For centuries people have been reading palms to discover their destinies. However, it is a lesser known fact that various parts of the foot can reveal interesting things about your personality. So put your best foot forward and learn about the interesting world of foot reading.
1 – The Roman Foot
This is the most common type of foot and is well proportioned with all the toes being straight. The big toe should be the largest, with each toe descending at a 45 degree angle from the big toe. People who have a Roman foot are well balanced as well as being outgoing a sociable. This person loves discovering new things, especially places and cultures. Successful business people as well as public speakers are likely to have a Roman foot.
2 – Very Long Toes
People who have very long toes are very expressive. They like to talk about everything, especially their feelings and opinions and tend to make excellent public speakers and politicians.
3 – Little Toe on the Side of the Foot
People who have a little toe slightly on the side of their foot with the nail facing towards the wall tend to be unconventional. They are also rebellious and like to have everything exactly their way.
4 – Narrow Base on the Second Toe
If the second toe has a narrow base that widens as it reaches the top of the toe, you are likely to be a very expressive person. This person is larger than life and tends to amplify everything so that it seems bigger than it really it. when this person is in a good mood it seems as though the world is filled with light. However, if you notice that this person is in a bad mood for any reason it is a good idea to leave them alone until their mood improves.
5 – The Greek Foot
This type of foot is also known as the flame foot and the most distinctive feature is that the second toe is significantly larger than the big toe. People who have a Greek Foot are usually very sporty and creative.
People who have a Greek foot tend to be very enthusiastic and enjoy motivating other people. However, a word of caution: people who have a Greek foot tend to look before they leap, which can lead to stress and problems. Artists and athletes tend to have this type of foot, while the Greek foot could also been seen on public speakers and innovators.
6 – Hard Skin on the Edge of the Heel
This is an indication that the person feels insecure and wants to take steps to change their situation.
7 – Large Toe Pads
Extremely large toe pads are seen as a blessing and this indicates that the person is a deep thinker who likes to consider things very carefully.
8 – Gap Between the Second and Third Toes
Take a close look at your foot and check if there is a gap between your second and third toes. If you see a gap it indicates that you are someone who prefers to keep you emotions separate from anything you are doing.
People who have this gap typically tend to take on jobs where they need to be emotionally detached, such as working as a butcher. This gap also typically indicates that you do not like what you are doing and it is a good idea to reconsider your role in life so that you can be happier.
9 – The Square Foot
When all of the toes on a foot are almost exactly the same length, including the big toe, it can be said that the person has a square foot.
This type of foot is also known as a Peasant foot and can have an almost rectangular appearance. People who have this type of foot have a tendency to weigh their options very carefully before making a decision. As a result they tend to be very reliable and practical.
10 – Tilted Third Toe
The middle toe on the foot is tilted slightly so that the tail points towards the little to.
This indicates that the person very good at planning ahead and likes to be organised and in control of situations.
11 – Ability to Separate the Little Toe
Take the time to stretch your foot so that it becomes more flexible and then spread out all of the toes on the foot.
If you are able to separate the little toe from the fourth toe it is an indication that you need constant change in your life to be happy, hate routine and are very adventurous. You probably find that you get bored easily and if things start to fall into a routine you will most likely do something drastic to switch things up a little.
12 – The Stretched Foot
This type of foot has a long, thin appearance due to the fact that the toes tend to be rather squashed together. The big toe is significantly larger than the other toes and taps slightly as it reaches the top.
People who prefer their privacy and have a tendency to be secretive and hide their emotions are likely to have a stretched foot. These people should be treated with a little caution as their mood can change suddenly and they can also be rather impulsive.
13 – Unable to Separate the Little Toe
The opposite is true if you are unable to separate the little toe from the fourth toe.
This indicates that you are the sort of person who needs routine in your like in order to feel safe and secure. This type of person is extremely reliable and trustworthy as well as being a loyal friend that people can depend on.
In addition to the four main types of foot, there are also special variations that can have an impact on your personality. People who have swollen feet are said to have trouble expressing their emotions, while cracked heels is an indication that the person is a decisive leader who is able to deal with anything that comes into their path. If the toes on the foot lean towards the little tow it indicates that the person is usually in a hurry, while people who have toes that lean towards the big toe tend to hang onto the past.
The Art of Foot Reading
Foot reading can be used to make predictions about the habits of an individual.
It can also indicate strengths and weaknesses and be used to indicate the path that someone should follow when they find themselves at a crossroads.
After learning about the types of foot and their link to personality traits, you may well find that they are very accurate. However, it is worth wondering whether personality is affected by the shape of the foot or whether the shape of the foot is affected by an individual’s personality. It seems that there is no real way to tell for sure, although feet tend to develop earlier than fully formed personalities, so it would seem that the shape of a person’s foot can be very influential on their personality.
If one had to look for a common point of departure amongst many spiritual traditions, I think that it has to be the idea of the embodied spirit. In other words – the idea that we are essentially spiritual beings embodied in a magnificent bio-physical machine on a short experiential trip to the physical third dimensional world. To expand this anecdote a little bit more, I would add that our spiritual Self is also connected to a superb parallel processing computer – the brain – which helps us make sense of our surroundings in this dimension but at the same time overrides the multi-dimensional knowledge coming from the full spectrum of Self (sometimes short bursts of information passes through in moments of intuition and deep insight).
One can take an angle shot of this and see our waking consciousness (our thoughts, self image, desires, etc) as being only a small fragment of the whole spectrum of Self despite the illusion that what we see, think or feel is all there is and it’s the only reality. We forgot who we are. It’s like we were flashed with one of the memory erasers in Men in Black and made to forget a good chunk about ourselves before incarnating in this world. Tragic-comical but true!
