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The Life Journey Step Six, Living Water
Step Six is Water
Water is a fundamental human need. Each person requires between 5 to 12 gallons of clean, good quality water each day for drinking, cooking, and bathing.
Next to air, water is the substance most necessary for human existence. Every living cell in the body depends on water to carry out essential functions. It is not difficult to understand why drinking enough water is so extremely important when we realize that nearly 70% of the body's weight is made up of water.
More than Clean Water.
When the water is not only clean, but also fresh and pure, it does more than quench your thirst, it keeps your body in optimum working order. Benefits of living water include: (1) increases energy and endurance; (2) helps in body weight control; (3) aids in digestion and elimination of toxins; (4) helps to build muscle; (5) helps your joints remain strong and flexible; and (6) helps to keep the body young.
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What is Living Water?
Water is the basis of all life! All life consist primarily of water, and water is the most essential element for all living processes. Wherever water bubbles, cascades, flows, and tumbles over stones, air is infused and united with the water. Oxygen is very important for the natural purification of water and for all life within it.
The moving, flowing water in a stream thus becomes living water. Currents, eddies and vortices that develop from the water flowing over rocks cause the water to pick up speed and spin or swirl. This spinning action causes vortexes to form.
As water flows over gravel or stones in a river or creek, the volcanic processes by which stones were created cause them, over time, to align their electromagnetic energies in polarity with the North and South poles of the Earth. The water, in turn, structures itself according to Earth's electromagnetic field. The molecules re-align themselves and collect into large families, regenerating themselves. From this comes the extensive cleansing power of water.
Most people would never even consider eating spoiled or rotten food, yes, this food would be to them as dead food, unfit to eat. So why would anyone ever drink dead water, water that has been polluted, tainted with poison or in any way altered negatively from it′s original condition? Instead, would it not be better to only drink clean, fresh, healthy and pure water, what would be appropriate to call living water?
Living water is first, water with a pH slightly greater than seven on the pH scale, thus making it alkaline water. 1 However, more important than just having water with a pH number higher than seven is obtaining water that has a high amount of naturally dissolved alkaline minerals which therein produces the alkalinity of the water, some of most common alkaline minerals include: calcium - pH 12; magnesium - pH 9; potassium - pH 14; sodium - pH 14.
What are the benefits of consuming alkaline water?
Alkaline water helps to: boost metabolism; decrease acid; decrease appetite; decrease free radicals; decrease fluid retention; decrease toxins; increase hydration; increase oxygenation; increase nutrient absorpsion; and increased thirst.
Other benefits of water include: better fat burning; better hormone function; better liver function; better muscle tone; constipation relief and prevent cancer.
If you really want to alkalinize your body, it would seem wise to do it with the highest quality alkaline water possible, which is obtained from freshly juiced vegetables which are naturally high in alkalinity.
Do ionizing machines make Real Alkaline Water?
There have been a lot of hype about ionizing machines which are said to produce alkaline water. However, the machines that make ionized water, although changing the pH of the water to alkaline: (1) do not substantially add minerals to the water, (2) do not contribute to acid-alkaline balance in your body, (3) do not have good filtration of water contaminates, (4) do not produce alkaline water that lasts very long but if not consumed immediately returns to the previous state and (5) are unnecessarily expensive.
Methinks, most if not all machines that ionize water to alkalinize it do not produce a viable Living Water product and it would be better to find a natural source of alkaline water. Or, in the alternative, alkaline water can be made as per the instruction in the next section.

