To understand the principles of Jorei, we must first acknowledge that our world is divided into two realms: the physical and the spiritual. The relationship between these two domains is analogous to the one between the film and the screen in a movie theater — the film being the spiritual world of heaven, while the screen represents the earth’s material plane. Matter is a phenomenon that occurs first in the spiritual world, but eventually assumes tangible form on earth.
In human form, our fate in the physical realm is determined by the precise location of our spirit in the spiritual realm and we may ascend or descend relative to our words, deeds, and thoughts. In the spiritual world, there are many different levels. The lower down the spirit goes, the more suffering encountered. Difficulties, however, can be alleviated by going up the steps and, as the spirit mounts, pleasure gradually increases. Exact placement, however, is determined by the degree of a spirit’s purity.
When Jorei is received, spiritual clouds lift first. As a result of these diminishing impurities, we elevate ourselves spiritually and thus become healthier, happier and content as physical beings. This is an expression of the Universal law which deems spirit primary and the body secondary. All matter originates in spirit. Herein lies the significance of Jorei which removes clouds from the spiritual body. Receiving Jorei alleviates both physical and emotional distress because the source of suffering itself has been eliminated.
Now, what produces clouds? According to Meishu-sama, two major factors bring murkiness to spirit: One cause is having negative thoughts and harming others due to unsavory personal conduct or attitude. The second cause of spiritual cloudiness is mostly hidden. It is the internal toxic build-up.
Our bodies are contaminated by our consumption of food teeming with agro-chemicals, hormones, antibiotics and other artificial additives. We also experience significant stress on a day-to-day basis, along with a bombardment of environmental toxins.
Universal law deems spirit primary and the body secondary in importance. Thus, an individual’s fate depends on the degree of his or her spiritual cloudiness. As we continue our ascent into the clearer, higher, light-filled realms, we become happier. Awareness of this principle is the first step to achieving paradise on earth. Let us remember that the physical and spiritual worlds perfectly mirror each other. Radiant Virtue, therefore, is an essential quality for one’s personal evolution and ultimate happiness.
The difficult conditions that manifest as sickness accompany any other human misfortune; they are all part of the purification work. This cleansing process assumes diverse forms and aspects on the physical plane. We can experience it in the form of financial difficulties or losses from natural disasters, undesirable relationships, accidents, and all the ensuing emotional distress. Though not an “easy” regime, deep cleansing is a powerful means of improving any situation. A magnificent divine blessing will be bestowed soon after the purification work is completed. Knowing that it’s all working in your favor, stay steadfast, positive, and patient — never doubt the process — and your life will surely become healthier, happier, and more prosperous.