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FROM SHUMEI MAGAZINE, VOL. 254
A Vision of Eden
Roberto Muttoni (Milan)
Roberto Muttoni is an exceptionally active yet
relatively new member of Shumei Italy, having received his ohikari
on July 25 of this year. The following is an address that he delivered
at Shumei Europe's seventh Anniversary Celebration, hosted by Shumei's
I am deeply honored to have been chosen as a witness
here in front of you, even if at the beginning I was not so sure
what to say or, better, how to say something that is so difficult
to speak about. It seems the best thing to do is to tell you the
“truth,” even if at times it may seem trivial. This
is why I think it would be marvelous to listen to all of you, because
I think each one of you has real and fantastic things to tell us,
things that come from the heart.
I would like to start by telling you that approximately
two years ago I had a dream. I dreamt of a completely green mountain,
covered by thick woods. On it was a spot where people could gather
to live as if they were in Paradise, the fantastic world of the
mythological Eden found in the book of Genesis. At first, I thought
it was a “well–being” resort, the usual kind of
beauty farm, but there was something bigger about it that I could
not quite grasp.
After my dream, the first thing I did was to enter
a website called Edenspace (www.edenspace.it). I am telling you
this so you can believe me. In fact, I registered with this site
before my encounter with Shumei. But Edenspace did not provide an
ideal vision at all comparable with that in my dream.
Somewhat later, I was introduced to Shumei at a health
fair in Milan. What stuck me first was exactly the sense of my heart
opening. Passing by Shumei Italy's stand, I was invited to experience
Jyorei. I had not even read the leaflets on the table. In short,
I was taken by surprise. As soon as I sat down, I closed my eyes.
I remember the peaceful face of the Japanese girl sitting in front
of me. The only thing I knew was, I'd been asked to close my eyes
and relax; there was no other influence to explain what happened
then. After approximately a minute, I felt my eyes moving and a
huge energy move inside my head. It was very strong, like a heat
wave. Then, I felt something like pins and needles on the left side
of my body. At the time, I was under a lot of pressure because of
my job. It was a time of chronic fatigue. But after that first Jyorei
session, I was full of life, had a positive attitude, and felt in
my heart a strong curiosity and urge to look for God. And after
I returned home, I visited Shumei's website (www.shumei.org) to
get more information. Well, all this just to tell you of my surprise,
seeing Misono among the site's photographs, I realized that this
was the place I had dreamt about. Totally identical! This coincidence
was one of the main reasons I joined Shumei. I strongly believe
that in life nothing happens by chance.
Over time, as I continued receiving Jyorei at Milan's
Center and widening my knowledge of Meishusama and texts from my
own Roman Catholic religion, I realized that the key to everything
is love. The Great Bright Light “Dai Koh Myo” is born
uniquely for each person in the love of one God alone. Yes, a God
that wants to give each one of us the possibility, through His Light
of Love, to act rightly towards others and ourselves and to find
the earthly paradise once more. Meishusama teaches us, “In
the future, people have to learn to become citizens of the world.”
I think this is a grand thought that we must attend to. In fact,
Shumei doesn't just have a spiritual ideal, but also a social commitment–a
recognition that today more than ever is the time of God's Light,
the Light of love that relates God to Meishusama and to the world's
people. During his life Meishusama demonstrated this love towards
others and testified that through illness his continuous process
of purification brought him closer to God. He also began construction
of the Heavenly Paradise, testifying to God's message that tells
of a rich land ready to bear fruit for everyone, if only there is
love among those who believe in Him. Love for others. Jyorei's Light
is a spiritual energy that lives in love, and in a love for nature,
human beings, and all that God has created for us.
For this reason, in accord with Meishusama's teachings,
Shumei has made a commitment to Natural Agriculture and to the beauty
of men's works. Art is the biggest representation of man's soul.