The Life Journey Step Six, Alkaline Water
How to Obtain Good Alkaline Water.
First and foremost, I choose a good reliable source for drinking water. This choice of water should be pure water, water that is clean, fresh, healthy and untainted.
Some of the most healthful waters in the world are those which emerge from springs, especially those found on the mountain.
This water, which according to some research is water which is structured in a way that is not well understood. In the same way that raw foods are alive with energy, natural spring water, especially pure sources fresh from under the earth, is similarly alive with energy. 2
  Living Water is
Naturally Alkaline
Still, access to these waters are often unavailable to most of us because of where we live. Although a far cry from fresh mountain spring water, the bottled spring water available at d-marts and g-marts is still much better than drinking the alternative, potable tap water. (See the Bottled Water pH chart below.)
Knowing what follows would make my brother Robert′s ire increase tenfold because he supervises a city water treatment plant using chlorine to make it potable. Nevertheless, I say resolutely, avoid using tap water, especially from cities. The best potable water in most all cities contains the carcinogen, chlorine. Many other cities also add fluoride, another substance proven highly toxic and harmful to health. 3
A Natural Resources Defense Council study, which report was subsequently removed from their website, stated in part "most city water contain many contaminates, carcinogens and toxic chemicals, including arsenic (which is naturally occurring or derives from mining and industrial processes), atrazine (a pesticide affecting the water of more than 1 million people in North America), lead, pathogens, perchlorate from rocket fuel (present in the water supplies of more than 20 million people in North America), and radioactive radon."
Still, concerning city tap water polution, other reports can be found simply by searching online: contaminates, carcinogens and toxic chemicals in city tap water. 4
How do you Test the pH of Water?
Testing water for the pH level is done using litmus paper. Doing this informs me how much if any pH adjustment may be needed to be made to the water. Much untainted water is naturally neutral, a 7 on the pH scale, but most all impurities in water tend to tip the scale toward the acidic level, often below 6. Methinks, that the ideal pH level for drinking water should be between 7.5 and 8, however, because there are so many acidic liquids the modern world has to offer, including beer, black tea, coffee, fruit juices with sugar, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, liquor, milk, olive oil, orange juice, carbonated soft drinks, and wine to mention only a few, I prefer my drinking water to have a pH of 8 or above.
To test the water, I put a small amount of the water (sample) to be tested into a small clean container (usually a bottle cap), remove a one inch strip of litmus paper from it′s container, then dip the litmus paper into the water sample, after which immediately remove the litmus paper from the water and set it on a clean spot, preferably a napkin. (Because litmus pater has it′s own chemical contaminants, never dip the litmus paper into the bottled water.) Finally, I observe the color of the wet litmus paper, compare it with the color chart that comes with the litmus paper and determine the pH of the water sample.
If the test shows the water to have a pH level below 8, then I alkalinize the water to increase it′s alkalinity.
How do you Alkalinize water?
Alkalinize the water by adding an alkalinizing agent. A common alkalinizing agent is baking soda; add 2 tablespoons (29.5 milliliter) baking soda to an 1 gallon (3.78541 liters) bottle of water and mix thoroughly. However, because the key ingredient of baking soda is sodium, this should not be used by persons with sodium restrictions or high blood pressure.
Another alkalinizing agent is pH alkalinizing drops (pHAD), usually in a small bottle, which contain highly concentrated food grade alkaline minerals dissolved in water. You can purchase pHAD at health food stores or online. Follow the directions on your pHAD bottle to determine how many drops you should put into the drinking water after finding the water′s pH level.
After I add the alkalinizing agent, I cap the bottle, shake thoroughly and afterwards pour a small amount of the treated water into the clean container and test it once again to see if it is at the pH level I desire. This process can sometimes take several tries to achieve the desired pH level.
Thus, when alkalinizing water, I always take note of how much agent I have added to a specified amount of water and which source the water is from. The pH level of the water from one source usually does not fluctuate much if any at all. By noting how much agent is added to a gallon of water to obtain the desired pH level, the next time I acquire water from that source, I will know exactly how much agent to add to each gallon, saving on the multiple tests required.
The final testing is still recommended.

