(Minghui.org) I recently began to develop symptoms of facial nerve paralysis. That is, I experienced paralysis on the left side of my face. I lost my sense of taste, and whatever fluids I drank ran out the side of my mouth. I could not talk clearly, and my vision became blurred.

Since I began to practice Dafa 17 years ago, I never had any physical problems. My faith in Dafa is solid. As a cultivator, I should not have any disease. Looking within as to why I would be experiencing such symptoms, I realized that I recently became attached to food. At times, my appetite felt out of control, and I ate too much. Even though I had these symptoms, I, nevertheless, continued with my routine of cultivation, studying the Fa, and doing the exercises every day.

A week later, my condition had not improved. I then recalled another practitioner’s experience in an article published on Minghui.org. The practitioner’s physical symptoms were far worse than mine. But those severe symptoms vanished in three days, after she began to look inside and send forth righteous thoughts. I had been suffering for seven days, and still had the symptoms.

During this time, I also saw spiders in my bathroom. Thus, I realized that my own energy field was not clean, and I must have some omission. But, beyond my recent attachment to food, I did not know where I had gone wrong.

One day I was reading another Minghui article. The author wrote that after the recent U.S. Presidential election, a number of practitioners were affected by negative elements. Some practitioners also said that they saw dark and evil forces when sending forth righteous thoughts. The negative factors behaved viciously.

In the past, I routinely sent forth righteous thoughts at the four prescribed times every day. I did not see anything in other dimensions, and I did not realize the importance of righteous thoughts. Then I decided that I needed to put more effort into sending forth righteous thoughts, eliminating the evil factors, and denying any persecution of Dafa disciples. I shouldn't only focus on plugging the loopholes to improve my personal cultivation. I began to send forth righteous thoughts for one hour. That evening, I saw a spider above the bathroom door. I touched it with something, and the spider dropped to the floor. It had been dead.

I realized that, after my hour-long sending forth righteous thoughts, the negative elements in other dimensions were eliminated. The reflection of this in my physical space was the dead spider.

I decided to spend more time sending forth righteous thoughts every day. After that, my condition improved day by day. After a week, the symptoms had almost vanished.

Master told us:

“Let me tell you, all those who remain and that can persecute Dafa and Dafa disciples are due to our students themselves. Students who haven't taken sending forth righteous thoughts seriously: the evil in the dimensions that you are supposed to shoulder and be responsible for has not been eliminated. That's the cause. So you must take sending forth righteous thoughts seriously. No matter whether you think you have the ability or not, you should do it. What you eliminate from your own mind are ones which have an effect within the expanse of your own body; at the same time, you need to eliminate the external ones, which are directly related to the dimensions you're in. If you don't eliminate them, then they not only persecute you and restrain you, but also persecute other students, other Dafa disciples.” (“Fa-Lecture at the Conference in Florida, U.S.A.,” Collected Fa Teachings, Vol. II)

I wrote this article to share my experience with fellow practitioners. Let us do what Master told us and pay extra attention to sending forth righteous thoughts.