I recently read a question, does it matter if you have socks and shoes on to ground yourself? I think this is a great question. It goes along with the rules to sit up straight in lotus position to meditate. Is it really necessary?
I believe that the metaphysical things we can do to help us, whether it is mediation, grounding, chakra clearing, etc. does not really need any “extra” things/protocol/rules.
Sometimes I say, “Geesh, it doesn’t have to be so hard.”
I really feel our INTENT is the most important factor. If you believe that you can ground yourself by standing in your living room (while it is snowing outside, for example… too cold or what if you lived in a large city… no grass, just concrete), then why not?
I think of of the tenet: <<Thoughts become things.>>
Your intent is the key. The mind is soooo strong.
If you close your eyes and visualize the beach all around you as you ground yourself or meditate. It can really feel as though you are at the beach. So then, what is the difference?
Furthermore, everything in our entire universe, including us, is made from energy. We are all one. So, when we stand/sit/whatever in our socks and shoes, we are ultimately connecting with the universe. If the intent is there and the belief is there, so it will … be.
What is your intent today?
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About Karen Kubicko
I found my joy in studying and participating in past life regressions. Ask me any question on past life regression and I will blog the answer.
By re-experiencing my own personal past lives, I’ve learned a great deal about myself on multiple levels.
I have remembered nearly forty past lives. Through total immersion into each memory, I have released a variety of unfounded fears, explained relationships, alleviated health issues, reawakened psychic talents and explained my fondness of certain time periods and geographic locations.
When you personally remember a past life, you can heal yourself of health issues and phobias. Do you have any unfounded fears or phobias in your life? Do you have a nagging health issue? Are these issues unfounded in your current lifetime?
Think about it.
In my book, Life Is Just Another Class – One Soul’s Journey Through Past Life Regression, I share some of these lifetimes with you, in hopes that I will inspire and excite you to take your own spiritual journey. It is available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.
We experience several lives here on Earth to learn and to grow.
I invite you to embrace this classroom we call Earth and get to know why you are truly here in this lifetime.
To make my wife and son happy 🙂
I completely agree Karen, it is intent. Although really good to have our bare feet in the sand, on the grass in the earth, not a prerequisite to grounding. Just my 2 cents. 🙂
Daydreaming is a natural form of meditation and very healthy for the soul. Children do this naturally but unfortunately tend to ‘correct’ this habit once they reach adulthood. My intent: to visit more inspirational blogs like yours!
Thanks Bev! You’re so sweet!
I was just reading about the neuroscience behind visualization! Essentially, if we can imagine something vividly enough, then the same sensors in the brain fire as if we actually had the experience.
I adore when science and spirituality converge 🙂
Me too! Science being in sync with holistic teachings seem to be happening more and more. Like Newtons law – equal and opposite action and the Golden rule – Do unto other as they would do unto you. Very cool! Thank you for visiting!
Literal grounding works best. I live in Canada, so I know how hard it can be sometimes, but look at the benefits. Check out this article by Dr. Mercola, and be one with the earth! 🙂
Modern rubber and plastic-soled shoes act as electrical insulators and therefore block the beneficial flow of electrons from the earth to your body.
Studies have shown that earthing or grounding improves blood viscosity, heart rate variability, inflammation, cortisol dynamics, sleep, autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance, and reduces effects of stress.
Earthing decreases the effect of these potentially disruptive electromagnetic fields.
A Body Voltage Meter can determine how much electricity is induced when lying in bed or sitting in a chair, and how much the electric charge is reduced by grounding.
Article: Why does walking barefoot on earth make you feel better
Thank you for the great article reference RedChef!!! And I especially love the scientific background. I agree it is better to feel the earth on your bare feet, but I just looked outside… we have 8 inches of cold, cold snow with more falling from the sky…
I know I will be barefoot outside once spring is here!
You’re welcome, Karen!
I just thought of this after I posted: Mercola reminds us that leather-soled shoes still conduct in a healthy way (as opposed to rubber or plastic), so if we were to go outside in, say, moccasins, for a couple of minutes at a time, it would still work. My husband has a pair; I’ll borrow them and try it. 🙂 And if I can find a body electrical conduction tester, I’ll use science to see how well it works! I’ve got so much built-up electricity inside me that I can’t even pet the cat anymore, and can’t stand to be near synthetic materials — the discharge of static electricity is too painful for me and anybody I touch!