Righteous Thoughts and Unconditional Cooperation Helped Our Shen Yun Project
(Minghui.org) Our group recently made a breakthrough with our cultivation and Shen Yun ticket sales by strengthening our righteous thoughts, increasing our cooperation to form one body, and truly following Master’s arrangements. When we do everything according to the Fa, we found that miracles really do happen.
Due to changes in the cosmic climate, ticket sales in our area have shifted from newspapers to online and other methods. This year, we are going to fewer malls to sell tickets. Sales in our area had been slow, and everyone was concerned.
In our understanding, every seat is carefully arranged by Master. Each year, the level of Shen Yun increases; practitioners must keep up with this increase in levels or they won’t meet the xinxing standard needed to reach the beings who are supposed to see this year’s show.
It is now extremely urgent for sentient beings, and we can’t afford even a second of wasted effort on our part. Fundamentally, the key to selling Shen Yun tickets is our personal cultivation state and forming one body with all of the local practitioners.
Our coordinator shared about the need for everyone to have the heart to help with Shen Yun, to cooperate well, and to remember our mission to save sentient beings. How can practitioners save more sentient beings if we don’t have that heart? The other key issue is cooperation. How is it that Shen Yun venues with few practitioners can sell out the show? It’s because they have the heart and unconditionally cooperate with one another, forming one body without any gaps. When Gods see that heart, they will help fill in the gaps.
“So what's their state of mind? It's tolerance, an extremely immense tolerance, being able to accept other beings, and being able to truly think from other beings' perspectives. This is something a lot of you haven't achieved yet in your cultivation, but you're gradually catching on and achieving it. When another God proposes an idea, they aren't eager to reject it, and they aren't eager to express their own ideas and they don't believe that their own ideas are good. Instead, they look at what the end result of the other God's proposed approach will be. The paths are different--everyone's path is different--and the truths that beings validate and enlighten to in the Fa are different, too, but the results might very well be the same. That's why they look at the results, and if the result of a God's idea can achieve the goal, if it can truly achieve it, then all of them will go along with it. That's how Gods think. Also, if there's something lacking in it they'll unconditionally and quietly supplement it to make things more complete and perfect. That's how they handle things.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Philadelphia, U.S.A.”)
Our coordinator asked us to look at how we could help online sales, since many of us had experience in that area, and we had less than two weeks before the first show. To have an impact, we would need to get results in just a few days.
Several local practitioners have tech companies that build and maintain websites; a number of practitioners work there, and some of them are based in a country in Asia in which Shen Yun hasn’t performed. These practitioners don’t really have any opportunities to help Shen Yun, so, for them, this was an extremely precious opportunity.
We decided to try to develop a new landing page for online promotions and make some improvements that could go into production right away. It could have a big impact on online sales, and our team could manage everything on their own without disturbing the others. We would send people from online ads and links to the landing page, then directly into the Shen Yun system. Other than hosting one page, everything would function seamlessly within all the other systems. If we could improve the performance, this page could be useful for all Shen Yun shows.
One problem with sales pages is providing too much information. Fortunately, several of us had sold tickets at the local malls for many years, so we knew many of the most common questions. When landing pages have too much information, they are like a maze and people get lost, caught up in all the information, and then they forget to buy tickets. We wanted to build a page that works like a tunnel to use the angles people online understand and get them to their goal as easily as possible.
First, we had to decide where to host the page and what domain to put it under. In about 20 minutes, our coordinator and two of our tech leads had approved the domain. We bought it and provisioned the servers, and several different practitioners cooperated immediately to get the server and page up.
We next had to work on the page itself, making sure that all the key points and answers to the most common questions were answered very clearly and that the page moved everyone to the next step.
Writing the copy was my task. I first did the exercises and studied the Fa. Then, I reviewed the other landing pages to see where we could make improvements. Even the tiniest details are very important, but we needed to use our wisdom and very strong righteous thoughts to use more heart and find the compassion to do the things in other dimensions. There is nothing ordinary about Shen Yun, and it’s definitely not something an ordinary person or even a practitioner with ordinary thinking can do. Once we meet the standard, Gods who can see us from other dimensions will help.
I found one page that had been created by other practitioners. It had everything, and it was very beautiful. A lot of care had gone into every word, and tears came to my eyes as I read it. We mainly needed to streamline it. Time is so limited now, and beings are hanging on by a thread. Practitioners are their last hope, and we need to get right to the point to save as many as we can.
Because of the deadline, we worked straight through for three days with very little sleep. None of us were tired. Even during the day, we were completely alert and awake. Everything happened so quickly! Right as we needed something, it just happened right in front of us.
After the second night, I laid down for a few moments, and my celestial eye opened. I could see the constellation Orion out the window. Then, the entire sky started to move quickly, and all the constellations in the sky swooshed by, like one sees in a planetarium as they “accelerate” time.
Because we had attained this state, with only righteous thoughts and pure hearts of compassion for saving sentient beings, it was as though we had been in this other space-time where we could get a week’s worth of work done in one day. Several of us have been working in internet businesses for 20 years and have never seen anything happen so quickly!
We started testing the next day, and within a few short days, the results were excellent, better than anything we had seen before in online marketing, and the results exceeded anything ordinary people could achieve. Sales in our region are now reflecting the improvement in our cultivation state (xinxing) and the heart our practitioners have found for Shen Yun. All of us are working hard to fulfill our missions.
We wanted to share this experience with other practitioners to help encourage them. If they are in remote places, it’s still possible to help with Shen Yun. Even when the requirements seem impossible, when practitioners have the heart, miracles really can happen!
Thank you, Master!
Category: Improving Oneself