One of my greatest joys is taking my children to the beach ; of all of us taking off our shoes – and getting our bare feet on the grounding sands of the ocean coast. The boys get lost in their play, as I am able to breath sighs of relief and relaxation, listening to the waves, feeling the warmth of the sun on the sand, and watching their peaceful play.
The beach is one of the most “grounding” places on earth: Quite literally. Much research has been going into the vital healing power of the earths anti-oxidant energies. Of course, in our “shoed” world, the rubber soles that we walk around in everyday block these energies and cut us off from the powerful healing available through connecting with the surface of the earth. The relaxing nature of the beach, a common experience among us humans, is due to the fact that these healing energies are enhanced through the salt present in the oceans, and thus in the sands of the ocean beaches. The salt acts as a conductor; increasing the conductivity of these electrical impulses; heightening the level of impulses that come in contact with our bare feet.
The concept of “earthing” is not a subjective, experiential one only: a great amount of scientific research is being done at present; confirming the reality of the earth’s healing powers, through its powerful energy fields. As is virtually always the case when studying the creation: this discovery is a reminder of the wonderful love and wisdom of our Creator as He designed and fashioned the earth for us; as a place for us to live and to learn of Him.
“Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.”
Psa. 139: 7-10