Life can really get hectic sometimes with this “go, go, go” mentality that a lot of us experience on a daily. Wake up, get ready, go to work, go to the gym, come home do it all over again. Then if you have a family, it’s take the kids to school before work which includes getting them ready, making them breakfast, then starting your day. After work, you have to pick up the kids, make them dinner and if they are involved in other activities take them to that etc.. I guess you can say life gets crazy for a majority of us. Some have demanding jobs that take all of their time and it leaves many of us asking, “Can I get a little time for myself?”
With all of these stressors, one thing that helps me is grounding or earthing. Depending on the season or the weather of where you’re located you may only be able to do this during Spring or Summer. So what is grounding which is also called earthing? It’s when you make direct skin contact with the earth. An example is walking barefoot on grass or dirt. This helps you to reconnect with earth and bring you back to balance, a neutral state. It is said that our bodies make their own electricity and that pollutants and modern technology are capable of throwing that electrical energy off. Making contact with the earth allows those negative ions from the surface to make their way into our bodies which then allows our body to release the free radicals we’ve been accumulating.
What are the benefits of grounding (earthing)?
-It helps improve sleep
-Helps reduce anxiety/depression or any issues that may be linked to insomnia.
-Immunity system benefits
You can use a search engine to look up earthing and you will find ways to incorporate this more into your life & many other benefits. It is really simple to do, all you need to do is make direct skin contact with the Earth’s soil or any conductive surface that is in direct contact with the earth.
I would recommend walking barefoot at a beach, a park or in a grassy backyard to reap the benefits of this process. If you live in a colder climate they do have earthing sheets and mats that have similar benefits so you wont have to work on a frozen surface.
So is earthing or grounding a part of your spiritual practice? If so, do you feel it benefits your lifestyle?
You ever wondered why some people just tend to attract good things to them. That some people no matter their circumstances somehow find a way to get the things they want. Well, it may be their vibration. What do I mean?
Have you ever been around someone who is constantly negative and it brings down your mood? This can be someone who constantly brings up only the bad things that have happened to them to the point when good things happen they can barely recognize it. It can be draining and make you someone who is hard to be around for a long time. This person would be considered to have a low vibration. Don’t get me wrong, there are situations and circumstances that can put any of us in this energy at different points in our lives but it is really how we rise above it. I do not judge or fault people because it can be difficult.
Let’s look at the other side of the spectrum. Some people just seem to have good things happen to them time and time again. Let’s take it a step further & look at those born into poverty. How can a single person born in a tough area become the one anomaly to make it to be successful? These people turn their misfortune into fortune. They adopt such a belief in themselves that they are able to overcome any adversity. That belief in self & positive thinking allows them to develop problem solving abilities that contribute to them accomplishing many of their goals or somehow always be “at the right place at the right time”. They don’t allow setbacks to knock them down to where they just accept their present situation if it’s not making them happy.
This is the difference between those who vibe high vs those who vibe low. Those who vibe low or stay stuck in that energy usually believe that good things don’t and can’t happen to or for them. When other people tell them their dreams they don’t believe it can happen. “My love life will always suck, no one can ever love me, I can never make it in that career” are things someone that is vibing low may say. These things then become true because you believe it and your behaviors will actually align to that vibration to keep those things true.
How can you raise your vibration? There are different ways to raise your vibration but let’s start with self esteem. Self image and self esteem has to be worked on. That can be by working out, eating healthy, meditating, learning new hobbies,socializing more etc… When you feel good about yourself it shows and brings more opportunities to you because people wanna be around you. Also, find people who have those qualities you desire.
“Find your Tribe.”
When you surround yourself with people who feel good and are vibing high you’re bound to feel the same. People who feel good about themselves usually have a way of making those they come in contact with also feel the same.
I understand the difficulty for some in seeing the sunshine especially if they were born or raised the opposite way but at some point we all need to take accountability for our own life. It is hard to face ourselves trust me, I understand. The past cannot be changed but the present and future is yours to create. Why not create something that makes you happy?
There are so many examples of people who were born in poverty stricken areas making it & turning their life around for the better. Why were they different than the people under the same circumstances? They were surrounded by people in the same conditions but their mentality allowed them to continue on into a happy fulfilling life.
Let’s all try to be more positive people & raise our vibrations.