It’s summer and one of my favorite things to do is to kick off my shoes and walk barefoot most of the season! It just feels so good, doesn’t it?! Why? Because we are connecting to the earth and grounding ourselves. When you aren’t grounded, you feel shaky, more anxious, nervous, confused, not yourself, emotional and you may not even have a strong sense of purpose in life.
Today, we are bombarded by electromagnetic activity and toxins all the time from our modern world and this can make us ungrounded. The Earth holds a negative electrical field and when you come in direct contact with it, you are absorbing the earth’s electrons into your body and resonating with the same energy of the earth, therefore bringing calm, an inner happiness. This can even produce an antioxidant effect on your body among many other wonderful advantages, thereby providing more optimal health.
In ancient times, we were more connected to the earth and walked barefoot upon it much more than we do now. By never feeling the earth beneath your feet and constantly wearing shoes or walking on concrete, we become more and more ungrounded and unconnected to the earth’s energies.
If you live in the city, there is too much concrete and asphalt covering up the earth’s floor and you can be knocked around by life’s uncertainties and feel too sensitive within a city’s chaotic energies. Go find a park and walk barefoot to ground yourself, periodically. If this is impossible to get to, buy a sod of lush green grass, put it in your house and stand barefoot upon it throughout the day and see if your energies calm. If you have children, it is very important to get them out in nature and ground their energies at times and allow them to play and explore the outdoors. They are closer to nature than we are and their tiny bodies need this connection in our ever powered world of technology. You as a parent, will be happier in the long run as your children’s energies will be calmer and more balanced for the entire family.
Come on, it’s summer! Go barefoot and soak up those earth energies in the nice cool green grass!
By Titanya Monique Dahlin