know?

 

The One Month Truth School has widely received national and international attention as an inspiration for how to negotiate the chaotic world affairs with which we are now faced. The program has many inquiries, and once we reach full capacity we will stop accepting applications. So if you consider joining the program, please apply soon.

Date: February 23rd (Sun) to March 21st (Sat), 2020 For 28 days

 

Venue:

Konohana Family,
238-1 Nekozawa, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan

Capacity: 15 people

* We will no longer receive applications once the quorum has been reached. Please sign up soon.

Language:

The program is offered by Japanese; however, depending on participants, Chinese and English interpretations are available.

Interpretation for Non-Japanese Participants

Participation Fee*:

Self-assessed sliding scale.
*Participation fee covers tuition, accommodation, food, and consumption tax, and insurance, etc.

If your income is
More than 4 mil. JPY / yr :                                  220,000 JPY,
More than 2 mil. to less than 4 mil. JPY / yr : 200,000 JPY
Less than 2 mil.  JPY / yr :                                  180,000 JPY

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  • This includes participation fee, accommodation, food, washing clothes, and insurance.
  • If you would like to pay by installment, please consult with us.
    If the installment, you need to complete the payment before the program starts.

Contents:
Through the various facets of the program such as “Worldview”, “Food”, “Medical Care”, “Economy”, “Life & Death”, “Sex & Universe”, and “Sustainable Farming”, you will be guided to open the eyes of your heart to see the truth of this world by reading individual personality, mission of life, and analyzing the flow of the era.

Main Instructor – “Jiiji”, his another name is Mr. Cosmos
“Sharing Your Heart” which deeply explores your inner self

 

 

 

 

 

Example of the Program:
Learning of Personality (Karma reading, Heliocentric Calendar & Katakamuna Reading)/ Broadening Worldview/ Economy of Bodhisattva/ Food Therapy/ Katakamuna/ Sex & Universe/ Life & Death/ Natural Therapy Program/ Culturing Microorganisms/ Sharing Your Heart

– As the program is not fixed, the above are just examples. The most suitable options for interactive communications between the participants and the organizers will be offered, so this is the one and only program anywhere which is unpredictable for everyone.
– When we receive application form from overseas, the program is offered in two or three languages, Japanese, Chinese, and English.

Note: 
– Program is based on lectures. There is not much hands-on-programs.
– This program is suitable for people who would like to encounter new perspectives which you have not experienced before. If you would like to learn something you expect, this is not the program. 

* Through various events in the community, such as birthday parties and festivals, you can feel the real community life in which each individual expresses their gifted talents, supports each other, and lives harmoniously in practice by following the laws of the universe.

Flow of A Day:

7:30  Breakfast
8:30  Morning Class (Including tea break)

12:00   Vegetarian Lunch

14:00 Afternoon Class (Including snack break)
17:30 Bath Time
18:30 Vegetarian Dinner
20:30 Community Meeting (Optional)

*Time may be varied by programs.
*Every Sunday (or Saturday) are program free day.
*You can experience community life on the free day.

Supporter System:
A supporter is selected for each participants in order to support life in general. You can consult with him/her on whatever is difficult to talk about in a big group.

Application:

Please download this application form, fill it out and send to
intl★konohana-family.org (Please replace ★to@)
Truth School Application Form 2020

Once we have received your application form, we will get back to you with more details.
We will officially accept your participation upon receipt of your participation fee. After confirmation of your payment, we will acknowledge your application from the order in which it was received. Once quorum has been reached we will close the application process.
* Please complete your payment 30 days before the program starts.
* We would like to request participants not to cancel your application as much as possible after your payment. Cancellation after the payment does not only become a big burden to the organizer, but also takes away a learning opportunity from other possible participants. Therefore, when you apply, please double check your schedule and honestly consider your willingness to participate.
*Cancellation after the 90th day before the program starts, we will charge you a cancellation fee.

 

We look forward to your participation!

Main Organizer: NPO Greengrass
Co-organizer: Konohana Family

Inquiry: Michiyo or Tomoko
Telephone number: +81-544-66-0250 or +81-544-67-0485
E-mail: intl★konohana-family.org (Please replace ★to@)

Konohana Family English Newsletter Vol. 11

The Eye-Opening
Natural Therapy Program

As modern civilization has developed, people have forgotten to live with nature. They have rushed to try and gratify their own desires, sensing pleasure when their desires are satisfied, and considering this pleasure to be proof of abundance. Currently, contradictions due to this orientation have begun to crop up as problems everywhere in the world.
Various eras have left their mark on earth, up to the present day. The transitions from one era to the next can be linked to the planetary movements of the solar system. Many people have not realized this yet, but the cycles which planets describe have brought to the earth the turning points of the eras. For example, AI (Artificial Intelligence) is sweeping the world now. Changes throughout society, and even our individual actions, are about to be controlled by AI. This symbolizes the current era, and the will of the planets is reflected there.
In this flow of the era, various contradictions have also begun to appear as problems in the family. Now that child abuse, domestic violence, unattended deaths, and even nurse murder are occurring, the young generation which is supposed to create society with hope has lost hope. People in their 20s to 50s, who have the most productivity, have experienced mental illness. Currently, about 4 million people in Japan go to medical facilities due to mental disorders. It is said that the number of those who are on the verge of developing mental problems is ten times this number. That is, about one third of Japanese people are mentally sick. However, modern psychiatric care is centered on symptomatic treatment, which tries to suppress symptoms with medicine. Even counseling does not have the effect of making people fundamentally healthy. On the contrary, the longer patients are sick, the more medical costs are incurred, generating profits for hospitals. In fact, there is even a tendency not to hope for the fundamental recovery of patients at psychiatric facilities. In reality, medical costs are included in the GDP and become an indicator of abundance.
As reflected in the writing of “diseases (病気)” with characters meaning “energy (気) is sick (病)” in Japanese, all sickness is caused by our minds. Just as none of our bodies are the same, our individual minds are more unique than they look. Although pathological symptoms seem the same, each person’s process for reaching them is different. Therefore, we cannot deal with each situation according to some uniform prescription such as, “we should do this for depression.” What kind of environment was a person born in? What kind of personality does he/she have? How has he/she lived their life? Moreover, what kind of transitions has his/her soul gone through? What kind of social environment is he/she in now? Through the Natural Therapy Program which NPO Green Grass provides, we make efforts to respect each person’s original life, to walk together, to analyze the root cause for sickness, and to find the path to true health.
Numerous miracles have occurred, so that those who could not improve with modern medicine have been able to recover their health here. That is, they have begun to take the path to re-conceptualizing the source of their sickness, and realizing their life purpose. This is the path for individuals not only to recover their own health, but also to bring health to the society which has generated them, and to create an abundant society. Currently, the time is coming when the world will require a big shift in people’s viewpoints. The planetary cycles of the solar system are telling us this. This is the manifestation of the great will of the universe, which is beyond our human comprehension. At the same time, the healing of our sick minds here on earth will bring evolution to the universe.
Hoping that many people will live with hope through the Natural Therapy Program to recover their health in the future…

 


NPO Green Grass
NPO Green Grass was founded in 2001 by people who had the same vision as Konohana Family. It provides various social contributions in collaboration with Konohana Family, with the purpose of creating a society where people support each other and live together.
Website https://www.npo-greengrass.org/


 

Why don’t You Recover your Mental and Physical Health in an Environment Surrounded by Nature Rich in Greenery at the Foot of Mt. Fuji?

A Program to Face and Improve Our Minds
In collaboration with Konohana Family, NPO Green Grass provides a program to help participants face and improve their minds. This is the Natural Therapy Program (known as the “care stay”), in which people stay at Konohana Family and try to recover their mental and physical health.
According to data for the year 2014 provided by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, 3,920,000 people in Japan went to medical facilities due to mental illness, including 1,120,000 patients with depression and 770,000 patients with schizophrenia.
At modern medical facilities, the chronicity and prolongation of mental illness and the current practice of relying solely on medications have become social issues.
Considering these issues, NPO Green Grass accepts for its program those with mental disorders (depression, schizophrenia), various dependencies (drug, alcohol and nicotine), problematic actions (staying-at home, school refusal) and lifestyle diseases. There are numerous cases in which care guests have improved their condition dramatically in a short period of time and have been able to return to society. As a result, even modern medical institutes have paid attention to our activity.


