There Was a Change in My Husband's Situation When I Looked Inward
(Minghui.org) My husband suffered from lumbar disc protrusion, and it struck him badly last autumn. The severe pain and numbness in his lower back and legs caused him so much difficulty in life that he said he didn't want to live any longer.
Each time I returned home from work, he felt his pain had significantly decreased, so he wouldn't let go of my hand. At first I thought he was being whiney or he just felt lonely, but he insisted that it was not psychological. Master said,
“People within your field may unintentionally have their illnesses healed since this field can rectify all abnormal conditions. A human body should not become ill; being ill is an abnormal state. It can rectify this abnormal state.” (“Lecture Three” in Zhuan Falun)
When another practitioner came to visit and told him about Falun Dafa, he was able to sit through the whole conversation for several hours without a problem. However, the pain reappeared after the practitioner left.
He was hospitalized for a week, but there was no improvement. After he was moved to another hospital, he received all kinds of treatment the previous hospital did not offer. His pain then decreased slightly, but it was still strong enough to wake him up several times at night, and the numbness in his legs remained. As all this became unbearable for my husband, he started to consider surgery.
One day a nurse mentioned in her conversation with my husband that listening to music might distract him from the pain. This reminded me of the traditional Chinese medical practice of “applying music before medicine.” I thought, what could compare to Dafa music, the music of Buddha Fa?
Thus I brought an audio player to the hospital to play Master's lectures and Dafa music for my husband. Eventually, the pain in his lower back disappeared, and his legs also regained some sensation. These changes brightened his spirit. However, he still had a numb feeling in a particular area of his shin. My husband complained about it to me for several days. This made me wonder: Master looked after him and cured his disease, but why is this little piece left?
One day I ran into a couple of practitioners, and they asked about my husband's recovery. In sharing about his situation, we talked about how Dafa disciples are good people everywhere, including at work. I suddenly realized that it might be a problem at work that has prevented my husband's leg from fully recovering. Then I recalled that since my husband was hospitalized, I visited him during my lunch break for two hours every day. Because I liked to help him with personal care and manage his injections, I asked my supervisor to allow me to leave work a bit early and return a bit late. The supervisor agreed, and I was doing this for a period of time, even after my husband didn't need much of my help at the hospital.
A practitioner pointed out immediately that my behavior was against Dafa's principle of “Truthfulness.” It was not right to get paid while doing my personal things. It's selfishness, the opposite of Dafa's standard of selflessness. Yet I had been like this for a while without realizing it.
We finished talking around 3:40 p.m., and I went to the hospital. My husband told me excitedly: “My leg feels fine now!” Of course, I felt happy for him, but something came to mind. I asked him when he started feeling well. He said it was sometime between 3:30 and 4:00pm that he all of a sudden felt a warm current break through the blockage in his leg, and the numbness disappeared completely. This was exactly when I was looking within and found my flaw of being untruthful. He was so excited and ran to the other patients' rooms to share the news.
I told my husband about my encounter with the other practitioners and about my looking inward. He was very touched by the miraculous power of Dafa. For me, I stopped going to work late and leaving early.
This seemingly insignificant incident taught me a great lesson: cultivation is serious, and in every detail of daily life. I am grateful for Master's compassion and Dafa's miraculous power.