As a little girl of about 9, I spent the summer in Jamaica with family friends.
Not only did I come home with a Jamaican accent (that my sister’s still taunt me about to this day) I also came home with a big gash on my foot from running around with no shoes on.
Each member of the family I stayed with, went barefoot often. As a child, I felt like I was running around naked, it was so freeing!
To this day, when I go to the beach, I MUST take off my shoes (and stick my toes in the water.) Even now, at home, my daily practice is done barefoot in my backyard.
If you know anything about me, everything I create (whether it is the Lumin8 Healing Oracle, Sacred Journey Intuitive Mastery Program, or the Enlightened Business Bootcamp) – everything starts off with analyzing your chakric gifts.
Most of us “woo” folks know that “grounding” releases energetic toxins from our energy field, and that the first and tenth chakras helps us “ground”. Connecting to the earth is especially needed to connect us with life-force energy, which travels up through each chakra.
These days with cell phone towers, cell phones and all the electrical gadgets that we surround ourselves with, it is important to keep your energy field in- tact.
Outside of the “woo-woo” benefits of grounding, the “woo- real” science is impressive.
Mother Earth is rich with electrons that neutralize “negative energy” and helps bring us back into balance. This boosts energy, balances our mood, and clarifies our thinking.
When our bare feet touch the earth, it boosts antioxidants in our body, improves sleep, and reduces inflammation.
Another fun fact: Grounding is also good for your heart.
According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine, walking barefoot promotes healthy blood flow, and reduces blood viscosity, (which is a contributing factor in heart disease).
Another surprise finding?
Grounding helps regulate both the endocrine and nervous systems – which brings me right back to chakras, because they run along the spine and brain (and other areas) directly contributing to the central nervous system and endocrine system.
Have you taken my chakra test yet?