September 28, 2023 — Ben Lewis

Behold the most important health discovery for overall well-being: Grounding! Every day, our planet absorbs solar radiation like a natural battery that we can access to recharge ourselves. If we walk barefoot or use earthing products that connect to a ground wire, we can replenish our electron count and enjoy miraculous health benefits. Let's examine what grounding is and learn how to do it.

What Is Grounding, or Earthing?

 A female walks along the edge of the ocean barefoot

Grounding, or earthing, is the process of recharging your electrical energy by reconnecting to the earth. It usually involves direct contact with the earth to transfer negatively charged electrons into the human body. However, some believers in the health benefits of earthing also use electrical devices for grounding indoors.

When traditional practitioners make contact with the ground beneath their bare feet, the earth's energy connects with their own to complete an electrical circuit.

The free electrons from the earth have a balancing effect on the human nervous system. Millions of people around the world have tried walking barefoot on the Earth's surface and experienced the healing power of Earth's subtle energy.

12 Signs Your Body's Electrical System Needs Grounding

Everyone should try to ground themselves for several minutes each day. Rubber-soled shoes and indoor lifestyles have interfered with our connection to the earth and everything on it. As a result, we suffer from several different symptoms of this disconnect.

Find some of the most common indications that you need to walk barefoot and ground yourself below.

1. Lack of Focus

Someone who does not regularly connect with the earth's electrical current may experience a lack of focus.

Complex tasks become seemingly impossible, and even menial chores remain left unfinished if the person experiences a series of distractions.

Short-term memory often suffers due to this scattered behavior where every newly presented task erases the memory of ongoing projects.

2. Overthinking or Brooding

Most people who practice grounding express relief from overthinking or brooding.

Anyone who often experiences paralysis by analysis or finds themselves stuck in a rut should reconnect with the earth's energy, either by walking barefoot or using specialized earthing products that connect to an outlet's ground wire.

Those individuals who do try grounding exhibit calmness of mind and improved relaxation.

3. Anxiety

Individuals who do not ground themselves regularly may feel anxious or apprehensive in general.

This uneasy feeling stems from their lack of connection with the earth, almost like a form of spiritual separation anxiety.

Some of the symptoms may include shallow breathing, heart palpitations, and antisocial behavior. If symptoms do not dissipate after grounding for several days, the anxiety's cause may lie elsewhere.

4. Poor Sleep

Waking up in the middle of the night is a common sign that the person should reconnect with the earth's energy.

Sudden changes in the body's electric current can cause sudden wakefulness, even during deep sleep.

Even if an ungrounded person sleeps through the night, the quality of sleep may suffer, so the person wakes up feeling tired.

5. Chronic Pain

Inexplicable chronic pain that goes undiagnosed for years can sometimes result from a low electric charge in the body.

The weak charge creates an unstable electrical signal in the nervous system, which the brain mistakenly interprets as pain.

With a full charge, most people experience some relief from their pain condition. Regular grounding often leads to a complete recovery.

6. Inflammation

Some people suffer from inflammation if they do not ground themselves.

They usually experience inflammation in the brain, heart, liver, spleen, and gall bladder, but sometimes the local inflammatory response affects other areas of the body.

Anti-inflammatories may provide temporary relief, but consistent grounding can reverse chronic inflammation.

7. Fatigue

Millions of people face severe exhaustion every day because they are not connected to the earth.

Many of them could be cured with a stroll along the beach or a night spent with one of the electric barefoot substitutes that connects to an outlet's ground port.

Fatigue can cause problems at work and fray relationships at home. Taking a barefoot walk could help an ungrounded person avoid these unwanted outcomes.

8. Poor Circulation

Grounding can help regulate blood pressure and improve poor circulation.

A person who does not ground themselves a few times per week may experience poor circulation in the extremities, especially in old age.

By itself, walking once a day would improve circulation for most people. Doing it without the insulation of rubber-soled shoes can speed up the recovery.

9. Behavioral Issues

Many people have reported reduced behavioral issues after practicing grounding at their own pace.

Grounding can ease nervous habits, reduce emotional outbursts, and eliminate self-destructive behavior, among other benefits.

When grounded, many people say it feels like they are connecting with the world and feel less alone, which promotes a calming effect.

