Stay GroundedPosted April 3, 2020
As a child, I loved to run barefoot, inside and out. I remember many times when my parents would request I put something on my feet. If they didn’t specify, I would often choose to put socks on and leave my shoes inside. I know that I ruined many pairs of socks by running through the grass, climbing trees, playing in the garden, and walking on gavel. This love of being barefoot and grounded to the earth has stayed strong as I’ve grown. I still prefer to spend my spring and summer in bare feet in our yard.
In the spring of 2007, I created my first mantra:
I would say each phrase with a new step. Slowly and gently placing my feet on the earth. You may chuckle with the image of me hopping on the “I am ME.” expression.
Steve and I were in Winnipeg at the end of February to help mom get her house ready for sale. We are all thankful that it sold within a week with a closing date at the end of May. Even then, I was running things out to mom’s garbage and recycling in my bare feet.
Steve and I also regularly enjoy laying on our back deck or yard and gazing up at the sky. We did this prior to my being able to focus on this newsletter.
So, what did I innately know as a child and younger adult that I am finding so incredibly important for me and others at this point in time? We need to stay grounded, rooted, and connected to this earth; this beautiful earth who is healing along with us. Uncertain of how to ground? Stand in bare feet on warm soil, close your eyes, and breathe. Breathe deeply and calmly. Feel your body relaxing into this moment (more in the video below). Now that warmer and sunnier days are here, join me in walking barefoot (or in sock feet) around your home and yard.