celticnoodle wrote: ↑19 Apr 2018, 19:51
Oh yes, earthing! I had a nice earthing mat and a few other things that were given to me. It was great. However, I ended up passing it on to a friend who I thought needed it more then I did. She had a lot of health issues, sadly--far more then I did. She fell in love with it too and as far as I know still has the items. one was the mat, which I loved! I can't recall the other stuff I had...a braclet I think? it was over a decade ago, now I can't recall!
My doctor encouraged me to also walk barefoot outside, which was really hard for me to do! She was big into grounding being very healthy for you and I have a lot of muscle and bone disorders and pain. I had to work up to being able to walk outside in my barefeet. I NEVER went barefoot outside save the beach--and often times not even then. I am tenderfooted as a result.
I stopped though when our next door neighbor found a very venomous snake in his yard and our other neighbors were like pigs and their grass was taller then me (5') and they would also just open their windows and LITERALLY throw their garbage out the window--too cheap to pay for garbage pickup. I stopped walking barefoot because of that snake. I should try it here at our new home though.
I ground as soon as I wake up and get out of bed. Its also pretty much required for an empath and a psychic medium--both abilities I possess. Otherwise I could go really bonkers. So, I got into the habit of grounding myself often - starting with as soon as I get out bed!
I do agree that grounding is VERY good for us in so many ways---our physical health as well as our emotional and mental health too!
i've never heard of a grounding mat!
i have heard of grounding shoes -- they're shoes that aren't rubber soled. well, maybe they are, but they have metal inserts that supposedly put you into contact with the earth energy. it seems complicated and expensive... you can just wear leather soles, or go barefoot.
was the bracelet magnetic? i remember going to a big earth expo type event in san francisco in the 80's and there was a japanese company touting magnetic therapy. it was the first i'd heard of it, and it's quite popular now, isn't it? my friend was a professional harpist in los angeles and she was always wearing tiny neodymium magnets on her thumbs and fingers. she swore by them!
venomous snakes, oh heck no. i can see why you''re careful. i was attacked ground hornets as a child and nearly died, and i'm just now getting over that fear.
and what awful neighbors you had... that's great you moved away!
that's cool you have those abilities, and recognize and nurture them. you have to take care of yourself. i saw the injuries done to the hand of a man that did psychic healing -- it looked like his skin was burned... scary. i've heard that healing can tax your whole body, overall, as well. a guy i knew in berkeley did psychic readings, not healings
per se, and he said that it can be very draining.
thank you for the kind words about my FIL. unfortunately, his brother died in the 70s. it's been suggested to record my FIL telling stories about his past for the smithsonian. at the VFW post recently there was a gentleman telling me about the process. we'll see. some of the stories he tells seem like tall tales, tho. they change with each telling, LOL. i will check out the brokaw piece.
i was watching some great follow-along QI GONG videos when i lived in burbank, ca. (burbank public library has the most amazing media library!) like tai chi and yoga, the practice of qi gong is grounding too.
what i found surprising is that the chinese govt banned qi gong for some reason. it was TOO popular. and probably too empowering. it's sad what's happening to that country. now that they've opened the door to western pharmaceutical companies, they're probably going to really lose touch with their earth energy. their traditional chinese medicine (TCM) history is so wonderfully rich and effective. i'm not talking about tiger penis and elephant tusk remedies, but you know. the herbal side of it makes lots of sense.
in fact, with allergy season being so bad this year, i'm reminded to get some "ma huang" for tea -- which is ephedra. the western pharmaceutical equivalent that comes in plastic bottles and costs too much is ephedrine. but for me, the tea works best. it alleviates symptoms and is easy and enjoyable to drink, with honey.