(Minghui.org) My mother has been practicing Falun Dafa since 1998. My grandmother was the first person in my family to obtain the Fa. I heard that when my mother read the book Zhuan Falun the first time, she treasured the content so much that she finished it within a day. She has been a positive influence on me since I was a child.
For as long as I can remember, my mother did the five Falun Dafa exercises with the elders in our village. At that time, there were a lot of people exercising together and the energy field was very strong. I just believed in and supported Falun Dafa. My mother said that Falun Dafa is great. When I became an adult, because of my laziness, I only occasionally studied the Fa with my family, practiced the exercises, and went out to post the truth-clarification stickers. However, I didn’t really dive into true cultivation.
The trigger that got me to sincerely start Falun Dafa practice was a health issue.
I remember that January 9, 2022 fell on a weekend and I was working the weekend shift. I usually got together with my boyfriend on the weekends. That weekend he told me that he had a cold. I wondered whether I should visit him or not. After I finished work, I decided to do the two-hour drive and see him in the afternoon. My mother tried to persuade me not to go for fear I would get the illness from him. I was willing to take a chance and also felt that Master Li Hongzhi (the founder of Falun Dafa) would protect me from getting sick. Later, when I showed symptoms of being ill, I didn’t pay attention to it or take any medication.
On January 13, I went back to my hometown to pick my grandfather up from the hospital. In the car, I took off my jacket. By noon, I had a fever, and it persisted for several days. I went to a clinic and was told that I had the common cold. I was given an IV drip over two days and took the medicine that cost around 60 to 70 yuan ($9.50 to $11). The fever subsided while I was receiving the drip, but it was still there when I went home.
My mother heard from relatives that soaking my feet in green onion and ginger water could help so she asked me to give it a try. I have tried the brown sugar and ginger water before without any effect, but this time, it made me sweat a lot. I also coughed up a lot of phlegm. After soaking my feet, I couldn’t walk. I was probably weak because I had little appetite and had lost some weight. Later, my mother talked to fellow practitioners and asked their opinion about me. She said, “You have two options: either go to the hospital or learn the Fa and do the exercises.” My righteous thoughts were strong. I knew that people who had COVID-19 could be cured without any treatment, so I should be able to make it, too. Thus, I chose the path of studying the Fa and practicing the exercises.
Rapid Recovery After Learning Falun Dafa
The whole time I was sick, I felt exhausted. It was difficult to even sit still so I stayed in bed. My mother fed me brown sugar and honey water every morning in order to replenish my strength. I had no appetite. I didn’t have the strength to hold a mobile phone or drink water. I vomited whatever I ate. I lost six or seven pounds in less than a week. Every day all I did was listen to recordings of Master Li’s lectures. My body slowly recovered. At that time, I could only do the exercises while leaning against a wall. I couldn’t hold my head upright. I collapsed on the bed before completing all of the exercises. Later, after practicing the exercises more, I was able to stand up without support. However, I still walked unsteadily unless someone helped me.
My mother said that I shouldn’t lie down all day and encouraged me to go out for a walk. The first time, I felt helpless and it was an effort to even get dressed. I had to rest several times after walking a few hundred yards. Then it was Chinese New Year. My mother took good care of me. In the morning, she went out and spoke with people about Falun Dafa and the persecution while I studied the Fa at home. In the afternoon, she would accompany me in doing the exercises. When doing the second exercise, I didn’t last more than five minutes for each position. Now I take half an hour to do the entire second exercise. I could see my progress. From walking only with someone’s help, I could walk independently. I started eating normally. Gradually, I regained nearly 10 pounds. Even my mother said I looked very healthy. After 12 days, my energy returned to normal.
In just those few days, the changes in me were so great. Master is so compassionate. He gives everyone a chance. Every time I think about his kindness, I burst into tears. I feel that Dafa is really amazing.
I am writing down my experiences in hopes of validating Dafa and showing Master’s compassion. I used to be lost. Now, I know that as long as you cultivate, Master will take care of you. There are many things I need to do and to change in order to improve my character. There are many attachments that I need to get rid of. Just as Master said, people are not really sick; you have those symptoms because you have accumulated too much karma from one life to another. Master will eliminate karma for us. All we need to do is to study the Fa, do the exercises, clarify the truth, be more diligent, assist Master to rectify the Fa, and complete our historical mission.
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