(Clearwisdom.net) I absolutely didn't drink any water before I went to bed. My routine was: I did the sitting meditation for an hour after work each day, and then had dinner. By then it is usually 10 o'clock. I wouldn't have any water even if I felt thirsty after dinner, especially just before sleep, because it would mean endless trips to the toilet and a sleepless night. Just when I was about to enter the dream state, I would sense a drop of urine entering the bladder. My mind could clearly visualize the whole process of the drop of urine making its way into the bladder. I would be very sleepy, but the urine is pressing against the bladder, causing considerable distress and making me anxious. I tried many times to suppress the urge but had yet to succeed, and had to get up and go to the toilet. It was all due to that bothersome drop. After I came back, laid down, and calmed to the point of sleepy again, another drop of urine emerged. Thus they deprived me of my sleep little by little.

Lately, maybe because the meals are saltier, plus I do not have to go to work the next day, I don't worry about getting enough sleep. When I feel thirsty, I just drink to my heart's content. I do not have any problem even with two cups of water; when I lie down I go to sleep right away. My habit of many years not to have water before sleep has now reversed; I now need two cups of milk or boiled water every night before sleep.

It was several weeks after this change occurred before I realized that I no longer felt the dull ache that used to plague me due to the swelling of my right kidney. When did this happen? It became clear as I carefully reviewed what happened to my body in the last two months: several times, when I laid down to watch TV, I suddenly felt very hot in my right side, much hotter to the touch than other areas, as was the part of the pad my right side lay on. Several times when I was at work, I also felt some sort of electric current flowing through my right side. Moreover, I had similar dreams several nights in a row at the time--I dreamt that I was at work and used an electric iron to weld electronic components. I was rather careless and the iron accidentally fell on my right side, burning several layers of my clothes and cauterizing me. I reflexively brushed it away and ended up throwing the blankets on the floor. I sat up to search around in the bed, and then realized that it was a dream. But when my hand touched the part of the bed sheet where my right side was, it was burning hot. Because I was so tired, I fell back to sleep. I dreamt I was burned four nights in a row. When I woke up from the dream, I found the bed sheet burning hot. Next day at work I could not remember much, just felt a little tired. I only realized that Master was dissolving the karma for me when I recalled the above details prompted by recent changes in my body.

Master said in Zhuan Falun; "Why can't some people cure their illnesses after a long period of practice? ... One must focus on xinxing in order to cure illness and increase gong." Before I practiced Falun Gong, I used to practice another qigong for nearly seven years, but I still had a lot of illnesses. When I gauge my conduct and speech in the seven years of practice with Dafa's standard of "Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance," I was quite far from the requirements. Character, the essential component in cultivation, was not touched upon in my previous practice, and I even thought I practiced very well. It would really be odd if I had no illnesses. I also thought as long as I continued to practice, my illnesses would be cured. That was why I kept practicing that qigong for seven years, but now I finally understand.

Actually the change in my physical body is only secondary, more important is the peace and calmness in my mind after I began to conduct myself according to the principle "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance," which enables me to stand side by side with other compassionate fellow practitioners in front of the Chinese consulate, in rain or snow, to protest the illegal persecution by Jiang Zemin's regime and to support the persecuted Dafa practitioners in China.