(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioner Xu Qing (pseudonym) returned to cultivate Falun Dafa. Besides, sharing her experience with the amazing powers of Dafa, she hopes to convince fellow practitioners, who stopped cultivating in Dafa, to practice Dafa again.

Recovering from Illness after Cultivating for less than Three Months

Xu Qing began to practice Falun Dafa in 2011. Before that, she had heard stories about Dafa’s amazing ability to cure illnesses and keep a person fit. Although those close to her practiced Falun Dafa, she never thought about practicing it herself until the end of 2010, when she suddenly developed a strange illness. The hospital could only tell her that the disease resembled rheumatism, and there was no cure.

As the disease progressed, Xu Qing’s hands became stiff, and her bones started to deform. It became harder to take care of house chores, and she needed two or three hours before she could use her hands every morning. During this difficult period, she remembered the cultivation practice of Falun Dafa, and visited the practice site nearest her home. Practitioners gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main book of this cultivation system, and taught her the exercise movements a few weeks later.

Initially, Xu Qing had difficulty understanding the content of Zhuan Falun. However, she persisted in her efforts, keeping in mind her fellow practitioner’s advice to read Zhuan Falun within nine days. Gradually, Xu Qing gained a better understanding of the issues discussed in the book. “While reading Zhuan Falun for the third time, I could barely put the book down,” she said, “I felt that it has been years waiting for this knowledge to reach my hands.”

Recovered from Long Term Depression

In the midst of re-reading Zhuan Falun, Xu Qing realized that she no longer was depressed. Family expectations and the education system in mainland China had caused Xu Qing to feel depressed from a young age. “Paths to sure and quick success were emphasized, and I was forced to learn things I was not interested in. My personal interests were not encouraged and my frustration in this regard resulted in long-term depression.”

This depression manifested in the feeling of an object covering the top of her head. She tried consulting specialists and taking a variety of medications, but nothing worked. Instead, Xu Qing suffered serious medication side effects, including weight gain and drowsiness. However, after reading Zhuan Falun just twice, the oppressive feeling covering the top of her head vanished, and she no longer felt depressed.

Encouraged, Xu Qing continued to study the Fa and practice the exercises. Within three months, she no longer experienced the strange rheumatoid illness.

Later, she regularly attended Fa study and exercise groups. She also did truth-clarification work, spreading the word about the goodness of Dafa, contacting Chinese people to clarify the facts behind the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Dafa, and persuading them to quit the CCP.

Resuming Dafa Cultivation Practice

Xu Qing had a falling out with fellow practitioners when cooperating on a project in mid-2018. “I found it difficult to deal with this kind of conflict. I did not practice tolerance towards other practitioners, nor did I try to understand the issue from the viewpoint of project coordinators. I also did not look inwards in self-reflection. I was annoyed at having sacrificed so much for this project, yet obtained nobody’s understanding.” Xu Qing decided to quit cultivation and cut off all contact with Dafa practitioners. “It was a very difficult choice. For the next three months, it felt as though my soul was dying,” she recalled.

During this time, Xu Qing intermittently studied the Fa and did the exercises on her own. But, she also studied the Fa with a few practitioners whom she continued to keep in touch with. However, she stopped attending larger group Fa study or exercise sessions and no longer participated in truth-clarification activities. In the spring of 2019, relatives from China came to visit. During this period, she completely stopped studying the Fa and practicing the exercises. “But deep down, I still yearned to practice Falun Dafa,” she said.

Dealing with Illness Symptoms

Xu Qing developed a strange cough after taking an international flight at the end of 2019. This coincided with the initial appearance of the Wuhan pneumonia. Xu Qing suffered from brief coughing spells every autumn, so her colleagues and family members were unconcerned. However, she found this cough abnormal. “I found it hard to stop coughing. Whenever I started coughing in the car, I would end up dizzy.” She also noticed more and more people around her were coughing as well.

Then, Xu Qing had a sudden desire to study the Fa with another practitioner at the beginning of 2020. A few days later, a practitioner from another city contacted her and asked if she would study the Fa with her daily. Thus, she took the first step in returning to cultivation practice.

In mid-January, Xu Qing heard from overseas media reports that a SARS-like epidemic had been found in Wuhan. As the epidemic spread globally, her country of residence started implementing lockdown measures. Unable to go to work, Xu Qing found herself confined at home, but with more time to study the Fa and do the exercises.

“This pandemic arrived so abruptly, sealing off everyone globally, like a precursor to the big elimination. This triggered my desire to awaken sentient beings,” Xu Qing recalled. With this thought, Master began to clean Xu Qing’s body.

“While doing the third set of exercises, I felt a massive influx of energy cleansing my trachea and lungs, removing all the bad substances.” The following day, Xu Qing spit out a lot of white foam. Afterward, all symptoms of her cough vanished.

Calling on Former Practitioners to Cultivate Again

Xu Qing proceeded to focus her efforts on saving sentient beings, including acquiring and disseminating truth-clarification brochures and calling people in China to clarify the facts behind the persecution.

“To fellow practitioners who have quit cultivating, I hope you will return and not miss this precious opportunity. I have personally experienced the miracles of Dafa, changed my atheist beliefs, recovered from many incurable diseases, and became the healthy person I am today.

“To former practitioners: You have been predestined, so I hope you will not give up and return to cultivate in Falun Dafa.”