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The Schumann Resonances: Understanding Your Sense of Connection to the Earth

One of the most enlightening discoveries you can make on your journey to becoming an animal communicator is that we, as humans, do not stand alone in this world. In fact, we are all fundamentally connected: to each other, to animals, to the earth, and to the stars.

By bringing your awareness to this deep-seated resonance between yourself and the nature that surrounds you, you can begin to tune in to the deeply meaningful conversations going on around you all the time.

The upcoming Conversations with Nature World Summit will feature numerous explorations of this fundamental theme. Among them will be discussion of the Schumann resonances, exploring how they play such a central role in our sense of communion with animals, the elements, and ourselves.

In this post, I hope to broaden your understanding of what’s sometimes known as ‘the Earth’s heartbeat.’ Read on to discover how the Schumann resonances can be sensed and incorporated into your animal communication practice.


The Earth’s Heartbeat

You may not have come across the Schumann resonances before. You are not alone. Despite their fundamental role in our experience, the Schumann resonances are a little-discussed phenomenon.

You may remember my previous post on the different frequencies of our brainwaves, and how they play into our ability to conduct meaningful interactions with our animal companions.

Well, just as our human brains produce their own electrical activity, the Earth has its own field of electromagnetic resonances. And the Schumann resonances are the collection of low-frequency electromagnetic waves that encircle our planet and emit their very own ‘heartbeat.’ The most well-known of these is the frequency of 7.83 Hertz, but weaker harmonics of 14.3, 20.8, 27.3, and 33.8 Hz have also been measured.

The Schumann resonances are generated and excited by the thousands of lightning strikes that hit the Earth’s surface every day. These waves flow around our world, coalescing into repetitive frequencies that beat a constant rhythm that we as its living inhabitants can tune into and share.


Connecting and Communicating on the Same Frequency

Comparisons have long been made between the Schumann resonances and our own brain activity. For many, these electromagnetic waves help to explain the deep-seated sense of connection they feel with the Earth and its inhabitants.

In 2006, a scientific study found evidence of coherence between the Schumann resonances and low-frequency brain activity in the 6-16 Hz band. It’s possible that variations in the resonances may influence how we feel as humans and animals – and indeed, the reverse may be true as well.

Events of great global stress among humans and animals, and the associated increase in the frequency of our brainwaves, may themselves influence the Earth’s own resonances. Simply put, the Schumann resonances are just one of the ways in which our individual emotions and energies are connected to, and influenced by, the world as a whole.

The ‘earth’s heartbeat’ may well explain the deep sense of connection and belonging many of us feel when we meditate, decompress, and slow down our brain activity. And indeed, this phenomenon may tell us that to unlock our most primal, elemental energies, we would do well to join the Earth on its own frequency: 7.83 Hz.


Unlocking Heart Coherence in Your Animal Communication

By now, you may be recognising some of your own feelings and experiences in our discussion of the Schumann resonances. You may now realise how truly fundamental your sense of connection to the Earth as an entity is, as well as your connection to those companions who share it.

When exploring the effects of the Schumann resonances, I myself was reminded of the concept of ‘Heart Coherence’ – a term coined by the HeartMath Institute. Heart Coherence is described as ‘a state of cooperative alignment between the heart, mind, emotions, and physical systems […] this expands into personal, social, and global coherence.’

What is the Global Coherence Initiative?

At its core, the concept is simple. By activating qualities such as care, kindness, and acceptance in our communication with ourselves and others, we create the momentum to ‘transform and uplift consciousness on a global scale.’ The electromagnetic activity of our heartbeat can be measured beyond our individual bodies, so it follows that a collective change in that activity could profoundly impact our world.

And, as we know, our animal companions are much better attuned to the Earth’s energies than we tend to be as humans. Many of us have witnessed for ourselves an animal’s instinctive response to a stimulus we cannot sense, only realising later the true reasons for their behaviour. By centering our emotions and attaining ‘heart coherence,’ we bring ourselves closer to the natural coherence of animals and the Earth.


Discover More at the Conversations with Nature World Summit

The Conversations With Nature Summit is a free event focused on revitalizing our relationship with nature through animal communication, cosmic consciousness, and energetic activism.

Taking place from 12-15 April 2023, the Summit will dive deep into topics such as the ones discussed in this post. It is a nurturing, supportive environment where you can interact directly with expert speakers and hone your animal communication practice among peers.

If you would like to learn more about the Schumann resonances and our innate relationship with the Earth’s heartbeat, registration is open for the 2023 Conversations With Nature event. We look forward to welcoming you there with open arms and open hearts.

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Pea Horsley is the Founder of Conversations with Nature World Summit and creator of online learning, Animal Communication Made Easy, a proven 5-step method to learn how to communicate with all species of animals. Pea is the UK’s most highly regarded animal communicator, TEDx speaker, teacher, wild animal retreat facilitator and best-selling author. Join Pea’s membership, The Pride, and be part of a modern answer to a global question, where a global council of animals advise humanity in deep listening and real transformation.