Earthing

It seems completely silly to me that science has found a label for something that should go under the title, “Common Sense.”

This new buzzword is Earthing.  The definition is, basically, to connect the human body to Mother Earth to ground itself, thereby balancing the positive charges coursing through our anatomy with the Earth’s negative charges.  This, says science, results in health.

DUH!  This, say I, is something that we, on a deep, cellular level, are already keenly aware of.  Let’s think about it -bare feet on green grass, fingers chilled by freshly turned spring soil, toes buried in grainy sand, bodies floating in salty water, backs scratched by the coarse bark of a maple tree.

Let’s take it a step further – freshly picked garden vegetables, dandelion greens pinched from your neighbor’s yard, raspberries plucked during a walk in the woods, fresh eggs, creamy raw milk, that elusive drop of syrup from a honeysuckle blossom, apples.

Fresh air!

Wind!

Rain!

Sun!

Do we really need a scientific label for us to accept the notion that Nature is a healing force for our bodies?  Can’t we just believe it because we know, in our hearts, that a day shoveling and digging in the garden energizes us, regardless of our sore muscles?  That a barefoot walk on the beach clears our minds?  That rolling around in a leaf pile enriches our souls?  That fresh food – not from a bag or box – with skins still intact, fortifies us?

Call it what you will, Mr. Science.  Earthing.  Nature Grounding.  Elemental Fortification.  Blah, blah, blah.

I’ll just call it what it is:  Good, old-fashioned, feel-good common sense.

If anyone has anything to add, you can find me in my backyard – barefoot and smiling!

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