One drop of rain does not think it causes the flood.
Spiritual practitioners often talk about and gradually learn to work with energy. This is not something intangible, if you stick your finger into an electric socket you will feel just how tangible energy is! [don’t do this at home folks].
And those who can, either through natural sensitivity or through practice, deeply sense the energies running through our bodies and see how these are affected by the world around us, are pointing out a potential crisis looming. This is in the form of electromagnetic fields (EMF).
EMFs are a form of radiation, like that used by a microwave oven, which are increasingly pervasive in our lives. It is what your cordless phone uses, your wifi uses, your mobile phone uses, albeit in different frequency bands. The latest frequencies to be used, and most likely to be damaging to human health, are the frequency bands that are used by smart meters (that expensive box the electricity company is trying to replace your old meter with) and the 4G mobile network. The telecoms companies boast that 4G signals can go through concrete walls. So the highly delicate and extraordinary human body is really not an obstacle. And the increase in exposure to these crude forms of energy is increasingly affecting the intricate energetic balance of the human body.
Have you noticed you or your family are sleeping badly, getting headaches, finding yourself more stressed and agitated over recent months? This might not be caused by your life and your reaction to it, but by the fact that you are being bombarded by hugely strong 700-2600Mhz frequencies for most of the day – the 4G network has been up and running for months and superfast 4G launches in major cities this month.
There have been plenty of scientific studies (some listed below) which urge extreme caution in increasing our exposure to EMFs. The defence from both telecoms companies and the government agencies (the 4G spectrum auction brought in over £2billion for the UK government) is that there are safety limits and these are not exceeded, and they quote their own, industry-funded studies. But, given that this is all so new and there are no long term studies, who really knows what is safe? Couldn’t the tobacco industry find doctors who, as late as the 1950s, would publicly state that smoking was not bad for you?
Wifi and mobile coverage are now almost universal in our homes and workplaces, and increasingly common in public spaces. What are the long-term effects? Some of the younger generation will have been bathed in these frequencies all of their lives. The World Health Organization has classified EMFs as a ‘probable carcinogen’. Others in the category are lead, vehicle exhausts and DDT. Why do we know those other things are no good for us but not EMFs?
Up until now we have had some control over how much we were exposed to EMFs – we can choose to use our mobile phones less, turn our wifi off (at least at home), and go back to corded phones – but with the imminent smart meter and 4G rollout unless we wish to relocate to the remotest parts of the UK we will have no choice but to live within these frequencies 24 hours a day.
So… do you want to have the frequency of your morning meditation resonating in your body through the day? Or perhaps you’d prefer the video stream of the teenager watching RnB videos who is passing in the street outside, or the angry videoconference going on in the office next door? Do you want your sleep to be peaceful and a hugely healing space to support you during your day? Or do you want your neighbour’s porn download to pass through you and your children’s bodies at 3am? Even when nobody is using the network, the frequencies will be still operational, just in case.
We have a choice to make. Either we make a stand and demand caution, or we will have to find out what happens when the subtle energies in our bodies are overrun by these grosser, machine-made ones. Perhaps we’ll evolve beyond it, and it’s going to trigger a huge step upwards and forwards for the human race. But what it if doesn’t? Are we willing to take the risk?
I’ll close with a quote from my meditation teacher, Burgs, who is one of those people who can directly feel what is happening within our bodies:
‘Whatever breakdown in the human mechanism that may have been caused by the switch from a natural to a processed diet, or from a rural life to an urban one, or even from the hydrocarbon toxicity we are all now exposed to, all of this pales into insignificance against the violence that is being done at unseen levels to the very fabric that underpins all life, by the constant exposure to EMF radiation and its derivatives…’
If you choose not to be complacent:
For more information and to join the discussion, read the conclusions at http://www.bioinitiative.org/conclusions/ for EMF links to fertility issues, some cancers, autism, childhood development issues and more. Or join the ‘Dangers of Wifi’ or ‘Cables not Wireless’ Facebook Groups, see http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/, try the links below or Google EMF radiation and see what comes up.
Video about EMF radiation affecting health, particularly of children: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_wxM6IAF1I
Laptop and wifi use affects human male sperm motility and increases DNA fragmentation:
Cordless phone usage affects autonomic nervous system:
Recent scientific experiment showing detrimental effect of EMF on frogs: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20560769
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