(Minghui.org) I am 64 years old this year and live in Dalian City.
After my son retired from the military, I worked for him on a farm he bought. The work affected my fingers. Whenever I moved them, a muscle connected to my neck caused pain in my neck. In time, I couldn't take care of myself or do any work.
I have many sisters who are able to take care of me, so I went back to Shandong Province where I was originally from and stayed at my second sister's house.
When I returned home, my sisters took me to many clinics to find a cure. I went for massage and acupuncture. Instead of a cure, it got worse after four months.
I decided to return to Dalian to look for doctors. But, as I was unable to care for myself, it was hard for me to return home by myself. My sisters were reluctant to send me home as there was no one in Dalian to take care of me.
My eldest and second eldest sisters practice Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa). Hoping that I could benefit from the practice, my eldest sister would bring delicious foods whenever she visited me. She didn't dare to mention Falun Gong as I was deeply poisoned by the Tiananmen Self-Immolation Hoax and was against Falun Gong. I would call anyone a fool if they mentioned Falun Gong to me.
One day in May 2009, my eldest sister came again and tentatively asked me to learn Falun Gong.
I got angry when she mentioned Falun Gong and berated her, saying she was mentally ill. I even said disrespectful things about Falun Gong and its founder.
I was upset that I couldn't go back to Dalian because I was still so bad off and now my sister was asking me to learn Falun Gong! I cried while my two sisters looked on without saying a word.
My second brother-in-law said, “Don't cry. Why don't you just give it a try for a week? If it is good, you can continue. If not, we won’t care if you return to Dalian.”
I thought that, since I was already there and in such bad shape, I would try. I wiped away my tears and looked at my sisters. They knew from my expression that I was willing to try practicing Falun Gong.
They smiled and quickly taught me how to do the exercises and study the Fa.
I woke up at 3:30 a.m. the next morning and waited for my second sister to wake me up to do the exercises.
“Do you want to get up and practice,” she asked me tentatively.
“Yes!” I said.
After doing the exercises, I went to the park and found a patient friend to work out with.
I told her, “I'm not going to try to find a cure anymore. I'm just going to practice.”
When she asked me what I was practicing, I told her “Falun Gong” and she said, “If you practice, I will, too.”
After we had worked out, I took her back to my second sister's house to listen to audio recordings of Master's lectures.
This friend of mine is afraid of cold due to cervical spondylosis. She would even drape a blanket over herself during the summer. However, when she listened to Master Li's (the founder of Falun Gong) lecture, she felt warm and started removing the layers of clothes she wore.
She exclaimed, “I've recovered! I don't feel cold anymore. My body feels very comfortable.” I was very happy for her.
On the third day, my eldest sister and I visited my friend. When we entered her home, I saw her wearing a halter top.
I asked, “You've really recovered? This is really unbelievable!”
That same day, I needed to use the toilet at her house. Before I opened the door, I realized that my fingers were moving. I thought that I should try and see if I could open the door.
Miraculously, I opened the door with no pain. I tried opening it a few times and shouted for my sister and friend to come over and take a look.
The three of us were so happy!
I stayed with my mother after I recovered. I set up two Falun Gong study groups, one in the morning and one in the evening at her house.
Other than studying the Fa with practitioners, I took care of my mother, who had cerebellar atrophy, and cleaned her house. Regardless of how busy or tired I was, I did not feel any bitterness about my situation and I would remind myself that I am a Dafa disciple.
My two sisters and I often got together after I started cultivating. However, we would always point out my eldest sister's shortcomings.
This continued for a long time as I didn't think that it was due to my human attachments nor did I look within.
Master Li said,
“In genuine cultivation one must cultivate one’s own heart and inner self. One should search inside oneself rather than outside.” (Zhuan Falun)
I am now able to look within after seeing others' shortcomings.
I went out to talk to people about Dafa not long after I started practicing. Some practitioners said, “You are a new practitioner. Don't be too anxious about going out to talk to people. It is good enough that you study the Fa more.”
I thought that, since I started practicing late, that I should not lag behind in talking to more people about Dafa.
After studying more I could talk to people about Dafa with confidence. When I met the people who worked in public security, I would use strong righteous thoughts when I talked to them. They agreed to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Once, when I was talking to people sitting inside a vehicle, the driver took out a set of handcuffs and asked me to take a look.
I was not frightened and continued to talk to this person about Dafa sitting in the front passenger seat.
When I asked him to sincerely to quit the CCP and to remember “Falun Gong is good,” he agreed. He even told the driver, “You should quit, too,” and the driver nodded his head.
I have talked to the police in many situations and helped them to quit the CCP.
My granddaughter was born via C-section in June 2012. When my daughter-in-law was five months pregnant, her whole body was puffy and she gave birth at seven months after the baby stopped growing.
The baby was so small it fit into the palm of my hand, and we couldn't make out at first if it was a boy or girl. The doctor recommended putting her in an incubator but it wasmtoo expensive, so we took her home three days later. Everyone in the family thought she wouldn't survive for more than a few days.
At home, my daughter-in-law's mother tried to warm the baby by holding her against her chest.
When my sister heard this, she told me to let the child listen to Master Li's Fa lecture. The child recovered significantly. My granddaughter is now six years old and is healthy and smart.
My daughter gave birth to an adorable boy via C-section in 2012. When he was almost a month old, there was a gas leak in my house. The leak gave me and my daughter headaches, while the child vomited. However, he couldn't cry and had a dull expression.
The doctor couldn't find anything wrong with him. After we brought him back from the hospital, I asked Master Li to help the child and recited “Falun Dafa is good” the whole afternoon while carrying him.
The next day his energy had returned, and I continued to recite to him every day for about a month. He has now returned to normal. He is almost six years old and very healthy.