After my washing machine zapped me with a big dose of static electricity last week, the following day my legs went all funny, and I felt like the ‘energy’ in a lot of my body had been taken ‘out’, somehow.
After spending most of a day in bed pondering this, and also pondering how the level of static electricity appears to be rising in the world due to a bunch of weird weather phenomena (which I’ve been writing a lot more about over on my other blog, Emunaroma) - I started to get the strong hunch it’s all connected.
And the thing that’s connecting our moods, physical health, weather and weird goings on in the sky is static electricity.
A little while, one of my friends was talking about a book called ‘Earthing’, which basically set out a very simply but compelling hypothesis (that makes sense scientifically) that we need to be ‘connected’ to a steady flow of electrons put out from the earth, to remain in good health.
Most of us today are not ‘earthed’ in this way for any length of time, because our shoes insulate us from this electron flow, and we no longer sleep directly on the ground, or spend any length of time getting our hands and feet ‘dirty’, so to speak.
There’s a huge amount to say about all this, and how it’s directly connected to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. It's literally the most mind-bending stuff, and has a direct effect on the health and well-being of every single one of us.
But while I’m still trying to get it all figured out and written up for spiritual self-help, this documentary explains the 'earthing' part of the concept in a very easy to understand way:
[NOTE: You can see the documentary by going to THIS page. After pondering the matter, I decided it was a little too risque to post up directly on spiritual self help. Below is a much shorter, cartoon explanation of 'grounding'.]