The Bare Foot Facts!
My Stockings Wore Out Fast
When I was a little girl I loved being barefoot. My Mom would laugh when I came inside the house: "Linda Marie, you always kick your shoes off first thing when you come in. You wear your stockings out so fast!" So true...before I even shut the door, my boots seemed to fly off my feet and land in the corner. My stockingfeet pattered through every room and hallway. in the Summertime Mom had to take me out looking for my sandals--I kicked them off all the time!
Yes, barefoot was my thing...and it still is.
Now I work in a shop that sells sandals and water shoes. In Hawai'i we call them "slippahs" or slippers. Until I worked here, I never realized how much foot pain and discomfort is running around in the world.
Fortunately it's easy to give our feet a treat, and help them stay healthy. I'll tell you about one of my favorites here, and you can find many more on my list of Treats for Your Feet.
My favorite Feet Treat? Going barefoot on the Earth. Why?
I could just say "because it feels so good. Try it, when you feel it you'll know what I mean!"
...and really, that answer is good enough.
You could just stop here, go out the door, kick your shoes off and start enjoying your
Seven Minutes Barefoot!
But maybe you're a curious-minded of person who likes to find out WHY.
I AM! Sometimes, anyway.
So I did some asking and reading, and here's how I understand it:
You probably remember from your science class in school that the Earth is surrounded by a huge electromagnetic field...and that we are each surrounded by our own electromagnetic field -almost as if we were each little planets of our own! So our personal fields exist within this bigger, greater field that surrounds the Earth.
I remembered that much from school...
(now if I could just remember the multiplication tables that well)...
...but here's what I didn't know...
The Earth's field has a resonance, an electrical frequency, that is the SAME FREQUENCY as our brain, when our brain is healthy!
Now, we get exposed to and affected by many different and persistant electrical fields in our modern world. They don't emit the same resonance that our brains work on. Those persistant fields can make us jittery, restless, tired. Difficult to focus and concentrate.
When I consulted the Wellness Center's Medition Teachers, they called it "computer energy." At first I thought they meant I should especially avoid computers!
But they explained it's not just computers. It's just that, since the 1980's, our daily, hours-long personal computer use has hugely upped the amount of persistant energy we get exposed to. And so many of us work on computers in an office setting, in buildings surrounded by electrical fields above, below, and on all sides. Our environments have become layered and layered with persistant electrical fields.
Sometimes we need to re-tune back to our original healthy frequency.
Our shoes insulate us from the harm and discomfort. They also isolate us from the Earth's great field. When we kick our shoes off and step out onto the ground we join with this greater field, this resonance that is as big as the whole world! The Earth enfolds us in that healthy, healing frequency, and gets us back into tune.