Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Dog Bite and Power of "Connection Practice"

Something profound happened to me and I want to share it with you.

It was physically painful, but rather interesting and exciting to recognize the power of Connection Practice.

     @our favorite cafe on Alii Drive just before the dog bite.

Gen and I like to walk to a cafe in Kona (Daylight Mind Coffee) on Alii Drive on the ocean from our house (hillside of Hualalai Mountain) as often as we can.  It is our favorite thing to do, working with a cup of coffee: checking mails and writing or translating articles. This happened on the way home this Thursday.

A dog bit me.

I was aware of two dogs always barking when we pass by that house, but they had never come out of the house (they were without leash). So I used to think, "How well trained watch dogs they are!".

But not this Thursday morning.

Right after I passed the house maybe 20 feet away, one of the black dogs came running at me and bit my right calf.  It happened in seconds without my notice as I was feeling totally safe and relaxed walking by as those dogs never came out of the gate before.   I later learned that the owner put them a special collar that gave them a shock when they went beyond the set distance (so, obviously it did not work that morning).

I was shocked and in pain, but the dog went away after one bite, so I started walking home, until I notice drops of blood under my pants.

The dog was a rather big dog, Rottweiler I learned later, and really a great watch dog I should say, that used to be used as "fighting dog" in old days.

Anyhow, when I notice my bleeding, I shouted, "A Dog Bit Me" to ask for help, seeing my white pants started turning red.   It was more serious than I thought... 
right after the bite

Then, the good thing was I remember Connection Practice. I just did Quick Coherence.   
Something I have been teaching and practicing.  

The owner dashed out of the house and said, "What can I do for you now?"
I was already calm when I had a conversation with him.

I was ready to look at what was going on and rolled up my pants hem.   I saw 4 or 5 punches of the dog teeth and one cut of half inches wide and 1/8 inches deep, and it was bleeding. I wanted to go home ASAP and wash the wound, so I asked for a ride.  He did. 
In the car, I continue the Coherence (trademark of HeartMath Institute,  is  1. Heart Focus, 2. Heart breathing, 3. Heart Feeling of Appreciation),  and I noticed even the pain started decreasing.
By the time I got home, a clear insight came and I followed through it.

I took off my pants, went to a bath room, washed the wound with running water, dry, apply extra-virgin olive oil with gauze, wrapped up with kitchen towel, took 6 Kangen-UKON(turmeric with its oil, as natural anti-inflammation), then asked him to take me to a hospital as Gen had to take our daughter to her appointment. My children was saying, "Are you OK, mom" and I said, "I am OK but need to see a doctor just in case".

The owner took me to a closest emergency clinic(private), but they refused seeing me because I was not bitten by my own dog.  It did not make sense to me until later  (the reason was you needed a police report when a dog other than your own bit you).  So we had to drive another 7 miles south to a General Hospital.  The owner left me there and told me to call him if I needed a ride home.

In the car, he was apologetic telling me that he would pay for the hospital bill and that a dog bite to a third party is a criminal and I could charge him.  So I told him I have no intention of that, and I wanted the wound to be treated professionally and regain the healthy leg.

On that day and time, I had a meeting with my Japanese colleagues of the Connection Practice, and I was able to connect with them while waiting in the hospital.  I was so happy about how well I was managing all of this.  I got my new android cellphone "tethering" working and able to connect by ZOOM, explained what was going on to my colleagues needs for trust, ability and integrity were fully met.  I also got a lot of empathy from them,  receiving their "coherence", which was empowering, needs of connection, understanding, care and love fully met.

I have been in the US (Hawaii) for 6 years now and this was my first experience of US hospital that I went for myself, so you know how curious I was the whole time.  I was observing everything...(not bored at all)

After waitng for 20 minutes or so,  a nurse called me and asked questions about my past medical history and drug allegies if any (I do have some). She took my blood pressure and then I was asked to go to another treatment room with beds where they would take care of the wound.  She asked if I needed a wheel chair, but I said no and walked to the room.

I sat down on the bed, took off the kitchen towel wrap. She looked at my wound, and said, "oh, it's clean and good", so what she did was to apply salt-watered gauze and rewrap the wound with proper bandage (mine was a kitchen towel).  

More waiting, another 15 minutes or so, and by the time a doctor came and took a look at my wound, it stopped bleeding and already somewhat dry, but the color around the bite was turning purple and a bit of swelling.  

The doctor gave me prescription of antibiotics and I was good to go.  I wrapped the wound by myself.

Then two police officers came and asked me questions about what happened.  I told them what happened and that I had no intention of suing the owner.  I told them the owner was kind and responsible, and agreed to pay for my hospital bill and that was enough for me.  

I wanted to leave the hospital ASAP as I knew our daughter and her friend were needing a ride and waiting in town, so I wanted the shortest interview with the police, and it worked.  While doing this, Gen (my husband) arrived to pick me up and we left the hospital to pick up our daughter and her friend in town.

My insight kept coming such as not to eat (to avoid suppuration), take 6 more Ukon (turmeric) pills, drink 9.5 alkaline water,  green smoothie for dinner, no animal food.  So I followed the insight.

