Have you heard of Grounding or Earthing?
Feeling healthy and full of well-being is important for everyone, but particularly anyone who has chosen to be a conscious creator. Although doable, it is a lot more challenging to pivot toward better feeling thoughts and focus on what feels better when you are chronically tired or don’t feel physically well.
For my birthday, I got an Earthing Starter Kit. I’ve been enjoying the benefits so much, it felt important to share it here.
What is Grounding/Earthing? The two terms are often used interchangeably, but Grounding refers to what’s happening, and Earthing refers to how. Earthing is grounding and reconnecting the human body back to the Earth. You can do this by walking bare foot on ground (wet grass improves connectivity), beach sand, or damp/moist concrete (in direct contact with the Earth) for at least 10+ min. every day.
When the weather is inclement or too cold, there are kits that help you ground indoors, where we are surrounded by electrical noise from computers, major appliances, and the electrical wiring in the walls. You can ground through a rod pushed into the Earth that is connected to a cable that comes into the house…or you can ground through the home’s grounded electrical system.
In addition to better sleep and greater feeling of well-being, there are many documented experiences of rapid healing, it naturally thins the blood, and offers a dramatic reduction in inflammation which facilitates healing. (Yes, there are Earthing mats for pets, too!) Earthing.net has more information.
Most of us will recognize that Native and Indigenous Cultures around the globe have always understood the power of and importance of connecting to the energy of the planet.
It’s really only those of us who have lost our connection to the Earth, which we had as kids running barefoot through the grass or sand or swimming in concrete pool, who really need to reconnect.
I had heard about Earthing via social media in late spring 2010 (I may have also read some discussions about it at the awesome Law of Attraction Membership Site, Good Vibe University), and began visiting my local parks to have my bare feet on the earth. Unfortunately, a lot of the parks are using some kind of chemical fertilizer on the grass that was not ideal for my skin. Plus, we rarely have a deep freeze (like we did last year) so the fleas usually live year round in the grass. I’d come home from the park covered with flea bites and rashes…and after that summer decided not to bother with Earthing.
Then, in 2012, a friend (one of my former bosses from when I worked at Adobe Systems) was raving to me about Earthing. She had used *indoor Earthing kits* during her cancer recovery…never got sick from Chemo…and she recovered so quickly it astounded her oncologist. It was her alternative health doctor who recommended this resource. Later, when her husband had hip replacement surgery the kits helped him also recover much faster. She also raves how much better they both sleep now.
The kit comes with a half sheet I put on my bed and a pad to use while on the computer, all the cables, testers, book, and a DVD of the movie Grounded. I went from not being grounded to being grounded a large portion of the day (at the computer or while in bed, sleeping). The moment I plugged everything in and grounded myself, my kitty Louise ran over to *join in*. She made sure every paw was touching my body, so she could also be grounded. Animals know!
Four nights before the starter kit arrived, I had started going to bed at 9pm at night. Initially, I didn’t think I’d be able to sleep that earlier, but was surprised to discover I easily fell asleep and slept 9 full hours each night.
So, the first night I had the grounding/Earthing kit, I again went to sleep at 9pm and set my alarm to wake me in 9 hours. This time, when the alarm went off, I was still so sleepy, I barely remember shutting off the alarm and going back into a deep sleep. When I woke up, I realized three things…
I had slept very deeply for a full 13.5 hours!!!
My body felt incredibly refreshed and that lasted longer throughout the day!!!
Every cell in my body felt like it was vibrating …humming …dancing!!!
The second night was similar. In bed by 9pm, alarm set for 9 hours…don’t remember turning off the alarm…slept 13.5 hours and woke up feeling great.
I was a little distressed about sleeping that long and wondered if this was normal, so I sent an email to my friend to ask her. She replied that it must mean my body needed a lot of extra deep sleep. Ironically, after I sent the message on the third day, the third night, I slept only 7.5 hours and woke up feeling great. The next night, I was wide awake after 6 hours of sleep. After a week, I now I feel my sleep pattern is evening out. Your experience will vary depending on your sleep patterns and overall health.
In addition, over the past week I have been feeling this infectious sense of well-being bubbling up inside of me…All is WELL…and getting weller, as Abraham has said. I have to admit, I didn’t notice it at first because the shift was very gradual.
If you want to start grounding/Earthing, you can go outside with your bare feet on non-fertilized grass, concrete (doesn’t work on asphalt, though), or a sandy beach for at least 10 min every day and build up to longer periods. Apparently, it also works while *swimming in a concrete pool*! This costs nothing if you have grass, beach, concrete or a concrete pool nearby.
When the weather turns cold, I can recommend the indoor Earthing kits from Earthing.com. The elite athletes in the Tour de France use Earthing Bags (zipped cotton bags, similar to a sleeping bag) so they sleep in a *grounded cocoon*. Some people who benefited from regular Earthing kits found the Earthing Bags to be too much grounding, while others found them helpful. Seems like the athletes are the ones who do well with the Earthing Bag.
So far, I am enjoying the Earthing sheet and mat…I am not sleeping as much as I was in the beginning, and the feeling of well-being is pervasive.
The DVD included with the kit was underwhelming for me. I do believe the filmmaker (a wildlife filmmaker) had good intentions, but it was more like a collage of film clips. There are YouTube videos that do a better job of explaining and interviewing people, although the movie does show how an entire town in Alaska benefited from grounding. A number of those people were interviewed, but their responses were basically, “I used to have pain before I started Grounding. The pain is gone and Grounding is great!” No indepth explanations and a lot of the doctors are still unsure how it works, other than the heart being electrical (it’s also magnetic, but don’t get me started…).
Here’s a trailer for the updated documentary (not the one I have), entitled Grounding 2…showing, among other things, how grounding/Earthing impacts plants and humans:
If you read/listened to my Why I Am Still Alive post on my blog then you know that I’ve had two blood clots (30 and 16 years ago). The fact that the grounding also thins the blood is good news for me. However, if someone is on blood-thinning medication, they will need to be on doctor supervision while employing grounding/Earthing because too much thinning is not good.
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, an integrative cardiologist from Connecticut, said that he had been wondering for years why his patients freshly returning from Florida always needed their meds lowered. He thought it was the warmth and sunshine, but now realizes it could have a lot to do with being grounded on relaxing walks on the sandy beach.
What does this information mean for conscious creators? I know for a fact that I have had more energy, been more aware, and felt more well-being in the last week since I’ve added Grounding/Earthing, which is serving me as a Master Manifestor. My vibration is naturally higher with little physical effort on my part. Whether you ground yourself bare foot on the Earth or with indoor products, this is a tool that helps in many ways.
If you’ve tried grounding/Earthing, share your experience below!