A 70-Year-Old Womans Experience Practicing Falun Gong
(Clearwisdom.net) My son left China in 1995. In 1997 my daughter-in-law and grandson also went abroad. After they left I was no longer able to see them. As a mother and grandmother I missed them every day, and though they sometimes called me I still couldnt rest in my heart. They wanted to visit their relatives and friends in China, but they werent allowed to return because they practiced Falun Gong. So I thought, "Since theyre not allowed to come, why dont I go overseas?" I discussed it with my son and he agreed, so in February 2004 he sent me an invitation letter and told me, "Mother, youre over 65 years old, and according Canadian law you must pass a physical examination before you can come to Canada. From now on you need to recite Falun Dafa is good, and Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good, and Master Li Hongzhi will help you." I did as my son requested, and soon I received a notice from the Canadian Embassy. About a week after my physical I received a visa from the Canadian Embassy.
Before I went for the physical I was a bit worried about the examination because Id been diagnosed with a fractured vertebra caused by osteoporosis not long before. The examination revealed no fracture. It seems that I really did receive Masters protection because I recited, "Falun Dafa is good," and "Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance is good" every day.
I arrived in Montreal on June 22, 2004. After a few days rest my son taught me how to look up articles on the Minghui website (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net). I read many magical stories that genuinely fascinated me. I learned that Falun Dafa is not just ordinary qigong. Since that time Ive read Minghui articles every day, and every time there are Falun Dafa activities my son takes me with him.
I remember on July 25, 2004, many practitioners had left after we finished an activity, though several practitioners were still there. Suddenly the wind began to blow and two pieces of truth-clarifying material were carried away. I saw there was a subway entrance nearby, so I went to pick up the materials before they blew into the subway. I didnt notice a piece of wire mesh lying on the ground, and my feet got tangled and I tripped and I fell straight to the concrete with a plop. I landed face first and hit my jaw, and I felt as though it was dislocated. My head ached from the impact. At the time I recalled the stories Id read on Minghui about the many people whod avoided disaster simply because they believed they would be okay, and I enlightened to the realization that I was also going to be fine and quickly got up from the ground. There was only a little bleeding on my lower jaw and the pain quickly receded. The next day my jaw wasnt swollen, and after a few days I had fully recovered. This was really a miracle of Falun Dafa.
My son and daughter-in-laws health was relatively poor when they were in China, but they became healthy after practicing Falun Dafa. I saw the changes in them with my own eyes, and I personally experienced the same magical results. My son asked me to start practicing as well, and just like that I naturally took up the path of cultivation. In the beginning I was only watching the videotapes and listening to the audiotapes of Masters lectures. After a while I started to read Zhuan Falun. The first thing I tried to learn was Lunyu, but it was hard for me because I kept dozing off as soon as I started to read. It took me about three months before I could recite "Lunyu." I started by reading one or two pages per day, and gradually I could read more and stopped dozing off when I read. Now I can read a whole lecture of Zhuan Falun without getting sleepy.
This year Ill be 73 years old. I regained my menstrual period after I started practicing Falun Dafa for six or seven months. I personally experienced what Master said in Zhuan Falun,, that older women are likely to get their period back. This is really amazing.
The above is my shallow understanding to share with my fellow practitioners.