New Starting Point in My Life
(Minghui.org) “You have a new starting point in life,” my husband told me on the fourth day after I learned Falun Dafa in 1997. I knew it was encouragement from Master delivered through my husband's words.
I used to have multiple diseases before I started cultivation, including rheumatoid arthritis, a serious stomach disease, panasthenia, and others. I took many kinds of medicine but still suffered miserably. Within three months of cultivating myself in Falun Dafa, all these diseases were gone. I knew deep in my heart that Master had purified my body and my spirit. I saw hope of salvation and the true meaning of life. I personally experienced the power of Falun Dafa.
The situation changed drastically on July 20, 1999, when Jiang Zemin's regime launched the unprecedented persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners. All available forms of propaganda worked with full force to spread lies about Falun Dafa. Countless people were deceived. I was extremely angered. I cried out, “Falun Dafa is the most upright practice! Master is the most upright and best teacher! There is nothing wrong with practitioners who cultivate Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance!” However, as the persecution got worse and worse, we lost our group exercise and study environment.
I cried and cried, and longed for the day when the truth would be revealed. Even though I did the exercises at home, I felt myself drifting farther and farther away from Dafa's principles. My xinxing gradually dropped. When I felt uncomfortable, I thought it was an illness. I went to see doctors and tried different medicines. Instead of improving, my conditions became worse. My health experienced a sharp drop in 2002: I fell on the ground and lost consciousness. I was diagnosed with cervical spondylosis and had to stay home and receive treatment.
One of my colleagues recommended I see a senior doctor of Chinese medicine. I took some herbal medicine, but my health didn't improve much. I also tried acupuncture. It helped a little, but I still felt sick. The long needle looked very scary to me. I begged the doctor for a couple of days off, but was told the treatment had to continue without any breaks.
On my way to the acupuncture treatment the next day, my legs felt like lead. Suddenly Master's words came to my mind,
“This says something about how hard it is to save a person—you do so much for him but he still doesn’t realize it, and instead he says stuff like that. Some veteran practitioners have said to me, 'Teacher, why do I feel unwell all over my body? I always go to the hospital to get injections but it doesn’t work. And taking medicine doesn’t do much, either.' They didn’t even feel embarrassed to say that to me! Of course that wouldn’t work. It wasn’t sickness, so how could that work?” (The Sixth Talk from Zhuan Falun) (Translation Edition (Feb. 2003, North America))
I was shocked. My mind suddenly became clear. I thought to myself, “I'm a Falun Dafa practitioner. Master has cleansed my body. I shouldn't have any diseases!” Tears came to my eyes. I could tell clearly that Master was with me and was giving me guidance. I started heading to a fellow practitioner's home with giant strides.
In tears, I told the practitioner of my experiences over the past couple of years. She said, “Don't be sad. It's great that you have realized it. Master is looking forward to Dafa disciples' awakening.”
I wiped my tears and pressed my palms together in front of Master's portrait in gratitude. Suddenly, a flush of warm energy filled my whole body. I felt so comfortable! I knew Master had cleansed my body again! I was so touched by Master's compassion that I got onto my knees with my hands in front of my chest. I said, “Master! No matter how hard it is, I'm determined to cultivate in Falun Dafa diligently until consummation! Please forgive my wrongdoings!” I resumed my cultivation under Master's compassionate care.
June 20, 2006 is a day I will never forget. That evening, I devoured Master's new scriptures and other books. I learned why Dafa had been persecuted and about my mission to clarify the truth to the people who had been deceived.
The next morning, my husband returned home from his night shift and asked me in surprise, “How come you look so energetic today? Have you taken medicine?” I told him my about my experience that led me to resume my cultivation. He pondered what I said for a while and said, “Falun Dafa is so powerful! You look like a different person today! So energetic! The Communist Party is wrong! I rarely watch TV because I know it's all nonsense. Since Falun Dafa is so good, you should continue your practice. I support you!”
The fourth day after I resumed my cultivation, I got up at 4:00 am to do the exercises. My husband turned over in bed and said with his eyes closed, “You have a new starting point in life again.” I said, “Pardon?” He replied, “I'm in the middle of a battle. What a mess! You have a new starting point in life again.” He snored. He was obviously talking to me in his dream. I realized Master was again giving me encouragement through his words. I cried happy tears.
I feel deeply that Master has sacrificed so much for us. Even the most beautiful human language can't express my gratitude for Master's grace of salvation. I'm determined to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance and spread the good news about Dafa to people in the world.