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Samarth Vastu

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The word Geopathic is arrived from the Greek words, Geo meaning the Earth, and pathos meaning disease or suffering, so literally suffering of the Earth. The term Geopathic stress is used to describe negative energies, also known as harmful earth rays, which emanate from the earth and cause discomfort and ill health to those living above. Earth energies can be bad, good or neutral.

Geopathic stress is a natural phenomenon which affects certain places and can be damaging to our health.  It relates to irregularities in the earth’s magnetic field, which can be disturbed by streams of underground water, geological fractures, quarries, mine workings and other features.

Depending on its source, geopathic stress may be found either as a line passing through an area, or as an irregular zone or pool.

Fault line and underground water causing geopathic stress

Geopathic stress is a primary factor influencing the health or sickness of our living or working environment, to which we are all sensitive in varying degrees.  The World Health Organization (WHO) says that:  “30% of all buildings are sick buildings.”  This may apply to either your home or your office.  Some people are affected by geopathic stress more than others.  Those who are not affected now can become affected later, if their sensitivity changes. 

 Some places make us feel ill at ease.  We just feel uncomfortable.  We are often at a loss to describe or explain this sense.  Geopathic stress is a likely cause. 

 Effects of Geopathic Stress on Plants and Animals. 

 All plants are sensitive to their environment, and require the correct balance of light, moisture and soil nutrients to thrive.  Many plant species are also sensitive to their magnetic environment, and will either thrive or fail depending on the presence or absence of geopathic stress.  Many flowering shrubs, fruiting trees, beech trees and vegetables that come to a head above ground will fail to thrive in the presence of geopathic stress, and sometimes people remark on one part of their home or garden where plants seem to wither and die for no apparent reason.

Some species of plants that would otherwise thrive in a garden…

…may fail or die if growing over geopathic stress.

                Similarly, different animal species are sensitive to the presence or absence of geopathic stress in their environment.  Birds will generally avoid nesting in geopathically stressed locations, and horses, cows, sheep and pigs fail to thrive and are often bothered with fertility problems when restrained in a geopathically stressed stall or stable.  Dogs also generally avoid geopathic stress.

Dogs dislike geopathic stress…


Interestingly, some plant and animal species are attracted to geopathic stress and may be an indication of its presence.  Cats are very fond of it.

.........cats love geopathic stress 

                       Early farmers were close observers of geopathic stress and its effects on their herds and crops.  Geopathic stress was largely eliminated from their farming landscape by the careful placement of standing stones and stone circles, a practice that we refer to today as “geomancy”.


Effects of Geopathic Stress on Health.


             You have read how some animals react to geopathic stress.  Humans respond to geopathic stress too.  Babies are remarkably sensitive.  If your baby sleeps only in one corner of their cot the probability is that they find that area has least geopathic stress in it.  They migrate to the place of least stress.  If they have great difficulty in settling at nights, are fractious and try all different places in their cot but are still unhappy then it is likely that the whole cot is on a site of geopathic stress.


Geopathic stress upsets and disturbs children.


Babies will migrate to an unstressed area of their cot, even if away from pillows & blankets.

Geopathic stress can be particularly draining if it affects the bedroom.  You spend eight or so hours of the 24 in your bed, static in that energy field.  

The Geopathic stress can run in a line across the bed or along the bed, or be at any angle.  Sometimes there are more than one line of geopathic stress affecting one bed.  It can also affect the rooms next door, or above and below the bedroom.


Lines of geopathic stress crossing under a bed.


Geopathic stress can affect every floor in your home or office.


Why is Geopathic Stress Important?

Geopathic stress drains your energy.

 If you feel irritable, short-tempered, or out-of-sorts at home it may not be your partner, it may be your home where the energy is simply not right for you.

 When you are sensitive to geopathic stress and sleep away from home in a non-geopathically stressed area you will probably find that you sleep better and feel more energized.

 In cases where good Acupuncture and well-selected Homeopathy does not work it is probably because the client is exposed to geopathic stress 

What Can Geopathic Stress Do and Why We Should Avoid It?

The main effect from exposure to geopathic stress if the deterioration of health - both mental and physical – over a given period of time. Symptoms can include the following but this is by no means an exhaustive list:

  • General Tiredness and fatigue, even after sleeping
  • Recurring infections which don’t respond to treatment
  • Babies and  infants with disturbed sleep patters
  • Behavioral problems amongst children
  • A feeling of unease in a particular room or building
  • Problems with pregnancy such as infertility or miscarriage
  • Hard to diagnose conditions like chronic headaches
  • Cancers
  • Problems that simply don’t respond to medical treatment which, given all other factors such be curable.

Your susceptibility to geopathic stress with vary depending on your age, medical history, gender, constitutions, length of time and frequency to exposure to geopathic stress.  So it is beneficial to examine each person individually as affects will differ from person to person.

As you can imagine with the amount of time we spend in our offices or places of work, geopathic stress is as detrimental to health in the workplace as it is in our homes.   An employee sitting in a geopathically stressed area may have more absences, less productivity and eventually add to a higher staff turnover.