Start with yourself first

I participated in one week Ki camp held by the late chairman in 1992.
Back then, it was named medical qigong therapist training seminar and health restoration seminar. In 1994, the late chairman removed the distinction between the two and changed the name to Shinkiko Retreat Seminar.
This seminar changed my perception drastically and I strongly realized the effect of Ki which could make our bodies feel better.
I thought that the idea of Ki was important for anyone such as office workers like me, housewives and students and I joined the company in 1993.
Now that I think about it, I really didn’t understand the mechanism of Ki transferring machine, High Genki which gathers Shinkiko energy from the space and emits. After 30 years have passed, the idea of Ki and Shinkiko energy have become my core values now.

By the way, the thing I learned at the seminar back then is that Ki inside me and my mind were closely related. If we can change for the better, Ki inside us will influence others. The important thing is to change our own Ki first. Then, the positive Ki will easily radiate to the surroundings by the synergy of positive Ki inside us created in our minds and Ki taken in from outside.
I wrote, “How can we change ourselves not blaming somebody or something else?” in Shinkiko news on October 14th. It is very important to change ourselves for the better with the index for Senshin(Purifying the mind).

We read aloud “the good quotes from various religions” during the time for breathing techniques in the morning at the retreat seminar.
Today, I will introduce two quotes from the handout which can tell us how we can change.

A Simple Prayer for Peace (Saint Francis of Assisi)
“Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; ….
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand. To be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive;….”

A Native American Prayer
“O’ Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world, Hear me! I am small and weak. I need your strength and wisdom….I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, But to fight my greatest enemy-myself….”

We often want others to do something for us but we have to start with ourselves first. Our greatest enemy is ourselves with weak mind and I would like everyone to receive Shinkiko well.

Time flies like an arrow (Koin Ya no gotoshi)

It’s time to announce the sale of “2023 Shinkiko Calendar” at the end of October.
Many of you may think that it’s already next year!
There is a saying, “Time flies like an arrow.” It feels like time is passing very fast for me from a certain time.
I looked up this saying in the dictionary. It means that “Time goes by quickly and it never returns. Ko(光) in Koin(光陰) means 日, day and in(陰) means 月, month. Days and months mean time.
The arrow used to be one of the things which we could feel the speed of and it never returned to the shooter. This expression has been used since Nanboku-cho period in Japan”.

There may be and may have been a lot of people who feel time passes very fast.
In my opinion, It felt like time passed more slowly when I was a child.
♪How many nights are there to sleep until New Years Day?♪
Just like the song says, I think I was always looking forward to fun and exciting things and I felt time went by very slowly.

By the way, when we lose our bodies, we become the spirits, the state of Ki energy with minds.
After we lose our bodies, we never age. We don’t need to eat and we lose our sense of time eventually.
It is perfect if the happy state continues forever but it is really bad if the suffering state continues.
Our minds cannot change so quickly after we die.
There are spirits which lost Ki energy and became negative Ki and have been holding a grudge and struggling for hundreds of years. It is important for us to keep our minds positive and enjoy a lot of things while we can.

When we get strongly influenced by the negative Ki, it will become difficult for us to focus on ourselves and it might feel like time goes by quickly.
It is such a waste if this situation continues for a very long time.
“Time flies like an arrow.” We should focus on receiving Shinkiko and bring an end to the negative things and move on.
I think it is a good idea to write your plans which are fun or hard in Shinkiko calendar so that you can send Ki in advance.

This year, I created QR code for the past Shinkiko news articles related to the season on each page and this will make it possible for you to read them on your smartphones.

For the people who have been charged with Ki

I held the Shinkiko Retreat Seminar at Lake Biwa until Monday this week.
I believe that I could send a lot of Ki to the participants and I would like to thank everybody who attended the seminar.
Every time, I talk about the index for Senshin(Purifying the mind). This time, the participants were all experienced and I talked about “The mind which attracts positive Ki.”
I also explain in the Shinkiko classroom in the November Hi-Genki magazine that the mind which attracts positive Ki is very important for the people who have been already charged with a lot of Ki such as Shinkiko.
I would like to explain about this today.

I think Ki is divided into 3 groups based on my experience(so far). This Ki is the one which exists around the people trying to receive Ki.

The first group is the sad spirits going through hardships which we attracted to our ancestors or to ourselves.
These are the spirits which lost their bodies but they don’t realize it and remain in the darkness with sufferings.
If we attract such people or we have such ancestors, we will also feel the same way and attract more and more similar spirits.

The second group is the spirits which envy or have a grudge against us or our family lines.
There is a reason why the first group of spirits are around us. Sometimes negative Ki is behind and trying to make things worse and holding us back.
For example, the spirits which lost the battle in the past become envious and blame the winners and families for their sufferings.

The third group is the spirits which agonize over not being able to help the spirits in the first and the second groups which have lost a lot of light.
These spirits are often into the religion when they are alive and they can understand the invisible energy like Ki and the light. However, they sometimes feel hopeless because they cannot make things better even though they make full use of their past experience.
Some spirits cannot understand that they can change with Shinkiko energy and fiercely resist.

Most of the time, Shinkiko energy penetrates into from the first to the third group in order.
The people who have been charged with Ki especially need to have strong minds to beat the spirits in the second and the third group.
In other words, we should not blame somebody or something else. We should try our best to change ourselves and do what we think is good(right) strongly and positively with hope even when we almost despair and appreciate what we have achieved.

Let’s fill ourselves and our surroundings with the light

One morning, my wife made French toast for breakfast. It wasn’t sweet and tasted weird and a little too salty.
When I finished eating one slice of toast, she told me that she had put salt instead of sugar.
No wonder I had to drink a lot of water and go to the bathroom very frequently on that day.
I wondered why she mistook salt for sugar and found out the cause of assumption. The salt is unique and actually looks like sugar. It was sent from her father a long time ago and we forgot about it.
I am grateful that my father-in-law always sends us various things but I thought that I didn’t thank enough for this salt and regretted it.

By the way, human beings have Ki energy, invisible life energy.
Any person has this energy which is sometimes called aura and I explain this Ki as the invisible light.
There are no human beings without Ki. Anybody who is alive emits the light and there are people(not only people but everything around us) receiving this light.
People’s minds are always changing but our positive and bright minds such as gratitude towards people around can emit stronger light, positive Ki. If we can be moreconscious of the people and the objects, the light can easily reach them. I hope everybody could send a lot of positive Ki to surroundings.

Shinkiko, Ki energy in this space is also positive Ki.
So far, while I have been using Shinkiko, I realized that human being’s Ki, life energy is heightened by Shinkiko. When human beings and animals die, our bodies will vanish but our souls, Ki will remain in this world and Shinkiko can penetrate into them as well.
The energy of Shinkiko is inexhaustible in this space(universe), we need Ki transfer machines or Ki goods which the late chairman learnt how to make in his dream to take it out.
I have been improving and developing more powerful machines and I have been able to take out the stronger Shinkiko energy.

Therefore, I hope that we all can fill ourselves with the light by receiving the support from the positive Ki and emitting the positive Ki to our surroundings connected to us by a mysterious fate using Shinkiko.