*In the case of Non-Japanese guests, we provide the program to those who can communicate and explain their physical and mental state in either Japanese or English.


 

3 Pillars of the Natural Therapy Program

1. Healthy Diet full of Life Energy = Gaining Physical Immunity
Food is considered medicine at Konohana Family. Almost all food is produced by the community through the Universal Circulation Method (based on the principle by which the source of life energy which is brought to nature). A diet full of life energy actually works as medicine both physically and mentally. Vegetarian meals are centered around brown rice. Food therapy based on enzyme-rich diets such as Nishi-style Koda therapy (fasting, half-day fasting, and raw food) is also prescribed. This diet is very effective at improving not only physical conditions like atopy but also emotional instability and mental disorders.

 
2. Regular Life Rhythm Based on Nature = Living with the Rhythm of the Moon, the Sun and the Earth
By living in keeping with a rhythm based on nature, care guests can take in the natural energy which is “the original energy” that draws forth a natural immunity within the body and allows them to recover their health.
Everyone can regulate their physical and mental rhythms easily by living in accordance with the regular life rhythm (the rhythm of the moon, the sun and the earth) through such practices as working during the daytime, having meals on a fixed time schedule, and reflecting on their experiences at the end of the day in an agriculture-based community lifestyle.

 
3. Reflecting on the Mind that has Caused Disease = Gaining Mental Immunity
We do not cure care guests. What we do instead is to help them search for and face their way of mind — the root cause of their diseases, and to provide an environment within which they can improve their life consciousness. The important thing is to help them to gain a “Mental Immunity” to face themselves without running away from their problems. By learning from members who work on such things in their daily lives, care guests are able to maintain a stable mind and lead a healthy life even after they encounter problems back in their original environment (family or company).

 

“High Spirituality” creates a “Healing Place” and spreads a beautiful vibrancy.

Healing Space (Harmonious Spirituality)

An individual healthy mind and body creates a healthy society.
→ Realization of a world without medical care

 

The Contents of the Program

Support System
A member becomes the supporter and generally shares a room with the care guest. A reliable 24 hour support system is provided.

Counseling
We generally provide counseling to the participant prior to the program, upon entry, and weekly after that to decide on their therapeutic process.

main supporter – Jiiji

Diary
When care guests get used to staying here, they start to keep a diary. The main supporter reads the diaries and makes comments.

Daily Life
As for the way the care guests spend their daily life during their stay, the main supporter provides suggestions which are appropriate to each guest’s situation. In many cases, care guests spend time freely for the first week without being given a task by the main supporter. After they get used to staying here, they do what they can do, such as working in the field, helping with housework, etc. during the daytime. By writing a journal and reflecting on the counseling they receive, they gradually nurture objective perspectives that allow them to see themselves clearly.

Rehabilitative Training
Care guests can have various work experiences in Konohana Family as a part of rehabilitative training.

Collaboration with the Care Guest’s Family
There are some cases in which we contact the care guest’s family during the stay, and if possible, we ask the family to attend the counseling. We can proceed with the program more effectively by trying to improve the situation including the family relationships.

Graduation
Generally, the program ends when the care guests are given a score of 70% improvement, based on the main supporter’s judgement). We do not give a 100% score during the stay in order to encourage the care guests to continue improving their situation through practices back in their original environment. The end of the program is called “graduation” and “graduation concerts (graduation ceremonies)” are held to celebrate their departure toward a new life.

Course after Graduation
After graduation, some guests return to their original school/company, and some continue to stay here. In this case, some try to stabilize their body and mind more as a long-term guest, and some try to look for a future vision by staying on as a helper. Also, some work outside in rehabilitative training for the future, secure an income to pay for their accommodation fee here, and deepen their learning through continuing the Konohana lifestyle.

Aftercare
After graduation, counseling and mail exchanges are provided upon request. Also, there are many people who continue to stay after the completion of the residential care program, and/or visit here regularly to deepen their learning. By living in the community as part of a family for a certain period, they gain strong bonds with members and are greeted with a warm “Welcome back” upon their return visits. They feel relieved to have a second home where they can ask for consultation any time.

Cost
The program costs US$30 per day, including accommodations, meals, facility charges, laundry, etc. Special expenses such as doctor’s fees are paid by care guests. All the care-related services such as counseling, support system, etc. are provided free of charge. The period of the stay is generally one to three months.

 


Inquiry
If you have further questions about the Natural Therapy Program and/or you are interested in taking the Natural Therapy Program, please send an e-mail to the following address.
intl[at]konohana-family.org


 

“P’s Report on Taking the Natural Therapy Program”
-Never too late to make a shift in our life!-

An American woman, P took the Natural Therapy Program from January to February, 2019 and has changed a lot. We would like to introduce her experiences.

“I am a seventy-year-old American. When I was a child, my mother was depressed due to an unhappy marriage and encouraged me to use my intelligence and have a good career, so that I wouldn’t need to depend on a husband in the future. I worked hard and became a university professor; however, I have been unhappy almost all my life. The main cause of distress in recent years has been depression and anxiety related to my own marriage of thirty years. Due in part to health issues, I retired from my job fifteen years ago, and began a long search to improve my mental and physical condition. This has brought me to Konohana Family today.”

In January, 2019, P visited the Konohana Family, feeling as if she was clutching at straws. Jiiji, the counselor of the Natural Therapy Program, said to her at the consultation, “What you need is not to receive treatment, but to broaden your worldview.” With this understanding, she began to take the Natural Therapy Program.

First, she was given the task of “writing a journal to know herself accurately.” She worked hard on it every day, utilizing her excellent intelligence, and Jiiji evaluated her highly, saying “Your self-analysis is perfect.” However, at the same time, he thought, “No matter how many ideas people have for trying to improve themselves, if these thoughts come from their mental habits or desires, people will be trapped in them and unable to realize the fact that they are actually bound by their own thoughts. Instead of improving, they will fall into the misunderstanding that expressing their own thoughts is freedom. Surprisingly, this is a trap into which intellectually excellent people tend to fall.” In this situation, he gave a revolutionary suggestion after P had stayed here for two weeks!

This was the proposal that P would distinguish two Ps in herself, and have time every night for a discussion among P-A, who has lived with her mental habits and emotions, P-B, who tries to admonish P-A objectively, and Jiiji. He said, “P-B has wisdom which is good enough to make herself healthy. However, P-A, who has lived her own life, resists P-B’s suggestions. Therefore, the most important key in this project is which P you are going to prioritize. When you reverse your thinking patterns, you will have an ability not only to save yourself but also to be helpful to save even others.”

After this, when P woke up in the morning and negative thoughts came up, Jiiji encouraged her, saying, “When you encounter P-A, this is actually your chance for improvement. When you get up in the morning and feel negative, it is an opportunity!” When P initially reacted emotionally to a message from her husband, but then regained her calmness quickly, Jiiji said to her, “His message was a good exam today! Living a life is like always taking an exam to know our mental state. It is important to accept everything just as information.” Through this work, P began to get out of the state in which she was bound by herself and lacked an objective viewpoint and came to see her own reality. As a result of having broadened her worldview gradually, she successfully graduated from the Natural Therapy Program after six weeks.

“Reflecting on my life now, I have realized that the real source of the difficulties in my life has not been the traumatic events of my childhood, but my choice to view them as a curse rather than as engraved invitations to spiritual growth. In fact, Jiiji has reassured me that it’s not too late to make a shift in my life, and that all the energy that has been going into my suffering can be a very powerful agent for the good when it is re-directed. This is an immense encouragement for me.

Much of my change here is due to what I have experienced, rather than simply taken in intellectually. Many of the experiences that will stay with me came to me as a result of observing, interacting with, or just floating among the members of the Konohana Family. They were just open to me, and willing to help and share however they could. Now, I know I do not need to foresee the whole plan; when I do what I need to do, the divine will kick in and support my efforts. I am very grateful to all the members of the Konohana Family for everything they have given to me.”

