[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Falun Dafa Changed My Family's Lives
(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa has changed our lives for the better since I stepped into this cultivation practice four years ago. I could walk like a normal person and was free of pain, my mother's cancer disappeared, and my husband quit smoking.
Before I became a practitioner, I suffered from many illnesses. I had asthma since I was little. Then, over time, I was diagnosed with intestinal ulcers, hypertension, arthritis, spinal disc hernia, frozen shoulder, lung infections, incontinence, constipation, and colon problems.
Doctors kept prescribing stronger medication, yet my health deteriorated further. My doctor said that I would have to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair and there was no medication that would improve my quality of life.
Falun Dafa Improves My Health
When a relative of mine told me about the health benefits experienced by people after practicing Falun Dafa in 2012, I did not believe her. Just like so many Chinese people, I was deceived by the Chinese regime's slanderous propaganda against this cultivation practice.
However, I did accept a Shen Yun performance DVD from her and watched it. The show opened my eyes. It was the best dance performance I had ever seen, and I heard the most amazing songs. This made me wonder if whatever the communist regime publicized was false. The question, “Would Falun Dafa practitioners present such a superb show just to deceive us and want something from us?” arose in my mind.
I looked on the Internet to find out more about Dafa and everything became clear to me. All of the regime's publications were lies, especially the staged self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square in 2001. I also learned that, worldwide, hundreds of thousands people practiced Falun Dafa, including professors, scientists, and business owners. Would all these people be so gullible?
I decided to practice Falun Dafa and see for myself if this practice was truly extraordinary.
I began to read Zhuan Falun and finished it within two weeks. My relative told me that I should read it again. The book, although written in simple language, contained very profound meanings.
I thought I had understood some of the principles during my first read, but was not so sure when I read it a second time. I took the relative's advice and read it every day. The more I read it, the more I wanted to read it. To my surprise, I saw noticeable changes in my health.
After I read the book, I downloaded the exercise videos and tried to learn the movements. At first I could not really bend my knees, as they hurt too much. I kept going and one day, I suddenly realized that I had bent my knees and there was no pain. This shocked me, and tears covered my face. I was certain that I would not need a wheelchair. Soon my other illnesses disappeared, so I discarded several drawers worth of medication.
I could climb the stairs with ease, looked healthy and my face started to glow. I was in my late 50's, but looked like I was in my early 40's.
Tremendous Changes in Character
The chronic suffering from various illnesses made me a short tempered person. I could get angry over a trivial thing and throw a tantrum. My husband once tried to commit suicide, because he could no longer stand to be around me.
I was overly preoccupied with money and always tried to negotiate a good deal. If I could cheat my way through a purchase, I would be happy and proud of it.
The teachings of Falun Dafa taught me how to be a better person. The fighting at home stopped, and my husband was so grateful to Falun Dafa. I also stopped being obsessed with money. I would pay for every penny I owed and returned things that were not mine.
I benefited infinitely from the practice. I went from being an atheist to having a firm spiritual belief, from being riddled with illness to being healthy, and from being confused to knowing the purpose of life.
Husband's Extraordinary Experiences
My dramatic health and behavioral changes convinced my husband to become a practitioner. Less than a week after he began to read Zhuan Falun, two extruding spinal bones in his back returned to their normal position. After he finished the book, he quit smoking and was cured of his migraines and insomnia.
When he climbed a 10-foot pole to fix a broken power line, he fell and his back hit a tree trunk. Still, he was able to make it home. After a nap, he could not get up because of the excruciating pain. He began to recite “Falun Dafa is good” and was able to sit up after half an hour. Then, he was without pain after a few hours. He was in his upper 50's and only survived because of Falun Dafa.
Since he started to practice Dafa three years ago, he could sleep well and had lots of energy. He also looks about 20 years younger.
My mother had a kidney surgically removed because of cancer. A few months later, she was so weak that she could barely walk. She began to practice Falun Dafa and within 10 days she could walk again. However, she stopped practicing Dafa.
She had a difficult time breathing, and her abdomen was hard last year. The doctor said that the cancer had spread and that she may die soon. Her condition deteriorated and we started to prepare for her funeral.
I told her that only Falun Dafa could help her, and she agreed to return to the practice. The next day, she started getting better. When the doctor examined her, he found that she was only short of potassium, a minor health problem. She was discharged from the hospital. I knew it was Falun Dafa and its Teacher who saved her life.