Did you guess shoes? We've always heard that your shoes are the foundation for your body. What starts at the bottom supports everything else all the way up, but now there's a new reason to pay attention to the shoes you choose.
I learned there is one very significant impedence to my health journey, something that has been intriguing me and is really so simple...and ultimately very ideal....Earthing.
You may have been hearing the buzz around town about earthing and I think it's worth a listen. They even have Earthing Shoes to help you take your first "steps".
When I started my own healing journey, I was filled with toxins, many medical due to my complex pregnancy and the after effects of an emergency c-section, something I had not planned on. There was also much having to do with my house. It may have sounded crazy, but I just had a feeling I was still not recovering and my house had something to do with it. Bulbs would blow left and right, we literally could take stock in lightbulbs we bought them so often. We would turn light switches on and seconds later the light would finally turn on. Half our house had updated grounded outlets, the other did not. All throughout the house the wiring was insufficient and we really needed a 220 box rather than a 110. Electricians affirmed this, however, they did not believe that that could be causing a negative, unhealthy energy field and could be causing the reason I was having low vitality and difficult time healing. After contacting a building engineer friend, we also found out that we have old copper pipes. (well, we knew that part, we just didn't realize the affect it could have outside of the whole heavy metal debacle). We learned that the pipes underground could become charged not only with electrical current but energy and radiation currents of all kinds. It was like our house was literally a beacon for stray voltage.
A friend of mine tested me on her SCIO and got some similar and some different results from my Biomeridian machine. All of it was useful information. The SCIO registers the body as "normal" under 50 for the measurement of stray voltage, energy charges, cell, wifi, etc. My number was 276!! Since charges are discharged in nature through the magnetics of the earth and the rays of the sun and the ionization of rain, I knew there must be somewhere I was getting all of this energetic radiation...and it was keeping me ill.
Here is what the Earthing Institute has to say: "Throughout time, we humans have sat, stood, strolled, and slept on the ground – the skin of our bodies touching the skin of the Earth.
And throughout time, such ordinary contact served as a conduit for transferring the Earth’s natural, gentle negative charge underfoot into the body. You see, we are bioelectrical beings living on an electrical planet.
Modern lifestyle has disconnected us from this primordial charge.
Earthing is the landmark discovery that the disconnect may make us more vulnerable to stress and illness. Contact with the Earth appears to uphold the electrical stability of our bodies and serve as a foundation for vitality and health. In an age of rampant chronic inflammation and disease, “grounding” ourselves by reconnecting with the Earth beneath our very feet provides a way back to better health."
That completely makes sense to me considering all this time I'd been ill I couldn't go outside by myself...no sun, no rain, no earth. I fully believe the body needs this connection..our bodies and earth are one and the same.
We already know without the sun, everything would die. It would only make sense that what we get out of nature is healing.
I went on to research and read some obvious wisdom that we have seemed to overlook all these years and deserves our attention now: From Earthing.com:
"Just as the sun gives us warmth and vitamin D, the Earth underfoot gives us food and water, a surface to walk, sit, stand, play, and build on, and something you never, ever thought about—an eternal, natural, and gentle energy. Think of it perhaps as vitamin G—G for ground. What does that mean to you? Maybe the difference between feeling good and not so good, of having little or a lot of energy, or sleeping well or not so well. You can’t see the Earth’s energy but some people can feel it as a warm, tingling, and pleasant sensation when they are out walking barefoot along the water’s edge at the beach or on a stretch of dew-moistened grass."
Companies over time have recognized that we simply are not for the most part those outdoor nature beings. We spend the majority of our time in doors on asphalt or concrete, with flourescent lights, surrounded by wifi and cell frequencies, and often times no windows. Even when we do get outside it's in "campers" that are so indoorsy that we may as well buy these as homes and live in them permanently as they are simply an extension of our cozy luxury earth-defying homes. If "ashes to ashes and dust to dust" is our inheritance and legacy, we've totally disconnected from who we are and what keeps us healthy.
Considering we are mostly made up of water, we become the greatest conductors and transmitters! Whatever is in us, we will then radiate out. Hmmm, I wonder if our healing practices will get even better, or if people will feel better in our presence if we practice Earthing.
Now to those of you that live in fair weather and tropical states this may sound absurd, however if you are like me and live in a state where it's winter nine months out of the year, it may not sound so crazy. (Okay, that may be exaggerated a bit, but come on , we had SNOW in JUNE!)
So I looked into a few of these companies and while I have not tried them, I have to say, have we really come to this? That we have to plug in and literally get grounded? But maybe that is just the case considering we HAVE created an environment where this is becoming a necessity with every technological "advance" towards ego world, power, and greed that we make and every step away from that which makes us human, our natural biology and innate needs.
And I have to say, it can make a big difference, from sleeping better to faster healing to a calmer presence. I'm definitely a fan of Earthing shoes. While I love walking barefoot and feeling the earth beneath my feet, especially in winter in MN that just isn't real likely. Earthing shoes are not made of the rubbers and synthetics that a good majority of our footwear contain, and they also contain copper "conductors" in the soles so that you can receive the Earth's energy more readily, even in a building. Awesome! You can wear these shoes in my house anyday! No need to take them off at the door, I'll let ya! Check out The Earthing Store to find many styles on these interesting shoes.
You can also find sheets and bedding at that website. There is one more site I found interesting with a starter kit to literally "plug in" to this new fad wave. Go to www.earthing.com to find more products you can use, especially if you live in a cold winter state like me.
I would love to hear your comments if you've also used these products, or products like these. I"m curious what people's experiences have been. Here's what others have been saying:
"My doctor let me borrow her universal mat to support my therapy. I have slept on it or put my feet on it as much as possible for the past week. I feel much less hip and joint pain than I was experiencing before using the mat. I also feel stronger and more energetic. I am a breast cancer patient and can’t wait to get my own sheet for my bed." - See more at: http://www.theearthingstore.com/pages/earthing-testimonials#sthash.ghJ1yIbq.dpuf
"I have been using the earthing half sheet and the pad for only one week and have noticed dramatic changes in how I feel! I sleep better and wake up refreshed and full of energy and vitality. My fibromyalgia and arthritis pain has noticeably lessoned as well as anxiety due to stress. My only question is, "why didn't I know about earthing sooner?" - See more at: http://www.theearthingstore.com/pages/earthing-testimonials#sthash.ghJ1yIbq.dpuf