My healing story recap: So far I adjusted my state of mind and focused my thoughts on who I really was rather than on what diagnosis the doctors gave me and I revamped my diet both in an effort of taking charge of my healing.
In my search for answers and remedies that would alleviate my lupus symptoms and prevent further damage to my kidneys, I stumbled across a blog written by a woman with lupus who stated that she found that Earthing lessened her lupus symptoms. So my next quest was to gather as much information as I could about this Earthing thing!
"Throughout time, we humans have sat, stood, strolled, and slept on the ground – the skin of our bodies touching the skin of the Earth.
And throughout time, such ordinary contact served as a conduit for transferring the Earth’s natural, gentle negative charge underfoot into the body. You see, we are bio-electrical beings living on an electrical planet.
Modern lifestyle has disconnected us from this primordial charge.
Earthing is the landmark discovery that the disconnect may make us more vulnerable to stress and illness. Contact with the Earth appears to uphold the electrical stability of our bodies and serve as a foundation for vitality and health. In an age of rampant chronic inflammation and disease, “grounding” ourselves by reconnecting with the Earth beneath our very feet provides a way back to better health." Excerpt taken from the Earthing Institute.
Reading about Earthing made total sense to me. I had always felt better, less stressed and had a sense of well being when I was surrounded by nature or away on a beach vacation. However, I had thought that it was simply the serene environment that was affecting me. Now I was being told that it was actually me being in contact with the Earth's energy that was placing me back into balance.
What a simple idea Earthing was - but would it really work? I continued to research and found several articles praising the affects of Earthing on inflammation and thought that if Earthing can bring down my inflammation I could get off the prednisone faster! Here is a recent article written on Earthing:http://www.dovepress.com/the-effects-of-grounding-earthing-on-inflammation-the-immune-response--peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-JIR
As luck would have it, Jason Mraz, one of my favourite artists, had just released a great song titled Back to the Earth which I took as a sign for me to try Earthing!
Discovering Earthing was huge for me AND is something so simple that I could do it without much effort. I immediately started having my morning coffee outside in my backyard with my bare feet placed on my grass. I set a timer for 30 mins so that I knew I was getting at least half an hour of Earthing in each day. For the first two weeks I didn't feel any change whatsoever and actually gave up on this idea. That very day I noticed that I was irritable and tired but I didn't attribute it to the lack of connection with the earth. However three days later I noticed a significant decrease of energy and stamina and a sense of overwhelm became predominant, it was then that I wondered if it was the disconnect from the earth which brought on these symptoms. The very next day I returned to my morning coffee with my feet on my grass and haven't looked back since. I now take my shoes off often and sit on the grass or hug a tree and allow the earth's energy into my body every opportunity I get.
I live in Canada so Earthing in the winter became problematic. Luckily I found some indoor Earthing products. I ended up purchasing pillowcases for my boys and I so that we are all Earthing while we sleep. I also purchased the throw blanket to snuggle up under while watching TV.
Stay tuned because the Best Is Yet To Come! My next post will be on the ThetaHealing Technique which really removed the emotions and negative beliefs that I had been harbouring and storing in my body which ultimately lead to my physical symptoms.
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