The Importance of "Grounding" or "Earthing" for Emotional and Physical Health and Wellness

In modern life, we don't typically receive adequate exposure to the outdoors, thus missing out on benefits of the earth's magnetic field for our health and well-being. Dr. Michael Karlfeldt, ND, PhD explores the importance of grounding and earthing or contact and connection with the electromagnetic fields of the earth for so many aspects of health, providing numerous practical and simple solutions. 


Scientist Nicola Tesla said our entire biological system, the brain and the earth itself, actually work on the same frequencies. All species upon our planet are shaped by the forces and presence of the earth and the cosmos. Because of this, connection is deeply inherited to a sustainable state of well-being. The earth as an organic and inorganic system is constantly bathing all life on the planet with its highly ordered and coherent, electromagnetic field.

The natural tendency of an organism is to couple with this earth's energy field, and come into a state of harmony with its external environment. The earth's field has normal, lower range of about 7.8 Hz (hertz), also known as the Schumann resonance. This natural rhythm is found in multiple places within the human organism, and is inherent to functioning at our most efficient, sustainable and coherent state.

The human body cavity resonates at this 7.8 Hz. Our alpha and theta brain waves both border the frequency of 7.8 Hz. These brain waves are associated with insight, intuition, inspiration, meditation, relaxation and calmness.

The earth resonates with our biological system, bringing us into a state of greater coherence. This enhances our mental, emotional, and physical well-being. When connected to this energy of the earth, organisms operate more efficiently and harmoniously, and can more freely access the earth-stabilizing electro-magnetic energy to increase vitality, health and wellness. Common terms for connecting to this energy that you may have heard is called "grounding", or another term referred to is "earthing".

Enhancing your electromagnetic state naturally

There are a few ways you can enhance this connection: a very simple exercise is simply to just go outside, be out in nature. Go to a field, the mountain, a swamp, a river, a steam, a beach, the ocean. Just get out of the office, off of the couch. Be in the presence of nature, just connect with that energy. Be in the presence of that life.

Going barefoot and contact with the earth

Another key thing that you can do is actually walk in nature, barefoot. Enjoy some quality barefoot time, where you are actually connecting with the energy directly, with earth. The human species has thrived for thousands of years barefoot. So let's take the time to return to this practice in our daily life.

Another thing you can do to connect: you have all these "tree huggers", but its actually something that is really beneficial: go hug a tree. Say hello to a tree! And just connecting with that energy helps to balance your own energy field.

Grounding technology

There also, in addition to these techniques, there is some grounding technology that has come out, that people and certain companies have developed. These help you to ground and replenish your body with negative ions.

The earth is the largest electon donor and receiver. The ideal pH of the human body is alkaline to neutral. Germs, bacteria, viruses and parasites all have a positive charge, and thrive in an acidic environment. Using grounding electrodes help to increase the electro-negativity of the human organism, making the internal environment more alkaline, which is widely recognized as critical to a healthy immune system.

There are numerous innovative products available to ground the body in these unnatural environments such as the earthing mat or earthing sheet. They are practical ways to maintain that harmonizing electro-magnetic contact with the earth.

Visualization techniques

Then there are different visualization techniques that you can use to alter and regulate our own energy field through changing emotions and how we choose to feel. For instance, visualization is an ancient practice that is incredibly effective and can be done at any moment, no matter where you are. There are a few techniques you can use. For instance, there is a way to visualize a grounding cord where you visualize a a cord going through your body, connecting to the center of the earth. You can feel that energy, just visualizing how that energy connects with the earth. It supports both your mind and your heart, vitalizing your whole body. Just picture that energy coming through you, into the earth and then up to the earth. And that's a powerful visualization technique.

And there are other techniques you can do, where you visualize yourself to be like a tree. Where your feet become like roots, that then ground themselves into the earth. It helps you to ground yourself with earth and hold that energy up. So both you and the earth can resonate with each other.

Or another visualization is to picture yourself like a mountain: where you are stable and solid. The mountain is not just a tip, it is that whole bottom section that goes well into earth. And you can create that visualization.

All of these are very powerful ways of grounding your energy and creating that coherence between you and the electro-magnetic field of the earth. It is crucial for your own well-being and for health, and being able to be in a space where you can be peaceful, calm and happy.

Photo by Agenk Wibowo on Unsplash. 

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