For some time now animals have been telling me that they sense uncomfortable “energy” around them. I haven’t been able to figure out what it is…nor have the animals been able to explain it to me other than how it feels to them. Sometimes the animal feels like they just drank a Starbucks Venti triple-shot espresso. Other times, it feels like they are being pricked all over by little pins. Recently, I learned what appears to be causing these feelings and disruptions in their energy fields.
The culprit appears to be electro magnetic fields (EMF) and magnetic fields. EMF’s come off power lines, the electrical appliances in our homes as well as the electrical wiring. Cordless phones, cell phones and wireless routers are especially damaging.
Here’s how this came to my awareness. About two months ago a friend who takes care of my computer issues offered to install a router that would allow us to have wireless in our home. “Wow, that would be great”, I said. Becky too was enthusiastic that she would be able to work from her laptop anywhere in the house and even on the deck. We arrived in the 21st century. And I must say, we both had our laptops out much more often. After a while I noticed I was no longer falling asleep quickly as usual. One night Becky said, “There’s a factory in my head”. What I asked? “There are all these strange buzzing noises in my head…it sounds like a factory”, she said. Hmmm. Then I started getting headaches (and I don’t usually get headaches) and noticed I was itching at night. Hmmmm. Finally, I started to be very on edge, wired and overwhelmed. It hadn’t occurred to me that all these things were related.
At the same time, Hanna, our 3 yr old Westie had begun to go under my bed…almost all the time. Since Hanna was recovering from Lymes, I assumed she was under the bed because she didn’t feel good. I never bothered to ask her about it. But when she had her energy back and was more herself she was still going under the bed.
One evening “just by coincidence”, (and I say that completely tongue-in-cheek), an article came into my email about EMF’s and their effect on people. All of what we had been experiencing was in the article. I went into the basement that evening and changed back to the old router. I fell asleep a little quicker and the next day I could feel the difference. Becky also noticed a significant difference. She said it was like a weight was lifted off of her shoulders. I started to feel more like my normally relaxed, sane self. And Hanna now only goes under the bed occasionally (she does like it under there). That same night I also unplugged and removed the cordless phone from next to the bed. I mean really, why do I need a phone next to my bed? I learned more about using my laptop, the sources and symptoms of EMF disruption and the health dangers in this article.
Then it dawned on me. If it is making us feel this way what is it doing to all the dogs, cats, birds and other animals that we share our homes with? They are much more energetically sensitive than we are. No wonder I keep getting this “wired” feeling from the animals.
The other thing I hear often from the animals is that they need to be outside on the GROUND. They can’t ground themselves in the house. As energetic beings, they and we need to connect with the earth…literally to ground ourselves. This has been a big complaint from indoor-only cats. I was excited to learn that they have actually done studies which show that being grounded by the earth, referred to as “earthing” has very positive health and psychological benefits. I love it when science finally figures out what the animals have been telling us all along.
We really need “earthing” too. We need to be barefoot to absorb earth’s energy…walking in shoes doesn’t cut it. Our bodies…and our pets bodies function optimally when we have an adequate supply of electrons. According to research, these electrons have antioxidant properties which can reduce inflammation (thereby reducing pain). Reducing inflammation has many well documented health benefits. For more information on the research, go to The Earthing Institute website. There is also evidence that “earthing” helps with the negative effects of EMF’s.
So how can you help your pets and yourself? First, read the research about EMF’s and make some changes in your home to reduce the EMF’s and magnetic energy. There are some products designed to “counteract” the effects of EMF’s. I have not tried them yet but one product I found came with a 90 day money-back guarantee so it seemed like a no-risk way to see if that improves the energy in the house even more.
For many of us spending several hours outside barefoot is not practical…especially in winter. For our pets, there may be concerns of exposure to ticks or other dangers if left outside for long periods. Still, I do recommend getting in your earth time with your pets as often as possible. Additionally, there are products that can “ground” you and your pets. Goodpet has a pad for a bed and I’m sure there are others out there. For us two leggeds, there are pads for the bed and for your feet. I’m planning on buying one right away. People who use them discovered their pets hang out there too!
I’m very interested in what the rest of you have experienced. I hope you will leave your comments here so we can all learn more about how to take care of ourselves and our animals in our rapidly changing technological world.