Have you ever noticed how good you feel after going for a walk in nature? Or how relaxed you feel when sitting down in a park, pottering in a garden, walking barefoot on the beach or even sitting on a lawn? There's something about connecting with the Earth that harmonises our internal rhythms, induces inner-peace and recharges us.
We are made of the same stuff as the 'Earth'
Mother Earth is an electromagnetic being - and so are we! We are made of the same stuff. Not surprisingly, when we connect with nature our energetic frequency begins to oscillate the same frequency as the Earth. The human body apparently resonates at around 7.8 Hz. I've also heard that the brain waves associated with relaxation, intuition, insight and inner-calm also resonate at around 7.8 Hz. Without getting too scientific here - this just happens to be the same frequency as Mother Earth.
The modern world disconnection
Our modern world has encouraged us to become increasingly disconnected from nature. We live indoors, wear shoes that create a barrier to the Earth, work in offices, are subject to constant distraction, hyper-stimulation and generally (many of us at least) have a distinctive lack of connection with nature. In our 'modern' world we pick up frequencies that are not us; electro magnetic frequencies (EMF) from the swathes of gadgets and appliances that surround us. In essence we are constantly taking on frequencies that aren't particularly supportive to our minds and human bodies; frequencies that conflict with out natural resonance.
Like an electrical cable flipping all over the place
Without being connected to the Earth, we become unearthed (a bit like an electrical cable, flipping all over the place, that isn't grounded). Without grounding, it becomes difficult for us to discharge the frequencies that we've taken on board. We become overwhelmed and washed through with chaotic energies. When I say energies I mean negative energies/projections from others, energies from the 'go-go-go' hyper-stimulation of the modern world, unnatural things and other challenging situations. This stress on our system creates stress and anxiety. Overtime, it takes its toll on our mental and physical health too. Without a connection with the Earth we don't get that incredible sense of supportive calm and well-being that happens naturally when we are earthed.
Bringing us back to life
Connecting with the Earth, literally brings us to life. It breathes us. It restores and rejuvenates our energy field. The frequency of Mother Earth is incredibly healing. It's perfectly configured for optimal human beingness.
Earth is like an enormous battery - connect with it and we recharge!
How does connecting with nature help our well-being?
- Connecting with the Earth is an instant way to discharge unwanted energies
- Connecting with the Earth supports us energetically
- Connecting with the Earth restores and rejuvenates our energy field
- Connecting with the Earth promotes an instant sense of calm
- Connecting with the Earth improves mental and emotional clarity
- Connecting with the Earth helps to to get in touch with our true selves
- Connecting with the Earth can ease depression
- The mental and emotional well-being associated with connecting with the Earth can have a positive knock on effect to other challenges in our lives, including physical, disease and illness
Becoming Earthed for Optimal Well-Being
I've discovered many techniques for grounding and connecting with the Earth. The most effective are often the most simple.
Walking in nature is powerful, as well as spending time in a green park. I find that being barefoot and feeling the ground beneath my feet, instantly rekindles my affinity with the Earth. I love to spend time connecting with anything natural; communing with the trees; adoring wildlife; feeling the majesty of the the rolling hills and mountains; running my hands through a flowing river. Connecting with the Earth also includes sand and the ocean. I don't often get the opportunity, but when I do, I love to walk barefoot on the sand and connect with the water.
Simple tips for grounding
- Acknowledge the importance of grounding for yourself
- Spend a minimum of 15 minutes a day consciously connecting with the earth on a walk, in a park, on the beach or even sitting on a small lawn
- Commit to consciously connecting with nature for longer periods whenever possible
- Take a vacation in nature
- Find new, local nature spots and explore
- Use a meditation to help you ground and reconnect with Mother Earth
You might be surprised at what a massive difference these things can make to your well-being.
A grounding meditation
Here's a very easy method of grounding wherever you are. Ideally, find a natural spot, connected to the Earth (a large rock, grass, earth, sand). However if you can't connect to Earth that where you are at the time, just visualise your connection with the ground, until you can find a natural spot. Just the sense of connecting with the Earth can support us too.
Close your eyes and bring your awareness to your connection with Mother Earth. Feel your energetic 'roots' sink into the Earth, through your feet (if standing) or base chakra (if seated). When you feel connected, get a sense of Mother Earth pure energy rising up through you. Allow her energy to flow up through your base allowing the infusion of Earthly energies throughout your body. Feel the fullness of your body as you feel grounded and connected with Mother Earth. Allow your self to fully infuse into your body WHILST maintaining your sense of groundedness. Carry on with your day feeling the fullness of your groundedness. Feeling alert and connected. Present and aware.
How do you connect with nature? Do you have any favourite ways that I've not mentioned here? Please do share in the comments below. Soul to Soul Trinity This article originally appeared on Trinity's website here: Why is connecting with nature so good for our health & well-being?
by Trinity Bourne
22 years ago Trinity had a profound spiritual awakening that interconnected her with the deeper consciousness of life. What followed was a journey of compassion for all sentient beings, and a passion to share conscious living for the benefit of all. Trinity is an integral part of the Openhand Core Team, supporting with the energy processing, design, publication of books and film, and is also the Openhand retreat chef. Trinity recently published two recipe books: Trinity's Conscious Kitchen & Angelicious - Food for a New Paradigm. Find Trinity here on www.Openhandweb.org, and here: Trinity's Conscious Kitchen Website