(Minghui.org) When I came home from work one day in 1996, I heard wonderful music coming from my mother-in-law’s apartment. She told me it was Falun Gong music and that this practice was very good and could cure ailments. Later, when I had time, I went to her home to watch them do the exercises. I tried once and was able to sit in the full lotus position. I have been connected to Dafa ever since.
At that time, I had asthma and had to take medications. I also had trouble sleeping. When I listened to Dafa music, my asthma would improve and I slept better.
Although I learned the five exercises, I couldn’t do them consistently. For about six months, sometimes when I did them, I would cry. I also saw different colored lights. I also felt that the Falun wheel was spinning in my lower abdomen every day. I realized that Master Li (Falun Dafa’s founder) was cleansing my body and that I had a predestined relationship with Dafa.
A classmate and neighbor told me in 1998 that she was going to Beijing to see a doctor. She suffered from severe vasculitis. Her legs were turning black and might have to be amputated. She was only in her 30s with an ill husband and a young child. Plus, her family wasn’t doing well financially. I recommended that she join the practice site in our subdivision. She went the next morning. It didn’t take her long to recover. It has been more than 20 years now. During the persecution, she has been sentenced and sent to forced labor camps, but her heart for cultivation has never wavered.
At that time, I was young and had a strong desire to earn more money. I thought that if I became a practitioner, I could not do business. I would go to the practice site when I had time but I did not practice diligently. However, Master still encouraged me.
The Chinese Communist Party began to persecute Falun Gong in July 1999. Although I didn’t practice and study the Fa very often, I knew that this practice was good, so I would tell people how good it was and how effective it was for health and fitness and for improving one’s character.
I was not diligent. I didn’t study the Fa or do the exercises very often as I was working hard as a supervisor in a big shopping mall. The attachments to fame and fortune were holding me back. I did stick to the Fa principles in doing business by being truthful and honest.
I suddenly felt tired and thirsty one day in 2000. These symptoms of diabetes lasted for several days. How could a 40-year-old develop diabetes? I realized that I did have a family history of diabetes. I was frightened.
I went to the hospital the next day but was sent home because I did not fast. I had a dream that night that Master was giving me a hint that if I thought that it was a disease, it would be a disease; if I cultivated well, it would not be a disease.
The hospital tests showed that I did have diabetes, but I decided to not take any drugs or get any injections. However, because I did not follow Master’s requirements and did not do the exercises and study the Fa often, after three years, all the symptoms of diabetes started to show up. My teeth were loosened. I developed heart disease, asthma, severe insomnia, perennial bloating, and constipation.
I started taking injections in early 2004, but my blood sugar was still not under control. By the end of 2014, I was faced with something even more serious. Ninety-nine percent of my carotid arteries were blocked on both sides of my neck. There was insufficient blood flow to my head, which caused blurred vision. At the beginning of 2015, I had heart surgery in a Beijing cardiovascular hospital.
I also had two additional life-threatening experiences. One was allergic asthma and three days in the emergency room after I took the wrong medication in 2018. Another time I took the wrong dose of insulin. These episodes helped me to realize that life’s troubles are endless and to wonder if the purpose of life is truly fame and fortune.
What’s the point of living for decades and then leaving after all the suffering? I went to several temples but did not find anything I was looking for. I always felt that I had a Master.
In 2016 I had a dream in which an old lady told me that I only had four years to live. I realized that it was Master giving me a hint that if I did not return to cultivation, I would not have any more chances. In 2018, someone in a dream told me that I only had two years left.
I always felt that Master was protecting me, I always had Dafa in my heart, but I just couldn’t do the exercises.
I started having severe high blood pressure in 2019. Even spending over 200 days in the hospital didn’t help. It stressed my cardiovascular system even more. With Master giving me hint after hint, I finally realized that it was time for me to return to Dafa. After the 2020 Chinese New Year, I started to study the Fa and do the exercises!
This time, I let everything go. I gave up all the insulin and high blood pressure medication that I had been taking for 17 years. I also gave up the pills I was told I’d have to take forever after my heart surgery. I shouted from the bottom of my heart that I was no longer sick.
Since then, I have diligently studied the Fa and practiced the exercises, I have cooperated with fellow practitioners to distribute truth-clarification materials to awaken people, and I strive to do the three things well. My health problems disappeared completely. I felt as if I’d been reborn, and my whole body feels so light. I am so happy!
I know that it was Master who gave me a second life. My life was extended by Master to continue to cultivate. I will cherish it even more! At the same time, I also truly understand why people come to the world. The real meaning is not to be a human being but to return to our true nature and return to our holy and beautiful origin! This is the real purpose. I want to keep up with the Fa-rectification progress to go home with Master!