 


If you would like to know more about P’s story, please refer to the following weblog.
konohana-family-english-weblog.org/2019/03/22/report-on-natural-therapy-program/


 

P’s Report on Taking the Natural Therapy Program

In September, 2017, P visited Konohana Family for the first time and consulted with Jiiji about the anxiety and depression which she had suffered from for a long time. She revisited Konohana in January, 2019 and took the Natural Therapy Program for 6 weeks. As a result, she successfully graduated from the Program and the graduation concert for her was held on February 16th. During the concert, she shared the following “P’s Report on Taking the Natural Therapy Program” with Konohana Family members.


 

“P’s Report on Taking the Natural Therapy Program”
-Never too late to make a shift in our life!-

I am very happy to have this opportunity to tell the community what I have been able to experience while I have been here living among you. Before I came to Konohana Family, my world had become smaller and smaller, to a point where I felt nearly paralyzed, emotionally. This was despite intense spiritual and therapeutic work.
I live in the United States. I am seventy years old, married, with two children in their twenties; for many years I had a career as a professor. My arrival at Konohana Family is the result of reading an article in Communities magazine and recognizing immediately that there was something important here for me.
When I arrived, the main ongoing cause of distress in my life was depression and anxiety related to my marriage. Although my husband is a very kind, caring person, I have found it difficult to connect with him emotionally. As Jiiji has put it, for me, my husband is a great messenger from the divine, because the differences between us have brought to my attention a number of the negative patterns that I developed long ago, in my childhood.
Despite the fact that my parents made their best efforts to care for me in a loving manner, they had both suffered significant trauma while they were young, and the serious difficulties in their marriage meant that I did not emerge from my childhood with a feeling of safety and wellbeing. In fact, I developed a hyper-vigilant attitude toward the world. After my sister was born with medical issues when I was eight years old, I felt especially jeopardized, and fell into the first of many sicknesses that I have experienced over the years. Some of these were quite serious, and they generally occurred when I was facing a situation that I didn’t know how to handle.
Because there was no spiritual aspect to our life at home, I had no awareness of any sort of divine force on whom I could depend for help or guidance. I was encouraged to use my intelligence, work hard, and prepare myself for a good career that would give me financial security without the need to marry. I in fact followed this path, developing along the way a perfectionistic personality that brought with it many negative thoughts about myself and about the world at large. I eventually became a university professor, but still suffered from a lot of anxiety and depression. Then, about thirty years ago, I married my husband and began a family life that echoed many of the themes of my own childhood.
Due in part to my health issues, I retired from my job about fifteen years ago, and embarked on an effort to improve my mental and physical condition. Fortunately, I had the chance to encounter a spiritual healer who made me aware of the relationship between physical and mental health and spiritual health. This started the long search for spiritual healing that has brought me to Konohana Family today.
Before coming here, I had realized for a long time that allowing my ego to “earn” success in a career was not going to bring me happiness, but still, I was floundering. I would say I have a strong ethos of service to the broader world, but because my mental condition was so unstable, I was having continual emotional crises that caused me to “crash,” and most of my energy was being used to keep myself going and care for my home and my family. I had the feeling that I was barely alive.
Of course, the rest of my family also experienced problems as the result of my ongoing depression and anxiety. Basically, just like when I was a child and used sickness as a way to secure my parents’ attention, I ended up positioning myself as a needy person who required the help of the rest of the family just to continue to exist. The fact that my family was carrying so much responsibility for my life of course made it very difficult for them to live out their own lives in keeping with their individual wills.

What Konohana Family has offered me while I’ve been here is a different vision, a vision of how to live a psycho-spiritually independent existence. When I can do that, I trust that the rest of my family will also have a better chance to express their own talents and independently develop their own lives.
I see that this step toward my own emotional independence will allow me to begin to consistently and truly care about other people for the first time in my life, because I won’t need them to make my own life livable. Making this change within my family does not amount to “saving the world,” of course, but for me, it is a significant step in the direction of spiritual maturity.

How can I hope to make such a huge change after seventy years of living another way? I think it depends on having identified and made a commitment to trust another source of safety in life. While I have been here at Konohana, I have made huge strides in this direction. Part of this is due to some of the teachings that Jiiji has shared with me; part of it is due to what I have been able to sense about how this community functions.
For example, I have realized that the real source of the difficulties in my life has not been the traumatic events of my childhood per se, but my tendency to view them as a curse rather than as engraved invitations to spiritual growth. Because Jiiji has said so many things to me that have the “ring of truth,” and because I can see how successful the efforts of Konohana Family have been, I have decided to trust his reassurance that when I do what I need to do, the divine will kick in and support my efforts. In other words, I just need the courage to trust that it is a benevolent partner who is offering to dance down the road with me, if I will but join the dance.
One reason that I have had a hard time grasping these opportunities is that the issues I have been dealing with have looked too big for me to handle on my own – my mind couldn’t see a way to solve them. But as Jiiji and Yoko have repeatedly reminded me, I am not going to have to solve the entire problem on my own, and I don’t have to see the entire path to a solution from my current perspective. In fact, this is impossible, because I don’t yet have the skills or the mental perspective that will be needed. But if I can trust that my dance partner will join me, I can have the courage to take the first step. And after that first step, the rest of the dance will gradually become clear. As Jiiji put it, in a mind with room, many possibilities that are currently invisible will become visible. I have taken to heart the implications of this concept, which are a major revelation for me, and I have seen them played out many times in the community during the time I have been here.
In addition to these challenges to “step up” and take concrete actions to take responsibility for my own life, Jiiji has given me lots of encouragement about the possibilities that are still open to me at the age of seventy. It’s not like I need to just throw away my old personality and try to start over again — even the aspects of my nature that have been problems for me in the past (like my carefulness, and my sensitivity) can be put to good use in contributing to not only my family, but the broader world.
In fact, he has reassured me that it’s not too late to make this sort of shift in my life, and that all the energy that has been going into my suffering can be a very powerful agent for the good when it is re-directed. This is an immense encouragement for me.
Of course, when I go back to the US, I will face the challenge of holding on to what I have been able to take in here. I don’t expect everything to suddenly become easy, but I do feel like I’ve basically received what I need to lay down my addiction to seeking my own identity, my own life, in the eyes of other people. Much of this change is due to all the things I have had a chance to discuss with Jiiji and Yoko, but a huge part of it is due what I have experienced, rather than simply taken in intellectually, and when I think back on my spiritual life, it is the unexpected experiences that have stayed with me as touchstones, much more than the many books I have read.
Many of the experiences that will stay with me came to me as a result of observing, interacting with, or just floating among the members of the Konohana Family. It is impossible to overstate the level of calm, sincerity, and benevolence that emanates from the individual members, and from the community as a whole. Living in this sort of environment, one can come to expect benevolence, and living within that expectation is a very powerful experience. Because of all of this, the pace of life here seems very measured, predictable, and reassuring, as in the words to a song from the Thich Nhat Hanh sangha – “never in a hurry.” This is profoundly healing for those of us who are accustomed to self-generated anxiety (at best), or panic (at worst), on a daily basis.
During my six weeks here, as part of this “organism,” I feel like I have been privileged to have my nervous system “re-set” at a lower level, so that it takes longer to “get upset,” and so that the upset resolves itself more rapidly. It is probably also physiologically impossible for visitors not to respond positively to the diet of super-fresh organic foods grown and prepared with love. These are benefits of the program that I expect to take home in my bones.
Another great experiential gift, which I have witnessed countless times, is the willingness of visibly weary people here to just keep going, no matter what the current circumstances may be. Of course, “things happen,” but in general, life here seems to abide by the principle that “the show must go on.” To have this sort of communal stability underlying one’s daily life is profoundly reassuring for those who may otherwise have the sense of being alone in the universe, and it must be such a joy for members to know that they are contributing to that.
I don’t know what life will bring when I go back to the United States, but I do know that I will bring to it a different awareness. I have already noticed a gentling of my inner dialogue – although I can still see the frightened and controlling aspect of my personality at work in my mind, I can feel more compassion for her, and less of a need to compulsively follow her guidance. Although my emotional state still wobbles from side to side, the wobbling is less extreme, and subsides more quickly.
I had a good chance to feel the before-and-after difference this week when we had an English-speaking visitor from Shanghai. My ego immediately jumped up and wanted to create an identity for itself as the local one-person English public relations campaign for Konohana Family, and I suddenly recognized that I had not encountered anything like this from other people for weeks! Nobody seemed to be trying to impress me, control me, or receive something from me. Instead, they were just open to me, and willing to help and share however they could. Suddenly, I realized that this was a huge part of the way-of-being in the world that has been opened up to me during my stay. I am so grateful to have had this shocking experience of seeing how anxious and self-centered my typical way of interacting with others has been in the past, and to recognize the nature of the other way that has been modeled for me so consistently while I’ve been here.
I would like to close by mentioning a very important conversation that I had with Yoshiko one day as we were preparing potatoes. I told her about my extreme difficulties in making decisions, and she shared with me about a radical change in the way in which she herself had come to chart the direction of her life. She told me that she used to be in the habit of setting goals for herself, accomplishing them, and then moving on to the next goal. But when she came to Konohana, she felt, it wasn’t so much the fulfillment of a self-generated goal as it was her destiny. These days, she has the feeling that instead of actively choosing what she will do, situations that are appropriate to her simply appear, often situations in which she will be able to provide help to someone, and she is able to recognize them as “hers.” In this way, she is “being lived.”
When I applied for the Natural Therapy Program, my highest goal was to receive help in reaching a state like the one that Yoshiko so beautifully described to me. Although this still seems a long way off, my time here has allowed me to begin to see how this may eventually come to pass. I am very grateful to all of you for your help.

