Recalling High Points in My Cultivation
(Minghui.org) A few days after I began to practice Falun Dafa, I dreamed that I was riding a bicycle extremely fast on a wide road lined with poplar trees on both sides. A big Falun (law wheel) was spinning on the top of my head. Then the Falun entered my body. I felt a warm current radiating throughout my body. Then I woke up. Another practitioner suggested that Master Li had installed a Falun in me.
A Life of Misery
When I was seven years old, I came down with a strange disease. I was miserable and thought that I would rather die than live.
I then had a dream in which an old lady was riding a golden phoenix in the sky. She wore a sky-blue top and a black skirt and smiled at me. She said her name was Xiangyun. She lifted me onto the phoenix, and we flew away. It felt wonderful, and I forgot all the troubles in the world. Then I woke up.
When I told my mother, she said, “There must be reasons for your hardships and tribulations; the road to happiness is full of hardship. A higher being will save you. Don't be afraid, don’t lose hope, and try to have a good life.” I trusted her and stopped thinking of death.
I got married when I was 20. My life just got worse, because my husband did not treat me well. I debated about getting a divorce, but my mother talked me out of it.
Deciding to Cultivate Falun Dafa
When I decided to return to my mother's home, a relative told me about Falun Dafa, and that she recovered from her illnesses after she became a cultivator.
One of my sisters had begun to practice Falun Dafa, and she took me to a practitioner’s home where 30 people were listening to a practitioner read Zhuan Falun.
“This is cultivation,” I thought. “This qigong is definitely not an ordinary practice and this teacher must be extraordinary.”
I took a copy of Zhuan Falun with me when I left and read it until 4 a.m. Then I went to the practice site to do the exercises. I was pale and felt very weak. A practitioner named Xiaoxia told me, “You are predestined; Master started to take care of you when you just began to practice. Keep coming to the practice site—you will be fine.”
I returned to my own home, and, although there was only one copy of Zhuan Falun in that village, the practitioners let me keep it indefinitely.
I said to my husband, “I have been studying and practicing Falun Dafa for only four days, but I feel that I have recovered from my ailments.” My husband also noticed that I had changed into a cheerful person and supported my practicing Dafa.
When I did not cultivate diligently and did not look inside during times of conflicts, Master showed me the word “STRICT” in the sky. I realized that I had to strictly cultivate my xinxing, or character.
Master Is Beside Me
After July 20, 1999, when the persecution started, I dreamed that I stood at a three-way intersection when the sun was setting. Many people passed by: some followed a road where there were Buddhas, while others went down the other paths where there were animals, including foxes, weasels, ghosts, snakes, and sheep.
I realized that both the righteous and the evil had arrived. People who held good thoughts could cultivate, while people who held evil thoughts would meet with their demise.
I studied the teachings and cultivated my mind with the guidance of the Fa and Master. When I encountered family problems, I could follow the teachings and maintain my xinxing. My family lived in harmony, and I could feel that Master was beside me.
My husband, however, was poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) propaganda. He told me that I could not read Falun Dafa books and ordered me to watch the Party's programs that denounced Dafa on television.
“I don't have to look at them, I know they're untrue,” I said. “You know the truth about Dafa. You witnessed that I recovered from my illnesses after I began to cultivate. I am the best example that what the media says is untrue. Nothing is wrong with Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Master also teaches us to be nice people. There is nothing wrong with that. They persecute Falun Dafa out of jealousy.” From then on, my husband no longer asked me to watch the untrue media coverage.
Life and Death Test
My husband came home drunk in June of 2003. He yelled at me and beat me. I ran out of the house, but he caught me and knocked me down. I left my body and saw a lot of people trying to stop my husband. I knew that I must ask Master for help. A thought came to my mind, “Master, please save me.”
I saw the woman called Xiangyun beside me, and she said to my husband, “Look at her. Look at how badly you beat her! Her face is bloody. Why are you still cursing her? You need to hurry to save her life.” I could see and hear everything but I couldn't move at all. I sent out the thought, “Xiangyun, call my name,” which she did. I returned to my body and woke up. I thanked Master in my mind.
That day I experienced the state of death. I was not scared and felt free from the bondage of my body.
“Master Has the Power to Turn Back the Tide”
When I was at my mother's house in October 2008, she was suffering from a bad cold. She is a practitioner and has strong righteous thoughts. It was 8 p.m. when I asked her how she felt.
“I’m fine,” she replied. “Master takes care of me, so there is nothing to be afraid of. I am reciting 'Falun Dafa is great! Master is great! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is great!”
At 11 p.m., I could hear that my mother was short of breath, so I told her, “Mother, remember to ask Master for help. No matter how beautiful a place you go to, come back to follow Master to rectify the Fa. You have to finish your mission before you leave!”
When I finished talking, she lost control of her bowels in bed. Seeing that her situation was not good, I called one of my younger sisters to come and support our mother with righteous thoughts. I told her that she was in great danger and that I had seen her intestines falling out.
My sister told me that I was wrong. I immediately realized that this was an illusion that the old forces had shown me. I again whispered in my mother's ear, "Remember Master's name. We have missions in this world. We came here to assist Master to rectify the Fa. We will not leave before we finish our mission.”
Our relatives came and thought that Mother was on her deathbed.
“Don’t cry,” I assured them. “Six a.m. is the time for Dafa practitioners throughout the world to send forth righteous thoughts. Let’s all send forth righteous thoughts together and support Mother’s righteous thoughts.” By 6:15, Mother had returned to us.
It reminded me of what Master said: “When disciples have ample righteous thoughts Master has the power to turn back the tide.” ("The Master-Disciple Bond" from Hong Yin Vol. II)