(Minghui.org) While Falun Gong is brutally persecuted by the communist regime in China, the practice continues bring positive changes to those who take up the practice around the world. Many who’ve experienced dramatic health recoveries and other benefits wish to share their stories in hopes it will help more people in China realize that the persecution is wrong and that Falun Gong is truly good. Below are the stories of two women in Taiwan who experienced the healing and uplifting power of Falun Gong.
Ms. Xiaozhen had high expectations of herself, and became nervous and stressed out easily before she practiced Falun Gong. On top of that, the long term stress from living with her in-laws led to health problems such as stomach ulcer and dizziness. Although she did not have any major illness, due to a weak constitution, she was always suffering. She could not sleep well, had headaches, her neck was stiff, her limbs cold, and she complained of backaches.
To alleviate her physical discomfort she tried sports, mountain climbing, swimming, and folk therapies. She continued to struggle with her health until she found Falun Gong in 2002. “My health issues disappeared after I began practicing Falun Gong,” she said. “I truly felt what it was like to be free of ailments!”
Her father-in-law had a stroke when he was in his 60s, and her mother-in-law became bedridden. Both of them struggled with health problems until they passed away at the age of 92. For 32 years, the responsibility of taking care of them fell solely on Xiaozhen and her husband. They frequently traveled between their home and the hospital.
“During the day, I was stressed out at work.” she said. “My husband had four brothers, but as the eldest, he shouldered the responsibility of taking care of his parents without complaints or regrets. Although I did not say anything, I often felt that this was unfair.”
Ms. Xiaozhen worked hard, but she was unjustly treated when it came to promotions. Problems at work and family pressures made her lose sleep and her appetite. Going to work became an agonizing affair. “I only realized that I suffered from depression after seeing a doctor,” she said. “It was inconceivable as I had always been an optimistic person.”
She continued, “After I began practicing Falun Gong, I found from the teachings that everything happens for a reason. All of a sudden, things that enraged me in the past no longer bothered me. I felt a sense of relief instantly! All the stress that had troubled me for many years disappeared.”
She was also able to maintain a peaceful mindset when treated unfairly. She said, “One time, my supervisor planned to promote me to team leader. A coworker in the same office learned about it, and used connections to get the promotion. When it was announced officially, even my supervisor felt it was unfair, but I was not moved at all. I had learned to take lightly my reputation and personal gain once I took up Falun Gong.”
Ms. Xiaozhen said that practicing Falun Gong does not cost a single cent, instead one gains a healthy mind and body. It benefits the individual, family, society and even the whole country. Yet, such an wonderful practice is brutally suppressed in China. The organs of incarcerated Falun Gong practitioners are removed and sold for a huge profit by the CCP. She hopes that she can support practitioners in opposing the persecution. She said, “Freedom of belief is a universal human right. I call on people to step out and condemn the CCP for its crimes. Don’t ignore the CCP’s violation of human rights for economic benefits.”
Ms. Cuihua suffered from many ailments starting at a young age, and was known for getting injections and taking pills. She was an introvert, lacked self confidence and was also timid. She often saw people and things from a bad perspective, and felt depressed. She had health problems, such as hyperthyroidism, severe dizziness, backaches and so on. Living with her mother-in-law made things worse and she wondered about the purpose of life.
A classmate recommended that she read Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong in 2004.
“I finally found the answers to life,” she said excitedly. “An extraordinary thing happened. I no longer suffered from insomnia and I was able to have a good night’s rest every day.”
She was very busy with work, household chores, and taking care of the children. But, she read Master Li’s teachings whenever she had time. “I shouted in my heart ‘I want to cultivate’. It was amazing--my health issues, such as dizziness, back pain and so forth disappeared. I was finally healthy.” She is very grateful to Master Li for introducing Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) to the public.
Ms. Cuihua’s character improved under the guidance of Dafa. She said, “Once, not long after I began to practice Dafa, I went to the bank to deposit money. I found a sum of 300,000 NTD in my bank account. I told the bank teller this money did not belong to me, and asked her to look into it. She was very grateful for my honesty.”
“My mother-in-law and I have different ideas on how to handle home chores, but I would first see things from her perspective and look for opportunities to tell her how I feel in a gentle, kind tone. Most of the time she would accept my ideas. Now, my mother-in-law would consult me on many things. Several people thought we were mother and daughter when we went to the market to buy food.”
Before practicing Dafa, Ms. Cuihua often nagged or reprimanded her children when she was ill or in a bad mood. This caused tensions at home. “I felt better after practicing cultivation, and life became harmonious. My children read the teachings with me from young and the values of ‘Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance’ became ingrained in them. They choose to face their mistakes honestly and do the right thing.”
She continued, “Guided by Dafa, I learned to be considerate of others. When I experience conflicts with my daughter, I talk to her calmly, and our relationship has improved. My daughter has started to work and she shares with me things that happen in her life. My children are grown up and have left home, but I am not worried because I know Dafa is in their hearts.”
She is very thankful for Master Li to teach Falun Dafa, and helped her understand the true purpose of life. “When I run into problems or conflicts, I am able to see where I am lacking, let go of self, and treat others with a forgiving mindset. Dafa is amazing and I have gained a lot from it.”
Having witnessed how wonderful Dafa is, Ms. Cuihua’s heart is pained by the sufferings of practitioners in China. She said, “China is now under the rule of the CCP. There are many corrupt officials, and ordinary citizens are suffering. At present there are so many disasters in that country. I hope Chinese citizens quit the CCP and help usher in a new China without the CCP.”