A New Practitioner’s Cultivation Experiences
(Minghui.org) I recently started cultivating Falun Dafa. I would like to share my experiences to thank Master Li, and at the same time validate the greatness and extraordinariness of Dafa.
Conceiving a Child without Pursuit
My in-laws started to practice Falun Dafa before the persecution began on July 20, 1999. Whenever my husband and I visited them, they showed me Dafa brochures that had stories about how to be a good person and show filial respect.
I thought, “Oh, this is because they are afraid of me not being filial, let me see how I can be a good daughter-in-law.” My husband then told me that his father had been ill and could not be cured by the hospital, but recovered completely after practicing Dafa.
My in-laws later gave me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun, and I cried after reading it. I realized that Dafa teaches us to strive to become better people. I complained to my husband that he didn’t get me to read the book sooner.
One year after I got married, I was still not pregnant. I had sought treatments from both Chinese and Western medicine, but none of them worked.
My husband asked me to practice Falun Dafa, but said I shouldn't practice with any pursuit. So I decided I wouldn't think about whether I could become pregnant or not, and if we failed, we would adopt. Amazingly, I was pregnant a few weeks later and our child is now over two years old. Thank you, Master!
The Experience of Levitation
I remember not long after I started practicing Dafa, I was doing the fourth exercise, “Falun Heavenly Circuit,” and Master's Fa teaching appeared in my mind:
“In fact, let me tell you that a person can levitate once the great heavenly circuit is opened—it is just that simple. Some people will think that there are quite a few people whose great heavenly circuits have opened after so many years of practice. I would even say that it is not inconceivable for tens of thousands of people to have reached this level, because the great heavenly circuit is, after all, only the beginning step in cultivation practice.” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)
I had a thought in my heart: I just started to practice the exercises so is my great heavenly circuit opened? I had a very clear dream that night. Master let me experience the feeling of levitation. I was asleep, and felt that I was floating.
I was a little scared at the time, and wanted to grab my husband. But before I could do that, I had floated to the door and suddenly thought of Master's Fa:
“She thought to herself, “I should return to my bed,” and so she flew back again.” (Lecture Eight, Zhuan Falun)
I then thought in my mind: Go back. I floated back slowly and lay in bed. I was surprised and excited. I thought again, “Rise,” and my body rose again. Then I thought, “Down,” and I went down again. I did this several times and knew that what Master said was true. After I woke up, I couldn't determine whether it was a dream or it actually happened!
I Saw Words Flying out of Zhuan Falun
One time when I was studying the Fa, I dozed off and couldn't open my eyes. I knew it was interference. Even though I knew it wasn't the real me who was dozing off, it was still difficult to overcome. I forced myself to continue reading. As I read, I suddenly remembered Master's answer to a question:
“If you were to say, “I don’t want you,” and it just died, that would be too straightforward. When you can clearly distinguish it, you yourself are getting stronger, you yourself are awakening and enlightening, you yourself are breaking through its encirclement, and getting progressively stronger, while it becomes progressively weaker and progressively disappears, until the point where it’s ultimately eliminated. There needs to be a process.” (“Teaching the Fa at the Fa Conference in Australia”)
I closed my eyes and thought in my heart, “I don't want you.” I opened my eyes again, and saw that the sentence I was reading suddenly became bigger and flew out of the book, directly in front of my eyes. My mind suddenly became alert, and not the least bit sleepy. I knew that Master had seen that my thinking was in accordance with the Fa and encouraged me.
Another time, when I was reading Zhuan Falun, I read Master's name as “Master” instead of Li Hongzhi. After doing that a few times, I was about to do it again. At that moment, on that page, several occurrences of Master’s name all became bigger and flew out from the book. I suddenly remembered what Master said:
“There's a phenomenon among mainland students, namely, while studying the Fa some people think that they shouldn't read Master's full name aloud whenever they come upon it, and that, instead, they should just say “Master” or “respected Master.” Reading the Fa is reading the Fa, so you shouldn't change it.” (“Fa Teaching at the 2009 Greater New York International Fa Conference”)
Cultivating Through Conflicts with My Husband
When I had no practitioners to communicate with, I just studied the Fa and did the exercises by myself. I didn't know how to cultivate. When I encountered conflicts with my husband, I did not look inward. I occasionally went out with my child to tell people the facts about Dafa and the persecution but the results were not good.
One day before going out, I thought it would be great if I could study the Fa with another practitioner. After leaving home with my child that day, I saw a woman carrying a heavy bag. I went over to help her, and then told her the truth about Dafa. She told me that she knew someone who practiced, and said that she had read every issue of the newsletters she received.
She introduced me to this practitioner. I had found a study partner thanks to Master's compassionate arrangement. I was extremely grateful!
I didn't always do well but I had the heart for cultivation, and Master arranged a path for me. I now know, when facing any conflict, I should look within for my own shortcomings. Once I am affected, I should find what attachment I have and eliminate it. This is easy to say, but very hard to do.
Master helped me to get rid of the bad things, and when I did well the surrounding environment improved.
I am still struggling with telling people the truth about Falun Dafa face-to-face. I was, however, able to approach some of my relatives and they agreed to do the “three withdrawals.”
So many amazing things have happened to me. I know that Master Li has been watching over me every step since I started walking the path of Dafa. I can only go back to my true home with Master by cultivating myself well.