run-grassGrounding ourselves is highly important in life. Sometimes it is just what we need to put us in the “now”. Aside from putting us in the present moment, grounding also has many other benefits it can offer.

Are you aware of what grounding is? If not, this brief explanation should provide you with some insight.

Grounding is the act of connecting yourself with the Earth’s energies. The natural energies that run through the Earth can be used for many different things from healing to chakra balancing and everything in-between.

Grounding is something that was quite common in history, especially in certain indigenous tribes. They thought that it was highly essential in order for man and Earth to be able to co-exist in harmony.

However, over time it seems as if grounding has become less important in people’s lives, or so they think. Perhaps this is the reason why the world is becoming such a chaotic place.

It is understandable that some people may feel that they are simply too busy to spend time connecting to the Earth. However, grounding is not a difficult process. In fact, there is one technique in particular that I find very effective and extremely easy to do.

All you need to do is walk barefoot! Of course this is not something you should do while at work because it would likely be frowned upon. However, walking around in your back yard or taking a barefoot stroll through the local park during your free time might be something you want to consider.

Shoes are nice, don’t get me wrong. However, shoes create a boundary between us and Mother Earth. This boundary blocks the natural energies that I went over earlier. As well, the boundaries that shoes create also distance us from Earth and cause us to become disconnected.

Many people are aware of this. In fact, there are a lot of people who are beginning to live their lives from day to day barefoot. Many of them will explain that being barefoot causes them to have to focus more on their steps and pay more attention to the ground which in turn strengthens their connection to Earth through its soil. On top of that, dirt and soil getting in-between your toes will give you a rooted feeling which will also cause you to become more grounded.

There are also certain health benefits that come with ditching shoes. The following are a few examples:

• Low Heart Viscosity
Low heart viscosity is important because it allows our blood to move freely without becoming clumped. As well, lowering heart viscosity is an important factor when it comes to avoiding heart disease.

• Improved Glucose Regulation
Proper glucose regulation is highly important if you want to avoid diabetes and even more important if you already have diabetes. The simple act of going barefoot can help you regulate your glucose levels!

• Pain Relief
When it comes to pain relief, the Earth is probably about as natural as remedies get. Studies show that people who walked barefoot received natural pain relief from the Earth. It is believed that this is caused by the electrons or “natural charge” that the Earth holds.

There are many other health benefits that you can receive from going barefoot and connecting to the Earth’s natural energies, the previous examples were just the tip of the iceberg!

It is truly a blessing when you think about it. Something as simple as being barefoot can provide us with healing powers on both a physical and spiritual level.

Combining a simple visualization exercise with being barefoot is something you may want to consider. Picture your toes as roots and then picture those roots becoming deeper and deeper. Make sure to wiggle your toes around in the soil and really allow yourself to feel the Earth. Believe it or not, this simple exercise is very effective when it comes to grounding people.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to ground ourselves to the Earth. There is a reason why it was so important amongst those in history. However, somewhere along the way, the practice became lost.

I assure you, it will only take one time and then you will be hooked. I know for some people the whole idea may seem a little uncomfortable. However, we were not born in this world with shoes on so we obviously do not need them, right?

I’m not suggesting that you get rid of your shoes entirely, unless that is something you would like to do. Instead I am simply suggesting that the next time you are at the park or the next time you are lounging around your yard at home, kick off your shoes and allow the Earth’s power to run through you!

I’m sure you’re interested by now so my question is, what’s stopping you?

Learn other important information about connecting with the Earth here.