(Minghui.org) I began cultivating in Falun Gong in 1998 after I read Zhuan Falun in four days. My husband, a physician, did not do the exercises, but he read the book for seven years.
The exercises were part of my cultivation and even when I was imprisoned for a year, I never stopped doing them. I also memorized the Fa whenever I had time while I was incarcerated.
When my husband got off work on September 3, 2017, he suddenly felt as if someone had hit him in the back. He turned around, but there was no one. He sweat profusely and felt very weak, so he sat down by the side of the road.
He called me, so I went to find him. Before he hung up, I suggested that he ask Master for help. Instead, he called his brother, sister, niece, and nephew. By the time we all arrived, he was too weak to walk, so his nephew carried him to the car.
As an experienced physician, he said that if an ultrasound exam revealed kidney stones, he would check into a reputable hospital. I reminded him again to keep his righteous thoughts. When all the lab results turned out normal, he seemed to understand that it had to do with his cultivation. We began to send forth righteous thoughts and I asked other practitioners to do the same. We also read the Fa teaching, “What is a Dafa Disciple” from Teaching the Fa at the Conference XI.
I told him that I wanted to help him pass this tribulation. I realized that when he came down with shingles the year before, he was not in much pain. He had treated himself with folk remedies, which upset me. This time I realized that this was also my tribulation and that I needed to elevate my xinxing and behave like a cultivator.
My husband could not sit or lay down, sleep or keep food down, had a high fever, and was very pale. He was scared and felt uncertain. I shared with him my experience when I went through sickness karma, so we decided to study the Fa. After we'd read for half an hour, his color returned, he felt more confident, and he began to study the Fa with more attentiveness. We took turns listening to the Fa and doing the exercises, so our righteous thoughts strengthened.
Ten days later, he felt well enough to go to work. His colleagues and patients were shocked to see how much weight he had lost in ten days. They and our family wanted him to go to a hospital.
He recovered within a month. His speedy recovery with no medical intervention, despite the severity of his condition, stunned the people he worked with at the hospital and let them see the healing power of Falun Gong.
By studying the Fa diligently and doing the exercises, our cultivation states improved. This was possible because we encouraged and supported each other.
Three years ago, a tumor-like growth as hard as a rock was discovered in my abdomen. I saw at it as an illusion and remained a steadfast practitioner. It could not shake my firm belief in Falun Gong.
However, I felt sometimes that I did not cultivate well. Besides, my knees hurt, too. But after cultivating diligently with my husband, the tumor and knee pain disappeared!
I realized after we overcame the tribulation that to cultivate with another practitioner is very helpful and instrumental in passing sickness karma. We elevated our xinxing, were able to strengthen our righteous thoughts, could let go of the attachment to life and death, and learned how to believe in Master and the Fa. If we have strong righteous thoughts and diligently cultivate, with Master's protection and support, we can overcome anything.