In the Process of Validating Dafa, I Have Understood That Dafa Practitioners Are One Entity
(Clearwisdom.net) For most of the last two years, with the help of a small team, I've been researching, writing and on-camera anchoring a weekly 15-minute News Review for FGMTV. FGM stands for Fang Guang Ming, or Illumination TV. Our program has been broadcast twice on Sunday nights on NTDTV by satellite throughout North America, and also published on the Internet at FGMTV.net. A Dafa practitioner in Minnesota has used it as part of a half hour program called Pure Heart, Clear Mind, which is being distributed free of charge to about 50 community television stations all over the United States. Each month at least one more station wants to use the program. Another practitioner in Taiwan recently advised that they use the News Review to teach English!
Feedback from audiences include Chinese people who have said they initially had a very negative impression of Falun Gong, but the program changed their thoughts to positive feelings towards the practice and understanding what's really happening in China.
What a privilege to be part of such a worldwide truth-clarifying effort.
And what a mountain it is to climb each week! Those forces do all in their power to distract and delay and interrupt, to keep me from finishing the script until the last possible minute, and also to prevent me from doing exercises on the day of the recording so that my performance isn't as good as it could be. They've even interfered with our cameras during recording -- and we've overcome them. On one session, the camera went black. We sent forth righteous thoughts for 5 minutes. Half the picture came back -- in stripes! We sent forth more righteous thoughts. And the whole picture returned! When I sat down again in front of the camera, I could smell something burning and asked Joe if there was something wrong with the lights. He checked, and then started to laugh: "Nothing wrong with the lights!" he said, "I was thinking of burning up the demons who were interfering with our camera. It worked!!"
A few months ago, I suddenly saw what an enormous world-wide effort goes into doing this one 15-minute program: from those in China who risk their lives to send emails about how they are being persecuted and how they hang up banners or speakers to broadcast the truth; those in the other 59 countries who sit in front of Chinese embassies and consulates, often 24 hours a day, to appeal; those who spend hours making beautiful banners and flags for parades and events in universities and cities; those who make costumes and have learned to dance, sing, or make music -- so that they can show people the beauty of Dafa; those who take precious holiday time to drive or walk or cycle to rescue their relatives and loved ones; and those on the TV teams who photograph, video, edit, record, upload, download and broadcast the precious truth of Falun Dafa to the people of the world who are longing to be saved. It's a wonderful example of how the whole body works together.
Over the course of the last four years, we have gone from being on the defensive to being on the offensive with our lawsuits charging that evil one and his helpers with genocide and crimes against humanity. It has been one of the great pleasures, working on the program, to see how we have gone from SOS walks to winning lawsuits: truly a reflection of the whole situation.