(Minghui.org) I started meditating with my father at a very young age. My mother told me later that my father was a Falun Dafa practitioner who went to a group practice site in a park every day. In the winter of 1999, my father left home as a result of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution. He never came back and his whereabouts are still unknown.

Twenty years passed, and I lived with my mother. I often felt lonely because I never had a complete home. I was also very selfish and cold. Indoctrinated with Party culture, I was timid but still very combative and competitive. I doubted myself and struggled mentally. I resented the injustice in my life and not being able to find the true purpose of life. My endless desires went unfulfilled.

I was a teacher when I lived in China. I understood the corruption in the educational field, and parents often gave me small gifts or donations. I regarded this as the new “normal” and did not see anything wrong with it. Though I became immune to it, I was still against the CCP deep down in my heart. I did not realize that I had sunk very deeply within the claws of the CCP and its culture.

I was unable to get up or walk in my office one day. My spine was in excruciating pain and I was covered in sweat. My mother came to pick me up and I was admitted to a hospital later that evening. I couldn’t use the bathroom by myself and was in pain every day. It was hard for me to witness my mother taking care of me and my young child. The doctors said that several of my vertebrae were broken and suggested I have an operation as soon as possible.

I rested at home for about a year. I had to lie in bed or walk very slowly for only short periods of time. I couldn’t run, jump, or even carry my child. The doctors said that I could not do any vigorous exercise and warned me to be very careful. They said that if my condition relapsed, it would be devastating. I agreed.

I started cultivating Falun Dafa in 2021. Before I obtained a copy of Zhuan Falun, I was still contemplating whether I should stay in the United States or return to China. I started to read Zhuan Falun with other practitioners at a Fa study. I became more alert after studying the Fa and wanted to continue reading the book. My celestial eye opened that night. I saw a lot of Falun spinning in front of me. I had never seen anything like that before and I was very excited.

I began to learn Falun Dafa’s five exercises the next day. The learning process came to me quite naturally, and it almost seemed like I’d practiced it before.

I saw positive changes in my body about four or five months later. My back used to hurt when I stood for a long time, so I had to sit down to rest. I can now carry my child and move big water buckets and other items. I started to work 11-hour shifts. Other than sitting down for my lunch breaks, I stand up most of the time at work and do strenuous work. This was something unimaginable for me in the past.

My child has witnessed the miracles of Dafa through what happened to me and has begun cultivating Falun Dafa.