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FROM SHUMEI MAGAZINE, VOL. 251
You Are Love
Teres LaRocca (North Carolina)
The following is the transcript of an address given
by new Shumei America member Teres LaRocca on May 4, 2004, at Grand
Sampai in Misono, Japan.
Although we are all here together as citizens of the
world, I was born in Southern Italy and moved to the United States
when I was nine months old. I came here from North Carolina, where
I live. I am wondrously blessed to have received my Ohikari* presented
by Eugene Sensei last December 14, 2003, at Kaishusama’s Memorial
Sampai at Pasadena, California. It was a most reverent honor.
After the great gift of being able to give Jyorei
to Bobby Okuda, who had healed me and brought me into Shumei under
the powerful, gentle instruction of Eugene Imai Sensei, the literal
heat of Divine Light was intense as my Ohikari was actually burning
hot to the touch. Now my passion burns to do more and more Jyorei.
My first experience with Jyorei was last year on September
14, 2003, in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the Body, Mind, Spirit
Expo. These expositions are presented across the United States where
60–100 different healing and spiritual modalities come together
under one roof for a weekend.
I suffered a car accident July 1, 2002. I tried most
conventional and alternative modalities of healing, such as acupuncture,
Reiki, chiropractic, and even Duke Hospital. Yet, I was still unable
to utilize my right arm. I could not even pick up a cup of water
or open a door. I saw Bobby Okuda giving Jyorei at the expo as I
walked by, and I thought, “I wonder what that is?” Fortunately,
I attended his lecture on Jyorei where he did a demonstration on
a woman. It was at the demonstration that I saw a big beam of light
come down onto Bobby, and a beam of light going out of his hand
to the woman. I got in line so fast!
After waiting an hour, it was finally my turn. As
soon as Bobby said, “Please bow your head,” I felt energy—like
a lion roaring—run down the right side of my chest. I was
so surprised I interrupted the session because I looked up so quickly
in amazement. Later, the energy moved to the muscles in my arm and
they twitched visibly for three days. Since all the doctors had
given up, they had now passed me on to a neurologist. My appointment
was Monday, the very next day. The neurologist wrote in his report:
abnormal muscle twitching. Since then I have been able to use my
arm fine. As a matter of fact, I can hold it up all day long from
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the expos giving Jyorei. I am so grateful
to Bobby for his marathon efforts at bringing Jyorei to all of us
across the entire United States of America.
All of the healers and doctors that had tried to assist
me were sincere in their efforts, and although the cost was high,
the prices were standard for those disciplines. Blessedly, I recognized
the pure, simple Divine power of Jyorei. I had been praying for
a year, asking God how I could help the most people with a natural
healing gift I had received when I turned 40 years of age. I had
also received a message of doing world healing. Now, I knew that
Jyorei was the answer to that prayer. I picked up a magazine from
the Jyorei table and decided to go to Crestone in January to learn
about Jyorei. Everything was speeded up when I read an October spiritual
events calendar for North Carolina and saw Bobby Okuda and Jyorei
listed for The Dancing Moon Bookstore in Raleigh. I immediately
made a list of all the people to share Jyorei with. I took three
days off from work and actually drove across town, taking people
by the hand to receive Jyorei. The very first day a colleague of
mine from American Airlines came to see Bobby. His name is Bob McAlpine,
and he has suffered from prostate cancer for two years. At work,
we no longer recognize him as the same person, as he looks so old
and tired. Well, he went to work that evening, energized and smiling
for the first time in years. Everyone noticed. In fact, my supervisor,
Art Sidden, called Bob into his office to make a list of all the
people that were out of work with serious illnesses as he thought
they should go and receive Jyorei. The very next day, Art, himself,
even went on his lunch hour and waited a long time to receive Jyorei.
Due to this experience, he later took a stand for Jyorei, and greatly
assisted me in being able to present Jyorei at the office. I received
an update from Bob on April 28. His doctor said that from his scan
it looks like nothing ever happened to him. Bob is going be interviewed
this month, for his biography to be published in the National Yoga
In December I went to Los Angeles to receive my Ohikari.
