My name is Loyda Andaluz. I became a member of Sukyo Mahikari in March
1984 and for 13 years held a position as translator. I translated over
25 primary seminars and two secondary seminars, along with literally
hundreds of other events such as monthly ceremonies, special ceremonies,
ancestors ceremonies and private interviews. I also participated in the
Mahikari Youth Corps and was chosen as a group leader for the Hispanic
Group. I took the second level seminar in 1984. I stopped
participating in Sukyo Mahikari in December 1997. Presently, I am
happily fulfilling my self-healing mission.
Healing - The Path To Encountering Your Real Self
Healing - Yes, there is such a word, even though in Mahikari they
downplay it, deny it, and make fun of it, in order to manipulate the
member's belief system and consequently to halt their personal growth.
The Mahikari energy does not bring complete healing, although it might
relieve certain symptoms temporarily. In some cases, it might aggravate
the symptoms at the physical level. But does Mahikari care about your
emotional, psychological, and spiritual symptoms? The answer is:
Mahikari is heavily influenced psychologically by the Japanese
culture and society, which tends to overlook individual personal
advancement. Mahikari has created such absurd ideas about healing that
most members do not know about the healing revolution that is taking
place in the 1990s, leading us to the 21st century.
People are being healed emotionally through countless methods by the
thousands, leading to more fulfilling lives every day. However Mahikari
members are being told that all their problems are due to spiritual
disturbance, negative karma, lack of good sonen (spiritual attitude),
lack of efforts, and lack of divine service, without acknowledging the
personal world of each individual member. One of the requirements for
healing to take place is to remain in the present, by not obsessing
about the past or the future, something which Mahikari totally negates
by constantly reminding members of their karma (past) or the upcoming
Baptism of Fire (future). This dilemma creates a stressful body/mind
environment in which healing cannot manifest itself in the present.
The Monster in Mahikari
It is very sad to see Mahikari members who are in dire need of
psychiatric and psychological care being told that by raising their hand
or changing their sonen (attitude) they will solve their personal
problems. Throughout my years in Mahikari this problem was rampant; many
times Mahikari ministers needed much psychological assistance
themselves. When members go off the rails (psychosis) the ministers really don't
know how to deal with it.
This negation of the personal world of each member is like a
slap in the face, to their very soul. The matter of healing the soul is
extremely personal and individual, and no method which originates from
an outside source (especially impersonal energy) can heal what lies deep
in the heart of each human being. This is the reason why there is such a
diversity of methods popping up in the past 40 years. (See A Dictionary
This picture depicts the way Okada saw everyone, as spiritual
monsters! He argued that Mahikari was the only hope of changing this
monster. However, as many former members have stated, most of the
present members continue to have the same nagging psychological and
physical problems that they had when they joined Mahikari. In other
words, healing is not taking place.
The picture depicts your true nature as a being
made in the image of God.
There are those of us who have been blessed with complete and permanent
healing from the hand of God and his angels. Mahikari believes that these entities
can only assist high level souls, but this is just
another way of putting members down. Maybe Mahikari
is creating this monster in members, by reinventing the concept of
healing and therefore denying members the right for true and complete
healing. Maybe Mahikari is creating the problem called spirit
disturbance and then claiming that only they have the way to solve it.
Creating the addiction and then providing the fix with an energy which
ultimately becomes an addiction itself!
Love and Self-Love in Mahikari
Even though Mahikari, in its first seminar, teaches that there are two
types of love, self-love and altruistic love, there is an obvious
emphasis on altruistic love. I believe that when an organization
emphasizes altruistic love and does not give self-love its place in
spiritual development, it will eventually destroy itself and it will
disappear over a period of time.
The Bible states that human beings
were created in God's image; Hinduism talks about the chakra system and
the Taoists about the meridians. These ancient teachings are implying
that since God is Light (at least this is the most generalized image
that we human beings can understand as the nature of God) we are also
made out of Light/Energy.
Please understand that I am not
referring to Mahikari energy here.
In other words, we are made
out of 'God stuff', so therefore we have to honor ourselves as God's
image, but in order to understand this, we have to heal. Heal the
emotions, thoughts, misconceptions, etc. In other words, when we heal,
we end up loving ourselves and the world, because there is less
negativity being issued from our energy systems to our brethren.
