The life style we have adapted to in the western world today has removed us from our natural surroundings. The human specie has existed for some 200 000 years. During this time we have lived, evolved and developed in close relationship with nature. The forces of nature have been feared and worshiped all over the earth. Only the last few decades have mankind removed itself from nature. The earlier beliefs have been classified as superstition and abandoned. With it we seem to have abandoned something more than our old beliefs.
The earth is an electrical planet. Its surface consists of negatively charged electrons. When in contact with the earth, this energy naturally transfers to all conductive objects; whether it is a metal rod, a tree or a barefoot human. Standing barefoot on the earth connects the body with this unlimited supply of free electrons. These flow trough the body and enhances our health by neutralizing free radicals and help to normalize the biological rhythms.
Researches have observed how wild animals use this source of healing. When an animal is hurt or wounded it will retreat to a secure spot and place itself so that the body part that is wounded is pressed down against the earth. This helps the healing process. Human beings trough all times have also benefited from this natural source of healing just by being in nature, walking barefoot across the sand and working with the earth.
Today the majority of us lives in large cities and seldom sees as much as a green tree during the day. In the cities we are surrounded by building upon building, asphalted streets and an enormous amount of vehicles. We have electronic machines around us from the second we wake up till the second we fall asleep.
New scientific research proves that children with for instance ADHD function better if they spend time outdoors in the nature. The more natural and wild like the surroundings the more the children's behaviour improved. Playing outside in forests and open spaces calmed the ADHD children more than organized sports in park fields. This natural healer is there for all of us - all we have to do is go outside and get back into nature.
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