PureInsight | February 6, 2006
[PureInsight.org] There have been a number of things challenging me that I have been trying to understand, find or recognize the related attachments to and release them, and trying to find ways to cultivate that would improve my level so that I am more effective in clarifying the truth to more people.
"Those who do well will change the environments around them, and those who do poorly will make the environments around them change according to their states of mind." (From "Teaching the Fa at the Washington, D.C. Fa Conference")
When I finished explaining to a fellow practitioner some of the issues in my life that hadn't been resolved yet because I couldn't seem to find the attachments, she smiled and handed me the lecture she was reading, kindly pointing out the above sentence. It has remained on my mind these past few months and provided a different angle for me to find my notions and attachments, instead of feeling like I'm being batted around like a ball in a pinball machine, just trying to be polite in all circumstances. It said to me that I needed to hold only Dafa thoughts and not hold any images that could be from the old forces arrangements. I began by telling myself that I am perfectly assimilated to the highest characteristic of the universe, Zhen-Shan-Ren and envisioning all families studying the Fa together on a beautiful and pristine Earth. I had to remind myself of this a lot at first and it is like starting over, although from a better place, if I'm not diligent and allow other "things" to creep into my environment. The result of doing this is that it seems to lift me out of what I am immersed in enough to see what is going on more clearly. I began to find attachments which I can now work on releasing. I also saw my environment in a different light and have made many changes. Each time I recognize the changes that need to be made in my environment, it has been easy to quickly take care of many of them, as whatever prevented me from taking action before apparently dissolves as I change my thinking. Some things seemed to be wanting out very quickly as if the environment is no longer hospitable to them. I am surprised each time how much better my environment feels.
"Divine beings are present everywhere, and beings are present everywhere, and there are so many of them they're impossible to count. You know, with the air, there are so many particles that make up air. Everything we see when we open our eyes is composed of microcosmic particles and even more microcosmic particles that form particles of the next larger layer. There are beings in every layer of particles, and there are even gigantic groups of beings in every layer of particles. Some manifest in different dimensions. Presently they can't be seen using scientific methods, but they do exist. That's how numerous they are—if you pick up a speck of dust, there are countless beings on it. And I'm not referring to bacteria here. If you magnify a particle so that it's as large as the Earth, take a look at it and you'll see how many beings are on it. And that tiny speck of dust isn't the most microcosmic particle. There are more microcosmic particles, even more microcosmic particles, and ones that are almost infinitely microcosmic. This is about the microcosmic things. Then what about larger particles? In the macrocosm, how many beings are there in gigantic cosmic bodies that are larger than molecules, even larger, and larger still? How many beings must there be altogether?! The cosmos is a richly diverse and incredibly large cosmic body. Everything is alive and everything is a being. There are so many beings that they're everywhere. Whether beings are good or not has nothing to do with their number. The lengths of all beings' lives were determined by the nature of the past cosmos; in the past, the law of formation-stasis-degeneration-destruction caused that. In the future the Fa will be all-harmonizing and perfect." (From "Teaching the Fa at the 2004 Western U.S. Fa Conference")
As I continued to work on my thoughts and environment, there were still challenges appearing that did not belong in a Dafa environment. I realized that while I often read Zhuan Falun and Master Li's other lectures out loud, and memorize out loud, I hadn't actually clarified the truth to the particles in my environment, especially my home. My home is small so I didn't have to repeat myself too many times, but if a door was closed, I opened it and clarified the truth there as well. Since they have been listening to Zhuan Falun in some way, I didn't hesitate to include that if they had signed any kind of contract with the old forces in any way, it did not have to be honored, as we do not acknowledge the old forces. I also gave them the formulas for Righteous Thoughts, the global schedule plus the fact that we often try to do them on every hour. Then I invited them to join me in doing Righteous Thoughts. All during the time that I went through this process, I did it with the knowing that there were countless beings listening, even in this small area. When I sat down to do Righteous Thoughts, I sensed that all the particles were joining me. Within a couple of minutes I was filled with immense peace and calm, feeling like I was among millions at all kinds of different levels, all doing Righteous Thoughts, right there in my small home. The Righteous Thoughts felt very powerful.
Since thoughts have substance, it has been easy to use this process nonverbally in any environment and likely is just as powerful to use from a distance. In my home, appliances that were interfered with, now work properly. Even the relatively new batteries in a flashlight that dimmed quite early, shine brightly whenever I remind them to vibrate in harmony with Zhen-Shan-Ren.
It seems quite reasonable to translate this to the city, country, global and cosmic environments. If we, as the body of Falun Dafa disciples, focus on assimilating ourselves to Zhen-Shan-Ren and begin activating all the particles, microcosmic to macrocosmic, there will be little room for anything that is not of Dafa and all the while, the levels will rise for everything.