(Minghui.org) I started practicing Falun Dafa in 2019. Although I’d come across the practice before, I did not start cultivating it due to laziness. When I did start, I was alone and could only read experience-sharing articles on Minghui.org, which were very helpful because they always seemed to speak about my situation.
I often felt that Master Li (Falun Dafa’s founder) prepared these topics, especially for me so that I could find the answers to my questions. Reports about the severe torture of Dafa practitioners in China also deeply touched me.
I now participate in a Fa-study group, where I can read Zhuan Falun with other practitioners and share my cultivation experiences. Nevertheless, I still browse all the articles on Minghui.org every day, which can provide me with a lot of insights and help me in various aspects of my cultivation.
I was often sick as a child and later as an adult, suffering from ailments such as heart disease, strokes, hardening of the arteries, and lung disease. There were times when my life was in danger. Unfortunately, instead of thanking God, I took it for granted. I was not religious, but I always believed in God. I tried a few forms of qigong, but they didn’t do me any good and cost a lot of money.
I was ambitious, wanted to achieve some goals in life, and did whatever it took to obtain them. I was saddled with debt after building a house, I neglected my kids, lost the job that I had worked at for years due to illnesses, and ended up losing my house. The noose around my neck was tightening, and an unhappy, short-lived marriage made things worse.
I retired at the age of 45, but I constantly needed money, so I started an Internet business. That was my last attempt at getting out of my bad financial situation, but it backfired. I became seriously ill again, lost my business, and was saddled with new debts.
My illness was muscle atrophy – I couldn’t move and even had difficulty opening my eyes. I was feeling totally dejected and had to depend on others for everything. What had become of the once determined, fearless woman who had thought she could conquer the world? All I had was a heap of misery, nothing else! I didn’t want to live like this and wondered how much more hardship I could take.
I then found Falun Dafa! At first, I was skeptical and hesitant. But I began to recite in my mind every day, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!”
I then read Zhuan Falun and didn’t expect miracles to happen, but suddenly I could move my right arm, lift my head, and open one eye! Three days later, I found myself standing in front of my computer watching Falun Dafa videos and learning the five exercises. I did them every day. At first, I did exercises one to four once, then three times. At the time, I didn’t even dare to think about doing the fifth exercise (the sitting meditation). Two weeks later, I was able to walk from the second floor of my building to the street below, unaided, then took steps with a walker on the street.
By the time Medicare finally approved my immune globulin infusions, I had started going to the clinic on my own and was able to keep both eyes open.
My weight reduced by 20kg (44lbs), and I don’t need crutches anymore. My stride is long and powerful. My vision is back, and I can drive again. I can manage the housework and shopping by myself. Every day, I do exercises one to four for an hour, and for the fifth exercise, I can meditate with one leg crossed (half-lotus position) for 30-40 minutes.
I feel good and no longer need any drugs.
A lot of things in my life are being sorted out right now and everything will get better. I’ve become a different person, I’m quieter and more peaceful. I no longer fight or argue like I used to. I’m learning to go with the flow, and I’m no longer afraid of not being able to survive.
Words cannot express my gratitude to Master! Master awakened me, saved me, gave my life real meaning, guided me on the right path, and taught me to distinguish between my real self and the fake one – between good and evil. I no longer feel like a new practitioner!
I want to be a good person and I still have a lot of attachments to eliminate. However, I have come to understand how to look within, and with help of the practice.
I have passed some character tests trying to improve myself but, of course, I didn’t pass others. At least I have realised more clearly that I have to look at things as a cultivator. I know Master has always been by my side and teaches me. I study Zhuan Falun and recent lectures every day, reading the Fa incessantly and cultivating my xinxing.
Miracles happen again and again! Sometimes, Master inspires me in my dreams and helps me to understand things I’m going through. These experiences have made me calmer and more at peace.
I once saw Master’s upper body in the full moon when I was outside. He was wearing yellow clothes and greeted me with heshi (pressed hands together in front of the chest) and smiled compassionately at me. I could not believe it! I felt warm, safe, and indescribably grateful. I had no doubt what I saw was real, and I simply didn’t want to go back inside my apartment.
Another time, I saw two Udumbara flowers on the roof of the garage. I couldn’t believe it. I looked closely with binoculars and found that there was no doubt about it! Master has given me such a beautiful thing and strengthened my faith again and again!
One morning at 4:55 a.m., I heard Master’s voice saying loudly, “Good morning!” I heard it clearly, and the voice was very benevolent and kind. I woke up and jumped out of bed, feeling a little confused. Was Master in my bedroom?
Master has guided me step by step to do what I’m supposed to do. I’ve started clarifying the truth by telling people about the greatness of Dafa and handing out flyers.
Revered Master, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your compassionate teaching of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.
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