It has taken me a lot longer to recover from my bicycle accident than I thought that it would. While recovering these past couple of months I have spent a quite a bit of time standing barefoot in the front yard doing Qigong. It is a wonderful energy practice. At first, all I could do was the tree-hugging pose. Stand with feet planted firmly on the ground and hold the arms in front, rounded like hugging a tree, don't move, and hold the pose for as long as you can. This pose builds up Qi in the arms which can then be circulated through the body and finally directed to the lower Dan Tien. I haven't been very mobile so I did a lot of this.
While engaged in this simple practice I noticed that the bubbling well acupressure point (K1, Yong Quan) was starting to activate. It felt like pachamama was blowing bubbles under my feet. I was absorbing earth energy through the Kidney 1 point as I made a connection to mother earth (pachamama). I have a feeling that the energy that I absorbed from pachamama aided and accelerated (I don't like that word much any more) my healing process.
I fear that we have become disconnected from pachamama and what that distance from mom has done to us. We drive around in cars with insulting tires, get out and walk across a parking lot while wearing shoes with synthetic soles, and then work in buildings that insulate us from earth energy. I wonder how much better all of us would feel, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually if we all took our shoes of and wiggled our toes in pachamama once a day even if just for a few minutes. I bet that she would enjoy the tickle and that it would do wonders for our health.
I urge you to give it a try today,
I'm Dr. Dave, an eclectic shaman. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice eclectic shamanism.