The Life Journey Step Six, Bottled Water
Are any Bottled Water Alkaline?
Yes, some of the bottled water available in department, grocery, and other stores may contain Alkaline water. However, even those found to contain Alkaline water, especially those that do not specify the ph of the water on the bottle label can change and should be re-tested periodically.
However, the most important aspect of any bottled water is it′s Source. Bottled water that has as it′s source a public water supply (PWS) most likely contains toxic chemicals, including chlorine, fluoride and more, which are hard to remove from water.
The Blue Hole
The bottled drinking water listed below is in order with the highest pH at the top to the lowest pH at the bottom. Several other liquids are included in the chart showing their pH level (and are for reference only) including: bleach; baking soda; milk; coffee; acid rain; tomato and orange juice; vinegar; and battery acid. Also included in this list are selected springs from around the continent.
The table horizontal color lines represent the colors on the pH litmus paper testing chart. Methinks, no matter what the source of the water nor how pure the water may be, any of those listed with a ph below 7.0, should not be used internally without first being treated with an alkalinizing agent.
Just below the Bottled Water Table is the list of abbreviations used in the table and their meanings. Just below that list of abbreviations is a list of Alkali Elements listing their name abbreviation and additional information of each element.

Liquid/Container type
Source-Bottled At
Content (in mg)

Bleach carcinogenic

Alkalife Ten, AS-E/PBBlue Spg, Hamilton, GA-MiamiK 9.8; Na 3.3
Essentia PD-E-I/PBPWS-Bothell, WA.Ca, K, Mg, NaHCO39.5
Bath SpringsYellowstone NPLower Geyser Basin9.3
Aqua Hydrate, P-E/PBPWS-Los Angeles, CA.Na 109.0+
Starkey, HS/PBHS-Fruitvale, ID.Na, Bicarb, Sulfate9.0
Baking Soda  9.0

Evamor NAR/PBBS Goodbee Well-Covingtn, LA.F .188.8
Crystal Geyser NAS/PBBS Johnstown, NY.-CG Roxane, (also 365 SW)8.7
Absopure NS/PBNat. Spg-Jackson County, MI.Na 08.5
Hot Sulphur Spr HSGrand County, CO.Ca 15; Na 4358.5
El Dorado NS/PBBS El Dor. Spr.-El Dor. Spr, CO. 8.4
Icelandic Glacial NS/GBBS Ölfus Spring-Ölfus, Iceland. 8.4
Grand Prismatic SprsYellowstone NPMidway Gey. Basin8.3
Crystal Geyser NAS/PBBS Weed, CA.-CG Roxane 8.3
Nirvana P.Pure NS/PBNirvana Spr-Forestport, NY.Ca 17; Na 48.2
Crystal Geyser NAS/PBBS Salem, SC.-CG Roxane 8.1
Crystal Geyser NAS/PBBS Sierra NV.-CG Roxane 8.0
Crystal Geyser NAS/PBBS Moultonborough, NH.-CG Ro 8.0
RE2AL Alkalize. PD-I/PBPWS-Las Vegas, NV.  8.0
Callaway Blue S/PBBS Callaway Spr-Hamilton, GA.

Crystal Geyser NAS/PBBS Norman, AR.-CG Roxane 7.9
Clear Alaskan GPDEklutna Lake-Chgiak, AK.Ca 21; Na 2.5;7.8
Mountain Valley S/GBBS-Hot Springs, AR.Ca 74, Mg 77.8
Cascade Mountain S/GBBS, Ginger Spr. Butte Falls, OR.  7.8
Evian/PBÉvian-les-Bains, France. Na 07.6
Vital/  7.6
Zephyrhills B/PBFlorida Springs-Nestle Corp. 7.6
S. Pellegrino SK NM/GBSan Pell. Terme, Italy-Nestle CoNa 107.5
Acqua Panna NS/GBTuscany, Italy. Na 07.5

Ice Age Premium G/PBAlpine Creek-BC. Canada
Whittington SpringHot Springs National Park
Arrowhead/PBCalifornia Springs-Nestle Corp.
FIJI/GBFiji, South Pacific.  7.2
Resource NS-E/PBCA and PA Springs-Nestle Corp. Na 07.1
Ice Mountain NS/PBMI and PA Springs-Nestle Corp. Na 1-6; F .357.1
Ethos NS/PBBaxter Springs, CA.-Starbucks7.0