 


After P’s Report was shared, her supporter, Yoko read out “P’s Story” in which she reflected on P’s 6-week stay.


 

“P’s Story”
-Just a Part of the Story of P, who has Learned a Lot and has been Growing-

In 2017, a 68-year-old American woman named P, who had received a diagnosis of “generalized anxiety disorder,” visited the Konohana Family for the first time. When she had time with Jiiji, the main coordinator of the natural therapy program, she told him that she had been unhappy throughout her life, with mental symptoms such as anxiety, panic, depression, and mood swings, and in recent years, especially in connection with her marriage. She told him, “I know that at Konohana, you practice trusting in divine guidance and use it as the basis for your entire life. I am wondering if it might be good for me to come here for the Natural Therapy Program or the One-Month Truth School, to receive your support in learning to live in this new way.” Jiiji said to her, “What you need is not to receive treatment but to broaden your worldview. In order to do so, I recommend you take the natural therapy program first. Then, if you think it is necessary, it would be good for you to participate in the Truth School.”

A year and a half after her initial visit, P decided to spend six weeks to take the natural therapy program, and visited Konohana again. When she had time with Jiiji on the first day, she said, “Since I was here before, I feel that I have gotten smaller and smaller internally, tighter and tighter, more and more frightened because I feel so conflicted about staying in my marriage.” Then, he said as follows:
I have mentioned this before, but first of all, I think you should broaden your worldview. Why do humans live? What is death? Since we live in this world rather than just as individuals, what kind of place is this world? Most people live according to their daily schedule, and are driven by money; however, in fact, we are in the universe, and our life is supported by the system of stars, the sun, the moon and the earth. You mentioned that, because of relationship issues in your family, you have fallen apart emotionally. However, from the beginning, it has in general been true that the more living beings get together, the more abundant they get. On the contrary, only in the human world is it the case that the more people get together, the more problems such as factional disputes and confrontations occur. Therefore, I believe your problem is humanity’s problem. That is, you have been in this state as the representative of humanity.
Therefore, you need to know yourself accurately, and at the same time, I need to know you and give advice, so please start by writing a journal every day. I will make comments on it. Please consider me to be another objective self for you, and utilize me. The purpose of this program is that a new you will begin to think in a new way. The reason why those who could not be cured at general medical institutions can recover their health here is that they transcend their attachments to themselves and change their own perspectives.
It takes a lot of time to improve those who are not sick of their personalities and are stubborn people. Therefore, you have to be fed up with your personality first. Then, it is important to come to laugh at your past self and talk to her calmly.

She answered immediately, saying “I am fed up!” and Jiiji continued as follows:
Then, you have the potential to improve. Currently, the human way of being is out of order all over the world. This is a problem, but since it is out of order, the wisdom of how to deal with it is hidden behind the problem. Therefore, we need an ability to sense what kind of message is hidden behind problems. In order to do so, objective viewpoints and a broad worldview are required.

After the first consultation, P attended the community meeting that night. As the top agenda, we had time to discuss the Konohana Family Charter which was written up last year in order to deepen our understanding. This was a great opportunity for her since her theme of this program was to broaden her worldview. From the next day on, she attended the community meeting with eagerness, and tried to express herself honestly in her journals. Jiiji appreciated her active attitude, but at the same time, made comments on her journal as follows:
I think your way of thinking lacks a willingness to learn about your life positively in total. It is possible to be free, relax and spend your days positively. I believe the divine will for you will emerge with such a perspective. It is important to analyze the events you have encountered positively and utilize them for your life in the future so that your life experiences will not end up just bringing unhappiness to you.

It had been a week since P began to stay here. At the first week consultation, Jiiji did not mention what she had written in journals, such as her family issues, and said as follows:
You have worked hard as a university professor for a long time, but people who are socially excellent and have a high status and pride like you characteristically tend not to accept things unless they understand them. In this case, there is a pitfall. No matter how great the wisdom offered to them is, they tend to insist on interpreting it in their way. In case there is something they don’t want to accept, they tend to insist on their own conclusions as an excuse not to accept it. However, if you admit you have reached your current state as a result of your life history, I am just suggesting alternatives to improve your life.
I do this, first of all, because of my spiritual experiences, and because I actually have achievements in giving consultations to many people with issues. Also, people suffer with various kinds of egos and encounter various problems, and I would like people to see it as one of our achievements that, by manifesting the Konohana way of life, we have created a model that demonstrates that when we try to face and improve our own minds in our daily life, problems don’t occur in the community. I hope you accept my suggestions just as information, instead of judging whether they are right or wrong. It is a suggestion that “If you live this way of life, a society which it has been impossible for modern people to create will emerge.” This is also a suggestion to humanity.
As one of my life purposes, it is certain that I have given consultations to people with problems and supported them for a long time; however, the true purpose is to tell humanity to become aware of their true preciousness and express a precious way of life which is appropriate to them on earth. Moreover, it is to make the earth happy. I guess the earth is happy, listening to our talk. The reason why I am telling you the importance of broadening your worldview is that human beings should not be worried about themselves now, but their top priority should be to realize how much trouble they have given to other living beings and how much they have worked against the law of the universe.
I have given advice as information from not just one but from a few viewpoints. I would like you to be able to perceive things across a wide range, both vertically and horizontally, rather than seeing things from the one perspective of P. Therefore, I am going to offer various perspectives from now on, too.

After this, P tried harder to analyze herself in her journal, and Jiiji made comments as follows:
What I would like to suggest to you is that you quit trying to think of a solution by yourself. No matter how high your analytical ability is and no matter how hard you try, if the direction is wrong, there is no point in doing it. This is what excellent people fall into, surprisingly. Even if you try hard in this way, it does not mean you will break out of your own frame or gain a new way of thinking. I think the time has come when you should move on to the next stage in this project. I would like to suggest that you take actions beyond your own frame, such as participating in the work to see how your personality is reflected in your concrete daily actions, rather than exploring how to improve yourself through writing a journal. Let’s talk about it concretely at the next consultation.

At the second week consultation, Jiiji suggested to P something that had never been proposed in the 15-year history of offering the Natural Therapy Program. Jiiji said as follows:
I have interacted with you for the past two weeks, and there is something I want to tell you. This project is for making your life a healthy and happy one. In order to do this, first of all, you must become a healthy and happy person. I assume that if you read your own journals, you also know that your self-analysis is perfect. However, no matter how perfectly you can analyze yourself, unless you can live based on it, it will be impossible for you to manifest a healthy and happy life.
The first two weeks were a period for us to get to know each other. Let me explain that there are two Ps in you. First, there is P-A, who has lived your life. Then, there is P-B, who observes and analyzes P-A and says, “That is not good!” P-B has wisdom which is good enough to improve yourself. However, P-A, who has lived your life, resists the suggestions given by P-B. I am involved with this project and so is Yoko as your supporter; however, we are just on the supporting side, and the main characters are the two Ps in you. You have not prioritized one of the two Ps, so they have not fought to the finish yet. But, unless you go beyond your current situation and prioritize one of them, your life will end in a halfway manner. We cannot say that either outcome is fine, however. You are working on yourself now in order to prioritize the one you should live with. No worries. Whatever you choose, you are just you. However, we can clearly see that your future will be positive or negative, depending on which one you choose.
The most important thing in this project is for you to see your life objectively and prioritize the self who admonishes you. As a matter of fact, you should not have a choice at this stage. In order for you to live a healthy and happy life, there should not be a choice. Now, I would like to say the same thing to humanity as a whole. Do you seek a physically abundant life? Or do you coexist with the earth and others and seek true abundance? Both a Chinese university professor who is staying here now and you are teachers, so you both have a wise way of thinking; however, strangely enough, neither of you has fully utilized it for yourself yet. This is a tendency of those who are evaluated as excellent people in the modern era and have a high social status.
So, let’s make these two weeks one cycle, and have time for the two Ps in you to talk together as the next stage. It is key how P-B, who tries to guide P-A in a good direction, will persuade P-A, who has lived your life. You can write a journal as in the past, but as a new task from tomorrow on, let’s meet for a time which is not so long, like half an hour. Please express the two Ps in you, especially the one who should be admonished. Then, let’s have a discussion with the two Ps and me every day. I hope this initiative will provide you with the finishing touches for improving yourself throughout your life.

Jiiji came up with this suggestion because he thought that P, by just receiving his comments on her journals, tended to interpret his advice in her way. Therefore, he hoped she would gain objective perspectives by having time with him more often and talking directly.

After that, P had time with Jiiji for about half an hour every night, and the discussion between P-A and P-B proceeded. When she said, “When I get up in the morning, the negative P-A appears, thinking that my life is a mess and I have never improved in my life,” Jiiji said to her, “When you encounter P-A, that is the exact chance for improvement. When you get up in the morning and feel negative, it is your chance! Please give the training to yourself.” He also encouraged her, saying, “As your goal, the ratio between P-A and P-B does not have to be 0:100. Around 40:60 would be good. It is all right to have 40% P-A for the sake of diversity, since we also need to prioritize problems in order to learn about life. Let’s meet a new P tomorrow!” When her thinking focused on her husband’s issues and she was dominated by P-A, Jiiji said to her, “Living a life is like always taking an exam about how our mental state is. The mental state which comes out is the answer. No matter how negative or positive a thing seems to be, everything is the divine love. In fact, everything is positive. It is your freedom to think negatively; however, you have a mind that tends to interpret things negatively, so you just do so. In this world, phenomena always occur with a positive backdrop; there is always love in the source. The thing is whether you can become a person who can receive this from the phenomena which you encounter in this world.” In this way, P became familiar with Jiiji’s attitude of “accepting everything just as information” and the difficult system of such challenges for the mind as “trying not to have a joy which is convenient for myself.”

P gradually began to gain a calm and objective viewpoint. Jiiji suggested that she compare her recent journals and those from the beginning of her stay, and helped her recognize her changes by recognizing the decrease in negative thoughts in her recent journals.
One day, she received a message from her husband. Although she reacted to it emotionally at first, she was able to return to a calm mental state soon. Jiiji said to her, “His message was a great test today! In this case, he is a divine messenger. In fact, all phenomena can be seen as coming from the divine, depending on how we interpret them. It is quite difficult for those who have not become awakened yet to have such a beneficial perspective for their lives. It is important to find the key to this perspective. Perhaps you have paid attention to what is close to you, like your husband, rather than trying to find the key and explore the truth. That is why contradictions have occurred in your life. If you begin to understand the truth to this extent, he is not only your husband but also a divine messenger at the same time. Please always keep it in mind that every moment is a dialogue with the divine, and if we are immature, it could also be a test, in a sense.

P began to expand her worldview little by little. As a result, she decided to have time with Jiiji every other night, instead of every night. She also took her PC to the main hall where everyone gathers in order to spend more time in the community, and helped with hanging the decorations for the Flower Festival which was coming up in a week. In this manner, she tried to have more communication with the Konohana members. Then, Jiiji said to her, “It is good for you to write a journal and have time with me; however, I thought it would be more beneficial for the current you to sense Konohana’s daily life through this program, and I have suggested this before. Konohana’s daily activities could be anything, including selecting beans, attending a member’s departure ceremony (note: one of the members had been hospitalized and passed away suddenly, and we had her departure ceremony to see her off) today, or joining the community meeting. I would like to offer alternatives which you have never experienced, such as a different culture and new perspectives. As for the departure ceremony, that was an event which nobody would have been able to create intentionally. Each Konohana member took on as their role whatever they are capable of doing, and brought it to the event. If our member had not passed away at that time, all this would have been impossible. Therefore, I thought the divine gave it to us. In this manner, we live in a drama without any script.
Modern people are smart and always try to do things correctly. This is significant and indicates the excellence of human beings. However, I wonder if the value of “receiving our life,” which modern people have forgotten, could be visible in such an event as the departure of our member. The Konohana lifestyle is not something that people can create intentionally, either. It is difficult to analyze what lies behind the Konohana way of life. I believe the divine message is hidden in a place which people cannot create or encounter intentionally, no matter how hard they try.
Currently, your mental stability has been guided by the environment here. It is important to establish a new mental state in you so that the stability will continue when you go back to your original life in the US in the future. If it is created in you, it will function beneficially no matter where you go. As the base for that, it would be interesting for you to join the Konohana daily life and see what kind of spirituality the people you encounter have.
On the day before the departure ceremony, eight members performed the special Konohana flower dance, and you joined it with other members at the end. I was hoping you would, and was observing you. I was enjoying myself there, and at the same time, I was observing many things, including you. The day of the Flower Festival is coming up very soon, so please try to muster the courage to join in this time too.
As Jiiji suggested, P was willing to dance in front of everyone during the disco time (note: the audience dances, swinging an ax) after the demon dance on the day of the Flower Festival. At the fourth week consultation the next day, Jiiji said as follows:
It differs from case to case, but usually four weeks is the period in which we can have a clear idea about how to proceed with the program. I think these four weeks were the period for you to be able to arrive at an understanding of your current state. You still have two weeks to go. You decided in advance to stay here for six weeks due to your schedule, but I think this number is very good.
The series of ceremonies of the Flower Festival will end tomorrow. In general, we do not hold this Festival due to religious beliefs. I believe the festival is a different culture for you and American people, but we express what ancient people conveyed about the system of the earth and universe, and that we are a part of the natural ecosystem, in the modern way. In the coming era., people from all over the world may need to demonstrate flexibility and positively accept each other’s different cultures and that which is unfamiliar. So, in this way, we have been able to offer good experiences which you have never encountered before. Our activities are not for spreading the Konohana way of life, but I think it is very important in order to spread to humanity a way of life which is based on a global and universal viewpoint. Therefore, it would be good if we can work together on this from now on.

Receiving his words, P was about to participate in work in the fields for the first time on the day after the Flower Festival. However, she got a high fever, did not feel well, and ended up resting in her room for five days right after that.

When her fever went down and she was able to have time with Jiiji, it had been seven days from the previous consultation. Then, Jiiji said as follows:
It has been seven days from the previous consultation. Western people call the number 7 “lucky 7,” but according to the Katakamuna civilization which flourished in East Asia about 12,900 years ago, seven indicates a “qualitative shift.” That is, to throw off the old characteristics and to make a course correction in order to move forward. Therefore, the number 7 indicates one of the big cycles that bring about changes, rather than simply having good and convenient things. While you were resting, you might have suffered physically, but there was one thing I was looking forward to.
When I have given advice to care guests, there have been cases in which they got a fever by using a part of the brain which they had never used. It is the same as with children who get a fever when they grow up and get wisdom. Perhaps it is to increase their thinking capacity and thinking patterns. This time, it has been your theme in this program to broaden your worldview and perceive things with an objective viewpoint. You have encountered new viewpoints in this short period of time, but it could be quite difficult for you to take the time to digest them. Your conventional mental habits might disturb the process, too. So we sometimes get a fever or do not feel well at this point in the process. That is, we gain an awareness which we have never gained or receive a chance to reflect on ourselves during this period.
The reason why I usually provide a weekly consultation is that I am aware of the number 7. Therefore, I think it is good that it has been seven days since the previous consultation.

