The main theme of November is Chokushi, Tomomaruhime Sensei, The Direct Messenger who was the spirit and the incarnation of Ōyamanezunomikoto. What Kami wants us to sense from the Shinji regarding Chokushi is the hopes of Tomomaruhime Sensei. This is what Kami wants shinja and everyone in the world to do at the present time in 2020.
In this world, there are many people who do not understand the existence of Kami. To feel the power of Kami which we cannot see, the most understandable existence is nature. Nature is the environment that surrounds human beings, and precious beings which are gentle and grateful, and give us a lot of blessings. At the same time, it is an enormous power which we will be swallowed by easily if we go against it.
However, people today tend to take it for granted that we could control nature as we like. It is the sense that denies Kami. The power which we human beings own is quite small. As Chokushi often taught that Kami is the great existence who could carry out anything if Kami wants to do so. Therefore, we human beings must live life more modestly and more humbly.
To explain the structure of this world and achieve the true salvation, Kami descended to this world as Kami’s spirit had been placed within Kami’s Direct Messenger, Tomomaruhime Sensei. We human beings could learn the hopes of Kami, the love of Kami through Tomomaruhime Sensei. Moreover, the love of Tomomaruhime Sensei keeps on living even after she returned to the world of Kami as Shinkon.
Therefore, we need to strive and live abiding by Shinji, the principles. Daishin, Tomomarusai Sensei told before, the existence of Kami is like a drum, and we could not make a loud sound unless we strike it strongly by our own. It is important to understand the hopes of Chokushi, and ask for Kami’s power more positively and correctly.
Today’s Shinji is what Tomomaruhime Sensei, the Direct Messenger who is Shinkon herself and overlooks on each of us, is talking to us after she returned to the world of Kami. It reveals the hopes of Kami, thoughts of Tomomaruhime Sensei.
The first paragraph is realization.
Feel the teachings with the kokoro (emotions) of Shisha Tomomaruhime.
The anxieties that lead shinja astray disappear as their kokoro is enveloped by Shinkon.
The things that people (human beings) should do now (today) will be reflected clearly in their kokoro.
What fills the kokoro is gratitude to the people they meet and the thought to give back.
Accepted in the kokoro of many people, the person (human being) who is trusted can be seen.
This Shinji is clearly different from the usual, and it is guidance which Tomomaruhime Sensei speaks to us. As we see with the kokoro (emotions) of Shisha Tomomaruhime, the mother of our kokoro urges us to “Live life in this way. Do you hear me?”
We should not take it for granted that Shinji are revealed. It is necessary for us; therefore, Kami reveals Shinji to this world through Shisha.Through Tomomarusai Sensei and Tomomaruhime Sensei in the past, and now through me, Seishisha Tomomarukō. It feels as if Tomomaruhime Sensei as Shinkon is teaching every one of us. Therefore, think of her thoughts, the kokoro (emotions) of Shisha Tomomaruhime, and feel the teachings.
In today’s world, many people feel insecure. There is the infection issue of Corona Virus and what will happen next? Since the flu will spread when it gets cold, anxieties are increasing about what happens if both of the two infections spread at the same time. Some are expressing their concerns that economy may not recover. Some raise an objection when their opinions were not accepted, appealing to public opinion and increasing their anxieties and confusion.
However, those of us who have come to know Kami and Chokushi are enveloped by Shinkon and do not have the anxieties that lead us astray. If we think with a full understanding of Kami’s teachings and principles, we could judge what is right or wrong most accurately. Moreover, we will find the things that people (human beings) should do now (today) will be reflected clearly in their kokoro and know what we should do. We could distinguish that “This is nothing to do with me,” and “This is what I have to take the responsibility for.”
What we must not lack in society where we support each other is to live with gratitude to the people they meet and the thought to give back. Tomomaruhime Sensei explained repeatedly that we should never forget the obligation, and we have to live to give back.
If we do not forget this, we could be a person who is accepted in the kokoro of many people and trusted. The current society in general is filled with weak relationships without much trust. At home, workplace, and whole society, we could not trust each other and tend to have a distrust. However, if we learn the teachings thinking about Tomomaruhime Sensei’s feelings, insecurities disappear wonderfully and gratitude will deepen which human beings should not forget, and live a life with a kokoro to give back. Then you could be a person who is trusted by many.
The next paragraph is also realization. Based on the first realization, Kami teaches us specifically.
To the Shinja
Knowing the kokoro that Shisha Tomomaruhime wanted you to have, how is your effort to bring yourself closer to that kokoro?
The more your understanding of the principles deepens as you learn the teachings, human beings begin to live a life that is one with their unmei.
Encounters increasingly deepen, individual unmei comes together and is enhanced, and it becomes a life of giving back.
Kami also revealed knowing the kokoro that Shisha Tomomaruhime wanted you to have. Shinkon shows us Shinji one after another after Tomomaruhime Sensei returned to the world of Kami. Kami asks us whether we could make an effort to bring yourself closer to that kokoro to live a life with the teachings by gaining realization from Shinji.
If you learn the teachings through many Shinji, and take it into your personality, human beings begin to live a life that is one with their unmei. One with unmei is a way of living that does not exceed our parameters, and makes use of the given power to be of use to society. It means you could live a life within your parameters. Without complaining, appreciate what you are blessed with, fulfill your own responsibility.
If we could do that, various encounters increasingly deepen, individual unmei comes
together and is enhanced, and it becomes a life of giving back. A life of giving back means to make the most the strengths of each other, to be of use to each other with their own unmei, accepting and complementing each other’s kokoro. To support each other within one’s parameter is practice of kokoro of giving back. If we could live in this way, worry, hesitation, and distrust will not arise.
The last paragraph is understanding. It is to take into your personality.
In the age of Shinkon, all shinja must inform Kami (Chokushi) that they manifest Kibō no Michi and live in a harmonious family.
Take to heart Chokushi’s desire (feelings) that you strive to be the shinja who lives by the teachings.
This is the condition (life) of the shinja who attains kaiun.
If Tomomaruhime Sensei were here with us today, she would say this to each of us. The age of Shinkon is a blessed era that everyone could live a life filled with meaning and purpose, and be of use to society with their unmei, and manifest Kibō no Michi (*) if we live by the teachings. However, on the other hand, now is the era we will be swallowed by the flows such as knowledges or information if we do not live manifesting Kibō no Michi. It decides the bright and dark side of life.
To manifest Kibō no Michi, we need to strive to learn Kami’s teachings more seriously and put them into practice. Especially, practice at home. Then a harmonious family will be achieved. Kokoro of each one of family members will be anchored, and their virtues will shine. Please inform Kami that you are living such a way of life.
Kami strongly called out to us to take to heart Chokushi’s desire (feelings) that you strive to be the shinja who lives by the teachings. Chokushi’s desire (feelings) is the feelings of Tomomaruhime Sensei . Take heart of Tomomaruhime Sensei, and strive to be the shinja who lives by the teachings. At the result, we could live a life that attains kaiun.
To attain kaiun means that we could live a life by making the most of the given strengths within our parameters, and that we could say when we close our life, “My life was great.” or “Although there were a lot of things in my life, I was really happy everything went well.” The hopes of Tomomaruhime Sensei are that we will be that person. Let’s strive to be the shinja who lives by the teachings, receiving the hopes of Kami, the hopes of Chokushi.
(*) Kibō no Michi: Is a salvation that Ōyamanezunomikoto has revealed for us that suppresses and corrects the jittai (our temperament and dispositions) handed down from our parents and ancestors, thus helps surface the unmei given to us, and lead our life to one of fulfillment.