Purifying Effect of Coarse Salt

Driving on a big street, I find more and more second hand clothes stores are opening these day, which is good in terms of saving resources and good as well of saving money since they purchase unnecessary clothes.

  • second hand clothes store 古着屋
  • resource 資源
  • purchase 買い取る

Is it OK to wear second-hand clothes from a spiritual point of view? It’s true that spiritual magnetism of the previous owner can remain in the second-hand clothes, but normally,once they’re washed well, the magnetism is gone. Also, every time you wear second-hand clothes, your spiritual magnetism overwrites the old magnetism and yours accumulates, so you don’t need to worry.

  • point of view 観点
  • magnetism 磁気
  • every time S+V SがVする度に
  • overwirte 上書きする
  • accumulate 蓄積する

However, if you feel tired or irritated somehow while you wear second-hand clothes, it’s advisable to prepare a bucket with water in it, put some coarse salt into it, and then soak the clothes in the water for half a day. At this time, it’s better to use brownish unrefined salt made from seawater than refined salt that is white, smooth and dry.

  • irritated イライラした
  • advisable 望ましい
  • coarse salt 粗塩
  • soak 浸す
  • unrefined 精製されていない

Coarse salt made from seawater can get rid of negative spiritual magnetism. Rock salt is inferior to coarse salt. The depuration of seawater is described clearly in the latter half of Oharae-no-kotoba(大祓詞), the Words of Great Purification, of shinto.

  • get rid of A  Aを取り除く
  • inferior 劣っている
  • depuration 浄化作用
  • the latter half 後半

However, the spiritual depuration of coarse salt is temporary. It absorbs the negative spiritual magnetism quickly, but it is filled up with it so soon, or so to speak, assimilates into it. The power of coarse salt to get rid of negative spiritual magnetism in a moment is still great, though. Sumo wrestlers scatter salt at the beginning of a match, which is a right thing to do. If the purifying effect of salt were not temporary, scattering salt just once would be enough. But it’s not. So it’s good to scatter salt every time.

  • temporary 一時的な
  • assimilate 同化する
  • efficacy 効き目
  • in a moment 一瞬で
  • scatter 撒く

I’ve been using coarse salt made from seawater or rock salt instead of refined salt since I began to eat brown rice. When you cook rice, why don’t you put a little salt in the water? It would be more tasty. Brown rice goes well with a pinch of coarse salt. Also, when you take a shower, try rubbing your neck and back with coarse salt, which is spiritually good. But to put salt in the bathtub could damage the metal parts of the bath water heating system, so you have to be careful.

  • brown rice 玄米
  • cook rice ご飯を炊く
  • metal part 金属部分

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I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

I Am Grateful for Being Kept Alive.

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The More Spiritual Magnetism of Dead Children Remains, the More Time it Takes for them to Rest in Peace

It is reported that mothers who had their young children or babies die can see their children growing up in their dreams. Spiritually speaking, this is possible. Such mothers can recognize the children appearing in their dreams as theirs by instinct. This phenomenon is related in part to the cause of their deaths.

  • report 報告する
  • possible ありえる
  • recognize A as B AをBと認める
  • instinct 本能
  • phenomenon 現象

In case children die by accident, their life energy remains in this world. Their physical bodies contain life energy given by God which, if they hadn’t died, would have been used. Though their physical bodies are gone, their spiritual energy is extant in this World of Reality. Unless the magnetism of their spiritual bodies is sublimed in this world, their spiritual bodies linger and they can’t rest in peace.

  • remain 残る
  • contain 含む
  • extant 存在している
  • sublime 昇華する
  • linger 居残る

Strange to say, as long as their spiritual magnetism remains in the World of Reality, their spiritual bodies grow up as if their physical ones grew up normally. This is why bereaved mothers can see their children’s spiritual bodies in their dreams.

  • as if S+V あたかもSがVするかのように
  • bereaved 肉親を亡くした

In every family lines, there are a lot of children who failed to be born into this world or died when they were very young. Dating back ten generations, you would see myriad young souls are feeling resentment. So, it’s important to offer gratitude to the whole of such souls related to you without identifying individuals.

  • family line 家系
  • fail to~  〜することができない
  • date back 遡る
  • myriad 無数の
  • resentment 憤慨
  • individual 個人

When the spiritual energy of dead children were given runs out, the development of their spiritual bodies in this world stops. And it depends on grateful memorial services for them whether they can leave this world smoothly or not. The more their spiritual energy the children had before birth is, the more magnetism to be sublimed in this World of Reality remains.

  • run out 無くなる
  • depend on A Aしだいである
  • magnetism 磁気

Because of this, there are some souls in this world whose spiritual bodies grow up to be the ones of adults. In other words, it takes time for them to rest in peace. There are exceptions, however. If there are many ancestral spirits resting in peace in a family line, souls, with the help of their ancestral spirits, can be lifted up to the spirit world in a short period of time.

  • because of A  Aのために
  • in other words 言い換えると
  • exception 例外
  • lift up A Aを引き上げる

Holding correct memorial services strongly influences especially the souls of children. Dead children whose spiritual magnetism is huge and lingers in this world would have been very active in society if they hadn’t died. Also, souls of children who died of disease leave almost no spiritual magnetism in this world, which means they had a plan before birth to be born into this world with a limited amount of spiritual energy. Since they have hardly any magnetism to be sublimed in this world, they can leave for the spirit world smoothly. Though their lifetime was very short, they savored their lives in this world on schedule.

  • correct 正しい
  • influence 影響する
  • active 活動的な
  • disease 病気
  • savor 味わう
  • on schedule 予定通りに

Whenever you suddenly remember about your dead child, his/her spiritual body is near you. Remembering him/her itself is a good offering for the child. You must not forget about your dead child as long as you live. You may feel sad, sorry, regret, etc. when you think of your dead child, but be sure to have gratitude to your child at the end. Remembering your dead child repeatedly sublimes his/her magnetism lingering in this world and leads his/her soul to rest in peace.

  • suddenly 突然
  • apology 謝罪
  • be sure to~ 必ず〜する
  • gratitude 感謝の気持ち

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I Ka Shi Te I Ta Da I Te  A Ri Ga To U Go Za I Ma Su

Thank you so much for keeping me/us alive.