How to Create a Healthy Environment and Be Mindful of Electromagnetic Fields

Beloved, as always, I am thrilled you are here and you are curious to learn more about living a life of balance. Feng Shui teaches us the important fact that subtle energies constantly move in and around our bodies, whether or not we are aware of them. Recognizing these energy fields and diligently creating a healthy lifestyle with them in mind is essential in Feng Shui. 

EMFs and the Concern

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) are energy waves with frequencies below 300 hertz or cycles per second. We encounter such EMF radiation daily from everyday things such as power lines, radar towers, microwaves, television, computer screens, motors, fluorescent lights, cell phones, electric blankets, household wiring, and other common sources.

Did you know constant and excessive EMFs can lead to weakening your immune and nervous systems? The first step towards minimizing exposure to EMFs is not to purchase or rent a home close to power lines or substations. In years to come, it will become harder to sell homes in these locations.

How to Create a Healthy Environment and Enhance Rest

Beloved, you may feel that avoiding EMFs is nearly impossible in today’s day and age. However, there is hope for creating a healthy environment for you and your family. Within a safely situated home, there are many simple things that you can do to create a healthier space.

The best place to start making changes in the bedroom. What a gift to give yourself to allow your body to completely rest and rejuvenate by not having any electrical equipment in your bedroom, except, perhaps, for nightlights. Remove all other items such as electric blankets, televisions, and computers, and do not charge your portable devices in the bedroom. I like to say that bedrooms should have only what you need for rest and romance.

If you need an alarm clock in your bedroom, use a battery-operated one rather than a plug-in. The electrical alarm clock close to your bed generates an EMF field of about 5-10 mG (milligauss), which is much higher than the safe level of max 1 mG. Make sure not to sleep with your headboard up against the home’s main electrical box. It’s even more important to follow these rules in children’s bedrooms as their bodies are growing and their brains are developing.

If possible, turn off your wireless and unplug other electronics in the hours you are not using them. This also saves on your electrical bill. Charge all cell phones and computers as far away from places that you sleep as possible. In the kitchen, remove your microwave oven; it changes the molecular structure of your food and kills the riboflavins. You can heat food just as simply on top of the stove.

When working on your laptop, do not place it on your lap. Use a desk or table, for the further away you are from EMFs the better. If possible, spend less time chatting on your cell phone. Speaking on a landline is much better for your health. If you do use your cell phone, turn on the speaker function, so as not to hold the cell phone right against your head. You can also use an air tube headset when speaking on your cell phone as this again creates distance between the source of the EMF and your head. If possible, do not let your children use cell phones, or limit their time with them to a minimum.

Before You Go

EMFs have an important place in our lives, and certainly, we are so grateful for all the conveniences that make it possible to communicate with loved ones from all over the world and to run our businesses virtually. EMFs bring us many advantages, but if we can respect them and create balance in our homes by minimizing our exposure to their harmful effects, then we and our loved ones can live in greater harmony. For more Feng Shui tips, please follow along on Instagram or Facebook. If Feng Shui has piqued your interest and you are eager to dig deeper into the practice, consider my Feng Shui Mastery course. You may learn more here

Love, Amanda

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