Three Little Veteran Practitioners' Story
Cathy He, Australia
My name is Cathy. I am 8 and half years old. Today, on behalf of my sister Cherry who is 6 and half years old and my brother Calvin who is 4 and half years old, I would like to share our cultivation experiences with you. Although we are very young, we are already veteran practitioners, who have practiced for more than one year.
The first time we contacted Falun Dafa was when we saw mummy's Falun badge. We liked it very much. So my sister and I asked for one each and put them in our school bags. When we came back home after school, my sister said to mum: "I have a light in my bag, it was shinning." Mum said that was the Falun badge. No electricity, no bulb, and yet it could shine, we thought that was interesting. Later, when we watched mum practice the exercises, we thought it was fun, so we copied her. One day my sister said: "Mum, if you do well, you will have flowers growing on your head". Mum asked: "Who told you that?" She said: " I just know it. You will have 3 flowers." Later mum recorded a 30-minute music tape, including 5 sets of exercises, and she practiced together with us along with the music. Mum also tells us a lot about Truth, Compassion and Tolerance. I remember when we watched Master's exercise tape for the first time, I didn't know why my tears couldn't stop running. After watching the tape, I immediately started the sitting meditation. Although my brother was running around me, I was not affected and sat there quietly for an hour. Since then, there have been two more things in our life: one is practicing the exercises, another is listening to mum talk about Falun Dafa. Mum asks us to do everything according to Truth, Compassion and Tolerance.
Mum has been training us to do things by ourselves since we were small. Once brother was naughty and didn't want to have a shower by himself. He insisted that mum help him. Mum said: "You have to do your own things by yourself. What if mum isn't at home?" Brother said: "Mum I know you are going to see Master Li." Both sister and I laughed at him. But a few days later, mum did go to Singapore for the conference. I asked mum why she told brother before hand, not us. Mum said that she didn't tell anybody, and that it was brother's supernormal capability.
One day when brother came home from the child care center, he held out his little arm to show us the bruise on it and said: "I fell over today. And I endured it." Mum said that he is a genuine practitioner. Sometimes brother also complained about other kids who pushed him or threw rocks at him. But after mum explained to us, we all understood that good will be rewarded with good and evil with evil. It's because we do wrong things. Now when brother falls over again, mum would ask: "Why did you fall over?" He would say: "Sorry, I did the wrong thing. This is punishment. I won't do it again". But not long afterward, he would do the same thing again. Mum said that happens because he is too young.
My sister loves helping others. When I had my body purification, she put the blanket on me, offered me water, brought me things to eat and my favorite toys, and looked after me carefully. She also helps brother to study like she is a little teacher. Brother is very naughty, but she is very patient with him. Whenever brother tells lies or fights with other kids, she would remind him of Truth, Compassion and Tolerance.
Once in school, a naughty boy grabbed brother's lunch box and threw it into the garbage bin. He also took brother's coins for an ice block. When sister found out, she said to her upset brother: "Ignore him. He has given you virtues". Then she gave half of her lunch and ice block to brother. Young as she is, she is tolerant and does not get angry. What's more, she always thinks of others. Brother, other kids and I all like playing with her. Mum says she is a genuine practitioner, because she does not practice verbally, but puts Truth, Compassion and Tolerance into action.
Next I am going to talk about myself. When we began to do the exercises, we did them for half an hour after school. Later we increased to 45 minutes, then to one hour. Among the 5 sets of exercises, I like doing the sitting meditation very much. Because when I enter the tranquil state, I feel my body disappeared. It's very comfortable. But when I seek after this sensation, it disappears. As Master says the more you seek, the more unlikely you'll get it. Sometimes in sitting meditation, I feel as if I am a balloon floating. It's a lot of fun. Sometimes I feel I am flying in the air and see children playing – doing somersaults in the air and on swings. I also see them reading Zhuan Falun on clouds – the words are shining golden rays. One day while I was watching the children, they even gave me some food, which I had never eaten before and it was really delicious. I told Mum about this. She said her mouth was watering and asked me to bring some for her next time.
I remember once my schoolteacher asked us to write down some fair and unfair things. Then I wrote: I share my things with others, but others don't share their things with me. This is unfair. Now when I read the chapter "Loss and Gain", I feel that I was being ridiculous before.
Since I have stated practicing Falun Dafa, I am gradually taking things more lightly. I used to like listening to praises. Now I only think how to do my best. During two dancing competitions last year, both my sister and I won awards. I wasn't so excited as before and when I went home, I put my awards under the table. I feel that I have changed a lot. My parents say that I have become less selfish and my character has become more cheerful.