(Minghui.org) I was introduced to Falun Dafa in 2016. Prior to that, I was not in good health. I experienced shortness of breath. My legs were swollen, and I could not wear my usual shoe size. I was weak, so I couldn’t go to work, and was often very tired. Doctors could not diagnose the cause of my illness. I went everywhere seeking treatment and medication. I tried acupuncture, massage and laser therapy. I bought a lot of Chinese herbs and supplements, but none of them treated the root of the problem.

Cultivating in Dafa

Although I started to practice Dafa in 2016, I only did the exercises during the first few years, and did not study the teachings of the practice. Consequently, even though the pain in my body was much less, I did not recover from my illnesses. I went through a complete transformation only after I began to join other practitioners in doing the exercises, and studying the Fa. Through Fa-study and sharing experiences with other practitioners, I realized the importance of frequently reading Dafa books and cultivating my xinxing

I decided to follow the Dafa standards “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance,” I began to study the Fa diligently, and learned to reflect on my shortcomings when I faced problems. I became a different person, and was free of illness. I had lots of energy every day. I was amazed by Dafa’s power in changing a person.

Clarifying the Truth about Dafa

I wanted my family to know the truth about Dafa and share with them the preciousness of this cultivation practice. However, they were poisoned due to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propaganda defaming Dafa, and they refused to listen to what I said. Even my father who loved me the most from childhood ignored me. He never replied despite me sending text messages explaining the facts of Dafa to him repeatedly. When I phoned him during the Chinese New Year and other holidays, he refused to pick up the phone. I was truly hurt and depressed. 

My younger brother invited me to dinner. He called me aside and tried to persuade me to give up practicing Dafa. When I refused, he said, “We are on different paths. I cannot sit and eat with a Falun Gong practitioner.” I was heartbroken and said to him holding back tears, “In that case I will leave.” The next day, while doing the sitting meditation, I was surprised that sitting cross-legged, which I feared the most, did not hurt at all. I enlightened that Master was encouraging me. I must not feel disheartened and continue to tell people Falun Dafa is good. My family may not understand it now but one day, they will.

The CCP virus spread to Spain in March 2020 and the number of people infected with the disease shot up. There was panic everywhere. I even seemed to have come down with virus symptoms, felt a little uneasy, and wondered if I had caught the virus. I rested at home for several days as my body felt terrible. 

Then, I received a call from a practitioner asking me to go to another city the next day to participate in truth clarification activities. I thought to myself: “No matter how uncomfortable I felt, I cannot slack off in doing the three things. I am a Dafa cultivator and the virus cannot affect me. What I am experiencing is just sickness karma.” A miracle happened the next day when I got out of bed, I felt fine, and I was energetic again. 

I recalled Master’s teachings at once: 

“We have said that good or bad comes from a person’s initial thought, and the thought at that moment can bring about different consequences.” (Lecture Four, Zhuan Falun)

That day, I and other practitioners visited Chinese shops in areas where there is a huge Chinese population to tell people about Dafa, and clarified the truth about Dafa.

Dealing with Sickness Karma

I used to have severe psoriasis. When I had a relapse, my skin would itch and I would be in pain. I felt better after applying the medication, but the condition would recur a month later. I happened to hear a practitioner’s sharing on the Minghui radio. She too had the same illness. However she was steadfast in her faith in Master and Dafa, and in the end her symptoms completely disappeared. I was moved by her experience. 

I remembered Master said, “True cultivators have no illnesses” (“Explaining the Fa for Falun Dafa Assistants in Changchun,” Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa)

I should have faith in Master and Dafa and stop applying medication. A week later, my red, itchy scaly patches began to dry up, form scabs, and fall off. I left it alone as if they were non-existent. A month later, my skin became smooth and white and even the scars disappeared.

Showing People Dafa Is Amazing

I have a small shop in Spain and often tell my customers about Falun Dafa. One day, I showed a customer a flier discussing the persecution. When she read that the CCP removed organs from practitioners, she was horrified and said angrily, “My god! This is the work of the devil!” She signed her name on the petition calling for an end to the atrocities. Some customers even asked their families to go to my shop to sign the petition. 

I also do the exercises in a park near my shop. This way more people can see that Dafa is amazing. Many a time, neighbors or passersby came to learn the exercises.

I hope my shop can be a place where people awaken. I want to keep saving people in the limited time that’s left.

I learned about Dafa not that long ago. I realized that studying the Fa is important because we should reflect on ourselves using the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. A Dafa practitioner’s every thought should meet the requirements of the Fa. When we have strong righteous thoughts, we will be able to do what’s required of a Dafa practitioner. Our compassionate and esteemed Master is always beside us protecting us.

The above is my understandings at my level. Fellow practitioners are welcome to correct me if there is anything inappropriate.

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Category: Journeys of Cultivation