Apart from badly fitting shoes giving you outward physical problems such as corns and bunions, even well fitting shoes aren’t particularly good for your health, even if they do have ‘environment friendly’ rubber soles.
We may not be able to go back to nature and run around barefoot, but it has been proven that walking barefoot helps us become ’grounded’. The earth is full of negative electrons and the atmosphere full of positive ones. Being positively charged all the time can lead to oxidization and swelling in the body which in turn can cause many negative effects, such as allowing free radical cells to roam free and unrestricted.
Grounding ourselves for a few minutes each day releases all those positively charged electrons and re-balances our natural biological state which, after all, should be perfect. Grounding really means being in skin contact with the earth. A stroll around the lawn barefoot, a quick dip in the sea or even a shower will bring you in contact with the earth, and therefore release all those positive electrons.
One of the reasons all our best ideas come when we are in the shower is because of the creative juices being released as soon as the stress of all those positive electrons starts to leave us.
You can ground yourself in many ways, as long as there is skin contact with the earth -
- pottering in the garden with your plants
- leaning on a metal pole that’s in contact with the ground
- taking a shower (baths don't work the same - if you have a rubber seal to contain the water, you aren't in contact with the earth. You could grab a few seconds by staying in the bath while the water flows out!)
All these actions will bring you in contact with the earth and release those positive electrons.
With all the food and diet news in recent years, we are nearly all aware of the importance of good fresh food, packed with vitamins and minerals. However, scientific research shows that by being in touch with the earth, the minerals that we need are automatically absorbed by our bodies.
When we aren’t grounded, these minerals can easily be expelled leaving behind a deficiency which can lead to various medical conditions. Minerals are needed for strong teeth and bones, healthy nervous and immune systems, as well as just about every important bodily function we can think of.
Luckily the scientists have done all the technical work, and all we really have to do is remember to ground ourselves on a daily basis. The longer you can be in touch with the earth the better. It’s been recognised that 40 or 50 minutes every day of ‘grounding’, will reduce toxins and inflammations. It will improve skin condition and rebalance the acid/alkali content in our bodies.
So throw away those shoes, well for a few minutes each day anyway, and enjoy an upturn in your physical, mental and spiritual health.
I hope the sun's shining in your world today.