I had already been around the stalls twice at the Health and Healing Festival, but something compelled me to go around a third time: I was convinced I had missed something important and that it would reveal itself to me the third time I went around.
Tempted as I was to see if I actually had an aura or to have the magical tarot cards tell me if I was going to be rich and famous (and if so how long did I have to wait…) my instinct was not truly drawn to these prophetic stalls. In fact, the only stall I stopped at was a very unassuming one that I really was not interested in. It just had a simple display of Aloe Vera products. Without even realising it, I had stopped at perhaps the only stall at the whole fair that was not affiliated with the words “spiritual” or “celestial” in any way. Perhaps that is why it stood out from the crowd. It was down-to-earth.
I had already used Aloe in the past either as a refreshing drink or a soothing gel, so I was not expecting anything new to jump out at me. But this range was extraordinary, they offered aloe vera as a drink gel, food supplement sachets and pills, shaving foam, lip balm, protective hair spray, eye cream, cleanser, beauty skincare products, and last but not least, veterinary preparations to help heal our furry friends. And the list goes on.
The lady running this hidden gem of a stall was Fiona Walmsley. She was friendly, open and instantly likeable. She had a familiarity about her I could not quite place. We chatted, exchanged details and promised to meet up. Still unsure as to whether that was the fateful stall I was meant to have discovered on my third and final sweep of the fair I left feeling satisfied and content.
A couple of weeks later I met with Fiona, she gave me some Aloe Vera products to sample and some literature on both the plant and the company she represents. Because you are unlikely to meet her or find the Forever Aloe Vera products on the high street, I shall introduce you to the power of the Medicine Plant and all that it can do for you and your loved ones (including pets) in a sequence of posts.
Although she did not proclaim any wizardy or magic, the journey she set me upon was full of the incredible and wondrous magic found only in dreams and wished for repeatedly in our prayers. Third time lucky indeed!
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- Being healthier
- Skin health
- Boosting your immune system
- Aiding your digestion
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