About 12 in/30 cms below our feet is the Earth Star chakra, it connects our auric field to Mother Earth. When this connection is weak we can start to feel disconnected from the world and reality around us. This can manifest in a feeling of being unbalanced either in our daily habits or thought patterns and an increase in sleep disturbances. Being ungrounded can also make you more vulnerable to picking up others negativity. That is the Eastern metaphysical line.
Western science also has some evidence of the benefits of earthing, it is said that when there is a build up of free radicals in the body, low level inflammation can start to occur, resulting in muscular pain and an increased susceptibility to dis-ease. Earthing helps to neutralise these free radicals. Here is an article by Dr Briffa ~ http://www.drbriffa.com/…/earthing-important-discovery-or-…/
So how to do it....
There needs to be some moisture for conductivity of the energies, morning dew is probably the easiest for everyone to find, but paddling in a stream or the sea is great if you have access.
Bare feet are essential.
Using crystals will heighten this practice and the crystals associated with the Earth Star chakra are black in colour, such as Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Jet, Black Obsidian. All protecting and grounding crystals.
Place you feet apart (sitting or standing) and firstly spend some time imagining any negativity in the body draining out through the bottom of your feet to be absorbed by Mother Earth. When you feel you have discharged the negativity from your body, give thanks to Mother Earth for the cleansing. Now place your crystal between your feet and imagine an upward flow of energy coming from the central point of your Earth Star chakra into the bottom of your feet and connecting with your crystal. Imagine the connection between you, the crystal and the earth becoming stronger. Breathe and relax. When you feel energetically reconnected you can go dry your feet off :) your crystal is now charged with a positive energy that connects your personal vibration to the Earth's so you can keep it with you and hold it if you feel the need to ground yourself during the day. I am using a big lump of Black Tourmaline in the picture but a large tumble stone is just as good and can be taken with you. Use larger stones if you want to keep that energy in the house or office with you.
This is my back yard on a clear night, whenever I catch this moment of dusk it reminds me of how interconnected we are to our natural world. If you look closely at the colours in the image, they go through the spectrum.
Jan's back yard at dusk
Within your body there is a group of energy centres called Chakras and they also vibrate to the colours of the spectrum and influence aspects of your experience here on planet Earth.
Image credit - energyandvibration.com
Within the mineral kingdom, as you Crystal Lovers know there is a huge range of colours and when you relate the colour of the stone to the colour of the Chakra, the crystal's energy can help to balance the Chakra's energy.
Here is a quick and simple lesson ....
Black ~ Earth Star ~ Sub-personal
Location ~ in your auric field and Mother Earth around 12 in/30 cms below your feet
Balanced ~ feeling a deep connection to your family, ancestors and the Earth's energies ~ having a healthy auric field that protects you from picking up negativity from people and the man made energies around you
Imbalanced ~ feeling disconnected to this realm ~ out of touch with nature and the universe ~ being out of balance in your daily habits
Crystals ~ Hematite ~ Black Obsidian ~ Black Tourmaline ~ Jet ~ Shungite
Dark Red/Light Brown ~ Root or Base ~ Seat of the Serpent
Location ~ at the base of the spine in the area of the coccyx/pubic bone
Balanced ~ good energy levels and stamina ~ healthy libido ~ feeling confident and settled
Imbalanced ~ feeling fearful and anxious ~ physical exhaustion ~ anger and aggression
Crystals ~ Red Jasper ~ Garnet ~ Falcon's Eye ~ Mahogany Obsidian ~ Smoky Quartz
Light Red /Orange ~ Sacral ~ Passion and Pleasure Centre
Location ~ 2-3 in/7 cms below the naval.
Balanced ~ acceptance and a sense of joy ~ creativity ~ compassion towards others and oneself ~ healthy intimate relationships ~ financial security
Unbalanced ~ holding on to toxic emotions ~ feelings of guilt and shame ~ lack of trust ~ manipulation ~ compulsive relationship with money
Crystals ~ Orange Calcite ~ Carnelian ~ Amber ~ Sunstone
Yellow/Gold ~ Solar Plexus ~ Energy Centre
Location ~ 2-3 in/7 cms above the naval
Balanced ~ good self-esteem ~ healthy will-power ~ in touch with your gut feelings ~ a good sense of Self ~ happiness and contentment
Unbalanced ~ judgemental and overly critical ~ over-emotional ~ workaholic ~ lack of satisfaction ~ egotistical ~ worry and depression
Crystals ~ Yellow Aventurine ~ Citrine Quartz ~ Honey Calcite ~ Tiger's Eye ~ Chalcopyrite ~ Pyrite ~ Yellow Fluorite
Green/Pink ~ Heart ~Love Centre