How connected to the earth are we really?
Throughout human history (before modern civilization), it was the norm to walk outside barefoot- no matter what the terrain was. It seemed as if our bodies were always connected to the earth. We used the earth’s surface as a place to sit, play, grow our food and sleep on. Nowadays if someone were to walk outside barefooted, I’m sure numerous looks would be thrown and automatically people would think, “What is this weirdo doing? She has no shoes on.” And obviously, we don’t sleep on the ground anymore. We sleep inside, on top of a concrete foundation, on top of some kind of floor surface and lastly, on top of a bed. Nowhere are we near the earth’s ground. You also can’t forget that we currently we live in a world where most people work inside a building all day long, are outside only to get from point A to point B and wear plastic soled shoes (that act as a barrier) to prevent any kind of connectivity to the earth’s energy.
Think of it this way, just as the sun gives you energy and warmth through vitamin D, the earth also gives us something. Something that we cannot see and have learned to become disconnected with. Our beautiful earth has an energy that is gentle, infinite, natural. The earth’s energy has a powerful and positive impact on the body. Have you ever been to the beach and just felt completely, well, relaxed? As if nothing in the world was a worry? Yes, maybe the gentle sound of the waves crashing on the shore and the soothing melody of birds chattering may have something to do with it but you also feel relaxed because you are undeniably, connected to the earth positive energy. Okay okay, I know I sound like a hippie right now but what I’m saying is true. Think about it. When is the last time you walked outside, on grass barefoot? And for how long was it?
How does Earthing work?
From the book Earthing: the Most Important Health Discovery Ever?
“Electrically speaking, electrons have a negative charge, while free radicals have a
positive charge. Free radicals also are constantly in search of negatively charged
electrons to which they can attach themselves. What makes free radicals
dangerous is that they will strip electrons from molecules in healthy tissue if
necessary. But reconnecting to the Earth allows for the transfer of free electrons
into the body where they can neutralize the positively charged free radicals that
cause inflammation. The end result, as our observations and research show, is
that Earthing can prevent or reduce chronic inflammation. This is exceptional
news for those of you with cardiovascular concerns who need to keep
inflammation in check in order to prevent further arterial damage. It’s also good
news for people who regularly deal with pain (which is often accompanied or
aggravated by inflammation), or are looking for a speedier recovery from
Earthing enthusiast David Wolfe goes on to share:
“Here’s what you can do about it: we have a technology that is so basic and so
simple – and protects you from EMF fields better than anything ever discovered,
and what it involves is taking this (shoe) and removing it – getting rid of it – and
using your own two bare feet to go walk outside with your cell phone, and step
on the ground so that you get shielded by the earth’s field itself. The earth’s EMF
field – its electron field – is so massive that it automatically dissipates the static
field directly off of you from your cell phone, from your camera, from your ipod,
from whatever device that you carry around – even your computer.
“This is the reason why it’s so powerful to jump in the ocean, because it
discharges off of you the static electrical field of the devices we have around us –
a cordless phone for example’ what we may not know is that – not only is it
frying us while it’s on, but it leaves a static field around us which must be
dissipated by grounding. . .
“We get rid of this, we go jump in the ocean, we lay on a beach, we go jump in a
lake, and that static field comes right off of us, and we re-immerse ourselves into
the most immense electron-ocean ever, which is the earth’s own electron field.
This discovery is so profound that the scientific research is indicating that all
inflammatory conditions are related to wearing shoes. It’s ridiculous, it’s absurd,
and it’s true. ” 
Unfortunately, it seems we’ve lost sight of our roots and indefinitely our connection to the world’s energy by modern day times. But fortunately, the easiest way you can reconnect yourself is to simply walk outside barefoot on grass, concrete, dirt or sand for at least a half hour. Do that once a day and I’m sure you will feel a whole lot better.
There are also sleeping mats that you plug into your wall outlet that acts as the earth’s ground to achieve the benefits of positively recharging yourself at night. This results in better sleep and feeling more rested, alive and energized.
Which brings me to why I am posting this! Kelly at Kelly the Kitchen Kop is sponsoring a giveaway for a free earthing mat- a $76 value! Click on her link to enter the giveaway!
In the mean time, go treat yourself to the beautiful outdoors and ground yourself!
Until next time,
Loriel – Healthy Roots, Happy Soul