(Minghui.org) I have always been sympathetic to Falun Dafa adherents. However, I did not take up the practice when I had the opportunity to do so at the end of the 1990s.
During the night of July 1, 2020, I had a dream that changed my life. In my dream, I became a Falun Dafa practitioner. It was exactly as Master said:
“Actually, everything that I have done was arranged countless years ago, and this includes who would obtain the Fa—nothing is accidental. But the way these things manifest is in keeping with ordinary humans.” (“Awakening,” Essentials for Further Advancement)
I believe that the dream was an indicator of God’s will. Because I dreamed about obtaining the Fa, I thought I should look it up online. However, I didn’t have the courage at that time.
About 10 days later, I started reading articles and watching videos about Falun Gong on some blogs, and then visited the Minghui.org website. It was then I realized that I agreed with many Dafa principles, and felt like I had found something belonging to my soul. So I watched the video on the Internet to learn the five exercises of Falun Gong. It was in this way that I slowly entered into Dafa.
On August 13, 2020, the Auckland City government decided to lock down the city for the second time due to COVID-19. However, my daughter got a phone call from the supermarket asking her to start work the next day. I was worried about her contracting the CCP virus and gathered my courage to purchase the books Zhuan Falun, Zhuan Falun Volume II, and Zhuan Falun Fajie - The Law of Zhuan Falun Explained. I hoped that Dafa would protect my daughter. In the meantime, I was ready to start reading Zhuan Falun.
When I awoke the next morning, I was surprised that the periarthritis in my left shoulder, which had been quite painful for the last two days, no longer hurt, and it never hurt after that. I was amazed.
Many magical things happened to me once I started cultivating Falun Dafa. My constipation went away and the yellow phlegm I had been coughing up disappeared too. One day, my foot slipped as I was going down the stairs, and I thought for a moment that I would fall. However, something magical happened and my left foot touched the ground slowly as if being supported by someone. I realized that Master’s Law Body had protected me.
The next morning, after I received the Dafa books, I heard someone rapidly knocking on the door while I was in the kitchen cooking. I was a little scared and my heart beat wildly. I was even worried that someone had come to arrest me. Then I calmed down and realized I don't live in China anymore, I now live in New Zealand. Actually it was a courier delivering a package. Still, I dared not open the door and pick up the package until after my roommates got up.
Due to fear, I have been studying the Fa at home alone. I read the books I ordered, recite Hong Yin, and read practitioners' sharing articles on Minghui.org. I have found answers to many questions in Zhuan Falun, and memorized more than fifty poems from Hong Yin. Sometimes, I write Master's poems on small cards so I can read them at any time. Although I have a very poor memory and recite the poems slowly, I managed to persist. Every day, I memorize the teachings that I learned. During the process of memorizing the Fa, I felt that my xinxing was elevating. I am determined to cultivate Dafa and follow Dafa’s standards.
In cultivation, I try my best to diligently do the three things that Master requires of us, and work hard on the principle of “forbearance.” I understand that forbearance involves letting go. Thanks to practitioners’ sharing articles, I looked inward and discovered that I harbored resentment about some past painful experiences and emotions. After studying the Fa, I chose to let them go and decided not to think about the painful experiences anymore.
I have poor inborn quality and therefore, I ask for help from Master in the course of cultivating. Compassionate Master always enlightens me, tests me, and helps me improve xinxing in my dreams. The conflict with my daughter is slowly resolving too. Now, whenever I say something extreme to her, I feel guilty and even apologize to her.
Whenever I did the exercises and sent righteous thoughts, I expelled a lot of gas. I believe Master was helping me release the resentment matter that accumulated over a long period of time. I thank Master for cleansing my body. Now, I rarely have gas.
“Success at ConsummationFame, gain, emotion—cultivate each away,And ascend to the Firmament at Consummation,See the human world with eyes of compassion,Then are you freed from the spell of delusion.”(Hong Yin, Translation A)
Master’s Fa leads me. I am longing to see the wonderful Falun world on the day of enlightenment.
Recently, I recited Master’s Fa teaching many times:
“The fact is, those who can’t step forward, regardless of the excuse, are concealing fear. Yet for cultivators, fear or lack thereof proves [one’s] humanity or divinity, and it is what differentiates cultivators from ordinary people. It is something that a cultivator must face, and the biggest human attachment that a cultivator must remove.” (“Study the Fa Well, and Getting Rid of Attachments Is Not Hard,” The Essentials of Diligent Progress II)
Under Master’s guidance and with my daughter’s encouragement, I gained the courage to publicly stand up for Dafa and began participating in Dafa activities.
That night, after I went out and did Dafa activities, just as I was falling asleep, a big, round, golden Falun suddenly appeared nearby. An arc of golden light shone on me. It was warm and very comforting, and I quickly fell asleep.
The next morning, I got up early and read a paragraph of Master’s lecture. Then, I gathered my courage and went out to take part in group practice of the exercises.
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