Whilst doing some research on this subject which I thought I knew something about I have now learnt heaps more. As with meditation and mindfulness helping us both physically and spiritually – when we ground our energies through our body it helps us not only on a spiritual level, but on a physical level as well. How this works is that our bodies build up positive electrons in the form of free radicals and when we come in direct contact with the ground we balance these out as the earth has a negative grounding charge.
In the ‘old days’ there weren’t things such as computers, mobile phones, Wi-Fi and so on, and we also spent more time out doors – often walking bare foot. Back then we grounded/earthed ourselves almost automatically. Nowadays with so much concrete and the fact that many of us wear shoes with rubber soles which insolate and isolate us from the ground (and because our bodies and cells have electrical energy and with the high prevalence of electromagnetic waves) many of us have built up a high amount of positive electrons in our bodies.
Some of the effects from being ‘un-grounded’ can be:
Firstly physically – the imbalances in our systems due to free radicals can cause ‘challenges’ with fatigue; chronic diseases such as cancer; pain and inflammation and changes to teeth where if they lack electrons they can start to share electrons with plaque and the plaque electroplates itself to our teeth.
Secondly some of the imbalances we can feel on a more general level through not being grounded are feeling light headed – dazed, spacey and disconnected; drained both mentally, physically and/or spiritually; a lack of focus; being clumsy – bumping into things; feeling irritable and being effected by other people’s energy and/or mood and simply ‘not with it’.
The benefits of grounding are huge – some of which are:
* The health of our blood and heart improves.
* Grounding acts as a protection from EMF’s.
* It slows the aging process and…
* Helps with chronic pain and reduces inflammation.
* Stress, anxiety and depression are less.
* It improves mental clarity.
* It gives us a feeling of calmness and inner peace.
So how can we experience all the wonderful effects of grounding? A few of the ways we can do this are:
* Getting into salt water.
* Epson and Himalayan salt baths.
* Walking on sand and in salt water or standing or sitting on the earth will ‘earth’ us.
* Spend time in nature – gardening is a great way to ground.
* An exercise such as running, jogging or walking – even dancing.
* Qui Gong.
* Eating root vegetables, nuts and avocados.
* High vibrational music particularly Solfeggio.
* Essential oils.
* Crystal and stones.
* A meditation – visualising a golden ray (tube) of light coming down through our crown – through our whole body and grounding the ray into the earth (and we can visualise the light going into roots growing under our feet).
* Do a mindfulness meditation and/or practise mindfulness and ‘be in the NOW’.
* And lastly and some people may say most importantly – chocolate! Chocolate is a natural product and grows in pods on a tree and is therefore ‘of the earth’. Raw is best or a high quality chocolate and I have heard of Sacred Chocolate and will do some further research (definitely) on this. A bit is all that is necessary – so have fun with this.
Postscript! One of the things I learnt through writing this article is that there is ‘earthing’ equipment available such as sheets (to use whilst using computers) and bed wear like blankets and earthing sandals. One surprising fact I picked up was that the U.S. Tour de France cycling team won that race the years they used such things and lost the year they didn’t.
The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.