Thanks for your post Anna - I tried the cayene pepper and honey - rubbed it in - it felt quite soothing (ended up eating 3 tea spoons of the stuff!). School was good - managed to get through the week but yesterday (Saturday - woke up huge sinus headache and languished the day away - much tea tree oil etc. was used.
Today - woke up feeling really good. Went to the markets and bought fresh limes. Came home and cleaned the house for two hours. You should have seen what came out of my inner forearms after 2 hours of mopping!!!! My arms looked like they were growing fur! (I am not at all hairy)!! I massaged them towards my palms and then came the 'grits' -- ohhh well.... better out than in. It still amazes me that this stuff can be inside your skin and you can't see it until it emerges.
I couldn't get to the shops to get the clay (will do that on Monday afternoon). Yes we do grow aloe vera - a friend of mine has it going at their place. You said you eat the inner gel? I'll give that a go too!
I'm going to go down to the sea this afternoon and have a swim... I'm always amazed at the amout of 'fur' that comes out after a swim. The two cyclones pettered out and we have had the most beautiful blue skies... thank goodness.. it was hard work keeping the kids indoors all week while it rained... they were ready to bounce off the walls if they didn't get outside. Run free my little ones......!!!!! Thank goodness the sun is out and they can have recess! (and we can 'defrag'!)
I like your idea of healing rocks (that I can relate to)...whenever I've needed 'comfort' I've instinctly gone out and collected a rock and brought it home. It's an abstract connection between the thought that 'God spoke the word and the heavens leapt into being' .... it's a 'concrete' connection to something very ancient. Like you I believe prayer and visualising is very healthy and I believe it sets up a kind of 'circuitry' that mutually benefits. I keep you in my prayers Anna and thank you for yours and your helpful recommendations.
I've printed out your post Anna (It's like a shopping list!). I've put most of the things away and am livining the life of a minimalist (but it's good to have the stuff on hand when times are bad).
Wishing you a wonderful healing and sun shiny days.....