Walk in Mud: Connecting to the Earth for Health & Wellness

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Earthing is the concept of healing your body (and soul) by getting closer to Mother Earth and connecting to nature.
Air Date: 4/1/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Shaman Isabella Stoloff
Isabella-StolloffShaman Isabella Stoloff is a dynamic leader. She founded the Orange County Healing Center in 2009 and since that time has committed herself to leaving the world a better place. Isabella has been called the Golden Condor and World Ambassador. She has traveled to connect people to their inner wisdom and provide ceremonies for the land. She has a full time practice, writes articles, a YouTube channel, and does guest spots to carry the message of enlightenment. Isabella is a mother and grandmother and understands what is needed today to raise a conscious family. Shaman Isabella feels honored to be on the planet during this time of great awakening. She feels once you empower yourself through positive thought and action you will feel connected and centered. Isabella’s message is to awaken to the light that you are, so you can become the Shaman in your own life.
Walk in Mud: Connecting to the Earth for Health & Wellness
Earthing is the concept of healing your body (and soul) by getting closer to Mother Earth and connecting to nature.

Even if you live in an area of the world where it gets cold and snowy, there are mats called earthing mats that can help you achieve the same effect as if you'd gone outdoors.

If you ARE able to get outside, walk on the grass barefoot and put your feet in the dirt/mud. Research has shown that something as simple as this can reduce inflammation in the body and help heal illness. 

Mother Earth is a living, breathing organism, just as you are.

Shaman Isabella Stoloff joins Andrea and Lisa to share more about earthing, why Mother Earth is so essential for health and healing, and other ways you can connect to the Earth to improve your overall wellness.

RadioMD Presents: Naturally Savvy | Original Air Date: April 1, 2015
Hosts: Andrea Donsky, RHN & Lisa Davis
Guest: Shaman Isabella Stoloff

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LISA: It has been a long, cold winter for so many of us all over the country. One of the things that I miss most is walking barefoot on the earth. I am such a nature girl. It has been really tough, but I can see little bits of grass here and there and I am very excited.

We're all so excited to have the wonderful shaman, Isabella Stoloff. She's going to be joining us once a month on the show. The first Wednesday of the month in the last segment and we're so thrilled.

Hello there.

SHAMAN: Hi! Hi! Hi! Thank you for having me again and having me on as a regular. Wow!

LISA: Yay! Oh, we're so thrilled. And, we're going to have to walk barefoot in the grass together because seriously. Now, you're in the L.A. area, I understand?

SHAMAN: I'm in Orange County. So, Orange County is south of L.A. The OrangeCountyHealingCenter.com is where you can find me and it's still my small home in [inaudible 1:14] then you know about where I am. South of L.A. But, it's so great.

LISA: You can walk barefoot a lot.

SHAMAN: Yes. Well, Andrea, do you want to tell them what happened?

ANDREA: Oh, well, we had a really good time. For me, it was so interesting because I wanted to really understand what a shaman was. Isabella took me back to the Center. I mean, the energy is just incredible. She gave me a stone and she did a bit of healing on me. Unfortunately, we were in a bit of a time crunch.

SHAMAN: We (inaudible)

ANDREA: But, she did do a healing on me.

LISA: How exciting.

SHAMAN: Yes. Yes.

ANDREA: We had a little bit of play in there, too. We had some fun.

SHAMAN: I brought her out the back yard so that she could see the medicine wheel and see the Orange County Healing Center. And, Lisa. You're next.

LISA: Yay! Sign me up.

SHAMAN: You're next.

LISA: Oh, it sounds lovely. I definitely want to come.

SHAMAN: I sent you guys a couple of links—I don't know if you had a chance to look at them. I'm obviously not going to be able to say them right now, unfortunately, but it's all on earthing. So, there's a man-made earthing mat. I prefer, actually, to put my feet in the ground but for those of you that are in the winter months and only have the snow, look up "earthing mats" and find out how to get one of those because I'm hearing they're all the rage. The links that I sent you all through the email, on that page, shows pictures of yours cells and how they change when you're on the earthing mat. So, same way as they change when you're on the earth. So, today's show is about how to heal yourself through the earth and I just believed in it hysterically, you know? My thing is I listen to spirit and I listen to my own intuition and it always says, "You know, you're having a hard day. Get outside and put your feet in the dirt. Walk on the grass. Actually stick your feet in the mud." And, it actually can reduce lots of inflammation in the body. It can reduce any kind of illness that you're having. So, you know, think about it. In the olden days, all we did was walk for miles and miles and miles and walk for miles and miles and miles and sleep on the ground, right? Now, we're either in little cubicles or we're hanging out of our home or we're in an office and inside of a building more often than not. Trying to get to the gym, maybe, to work out. How many of you are gym rats out there? You're still not getting the benefits of the earth. So, Mother Earth is a living, breathing organism just as we are. I've always felt like we are made up of the earth in some way. So, now, scientific studies are coming out. They're taking pictures of your cells. It's a proven fact.

