What Is Science?

Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

I am often asked, “Are your water structuring products supported by science?” and my response is whose science? The purpose of science is to confirm what is true, yet scientists are fallible creatures influenced by money, fear and fame, which can all lead to a skewing or misrepresentation of data to support a false premise. I don’t care about money, fame or fear of losing my job because I’ve learned, (and am learning), to trust in God for my security and well being. What I care about most is the pursuit of truth and doing the best I can to fulfill my life purpose. My earnest prayer is that you may benefit in body, mind and soul by what I’ve written in this little e-book. Gary Greenfield

“The majority believes that everything hard to comprehend must be very profound. This is incorrect. What is hard to understand is what is immature, unclear and often false. The highest wisdom is simple and passes through the brain directly into the heart.”

Viktor Schauberger, Visionary & Inventor

Introduction

This booklet has been compiled to provide you with a basic education regarding the principles and theories that guided us in the development of the Greenfield Naturals Water Solution products. We will examine the field of energetics and evidence which supports the reality of information transfer and vortices, the natural processes which work to sustain life.

We start with the premise that we exist in a sea of energies which are all around us and permeate everything.  We can also define these energies as light, information, electromagnetic frequency or EMF.  They are free and they are good for us, that is, so long as they are emanating from natural sources or sources that mimic nature.

The most obvious source of this energy in the heavens is the sun, (which is comprised of elements interacting with energy) and less obvious energies on earth are minerals, (which are also comprised of elements interacting with energy), of which there are over 4,000, which all emit light energy.  These minerals as well as spring water, essential plants oils, and even natural sounds from birds chirping to waves crashing upon the sands all work to enhance health and vitality for plants, animals, peoples and the environment.

Just as the periodic table lists all the elements known to man, the electromagnetic spectrum shows the range of all possible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. Only a very minute section of the electromagnetic spectrum are visible energies of which we are most aware while the vast majority of nature’s life enhancing energies are not visible to the human eye.

In the following paragraphs, we will be discussing objective, discernible and visible evidence created by these energies which are for the most part invisible.

Conventional science generally doesn’t refer to or utilize EMF in its natural state which is a reflection of their ignorance and disrespect regarding the importance of emerging yet also ancient technologies which are congruent and harmonious with nature. Natural EMF is free and difficult to monopolize or control.  Our academic and scientific institutions are controlled by big corporations which are primarily interested in the procurement and monopolization of resources for the sake of generating as much profit as possible with minimal consideration for the common good. Consequently, governments and mega corporations have gone to great lengths to hinder and limit opportunities for research, development and marketing of free energy technologies based on natural EMF and this is especially so in America.

Nikola Tesla, the most influential and prolific inventor of the modern times developed wireless communication, AC electricity, lights, x-rays, remote control, robotics, lasers, electric motors and most interesting of all, free energy. His only inventions not being used today are his free energy technologies and they have yet to see the light of day because the industrialists who funded his work along with the US government placed it under lock and key with access only to top secret government sponsored research. One of these projects has been the development of a ‘death ray’ laser, which is a Tesla invention. It has even been reported that our government is routinely testing the effects of this weapon in trials on the American public and around the world.

Tesla has been an inspiration to us in our research but the products we are creating are infinitely more simple than the genius manifested in the technologies developed by Tesla.  Inspired by men such as Tesla and Schauberger, we are creating products that take advantage of energy which is all around us and is easily harnessed.  Through traveling the world via internet or plane and doing our own research, we’ve discovered natural phenomena which we build into our products to make them unique, remarkable, economical, powerful and long lasting.

It is interesting to note that natural sources of electromagnetic frequencies, (other than on occasion the sun) are not displayed on EMF spectrum charts. All emissions shown on all EMF charts come from natural sources and science has mimicked them but also corrupted all of them.

PHYSICAL VERSUS ENERGY

Conventional science and thinking in many respects revolve around the physical. It is perfectly normal to work with what we see and more difficult to wrap our heads around something we can’t see with our own eyes. But innovative and intuitive thinkers have been giving us clues throughout history regarding the invisible qualities of light and matter.

Recipe For The Universe

Drawing from this text written approximately 3500 years ago by the Hebrew prophet, Moses, we can conclude that the ancients understood matter or water and energy or light to be separate entities, both of which could not be made known without the presence of the other. Without light, the water was dark, void and still.

Energy is essentially light, seen and unseen, audible and silent which is continually being measured by our subconscious working with all our senses. Matter is essentially water, manifest in various configurations and densities using the hydrogen atom as the basic building block to construct all the elements which comprise all matter in creation. Light illumines, animates and informs of us of water and its infinite array of material forms and matter reveals lights qualities to us.

The first element of the periodic table is hydrogen. ‘Hydro’ is defined as ‘water’ and ‘gen’ is defined as ‘in the beginning’. So, essentially, the element, hydrogen is ‘water in the beginning’ and it is the hydrogen atom from which all other elements are built. Consequently, hydrogen, ‘water in the beginning’, is the building block for all material forms in the universe. This is a concept first revealed to us from the ancient Book of Genesis quoted above. The Greeks gave us the word, ‘hydrogen’ which was translated from the Hebrew texts around 150 BC.

Seawater contains all ninety-two of the naturally occurring elements of the periodic table and these elements alone are the source for all the material used to create the heavens and earth. All matter, from which everything, (inorganic and organic), draws its form, was contained within the primordial waters created by God in the beginning and it is from these waters that He brought forth the land masses. It is also from these waters that He created plants, animals, birds, sea life and microbes. Lastly, He created mankind in His own image. These conclusions were drawn primarily from the passage below with the rest of the first chapter of Genesis providing further support material.

Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas

— Book of Genesis 1:9-10
HYDROGEN – THE BUILDING BLOCK FOR ALL ELEMENTS?
The Founder of Natural Philosophy, Thales Of Miletus, Hypothesized That Water Was The Beginning Of All Material Forms
The ancient Greek philosopher Thales was born and lived around (624-546 BC) in Miletus in Greek Ionia. Aristotle, the major source for Thales’s philosophy and science, identified Thales as the first greek to investigate the basic principles, the question of the originating substances of matter and also regarded, Thales, as the founder of the school of natural philosophy. Aristotle reported Thales’ hypothesis that water was the originating principle of nature. Plato regarded Thales to be numbered as one of the seven wise men of Greek culture. There is no indication that Thales wrote anything while his views seemed to have been passed down orally.
Van Helmont’s Tree Experiment

Can Anything Be Constructed Out Of Hydrogen?

Jean Baptista van Helmont (1577-1644) performed one of the classic experiments in plant physiology. His research was published posthumously in Ortus Medicinae (in 1648) and is one of the first examples of the use of the “scientific method”.

“I took an earthen pot and in it placed 200 pounds of earth which had been dried out in an over. This I moistened with rain water, and in it planted a shoot of willow which weighed five pounds.  When five years had passed the tree which grew from it weighed 169 pounds and three ounces. The earthen pot was wetted whenever it was necessary with rain or distilled water only. It was very large, and was sunk in the ground, and had a tin plated iron lid with many holes punched in it, which covered the edge of the pot to keep air-borne dust from mixing with the earth. I did not keep track of the weight of the leaves which fell in each of the four autumns. Finally, I dried out the earth in the pot once more, and found the same 200 pounds, less about 2 ounces. Thus, 164 pounds of wood, bark, and roots had arisen from water alone.”

-Jean Baptista van Helmont

We can deduct from this experiment that as water mingles with the soil, it picks up the emf signature of each element and carries that information into the plant which with its pre-programed intelligence uses the soil emf codes and the hydrogen atom to build its wood, bark, roots, leaves, etc.

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Prout’s Hypothesis
The Hydrogen Atom Is
The Building Block For All The Element.
William Prout (1785–1850) was an English chemist, physician, and natural theologian. He is remembered today mainly for what is called Prout’s hypothesis which stated that the hydrogen atom was the building block for all the elements. Prout’s theory motivated fellow scientists of his era to obtain ever more accurate weights for each atom in their quest to prove whether his hypothesis was correct.
Intelligent Design Theory
Of The Periodic Table

Bob Laing is a modern day scientist who has contributed interesting insight into many perplexities of the universe in which we live. He is listed here because of his contribution to proving the unique structure of the hydrogen atom and the role it plays as the building block for all elements of the periodic table. Bob constructed physical models of the hydrogen atom and then proceeded to build many elements of the periodic table using his hydrogen building blocks.

Bob also developed his own theory regarding the construction of the hydrogen atom. “Intelligent Design Theory uses nuclear physics to establish the true structure of a hydrogen atom which is not accepted by mainstream science.

