Connecting with Mother Nature

By  Kirsten Antony R.N. ~

We celebrate Earth Day this year on April 22nd.  Reduce, reuse and recycle continue to be important components to bring awareness to the environmental movement in caring for the planet.  There is also a need for a deeper level of awareness that most indigenous people of the world have always recognized.  We all are interconnected to the Earth is a sacred way.   These principles include the awareness of harmony and balance between all things and also the energetic exchange of healing frequencies.  As time marches on, our society is becoming increasingly insulated from Mother Nature and all the possibilities of healing she can provide.  Many of us communed with nature as children and held this deep-rooted wisdom of balance, but, as adults, have become a casualty of Nature Deficit Disorder.  It is imperative that we grasp the unity that exists among all things as we set foot into a new era of evolution.

To receive the Earth as a healer and teacher, many need to alter their perception of the Earth as just a rock hurtling through space.  Earth is a living organism with brilliant abilities to create and sustain life.  We are in a bonded relationship with the planet which is responsible for our life-force and the energetic exchanges that sustain us in good health.  This energetic exchange is the transfer of subatomic particles called free electrons into the human body through contact with the earth.  This healing concept is
known as “Earthing” or “Grounding”.  We ground our bodies through exposure to negative electrons which are found all over the Earth’s surface.  When the body comes into contact with these particles, an exchange takes places that brings the body into balance by reducing free radicals and inflammatory responses.  Negative electrons and negative ions can have a positive impact on health and positive ions (generated by electromagnetic devices) can have a negative impact on health.

Earthing has been touted as one of the most important health discoveries ever.  Evidence-based studies show that the practice of Earthing reduces pain, increases wound healing time, improves sleep, decreases stress, and improves mood.  It may also be a common sense, simple and free path to healing.  Children have a natural inclination toward connecting with nature.  The feelings of pure joy and euphoria can be recalled as many of us would run with wild abandon through the green grasses and meadows.  We would explore the woods, climb trees and splash through the streams.  Many of us enjoyed this sacred relationship with nature and benefited from this life-force energy exchange.  Interactions with nature can be exhilarating and provide a profound sense of freedom.  We often are reminded by the children on how to truly embrace the magic of life.

Ways to Become Rooted with Mother Nature:

  • Most people associate Earthing with walking barefoot.  Grounding with nature can also be practiced by interacting with the soil, as in gardening, touching rocks, lying down on the earth, being in or around water, and yes, hugging a tree.  Awareness of your surroundings is always advised.  Also be aware that there are some medical conditions that may prohibit walking barefoot outside.
  • When practicing Earthing, engage all your senses to become connected with nature.  Feel the breeze, listen to the bird song, breathe in the fresh air, and allow your eyes absorb the light emanating from the green plants and trees.  Open your heart to the miracle of life.
  • Enter the flow.  There are many things that our vision can’t capture.  But what is invisible to our naked eye, many times we can feel.  Visualize these healing particles going to areas of your body that need balancing and healing.  Set an intention, receive the healing energy and feel the flow.
  • Gratitude is one of the highest vibrational emotions.  Gratitude in nature is an accelerated way to embody love, joy and peace.  Begin and end each Earthing practice in a state of gratitude.

May you be a blessing to the Earth and may the Earth be a blessing to you.

The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Kirsten Antony

Kirsten Antony

Kirsten Antony is a Registered Nurse and Holistic Health Care Practitioner.  She offers services in the Denver Metro Area.  For more information, please visit or or call 303-668-8992.

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