(Minghui.org) I began practicing Falun Dafa because I wanted my illnesses cured. I used to have heart disease, high blood pressure, and lymphatic swelling. Because of my heart condition, I was unable to work or take care of myself. Hypertension ran in my family, and when my brother was thirty-nine years old he died after suffering a stroke caused by high blood pressure.

I later developed a lymphatic mass on the right side of my neck. The bulging lump made it hard to breathe, and I frequently woke up at night gasping for air.

I took both Chinese and Western medicine and went to see many doctors. I spent a lot of money, but nothing helped. Then in 1998, someone suggested that I try practicing Falun Dafa.

I found the local practice site and immediately began doing the exercises. As the days passed, my health kept improving. When I finished reading the main book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun, I understood that Dafa is not for healing illnesses. At that time, I thought I would just do things one small step at a time, so I didn't proactively cultivate myself.

I had a dream one night, during which I heard someone say, “Your head is full of cancer cells. I will push them out.” The next day, my scalp was covered with pustules. They were very painful, except when I studied the Fa or did the exercises.

By Cultivating Solidly I Eliminated My “Illness”

I was illegally arrested and detained in the Liaoning Detention Center in March 2014. I had symptoms of a stroke and couldn't move my hands or open my mouth, and my speech was garbled. They tried to send me to a hospital, but I refused to go because I knew that I wasn't truly sick. I felt these symptoms were just a false manifestation, so I just recited the Fa and did the exercises.

When I was transferred to the strict supervision team, I told them that I must do the exercises. They let me, but arranged for another practitioner to supervise me. During the following week we recited the three volumes of Hong Yin together, and my health improved a lot. Then she left.

Later, the supervisor told the people on night-duty to wake me up so that I wouldn't miss doing the exercises. I was able to tell them about Dafa at the same time, and I soon eliminated the symptoms of my “illness.”

Eliminating My Attachment to Money

While I was walking home on January 1, 2018, my body suddenly slanted, and I had difficulty walking or climbing the stairs of my apartment building. When I got home, I couldn't turn the door knob. At that moment I remembered Teacher's Fa,

“When I was holding a class in the city of Changchun there was one individual who had an excellent foundation and was really cut out for spiritual practice. I had high hopes for him. So my plan was to ratchet up his trials a bit so that he could repay his debts and become enlightened sooner. Then one day he seemed to suffer a stroke, unexpectedly. He fell down and couldn’t move, and had no sensation in his limbs. He was taken to a hospital for emergency medical care. But not long after, he was back on his feet. Had he really experienced a stroke, he never would have been back on his feet with control of his arms and legs again so quickly.” (The Sixth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I realized that nothing was wrong with me, instead it was an opportunity to improve. I just ignored my condition and carried on with things, although I couldn't move my hand like I normally did.

When I looked within I found that I was attached to money. In order to save money for my child to go to school, I had two jobs. I thought I was able to keep up with Fa study and do the exercises, but I was often sleepy when I studied the Fa. I thought about quitting one job, but I didn't do it.

The next day, I couldn't hold anything with my right hand, and my right leg started having problems too. I thought, “It's time to quit that job.”

My husband was very worried when he saw me, and called all our relatives. My sister insisted that I go to the hospital, but I told her it wasn't an illness. I explained that this had happened because of my attachments.

I wanted to eliminate the attachment from it's root, and knew that I must study the Fa more. I patiently reminded my sister that before I began practicing Falun Dafa I had all kinds of illnesses, including having the symptoms of a stroke while I was in the detention center, but I was just fine. I said, “Don't take me to the hospital. If they force me to take medicine I really will get sick.”

My sister said that she would give me three days. If I hadn't improved by then, she was adamant in taking me to the hospital.

I continued to study the Fa and I did the exercises twice a day. The next day, I was able to hold a cup with my right hand. By the afternoon, I was able to use my right leg. My husband videotaped me easily walking and using my right hand, and sent it to my sister. The video really surprised her, and she finally began to believe in Falun Dafa's healing power.

Although my husband had been supportive of me practicing Falun Dafa, he still had doubts. But this time he was completely convinced. He told everyone he met about my amazing story.

Conducting Ourselves as Cultivators at All Times

I got a job cleaning soon after I began practicing Falun Dafa, which offered me an opportunity to eliminate the attachment of saving face. It was 2003, and because of the economy many people could only find temporary work. A girl and I worked as a team cleaning, but instead of working she sat outside and smoked while I did most of the work. At lunch time my co-workers hurried in and ate nearly all of the food. When it was my turn, there was only a little left. I didn't mind and just ate what was there.

My friends and neighbors talked behind my back and wondered why I would do such a menial job. In the beginning, I found their criticism hard to endure. But then I remembered that I was a cultivator, and needed to let go of that attachment.

When the economy continued declining there were fewer jobs and people started being laid off, but I was asked to stay. I wasn't picky and did whatever I was asked. I got along well with people who were considered “difficult.”

I also worked as a nanny for ten years. The family was known to be difficult and had fired five nannies in one month. The husband was the head of the personnel department at a top university. His wife was paralyzed. His son was a security guard, and later became a director. Their daughter-in-law was a lawyer. Whenever I applied for a job, I would tell those interviewing me that I practice Falun Dafa, and that I had been sentenced by the Chinese Communist Party. I told the husband that I would soon have to spend a year in a detention center.

The husband was still willing to hire me. He said, “I know Falun Dafa practitioners are good people. Our whole family knows it. I know we can trust you.”

I told him to give me three days, and see if they still wanted me. After three days passed, they asked me to stay.

Taking care of the elderly paralyzed lady wasn't an issue for me because I always reminded myself that I am a cultivator. Every day, I helped her to get up and wheeled her outside for fresh air. Everyone knew that I was compassionate and kind because I practice Falun Dafa.

As soon as the family heard that I was released from the detention center, they laid off the caregiver they hired and wanted to rehire me.

Wherever we are, we should conduct ourselves according to the principles of 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance'. This way we will validate the Fa and people will know that Falun Dafa is good.