10. Closed-Mindedness

If someone you know used to have an open mind but has recently shut down any possibility of entertaining new ideas, grounding could serve as the remedy.

Like an imperceptible shock to the system, grounding can spark new growth.

Even the most cynical person can benefit from earthing, opening up their minds with each barefoot step on the grass, sand, or soil.

11. Spacing Out

An ungrounded person may space out, daydream, or dissociate due to a low electron count.

They may also zone out during important personal conversations, school lectures, or business meetings.

Walking barefoot or using barefoot substitutes will improve focus and mental clarity and improve performance at work.

12. Depression

Earthing can lift someone out of even the deepest depression.

Scientific research shows that taking walks on the beach can improve a person's mood. Walks in the forest and on mountain trails appear to produce similar results.

These effects are only amplified when there are no shoes to prevent us from connecting with the earth.

How to Ground Yourself With 5 Earthing Techniques

A woman grounds herself outdoors on a blanket made of natural materials

Ground yourself with five proven grounding techniques! You can ground yourself by contacting the earth with your bare skin, and there are plenty of ways to do it. Some of the best places to make contact include:

  • Oceans, lakes, and rivers

  • Wet soil, sand, and grass

  • Dry soil, sand, and grass

  • Living trees and plants

  • Wet concrete and ceramic tile floors

Some of the worst places to establish a connection with the earth include:

  • Gravel and stone

  • Asphalt

  • Wood chips

  • Plastic

  • Painted surfaces

Once you find a good place to ground yourself, there several different techniques can help you get the most out of the experience. Find the five best grounding techniques below.

1. Conscious Walking

Walking with bare feet and zero intentionality will still allow you to exchange electrons with the Earth. However, you can enhance the experience by practicing mindfulness during your barefoot stroll.

Pay attention to which parts of your sole touch the ground. Try to transfer your weight from your heel to the ball of your foot before digging your toes into the grass or soil.

Treat each step like a form of acupressure. The contact points of your left foot should match those of your right foot as you continue your walk.

2. Roll Around in the Sand, Grass, and Mud

Walking barefoot is what most people think of when they imagine grounding themselves because it is the most practical, expedient method. However, you can absorb the earth's energy faster if you roll around in the sand, grass, or mud.

There's a reason it felt good to roll down a grassy hill when you were a kid: You covered yourself in newly acquired electrons from the earth. You felt energized and in touch with your surroundings.

When using this grounding technique, the more bare skin touching the ground, the better. Also, try to wear clothes that conduct electricity—no rubber, leather, or synthetic fabrics.

3. Use Earthing Products

Ground yourself while you work or sleep with plug-in earthing gadgets. In recent years, the earthing movement has spawned an entire industry of grounding products.

These devices connect you to the earth's energy through the ground wire of an outlet's ground port. They permit you to ground yourself while sleeping, meditating, working, or watching TV.

Some of the most common grounding products include:

  • Chair cushions

  • Bedsheets

  • Pillow covers

  • Desk mats

  • Adhesive patches

Earthing devices allow you to ground yourself at the fundamental frequency of the earth, 7.83 Hz, also known as the fundamental Schumann Resonance. You can also dial up the other Schumann resonances of 14.3, 20.8, 27.3, and 33.8 Hz and ground yourself that way.

4. Visualize the Transfer of Energy

As you practice earthing, visualizations may help you get more out of the experience and put you more in touch with your own body as it recharges.

Pay attention to your heart and imagine a stream of electromagnetic energy coming up your leg from the earth. Then, visualize the current touching your heart before running down your other leg and returning to the earth.

When grounded, focus on your oneness with Earth and contemplate the Earth's oneness with the universe.

5. Stop and Stand

If you do not have the time or energy to walk, you can stand barefoot on the grass or soil.

Standing on wet grass or in a muddy puddle will make it easier to stay connected to the earth.

Stand perfectly still and see if you can perceive the transfer of surface electrons.

Someone walks barefoot at night for grounding

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Connect with the earth and benefit from its free energy. Many people remain skeptical of earthing, but almost all of them become believers once they try it. In the comments below, tell the rest of our spiritual community about your experience with grounding and how you have benefitted from it.

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