All this led me, after a few months, to want to become a member
of Shumei. On July 25, 2004, I received my ohikari from Joe Sensei
of the London Center. It was a beautiful experience. The ceremony,
the happiness and above all the energy that I felt come upon me
made me truly happy. I must thank Hideaki who has stayed by me and
whom I consider a true and genuine friend, without whom probably
I wouldn't have found the courage to reach my goal. And thanks to
Luciano Panciroli, too, whom I deeply esteem for his courage and
the professional skills he uses to promote and give his full support
to Shumei Italy. And let me thank my wife too, since she has always
stood by me, never opposing me on my journey.
But let us get back to my experience. I must say that
nowadays my faith in God has grown. I have experienced new events.
For example, in the vicinity of sanctuaries or places of worship,
I can feel Divine energy, the same energy I feel more strongly when
I give or receive Jyorei, or when I enter Goshinzen, a sanctuary
room. I am really convinced that Jyorei is the Divine strength that
comes from prayer and from our ability to give and receive. As a
matter of fact, Meishusama teaches us to give Jyorei while praying
and asking for Divine intercession.
I have been studying Meishusama's teachings and reading
some texts on Christian spiritual exercises. I have found that there
are various similarities between the two. God is the source of love.
Love is resplendent light that passes through us, making us reborn
and purified. Light is born from the love existing between God,
Meishusama and us. This Light is called various things: the Great
Bright Light, the Holy Spirit, and others. All these similarities
enabled me to become a Shumei Italy member without changing my religion,
and what is more, my desire to look for God became even more enlightened.
Far from wanting members to change their faiths, we
of Shumei are quite happy when people of other religions come to
us as they are. Shumei wants to give harmony to all mankind, and
wants to transform the whole world into one single family. We recognize
all religions as our colleagues and, continuing our journey, we
will join hands with others as a sign of our mutual friendship.
Finally, I would like to tell you a few experiences
I have had during the past months since becoming a member of Shumei.
One day I gave Jyorei to a lady who was going through
an obvious nervous breakdown. When I finished, her shy, faint smile
gave me a welcome reward.
But my most beautiful experience took place during the Bologna Fair.
I was on holiday in Tuscany, and on my return, I accepted an invitation
to help at the fair. I managed to give Jyorei to at least fifteen
or twenty people, all different from one another, some incredulous,
some practicing Reiki, some just suffering. The episodes that touched
me the most are three.
The first one is about an Australian girl who was
outwardly smiling. We began Jyorei and I just kept on for a few
minutes; often I do this because I hate looking at my watch when
I feel in harmony with God and Meishusama. After about ten minutes,
her head began swaying quickly from side to side, faster and faster.
I was almost scared, but I went on praying. When we finished, she
burst into tears, thanking me because it had been a fantastic experience.
She said, “It's really God's energy.” She cried and
smiled for a few minutes longer. Then I sent her to see Luciano
Panciroli so she could have a talk with him and get information
about the Center. Believe me, I was touched to see such a happy
The second experience deals with a Sicilian Reiki
master who sat down and immediately told me, “Don't tell me
anything about energy, because I've felt it when passing the stand.”
Once he'd received Jyorei, he asked for information about our Center
and told me that the energy he had felt was “Beautiful, better
still—very beautiful.” Again in this case, new contacts
The last case concerns a lady who from the first sight
seemed scary. She had a dark, glassy cold look, but also seemed
very unyielding, as if she wanted to challenge someone. Halfway
through Jyorei, which was difficult for me as I felt a force that
I can only describe as negative, she ran away, saying, “Okay!
Okay!” This was enough of a goodbye.
In short, each person was a case in him or herself,
and each time I felt more and more able to feel the entity's suffering.
In fact, after many Jyorei sessions, I began to feel ahead of time
what the person receiving Jyorei would tell me after the session
ended. I will end by saying that what is beautiful about Jyorei
is that the more one gives the more one feels good, and the more
one would like to give it. I have also tried to give Jyorei in my
office to some colleagues, but in Italy if you do not say that it
is a NEW AGE technique, there is a lot of suspicion. I hope that
in time Shumei Italy members will grow so we are able to do a lot
of Jyorei and preserve Meishusama's teachings.
I address my prayer to all those who together want
to build “Paradise on Earth” as soon as possible.