Life Improves for My Family after I Return to the Practice of Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I resumed practicing Falun Dafa in 2007. Due to the nationwide persecution, it took me three years to gain support from my family. After I became seriously ill, the consequences of my not practicing became evident to all of us.
My son's life also improved when he started to practice in 2009. My family again witnessed the benefits of Falun Dafa.
I first began to practice Falun Dafa in 1998. I was arrested and detained for a month in 2002 after the persecution started in 1999. I was sentenced to 1.5 years of forced labor in 2004. The authorities extorted over 20,000 yuan from my family.
We were typical Chinese farmers. Farming our less than ten acres of land was our only source of income. My son suffered from chronic diseases.
What happened to me after the persecution began took a heavy toll on our family. They started to monitor me 24 hours a day and refused to let me read Dafa books or participate in Dafa activities after I was released from the labor camp in 2005.
I was hindered in my cultivation by my attachments to my family and to fear. If I wanted to see other practitioners, I would make up an excuse, like having to borrow something. I took Master's lectures with me to the field to read as I worked so that my family wouldn't see me.
I was seriously ill three times in two years. I could not open my eyes. Whenever I tried to move, I would vomit. My husband forced me to see a doctor and take medication. I knew that it was because I had not studied the Fa or practiced the exercises regularly for over three years. All my ailments were coming back to me.
The third time, during the harvest in 2007, was the worst. I stayed with one of my older sisters during my visit to her town for medical treatments. She had been against my practice of Falun Dafa.
I did not improve after a week and then developed urethritis. The doctor told my sister, “It will get worse and eventually it will trigger atherosclerosis and cerebellar atrophy. She cannot be irritated, fatigued, or stressed.”
That scared my sister, and she told my husband, “We have to let her practice Falun Dafa again. She is meant to be a practitioner. She cannot live without it.” My husband didn't voice any objections.
I knew it was the right time, so I said to my husband and my son, “Now you both know the severe consequences of my condition. No more meddling in my life. I must return to cultivation.”
As I said that, I felt a chunk of something disappear instantly from the top of my head. My symptoms disappeared, too. What a miracle! All that medicine over the past two years had not been able to do that.
I recalled Master's lecture,
“My Law bodies are aware of everything. Whatever you think about, they’re aware of it, and they can do anything. If you don’t cultivate they won’t look after you, but if you do cultivate, they’ll help you all the way to the end.” (Zhuan Falun)
I knew Master saw my determination to return to cultivation and took away all my ailments.
I have been cultivating diligently since 2007. My health has been perfect, and our family has been in harmony.
My son started to cultivate in January 2009. He used to lack the vigor and vitality of a young man. He was often gloomy about his future and thought about becoming a monk.
He used to say, “I'm alive today, but tomorrow might be Doomsday. Who knows what's next?” I had asked him to read Zhuan Falun, but he was not convinced.
He was open to reading Zhuan Falun after seeing the changes I had gone through and finished reading it in two weeks. He has been totally transformed: his illnesses were cured, and he became more youthful and open. He said to me, “Why didn't you tell me to read the book earlier!”
My son used to be a hair stylist. He gained a broader perspective on life after he became a practitioner and learned the fast food industry. He became the owner of a fast food restaurant and got out of poverty once and for all.
He gave me the restaurant in 2010 and started studying to become an interior designer. He is now an excellent designer and makes a sizable income.
People often assume that my son holds a college degree because of his success. He only graduated from elementary school. I know that his success today is not because he is smart but because Master and Dafa gave him the wisdom.