On my return flight home on the following Monday, I was blessed
to be able to give Jyorei to eight people, one even before our flight
took off from the runway. Meishusama and Kaishusama orchestrated
all these events. I just said, “Yes,” as each opportunity
was presented to offer Jyorei. The next day, I set up a table at
the American Airlines Southeast Reservations Office and continue
to offer Jyorei there once every week. I also give Jyorei to a few
people every evening after work. The people at work are beginning
to recognize the pure, simple Divine power of Jyorei, and many say
that Tuesday is their favorite day now. They are giving up a lot
of their short break and lunchtime to receive Jyorei, and they’re
sharing news of their results with other colleagues. I set up the
table in a high traffic area so that every week two–three
new people come as well. This is where I received my first diligent
training from Bobby Okuda on Kaishusama’s way. Here, Bobby
firmly directed me, “more focus.” Not giving attention
to all the other people was hard for me at first in this setting
where one thousand people are my friends. As friends walked by and
warmly greeted me, I hesitated to fail to acknowledge them, thereby
disrespecting them. I listened intently as Okuda very firmly stated
that Kaishusama healed everyone. Now, I see his determination and
state this truth, “Kaishusama healed everyone” every
time I give Jyorei to a person.
On February 1, I woke up at 3:00 a.m., and had a vision
of a giant golden glowing ball of light at the foot of my bed, knowing
the presence to be Meishusama at Hollywood; then Bobby, about one–fifth
the size of the light presence, was standing there focused on the
light. I had a sense of the light telling me to “come.”
I almost went to the airport to make the 6:00 a.m. flight. I called
Bobby in the morning, and he informed me of a class I could come
and observe on February 4, “Seijinkai.” I have been
greatly blessed in being able to attend these classes, and to be
in Eugene Sensei’s presence to hear his words about Meishusama.
This is enabling me to give the most powerful Jyorei to people.
Every week when I give Jyorei at American Airlines after returning
from Los Angeles, my people inform me that the energy has intensified.
I am also able to attend the Pasadena Center Monthly
Sampais. The first one I attended on March 14 was dedicated to Kaishusama.
I am so blessed. Since January, I have been able to attend nine
Body Mind Spirit Expos across the United States. The feedback we
receive at these expos from the other spiritual healers, who recognize
the Divine power of Jyorei, is truly amazing. From their booths,
far from our Jyorei booth, they can feel the energy opening their
hearts, see the Light shining so brightly, and feel the river of
calm flowing from our Jyorei booth. They come to receive. Also,
hearing from so many people that we take away their pain touches
me deeply. I thank Meishusama for this great gift. At the April
3 Expo in Ashville, North Carolina, Jyorei was recognized on the
evening news. Giant banners of Bobby giving Jyorei are now positioned
over every expo entrance across the United States, and will continue
to be all year in every city. Steve and Megan Mitchell, co–owners
of the expo, elected to display Bobby Okuda giving Jyorei in order
to convey his presence of Light and love for all, and to convey
to each person attending the expo the healing of peace and harmony.
Once, while giving Jyorei to Bob outdoors in a park
surrounded by pine trees, I received a simple and pure Divine message.
I tried as long as I could to be quiet due to Bobby Okuda’s
diligent training on focus. However, it became harder to not deliver
the message than to deliver it, and I remembered Bobby Okuda’s
mother’s great gift. So I had to tell him the simple truth,
as I am here to tell it to you now: “The truth is you are
love.” We are doing true healing of Light and love for all
people. It is highly evident that our paths are being cleared with
Light and love by Meishusama and Kaishusama. Each step is being
presented to us. As we graciously take each step, gifts beyond our
imagining are revealed.
I will bring back a Scroll of Light** to North Carolina,
and I intend to assist with all my being the spread of the Light
of Jyorei across the United States of America. Thank you, Meishusama.
Thank you, Kaishusama. Thank you, Mikotosama. Thank you, Kaicho–Sensei.
* An Ohikari is the small, individual Scroll of
Light always worn suspended from the neck when Jyorei is given.
** Scrolls of Light contain
calligraphic characters that signify Divine Light. A Scroll of Light
was enshrined in Teres’ home in early June, 2004.