When I was a little girl it was my greatest pleasure to take off my shoes and socks and run through the grass, mud, and ground. My Grandmother was forever telling me my feet were going to end up so wide that no one would find shoes to fit me! If that was meant to be a deterrent, it certainly did not work!
Zoom forward several decades and almost daily, regardless of the weather (rain, snow, sun, hot, cold) one of the first things I do in the morning no matter where I am is to run outside, getting rid of my shoes and socks and do earthing on the grass and ground. It is one of my spiritual disciplines that feeds my soul.
When I first started barefootin’ and earthing I had no idea it went way back to indigenous roots, and I had no idea that science would study the effects of what I loved as a child to present evidence of how beneficial it actually is on our mind, body, and spirit!
It has been reported that as direct contact with our earth gradually faded out from the time our ancestors walked barefoot or in moccasins/sandals Feeling the earth , we began experiencing electromagnetic instability.
The Journals of Inflammation Research and Environmental-Public Health report free radicals are generated through inflammation, infections,stress, and our now toxic environments. These force our immune systems to respond . If we have an active immune system, more free radicals are produced. Add in the fact industries and all things technological have cast us into a vortex of electromagnetic fields, leading to the disruption of the cellular electrical balance! An oversupply of free radicals, unstable charges in electromagnetic fields, inflammation, and our immune systems activate to rescue us from this chaos are directly responsible for chronic conditions such as autoimmune diseases, chronic pain syndromes, cancers, and cardiovascular diseases!
Earthing is a free, easy way to fight these forces. We absorb negative electrons from our beloved earth when earthing which , according to Nobel Prize physicist, Richard Feynman, equalizes the electronic potential between our body and our earth, creating a body as an extension of the magnetic field around us; thus, pushing and pulling the magnetic field away from us!
Earthing improves sleep, reduces stress, improves immunity and inflammation according to multiple studies. You may be interested to know leather, cotton, metal, and non-stained concrete are excellent conductors but pavement, wood, plastic, rubber, and synthetic materials every step block the the healing negative charges from Earth. You can do earthing in socks or in moccasin like footwear.
In addition earthing brings us back to the present now moment ! Just 20-30 minutes a day of barefootin’ starts the process of healing. Get out of those shoes and socks, get thyself to the grass, the dirt, the forest floor, the sand, or the wet ground and do what many of us as children knew intuitively works! Maybe my theory that the wisdom of the ancestors flows through our DNA is not so crazy after all! See you later..I am off to do some barefootin’.