Hi. My Dad told me about this when I was young and as most young people I half listened and thought, “oh lordy, more of the old folks tales”. Then the 60’s & 70’s movement hit and low and behold my generation was tapping into the importance of sustainability and the importance of nature, love and peace. Its origins may be traced to European social movements in the 19th and early 20th century such as Bohemians, and the influence of Eastern religion and spirituality. From around 1967, its fundamental ethos — including harmony with nature, communal living, & artistic experimentation particularly in music. Sound familiar. Yep, history continues to repeat itself. That is good thing as long as we repeat the things that bear Good fruit, Love, Peace for ALL who are willing to receive it. I do appreciate todays young crowd as I see many learned from their parents that going overboard in the “love and drugs” was not a good choice and ultimately destroyed the spirit of the whole movement. Yep, as with any extreme behavior the end result does not bear good fruit.
Now back to the point: “Earthing is a fast-growing movement based upon the discovery that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy is essential for vibrant health. Connecting to the Earth is easy and can be done outdoors by walking barefoot on the Earth’s natural surfaces.” At first it reads like this is some new found information, a new movement. As the video’s below will reveal this is far from a new movement. We know more of the benefits now and now there are new inventions for the busy and city bound folks. Yes, you can purchase products to still get the full benefits of oneness with the Earth. Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way saying the new packaging or the inventive products are a bad thing. I am in fact thrilled to see the younger generation embracing the God’s origina design of a lifestyle of sustainability, natural healing, and just in general a healthier journey of life. And walking barefoot and wiggling your toes in the grass or in the sand feels fabulous, in my opinion. I live in a very cold climate, so in the winter there will be no walking outdoors barefoot for me. So, I’m going to check out the Plush pad half sheet this next winter. https://grounded.com/ But, right now We are coming into Spring & I can’t wait to get in out there in the backyard and create my garden, barefoot of course.
Check out this full documentary on You tube: “The Earthing Movie: The Remarkable Science of Grounding. ” Or only have a few minutes check out: “Down to Earth”
Oh and Happy Mother’s Day! all you Mom’s….I hope you are being spoiled and having a Restful day outdoors enjoying Nature and all it has to offer. smile