Earthing or Just Living?
Earthing? What next? Getting two bare feet on the ground. I’ve secretly always relished in the invigorating feeling of starting my day by walking outside with my bare feet on the dew kissed grass to hang washing out; fresh morning air on my cheeks and the glistening sunrise peeping behind the trees. It’s not something I have consciously brought up in conversations about myself as it sounds kinda crazy! But it seems the modern day phenomena of “Earthing” explains why this feels so great. Pinky explains why below.
Industrialised food. Industrialised living. Germs kill us. Concrete. Shoes. Cars. Transport. Dress codes. School Rules. Work place Health & Safety.
All of these things get in the way of contacting our bare feet with the Earth. How warped has our world become that we have to actually ‘create’ a concept called “Earthing.” Isn’t it just living? Walking barefoot on the grass, or through the garden should be an everyday thing like going to the toilet. You don’t think about it. You just do it.
People and celebrities are raving about the new modern concept of “Earthing”. It simply means putting your bare feet on the ground unseparated by shoes, concrete paths or any other matter for at least 10 minutes a day, gaining gentle electric energy from the Earth. Research is now revealing that, “this energy creates a distinct and uplifting shift in the physiology. It promotes health, vitality, and better sleep; harmonizes and stabilizes the body’s basic biological rhythms; knocks down (and even knocks out) chronic inflammation; and reduces and eliminates pain.” Ober,C author of Earthing. Read more here. or watch this video.
I talked to Farmer today after spending a glorious morning at the beach drying out, soaking up the warm sunshine and getting my feet in the sand…. When I told her about the idea for a Pinkfarm post about ‘Earthing’ she paused and said, “What? That’s ridiculous.” After we hashed out this ‘concept’ she realized that being barefoot during the winter in Sydney might not always be possible. Living in a concrete jungle means you have to make a conscious effort to come into contact with the Earth. We aren’t all fortunate to live on a farm, where walking outside into the garden is ‘just living.’
After our chat about “Earthing,” we realised our world has changed and for most of us, we don’t live this natural existence, in harmony with the Earth. “Earthing” simply gives us an explanation to what many people do and want to do instinctively- take off our shoes at the beach, walk on the soft grass, garden without gloves.