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Wild Springs

Drinking wild spring water brings me great joy and is one of my greatest passions in life. I love spring water! I have been known to drive to another state on a regular basis to collect my spring water in glass bottles. I have visited and drank from wild springs from all over the country. It is something almost like a spiritual experience when you travel to a spring and drink the water directly from the source. Theological science teaches us that your prayers are amplified when you cast them on the water. Where there is water there is life. The only thing that can sprout a seed is water. There is something magical about water.

Good Spring Water is Pure

Apart from the water we get from eating raw plants, the best water to drink comes from a deep, cold, free-flowing, wild spring. This type of water is probably the purest thing you can possibly put into your body. Fresh spring water collected directly from the source is literally living, is clean and is highly structured by nature. The process water goes through making its long way from the deep bowels of the earth all the way to the surface is similar to the journey water makes inside of living, growing plants. It starts at the roots of the plant and works its way up through the stem and finally making its way into the leaves.

The water in a good spring comes from an underground reservoir many miles deep in the earth - far removed from any human contamination. This type of water has been around long before the advent of the industrial age and all the fallout from modern weapons of war as well as our chemical, nuclear and biological experiments. The entire surface of the earth along with the air that we breathe has been contaminated by a variety of pollutants. The deep subterranean water from a good spring is the most likely thing to be completely free from any contamination from human activity.

Good Spring Water is Ancient

Deep, cold spring water is potentially thousands of years old. Springs are part of the largest cycle on the planet – the hydrological cycle. A spring begins as a result of an underground stream or river eventually flowing into and becoming trapped in an impermeable cavern of rock. This trapped water may sit for thousands of years in this underground lake. As the water sits deep in this subterranean aquifer for many generations it is very still. It becomes very pure over time as the earth’s gravity draws out any sediment.

Given enough time a shift in the tectonic plates puts pressure on this underground water bladder pushing it out in all directions. This omnidirectional pressure prevents any outside contaminants from getting into the aquifer. Eventually, this pressurized water finds a fissure in the rock and starts to work its way up to the surface of the earth. It then springs forth from the earth by its own volition - pure, clean, energized and ready to be consumed.

On its long journey to the surface the water makes its way through cracks and fissures in the mantel rubbing itself against many miles of rocks and crystals along the way. This movement against dissimilar materials charges the water, structures the water and gives it energy and life. Any minerals it may pick up along the way are electrostatically charged making them more bioavailable to our cells.

Not All Water That Comes Out of the Ground is Good to Drink

Not all springs are created equal. The best springs are deep, cold and free-flowing. It is best to collect your water at the source – the exact point where it comes out of the ground. It is usually not a good idea to drink unfiltered water downstream from the source after the water has flowed for some distance across the surface of the earth potentially becoming contaminated along the way. Here are some examples of water that comes out of the ground that is not necessarily good to drink unless it has been filtered:

  • Seep – On the surface, a seep looks just like a spring. However, unlike a true spring the underground reservoir has a higher elevation than the outlet. A seep is typically found near the bottom of a mountain slope and is free-flowing. It occurs as a result of rain water hitting the top of the mountain penetrating the surface and producing a small underground stream flowing downhill. As the water comes upon an impermeable layer of rock near the bottom of the hill it pops back out onto the earth’s surface appearing much like a spring. This water is probably not the purest because as the rain falls from the sky to earth it may collect air pollution. It may also pick up contaminants on the surface. A seep has two more unique identifying characteristics-

  1. The flow rate of a seep will vary as it is affected by the amount of local rainfall.

  2. Its water temperature will vary according to the outside air temperature because it is shallow, running near the surface.

  • Well – This water is drawn from an underground aquifer that is not under pressure. Hence, it is not free-flowing. A hole is drilled into the ground until the aquifer can be accessed with a long pipe. The pipe is added to prevent the walls of the drilled hole from collapsing over time. The well water is then pumped to the surface from the aquifer using mechanical means. Sand and sediment may be unintentionally sucked up along with the water because of this mechanical action. A true spring well may be more than ten times deeper than a well - thousands of feet deep for a spring compared to a few hundred feet for a well. Because the well is much more shallow it may be more susceptible to contamination from surface pollution. Also, because the underground aquifer is not under pressure it is also potentially susceptible outside contamination.

  • Artesian Well – This type of water comes from an underground aquifer that is under pressure but the water has not yet found a way to the surface on its own. This pressure may come from hydrostatic forces where the aquifer is higher than the outlet or from other geological forces such as shifting tectonic plates. Just like in the case of a conventional well, a hole is drilled into the ground until the aquifer can be accessed. Because the water is under pressure it then flows to the surface on its own. Artesian wells typically are much shallower compared to a good spring. As such, they are susceptible to similar risk of contamination as a conventional well. In the case of a hydrostatic artesian well, they are usually found near the bottom of mountain slopes.

  • Hot Springs – There are areas on the planet where the earth’s mantel comes into contact with underground aquifers of water. This may heat the water to the boiling point. This heating creates pressure forcing the hot water to the surface. Hot springs are free-flowing and usually have a high mineral content due to the turbulence caused by underground boiling. Because of the high mineral content this type of water can be good for bathing but, it is not necessarily the best water to drink.

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