I am so thrilled to have you here today! Expanding your knowledge of self and magick!
Before we begin, I want to encourge you to go out and buy a journal and new pen/pencil. Start writing down notes that you connect with in this workshop, keep track of spells that come to you, rituals you dream about, and intentions you are seeking to put out into the Universe! Later in this ecourse, you will discover the reasons of why keeping a journal is so important!
Again, welcome! Enjoy.
~ Sarah C LaBrie
Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the Earth's surface electrons by walking barefoot outside or sitting, working, or sleeping indoors connected to conductive systems, some of them patented, that transfer the energy from the ground into the body.
Research also shows that walking barefoot on grass helps to decrease stress level by 62 percent.
To put it briefly, when your bare feet or skin comes in contact with the earth, free electrons are taken up into the body.
These electrons could be referred to as nature's biggest antioxidants and help neutralize damaging excess free radicals that can lead to inflammation and disease in the body.
As a child, I grew up living in the mountains in Vermont. My 2 younger brothers and I were home schooled and spent most of our time outdoors, running through the thick forest, climbing trees, exploring caves, and so on. The majority of the time (unless there was snow), we would be barefoot.
Now as kids, we never understood what we were doing or that it mattered to be connected to the earth the way we were, but looking back now, I see the powerful impact it had on our lives.
We were never sick. Even when flu and colds were being passed around town like a hot potato, we would rarely catch anything, and if by some chance we did, it never lasted more than a day.
We were super happy and always full of energy.
We had very "unique" spiritual gifts. Some of mine were;
I was able to hear thoughts
I was able to tell something was going to happen before it did (even as little as the phone ringing and who it was going to be)
I was able to see energies and spirits that were around us
I was able to manipulate energy, moving it and forming it the way I wanted
I was able to manifest exactly what I wanted....all the time
Because of the life we lived, this was a normal thing for us, and it wasn't until I was much older..and began conforming to society...and wearing shoes...that these gifts slowly began to disappear.
It has since, taken me many years to get even a fraction of these gifts back, with (re)connecting to the Earth and (re)grounding myself.
What is Earthing?
Earthing (or Grounding) is focus on our 1st chakra, the "Root" chakra, it is also (re)connection to Mother Earth through the soles of our bare feet.
Here is a powerful and informative video on the benefits (and science) behind grounding/earthing.
How Can You Earth?
There are many ways to Earth.
The easiest and most effective, is GET OUTSIDE....barefoot!
Even if it is just 5 minutes a day, do your best to make that connection to the Earth through the soles of your feet.
Some of my favorite things to do if I have the time, is go to be beach (obviously) barefoot.
I will easily spend all day at the beach, as often as I can (we live on the gulf coast in Florida!) or hiking barefoot, if we can make it to the mountains somewhere!
Don't be afraid to get your feet dirty...or build some calluses!
I will go everywhere I can possibly get away with, without wearing shoes!
Here are the (lack of) laws against going barefoot! Know your rights!
You can also ground through meditation and focus on healing and strengthening your root chakra. There are many videos on YouTube that are great guides, if you need help with this.
You can also carry grounding stones with you. Typically anything dark and earthy (or red...root chakra) in color.
Practice this daily and see your mood, energy, and health begin to rise!
Do not take the simple things around us...like the nature bare of the Earth, for granted.
(re)Connect and SEE & FEEL the changes it will make in your life!