Crystal Geyser NAS/PBBS Benton, TN.-CG Roxane 6.9
365 S/PBBS Roxane Spr-for Whole Foods
Voss AR/GBBS Oslo, Norway. Na 06.5
Deer Park B/PBEast Coast Springs-Nestle Corp. 6.3
Poland S/PBMaine Springs-Nestle Corp. 6.0
365 E/PBWhole Foods Market Austin, TX,
Milk  6.0

Smart B/PBPWS-Coca-Colavapor distilled5.9
Crystal Geyser SKCG Roxane.  5.7
Perrier AR/GBVergèze Spr, France-Nestle Co. 5.5
Sam′s Choice PD/PBPWS-Walmart Co. 5.5
Tub Spring WaysideState Highway 66Pinehurst, Oregon5.5
Aquafina B/PBPWS-Pepsi Co. 5.4
Ozarka S/PBTexas Springs-Nestle Corp. 5.4
Kroger PDPWS-Kroger Co.  5.0
Coffee  5.0

Great Value D/PBPWS-Walmart Co.  4.5
Acid RainWorst recorded in the US 4.3
Tomato Juice  4.0
Mud VolcanoYellowstone NPNorris Geyser Basin4.0

Propel Fitness P-E/PBPWS-Gatorade Co. 3.4
Vitamin Water B/PBPWS-Coca Cola Co.  3.4

Orange Juice  3.0
Vinegar  3.0
Dasani B/PBPWS-Coca Cola Co.  3.0
Lemon Juice  2.0

Battery Acid  1.0

Alkali Elements: Format: Name (Abbreviation, Atomic number [00], Element Group: alkali metal [am], alkaline earth [ae], transitional metal [tm], pH)
Calcium (Ca, 20, ae, 12.0 pH); Magnesium (Mg, 12, ae, 9.0 pH); Potassium (K, 19, am, 14.0 pH); Sodium (Na, 11, am, 14.0 pH);
Other Alkalizing Elements and Compounds:
Copper (Cu, 29, tm); Chromium (Cr, 24, tm); Iodine (I, 53, halogen nonmetals); Iron (Fe, 26, tm); Manganese (Mn, 25, tm); Molybdenm (Mo, 42, tm); Selenium (Se, 34, nonmetal); Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3); Zinc (Zn, 30, tm)
Uncommon Alkali Minerals:
Cesium (Cs, 55, am, 14.0 Ph; Francium (Fr, 87, am, radioactive); Lithium (Li, 03, am); Rubidium (Rb, 37, am)
Other Abbreviation:
AR: artesian water; AS: alkaline spring water; B: Bottled water; BS: Bottled at the Source; D: distilled water; E: electrolyte water; F: Flouride (in PPM); G: glacial water; GB: glass bottle; GPD: glacial purified drinking water; HS: hot springs; NAR: natural artesian water; NAS: natural alpine spring water; Nat.: Natural; NM: natural mineral water; NS: natural spring water; P: purified water; PB: plastic bottle; PD: purified drinking water. PM: Parts per million; PWS: public water supply; S: spring water; Spg: spring or springs; SK: Sparkling Water -E: with added electrolytes (one or more from the above list of alkali elements, alkalizing elements and compounds); -I: ionizated.
All elements when listed in the Content column and include an amount, then the amount given is in parts per million (PPM).
Bottled Water Table Last Updated: 17 April 2019

