(Minghui.org) I am a Falun Dafa practitioner who lives in a rural area in Jilin Province, China. I am 56 this year. I have a son and a daughter. Both of them have finished school, and my daughter is married. My husband and I grow vegetables for a living.

In winter, my husband leaves our home to work as a laborer, doing odd jobs such as packing food and carrying sand. Years of hard work have taken their toll on his health. Life has been even tougher for me. I wake up at 2 a.m. and travel 10 km (6 miles) to a market to sell vegetables. I needed medication every day to survive.

My Back and Legs Stopped Aching

My aunt was the first person in our family to practice Falun Dafa. She told me about the extraordinary health benefits of Dafa when she saw I was in poor health. I had always thought that Dafa is good because I saw how my aunt benefited from practicing Dafa. All of her ailments went away.

I didn’t have time to read the teachings and do the exercises. I didn’t even have time to get good rest each day. I recited, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” and kept an amulet in my bag. While walking, working or when I had no customers, I would recite the phrases in my heart.

I gradually observed a huge change in my body. My back and legs stopped hurting. My body felt lighter, and when I walked in the dark at 2 a.m., I no longer felt scared. It was really amazing!

My Mother's Stroke Symptoms Gone

My mother had a stroke in 2015 and could not walk normally. Her eyes and mouth were distorted, and she often urinated in her pants. My aunt took her to her home, which was far away, and did the Falun Dafa exercises and studied the teachings with my mother every day.

My aunt took great care of my mother and did things that even I, her daughter, could not do. She treated my mother like her own, washed her diapers, bought her whatever she wanted to eat, and cleaned her up after she soiled her pants. My mother’s condition improved each day and she became happier. My aunt showed us how she was improving over video calls. Everyone in the family was overjoyed.

My mother had taken lots of medication with her when she went to my aunt’s house. She had pills for high blood pressure, for her eyes, and so on. My aunt was well off and cooked meat for them to eat every day. My mother was cautious about her diet in the beginning.

My aunt told her: “You are learning Dafa now. Dafa is extraordinary. You can eat whatever you want.”

My mother slowly let go of her inhibitions and filled her days with studying the Fa and doing the exercises. She slept well too. She forgot to take her medicine a few days in a row, in particular her pills for high blood pressure. My mother had taken these pills for many years and would normally feel dizzy if she didn’t take them, but she did not feel abnormal without them.

She asked my aunt if she should stop taking medicine. My aunt told her that she should decide for herself. My mother said, “I am well. I don’t feel sick. Why should I keep taking medicine? It is not right if my heart is insincere.” She threw her pills into the trash. My mother has felt well ever since and has not needed to take a single pill.

She stayed at my aunt’s place for 28 days and could run short distances before she left. My son and daughter went to pick her up and happily took her home. All of my mother’s neighbors went to see her.

One said, “When you got in the car, you were in a wheelchair. In less than a month, you’ve fully recovered. Falun Dafa is extraordinary. We no longer believe what is said on television. We only believe what we see.”

Later on, neighbors and relatives asked my mother for Dafa books to read. My father and my sister’s whole family became Falun Dafa practitioners.

Hunched Back Straightens

Witnessing my mother’s changes and how extraordinary Dafa is, my faith in the practice deepened. I found time to read Dafa books.

My aunt kept a portrait of Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, at home. I wanted to see Master. During the winter of 2018, I was not busy, so I went to my aunt’s house by high-speed rail with my mother and sister.

While at her house, we did things and spoke in line with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I felt comfortable and relaxed. My mind was empty. I stayed for six days.

During that time, I had loose bowels for three days. My aunt said Master was cleansing my body. I did not feel unwell. My body felt light. In the past, I would have no strength after having from diarrhea for one day. My face would be sallow. But it was different this time; my face was rosy.

I did the exercises and studied the Fa at regular times each day. I had had a hunched back for many years. My aunt stroked my back and said, “If you do the exercises diligently, it will go back to normal.” I had faith in Dafa.

One night, as we were studying the Fa, my stomach felt as if something was pulling it up and I was in great pain. I put the book down and asked my aunt, mother and sister to keep reading while I listened.

My sister said jokingly, “It looks like you’re having a baby.” Soon after, my legs began to hurt as if I had cramps. I was not afraid though. Things returned to normal shortly after. I had a good sleep that night.

When I woke up in the morning, my body felt extraordinarily light. The hunched back that I had suffered from for many years disappeared. My mother, sister and aunt came to stroke my back. It was even more obvious when I put on a coat. My aunt bought me a mid-length wool coat before. My sister then said it was a waste for me to wear it since I had a hunched back.

But when I put the coat on this time, my back was flat and smooth. I hastily lit incense and thanked Master. I said, “Master, I am not well-educated. I want to practice cultivation and follow you with my whole heart.”

Resolving a 15-Year Grudge

I returned home after visiting my aunt for six days because my father-in-law was ill and bedridden. I fed him and cleaned him after he soiled himself. My husband wanted to vomit after seeing his bowel movements.

When the elderly man could not spit out phlegm, I even scraped it out for him. I thought I should treat him even better since I am a Dafa practitioner.

Less than a month after my return, my father-in-law passed away. My mother, who was still at my aunt’s house, called me and said, “You must handle things properly this time!” She was referring to my father-in-law’s funeral. She told me I had to reconcile with my sister-in-law, Ning. I told her that I would.

Ning is my brother-in-law’s wife. Fifteen years ago, we fought over a small thing and both of us had held a grudge against each other ever since. I had not spoken to her in 15 years and ignored her like a stranger when I saw her.

I was reluctant to resolve the grudge after hearing my mother’s words. Scenes from the past flashed in my mind. I felt I could never forgive her. But I thought of what I had said in front of Master’s portrait. I said I would practice cultivation and listen to what Master says. I should forgive everyone and hold myself to the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. I made up my mind to find an opportunity to speak to Ning.

While we were making preparations for my father-in-law’s funeral, friends and relatives came over for dinner. I saw an empty seat at the table where Ning was sitting. I sat down and ate a few mouthfuls of food. Ning walked away before I opened my mouth to talk.

I thought to myself, “Tomorrow my father-in-law will be put in a coffin. I must not lose the chance to resolve things.” At night, I thought, “All these years, the neighbors knew about my grudge with Ning. They are waiting to see us fight!”

I recalled my mother’s words, “You are a Dafa practitioner now.” Indeed! It seemed as if my resentment was slowly fading. Perhaps we had a bad karmic relationship from a previous life. Regardless, I should listen to Master and treat everyone with kindness. Ning is my relative, after all.

The next morning, all of us got into the car. Just as the engine started, Ning came running to see if there was an empty seat. There was a seat next to me. I pulled down the window and called her. I felt a dense, dark gas in my chest vanish at once. I understood that Dafa had resolved my 15-year-long grudge.

Thank you, Master! Since this experience, I have gotten along well with Ning and we are now close. I cherish our relationship in this life.