By the dinner time, I had little pain, was able to stand, walk and cook the dinner as usual.  If there is no pain nor swelling, I need no antibiotics, I thought, and went to bed.

I slept deeply without pain and woke up fresh next morning. The color around the wound has already turned pink from purple and my calf is on the way to healing in just ONE DAY.  

Can you believe it?

I always teach my clients and students that you become more resilient and able to cope with challenges in life with ease by practicing Connection Practice.  I kind of proved it myself on this dog bite incident.  It really worked beautifully.

My surprise was not only I got calm but also the pain went away right after I practice Quick Coherence (copyright HeartMath Institute), and I got clear insight about what to do.  Oh, my body says no sugar at all (as it increases infections), this is so important as I love sweets!


What I am happiest about all of this is I am not afraid of the dogs now.  When my leg is healed, I meant to go to visit the owner and the dog and become friends with them.  I want to celebrate the power of the Connection Practice.  

I am so grateful to Rita Marie Johnson, for creating the Practice and kept sharing the wisdom with me since we met in 2006 in Canada at 2nd International Conference of Ministries/Departments of Peace.  

I am grateful we have been friends over 10 years to create a world that connects us all.

The Organic Kangen-Ukon (termeric with its oil) I take to keep the wound from infecting is available at AMAZON.  I buy them directly from Enagic, the maker,  regularly as it is very helpful to have it handy in the house when something like this happens.  Contact me if you are interested about the product:

The dog looked like this one, 3 year old female that was in heat:

Monday, October 24, 2016

We are serious about FUNDRAISING. Without fund, we can not SUPPORT Fukushima Kids

In December, we are going to do 3 different fundraiser in 3 different locations, 2 in Kona, 1 in Tokyo.

I just write the date, time and place so that you can save those dates if you are interested in participating.

Dec 2@Kona Coffee and Tea Company in Kailua Kona from 5pm
No charge and donation appreciated, and please purchase drink or food  at KCTC

Dec 18@Hawaiian Queen Coffee Garden in Kailua Kona from 4pm
Violin solo concert by Ursula Vietze
suggested donation: $20

Dec 26@Nippori Sunny Hall in Tokyo from 7pm
Gen Morita solo concert with Yumi, Toyono and Miwako
fee: 2000yen

All the proceed goes to Fukushima Kids Hawaii for the program of 2017 Summer project.
We want more people donate less (not few people a lot), like 3000 people donating $10 each would be sufficient to carry out the program for 1 year.  So, please help us spread the words.

Here is the online platform to donate directly to us:

Thank you for reading and your interest in Fukushima Kids Hawaii.  We will continue to do what we can to support Fukushima children.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Today at The Sweet Spot in Kona, Concert and Fundraising

Fundraising is the essential part of running any project. Without it, it does not happen.

Here again tonight, we will be fundraising event for Fukushima Kids Hawaii tonight at The Sweet Spot.

You can click here:

If you can not make it tonight, you can support us by online donation of GoFundMe:

Thank you for your care and support for children in Fukushima who have been living in more radioactive environment since the March 11, 2011 nuclear disaster.

Fukushima Kids Hawaii has almost hosted close to 100 kids and moms from Fukushima since 2013 thanks to you.

Mahalo and Arigato~

Saturday, January 09, 2016

Fukushima Kids Fundraiser Tomorrow @ Hilo

Yes, tomorrow

in Hilo, Hawaii, we are going to have New Year's Concert Opera by Big Island Opera for the 1st time. They are donating their talent to support Fukushima Kids Hawaii.  Mahalo Mahalo.

Here is the details on FB:

Please share it to your friends.
We need all the help we can get to raise awareness about the radiation and health, and $20000, to cover the expense of year 2016.  FKH has hosted 82 children and moms from Fukushima for 1 to 3 months here in Kona and Hilo. As we hear more and more children are suffering from thyroid cancer in Fukushima, we want to continue our mission of Fukushima Kids Hawaii.

Your generous support is always appreciated.  To contribute, write a check to "Aloha Keiki" (as FKH is a project of Aloha Keiki, 501c3) and send it to 75-286 Hoene Street, Kailua Kona, HI96740

Thank you for reading my blog.

Happy new year to you!

--------------Here is the program-------------

アロハケイキ&ふくしまキッズハワイ 第6回チャリティコンサートプログラム
Benefit for Fukushima Kids Hawaii Project 6
Performed by BIG ISLAND OPERA with Shizuno (Dance)
Conductor: Michaeloha Elam@East Hawaii Cultural Center

4:00pm  Welcome!  Silent Auction, Wine and cheese
5:00      Fukushima Update and music by Yumi & Gen, Fukushima Kids Hawaii
5:20      Concert Opera by Big Island Opera
1.    Michaeloha Elam:  Opening Trumpet Solo               
2.    Lisa Taylor:  Ombra Maifu –Largo                                              Hendel
3.    Marius Stranger: Il mio Tesoro intanto                           A. Mozart
4.    Yumi & Roy: Der Vogelfanfer bin ich ja, Magic Flute  A. Mozart
5.    Lisa Taylor: Che faro senza Euridice?                          C.W. Gluck
6.    Nasu Shizuno: Meditation (Dance) with Yumi (Flute)  Massenet
7.    Yumi & Roy: Intermezzo de Carmen                           G. Bizet
8.    Marius Stranger: La Donne E Mobile                           Puccini

6:00     Silent Auction Closure and Banking
6:30       Closure
Performing Artists
Michaeloha Elam(Conductor/Trumpet), Lisa Taylor(Alto), Marius Stranger(Tenor)
Nasu Shizuno(Dancer), Yumi Kikuchi(1st Flute), Roy Kimura(2nd Flute)
Gen Morita (Guitar/Vocal),  Annu Shionoya (Piano)
Silent Auction Contributing Artists: Mayumi Oda, Hiroki Morinoue, Andrea Pro & more

Fukushima Kids Hawaii: Inviting and hosting Fukushima children in Hawaii after East Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster in 2011, having hosted 82 children and mothers from Fukushima so far. FKH is a project of Aloha-Keiki, a 501(c)(3) NPO and your donation can be tax deductible.  To contribute, please write a check to “Aloha-Keiki” and send it to :
75-286 Hoene St., Kailua Kona, HI96740 T.334-9616

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Kids Came, Stayed 30 Days, Gone Home Safely

10 people from Fukushima 7 kids and 3 adults came to Hawaii, spend 30 days, eating organic fresh food made from scratch every day, and went home safely yesterday.

So many people have helped.  I can not name everyone, but here are several:
Fred Feldpauch and otheres, for their big support by donation.
Kim and David for their healthy barbeque at Spenser Beach
Iruka Yuriko for her  great discount for the Dolphin Swim (kids loved it most)
Antonio for sharing his wisdom at Huehue garden
Yuko for sharing NVC
Gen for sharing Harmonics Healing
Mayumi for sharing Ginger Hill Farm and its amazingly tasty and healthy meals
Zack for the bon-fire
Iris for teaching Yoga
Len and Sherri for letting kids use Steam Vend and Kingdom of Heaven guest house
Fujita, Masako, Ikeda, Matsumura and Linda Watanabe for home stay
Linda for her treating all of us at Toshiba
Annu for teaching piano
Thais and Tenaya for volunteering  on Aug 15 and attending the farm class at Huehue
Michina and Emi for leading the kids group
Edgar and Annie fore letting us use their car
Ursula and Kauilani for their music gift
Kris and Keiko Fushigami for their music gift
Henk and Akemi for letting us use the Huehue and Puu Waa Waa Ranch
All the participants to two fundraising concert for their kind donations
All the buyers of silent auction items and garage sale items
Jade on the Rock for treating all of us for the breakfast
Pacific Island Fitness for Gift Certificate
Daylight Mind Cafe for the gift card
Char and Choo for the pizza party
Cris and Karla for the pool party
Chiemi for 2 nights stay at your beautiful Casa Della Dolce
Ritsuko for the gift of 88 T-shirts
Randy and Naomi, Jason for teaching ZUMBA to children
Yurika for teaching how to swim safely in the ocean
Emi for making Japanese slippers
All the kids for supporting garage sale twice
and to myself  and children for cooking all the meals from scratch, 3 times a day for 25 days....(about 1200 meals)

SOOOOO many people have been contributing for the Fukushima kids who need support.  Thank you.  IT is quite amazing how this program continues with so many people's good will and kind action.

We are so grateful.
Mahalo nui loa.

Your support keeps us going.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fukushima Kids Fundraiser: Join Us for Classical Concert by Opera Singers and two Flutes

Sunday August 10 at 3pm, you are invited to Aloha Keiki Ensemble 2nd Concert to support and welcome Fukushima Kids.  This summer 12 people are coming from Fukushima.

If you make a reservation by e-mail, you will enjoy $5 discount.
Send an e-mail to:
with your name, phone and number of tickets.

Here is the flyer.  Please share widely!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Keep Article 9 As Is

You may have seen Japanese people on the street against the decision of our government to change the interpretation of the article 9 of Japanese Constitution.  We are not only against reopening of the nuclear power plants in Japan, but also against the decision made by Prime Minister Abe to make it possible for Japan to fight with USA against their enemy.  I do not admit this change!

Aljajeera says Japan has taken a step for more militant country.

ABC reports:

In India:

In China:

Yahoo (around the world)

These people in the demonstration do not belong to one political party or labor unions. They are voluntarily joining the demonstration, which is really democratic in a way.

Japan does not have to become an ordinary countries which have army and they go to other countries to fight. Our Self Defense Force protect our nation (land) in Japan, not to go abroad (with USA) and fight (kill people) who have not done anything to Japan.  

I really believe Japan's role is to practice article 9 as it says, and lead the world to more peace and sustainability no matter how strange (and idealistic) it seems.  We are a small and unique country in the world who strive for world peace (is what I want Japan to be, like Costa Rica, who abolished military in 1948).

Article 9 (of Japanese Constitution): "Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized."