It’s long been thought that where our homes are placed can have an effect on the energy felt in your home. For sensitive people this can affect your sleep, your mood and your general well-being.

Homes built near busy roads, or on flight paths, or close to rail lines are the obvious examples for geopathic stress.

But what about the ancient energy under our homes, water tables and traumatic events close to your house, how do they affect you?

House Healer and Alternative Life Coach, Tim Walter explains. 

What is Geopathic Stress and what are some of the causes?

Stress is one of the many labels in the sort of alternative health scene.  A lot of people have different opinions on the topic and there’s a lot of confusion about what people perceive it to be.

In it’s simplest term geopathic stress is the adverse effect of “earth energy” on people occupying homes or buildings where they work.

More broadly it is about earth rays like radiation, salts coming up from underground sources whether that be water or chemical reactions underground. We’re talking about electromagnetic radiation, underground water flows, even impacts from things like main roads, the fabrics that the buildings, where the building has been built and the effects on that place and what we call “place memory”.

Expanding beyond that geopathic stress is about all of the influences from what we would call “subtle energy” those things that are on the very edge of our physical perception and how they adversely affect the occupant of a house.

 How do we know Geopathic Stress Exists?

People generally realise there is a problem with their home.  There’s a lot of empirical evidence. In Germany in the last century there was a study on underground water flows. Where water flow crosses someone might be sleeping above that crossing and there seems to be indicators that actually quite a numerically high percentage of people sleep in those situations actually developed a cancer.

Now this is not proven scientifically. It’s anecdotal and again traditionally in mainland Europe there are communities as a whole who are far more open to the concept that the environment can affect the well-being of the individual.

Neuroscience is developing as well, but there’s been more scientific investigation and exploration of the subtle energies in the environment that affect us and ways to detect them.

Dr Konstantin Karotkov from St. Petersburg University has done some interesting work on Geopathic Stress detection. He developed a machine that monitors the electromagnetic field of people who have been placed where there is believed to be electromagnetic field was reduced.

We know Geopathic Stress exists because on one end of the scale we have science and at the other end of the scale we have the subtle energies in the way that you might go to a location and be aware that it feel different. Subtle energies then fit into the category of “perception”. It’s a bit like that feeling you get if someone stares at you in a particular way.

In order to register and monitor this kind of subtle energy you need very sensitive equipment and this is what Karotkov has put together. Karatkov then uses this in identifying heath issues and he works with the energy meridians of the body, much the same as acupuncturists use.

How Does Geopathic Stress Affect People Differently?

Geopathic stress can affect different people in different ways. We can all go and sit in a park and feel somehow different because of the fresh air, or we can go walking in the woods and you feel a different energy again.  At home it might be that people are not sleeping or maybe feel agitated, and maybe they feel more agitated at home than at work, or the other way around, because Geopathic stress can affect work places too. 

We have to remember the home environment is an artificial one. What happens to a person when they are outside, in nature, is very specific. Dopamine and all sorts of hormones are released that create well-being. And if you think that as a society, certainly in the west, where there’s so much depression and mental illness which may have a lot to do with the fact that we are not in contact with nature and not getting enough dopamine as a result.

Our buildings have a massive part to play in our health and wellness without a doubt.

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How do we conduct Geopathic Stress Detection?

From the subtle energies, right down to the scientific methods, the most reliable way of geopathic stress detection is to dowse. Dowsing is a form of meditation where you get into a meditative state and link to the site floor plan and bring out information.

Dowsing is a bit contentious and there are massive criticisms about it with people saying it doesn’t work and it’s not scientific. But there have also been experiments done, one that stands out is the Munich Barn Experiment.

The Munich Barn Experiment was carried out in the late 80s, by Dr Hans Dieter Betts from the University of Munich. The German Government invested 200,000 marks and two years look to find if dowsing works because they wanted to verify if it could it be used to actually find sources of drinking water in a reliable and cheap way.

The experiment involved 500 candidates who dowsed to find hidden objects within the barn. What Dr Betts found was that overall, for most of the dowsers, dowsing was no better than chance. He then said the exception was 43 individuals who had extraordinarily accurate results that couldn’t be put down to chance.

While science cannot yet explain how dowsing works, we think that it may work because there is a connection to the subconscious of the dowser and this may make sense of how a person can dowse and accurately bring back information from a location on the other side of the world. So, dowsing is really about the power of the subconscious mind. And to access the subconscious when dowsing we need to be in a meditative state.

What Dr. Betts findings may suggest is that about 10% of people may be successful with dowsing and possibly more with training. It’s just like playing piano… not every will be a concert pianist.

It’s very typical to find a very specific location where somebody might sit and be depressed for example. The residue from this create subtle energy hot spots. And the thing t remember it’s not necessarily your own emotional debris. If you live in a house that’s 500 years old, that’s potentially 500 years of people living in the space. And let’s say that the last owner lived there for 35 years and that energy can hang around.

You then have what we call “place memory”. This is the energy of the area that the house is built on. Then there is also what goes on underneath. There are also possible traumas that may have happened nearby.

What needs to happen is the energy of the place needs to be re-balanced and this is done through intent and specifically focusing on the change you want to see with sufficient attention to cause change.

When working with a client we’re fundamentally working in harmony with the client. This can include affecting the cognitive bias of the individual that we’re working with and readjusting the individual’s perception of who they are in their world, because as Total Wellness Club advocate, every individual is

different and this is where alternative therapies often differ from mainstream medical practice because mainstream medical practice and pharmaceuticals simply cannot address some issues

What we’re dealing with is very much the individual, subtle nuances of each person and their whole belief system.  

How can you learn more about dealing with Geopathic Stress detection?

There is more information available on Tim Walter’s YouTube Channel.  

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