When P was asked how she had been in the past week, she said, “I had many strange dreams and felt like something dark was being released while I was resting. But after my fever went down, I felt good and calm. I have reflected on what I have learned here and remember Jiiji’s suggestions, so I have confidence about moving forward. I also feel as if I am a baby and cannot find a good balance yet.” Then, Jiiji said as follows:
It is all right. A baby will grow up from here on out. If you were a baby physically, it would take time to grow up; however, if you are a baby spiritually, you will grow up rapidly. When people get sick, they tend to think that a bad thing has happened, and after having a hard time, they finally became relieved of the painful situation. Surely, sickness occurs depending on a person’s mental state in many cases because it is a message. As for the flu, some catch it and some do not, even if they are in the same environment. Also, some catch it for a negative reason, and in fact, some do so for a positive reason. Therefore, I thought it was all due to the divine will to have time together today, seven (meaning a qualitative shift) days after the previous consultation.
What is important for feeling the divine will is whether or not we put our consciousness on the divine. For example, do you talk with the sun, the moon and stars? Do you talk with the wind? Do you talk with the soil? Do you talk with food when you eat it? Originally, everything is yourself. I believe talking with everything and living in good relationships is living out the divine will. Then thoughts like “How can I sense the divine will?” or “How can I sharpen my intuition?” are unnecessary. For example, when you do not feel well, your body is not comfortable, either. You do not feel like going out, and instead rest in your room. When you feel good, you feel like going out, throwing out your chest and taking a deep breath. In the same way, when we live, we can sense messages naturally. All right! You will be like that. If you sincerely believe, “That is right!” and continue a dialogue with the divine, you will be like that for sure. I did not have a living master in my life; however, my intuition has become much sharper and I am sometimes surprised by its accuracy. I believe this factit would be the result of believing and continuing a dialogue with the divine.
As you mentioned before, it is all divine messages and detoxification to have many dreams, get a high fever and sweat a lot. When we reach a consciousness that the divine works for our detoxification, we will be able to think, “Although I do not do it by myself, the divine does it for me because I am life.”

Listening to Jiiji, P said, “I have tried too hard to have the control myself.” Then, Jiiji said as follows:
You are a smart person, speaking in the modern way. You are so smart that you also have the perspective to see yourself objectively; however, then you fall into even more pitfalls. That is, you have pride that you have the ability to be able to analyze that much. Because of this, your realization that your life is given and supported will be delayed.
From such an analysis, we can say that humanity will begin to take the path to become healthy for the first time from now on. Now, a new cycle of 25,800 years has begun on earth. However, the history of 25,800 years ago is not directly connected to modern people. Therefore, a totally new era has begun. Modern people could just look forward to this, but they are worried because, although they have caused the modern chaos, they cannot find the cause for it. Above all, human beings have not yet mastered how to utilize themselves, which is of central importance. The coming chaos will make the contradictions even more apparent. They will be exposed because the light of the era has begun to shine. Therefore, if we learn from the modern contradictions, they will naturally disappear. Mega-disasters will soon appear everywhere in the world, but they should come, because we are in this era. If people can receive the true messages behind them, we should actually look forward to them. The reason why such disasters come is that people have not realized that they themselves have sowed the seeds for them. Perhaps if, before the disasters come, we humans realize this and the social system changes, such events will not occur. It is the same as with sickness. It does not have to be given to those who have become awakened.
This time, when I heard you were not feeling well, I thought, although I did not suggest anything to you, “The divine has given the finishing touches to you in this way.” In this sense, I think you have begun to have confidence about utilizing P-B. Our encounter with you was very important. At first I felt your case was quite difficult, but you came to achieve your purpose surely without going back that much. Therefore, if you summarize your experience in such a clear case and leave it to us, it would be a help for those who have not become awakened yet.

Now that she has mastered the way of thinking to be able to control herself, she has successfully graduated from the Natural Therapy Program after six weeks. Jiiji has said to her many times during the program, “By reversing your thinking patterns, you will have a useful ability not only to save yourself, but also other people.” Currently, she is more stable and says, “The Konohana community has given that stability to me. It is in my body, so I can take it back to the US. Now, I do not need to see the whole plan and know that new abilities and new tools will come one by one, so I can relax. This was a huge, huge lesson for me. I am looking forward to trying a new way of life from now on.”
It is our joy if you continue to live healthily. Above all, your healthy life means that the divine is with you. Let’s live a life to promote the awakening of humans as members of the earth community in the future. Again, congratulations on your graduation!

 


At the graduation concert which celebrates the care guest’s graduation from the Natural Therapy Program, Jiiji, who is in charge of the Program, gives a message to the care guest for their departure toward a new life. This time, it took more than one hour for both P’s Report and P’s Story to be shared. After that, Jiiji gave the following message to P and humanity.


 

“The Message from Jiiji to P”

Thank you for being with us for a long time today. If I talk as long as the reports from now on, I will end up giving you pains (laughter from everyone). However, since I have been asked to talk, I would like to talk a little bit.

It is February 16th, 2019 today, and the day of P’s graduation concert. However, for me, as a result of accumulating these days, I am in the middle of adjusting my mind toward “The Truth School” which will begin on February 24th. Right now, you have just had an opportunity to reflect on P’s work through the Natural Therapy Program by listening to P’s report and P’s Story; however, I was not just talking to people in front of me there, because if one person becomes happy, the earth will become commensurately healthy.

Since when have human beings become mentally sick? It is no doubt since the point at which people gained complicated egos and high abilities to gratify their desires. These abilities have been very attractive for human beings. However, as a result, we have given big challenges and trouble to other living beings on earth, which are also our family. Not only that, we are facing a situation in which we have to receive the contradictions brought about by what we have done. In fact, most modern people have completely deviated from the law of the universe, do not live each day with the consciousness of living in the universe, and have ended up encountering the current difficult phase of life and natural disasters. This is because, for a long time, human beings have tried to become happy and rich.

I always talk about the same thing, but it is because I would like people to remember their true value. P has worked on a 6-week project, and her theme has been her life. It is as if she completed the Truth School Program in the space of 6 weeks. The Truth School, which will begin on February 24th, provides participants with the opportunity to understand the true way of human beings in the course of one month. In keeping with this system, if P’s life becomes healthy and abundant, people around her will become happy, too. Human beings have forgotten this very simple law of the universe and nature in which everyone is linked to each other and creates together.

Currently, human beings have brought various issues to earth. In fact, we humans are like cancer cells for the earth, and cannot find the direction to move forward in the future. I think I always tell people the same thing, but this is my life. The Konohana members are my partners who can prove how important and beneficial it is for human beings to live according to the law of the universe and nature.

P is facing a graduation ceremony today, so we have gained another member who understands how important it is to live in this way. Eventually, we would like to create an abundant world where everyone can be happy together, rather than having a joy which tickles individual egos. Like other living beings, we humans have been brought down to the earth with this purpose. We will continue to provide the Natural Therapy Program to make people aware of the truth. At the same time, we also hope that those who have encountered the importance of this will work together with us and make the earth a beautiful place.

P is very intelligent and has a high analytical ability, so my suggestions to her have been very diverse. As a result, I have been very inspired by her. Also, Yoko summarized P’s story, and she successfully achieved a difficult task. Great job. I appreciate the divine for giving me this very important relationship with a deep connection to each other.

We are going to live to express the importance of this way of life on earth in the future, too. I would like to take this path with awareness. P, congratulations on your graduation. I really appreciate the encounter with you.

 

 

 

Water Spreads Peace and Harmony to the World!

Please Send Sacred Water from Your Region!

The Konohana Family is a farm based spiritual community at the foot of Mt. Fuji in Japan. We will hold “Fuji Sengen Konohana Matsuri (Festival)” during the Farmer’s New Year (end of January to early February). It is an important festival to purify people’s spirits and to rebuild the earth.

Sacred water is collected from all over the world and poured into one pot. This is the “Water Heating Ritual” which fuses these sacred waters into one water. Divinities and Buddha reside in the vapor which arises from the pot, and creates the setting for the festival to begin. 

