(Minghui.org) I am a retired teacher and am 82 this year. I used to have all sorts of health problems, such as stomach issues, constipation, and urticaria (a resistance skin disease) that caused generalized hives, itching, and pain. I had to take medicine and get injections to control the symptoms.

After I began practicing Falun Dafa in 1997, all my symptoms disappeared in two weeks. I was healthy and full of energy after that.

But in 2018, I suddenly started to pass out without warning.

The first time it happened was in October 2018 when I was in a barbershop getting a shave. When I passed out, the barber called the ambulance to take me to the hospital.

I came to and felt a bit dizzy and asked the doctor what had happened. He told me that I had been unconscious for half an hour and that he had given me an injection to wake me up.

I went back to the barbershop, and the barber said that I scared him to death. He had kept an eye on my electric bike and my groceries while I was in the hospital. I thanked him and rode home. I did not tell my family about the incident, as I did not want them to worry about me.

I had another fainting spell in March 2019 while studying the Fa with several practitioners. Everyone sent forth righteous thoughts for me, and I came to half an hour later, again feeling a bit dizzy.

The episodes started to happen more frequently, sometimes at home. I fainted more than 10 times over about three years. My wife was worried and didn’t let me go out alone or ride my bike.

When my two sons learned what was going on, they were upset that I did not tell them. They had me get a thorough workup in the hospital in April 2020 and we were told that I had brain atrophy, which was triggering seizures.

I shared my situation with fellow practitioners and looked within. Over the years, I had not been attentive while studying the Fa teachings. I hardly ever went out to tell people about the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Dafa. I did not pay close attention to sending forth righteous thoughts, either. I also used my age as an excuse for slacking off in my cultivation. The old forces took advantage of my loopholes to persecute me.

Once I realized all this, I did things to rectify myself and resist the persecution.

I closed my consignment store that had been open for the last 30 years, so that I could spend more time studying the Fa. I increased the amount of time I did the exercises and began doing the one-hour Falun Standing Stance. I also bought a printer to produce informational materials to distribute.

I eliminated the notion that I was getting old. I stopped finding excuses for my slacking off. I refused to let the old forces seize upon my loopholes to persecute me.

Since I rectified myself, I have had no more seizures since 2021. I realized that any kind of sickness state was not normal. Master told us: “True cultivators have no illnesses...” (“Explaining the Fa for Falun Dafa Assistants in Changchun,” Explaining the Content of Falun Dafa) When I began to cultivate diligently again, my “seizures” stopped.

I am deeply grateful for Master’s compassionate salvation, protection, and guidance. The only thing I can do to repay Master is to do the three things well, diligently cultivate myself, and fulfill my historic mission.