(Clearwisdom.net) I am a new Falun Gong practitioner, and started practicing less than a year ago. I am 63 years old. Even though I started practicing late, I've already experienced numerous wonders of Falun Dafa. I suffered from immobilized shoulders for years, and the hospital treatments provided no relief. Last autumn, my husband suggested that I practice Falun Gong. I began practicing every morning with him. He taught me with great patience and I was very attentive. Before long, my shoulders recovered completely—it was truly amazing.

One night, I suddenly experienced severe stomachaches and was perspiring from the pain. My husband said, “I'll read Zhuan Falun for you. Don't worry, just pay attention to my reading.” He began reading, and I listened with full attention. After he finished one chapter, the pain disappeared. He asked, “Isn't it amazing?” I replied, “Absolutely!”

One day, my husband suddenly said, “It's time for you to begin truly practicing Falun Dafa.” I was puzzled and replied, “Don't I exercise with you every morning?” He said, “Exercise alone is not enough, you should learn how to be guided by the Fa.” I began watching videos of Teacher's Jinan and Guangzhou lectures. We watched one lecture per day. After watching the videos, I picked up the book Zhuan Falun and truly began practicing Falun Dafa.

I had never traveled before, because my feet would hurt and I couldn't walk very far. One day when I went to the supermarket, I felt my ankles crack loudly as I was crossing the street, and from that moment on, my feet no longer hurt, no matter how far I walked.

Tears ran down my cheeks while doing the sitting meditation in the morning. It was that way for almost six months. When I looked in the mirror, the dark circles around my eyes had disappeared, and my cheeks had a healthy glow.

I regret that my enlightenment quality was so poor that I waited so long before I started practicing. My husband began practicing in 1996, and kept encouraging me to practice with him, but I didn't.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) began its frantic persecution and slander of Falun Gong practitioners on July 20, 1999. I was afraid and didn't dare to practice.

On October 16, 2002, the 610 Office staff ransacked my home, confiscated truth clarification media, and took my husband to a detention center. I was furious and terrified at the same time. I was angry because my husband hadn't listened to me and continued practicing Falun Dafa and was subsequently arrested. I was furious at the CCP for persecuting Falun Gong without reason, not allowing people to exercise and keep fit and forbidding them from improving their moral standards. What kind of world was this? I was terrified that my husband was persecuted. He was an administrator at his workplace. He was the mainstay in our home. Our two sons were unemployed, and I was retired. If my husband lost his job, what would we do? I cried helplessly.

My husband was persecuted for 75 days in the detention center, and was then had ten thousand yuan extorted from him as a condition for his release. The Party secretary at his workplace wanted him to sign a guarantee statement, agreeing to stop practicing Falun Gong. He refused, so he was fired.

My husband wasn't depressed after being dismissed from his job. He continued to do the exercises, study the Falun Dafa teachings, send righteous thoughts, and clarify the facts about Falun Dafa. He kept himself very busy.

He said, “When there is loss, there is gain! I lost my job and salary, but I have more time to cultivate and help Teacher with Fa rectification. Time is life, and we are obtaining the most precious things.” I couldn't agree with him and said, “No job, no money—what do you expect us to live on?”

I hid his Dafa books, watched him closely, and didn't allow him to meet with fellow practitioners. I also asked our sons to persuade him to stop practicing, but no one could change his mind. He said, “I cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I practice Falun Gong and am free to do this. Freedom of belief is the right of all citizens and is protected by the constitution. The constitution states that it is unlawful for the CCP to persecute Falun Gong.”

I started thinking that Falun Gong was really powerful! No matter what methods the CCP used to persecute practitioners, they wouldn't give up cultivation, their beliefs, or their hearts! What kind of power sustained them?

This question puzzled me for years—until I became a practitioner and finally experienced the amazing practice of Falun Gong.

I got up early to exercise on March 7, 2011. I turned on my cell phone, and, while half asleep, opened my eyes and saw a big lotus flower on my screen. I was surprised and delighted. I wanted to examine it closely, so I opened my phone again. The lotus flower was golden and radiated light. There were numerous little flowers in the background, along with Teacher's signature. I was very happy and hurried to my husband's room to show him and share my delight. However, the lotus flower faded away, so I described it to him in vivid detail.

My husband said, “It looks like you have very good inborn quality. Even though you've just begun practicing, Teacher showed you the lotus flower. This is encouragement for us, so let's practice more diligently.”

From that point on, I began studying the Fa and exercising daily. I also learned how to send righteous thoughts. I needed to improve my ability to clarify the truth and eventually persuaded seven or eight relatives to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.

I no longer have high blood pressure. I want everyone who has a predestined relationship with me to know about the wonders of Dafa. Let Falun Dafa be passed on to future generations.