Recovering from Abdominal Pain in Four Days with Unwavering Faith in Dafa
I became a Falun Dafa practitioner in 1997 but turned away from Dafa after I was incarcerated in a labor camp for my faith from 2004 to 2006. It was only in 2013 that I started practicing anew. Although I have been doing the three things, it's been at a very superficial level without putting my whole heart and soul into it. Yet Master had never abandoned me. Master had shown me his immense mercy and the extraordinary power of Dafa in my recent bout of sickness.
One early morning in March, I woke up to severe pain in my right abdominal and lower back area. I felt nauseous as the pain intensified. I also had a high temperature and shivered even under two layers of blankets. With much struggle, I got out of bed to plug in the electric blanket and then managed to doze off for a little while before I felt a bit better. My husband (who is also a practitioner) was talking to me, but I felt too weak and painful to reply.
When I felt slightly better, I sat up and tried to memorize the Fa but found it hard to concentrate. Instead, I listened to Master's lectures. I also sent righteous thoughts and searched within myself for the cause of this tribulation. I guess I did not dig deep enough as I did not uncover anything. This dragged on for three days.
I did not eat during this time, yet my stomach felt bloated and I had trouble urinating. At times my human notions of wanting to avoid pain and suffering and desiring comfort took over. I even had this thought once: “It isn't so bad being an ordinary person. I could get better just by lying there and have IV drips.” I knew immediately that I was wrong to think that. That wasn't the real me—ordinary treatments for ordinary people don't actually eliminate the cause of the sickness or the underlying karma. I am a Dafa disciple, and my body was purified by Master when I took up cultivation. Moreover, my every cell is filled with high energy matter, and the energy and the many entities I have cultivated are moving within my body, which will cause occasional discomfort. I kept thinking that the whole time. Every time I had a human thought, I debunked it with the teachings of Dafa.
My husband reminded me right from the beginning to immediately reject and dispel any negative thoughts that come up and not to acknowledge those thoughts to be my own. Practitioners only want to walk the path arranged for us by Master. For any shortcomings we have in our cultivation, we will rectify ourselves in accordance with Dafa. No beings are allowed to interfere or bring harm to us.
During those three days, my husband shared with me his understanding of the situation from the perspective of Dafa. He said we were in the middle of the Fa-rectification period and that anything that affected our ability to do the three things well should be considered as interference. We should therefore send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate all interference. He also reminded me to look within myself for shortcomings. We spent long periods of time sending forth righteous thoughts together. I later found out that my husband had spent considerable time sending righteous thoughts for me while I was resting in bed. He targeted all the evil elements that were doing me harm.
When I got up on the fourth day to do my morning exercises, the pain came at me again, and it was unbearable. An incorrect thought popped up: “An IV drip should fix this.” But I corrected myself straight away: “I am not sick, so why would I need the drip?” It's true that everything has its material existence and is very much alive in other dimensions. Lo and behold, my husband soon asked me, “Do you think you should go to the hospital?” I was adamant, “No, no!” I was very firm, and my voice had not been that forceful in the previous few days.
I told my husband I had uncovered my problem with jealousy and how it had played out in those few days. He again reminded me to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate this heart of jealousy. Together we read through Master's teachings on the issue:
“The issue of jealousy is very serious as it directly involves the matter of whether or not you can complete cultivation. If jealousy is not abolished, everything that you have cultivated will become fragile. There is this rule: If in the course of cultivation jealousy is not given up, one will not attain Righteous Fruition—absolutely not.” (Lecture Seven, Zhuan Falun)
Soon it was 6 am, time to send righteous thoughts again, and we did it for half an hour. I went to lie down but woke up half an hour later. I felt much better when I got out of bed. I blurted out to my husband, “I recovered! My pain is gone!” We were delighted.
It's truly as Master says, “Cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while the transformation of gong is done by one’s master.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun) Master can do anything for us when our thoughts are righteous. After having our breakfast, my husband and I went before Master's picture to burn incense and kowtow. With tears in our eyes, we thanked Master for bearing our karma for us.
From 7 am on that fourth day, my sickness symptoms, including pain, fever, nausea, stomach bloating, and urinary problems, all stopped abruptly. They vanished without a trace. I have again witnessed Dafa's miraculous power and Master's infinite mercy. I can repay Master only by committing myself to cultivating diligently in the time to come.
A few days ago, my husband suggested that I share my experience on Minghui. I said I hadn't done well and did not want to create extra work for the Minghui staff. He explained, “Your motive is not right. We are validating the Fa, not ourselves.” He was right: what can we do on our own?
I could not help but cry again as I wrote this article. I have personally witnessed the many miracles that happened to my husband. His chronic stomach problem, insomnia, eye disease, heart palpitations, headache and tumors all vanished one year into his practice of Dafa. He was also able to easily give up alcohol and smoking when he first started practicing. Last autumn, two clusters of Udumbara flowers mysteriously appeared in our house. There are more than forty flowers altogether, remaining bright-white and fresh to this day.
Dear fellow practitioners, we are so very fortunate! Do cherish it! When you experience sickness karma, you must have faith in Master and Dafa, firmly eliminate all interference, and promptly look within and rectify yourself. I hope you can overcome your sickness karma quickly and make great strides in your cultivation.