Righteous Thoughts Show Their Power on a Rainy Day
(Minghui.org) I would like to share an experience I had witnessing the miraculous power of Dafa while doing a Falun Gong-related project.
I was assigned to do a video recording of a community event. The weather forecast for the morning of the event was an 80 to 90 percent chance of rain. Since it was an outdoor event, my first thought was that the activity might be canceled. Due to my desire for comfort, I told myself that the weather would leave me no choice but to have a day of rest at home.
I called the organizer to confirm whether they would continue the event as planned. The original plan was unchanged, and I was told that a decision to cancel would be made if the rain got too heavy. After the phone call, my righteous thoughts emerged. I left home early so I would have plenty of time to get ready.
It was drizzling when I got to the site and by lunchtime, it was raining heavily. The practitioner working with me said, “We used to ask the sky not to rain when we were doing the meditation exercises outdoors and the rain would hold off.” I suggested that he ask the sky to clear up. He did. However, the rain did not stop. My righteous thoughts also seemed suppressed.
I remembered times that it had rained when we had parades. Perhaps the bad weather was more complicated than I thought.
We couldn’t let the rain continue like this. I had effectively sent forth righteous thoughts in the past to help other practitioners during difficult times. Sending righteous thoughts to change the weather seemed much harder.
Righteous thoughts suddenly surged within me. I thought: “We are supposed to manage our own celestial world after consummation, how hard could changing the weather be?”
Master said in “Teaching the Fa at the 2002 Fa Conference in Boston”:
“The old forces don't dare to oppose our clarifying the truth or saving sentient beings. What's key is to not let them take advantage of the gaps in your state of mind when you do things.”
I spoke to the rain god in my mind: “We are doing Fa-rectification work, we hope you can start the rain after we finish.” I started to send forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the interference. Believing in Master 100 percent was crucial.
The righteous thoughts would be ineffective if I fostered any self-doubt and my power would still be at a human level; the Fa would not show its full power if I questioned myself.
The rain finally stopped when it was time to start filming.
We finished recording our last interview at 8 p.m. The other practitioner confirmed that we had completed our work for the day, and the rain started pouring down a moment later.
I was shaken by what had just happened. Realizing the power of righteous thoughts, I thanked Master for his protection.
Another thought came to mind: when we encounter difficulties letting go of attachments, perhaps we should send forth righteous thoughts wholeheartedly. I believe Dafa will show us a miracle.
I also realized that if I did not complete the assignment because of the weather, a precious chance to validate the Fa would be lost. Many practitioners' time and effort was needed to coordinate an event like this. Master has laid out the path; it is up to us how to walk it. I almost lost my chance to participate due to attachments to comfort and a lack of enlightenment.
None of the practitioners who helped edit the recording noticed that the footage was filmed on a rainy day. It was broadcast on several TV channels and was on the front page of our local newspaper.
“Neither heaven nor earth canblock my road of Fa-rectificationBut disciples’ human hearts can”