Overcoming Three Bouts of Sickness Karma in One Month
(Minghui.org) During our cultivation in this life, we are paying back all the karma, including sickness, accumulated from all our past lives. But we should not be trapped in the illusion of sickness karma and act according to these notions.
In 2017, I encountered three bouts of sickness karma in one month. Under Master Li’s merciful protection and with the help of fellow practitioners, I looked inward, found my fundamental attachments, and eliminated them. I eliminated the persecution of the old forces and recovered each time.
Sending Forth Righteous Thoughts to Eliminate Evil
I was sending forth righteous thoughts on my bed one evening in October 2017 when I lost consciousness and fell to the floor.
A fellow practitioner came just as I’d gotten up to fix a meal for my bedridden husband. She said I didn’t look good. After seeing her off, my chest bothered me and I vomited a lot of blood.
Hearing me throw up, my husband came out of his room in his wheelchair. He was petrified when he saw so much blood on the floor. He told me to call our son to come home.
“Don't be afraid,” I said. “I will be fine after I lie down for a while.” We held hands and I pushed his wheelchair back into his room.
After he went back to his bed, I laid down to take a break. In no time, I saw myself flying up and floating in the air. I landed in a cotton field and saw my sister-in-law, who had already passed away, picking cotton. I thought to myself that I shouldn't be there, so I floated back. As soon as I came back, the clock struck the time – it was exactly midnight.
I sat up to send righteous thoughts and saw the following scene: An old man in a black Taoist gown was holding a horsetail whisk that he threw at my head. I was so scared that I shouted to Master for help.
Then I saw the painting “Solemn Vow” on the wall. It was sparkling and the gods were coming out from the picture. It was obvious that Master sent the gods down to help me fight the evil. Both sides fought hard. In the end, we won the battle and eliminated the evil.
Suddenly, my husband cried, “Mei, please don’t leave me. If you do, who will take care of me?”
I comforted him, “Don't worry. I’m right here.”
“I saw you in a white robe, leaving with an old man in a black robe.”
I was very tired and really wanted to sleep, but I still managed to change the sheets for my husband because he’d wet the bed. Then I went straight to sleep.
Early the next morning, several practitioners came to see if I was alright because I did not answer the phone the night before.
I told them that I had fought with the evil and was very tired. They helped me cook for my husband. We studied the Fa and practiced the exercises together. We sent righteous thoughts every hour the whole day. I also looked inward to locate my shortcomings. Protected by Master, I overcame this tribulation.
Negating the Persecution
A few days later, I felt weak and could not stand up to do the exercises in the morning. I was shocked at my appearance—my mouth was twisted and my eyes were slanted. I knew that it was the persecution of the old forces again. But I was not afraid because Master and Dafa are always beside me. I immediately sent righteous thoughts to get rid of the evil.
Several fellow practitioners came later that morning. They asked me to go with them to see a practitioner more than 30 miles away. I hesitated because of my appearance, but they encouraged me to go with them and said that sharing cultivation experiences with other practitioners could help me improve my xinxing. I let go of my attachment to saving face and went with them despite my condition.
I felt a little better after we got there. Sharing the experiences with other practitioners was very helpful for me. I found my attachments to saving face, comfort, and a good life.
I immediately sent righteous thoughts to eliminate them. When I got home that evening, my face was normal. I overcame another sickness tribulation.
Righteous Thoughts and Righteous Actions
One week later, I came down with herpes zoster, also known as shingles.
In the beginning, small red pimples appeared in my armpits and on my waist and chest. It hurt and itched when I touched the affected areas. I felt very uncomfortable and could not sleep. I even had difficulty moving around.
Unlike the previous two tribulations, which only lasted for two or three days, the karma this time lasted much longer and I couldn't sleep for several days.
I remembered what Master taught us. In my heart, I negated the persecution arranged by the evil and rectified myself based on the Fa. I extended the time to send strong righteous thoughts and removed evil interference factors in other dimensions.
“We negate even the very emergence of the old forces and everything that they've arranged; we don't even acknowledge their existence.” (“Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Chicago Conference,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. IV)
Coincidentally, several practitioners wanted me to go with them to another county on Dafa business. I went, despite how I felt. In the car, I had to hold up my arms all the time because I would break out in a cold sweat if I didn’t.
They realized I was in pain and sent forth righteous thoughts with me all the way to our destination. I looked inward for my weaknesses in xinxing, rectified my thoughts and actions, and assimilated myself to Dafa.
I finally found my fundamental attachment to the need for being in control, which had long existed before I got married. After I got married, I made all the decisions in our family. Whatever I said went. I would be very upset if something did not go my way.
Instilled with evil Party culture, I mistakenly thought that my strong will and dominating personality as simply my opinion and ability. I had to root out this bad human notion and let go of my attachment to self.
“From now on, whatever you do, you should consider others first, so as to attain the righteous Enlightenment of selflessness and altruism. So from now on, whatever you do or whatever you say, you must consider others”. (“Non-Omission in Buddha-Nature,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
That evening, my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson sent righteous thoughts with me. The following morning, my grandson called to see how I was.
He said, “Grandma, I saw a lot of dirty things squeezing out of you last night, like bubbles of black water.”
I touched myself and realized that all the rashes and blisters had disappeared.
I exclaimed, “Wow! The pimples have disappeared. I do not have pain anymore. I feel fine now.”
The illusion of the sickness karma disappeared after a little more than one week.