The fourth chakra is known as Anahata in Sanskrit, which loosely translates to “unstruck”, the concept of being unhurt or unbroken. And this beautiful notion is a great thing to keep in mind while working with your heart.
Your chakras are always spinning and churning energy, just like your computer is always humming away in the background. But what if you want to make a change in the way your energy system runs? You’ll probably have to reboot everything, right? That’s what we are attempting to do with this technique.
Last week, I was camping in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming. It’s wild, beautiful country. I was hiking along a gentle trail that follows the Tongue River and felt inspired to clear my chakras in a new way. The clearing process was simple. Yet by the end of the hike, I felt free in a way that is hard to describe.
Our collective language tends to have a disempowered attitude towards our human emotions, where we are passive recipients of emotions, and emotions are something we must “deal with” to get on with our lives. But this approach not only saps our active participation, but it also perpetuates the myth that emotions are always out of our control- as if we are mere sailors, caught on the high seas of feelings.
Our nervous system is incredibly complex, and controls everything from our stress levels to our moods at any given moment. And since earthing is an electromagnetic force, it works directly with the nervous system to encourage balance in both body and brain, and is a great addition to any holistic wellness plan.
Our ancestors knew what it felt like to be one with the Earth, to always feel connected and supported by the energetic flow of nature. They knew what it meant to be electrically plugged in to the limitless supply of our planet’s energy, and their bodies and minds were healthy and clear because of it.