The term “earthing” stems from the notion that walking barefoot on the surface of the earth helps improve your well-being. I’m not sure whether or not this works but I will say that “grounding” in the magickal world does work. I feel like this is a really close concept of this. As a practicing witch, I always recommend grounding your energy on a daily basis, before spellwork, or after spellwork. Our ancestors walked around barefoot for centuries and the workings of reflexology recommend walking barefoot on smooth stones to activate pressure points. All-in-all, there is a common theme of benefits of going barefoot.
I say, if “earthing” relaxes you by walking barefoot and feeling closer to the Earth, the better it is for anyone’s well-being. Relaxation alone has been reported to improve your state-of-mind, blood pressure, and in some cases eliminates stress all together. For those of you that would like to start “grounding”, here is a simple way to do this:
- Get comfortable whether sitting down with your legs crossed or sitting upright in a chair.
- Close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. How fast is your heart rate? Slow it down? breath in and breath out
- Begin to visualize yourself like a tree with roots extending down. See some of the roots transferring darker light out of you and into the Earth while the other roots transferring bright light from the Earth back into you. Allow the darker light to release with it all that troubles you, your worries, your fears, your heartaches, anything that hinders you. Now, feel the bright light that is flowing into you. How warm and loving it feels, how bright it is, you feel energetic and refreshed. Allow yourself to feel connected to all things.
- Take three, big deep breaths in and out. Now slowly open your eyes.
- You are now grounded 🙂