Contributor: Mollie Player
My entire life (well, pretty much, anyway), I’ve had eczema on my skin. It’s a pretty common condition, but no one knows what causes it and all known treatments are temporary for most people (the most effective of these involving steroids). With the medication, the condition is usually pretty tolerable for me, but about three weeks ago, that was no longer the case. For some reason that I still don’t completely understand, the medicine seemed to stop working. My eczema had spread to my neck, face, and new places on my arms and legs. Every night, the urge to scratch (and therefore encourage it to spread it more) would keep me awake–and miserable. So, I decided to say an affirmation:
“My skin is perfectly clear. I have no eczema at all.”
Shortly after saying this affirmation, my husband and I decided to go on a last-minute trip to Mexico. I read somewhere that sea water is good for eczema, so I was looking forward to seeing if the trip would improve things a bit–though my confidence was not very high. Well, what happened surprised me.
Within two weeks, all of my eczema except the spots on my hands was gone.
I don’t know if it was the sea water or the humidity or the sun or what (though I suspect the sea water), but my skin is better than it has been in a really, really long time.
Update: Several years later, my eczema remains at lifetime low levels. I now suspect that it was the Vitamin D from the sun on the trip that healed me that week. I’ve been taking liquid Vitamin D ever since.
Inspiration from the other side.
You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.
More Stuff to Read:
Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.
There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)
These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
Kids, here it is. Have at it.
- Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
- All Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday
I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.
Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.
- My Mostly Ridiculous Self-Improvement Journal
- 150 Life Hacks for Getting Suddenly Awesome
- Suddenly Awesome Miscellany (And, Let’s Be Real: Book Promos)