In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous. - Aristotle


Spiritual Affirmation
by Betsey Lewis

I am an old soul here to love myself, and to love and have more compassion for others. I will not judge another, because I might have been in that person’s shoes in a past life. I forgive everyone in my past for all perceived wrongs. I release them with love. Each day I visualize a healed planet and all the life on it, where Earth is in balance again. I take nothing for granted. Each morning, I give thanks for my gift of free-will to create the world I live in. I choose to feel good about myself, that I’m a powerful spiritual being, and I accept that no one is above me or below me. All souls are ONE.  We are all part of the loving mind and energy of God and so my mission is to evolve spiritually each day. 


TOUCHING THE EARTH

The Healing Powers of Going Barefoot


Earth provides healing. Our ancestors and the Earth's indigenous people have known this energy for thousands of years, but modern humans have forgotten it. Grounding, also called Earthing, refers to the discovery of major health benefits from sustained contact with the Earth's natural and subtle electric energy. Recent research published in the Journal of Inflammation, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal, Neonatology and Healthindicates that ground stabilizes the physiology in many ways, drains the body of inflammation, pain and stress, and generates greater well-being. Grounding can be as simple as going barefoot i nature, including the backyard, for 30 to 60 minutes once or twice a day on surfaces like grass, soil, gravel, stone and sand. I find it important to give thanks to Earth Mother will you are doing this. If this isn't practical, special grounding mat and pads are available online for convenient indoor use while sitting or sleeping; people with compromised health, often benefit from more time being\  grounded.


The activity restores a primordial electric connection with the Earth that has been lost with modern lifestyles. We wear shoes with insulating, synthetic soles and live and work elevated about the ground. These overlooked lifestyles factors may contribute to increasing global rates of chronic illnesses. Grounding revitalizes us, akin to charging a weak battery, because our bodies operate electrically and our movements and thoughts are based on electrical signals. We are bioelectric beings!


Shaman and medicine women went on a Vision Quests, climbing high mountain, removing their shoes to connect to Earth Mother.  Often they were given visions of the future. From childhood into my teens, I hated wearing shoes and spent my summers barefoot in the Snake River Canyon of Idaho swimming, riding horses, and hiking barefoot. Even then I understood the energy of Earth. 


Inflammation is intimately linked to most chronic and age-related diseases, " says Gaetan Chevalier, Ph.D., a visiting scholar at the University of California, San Diego, who has conducted multiple grounding studies. "Ground seems to be nature's way to reduce inflammation." Enhanced blood flow: Thick, sludgy blood is a common feature of diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Several grounding studies have demonstrated a significant decrease in blood viscosity and enhanced blood flow. "Grounding represented a potent circulation booster; a simple, yet profound preventive and therapeutic strategy," says integrative cardiologist Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, of Manchester, Connecticut, co-author of the book Earthling: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!  Grounding also helps with decreased stress.  For more information on grounding visitEarthingInstitute.net


Melanie Monteith of San Diego, California was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 24 and plagued by symptoms for 14 years. She relied on walking aids and walls to keep from falling. Then, in late 2017, she tried grounding and it changed her life. Within a few months of grounding both day and night, Monteith's disease symptoms receded dramatically. Her balance and stability improved when standing and walking. An eye issues for which there is no drug subsided. She says her health continues to improve and she looks forward to living each day again.


Look for my next book to be on Earth Healing and how the ancients had incredible knowledge of Earth's natural medicine.