Helping a Practitioner Overcome Interference
(Minghui.org) I would like to share my experience of helping a fellow practitioner overcome interference from other dimensions over a three-day period.
Mei (alias) and I met 17 years ago when we were illegally detained in a detention center. Afterwards, she was sentenced to prison for five years. When her jail term ended, she had lost everything, including her family, job, and all income sources. Although she was devastated by the arrangements of the evil forces from other dimensions, she finally overcame many obstacles with assistance from other practitioners.
Persecution and Interference
Mei experienced severe inference on February 14-16, 2019 from evil forces. This was the time of the 2019 Chinese New Year. For many years we had been visiting tourist spots to clarify the facts about Falun Dafa to people on Chinese New Year Day. However, at a Fa study session on February 14 she seemed very depressed and said, “I am not going with you to talk with people this year.” Without thinking too much, I replied, “Why, what happened?” She left without answering.
Worried about her, my husband and I went looking for Mei the next day. We finally found her at a practitioner’s home. Lying in bed and crying, she told us that she no longer wanted to cultivate. We were very sad to hear that.
She had been through similar situations many times, but this time was more serious. Knowing how much hardship she had experienced, and that the time for Fa-rectification would be ending soon, I knew that I needed to help her. Her words did not come from her primal spirit. Dafa practitioners should deny any old force arrangements and follow Teacher's plan and guidance. She finally wiped away her tears and agreed to stay at our home for a while.
Studying the Fa and Sending Righteous Thoughts
After returning to our house, my husband and I invited her to study the Fa with us. We thought that if she read the teachings, all evil spirits would be eliminated. Teacher said,
“The Fa can break all attachments, the Fa can destroy all evil, the Fa can shatter all lies, and the Fa can strengthen righteous thoughts.” (“Drive Out Interference,” Essentials for Further Advancement II)
Sitting in front of us, hunched over and with a lowered head, Mei continued to feel very depressed and refused to study the Fa. To help her get better, my husband and I sent righteous thoughts several times, for 30 minutes each time. Finally, her face started to look more alive. She gained some energy and spoke more clearly.
One Test After Another
The three of us watched the Shen Yun show after dinner and her mood gradually improved. We woke up early the next morning to join practitioners around the world in doing the exercises. After righteous thoughts at 6:00 a.m., I called her to study the Fa. To my surprise, she looked lifeless and depressed again. She said to me, “I cannot cultivate.”
I was very confused and asked her why. She replied that when sending righteous thoughts, she recalled Teacher’s words, “It is your own business whether you want to learn it.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
She lost confidence and felt too discouraged to continue cultivating. My husband and I were very worried and tried to share our understandings about the situation. We thought that she should decide for herself what she would do at this critical moment.
“How can one be forced to practice cultivation? You cannot be made or forced to practice cultivation. It is up to you to truly make progress. No one can do anything about it if you do not wish to upgrade yourself. You have been taught the principles and the Fa. Who can you blame if you still don’t want to upgrade yourself?” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)
“The master takes you through the entrance, and it is up to you to practice cultivation.” (Lecture Three, Zhuan Falun)
No matter what we said, she did not listen. I ran out of ideas and was almost in tears worrying about her. I ran to Teacher’s picture and asked Teacher to save her. My husband and I changed our morning schedule of studying the Fa, to send righteous thoughts intensively for her. Gradually, her condition improved again.
Righteousness Defeats Evil
We went to tourist spots to tell people facts about Falun Dafa on Chinese New Year Day. She persuaded more than 130 people that day while my husband and I sent righteous thoughts. However, she became withdrawn again in the evening. We knew that the evil forces wouldn't let her go easily. We continued intensively sending righteous thoughts for her and asked other practitioners to do the same. She finally concluded that she had passed the hurdle. We were sincerely happy for her. Many thanks to Teacher's compassionate blessings that saved her. In the end, righteousness defeated evil.
Helping Practitioners Unconditionally
My husband and I cooperated with Mei as much as possible when she handled a Dafa project by herself. We once accompanied her to a Chinese Communist Party place to gather information. The three of us accomplished the task safely with strong righteous thoughts and Teacher’s blessing. She wrote many experience sharing articles to expose the evil persecution. We paused our work to help her look in Dafa books to cite Teacher’s words. We helped her tirelessly and unconditionally.
“So if you don’t do well you will be left with regrets. And I especially want to remind our veteran Dafa disciples not to slack off. You have gone through so many long and grueling years to make it to this day, and it really hasn’t been easy! Do you not know to value and cherish yourselves? I certainly cherish you! And divine beings do too! (Applause.) So all the more so should you value and cherish yourselves.” (“2018 Fa Teaching Given In Washington, D.C.”)
The time for cultivation is very limited. I must remember Teacher’s guidance, eliminate interference from all sources, cherish other practitioners, and cultivate diligently. I should assimilate to the universal principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, day by day to fulfill my ancient sacred mission.