Inflammation, Illness & Mother Earth
by Madis Senner
Over the last decade the medical world has begun to realize that inflammation is behind many chronic diseases from heart disease, to cancer to diabetes. In other words chronic inflammation contributes to or is the cause of many of the diseases that we suffer from. A plethora of books and prescriptions have come out with recommendations on which foods to eat and to avoid, which supplements to take and what lifestyle changes to undertake to reduce our risks for getting chronic inflammation. One preventative not garnering much attention is the therapeutic affects of Mother Earth’s geomagnetic field. Research has shown that being connected to Mother Earth can help reduce and even eliminate inflammation and in doing so provide relief and even cure certain chronic diseases. .
Inflammation is our body’s immune system response to deal with harmful stimuli and to help heal and repair tissue. Some of the characteristics of inflammation are capillary enlargement, the accumulation of white blood cells in the injured area, redness, localized swelling and a partial reduction in cell production.
Inflammation is a natural and beneficial response. The problem with inflammation is when it becomes chronic and does not go away. One of the markers for inflammation is C-reactive protein (CRP) in the blood. Medical research has found that high levels of CRP are associated with many chronic illnesses.
Nancy Appleton, Ph.D, in her book Stopping Inflammation, Relieving the Cause of Degenerative Disease provides an extensive list of the illnesses caused by or associated with inflammation. Alzheimer’s Disease, Blood Sugar Problems/Diabetes, Cancer, Candida Albicans, Canker Sores and Mouth Ulcers, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, Food Addictions and Eating Disorders, Headaches (Cluster, Migraine, Sinus & Tension) Heartburn, Heart Disease including Stroke, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Kidney Disease, Obesity, Parkinson’s Disease, Periodontal Disease, Pregnancy and Childhood Diseases, Respiratory Diseases (Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema), Rheumatic Diseases (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus.)
Such an extensive list seems almost unfathomable, but Appleton says “I believe that when all the research is in, inflammation will be the root of all diseases.” She is not alone, William Meggs, M.D., Ph.D. says that inflammation may turn out to be the elusive Holy Grail of medicine—the single phenomenon that holds the key to sickness and health.
Mother Earth to the Rescue
If inflammation is the root cause of illnesses then dealing with it becomes critical. Most books on treating inflammation provide lifestyle suggestions, dietary recommendations and a list of supplements. Only one book that I know of places the cause of inflammation squarely on our disconnect from Mother Earth; Earthing, The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?, by Clinton Ober, Stephen Sinatra (M.D.) and Martin Zucker.
The authors feel that one of the factors missing in the cause of inflammation is “the lost connection to our planet’s natural flow of surface electrical energy and the electron deficiency in our bodies that this creates. Our investigations strongly suggest the incidence of soaring chronic diseases during our lifetimes has occurred during a period in which more and more people have become increasingly disconnected from the Earth.”
They have found that walking barefoot or employing one of their earthing pads with a wire that attaches to the earth can help reestablish a good connection to Mother Earth and bring about improvement and even eliminate chronic diseases. They cite several successes.
They believe that by grounding the body to the earth electrons from the geomagnetic field flow into the body and vice versa. This allows the body to maintain the same negative charge electrical potential as Mother Earth. They hypothesize that “this flow of free electrons into the body is the mechanism by which inflammation is brought down.”
The authors point out that positively charged free radicals are at the core of inflammation, tissue destruction and disease. “Big negative-charged Earth overwhelms little, positive-charged free radicals.”
One of the other benefits of grounding is that it “powerfully reduces electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) on the body.”
To anyone that practices energy medicine (Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Body Talk, etc.) or has experienced such healings is well aware of the healing power of Mother Earth. When hands on healers do their work one of the things that they are doing is pulling energy into you from Mother Earth. (To see a demonstration go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJaYtjBEaVM&feature=channel.)
We are beings of energy and consciousness. Our energy body is behind our physical body and its source of energy is Mother Earth and her geomagnetic field. When we are disconnected from her we are not being properly nourished.
Getting connected may not be an easy feat. The earth’s magnetic field has been weakening for 2,000 years. You may be living in an area with geopathic stress. Your energy body may also not be properly processing, or at least not efficiently processing Mother Earth’s energy. Technology from cell phones to computers ravages Mother Earth and her field and could be doing serous damage to your energy body. So getting connected is a little more complicated.
Get Healthy, Reconnect
Following the recommendations of the Earthing group, walking barefoot on the earth or employing an earthing pad may or may not work for you. Or you may find it too cumbersome.
I would suggest personally reconnecting with Mother Earth by developing a relationship with her; as the Law of Attraction teaches we bring into our life what we think about. This involves a mind change and effort. The goal is to gain sentience of her. When you can feel her you will be tapping into her 24/7. You will also be increasing the quantity and quality of what you are absorbing.
If you are serious about gaining sentience of Mother you need to get rid of your cell phones and other digital devices and seriously reduce technology in your life overall. Technology kills.
You also need to begin to refocus your life towards Mother Earth. Honor her, give thanks to her. Begin to see her and not the accoutrements of our modern world. This is the key.
How much you will benefit from reconnecting with Mother Earth will depend upon a variety of factors, most of all your effort and sincerity.
Make rekindling your relationship with Mother Earth a quest. Good things are sure to follow.
Some Suggested Further Reading:
Reconnecting with Nature, by Dr. Michael Cohen
The Way Home, Making Heaven on Earth by Madis Senner. Has a section on Mother Earth.
Duke Johnson, MD; The Optimal Health Revolution, Benbella Books, Dallas, Texas, 2008
Nancy Appleton, Ph.D, Stopping Inflammation, Relieving the Cause of Degenerative Disease, SquareOne Publishers, Garden City Park, NY, 2005
Earthing, The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?, Basic Health Publications, Laguna Beach, California, 2010
Madis Senner is author of The Way, Home Making Heaven on Earth. He maintains a website www.motherearthprayers.org that details Mother Earth’s cosmology and contains a listing of sacred sites in upstate NY where he believes her soul resides. He is working on a book about Vortices and Spirals.
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