(Randolph Price books)
Unfortunately, Mahikari deliberately downgrades self-love and
self-healing through their statements and actions. This creates an
environment of self-hate and self-ignorance among members about their
own emotional and spiritual state and an environment of competition, a
dangerous and anti-spiritual atmosphere.
Even saints and ascended masters who have helped thousands of people
in their lifetime, with a greater amount of spiritual momentum than the
Leaders of Mahikari (called Oshienushisama and Sukuinushima), took time out.
The saints occasionally stopped their miracle work in order to take a
good look at themselves. Christ and Moses went to the desert for forty
days in order to make great decisions and ultimately connect with God.
They became godly beings. We as human beings should also quarantine
ourselves to reflect on who/how we are and find effective and practical
means to heal our consciousness.
Mahikari's neglect of self-love is absolutely
one of the reasons for members' constant "spiritual disturbance".
Mahikari focus on loving others, or altruistic love, stresses out the
members and makes them feel all kinds of guilt, due to the fact that
self-love is not understood within themselves.
Human beings need to know who they are in order to find the source of
love inside themselves, which is very effectively seen when someone
raises their kundalini in a safe and nurturing environment.
It can be done, even though Mahikari teaches against it.
are not given truthful information about who they
are and the reason for being, spiritual organizations like Mahikari who
don't give the information will eventually disappear. This is why the
basic teachings of Hinduism, Taoism, and Shintoism (the oldest world
religions) have endured for millennia and continue to thrive in the 21st
Mahikari's only focus and concern is how much "Divine Service" you can
give, forgetting about the universal teaching of healing and loving
yourself in order to heal the world. By taking this position Mahikari is
going against recognizing the pains of the heart and our psyche. There
is so much trauma contained in human beings without our conscious
knowledge, many people live their lives without ever recognizing their
own emotions. Mahikari's main weapon for disempowering members is making
their so called "Divine Plan" more important than an individuals
situation. Please remember that God's Divine Plan is made up of each
individual's own Divine Plan. Knowing, even at an intuitive level, your
own mission, fulfils God's Divine Plan.
" One does not become conscious [healed] by imagining figures of
light, but by making the darkness conscious." -Carl G. Jung
The darkness that Jung is referring to is not attaching spirits, but an
individual's lower self or instinctual self. Mahikari does not want to
talk about this darkness because they know that by making this darkness
conscious, a person can empower themselves and recognize Mahikari's
agenda, which has nothing to do with an individual's personal growth.
One of reasons why individuals make decisions to become part of a
disempowering relationship, is because they want other people to make
decisions for them. Or they want to continue having a parent/child
relationship with something or someone, and Mahikari fits that role
perfectly, due to its authoritative approach. In other words,
ultimately it is our own responsibility to be the Master of our own
decisions and our own life, regardless of the type of relationship we
wish to maintain with an organization and/or individual.
Following is an excerpt from Healing Yourself : A step-by-step Program
for Better Health through Imagery by Martin L. Rossman, M.D.
"...healing is a natural property of life. Healing happens because our
integrity, at every level from the cellular to the psychological, is
constantly challenged by life's changes, and we, like all living
organisms, need to maintain a steady state in order to thrive. Without
innate abilities to restore, replenish, and repair, life could not go
on. In many ways, life itself is a continual process of healing, of
moving toward balance and wholeness in the midst of change."
From The Anatomy of a Spirit - The seven stages of Power and Healing
by Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
"Experiences that carry emotional energy in our
energy systems include: past and present relationships, both personal
and professional; profound or traumatic experiences and memories; and
belief patterns and attitudes, including all spiritual and superstitious
beliefs. The emotions from these experiences become encoded in our
biological systems and contribute to the formation of our cell tissue,
which then generates a quality of energy that reflects those emotions.
These energy impressions form an energy language, which carries literal
and symbolic information..."
The world-renowned classic Your Inner Child of the Past by W. Hugh
Missildine,M.D., shows how to solve adult problems by understanding your
"Somewhere, sometime, you were a child. This is one of the
great obvious, seemingly meaningless and forgotten common denominators
of adult life. Yet the fact that you were once a child has an important
bearing on your life today. In trying to be adults we mistakenly try to
ignore our lives as children, discount our childhood and omit it in our
considerations of ourselves and others. This is the basic cause of much
adult distress and unhappiness. It is a way of mistreating ourselves."