Jyorei is a healing art that by focusing spiritual light gradually penetrates and dissolves the spiritual clouds that cause physical, emotional, and personal dilemmas. “Jyorei” means “Purification of the spirit.” Meishusama developed this healing practice as a treatment for physical infirmities during the 1930s. Jyorei’s healing technique, as practiced by Shumei members, took its final form in 1947 a few years before Meishusama’s passing.
Jyorei is a shared act, usually involving two people, one who gives and one who receives. Besides profound healing, the person receiving Jyorei may experience a sensation of tranquility and wellbeing. The nature of Jyorei is such that its blessings are even greater for the giver. Not only does the giver benefit by Jyorei but he or she also gains a larger capacity for compassion and love for others and Jyorei’s many blessings extend not only to the giver but to all whom he or she shares spiritual cords. The beauty of Jyorei is that it is not reserved for members of a spiritual or religious elite but can be practiced by all who are affiliated with Shinji Shumeikai and have an Ohikari. It can be given any place and to anyone.
Jyorei is one of three of the most important activities in which Shumei is involved. The other two are Natural Agriculture and fostering an appreciation of Art. Together, these three pursuits reflect Shumei’s commitment to spiritual and physical healing, a healthy environment, and beauty.