Eliminating Human Notions and Paying Attention to the Exercises
(Minghui.org) After a single night, the elements that interfered with my doing the morning exercises dissipated. I then felt that nothing could block me in this regard.
A few weeks ago, some red dots appeared on my body. At the same time, a small, hard growth appeared on my child's finger. At first I didn't pay much attention to them, as I clearly knew from Teacher's Fa:
“Then what sorts of things are doing that now? Things like worms, bugs, bacteria, and all kinds of foul things like that. Sending righteous thoughts is extremely effective in these cases!” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)
Therefore, when sending forth righteous thoughts, I purposefully included the thought to eliminate things like worms, bacteria, etc., in my dimension
However, many more red dots appeared on my body soon after. The growth on my child's finger also became larger and larger. It got to the point where a hole formed in the tip of his finger, and it seemed some things were growing inside it.
In a dream, I saw it was something like the tentacles of an octopus, which I then pulled out. However, after waking, there seemed to be no change to his finger in this dimension.
After that, I began to pay attention to this issue more deeply. I also went back to revisit one of Master's specific lectures. I suddenly realized that I overlooked the part before the previously mentioned passage:
“However, you shouldn’t treat the little issues you have like they are nothing. The evil will seize upon any gaps. Many practitioners have even passed away on account of little things; it really was due to something very minor. That’s because cultivation is something serious, and requires having no gaps. If for a long time you haven’t dealt with those things through cultivation, small as they may be, if you haven’t taken them seriously for a prolonged period of time, then it is a big issue. Many people have passed away on account of such things.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2015 West Coast Fa Conference”)
I began to look within and to think through what my loopholes were. I came to realize that I had been using the excuse of being too busy at work for my failing to do the exercises consistently. I also didn't pay enough attention to sending righteous thoughts. These are not small matters, and over time they became habits that were difficult for me to change.
When I tried to strengthen my willpower, the interference also escalated. For example, a few times the alarm clock didn't go off. Each day I said to myself that I would get up early to do the exercises, but I always failed.
Feeling distressed, I knelt down in front of Teacher's photo, asking Teacher to help guide me.
In my Fa study later on, Teacher enlightened me by pointing me to a straight path, which is cultivating my heart and sending forth righteous thoughts.
It came down to myself as to whether I could follow Teacher on this path. I began to reflect on myself, wondering why I was moved by the manifestations on the surface.
It also came down to the fact that I still had the notion of illness. There is only one path that a practitioner should take – the one set by Teacher.
Therefore, in my sending righteous thoughts, I tried to eliminate the notion of illness. Through doing the exercises and sending righteous thoughts, the red spots began to dissipate. The hole in my kid's hand still existed though, and it began to bleed from time to time.
From then, I began to see my sentimentality and fear for my child and his symptoms. I couldn't keep my heart unmoved. At the same time, I was afraid that my husband couldn’t understand me, and that we'd end up in an argument.
One day, I came across a sharing on the Minghui website entitled Only the Fa Can Eliminate Old Force Arrangements.
I began to realize that I was in a similar situation, as I didn't study the The Great Way of Spiritual Perfection thoroughly. I read it again and it made me realize how wonderful it is to do the exercises!
The elements that were interfering with me for failing to do the exercises disappeared. I felt that nothing could stop me in this regard. I realized I was also impacted by people in today's society and their not valuing or paying attention to cultivation.
Think about it this way: If we lived in a traditional society, having obtained such a wonderful thing as the Fa, one would treasure it a lot more.
From then on, getting up early was not a headache for me. I also began to treasure the time doing the exercises. In addition, facing any misunderstandings from my husband, I didn't get into arguments with him. Rather, I talked to him from his point of view, and used what he could understand to explain my views of illness as a cultivator. I’ve surely believed that the extraordinary nature of Dafa and my firm belief could change things.
When I finally began to put my heart into how to walk well on the path that Teacher arranged for us, without noticing, my kid's finger healed. A miracle indeed occurred, which was quite shocking to my non-practitioner family members.