EMF Protection using Stones and Minerals.
It seems with every passing decade our lifestyles become more inundated by technology, and we are being constantly bombarded by electro-magnetic radiation everywhere we turn. There are two different kinds of electromagnetic radiation in our environment, harmful ionized radiation and the less-harmful non-ionized radiation. Examples of ionized radiation include UV rays, x-rays, and gamma rays. Our cell phones, microwaves, gaming consoles, wireless devices and routers are just a few of the many ways in which we are exposed to non-ionized radiation every day. Non-ionized (low-energy) radiation is considered by the government and medical agencies to be low-impact and non-harmful, whereas the ionized radiation in the form of UV rays, prolonged exposure to x-rays, and gamma rays (used in some cancer treatments) are already accepted as being damaging to human tissue.
Various sources across the net list symptoms of EMF poisoning as restlessness, sleep disorders, headaches, spaciness, irritability, anxiety, exhaustion, weakened immunity, memory loss, depression, nausea, worsening vision, skin rash and trouble concentrating. It is believed that the symptoms increase in severity the more prolonged the exposure to the radiation.
So how are we to protect ourselves from all of this electromagnetivity when it is all around us and often in our own hands or bags all day long?
Suggestions abound, from turning off our cell phones to “earthing” mats, from barefoot walks outdoors to sheeting your bedroom walls in copper.
And then there are crystals and minerals. Since many of the low-grade symptoms of low-energy radiation are similar to feeling “ungrounded,” using stones to alleviate these symptoms makes perfect sense. The fast-growing Earthing movement has put forth the premise that being grounded, connected to the earth\’s energy, is a vital part of a person\’s health. Yes, you can take off your shoes and spend an hour standing in your front yard, but that is not always convenient for our daily lives (though it is fabulous to go barefoot outside). One way to bring groundedness indoors is the utilization of rocks and stones.
Especially helpful in grounding are minerals which contain iron. Iron-rich stones are particularly good when dealing with low-energy, non-ionizing radiation (cell phones, microwaves, game consoles, routers, etc). Being around a lot of technology can really un-ground us, and these stones are good for channeling the EM radiation away from us, while boosting our own connection to the earth’s energy.
Minerals with Iron (click link for availability):
- black tourmaline
Another option for protecting oneself from intruding EMFs is with copper-bearing minerals. Copper is a conductive metal often used to attenuate the EMFs of any particular hotspot. Many sources recommend surrounding your hot spots in copper to dissipate the amount of radiation emanating from your tech devices.
Minerals with copper (click link for availability):
Also, a special mention for black tourmaline, which is brought up time and again by sensitives and crystal healers as a number one protection stone, including protection from EMFs. It is well-known that black tourmaline is both pyroelectric and piesoelctric, and has long been known to have attraction and repelling properties. This is not to say that black tourmaline is better than the other stones, just that it is more widely accepted as being more broadly protective (for example, it is said to protect a person from curses, negative energy from people, and EMF, whereas hematite is a premiere grounding stone).
Personally, I think the fastest way to feel better from a stone’s grounding energy is to hold it. Start your day by grounding yourself, whether you are standing outdoors in your bare feet, or holding a hematite sphere in your hands. Breathe deeply. Once you’ve grounded yourself, you can put a piece of tourmaline or hematite (or select whichever iron-bearing mineral you’re most attracted to) in your pocket, or wear as a piece of jewelry.
Copper-bearing minerals are the best for shielding, and should be placed between yourself and the device. For example, placing pieces of copper-bearing stones across your desk is reported to help protect you from the electromagnetic energy coming from the monitor.
For hotspots around your home or office, you can place iron-bearing minerals around your routers, televisions, etc. Some suggest placing a grid of black tourmaline between yourself and your computer monitor to protect yourself from the radiation emitted from your computer. Please do not ever place a magnetic stone (as in magnetite or lodestone) too close to your tech devices, like laptops. It will harm your devices. Use the stones to create a barrier between yourself and the hotspots, or encircle the hotspots. While using the microwave, hold a piece of iron-bearing rock in your hand (and step away from the microwave while it is in use).
You cannot go wrong with iron-rich and copper-rich minerals!