(Minghui.org) The first time I laid eyes on Zhuan Falun in 1995, it was taken away before I could even get a chance to read it. Fortunately, that was not the last I saw of it, or else I would not be the same healthy 57-year-old I am today. 

A Mystical First Encounter 

When I first came across Zhuan Falun, it was actually someone else's copy of the book that they quickly took back. But even this cursory encounter had a lasting effect: since then, I would often have dreams of seeing a huge book in the sky with words on the cover. It was only in hindsight that I realized that the words, in fact, read “Zhuan Falun.” 

In these recurring dreams, I also saw heavenly horses flying around, pulling chariots – I even dreamt of the pearly gates opening. It was an amazing sight. Nobody would believe me when I told them about it, however.

One day in March 1998, a coworker invited me to meditate in a park near us. Just like that, I connected with Falun Gong again.

The Second Encounter and Taking Up the Practice

At that time, I did not know what Falun Gong really was; I just knew that it was good for improving health. I was 37 years old at that time and not very healthy.

First, I got tired easily. When climbing the stairs to the sixth floor, I had to stop two or three times to catch my breath and felt dizzy. My face was peppered with dark marks. I also could not sleep well at night; I got cold easily and had to wear socks when I slept. 

When I did the exercises for the very first time, I felt nauseous and dizzy. Through Fa-study, I knew that it was Master Li (the founder) purifying my body! After doing the exercises for a week, I could feel the Falun (law wheel) spinning in my body.

One day, when I was doing the second exercise, I suddenly felt an energy current flow from the tip of my middle finger to the fingertip of my other hand, and then to my arms and back. I felt something was spinning. Later, I could feel several Falun spinning in many parts of my body, especially around my lower abdomen.

From studying the Fa, I understood that all human diseases were caused by karma. Only when one cultivates according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance would one be able to return to their true self.

I studied the Fa and did the exercises every day; I even memorized and copied the Fa. I searched within when facing conflicts. I followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in my daily life. As a result, both my xinxing and my health improved significantly.

Two Dreams About Fish 

I remember two instances clearly when Master purified my body of accumulated karma.

Once, I was having a very vivid dream. In it, I heard a voice ask, “Are we removing it for her?” Another voice answered, “Yes.”

At the sound of those words, I felt a wriggling sensation in my left calf, and saw that two to three eels were being extracted from there.

When I woke up, I realized that when I was very young, I often went to the river to catch fish. I must have accrued a lot of karma from that act, which Master removed for me.

Another time, I felt a hand take out a small fish from my stomach in a dream. I was even told where the fish came from. I realized that Master had removed the root of my diseases.

Trials and Tribulations

As I did the exercises more and more, I experienced a lot of amazing things: my celestial eye opened, and I could feel my heavenly circuit form.

One day, I saw during meditation that the exercise site was surrounded by a shield of red light. Even when I went back home and then went to work, the shield continued to cover me – it lasted for a few days. I felt warm currents coursing throughout my body, especially in my legs. Riding my bike to work became easier; my face also grew smoother and cleaner.

But it wasn't all smooth sailing. Once in March of 2003, I showed intense symptoms of a cold. I had chills all over, my bones hurt, and my throat ached. I lost my voice.

I thought of Master’s Fa, “At a certain point in time, you will be made unable to discern clearly whether something is true, whether your gong exists, whether you can practice cultivation and make it, or whether there are Buddhas and if they are real. In the future, these situations will surface again to give you this false impression and make you feel as though they do not exist and are all false—it is to see whether you are determined.” (Lecture Six, Zhuan Falun)

This time, I was hit hard. My entire body – my sweat pores, my fingertips, and my ankles – emitted a strong Chinese medicine smell. The smell pervaded my room and my clothes. I read Master’s lectures every day and followed the Fa’s guidance. After a week, the symptoms subsided. But every now and then, for a few more years, I could still detect that smell lingering about my fingertips.

Another time in August 2008, I felt a sudden numbness in one of my arms when I was washing clothes. Soon, that half of the body also felt numb.

“Should I go to the hospital?” I thought, before realizing immediately after that it wasn't right to think that way. Practitioners should not have illnesses; these symptoms were merely signs of karma being eliminated.

The next morning, when I was brushing my teeth, I realized that I could not close my mouth completely – half of my tongue was paralyzed. Some liquid dribbled from my lips, which tasted strongly of medicine.

Still, I was unmoved. I continued about my day as usual and went to work. After a week, things returned to normal.

When I was a child, my dad would often give me medicine. I knew that Master was purifying my body once again, and purging the substances that I had taken from before.

Master says,

“The body purification will be done only for those who come to truly learn the practice and the Fa. We emphasize one point: If you cannot relinquish the attachment or concern for illness, we cannot do anything and will be unable to help you.” (Lecture One, Zhuan Falun)

Now I am almost in my sixties and in great health; I look very young. I know that these are all blessings given to me by Master. I am very grateful for Master’s benevolent salvation!