Friday, July 08, 2005

What a Relief!

Today, the Australian Government has issued a permanent protection visa to the defected diplomat, Mr. Chen Yonglin and his family. It has been more than a month since his first appearance on June 4th, at a memorial rally of the Tiananman Square Massacre.

It took tremendous courage for Mr. Chen to stand up to the Chinese Communist government, revealing its evil ways, in persecuting dissidents and Falun Gong practitioners outside China.

This outcome demonstrates the power of the people around the world who cried out for his rescue.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

I suffered lower back problems

Long before beginning Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) cultivation practice....I suffered lower back problems....ranging from mild to severe. I resorted to chiropractic treatment for relief....but the problem would always return. In the early days of my Dafa cultivation....I was very much in doubt as to the power of the practice to thoroughly heal my long-existing back problem. After two years of doubt and inconsistant practice and worry....my back suddenly went out worse than it ever had. I was unable to stand up straight for several days.....and was in extreme pain. However....an article I had recently read about a practicioner with similar problems....really stuck with me. The article said this individual was healed by the righteous thoughts and faith of other practicioners....but not until that individual was willing to let go of the problem himself. Inspired by this person's experience.....I attempted to eliminate my doubts and worries by sending forth righteous thoughts....and by doing the Dafa exercises. My first attempts were thwarted by the inability to sit or stand up straight.....as well as by my lack of faith. After several attempts....I had some limited success....but it was enough to give me hope. I tried again and again....keeping in mind what I had read in the article. Gradually, I was able to allow myself to let go of the problem.....truly believing it would go away....and it did. Although I have since had some minor stiffness and discomfort in my lower back.....I have been completely free of severe pain for more than two weeks.....and I am able to do everything I would normally do with no interference whatsoever! I am very thankful for the righteous teachings of Falun Dafa.....and for the fact that no medical assistance was necessary for my recovery. I can honestly say....that through righteous faith and diligence in the practice of Falun Dafa.....even after such a severe episode....that my back is now better than it ever was before.

posted for Gary B.