…and missing out on all the health benefits
Being grounded is more than just connecting to the earth. Most of us are missing out on nature’s health benefits because we are insulated from it without really realising.
Humans have evolved to live on Earth, and as such, we are inextricably linked to the natural environment around us. The Earth has a vast amount of natural energy, including heat, light, and sound waves, that can affect our bodies and minds in various ways. However, we are often insulated from these natural energies when we are indoors.
The primary reason we are insulated from Earth’s natural energy when we are inside is that buildings are designed to provide a barrier between the inside and outside world. Walls, floors, and roofs are constructed with materials that are good insulators, such as wood, concrete, and fiberglass, which prevent heat, light, and sound waves from passing through. This insulation helps to maintain a comfortable and stable indoor environment, regardless of the conditions outside.
One of the most significant ways we are insulated from natural energy when we are inside is through our exposure to sunlight. Sunlight provides us with vitamin D, which is essential for our health and wellbeing. It is also a natural mood enhancer, helping to boost our serotonin levels and improve our overall mood. However, when we are inside, we are often shielded from direct sunlight by walls and windows, which reduces our exposure to this natural energy source.
Another way we are insulated from Earth’s natural energy when we are inside is through our exposure to heat. The Earth is a massive source of heat energy, and it is constantly radiating heat into the atmosphere. However, when we are inside, we are often shielded from this heat by insulation and air conditioning. This can be a good thing during the hot summer months, but it can also have negative consequences for our health and wellbeing. For example, spending too much time in air-conditioned environments can lead to dry skin, eye irritation, and respiratory problems.
We are also insulated from Earth’s natural energy when we are inside in terms of our exposure to sound. The Earth is a noisy place, with the sounds of birds, insects, and other animals filling the air. However, when we are inside, we are often shielded from these sounds by insulation and double-glazed windows. This separation from nature can have negative consequences for our health and wellbeing
It is essential to find ways to reconnect with nature, whether it’s by spending time outside, incorporating natural elements into our indoor environments, or simply taking breaks to step outside and breathe in the fresh air. By doing so, we can reap the many benefits of Earth’s natural energy and lead happier, healthier lives.
5 ways you are insulated from the Earth
1. Wearing rubber-soled trainers and shoes – Clint Ober noticed people wearing training shoes as the pivotal reason for our declining health. Us electric beings were insulated from the ground and the earth’s electrical surface charge and this has a huge impact on our human health. Whenever you can, go barefoot, to become part of the planet’s electrical circuit
2. Spending too long indoors – this is such a tricky one, as a lot of us work in offices (or from home), often with long hours. Before we know it, we have spent virtually the entire day (and night) inside. Try to take a break from your desk job and walk outside. If you’re lucky enough to work from home, perhaps take a woodland walk, get the body moving and the blood pumping.
3. Wearing sunglasses! This is linked to being outside more, but wearing shades as soon as the sun comes out is not a good thing. Your eyes help set your circadian rhythm and morning light is great so don’t block it out – it helps your body produce cortisol, wakes you up and gives you energy.
4. Wearing gardening gloves – did you know you are grounded when your hands touch the soil or the leaves of a plant. It’s a great opportunity to absorb those electrons so why wear protective gloves if they can be avoided? The next time you’re pruning your bush, leaves the gloves indoors!
5. Zorbing! This is a bit of an extreme example but a good illustration of what outdoor play has become like these days. Outdoor sports are great and a fantastic way to be in the fresh air, and a way to connect with the earth. My two boys love playing football and its great to see them covered in dirt at the end of their matches. Dirt is good. We all need to get out and play more!