The Life Journey Step Six, Hot Springs Water
Is Soaking in Hot Springs Beneficial?
According to folklore, soaking in hot springs increases your blood flow, circulation, metabolism, and absorption of essential minerals.
Sounds good, but wait, there is more! A popular hot springs in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido, Japan states that their waters could help “treat chronic digestive diseases, constipation, diabetes, gout, and liver complaints, rheumatism, high blood pressure, arterial sclerosis, chronic skin disease, and menopause. Their spas are good for anaemia, burns, cuts, neuralgia and relieves inflammation and allergies.” Many would say that this is all hype by the spa. But what is the truth?
Hot Springs as Medicine Is Still An Area of Research.
The term "balneology or balneotherapy" (from the latin word balneo meaning bath) is generally applied to everything relating to spa treatment, including the drinking of waters and the use of hot baths and natural vapor baths, as well as of the various kinds of mud and sand used for hot applications. Balneology refers to the medical use of these spas, as opposed to recreational use. Common minerals found in spa waters are sodium, magnesium, calcium, and iron, as well as arsenic, lithium, potassium, manganese, bromine, and iodine. All these may be contained in the peat that is commonly used in preparation of spa waters. Resorts may also add minerals or essential oils to naturally-occurring hot springs. Though balneology commonly refers to mineral baths, the term may also apply to water treatments using regular hot or cold tap water. A 2009 review of all published clinical evidence concluded that, while available data suggest that balneology may be truly associated with improvement in several rheumatological diseases, existing research is not sufficiently strong to draw firm conclusions. (Falagas ME; et al. (2009). "The therapeutic effect of balneotherapy: Evaluation of the evidence from randomized controlled trials". International Journal of Clinical Practice. 63.)
Balneology, as a field of medicine is not very well known nor understood yet, but continues to be an exciting area of research for people who would like more reason to cozy up in some hot springs. The effectiveness of balneotherapy in curing disease or improving health remains unclear, but that has not stopped people from enjoying their thermal baths and hot springs for thousands of years. A large part of the virtues of hot springs are owed to the properties of water itself, along with the heat.
Hot Springs As Part of a Healthy Lifestyle
Although contemporary medicine has been slow to establish any scientific basis for the benefits of soaking in mineral-rich hot springs water, it's soothing beneficial effects cannot be denied. A tranquil hot springs soak is widely recognized as providing relief from the pain of stressed muscles and tired joints. The complex effects of hot springs minerals on the skins glands and blood vessels are just a few of the benefits found in these ancient springs.
"If you're going to bathe in a natural hot mineral spring, never put your head under water," explains Dr. Andrew Weil, an American medical doctor and naturopath, as well as a teacher and writer on holistic health, "A free-swimming amoeba called naegleria that lives in many hot springs can enter the body through the nose and can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a very serious, potentially deadly infection of the brain."

The Life Journey Step Six, Spring Water
Where can one find Pure Spring Water?
In most mountain states, springs can usually be found near the base or even higher up along he sides of the mountain; often the roadway travels very nearby many springs. There is even a website for finding a spring.
Pipe Spring: unknown ph. The photo to the right was taken during my drive through the southern unit of Giant Sequoia National Monument and National Forest while crossing the mountain from Sequoia National Park to Death Valley National Park. The pipe spring is along the side of the road and the spring appears to be well know as several others stop for water while I am there. From Johnsondale, California drive east on mountain highway 99, turn left onto Sherman Pass Road (Forest Route 22SO5) and follow it over the pass. The pipe spring is on the left. Continue on Sherman Pass Road which turns into state highway J41, then Nine Mile Canyon road which then connects to US highway 395.
Mountain Spring
Comal Spring: 8.0 pH. In Texas, the water from Comal spring at Landa park in New Braunfels not only tastes good, but has a high alkaline pH reading.
In Arkansas, at the Hot Springs National Park, there are several public springs, of both hot and cold water, where you may fill water jugs. Stoping at the national park visitor center, you can acquire a report entitled "Drinking the Water" which shows the chemical analysis of dissolved minerals, the pH of the water at several of the parks available spring sources and tells a little history of the water. The report also has a map of the many fountains supplying spring water.
Whittington spring: 7.25 pH. At Hot Springs national park, this is the best water because it has the highest alkaline ph level. It is located on Whittington Avenue near the base of West Mountain. (N 34.5150°   W 93.0694°) According to the national park report, this water is not only alkaline water but also has key alkalinizing minerals, including: calcium; magnesium; potassium; but only a little sodium. The report further states that the spring water emerges from the Big Fork Chert after being underground for over 6000 years.
Big Spring: 8.0 pH. At Ozark National Scenic Riverways, just south of Van Buren, Missouri on state highway 103 is Big Spring with a camp ground, CCC historic district and other park features. The spring at the foot of the surrounding rock bluff literally gushes up from the ground rising two feet above the resulting pond and river surface as if thankful for finally being freed from the fetters of the underground watercourse. Later, I was told that the water runs off of the higher table land which is farmed with chemical fertilizers making it not good for drinking.
Hot Sulphur Springs: 8.5 ph At the upriver side of Byers Canyon near the head waters of the Colorado River, in the town of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado is a source for high alkaline mineral water. The location is primary a resort for sitting in baths and pools and not one known for drinking water but the water is drinkable. It has been tested and the list of minerals per liter include calcium 15mg, potasium 24mg, magnesium 3.2mg, sodium 435mg, sulfate 145 mg, chloride 145mg, silica 33mg, floride 11mg, lithium 1.3mg and traces of iron, manganese and zinc.
This hot springs is reported to be one of the best in the Rockies, especially for soaking in the 19 pools with temperatures ranging from 93 ° to 112°. The cost is about $20.00 for a day pass. When I visited the resort, I not only enjoyed the soaking but also tested for the pH, but the soaking at this hot springs is one of the best I have been to.

