(Minghui.org) The first round of Shen Yun promotions has started, and several practitioners and I planned to go to Hamilton to post posters today. I sighed. Last night, as usual, I made phone calls to China to clarify the truth to Chinese people until this morning. After I finished sending forth righteous thoughts, I had a negative thought: I didn't go to bed at all last night; how can my body take it if I go out to post posters? As soon as that thought emerged, I felt sleepy. I realized it right away and tried to reject the thought. How can I feel sleepy when saving sentient beings? I should have more energy. Later, while I was doing the exercises, Master's words came to my mind:

“If you are not afraid, the factor that would make you afraid will cease to exist. This is not to be self-imposed, but is achieved by truly and calmly letting go of it.” (“Eliminate Your Last Attachment(s)” from Essentials for Further Advancement II)

I then realized that feeling tired is the same. While I had this thought, the sleepiness left immediately. After I finished the exercises, I grabbed something to eat and went to the subway station to meet the others. When I arrived there, it started to rain pretty hard. I checked the weather forecast. It reported that the rain would not stop until 5:00 p.m. I then forgot all about the rain and only thought of saving sentient beings. While I was standing there waiting for the other practitioners to arrive, there were two Chinese people standing next to me. I thought to myself as to whether I should clarify the truth to them. I hesitated and finally decided to talk to them. After making some small talk, I immediately went to the topic and told one of them that we were going to put up posters for Shen Yun Performing Arts. I then introduced Shen Yun to them. One of them asked me, "Are you a Falun Gong practitioner?" I then told them about the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong and how the CCP tramples human rights. I also told them about the so-called self-immolation on Tiananmen Square and about quitting the CCP and its associated organizations. They both readily agreed to quit the party. By ten o'clock, only a few practitioners had arrived. We figured that the others hadn't come because of the heavy rain. We departed with less than ten of us.

The rain started to lessen on our way and stopped when we arrived at the destination. The sun then emerged. I felt nice and warm when the golden sunlight shone on me. So the bad weather was all an illusion. It was a test as to whether we had the heart for saving sentient beings. We divided into several groups, with each responsible for different streets. We stopped by every store and every shopkeeper let us put up the posters. We played the Shen Yun video for them and they all praised Shen Yun profusely. A lot of people said that they would talk to their families about going to see the show.

While we were putting up a poster in a shop, I couldn't help but tell the practitioner who was with me, “How beautiful is this poster? It is really fabulous.” As soon as I finished the sentence, a passerby came over to see the poster. I gave her a Shen Yun booklet and she was very pleased to accept it. I realized that the thoughts of Dafa practitioners are really powerful. Every thought of Dafa practitioners needs to be righteous so they can change people minds. Master has said,

“You do not even have to use your mind to do this. This field is one of pure harmony, compassion, and right faith. Therefore, people are unlikely to think of bad things or commit bad deeds. It can have this effect.” (Zhuan Falun)

Later, we went to a Chinese restaurant and saw the Epoch Times displayed on the counter. We knew then that the owner was supportive of Falun Gong. We introduced Shen Yun to the owner and right away we were allowed to put up the poster. We ordered something to eat when we finished. There were many young Chinese people, possibly students, in the restaurant. I saw four students sitting at a table opposite us. I said to my partner, “I'll go talk to them.” Without thinking any further, I went over and sat next to them. I asked them, “Have you just come from the Mainland to go to school here?” I then told them about Shen Yun and the topic of quitting the CCP. I felt that my every word had touched their hearts. I kept sending forth righteous thoughts as I spoke. I then showed them the Shen Yun video. They said that they would use the Internet to find out more about it. I did not even know where my courage came from. I knew that I previously would not have dared talk to them. I knew it was Master who had helped me to make a breakthrough. It was really as Master stated,

“When disciples have ample righteous thoughts / Master has the power to turn back the tide” (“The Master-Disciple Bond” from Hong Yin II)