We’re all well aware of all kinds of #pollution problems in our modern world such as chemically-polluted air, food and water, or even noise pollution and advertising clutter. Yet, equally if not more aggressive, is invisible and silent #electromagnetic field (EMF) pollution.
EMFs surround us and have become an increasingly important destructive health factor in our environment. Most of the EMF bombardment we experience might well be outside of our control, yet a good part is within our control.
Any electromagnetic wave creates an electromagnetic field. Until about one hundred years ago, humans were subjected to similar types and levels of EMFs from century to century all the way back to the beginning of time. These electromagnetic waves are essentially the natural energies coming from the sun and planets called cosmic energy.
The earth itself is a source of energy, called telluric energy which emanates from the center of the planet to its exterior. Humans are caught in a cross-fire of cosmic and telluric energies to which the body has adapted. In fact, life would not be possible without some of these energies such as those from the sun’s warmth and light.
An ever-increasing number of those living a conscious lifestyle understand that the human body is comprised not only of tissues, muscles, bones, glands, organs and fluids but also of vital energy. This energy is subtle and responsible for the proper functions and movements of matter within the body. These subtle energies are intended to be harmonious with the energies of their normal environment.
The friendliest electromagnetic waves are those of sunlight described as the visible spectrum. Those waves are essential to the life of plants, animals and humans. In both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda we recognize there is a harmony between the seven light colors (components of sunlight) and the subtle vital energies of the body.
The industrial revolution, with its boom in the creation and dissemination of electric tools, devices and appliances, has several hundredfold multiplied the amount and intensity of magnetic fields to which we are increasingly and constantly subjected.
Any place where there is an electric current or natural radiation there is also a magnetic field. While electricity travels well through certain materials like copper and iron and not at all through others like air, plastics, and glass, this is not the case for magnetic fields that travel through the air and can be active on both sides of a wall. Magnetic fields have few natural barriers.
In the last hundred years, we’ve experienced a constant rise in the amount of new man-made sources of EMFs from high voltage electric lines, microwave-powered televisions, cell phone relay stations, to X-rays, radars, residential and business electric wiring, electric engines, computers, smartphones and tablets, and microwave ovens.
All electrical appliances are also sources of EMFs from the vacuum cleaner and washing machine to the electric toothbrush. They all contribute to an energetic aggression on the human body of pandemic proportion. Many modern ailments related to immune system deficiency can eventually be attributed to excessive exposure to EMFs.
Since these increases in EMF-emitting inventions have been so dramatic, so concentrated in the places we live and compressed over a relatively short period of time, human physiology has not had sufficient time to progressively adapt to these new conditions.
Many scientists and medical professionals see this sudden invasion as the greatest reason for many of the modern stressors on our bodies, minds and emotions.
All of this is made even worse when we experience the effects of radioactivity from atomic bomb testing, atomic plants leaking and storage of radioactive materials which travels through the air all over the planet. These pollutions spread over the entire planet in a relatively short period of time. Their dangerous radiations affect everything and everyone on earth.
What are the solutions? Awareness is the most important step.
- Do not live or work next to high powered EMF generators.
- Do not use a microwave oven.
- Minimize your exposure to X-rays to almost never. Reduce your exposure to television and computers.
- Minimize the use of your cell phone, use it as a speakerphone and use an earpiece. There are EMF protection shields available for your cellphone.
- If you must use an electric alarm clock, don’t keep it too close to your bed.
- Check out trueactivist.com for a list of 10 ways to protect against emf emissions.
Still, in spite of all our efforts, we are inextricably caught in a web of magnetic fields, particularly when we live or work in major cities which is why frequent getaways to enjoy a walk in nature are so cleansing for urban dwellers.
Energetic aggression interferes with our own energy systems, modifying our subtle energies and the normal workings of our body, mind, and emotions.
The need to regularly balance our vital energy has never been more intense. Balancing must take place at several levels.
Check out our blog post of September 27 for a number of tips on keeping our energy balanced. The post talks about chakra balancing but all of the tips mentioned there actually help to balance our vital energy as well.