We are natural creatures who have created a unnatural environment. We have lights to extend the days and curtains to extend the nights. We have built structures that block out sound because we no longer can hear the birds and peepers with out the sounds of jets or cars. I tried to take a relaxing bath once and when submerging my head below the water heard the hum of some pump or electrical current buzzing away, amplified by the water.
We create smells from toxic chemicals that are supposed to mimic opening a window on a tropical island. We put shoes on our feet that “correct” them and seldom walk on the Earth.
A good friend of mine told me about Earthing. You can buy a whole bunch of stuff for it if you feel like spending the money but I figured I would keep the simple concept simple. Everyday I take my shoes off and walk outside on the earth. I love doing it at the beach. The idea is the earth recharges us. Gimmick or not it is something we can all do and it just makes sense to me.
I have reverted back to my natural patterns. I wake up when it becomes light out, I eat when I am hungry. I eat what my body needs instead of synthetic foods that if consumed would leave me with cravings and unsatisfied. I walk on the earth with my bare feet and recharge in nature every weekend.
If you are having a hard time perhaps it is because you need to listen to your body’s natural cycles better. For a long time I could not cry. I buried it deep down inside of my self and was to the point I was physically incapable of letting it out. It took visiting a very spiritual place to help me release it all. I still have a hard time crying but on occasion a funny little thing will make me cry like seeing a stunning moment in nature or a person treating another with compassion that will make that cry emotion well up inside. I let it happen even if it seems like a silly time to cry because I need to then.
I still fight it. I look at this stuff and think “Oh my god I sound like such a weirdo.” but then I think to my self; so what if it is a placebo and I get funny looks. It just feels right and it is bringing me great peace. People judge me whether I conform to the masses or not and I have never really been that good at fitting in anyway. Go ahead. Embrace your weird.