(Minghui.org) The 2022 Florida Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held at the University of South Florida campus in St. Petersburg, Florida on September 10, 2022. The date happened to fall during the Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the major Chinese holidays when families reunite. The practitioners came together and shared their cultivation stories. Some participated in the conference online. Eleven practitioners talked about their experiences while helping raise awareness of the ongoing persecution in China, as well as how they improved their personalities.

A practitioner talks about her cultivation experience during the Florida Experience Sharing Conference held on September 10, 2022.

Young Practitioner Has New Understandings

Ms. Gu speaks fluent Japanese. She said the phrase, “expiration date” translates into “appreciation time limit” in Japanese. She realized that everything in the world has a time limit. Everything, from food to substances, to galaxies, will eventually come to an end. Her understanding was that she must cherish the limited time here to practice and gain eternal life.

She once thought the phrase, “Cultivate with the heart you once had, and success is certain,” meant the emotional feeling when one just started to practice. She recently had the realization that, “the heart you once had” meant the first thought or wave of enthusiasm when one decided to practice. It also represented the pure heart that conforms to Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance when one undertakes Dafa work. When an ordinary person has a pure and sincere wish to practice, it will shake the world of ten directions, and divine beings will help the person.

She is determined to walk every step following the teachings of Falun Dafa, and her appreciation of Master’s compassion will never leave her.

Nothing in Cultivation Is Trivial

Ms. Huang developed a tumor the size of a marble two years ago. She always felt tired. By the end of the year, it got worse. “I had a fever and felt sleepy all day. I could only stay awake for a couple of hours each day. I realized that I acknowledge the existence of the tumor and there were things that I must break through in cultivation. I asked Master to help me figure out where my problem was and I kept reading the teachings,” she said.

One day she picked up a copy of Teachings at the Conference in Houston, and what Master said about sickness karma made her realize that she had always had problem in believing in Master and the Fa. She examined the choices she made when she was in situations that could jeopardize her fame, profits, and emotions, and when she couldn’t let go of self and human notions. “In the over 20 years I’ve practiced, my wish to reach consummation and to go back to my true home was never stronger. If I want to go back, I have to believe in Master and the Fa unconditionally, abandon my selfishness, and walk the path Master has arranged for me. After I found the issue that prevented me from looking within, my mind brightened up and my body became lighter. The tumor stopped hurting, and disappeared in two days. I again witnessed the miracles of Falun Dafa.”

In the process of overcoming sickness karma, she saw that she failed to pay attention to many details, and missed a lot of opportunities to improve. As a result the small troubles accumulated and became a big ordeal.

People Continue to Join the Practice

It’s been five years since Ms. Li set up an exercise site at a park near her home. Practitioners do the exercises there twice a week. “A new practitioner came every time for over a year, while others only came for a few months. Some practitioners joined our Fa study group. One time seven people came to the site wanting to learn the exercises. People started to practice in various ways,” she said. She understands that Master has arranged for people to learn about the practice in all kinds of settings.

Practitioners group photo after the conference concluded.