German Practitioner: Experiencing Great Happiness with Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I am a practitioner from Germany, 52 years old, mother of two daughters, and I work full-time in my husband's company as an office clerk and in sales.
Before I came into contact with Falun Dafa in 2013, I suffered from various ailments, such as severe tension in my neck and shoulders and an allergy to certain foods and pollen. Because of that, I took several different nutritional supplements. I have always been concerned about my family, especially my daughters, and my health. In 2003, I became seriously ill, and my fears led to a severe depression. A non-medical holistic practitioner helped me to get out of this situation, but the fears and many other ailments remained or became apparent again and again. At that time my marriage also broke apart.
I remarried, and in November 2013 I felt that I was in danger of going into depression again. I was looking for a way to relax and thought of yoga or something similar. My husband suggested that I turn to his sister, as she would do something like that. My sister-in-law had already told me about Falun Dafa before, but I wasn't open to it back then; I had once had a bad experience with a relaxation technique.
I asked her about Dafa, and she was happy to teach me the exercises. When I practiced the exercises with her for the first time, I found it exhausting, but it absolutely appealed to me. I had a very good feeling. I then read the Falun Dafa books she had given me and learned the exercises at home from Master Li Hongzhi's instructional video. My sister-in-law had been practicing for 16 years, and she leads a group in our church in which I regularly participated from then on.
Reading Master Li Hongzhi's Zhuan Falun, many things became clear to me. I also found an explanation for an experience I had once with a prediction. A former colleague told me then, without her knowing it, that I was pregnant and that I would have a girl. And it was like that. It was also confirmed what the other practitioners had told me, namely that with each new reading of Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, other aspects that offered instruction are brought to my attention again and again.
When I started practicing, my depressive feelings disappeared, and my physical ailments diminished. The strong tension in my neck and shoulder area gradually disappeared. The fear of illness, about my family, and much more, which was always present, disappeared gradually.
The more I read in Zhuan Falun, the better my physical and mental condition became. Keeping Falun Dafa and Master in my mind, I can correct myself in any situation that causes me difficulties and eliminate the illusion of disease.
Of course, there are still situations where I don't act according to Dafa, but I always try to correct myself and do it better. Master's teachings always guide me. I have faith in Master. In difficult situations, it helps me to think: Falun Dafa is good!
Our group meets twice a week, once to practice the exercises and the other time to read Zhuan Falun. After reading together, we share our understandings and help each other to find attachments behind any problems we may have.
When I'm on the road, I always take a few flyers with me to draw people’s attention to Falun Dafa and the background of its persecution in China. Situations always occur in which I get into a conversation with other people and give them a flyer. I also take advantage of opportunities in our surrounding areas and at trade fairs to hand out flyers and handcrafted paper lotus flowers.
I am fortunate to be able to practice in Falun Dafa. I thank Master from my heart!