Then, various sets of dancers dance around the pot all day long. Divine energy comes to the dancers through the vapor, and people can communicate and play together with divines by dancing with dancers, and the people get purified and given a new life energy. We will spread the energy of peace and harmony to the world with this vapor that is a mixture of diverse cultures. We believe it will greatly help to make this world harmonious in many ways.  You can see the film of the festival from this site.

 Please join us if you can. The next festival is planned on February 2nd, 2019.

Dance with three girls with a fan.

 

Sakaki Demon – The demons remind us to look into our darkness (ego) in our mind by staring at us.

 

Princess Seoritsu takes a role to purify this world through the action of water.

 

 

Four young men dance energetically for an hour and near the end of the dance they vigorously splash hot water in the pot using special brushes. All of the accumulated sin and disgrace is purified, and they can then begin the farmer’s New Year with purified body and spirit.
 

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Instructions:

Please clean a small plastic bottle and pour sacred water (suitable water to use for this ritual such as spring water, water from a waterfall, temple, shrine, river or pond) from your region, but not tap water.

We only need a little – 30 ml is enough, and seal well.

Please write down the name of the region, country, and also your name, on the bottle.

When you send it by postal mail to us, so please write down the above and your address clearly.

Postal Address:
Michiyo Furuhashi,
Konohana Family
238-1 Nekozawa, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, JAPAN
Postal Code: 419-0302

 


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On the next day of the festival, the ornaments and straw sandals are returned to the universe in the fire ritual.

In the water ritual, the fused and heated world water in the pot is returned to the earth through local river.

After the festival we will send you the sacred world water which was heated at the festival, a report and a small gift.

The water which you sent to us was fused into other world water and heated up in a pot. We danced around the pot all day long with praying the world peace and harmony. The water absorbs all the energy.

We would like to share the small amount of water for those who sent the water from your region, and if it is possible please return this water to your local river or ocean.

Hoping pure vibrancy will spread all over the world and true peace prevails on Earth. As you pour the mixed world sacred water to your local water shed, that means you will also join this sacred festival and take part in an important role to create the harmonious world.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Let’s make this world a peaceful and harmonious place together!

Konohana Family, Japan

 

木之花家族通信 2018年冬至号

“21世纪 生死观”

性的系统

万物之始

在“21世纪生死观”第1,2和3部分中(还未翻译),分析了世界运转的体系,其中所有生命在永恒时间之流中无限地重复生死轮回。 而且,还解释了为什么我们出生在这个世界。 所有的生命都是由性的法则创造的。 性,它是我们生活的源泉,将在“21世纪生死观”的最后一期中揭晓!

 贯穿各个时代的基本生命规律

我们生活的世界是由“对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)”的原则创造出来的,即阴阳两个相反的意识面向相互依存。 这种普遍创造的原则被称为性。 性的汉字是由心(忄)和生活(生)构成。 心灵(忄)表明神圣的本质下降到中心,阴阳的两个相反的能量出生在左右。 这是神圣的(宇宙的)思想。 站在中心的支柱是使这个世界运转的神圣法则。 这个系统,其中阴阳的TAIKO-HASSEI在神圣的支柱周围发生的现象,被称为神圣的心灵。

首先,我们为什么要生活在这里? 这是因为创造我们并使我们存在的这个世界,它首先存在。

许多现代人认为他们只为自己而活。 然而,事实是我们是因为这个世界而存在。 在这个世界中存在的每一个生命、物质、现象包括我们人类都是在这个世界的神圣法则之下诞生的,由法则来维持和主宰世界的运作。 生命的原始形象,我们遵循这个系统,并以它作为我们的支柱,在汉字的‘性’字上得到了最好的诠释。

然而,现代人极大地误解了性的含义。 在试图满足从内心涌出的自负的欲望时,人们忘记了宇宙法则的存在,并将性作为摆脱压力和获取快乐的手段,而不是遵循支持我们生活的这个宇宙系统。 以这种方式,从而产生了内疚意识,性已成为秘密并被扭曲。 最后,由于卖淫和强奸的发生,它已成为远离本意的事情。 基于创造的法则,因为性是混乱的,所以在这个世界上创造的一切也都充满了混乱。 这是现代社会的基础。 除非我们改变性的方式,否则世界就不可能变得健康。

我们都是通过性才诞生于这个世界,并通过性将生活与下一个时代联系起来。 这是生命的基本法则,这对于创造我们的生命,维护这个世界和连接时代至关重要。 它也是神圣的。 我们生命的起源是性。 最初,人类带着这个本能欲望,是为了活出尊严,并为世界做出贡献。

那么,让我们来看看作为我们生命的起源–性这个系统吧!

所有生命都依赖性的法则而存在。

性的系统

首先,一股能量从神圣降临到地球。在“21世纪的生死观”第一部分和第二部分中,我们解释过,存在着潜在的世界(空的世界),它是现象世界(存在的世界)背后所有生命的源泉。我们的生命在宇宙循环的体系中得到支持,在这种体系中,纯粹的生命能量总是来自潜在的世界。潜在的世界是“KAMU(上帝)。”也就是说,世界上现代人只能识别可见的事物而无法看到或感受到他们的敏感性。从神圣下来的支柱使得KAMU的这种纯粹的振动在现象世界中呈现了(日语中的UTSUSU)。这被称为“KAMU-UTSUSHI(法则成为创造现象的起源)。”作为我们生命之源的深刻的神圣法则通过这个来到现象世界。这种垂直穿透力是男性特质的面向。 

另一方面,“AMA-UTSUSHI(引起现象的法则)”是有着接收神圣柱子和生命种子的功能,以垂直神圣柱为轴线水平旋转,并表现出无形的神圣法则。 这种水平旋转力是女性特质的呈现。 带来无形法则的男性气概是阴,而呈现现象法则的女性特质就是阳。 两者都是平等的,它们都不能单独存在。 由于这个对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI),宇宙创造了生命现象。 垂直阴柱称为时间轴,水平阳柱称为空间轴。 当时间和空间完美结合时,生命就会诞生。

 

星球的诞生

让我们看一下基于这种结构的地球系统。 首先,垂直支柱从北向南出现并穿透。 以垂直柱为轴进行水平旋转。 纵轴是阴,水平旋转是阳。 从北方看阳气旋转,逆时针方向。 从南方看,它是顺时针方向。 逆时针旋转是熵的阳功能。 顺时针旋转是反熵的阴函数,并抑制它。 也就是说,阴(顺时针旋转)和阳(逆时针旋转)的功能同时存在于水平阳旋转中。 最强劲的能量出现在赤道上,两个力量相互竞争。 然后,现象发生,并在那里产生许多生命。 此外,磁场以垂直柱为轴出现,整个地球变成巨大的球形磁场(生命形式)。

地球、太阳系和银河系都属于同一物理法则。 阴阳的不断性行为发生在宇宙的各个角落,并继续为世界创造生命。 我们男女之间的性行为也存在于同一系统下。 

潜在世界和现象世界之间的世界被称为“AMA世界”。潜在世界和现象世界重叠并导致质的变化来创造现象,它是宇宙的子宫。 下到AMA世界的垂直支柱象征性别中的男性生殖器。 出现在其周围的水平旋转象征女性生殖器。 当男人和女人发生性关系时,男性和女性生殖器加入,男人将神圣的神性支柱带入女人。 她从支柱中获得了生命的种子,并培育了地球上38亿生命的进化历史。 最终,她扮演一个神圣的角色,将其作为一个生命带入这个世界。 以这种方式,我们人类之间的性行为是非常神圣的,因为它存在于具有宇宙结构的相同系统下。  

太阳和月亮

当一个男人竖立柱子时,神圣的种子是以光为基础的。 所有生命都是以光开始的。 养育我们生活在地球上的是太阳照射的光。 太阳每天都在升起,带来白天和黑夜,成为生命节奏的基础,这就是时间。 作为精子,男性生理现象,每天由太阳(阳)循环创造。 另一方面,女性生理现象是基于月亮(阴)的循环。 女人体内的卵子是由月亮的循环产生的,它重复满月和残月过程。 

太阳的力量不仅在地球上创造了生命。 太阳将光带到地球,引起地球上水、火、风和空气的自然循环。 月亮是从地球的一部分分离时诞生的,与地球保持着完美的距离,通过引力,引起了海洋的潮起潮落,并与太阳一起创造了各种各样的生命。 动态的生命活动在这个星球上诞生,不仅是因为太阳,还有月亮,它与太阳成为一个小组,并与地球一起。 地球已成为一个充满生命的美丽星球,由于阴阳的相互作用,即使在宇宙中也很少见到。 

