(Minghui.org) Ms. Liu Jing is Chinese and lives in Texas. Before moving to the United States in the summer of 2000, she had only read or watched news that was censored by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). After the CCP began to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999, all she knew was the propaganda that defamed the practice, so she was deceived and had serious misunderstandings about and even feared Falun Gong.

She couldn’t understand why so many people kept practicing Falun Gong (also known as Falun Dafa) when it seemed so “scary” as depicted by the CCP propaganda.

Her encounter with a group of Falun Gong practitioners at an event in the U.S. changed her attitude. Now, 21 years later, Ms. Liu is not only a Falun Gong practitioner herself, but has also spent a lot of time recommending the practice to others and debunking the CCP’s slanderous propaganda. “I don’t want other people to be fooled by the CCP like I was,” she said.

Her parents, who are not practitioners, are supportive and proud of her choice. Below is the story of her family.

Newborn Daughter’s Eczema Gone in Two Days

Influenced by the propaganda in China, Ms. Liu continued to distance herself from Falun Gong after moving to the U.S. But she was shocked when seeing a group of Falun Gong practitioners doing the Falun Gong exercises together at an event in 2000. She wondered why these people were doing gentle exercises, with peaceful and open minds, in a public place when the practice was being attacked in China?

Although she refused to accept the flyer a practitioner tried to hand her, her hostility about the practice diminished. She also made a mental note to look into this practice someday.

One relative of hers who also lived in the U.S. later chatted with her about Falun Gong and clarified how the CCP had made up lies to attack the practice. The relative was trustworthy. Ms. Liu listened quietly and learned how innocent practitioners were being brutally persecuted for their faith in the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Her thoughts began to change and she became more interested in the practice.

In January 2004, Ms. Liu's daughter, who had been born only two weeks prior, developed eczema. She took the baby to various places to seek treatment, but the situation only got worse. Four months passed and Ms. Liu was exhausted, both mentally and physically. At that time, however, she learned that a friend had been practicing Falun Gong, which improved both mind and body. Ms. Liu decided to learn the exercises from her. Surprisingly, two days after she began to practice, her baby's eczema disappeared.

Shocked by this incident, Ms. Liu continued with her practice. She found herself with more energy, and the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance also convinced her it was an upright system that truly teaches one to be a better person.

Parents Blessed

Not only did she and her own daughter benefit from Falun Gong, Ms. Liu’s parents were also blessed for supporting her practice amidst the harsh persecution in China.

Her mother came to visit her in the winter of 2015, but she had a heart attack and was in great pain. Her face turned dark. The family was going to take her to a hospital emergency room, when Ms. Liu started to encourage her to recite, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”

Ms. Liu’s mother followed the advice and 15 minutes later her symptoms were gone. “This is really amazing!” she said.

In early 2018, Ms. Liu’s entire family watched the Shen Yun performance. Her father said the show was great and it reflected authentic Chinese culture as well as the importance of virtue. Within several days, he surprisingly found that black hair had grown on his head again, even though he was nearly 70 years old. “It is truly remarkable!” he explained.

Ms. Liu said she felt very lucky to have learned the facts of Falun Gong and begun to practice. “Unfortunately, many people are still being deceived by the CCP’s propaganda,” she said. As a result, she often attended various events to inform people of the real story of Falun Gong.

Looking back at what she had been through, Ms. Liu said it was important to have independent thinking, not blindly follow the CCP narratives. In fact, Falun Gong tells people to be better citizens and represents hope for China and the world. She hopes more people will support the innocent and reject the CCP for a better future.

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation