What is Grounding?
For millions of years humans have walked the surface of the earth either barefooted, or with the protection of simple leather shoes. We are creatures of the planet and our biology wants us to stay that way – in harmony.
It’s no coincidence that we talk about people who understand something well having a solid grounding, or being fully grounded, because we naturally recognise even in the way we speak that it’s important to retain our connections to the earth, from which comes our food, our shelter and everything else, including ourselves.
But something happened at the turn of the 19th century that led to us separating more and more from the planet that nurtured us, and that was the patenting of the first rubber soled shoes. You see, up until then, all footwear had been electrically conductive, allowing the free electrons in the ground to flow into and out of our bodies as necessary to keep us at electrical equilibrium with the earth.
But rubber is an electrical insulator, and when we started placing it under our feet we lost our last main physical connection with the planet, because (in the western world, at least), we had begun carpeting our houses, and sleeping on electrically isolated beds, sitting on wooden chairs, and so on. Only our feet had been keeping us in touch with the earth. But no-longer.
But why is this so important, you might ask? Well, it turns out that when we withdraw physical contact with the earth we pick up electrical charges from all around. And the closer we live to electrical products, the more of it we carry. We are electrical beings before chemical; our brains function through tiny electrical signals, as do all the nerves throughout our body. Everything in ourselves relies on electricity, and when we are ungrounded to the earth the extra electricity entering our bodies interferes with its processes and consequently our health.
For example, by comparing the blood of ungrounded and grounded people you can see how grounding reduces coagulation and makes the blood flow more easily. This can be clearly seen under a microscope. And it’s not just people that are affected. No, it’s all living things, including plants. To prove this you only need to take a couple of plants, place them in pots indoors and ground one of them to discover just how much more unhealthily the ungrounded one grows.
All these phenomenon and more are explained on this website, and simple experiments are outlined that you can perform for yourself to see the truth that biological things prosper when protected by the grounding force of the earth.
And taking advantage of this knowledge is so easy. You can construct simple and cheap equipment yourself, or you can purchase ready-made items that you can use to ground yourself, your plants and your pets to improve your overall health. In fact, the results you will obtain may well stun and surprise you far more than the most expensive medications available.
And you can even get the benefits of grounding (also commonly referred to as earthing) totally free – just spend as much time walking outside barefoot as you can and you’re sure to notice the difference.