这个世界已经偏离了神圣法则

那么,你是否认识到男性特质和女性特质的阴阳已被逆转? 在成为生命之源的世界中,存在于背后的阴柱是阳刚之气,表现出它的阳旋转是女性的功能。 然而,当生命来源的能量通过AMA世界,导致质的转变,并作为生命进入现象世界,女性特质变为阴,男性特质变为阳(逆转现象)。 两者都处于平等关系中,表达了对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)(当阴阳两个相反的面向结合时,它们创造了新的生命)。 

然而,目前人类社会中的男女关系受到严重扭曲。 很久以前,男人们通过建立一个支柱带来最重要的神圣法则,这也是宇宙的智慧。 女人们有一个愿景来选择一个拥有真正智慧的男人,并接受种子和创造适合地球法则的世界。 由于阴阳的对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI),神圣法治的秩序世界在地球上得到了表达。 然而,随着时代的流逝,男人们开始主宰世界,不是通过宇宙的智慧,而是通过权力。 在这种背景下,女性已经失去了选择拥有真正智慧的男人的愿景。

正如我们所说的“阴阳”,阴在这个世界中是首先出现的,而阳则以它为基础融合出现。现象世界中的阴是女性。因此,女性应该有智慧选择合适的男性。然后,男人会试图改善和提高自己,以便被女性选择,两个存在都变得平等。然而,在只有可见事物变得重要的时代,人们已经失去了感知可见事物背后重要事物的能力。此外,女性已经开始奉承有权力的人,而不是试图透彻认识男人的本质。就是现今时代的金钱和权力,使男人们忘记了原来的角色,并努力获得这些东西,而不是宇宙的智慧。通过这种方式,世界已经大大偏离了神圣的法则,并且出现了以金钱和权力为主导的物质世界。此外,我们的性行为,本是我们生命的源泉,变成了满足我们欲望、支配权力和奉承的工具。  

回归源头

真正的性别平等不仅仅与世界中的一般男女平等有关。 这意味着男人和女人都应意识到他们存在的意义,并且基于神圣的法则处于真正的阴阳平衡中。  

例如,请想象一下,你认为自己可以独善其身且完整地活着。 然而,最初,我们自己并不完美。 很久以前,这个世界是完美的统一体。 然后,它爆炸了,空间从那里诞生了。 它被分离以探索多样性,现在的生活世界诞生了。 然后,那些分离的人开始互相表达对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)。 因为我们与完美的源头分开了,所以我们自己是不完整的。 由于这种缺乏感,我们试图吸引彼此并一起体验。 也就是说,我们试图回归原始的合一性。

回归源头意味着我们源头的原始智慧开始出现了。 我们分离变成单独的个体,获得了自我,因此,陷入了我们独自生活在这个世界的误解中。 然而,当人们通过神圣的联系再次被彼此吸引、相遇、加入并磨砺他们原已具备的生命感受时,他们将与作为我们的起源–宇宙源头的美丽活力共振。 通过这种方式,回归最初的性–与大宇宙共振。

当人们理解这个系统并且带着与宇宙产生共振的高度意识进行性行为(KAMU-UTSUSHI / AMA-UTSUSHI)时,这种行为有能力纠正世界的秩序。 然后,它会发送更多进化的优秀灵魂,将创造未来的人类带入这个世界。 本质上,本能的欲望还在,但不是为了满足我们基于自我的欲望,而是为了感受生命来源的活力,提升自己,并为创造我们的这个世界做出贡献。 

神圣思想

当宇宙中的恒星在合一的法则下协调并继续在宇宙中旅行而没有停滞不前,就像它所承诺的一样,我们人类也是由该法则创造的,我们的生命也得到了它的支持。 因此,依法则生活是很自然的。 它是为了给这个世界做出贡献,生活在美丽世界的洪流中。 而且,我们自己的生活也变得非常顺畅和丰盛。

目前,许多恒星已经达到了这样一个循环周期的转折点。 这表明这个时代的伟大过渡时期已经到来。 我们的身体始于男女之间的性行为,来自我们的父亲和母亲。 这种性意识是20世纪的类型。 我们把20世纪的价值观延续下来了。

然而,现在已进入21世纪,从21世纪到30世纪的新千年已经开始。 这意味着与传统价值观不同的新时代已经开始。 世界已经从人们失去神圣支柱并变得极度扭曲的时代转变为我们建立真正支柱时的那个时代,男性特质和女性特质在该支柱下扮演着平等存在的神圣角色。 这个时代已经开始,神圣的心灵生活在地球上,表达了真正的性。  

现在,你作为先驱者看到了这个信息。 这意味着未来的新地球将从你的觉醒开始。  

 

之间的性不止是性行为

万物皆伙伴

性并不仅仅指男女之间的性行为。 我们已经与完美的合一源头分离,获得了每一次探索,并传播到了这个世界。 虽然我们并不完美,但我们被赋予了适合每个人的角色,并以我们的分离作为个性发挥了原创作用,并创造了充满多样性的世界。 我们作为一个个体是不完美的,所以相反的存在会相互吸引并表达对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)。 神圣的支柱绝对存在于对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)的中心。 也就是说,这个世界上的所有存在都是神圣的,因为它们是从神圣的思想中诞生的。 虽然它们的外表和特质不同,但每个人基本上是平等的。 这种多样化存在的对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)无限地相互联系,动态变化,并将我们生活的世界与未来联系起来。 这种广泛的伙伴关系,将成为维护世界的力量源泉,是不可或缺和神圣的。 

所有事情都存在于伙伴关系体系之下。 我和宇宙,我和太阳,我和月亮,我和地球,我和土地,我和空气,我和水,我和生命,我和心,我和手,我和腿, 我和动物,我和植物,我和微生物,我和某人,我和一切。 我们一直生活在一起。 有远、近、浅、深的关系,但每一个都非常重要。 现在,由于这些伙伴关系,我们在这里存在。 在这个世界上没有任何东西是单独存在的,因为宇宙的本质是相互关联的。 连接意味着善意。 我们通过基于善意的深厚联系与所有事物联系在一起,并且在这种联系中支持我们的生命。

当我们以这种方式感知这个世界时,就会发现世界上并不存在孤独。 目前,许多人失去了与世界联系的纽带。 在只有可见事物变得重要的时代,人们看不到他们的生活是受到许多生活伙伴的支持。 他们误解了“我靠自己的力量生活”,并且开始寻求自己的幸福。 结果,他们给社会带来了矛盾,产生了优越感和自卑感的概念,甚至破坏了养育我们生命的全球生态系统。 虽然全球生态系统仍在继续养育我们,但这种联系已经从人的单方面切断。 通过这种方式,许多人在现代时代失去了连接并过着孤独的生活。

然而,事实是我们通过系统给予每个人适当的位置和角色,这体现了神圣的思想,即是性的基本宇宙法则。 然后,我们与许多其他存在一起被创造来到这个世界。 世界运作是因为这么多的伙伴相互联系。 最终,所有的存在都与对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)有着神圣的关联。 当我们意识到这一点,世界上不再存在孤独感。 你周围的所有关系都为深刻的宇宙真理提供了深刻学习的机会。 你可能会认为这个很好而那个很糟糕; 然而,一切都源于善意,让你通过与你的伙伴关系来了解真相。 神圣的支柱依然存在于对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)的中心。

如果你理解这一点,并感受到所有现象背后的宇宙源头的美丽活力,每个人都可以通过他们的适当角色充分发挥他们的个性,并为世界的健康发展做出贡献。 这种高度意识本身的和谐存在就是性,这是生活在神圣的思想中。 KAMU-UTSUSHI和AMA-UTSUSHI的觉醒表现出无形的神圣法则,不仅存在于男女之间的性,而且存在于我们生活的世界的每个角落。         

性是宇宙的基本法则,相反的极性通过对向発生(TAIKO-HASSEI)产生新的东西,并创造未知的未来。 我们真诚地希望很多人都会意识到这个真理,世界将被美丽的活力所包围。

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