Why should we take our shoes off and leave them outside?
Unfortunately negative energy is everywhere, we cannot see it (some of us can), but all of us can feel it. It shows up in anger, rage, worry, stress, grief, jealousy, frustration and all types of negative emotions like these. Places where you will find negative energy that we need to deter, are public places such as shopping centres and malls, public events, or even when someone is negative towards you or just draining you of your good positive energy!
Why don't we want to pick up this negative energy?
Unless you are a Buddhist or a Monk that meditates days on end, you would more than likely be carrying negative energy. On our journey of life, we pick up this negative energy which causes us emotional and psychological issues over time. Its like a grey cloud of smoke that camps in our energy field that should be crystal clear and transparent, when healthy. I will give you an example:
Many Psychologists will agree, (and this is proven in many studies), that early experiences of a child before the age of 7, shape early brain development and set the stage for the rest of their lives. A child's mind is like a sponge. They take on all information like a computer chip and in doing so, they also take in many of our negative beliefs. , I will give you an example:
Dad says to son 'Stop crying, you are a sook, You don't want people to think you are a cry baby now, do you?' So son stops crying every time he has the urge to cry. In doing so, he holds in these negative emotions that are causing him to cry in the first place. He holds in his emotions because the person he looks up to the most, His father, has told him not to cry. As a result, every time something upsets his son, his negative emotions build up and up and up in and around his stomach, creating negative blocks which surround negative beliefs, throughout his entire life. There is no natural flow of letting out negative emotions that would normally and naturally be released through tears.
But how can not crying, be holding in negative emotions and negative energy?
Every time we cry, we release our negative emotions that are causing us to cry. Its a natural reaction. That is why we feel so much better after a good cry. If we do not cry, we build up all those negative emotions on top of each other and before we know it we have a mountain of psychological problems. The domino effect of holding in these emotions, causes blocks in our subconscious mind. This can also affect our physical health in the long run, because our entire holistic body, mind, spirit has become a build up of negativity. The negativity starts with the psychological field, then the emotional field, then the negativity moves to the body and the body starts to have all types of issues and illnesses.
So basically, this child is holding onto negative blocks by:
1. holding onto a misguided belief of worrying about what people think of him (one negative block that is embedded in this child's subconscious mind). Embedded on him by his Dad. (this is really his father's belief that he is carrying, and not a belief of his own).
2. not being allowed to cry. When he does not cry, he holds in all of his negative emotions that cause him to want to cry which can then lead to psychological issues e.g. because he is worrying about what others think of him, he is prone to being bullied and if bullied at school, this will bring on many psychological issues.
3. not being able to release the negativity from his system (because he can't cry).
Holding onto negative emotions is the main cause of depression and anxiety today. Our emotions are stored in our Sacral Chakra, and when we hold onto them and do not release them, we begin to gain weight around the belly, right where the Sacral Chakra joins the body, the emotional and the psychological fields. We sub-consciously pick up enough negative emotions throughout our journey in life and store negative energy in our energy space (aura) all through life.
As a result, we need to be conscious of this and we need to find ways to release the negativity and send it away packing.
How do we send negative energy away for good and what has this got to do with leaving your shoes at the door?
1. One good way is through lots of exercise (going for a good hard run or walk amazingly releases negative energy), any movement for that matter is healthy as we need to 'move' to make any positive change.
2. Another great way to release negative energy blocks, is through meditation (both exercise and any form of meditation will assist).
3. Be mindful of it coming into your home, and keep it out by keeping your shoes at the door.
The Law of Vibration and Quantum Physics will tell you that we all consist of energy, vibrating on different levels to each other. A rock has a very low vibration and a human much higher (although those humans with depression will vibrate much lower than those of a higher vibration field). Heavy things fall low to the floor, including negative thoughts, feelings and negative vibration. Heaviness is a metaphor for when we feel tired, lethargic or stuck, down or low.
Ideally we all want to be happy and that means we all want lightness, that upward movement and we strive to transcend to higher states of vibration where we can feel bliss, grace, love, concentration and awareness. When we do things that we love to do such as surfing the waves or singing a chant, this raises our vibration to higher states of awareness. So keeping your shoes outside is contributing to being in much more happy !
So what do we know about negative energy now?
1. It sits low to the floor (usually from the waist down).
2. Much negative energy is found in public places. (Next time you are at the shops, take a seat and have a look at passers by. Check out their emotions. I do this a lot and I unfortunately see negativity in people everywhere and many are so miserable. I smile at everyone when I am out in public as I know that it is comforting to get smiles back! It is sad to see so many people do not smile back. This is because they hold onto the past, hold onto negative energy, have many negative blocks of false beliefs (believing in something that they have been told to believe and yet it is not their true belief of their spirit).
3. By leaving our shoes at the front door, we leave all negativity that we have picked up throughout the day behind us. Your front door is a barrier between negative energy and positive energy. It is amazing how much this really works!
Some people even go to the extreme (and it would be a luxury) of having an outdoor shower by the front door. Water washes away negativity for good. Try it, have a shower when you first get home and you will see how much cleaner, brighter and more vibrant the home feels.
Another reason why we should be mindful of leaving our shoes at the door.
When confined in shoes all day, your feet do not have the chance to breathe, stretch and feel. If you do not remove your shoes in your home right now, please give it a try and see how much better you feel in a house with cleaner energy. Your feet will thank you for it too. Your mood will thank you for it. It really is cause for a nicer cleaner home
It is tradition for many Asian cultures to take their shoes off at the door. This tradition has been adopted by many Western Cultures today to not only stop bad energy, dirt and filth from entering inside, but to also, allow the pressure points in the feet to be stimulated.
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Please do not use this information as advice, this information is a guide only and not to be interpreted as advice.
Written by Tara .J. Clarke
Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher
Owner Creator at ZenGifts.
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