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February 11th, 2012


I am not so old that I can’t become excited by a new idea! I’ve just read Earthing, which has the subtitle The most important health discovery ever?. It may be. Published in 2010, it is written by Clinton Ober,  Stephen Sinatra, M.D., and Martin Zucker.

In 1993 Clint Ober was a very successful businessman in the cable TV business when he became acutely ill with a liver infection which threatened his life and required removal of most of his liver. After a long recovery he realized that he had been owned by his possessions and decided to set himself free. “I want to do something different. Whatever time I have left I want to dedicate it to something worthwhile and with purpose.” He sold his house and business and drove around, looking for purpose. He asked for guidance. Words popped into his mind which he wrote down on a piece of paper: “Become an opposite charge.” The second thing he wrote was, “Status quo is the enemy.” It wasn’t until 1998 that it occurred to him that everyone was wearing shoes which insulated them from the earth. As a cable man he knew that electrical systems have to be grounded — and people were not.

Most people, even in this scientific age, are totally unaware of their bioelectrical nature. Practically no one has the slightest notion of an electrical or energetic connection between his or her body and the Earth. Nobody learns about it in school. So nobody knows that we have largely become disconnected and separated from the Earth.

We are  separated from the earth, which is a “brimming reservoir of energetic free electrons,” by our shoes, by plastic, wood, rubber, asphalt, and height.  We need the kind of skin contact with the earth that previous generations experienced daily.

Earthing remedies an electrical instbility and electron deficiency you never knew you were missing …or needed.

Ober’s research into human grounding yielded little.  As a  cable TV man, with no letters after his name or even a high school education, he could not interest scientists into doing a study.  Eventually cardiologist Stephen Sinatra took an interest in the subject.  Here is Dr. Sinatra:

According to Sinatra there are indications that grounding may:

Prevent inflammation as well as assuage its physical symptoms
Reduce or eliminate chronic pain
Improve sleep
Increase energy
Thin blood and improve blood pressure and flow
Relieve muscle tension and headaches
Lessen hormonal and menstrual symptoms
Dramatically speed healing and prevent bedsores
Reduce or eliminate jet-lag
Protect body against potentially health-disturbing environmental electromagnetic fields (EMF’s)
Accelerate recovery from intense athletic activity; and
Balance the autonomic nervous system (ANS) by decreasing sympathetic, and increasing parasympathetic, nervous activity.

Earthing has caught on big time in the sports world where living with inflammation and injury is a way of life. Simply put, the body is different –and heals much faster–when connected to the Earth.

This is a very young field. The anecdotal stories of patients who have been helped by grounding are impressive. The technical medical explanations of WHY it should promote healing are convincing.

February 5th, 2009


There are well over 3000 surgical abortions performed in the United States every day of the year, as well as countless non-surgical abortions brought about by drugs designed to interrupt a very early pregnancy.  With all these babies being cut off at the start, it is small wonder that there are literally millions of women walking about with the pain of knowing that once there was a baby on the way that never made it.  Some initially feel relieved  — it was not a “planned” pregnancy — but the thought of the “child that could have been” crops up in the future and haunts them.  Others grieve from the very beginning – they feel a terrible loss, they become depressed, they try various things to soothe the pain. If they aborted because of pressure from the boyfriend they often feel an animosity toward him and the relationship comes undone.   Through the years they notice children of the age their child might have been.  Some learn, much to their despair, that they have rid themselves of the only child they would ever conceive.   Or when they eventually do bear a child they appreciate more fully what they ended in the past.  The pro-life signs are spot-on when they say ABORTION  =  ONE DEAD,  ONE WOUNDED

Most women are naturally nurturers.   Most women have a kind of built-in desire to mother.  But on top of their normal womanly feeling of loss, those who have aborted often experience a kind of spiritual despair.  If they ever believed that abortion is morally wrong, if they ever believed in the commandment, “thou shalt not kill,”  they know in their heart that something, someone, has died and they feel responsible.    They may think they can’t go to church any more, they can’t tell anyone what they’ve done.  It is just too awful.  In short, they cannot forgive themselves and doubt that anyone else can.

Last month following the annual March for Life in Washington DC a group of 100 woman from Silent No More told their stories of healing and forgiveness after abortion from the steps of the Supreme Court building.    Their page of resources on their website for women after abortion is impressive.    Some of these groups have been around, serving post-abortive women, for years.

Another newer group I recently learned of, which actually prompted this post, is PATH (which stands for Post Abortion Treatment and Healing)

Many millions of women have felt the pain of abortion.  Years later they are still suffering.  They need to know that countless others have not only suffered but have learned and grown and healed.   Because these women  have been there, raw and suffering,  they want to help others who are still there, still unhealed.    There is a path to healing, wholeness, and peace.  To any woman with an abortion in her past I would urge that she click on one of the above websites.  Read the testimonies.   Be aware of the groups that exist for no other reason than to help you.  Look at the books that have been written about post-abortion syndrome and finding wholeness.   Know that even if you can’t forgive yourself, if perhaps others may not forgive, God always forgives……and is waiting to do just that.   It is never too late.


For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, “It might have been.”  —  Whittier