You’ve probably already heard of vitamin G? Known to humans since the beginning of our species, for some time inexplicably forgotten, it is being recently rediscovered and praised for the key role it plays in our overall well-being. Called “the ultimate antioxidant”, it’s available at no cost to anyone and has an impressive list of health benefits. Yes, you are right, we’re talking about grounding (also known as ‘earthing’), which means reconnecting skin-to-ground with the earth’s surface. As much as it may sound like another media hype, it is deeply based in the science of human biology.
What science says?
Many recent studies demonstrate that connecting the human body to the earth has a variety of the long-term health benefits, including reductions in stress (anxiety, depression, irritability), pain and inflammation, normalization of the daily cortisol rhythm and sleep improvement. Moreover, ‘grounding’ increases the surface charge of red blood cells, thereby reducing their clumping and risk of cardiovascular disease. It has virtually immediate physiological effects on the body. “It is well established, though not widely known, that the surface of the earth possesses a limitless and continuously renewed supply of free or mobile electrons as a consequence of a global atmospheric electron circuit (…). The most reasonable hypothesis to explain the beneficial effects of earthing is that a direct earth connection enables both diurnal electrical rhythms and free electrons to flow from the earth to the body. (…) It is also suggested that free electrons from the earth neutralize the positively charged free radicals that are the hallmark of chronic inflammation.” *
In other words, the studies show that we owe much of grounding’s healing capabilities to its antioxidant effect on our cells! (that apart from their anti-aging power, have the ability to help reduce inflammation which is a leading cause of most chronic diseases!)
How does it work?
What many of us don’t know is, our bodies are not only chemical but also electrical in nature. Our heartbeat, brain and nervous system all function through electrical impulses. When any of these natural impulses are disturbed, that affects our body’s communication system and results in a disease.
And the earth?
The earth is also electrical in nature and provides us with an unlimited supply of health-promoting negatively-charged electrons. These electrons act as antioxidants. Human beings are electrically positive and our earth is electrically negative, so they create a harmoniously balanced circuit, as yin and yang! (Mind that the computer screens and other electronic devices we spend so much time on all radiate a positive charge!)
How to get Vitamin G?
By kicking off your shoes! To get your daily dose of Vitamin G walk around barefoot in the park or garden, or you can get it by swimming in the sea or strolling on the beach. The truth is that any direct contact with the surface of the planet heals! Modern science is starting to reinvent the wheel, discovering that the most incredible and affordable medicine is right under our feet and the Earth knows best how to take care of her children.
Gaia knows best.
There is a growing, compelling new way of understanding life on our planet called ‘Gaia theory’. It asserts that living organisms and their inorganic surroundings have evolved together as a single living system! Some scientists believe that this “Gaian system” self-regulates global temperature, atmospheric content, ocean salinity, and other factors in an ‘automatic’ manner. Earth’s living system apparently keeps conditions on our planet just right to sustain life! This utterly intelligent Being – Gaia, however, appears to hold more secrets, that science has yet to uncover.
Places of power.
We already know it – any contact with earth surface is highly beneficial. Yet, there appears to exist a type of an earth-based energy available to human beings, concentrated at specific places, that radiates a proper healing frequency. Human beings, like animals, seem to intuitively have sensed them in the past by venerating them as sacred. They are located all across the planet and are characterised by uniquely highly favourable bio radiation or life force level. This energy is also referred to as ‘biophotons’, which stands for light particles invisible to our eyes. This positive radiation is necessary to the maintenance of life on Earth. In all sacred sites the bio-radiation is very high and very beneficial to human bodies (It can exceed 500.000 in Bovis scale, while on the average the Earth creates positive, life enhancing energy in the 7000 to 18.000 range). It can accelerate recovery from diseases, increase relaxation, cell regeneration, bio-vitality, enlarge human auric field, improve our emotional well -being as well as boost our spiritual growth. Life-force energy in such places is so intense one feels its power even after several weeks! Such places are perfect for meditation and inner-work, as they strongly influence the human subconscious and spirituality. Seems obvious why, while choosing locations for different religious cults, humans almost exclusively chose places of power.
How to benefit from Earth’s power sites?
In order to benefit from this high life force levels no ritual is necessary. No belief in a particular religion or philosophy. All one needs to do is to visit a power site, calm their mind and simply be present. However, intentionally connecting with the power place, practicing breathing and meditation helps to create a link up with its energy field and more fully benefiting from all the potential it offers. And you will be surprised how much is there to gain… It not only heals our physical and emotional body but catalyzes and increases higher consciousness:
‘The sacred sites in the coming years will function for more and more people as empowerment places, as planetary acupuncture points, as destiny activation sites, and as energy transducers for spiritual illumination. (…).’ ( Martin Gray, National Geographic). Join me in Gargano to experience it yourself (See: https://www.angelsfeetproject.com/sacred-journeys/).
Martin Gray: https://sacredsites.com/martin_gray/purposes.html
*Links to the studies regarding grounding: