(Minghui.org) I became a Falun Dafa practitioner in 1995. I have overcome many tribulations on my cultivation path but always know that I am under the compassionate care of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. During this time of crisis, I have witnessed the wonder of Dafa and am very grateful for the blessings in my life.
Keeping Righteous Thoughts
I am a hairdresser. We were closed due to the spread of the coronavirus, but I returned to work on March 5, 2020.
We were swamped the first few days. One busy morning, I felt dizzy and sick to my stomach. I was also weak and just wanted to go home. However, I did not want to leave my boss to do all the work herself.
I thought of Master Li and said, “Master, please help me!” I also sent forth righteous thoughts to eliminate whatever was interfering with my body. Soon afterward, I felt better and returned to work.
Master helped me when he saw my righteous thoughts and that I was considerate of my boss. I realized that what I’d felt was an illusion.
“For you to be able to manifest powers that great, you have to have righteous thoughts of that strength, and only then can you have that much of an impact; your righteous thoughts have to be pure to that degree before you can have that much of an impact.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2013 Greater New York Fa Conference”)
I experienced what Master said. If I had given into the feelings of sickness, I would have been ill. I realized how important our righteous thoughts are.
Changing My Notion
In the past, unpleasant things always seemed to happen to me on July 7, so I developed a notion about that day and got nervous as it approached.
Two customers came in on the morning of July 7, 2019. One of them wore a white vest with the words “You will be fine” on it. I realized that Master was enlightening me that I would be fine, that I had his protection, and so I relaxed.
After being on my feet all day, I would usually feel tired and go home with swollen feet. That day, I felt good and my feet were fine.
I also had a breakthrough doing the sitting exercise. After I studied the Fa one day, I read about how Shakyamuni enlightened after 49 days of meditation under the Bodhi tree. I realized that he enlightened because he endured hardships. Master only asks us to meditate for one hour, but I did not want to endure the pain. I understood that I should not avoid hardship. After that, I easily finished the one-hour meditation exercise.
The Fa will empower us when we are true practitioners.
Saving People at Work
I was persecuted once because I clarified the facts of Falun Dafa to people in public. So I had some concerns about telling my customers about the persecution. After Master’s new article (Stay Rational) was published, I felt a sense of urgency.
I knew I had to strengthen my righteous thoughts and save more people. With this thought, I felt Master was by my side. In my conversations with customers, I began to tell them the truth about Dafa and asked them to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). I also told them they would stay safe if they repeated, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” They were very receptive and thanked me.
While working on a customer, I never rush and do my best to serve them sincerely. Besides my clarifying the truth to them, we also talk about health, the coronavirus, and the importance of having a belief in the divine.
I used to think about finding a new job, one that did not have me on my feet all day. Now I understand that Master arranged this job for me so that I could save people.
Here I do not have to go out and look for people to talk to. All the customers are people who come to me to hear the truth. What a great arrangement! I will cherish this rare opportunity and not let anyone miss out. Let’s cultivate ourselves well and save more people.