The path to spiritual awakening is in fact characterised by a recognition of Self, a remembrance of who we really are. It is the transcending beyond the ego-consciousness and exiting the matrix so to speak. It is bypassing that default override setting of the waking consciousness which filters out the deeper implicit knowledge from our multidimensional consciousness. It is of course also called awakening because we awake from the illusion, the dream and the sleep-walking from years of enculturation and biological constraints.
But what is the awakening Self? As any other metaphysical concept, it is difficult to explain unambiguously in one shot. It is best to describe its effects or manifestations. Sometimes it’s easier to explain what a thing does than what it is. Here are some anecdotes that draws a rounder picture of what it means to have an awakening Self.
1. Feeling your life rekindled with a new found passion
When you start recognising yourself for who you truly are, it becomes more evident how the consensual reality you have shared with others is inauthentic and serves you very little purpose. You no longer need to follow goals or benchmarks set by society and culture – you set your own goals and dreams. You are no longer a fragmented automaton in a pre-programmed social matrix but a free complete individual on the path to self-actualisation. You start aligning to your life purpose and true potential. You start doing things that drive you and which you are passionate about. Your worldview changes together with your values and how you prioritise them.
2. Aware of fresh new opportunities – The Abundance Mindset
Your awakening Self is not longer a victim of misinformation and fear fed by the mass media and regurgitated by people around you. The culturally transmitted fears, ‘values’ and limiting beliefs start becoming a thing of the past. They do not hold you down anymore. You start becoming acquainted with the infinite and the abundant. Your horizons expand by a thousandfold. You see abundance, opportunity and infinite possibilities where before you only saw scarcity and a future closing down on you. You awareness expands and you can now see opportunities pop out at you as shining beacons of light.
3. Start Mastering the energies within and without.
This is probably one of the most powerful manifestations of the awakening Self. We are mostly unaware and unconscious of these energies. Through the awakening of the Self, you become very sensitive of otherwise imperceptible forces and energies such as those coming from thoughts, intentions (yours and others), emotions, the body, your environment and your psyche.
Negative emotions and thoughts or limiting beliefs, for example, create blockages in the flow of energy. Same thing if you surround yourself with negative people. Removing energy blocks and working harmoniously with them is the crucial first step for the awakening of the Self.
The intuitive healer Christie Marie Sheldon, for instance, has worked with thousands of people to help them clear their energies and attune to a higher frequency vibration through her best-selling program Love or Above. It is to my knowledge, the most comprehensive and best produced self-help program on the subject so far.
4. Kickstarting creative ideas.
You are aligned with your true nature, your feelings and intuition. Your mind is in harmony with your heart. Inner conflict subsides. This opens the doors of creativity wide open. You tacitly understand the uselessness of over-analysing problems and tap directly to your source of creativity which nourishes you with ideas, solutions and new perspectives you couldn’t find possible before.
5. You see change with optimism
You start relating to your life differently. Your actions are no longer hindered by your fears and over-thinking. You adapt more freely to life circumstances and you are completely at ease with change. This is also made possible because you do not have a limited self image and identity. The image of your Self becomes constantly refreshed and rejuvenated as you adapt to life’s changing currents.
You embrace the Phoenix spirit as you feel reborn and refreshed through each turning point in your life.
6. You realise your new found energy can make positive changes in your Life
Awakening to who your truly are brings a new sense of confidence. You are empowered by the knowledge that this creative energy you are tapping into is propelling you forward and closer to your self-actualisation everyday. You understand how this creative and positive energy is creating your life and destiny.
You fully embrace this power of self-mastery and you recognise yourself as a creator rather than a mere creature.
7. You start seeing the pieces fitting in together
One of the most rewarding things of awakening to your real Self is the easiness of how everything else falls into place. It becomes progressively easier to follow your life purpose and your goals. Things start becoming more and more effortless because you become whole as opposed to experiencing a fragmented self. You become more aware of your multidimensional consciousness and how you fit perfectly in a congenial and sustaining web of life.
You see the pieces fitting in together and this gives you immense trust, peace and self-empowerment.
This is akin to the Taoist philosophy and the concept of Wu Wei (Action through non-action). Since you have no internal friction and energies blocking you, you become attuned to the workings of a higher order principle – The Tao.
8. Everything feels is energising you
Instead of feeling dragged down by life’s currents, you start feeling energised by whatever is going on in your daily life – new experiences & encounters, spending time with yourself and others, change and opening up to fresh new ideas. Everything becomes a booster an enabler rather than an obstacle to fulfilment. You perceive your life with greater optimism, peace and acceptance. You start seeing synchronicity and things happening and unfolding before you.
9. Your subconscious is working for you and not against you
Simplistically speaking, the subconscious mind has been understood as having a twofold nature. On the one hand it unlocks creative ideas and insights that the conscious mind is blind to. On the other hand it is seen as a raw and untameable psychic energy that wells out strong impulses or repressed emotions that can emerge to sabotage the individual.
The awakening Self is clear of all psychological and psychic blockages manifested through addictions, repressions, complexes, etc. It is open, clear and in balance. There are no bottle necks or blockages. The subconscious mind becomes only a powerful ally. It gives your signs and information at the right time. Its messages are positive and cooperative rather than negative or self-destructive.
10. You feel whole and complete ( and where you should be)
As mentioned earlier, we feel fragmented by default. Our thoughts are fragmented and out of sync with our inner motivations. The goals we follow are influenced or imposed by society and are in conflict with our authentic goals and destiny. This fragmentation creates, inner turbulence, difficulties and blockages. A clear manifestation of an awakening Self is the feeling of completeness. You feel that you are always where you should be and that everything is perfect the way it is. You no longer struggle or run after things and ideas that do not belong to you. You are at one with your purpose and everything you do.
Author: Gilbert Ross
Source: Soul Hiker.