ANDREA: You know, it's interesting. I just recently got into earthing, probably about 6 months ago and I bought a product, a mat, and then something we could sleep on. I gave it to my son to sleep on. When I was in Mexico a couple of months ago, I made sure to walk every day on the beach barefoot to make sure that I was connecting with the earth. So, I believe in it and I try hard to do it. What are some of the ways that people can do it if they're not on a beach and they're in their office or their home? What are some easy things that people can do in order to do the earthing?

SHAMAN: Well, right away, I said the earthing mats. Whoever that gentleman is that created it. Just look up "earthing mat" on Google. I'm sure you'll find it. What I do, very simply is, I go outside. I put my feet in the dirt. I make a little mud pile. Now, for those of you, again, stuck in the snow, probably even just having some snow probably. Even snow has some kind of benefits. Going out and snowshoeing.

LISA: Oh, that's interesting.

SHAMAN: Or, being out with nature. It's really about connecting to the trees. Connecting to nature and I know in the past everybody says, "Oh, that hippie dippie stuff. Woo woo…" But it's now being scientifically proven that your cell has memory; that your cell is a living, breathing organism just as Mother Earth is. So, I like to have a sea salt bath and if you go to, if you can't jump in the ocean, you can make your own at home. So, if you go to my website, OCHealthingCenter.com, and look at my shaman's log, there will be a little search menu and you can put in "fire ceremony sea salt bath". Now, fire ceremony, another very powerful way to release. I have an "at home" method for people that don't have access to a fire or are living in the cold. Just don't breathe it in. It's toxic. (laughter) But, I created this little blog about how to have an "at home" fire and do a fire ceremony for yourself and how to have a sea salt bath with baking soda and get up and rinse in after. So, in the old days, we used to take care of…Mother Earth takes care of herself with fire and flood. Fire and flood. That's Mother Earth, right? In the old days, we sat around the fire; talked about the hunt. We jumped in the lake and oceans to rinse off our bodies. So now, you can get back to the ways of old just by following that little blog that I wrote of how to have an "at home" fire and a sea salt bath. And, another great way, I know you girls knew I was going to do this, but I'm taking everyone to Peru in October. So, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and you want to get connected to your soul. You want to find health and wellness from the earth? Come with me to Peru October 6-16. Same website. OCHealthingCenter.com. You can find the information. If you mention Lisa Davis and Andrea Donsky, you will still be eligible for the $600 discount because after March 1, the price went up.

So, congratulations to Naturally Savvy Radio listeners, if you'd like to come.

LISA: That's quite a savings. Wow! That's exciting.

SHAMAN: You can get [inaudible 7:39] So, really…Okay, so we talk about consciousness, right? We talk about being conscious in our thoughts and conscious with our words. Be conscious with your earth. Earth Day is coming up. 4/20 is Earth Day. Connect to nature in some way every day. Give your thanks to the earth. She's a living, breathing organism just as you are. There is really…The only…Maybe—maybe she even has consciousness. I was about to say the only difference between us and Mother Earth is we have a conscious mind but, who knows? Who knows? Mother Earth may have a conscious mind of her own and the more we connect to her, the more we connect to nature, the better off we'll be. Yes.

ANDREA: Isabella, we have about 20 seconds left and I just want to talk about really, really quickly, would stones help people to connect like to earth as well? Is it "to earth" or "to earthing" or "earthing". I don't know, I guess, what the proper way to say it would be, but would stones help?

SHAMAN: Would stones help for earthing? Yes. Absolutely. You guys, or, Andrea, saw my house filled with ginormous crystals. Get yourself some stones. Start to look up crystals, look up jasper. Yellow jasper is a great way to connect when I am holding a stone in my hand. You guys, breath and intention is everything. Go outside today. Pick up a stone. Throw all your troubles away. Stand in whatever earth you can and love yourself. Love every inch of yourself.
ANDREA: Thank you, Isabella. Thank you for being on the show. Learn more at OCHealingCenter.com. You can also follow Isabella on Twitter @IsabellaStoloff.

I'm Andrea Donsky along with my beautiful co-host, Lisa Davis.

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Thanks for listening everyone. Definitely go out and do your earthing.

Stay well.