Getting grounded


No no no, I am not talking about the consequences of misbehaving and confining yourself to your bedroom to contemplate your naughty deeds (although that may not be a bad idea). I am talking about connecting once again, but this time not with each other, but with the earth.

Take a minute to think about how you feel when you sink your feet into the sand at the beach? Or when you walk across a lush, grassy field? Do the words comforting, warming, even tingling come to mind? Can you just about feel the electrical currents of the earth flowing through your body? The surface of the earth is negatively charged, holding a limitless amount of free electrons which can be absorbed through the skin when you are in direct contact with it. This is what you are experiencing.

Back in the day we humans ran around barefoot most of the time. Whether we were walking, running, sitting or sleeping, skin-to-earth contact throughout the day was normal and routine. With the invention of the shoe, and its eventual progression into synthetic-soled, massively cushioned trainers, platforms, heels (you get the idea) our skin contact with the earth has severely diminished. In addition, the fear of stepping on dog poop, broken glass, food scraps and other garbage disrespectfully left behind further impedes on our desire to step outside with naked feet.

Why is this important? When our bodies are infused with the the earth’s natural energy, our blood cells are charged. The free electrons from the earth’s surface neutralize free radical damage and return the body to a state of electric homeostasis thereby eliminating pain, stiffness, inflammation and all related diseases.

No wonder we are such a frail and feeble generation - riddled with sickness, unable to sleep, full of inflammation, aches and pain. We have become so disconnected, not only from ourselves and each other, but also from Mother Nature. Without frequent direct earth contact, our bodies slowly become electrically imbalanced. In that state it is hard for the body to operate at maximum capacity, contributing to conditions such as inflammation, pain, recovery, circulatory issues, cortisol imbalances, sleep, anxiety, depression and thyroid dysfunction. Through an earth connection, electrons neutralize positively-charged destructive free radicals involved in chronic inflammation - the root of modern disease.

What can we do about it? The answer is pretty obvious and free of charge. The basic concept is called grounding or earthing. Stand barefoot in dirt or grass for 20 minutes a day. Just 20 minutes of this skin to earth connection can have a huge impact on overall health. Are you thinking to yourself - hell no? We get it - this is not the most convenient solution the majority of people, especially those living in large cities. Fortunately, albeit not free, there are other solutions in the market today that do not require naked feet.

We were first introduced to earthing by a close friend of ours with lyme’s disease many years ago. She had found serious relief of many of her symptoms once she began using a grounding sheet on her bed. In an effort to improve our sleep, we bought one too. Since that time, many improvements have been made to earthing products. If you are interested, here are a few of our favorite options. We just invested in the Ground Therapy Sleep Mat for the whole family. If you work in an office, the Universal Mat may be the way to go. If you have an injury or chronic pain, the Ground Therapy Patch Kit could also be a good choice. Try grounding after a getting off a plane, especially after changing time zones. The earth’s energy is magical for reducing jet lag.

There are sandals you can purchase that allow for earth-energy conductivity. If you live in a warmer climate, this could also be a good solution.

Please note we are not affiliates of either of these companies, simply believers.

Here and here are links to more information about grounding.

Have you tried grounding/earthing and noticed significant improvements? We want to hear your stories. Please share.

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