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The Grounding is Going Strong

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on August 16, 2016 in Family, Grounding, Nature, Pictures |

Almost three years into this crazy grounding experiment and it’s going strong. (To remind you what grounding is, it’s my quest to put my bare feet on the actual, physical earth most days.) I’ve grounded in all kinds of weather throughout all four seasons and on all types of natural surfaces. I kept at it when pregnant with The Prince. It’s become an important part of my routine.

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The kiddos have gotten into the spirit of it. They often take their shoes off while we’re outside and say they want to ground themselves (though I’ll definitely be limiting this once the weather turns colder). Recently, I even caught the hubby standing with his bare feet in the grass, staring off into space (and he hates dirty feet!).

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The meditative aspect of grounding has become really important to the process. It’s a time to remember my breathing and think about, well, nothing really. It’s a few minutes a day, and it’s not every single day, but it makes a big difference to my sanity.

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10 Comments

  • Mirka Breen says:

    What an interesting way to “stay grounded.” I have a member of my family who is doing it while never calling it by the term you use. Instead of scolding said member the next time, I think I’ll join.

  • I love this idea. I also like to stay grounded and love to be barefoot outside. It’s important to feel the grass or the earth beneath us.

  • Vijaya says:

    I never knew there was such a thing … I’m very careful now NOT to be barefoot in the grass because of the fire ants. But yes, there is something wonderful in feeling the earth with our sensitive feet.

  • Beverly says:

    What a neat idea. I’m not normally one to go barefoot, but still the grass is so soft (except where there are stickers, which I’d need to avoid) and mud would be fun like when I was a kid. I may just try this. Thanks for making it sound like fun.

    • You should try it. It’s a little harder to find a soft patch of grass in late summer (most of it’s burnt and in summer hibernation mode), but there are a few patches left in the shady area in my background. I like to just wiggle my feet in until they’re comfortable, take a few deeps breaths, and stand there until I feel a calm come over me.

  • This is a fabulous idea, Katie. I love the significance of being connected to the earth. Grasslands aren’t for me but beaches, definitely!

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