(Minghui.org) I would like to wish revered Master happy birthday and to thank Master for his compassionate salvation!

I would like to take this opportunity to share some of my wonderful experiences in cultivation. I am 36 years old and started practicing Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) in 1998.

Before Practicing

I used to feel inferior to others. I was afraid of others looking down on me, yet I always dreamed of becoming a successful and outstanding person. I was suspicious and defiant as a teenager. I was irritable and often fought with classmates.

My grades in high school were terrible and my health was poor. I caught colds easily. My face swelled when a toothache relapsed. When I had a serious toothache in 1998 the doctor gave me seven bottles of an intravenous drip and it caused me to vomit.

Finally my older brother said, “Your health is so poor. How about practicing Falun Gong with me?” I had witnessed changes in him since he began the practice. He used to be very mischievous, but he was now kind, and liked to help others.

I borrowed some audio tapes of the founder of Falun Gong's Fa lectures from my mother and started listening to them. I realized that this was what I had been searching for. Falun Dafa's principles completely changed my views of the world, and I found all the answers that I had puzzled over throughout my life.

Beginning to Practice Falun Dafa

After reading the Falun Dafa books and listening to the audio tapes, I tried to follow the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, which our Teacher asks us to do. I took personal interests and reputation lightly. The book Zhuan Falun broadened my mind.

My health also improved after practicing. My toothache disappeared and I could eat anything, hot or cold. I was always in a good mood and slept well. My peers had acne, but my face was very smooth.

I was not the only one who benefitted from practicing Falun Gong—my family has benefitted as well. My mother used to be very ill and had many health problems. Her health improved after practicing. The relationship between her and her mother-in-law also improved. My brother eliminated his bad temper.

My neighbors admired our harmonious family. Some neighbors would not talk to each other, and others had conflicts among themselves, but our family got along very well with everyone.

Persecution Started

When Jiang Zemin, the former leader of the Chinese Communist Party, launched the persecution of Falun Gong in July 1999, it had devastating effects on our family. My mother went to Beijing to appeal and was taken to a forced labor camp. My brother was forced to quit the university. I was under 18 at the time and was detained by the police. I was not allowed to take university entrance exams. I nearly wasn't given my high school graduate certificate, even though I had completed all my studies.

My relatives couldn't understand why our family persisted in our belief after the persecution started. They worried about my future. If I insisted on practicing Falun Gong, with only a high school certificate, what type of job could I find?

To their surprise, I could find good jobs while not giving up my faith.

I later took a college entrance exam and was accepted. During my studies, I received a sports award and was later given the title “girl of the class.” I knew that all of this was from Falun Dafa, because Dafa gives me wisdom.

Finding Jobs

People who knew me said that I was lucky, but I just do things according the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. After graduating from college, many of my classmates relied on their parents to help them find a job. I applied to work for a western company and was accepted.

I was part of a large group that was recruited, and had to undergo several training sessions and take exams during our initial training. After each exam some of us were dismissed from the company. After several exams, only a third of us were left. I successfully completed my probation period and became a formal employee.

I was placed in the financial department, an area which I hadn’t studied in college. I did not complain, and tried to learn everything I could. I was eventually promoted to the head of the financial department. This even surprised my boss, as he couldn't imagine how I could do so well.

Because I do everything in accordance with the principles of the Fa, my mind is very clear and my wisdom continuously comes out, helping me to concentrate on my work.

I changed jobs a few times and each time my wages increased and my position rose higher and higher. Some people I supervised were much more qualified than me. They couldn't believe that I only had a college diploma.

The Chinese economy hasn't been good recently. Some companies have gone bankrupt or cut back on staff. Some of my friends and classmates lost their jobs. My company also went through a difficult time, but I didn't need to worry about losing my job, as my boss treated me as the backbone of the company.

I feel so lucky in finding jobs. Many times, I felt that jobs were specifically set up for me. People admire me as I look much younger than my age. Falun Dafa has not only opened my wisdom, but also given me a healthy body.

Why I am so lucky? It is because I have a great, powerful Master and I am a Falun Dafa practitioner.