What is the earth’s electrical field? Geophysicists have known for a long time that the surface of the earth has a steady supply of electrons. This unlimited supply is continually replenished by thousands of lightning strikes per minute somewhere on the planet. Electrons are immediately dispersed across the surface of the planet - many are eventually lost into the atmosphere. The whole system is known as the "global electrical circuit." It is estimated that if all thunderstorm activity on earth ceased, electrons would cease to flow on the earth within one hour.
Why does the earth’s electric field transfer so easily to the body? The body is mostly water and minerals; it is an excellent conductor of electricity (electrons). The free electrons on the surface of the earth are easily transferred to the human body as long as there is direct contact. Unfortunately, synthetically-soled shoes act as insulators so that even when we are outside we do not connect with the earth's electric field. When we are in homes and office buildings, we are also insulated and unable to receive the earth's balancing energies.
What is the difference between the earth’s electric field and the electric field used to conduct electricity in our homes? The earth's electric field is a continuous direct current (DC). Thousands of years of life on the planet have attuned our biology to this subtle field. On the other hand, home wiring systems in the U.S. use 60-cycle alternating current (AC). Alternating current is foreign to our biology and is being researched as a factor in a variety of stress-related responses.
Many people have noticed that they feel better when they spend time barefoot in the outdoors. Now we know why!
Earthing™ (re-connecting with the earth) is a recent idea. It is based on scientific evidence confirming the long-suspected necessity for barefoot contact with the earth. Modern science has determined that standing barefoot on the earth (or otherwise connecting to the natural frequencies of the earth) has a wide variety of effects on the human body.
Standing barefoot on the earth (or otherwise connecting to the natural frequencies of the earth) connects the human body with an unlimited supply of free electrons resident in and on the surface of the earth. Standing barefoot on the earth also connects the human body with rhythmic cycles of the earth’s energy field. These are essential for synchronizing biological clocks, hormonal cycles and physiological rhythms.