(Minghui.org) After the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) lifted the zero-COVID policy in December 2022, the number of positive cases soared in China, and my area was no exception. Many households were infected one after another. When calling people, they all got asked whether they tested positive or not. Hardly anyone went out, and the streets were even quieter than during the lockdown.
I would like to talk about how my family and the people around me were able to remain safe during the pandemic.
Talking With My Neighbor
My family lives on the second floor. Once when I went down to receive an express delivery, my neighbor on the first floor stopped me.
“I remember you told me a nine-word phrase before. Could you tell me again?” she asked.
I told her it was “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.”
Noticing that my neighbor kept coughing, I asked if she tested positive and she nodded. Her father had been hospitalized for a few days due to COVID-19 and she was infected when bringing him some food. She asked me the phrases so that she could tell her father about it.
After my husband heard I had talked with someone with COVID-19, he was terrified, worrying I would be infected too. I said, “No worries. Since I am a Falun Dafa practitioner, Master Li (founder of the practice) is protecting me.”
My husband checked my temperature every day, but I was fine all along. He also asked me to do an antigen test, and the result was negative. When someone asked him about me, he was always very proud. “She is fine and still healthy even after talking with a neighbor who had COVID-19. Now we all rely on her to take care of the household chores and shop for groceries. Falun Dafa and Master Li are great.”
My Husband and My Son
Although I was fine, my husband had a fever soon after. With a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius (100.0°F), he had pain and was sore all over. The next day, his temperature increased to 39.4°C (102.9°F), but he did not want to take the fever medicine. Instead, he asked me to keep a distance from him and wear a mask. Remembering Master’s words of “True Dafa disciples have higher energy and are able to destroy karma and germs” (“Stay Rational”), I was not worried about myself.
I recommended my husband recite the phrases “Falun Dafa is good” and “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He did not say anything but nodded. On the next day, his temperature dropped to 37.8°C (100.0°F). I asked him how he felt and he said everything was good. “I have been reciting the phrases you told me,” he said.
On the fourth day, his two siblings called, saying they heard he got a fever. My husband said he had recovered, but they did not believe him.
His sister said, “How could you recover so quickly? My family of five were all infected. It started with two grandchildren who got it in school.” She said the two children had a severe fever and could not get out of bed. Their throats were so painful, like being cut with a knife. Five days have passed, but they have not recovered. They had no appetite or sense of smell, and medication did not help either.”
After my husband gave the phone to me, I chatted with his sister and told her about the phrases. “Keep reciting them and you will be blessed,” I explained. She then understood why my husband recovered so quickly.
My son lives in a different city. He never tested positive during the pandemic and I deeply thank Master Li for taking care of him.
When I took up Dafa, my son was in middle school. Seeing my mind and body improvement, he also followed, and his irregular heartbeat was cured without treatment. Both he and his father supported me very much. After the CCP began to suppress Dafa in 1999, I joined several practitioners going to Beijing to appeal for Dafa and was detained. Both my husband and son were terrified and sad. Their efforts to rescue me were in vain. Since my son was preparing for the college entrance exam at the time, our relatives and friends all worried about him. Knowing that Master is always protecting us, I was not nervous.
My son did exceptionally well in the exam and he was admitted to a very good college. With the acceptance letter, he went to the detention center to visit me, sobbing. He was about to ask me to give up my practice to regain freedom. But he did not say it out loud because he knew I would not agree. I wiped off the tears for him and reminded him to recite the Dafa phrases while focusing on studying. “Everything will be fine,” I said.
When he visited me again during winter break, I explained to him the facts about Dafa again in case he had misunderstandings. “I know Dafa is great. There are Dafa materials distributed in my school, both pamphlets and DVDs,” he said. “When I went out on Sunday to play in a nearby park, I saw many materials too.”
Since he was supportive, he was blessed all along. From college to graduate school and work, he stayed away from many bad habits such as smoking or gambling. He also had good manners when interacting with others, and people liked him a lot.
When the zero-COVID policy was lifted in December 2022, the number of positive cases increased sharply nationwide. My son then received a notice to attend a conference in Shanghai. With participants from all over China, one could likely get infected during the conference, on the train, or in the hotel. We talked on the phone every day and he followed my advice to recite the auspicious phrases. Upon returning, he was so happy to see a negative test result. He had been interacting with so many people those days and lots of participants were coughing at the conference. It was like a miracle for him not to be infected. We all know this was a blessing from Falun Dafa and Master Li.
No One Died of COVID-19 in the Village
Every year around the Ching Ming Festival, my husband, his siblings, and I go back to his hometown to visit relatives. After I began to practice Dafa in 1996, I always told villagers how Dafa benefits practitioners physically and spiritually. They all agreed. After the persecution started and I was detained for my belief, my parents-in-law told me not to talk to others about Dafa, fearing someone may report me.
Whenever returning to our hometown, I ask Master Li for help and to give me wisdom. As a result, I could always find ways to pass Dafa materials to villagers. After my parents-in-law died in 2009, I had fewer chances to interact with the villagers.
I work in a hospital, and when people including villagers came to me I always treated them well, and I have a good reputation. I tell every patient the extraordinary benefits of Dafa and give them some materials including DVDs for them to share among themselves. Whenever visiting my hometown, I also tell them how the CCP had defamed Falun Dafa, and recommended that they quit the CCP organizations. During the lockdown, I sent them text messages with pictures telling them how to remain safe.
When my husband and I visited our hometown this year, the villagers were happy to see me again. I gave each of them a small bag containing Dafa materials including a recent article from Master Li titled “How Humankind Came To Be.”
When eating lunch together, I asked a cousin how the COVID-19 cases were in the village.
“I tested negative,” he said with a smile. “A few villagers were infected with mild symptoms. After taking some fever medicine, they are all good now. We have to thank you.”
I told them we should thank Master Li for blessings from Falun Dafa and they all agreed.
Another cousin added that in other villages, the infection went from family to family. Over ten people had died in a neighboring village already.
I felt sad for those who passed away and I thank Master Li for saving practitioners, my family, and the people around me.
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