The Life Journey Step Six, Spiritual Water
The Source of Spiritual Water
The most high God, Jehovah is the source of all things including spiritual waters. Spiritual waters, or life-giving water is what the Bible refers to as the knowledge that imparts life. Taking in this knowledge is a requirement for anyone who wishes to gain everlasting life. (John 17: 3) Thus, it is only from Jehovah and through his Son, Jesus Christ can men receive everlasting life. (John 14:16)
Living Waters
During his time on earth, Jesus asked a Samaritan woman at a well near Sychar for a drink of water. When she questioned him as to why a Jew would even talk to a Samaritan, he replied to her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. (John 4: 10) He said the water he would give would become in its receiver a well of water springing up into everlasting life. (John 4: 14)
Symbolic Water
At Revelation, chapter 21 the apostle John records his vision of a new heaven and a new earth in which he saw flowing out from the throne of God a river of water of life, along each side there are growing the tree of life producing fruit, the leaves of the trees being used for the curing of the nations. (Revelation 22:1 , 2)
When this part of the vision was completed, Jesus spoke about why he sent the angel with the vision, after which John heard the invitation: And the spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life free. (Revelation 22:17)
This invitation evidently would be extended by servants of God to all who are thirsty for these provisions from God to gain eternal life through the Lamb of God, provisions which are currently now available. The invitation is to be extended to everyone who can be reached, not for any commercial gain by selling the water, but should be shared free of charge to all desiring it.
Would you like to accept the invitation to gain the spiritual water of life. Then go to and request a free Bible study.

On the pH scale of zero to fourteen, seven is neutral, less than seven is acidic and more than seven is alkaline. The p and the H in the acronym pH stands for the potential for hydrogen. Also, pH represents a certain quantity of hydrogen ions in a particular substance. If there are an abundance of hydrogen ions, then the substance has an acid pH. If, however, there are very few hydrogen ions or none at all, then the substance has an alkaline pH. The pH of a substance is a parameter that can be applied to practically anything: the pH of your blood, the pH of your hair, the pH of water, the pH of coffee; yes, just about any substance.
Research has shown that water from natural springs and other healing water sources, when frozen, formed beautiful and complex crystalline geometries - like snowflakes. The same research shows that water which had been distilled or polluted has lost its inner order, and its ability to crystallize was profoundly disturbed.
See Appendix 4, Methinks for information about fluoride.
The original, but now removed, study report by the Natural Resources Defense Council was found at:

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