Grounding is one of the most simple and fundamental ways to rebalance your energies. Walking barefoot on the earth immediately makes you feel whole again, but it isn’t the only way to ground yourself and bring you back to centre. Here are eight ways to ground yourself with thanks to Adam Lanka of healthy holistic living
The term grounding means connected to the Earth, and is one that spans numerous different cultures, traditions, and spiritual practices. Grounding is associated with feelings of balance, connection, centeredness, sinking, being anchored and in the flow. However I would like to explore the greater implications of what is happening every time you go outside and relax into nature.
The Schumann Resonance
What we must understand is that all systems strive to achieve, return to, or maintain a state of pure coherence. In every single moment, whether one is aware of it or not, we are taking part in a constant process within our universe, coupling with other energy fields and finding some sort of balance within this space. This happens everywhere, with life within an ecosystem, when you sit down in your favorite chair and watch television, when you play with animals, or when you say hello to your neighbour. We are constantly interacting with the energy fields all around us in varying degrees and to varying results.
The more organized or coherent these fields are, the more effectively and efficiently energy can be transferred to both stimulate and enhance the lesser organized of the two. Of utmost important to all life on our planet, the Earth’s field has a normal lower range of ~7.8 Hz. This is also known as the Schumann Resonance.
This natural rhythm is found in multiple places within the human organism. It is inherent to functioning at our most efficient, sustainable, and coherent state. The human body cavity resonates at 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.
Thus, the Earth resonates with our biological system, bringing us into a state of greater coherence. As a result this enhances our mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. When grounded, organisms operate more efficiently and harmoniously. They can more freely access the Earth’s stabilizing electromagnetic energy to increase vitality, health, wellness and enjoy a prolonged lifespan.
This ancient knowledge is expressed in widely different cultures, traditions, and spiritual practices. All of it draws from our connection to the Earth. It is then important to become aware that the dominant Western paradigm in the world at the moment is largely set up to alienate people and hinder this connection to the Earth.
Disconnection From The Earth
The economic system is set up to keep people inside generating information, in large buildings of stone and metal that disconnect us from the Earth. We surround ourselves with machines and technology that constantly bombard us with electromagnetic radiation, i.e. telephones, computers, televisions, etc. We are sold pieces of insulating plastic or rubber to put onto our feet when we are out in nature which hinder the flow of energy from the Earth up into our physical vessel. Pollution and invasive procedures within the Earth distort the electromagnetic field.
Thankfully, we can cultivate connection to the Earth and facilitate a more coherent, healthy state of being through the practice of grounding. Below are different methods one can utilise to bring the human organism back into harmony with the Earth’s energetic field:
Simple Ways To Ground Yourself
1. Go Outside
Be out in nature; go to a field, a mountain, a swamp, a river, a stream, a beach, the ocean. Get out of the office, off of the couch. Be in the presence of nature, be in the presence of life.
2. Walk in Nature Barefoot
Enjoy some quality barefoot time. The human species has thrived for thousands of years barefoot. Let’s take the time to return to this practice in our daily life.
3. Hug a Tree
It’s science; go couple and touch another organism to balance your energy field.