There’s 7+ billion of us on this planet, mucking it up. Does it matter? More specifically, does it matter to the Earth? Is the Earth alive?
I started thinking about this — the Gaia hypothesis — while reading this article, that appears sincere, about walking in our bare feet. By doing this, we connect with the Earth, literally, and heal our bodies.
The Earth is alive, as are we.
The surface of the Earth holds subtle health-boosting energy. All we have to do is touch it and become truly alive. In the documentary film Grounded, you can see this amazing phenomenon transform the life of people who had been struggling with health issues like chronic pain, and one man who had been wheelchair-bound for decades is able to walk again.
Even plants are drastically impacted when they are taken away from the Earth’s natural energy. Yet, the act of grounding, or Earthing, as it’s sometimes called, isn’t really an unusual phenomenon at all. It’s actually a natural act that virtually every living creature does instinctively.