My lovely ex-neighbour invited us to have a brunch at Hahndorf, a beautiful German town next to Adelaide, on 27th December. They sold the house in November. They are great friends and always helped us. We were sad when they moved out. But we still keep in touch and haven’t let the distance make us distant.
It was a beautiful sunny summer day. We decided to have our meal in the backyard garden of this cute Cafe called Herbees Garden. We all felt a bit chilled with the wind when sitting in the shade. After changing a couple of tables, we finally found the perfect spot – a table in the sun. It was just nice, blue sky, cute gardens, sunshine, and a bit of wind to blow way the heat from the sun. We have not had any hot days in Adelaide when the summer began. Everybody is yearning for the sunshine and the warmness. We ate, drank, chatted, strolled along the street, checked in all the cute stores until 4pm in the afternoon. If it was not because I needed to leave to prepare for friends coming over for dinner, we would stay longer.
After dinner, friends and I had tea when I found the burning sense on my both arms, from the wrist to the elbow. The redness came out. It was hurt. I didn’t apply any sunscreen in the day and didn’t realise it would be sun burnt just for a brunch! I applied aloe vera gel and went to sleep after the friends left as I was exhausted after nearly one day out, the tension of getting dinner ready within two hours before friends came, and the excitement of catching up with them. (Thanks to my daughter for washing all the dishes!)
In the next morning, I got up and felt the burning of both arms. So I applied some aloe vera gel again and started morning meditation. After meditation, I was writing journals when I found the redness of both arms were gone. I was amazed. The first thought was “wow! This aloe vera gel is really working!” However, a voice inside asked “is it because of the meditation?” I didn’t know which one or both worked. However, the redness and the sense of burning were back after a few minutes. Desperate to get rid of the pain, I applied generous amount of aloe vera gel to the two areas. The coolness of the gel made me feel fresh on the sunburnt and less pain. But it did not last longer than 5 minutes. The redness was never left.
Suddenly, I got an idea. Why not to do some experiments to see what made the redness and pain going in the morning. As I had already applied aloe vera, it relieved the pain briefly for about 5minutes, but the redness was never gone, I decided I would do a meditation after lunch, about a couple hours later when the aloe vera gel should have been all absorbed and no effect to the skin any more. From this time on (it was before 11am), I stopped applying the aloe vera.
About 2:25pm in the afternoon (later than planned time), I sat down for meditation. As soon as I closed my eyes and quiet down the mind, I felt the intensive pain at the sunburnt areas on both arms. It was like fire burning under the skin. I accepted it, felt it with love, and affirmed that “I am Healthy. My body is able to heal itself.” I expressed my gratitude to my body, every single cell for working so hard and healing myself. I felt the pain was subsiding and eventually I didn’t notice it any more. While meditation, I squeeze the pelvic floor muscle and felt the energy running from bottom root chakra to the third eye. I felt the tinkling sensation all the time and eventually I forgot all the pain or discomfort. After 10 minutes, I opened my eyes and felt refreshed and energetic. The redness was gone. I was so excided. I showed my arms to my daughter. She couldn’t believe it. She touched my sunburnt areas. I didn’t feel any pain or hurt. It was amazing. We both could not believe it. If I would continuously meditate throughout the day, the sunburnt would be healed!
As we had to visit one of our friends at 3pm, we hurried out. As we were preparing for leaving, we both witnessed the redness was slowly crawled back. But I decided to make another trial after we were back.
After we came back from friend’s house and got ready for another trial, I took a photo of my right arm before meditation. By the time, I had not applied any aloe vera gel since morning. The redness had became faded and a bit darker. I meditated for about 15 minutes, same routine as the early afternoon one. Affirmations with the squeeze. As expected, the redness and the pain were disappeared. I took another photo of the right arm to show the difference.
Isn’t it amazing! The healing power of our own body! As long as we provide the right environment, the body can heal itself in such amazing speed without any drugs!