“Intelligent design theory establishes the true structure of each element as consisting of hydrogen atoms.  Carbon is six hydrogen atoms, not 12. The same is holds for the other elements, e.g. helium is two hydrogen atoms. It seems that science has generally accepted this hypothesis, but they all think in terms of neutrons, which hydrogen is not.”  – Bob Laing

All matter, regardless of its composition emits energy. Just as a fish is surrounded by water, everything, everywhere is surrounded and permeated by a sea of energy, including all food sources, trees, rocks, water and air.

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Mineral energies have the same qualities as lightning bolts.

Lightning cleanses the atmosphere and recharges the earth. In the same way, mineral energies cleanse and recharge our bodies.

— The Author

So these pictures beg the question, how much natural energy are you ingesting from your diet or from the water you drink?  What kind of energy surrounds you?  Why is it that spending time in nature invigorates you?  Have you ever wondered why food tastes better when prepared over an open fire in the woods?  All energy in its natural state, no matter what its source will work to enhance quality of life for everything within its field of influence.

Processed foods on the other hand will transmit corrupted light frequencies, yet we gravitate towards them because of sophisticated marketing schemes and addictive chemical food additives.  Utility treated water transmits toxic light frequencies  and bottled waters can vary widely in their quality of energy emissions. So, this begs another question, what is pure water?

Pure water isn’t water that has been stripped of all its minerals via reverse osmosis or distillation nor is water pure if it contains toxic energies that can’t be seen or even quantified by most instrumentation or testing methods.

“Pure water can be defined as water in it’s natural, balanced state, both energetically and materially, yet, cleansed of matter and energy that isn’t congruent with nature. ”
-The Author

 What we can conclude from the images above and other images we have captured by electrophotonic photography, is that all material forms emit energy and furthermore, through additional field research, we have concluded that all energy or light or electromagnetic frequency or information, whatever you prefer to call it depending on its source is either beneficial or detrimental to the health of plants, animals and peoples.  Energetic emissions are created by all material forms and if these energies are synthetic, man-made or altered from their natural state they will interfere with life processes within their field of influence.

Mankind is intimately connected to the earth, even the name ‘human’ comes from the latin word ‘humus’ meaning, dirt, soil, earth, ground.  The human body is composed of all ninety-two naturally occurring elements of the periodic table just as is the rest of nature and the reason why we’re so invigorated by spending time outdoors and even more so in the woods, beside a water fall or at the beach is because our body is at home in the midst of all the natural energies that abound in these places as opposed to the abundance of unnatural energies present in our homes and communities.  Our bodies resonate with the same energies of the universe and any energy source that doesn’t resonate with the energies of nature and the universe create conflict, disease, lack of peace and disharmony.

Consequently, when we eat food grown and processed contrary to natural law, we do so not only to our own demise but also to everything within our field of influence.

So what we eat and the environment we live in can be hurting us or healing us and each of us to some extent has the power to choose the energetic qualities of the environment we are going to live in and the foods we are going to consume.

Now we aren’t suggesting you sleep on a bed of carrots or that you buy a house in the country, as laying on a bed of carrots would be extreme and buying a house in the country is not possible for most people.  In spite of the conveniences, our modern technological system has brought to the world we live in, every living thing on earth is losing quality of life because our modern belief system is out of sync with nature and consequently our modern technologies are out of sync with nature. The modern lifestyle isn’t sustainable and the I would go so far as to say that the consequences of the modern lifestyle are creating a scenario that will bring a degree of suffering on our children’s generation never before known by mankind.

The kind of energies with which we surround ourselves will have an influence on our quality of life and even though we may not be able to avoid exposure to many of the toxic energies surrounding us, we can negate or minimize their effects by learning to think and live in a manner that is not controlled by the mainstream forces of media, medicine, banking, business, education, energy, technology and government.

FREQUENCY AND INFORMATION

Frequencies are a manifestation of waveform and they convey information.  Voice and music frequencies convey information wirelessly. Digital signals convey information wirelessly.  All material forms possess a frequency signature or signatures by which they communicate with everything else in creation.  Understanding this principle is crucial to understanding how nature works and when we respect this principle, we are able to create products that are harmonious with nature but when we are ignorant of this principle, we end up creating disharmony.

For instance,  nuclear physicists and engineers are very smart people and they are able to extract amazing quantities of energy from rocks but unfortunately they accomplish this task in a manner that isn’t respectful or congruent with nature. The end result being that they create technologies and products wrought with dangers because of frequency corruption and the creation of malformation instead of harnessing information in its natural state.

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There is a considerable body of evidence confirming that water collects, stores and transmits information much like a computer receives, stores and transmits information.  Japanese author and researcher, Masaru Emoto, was a water researcher whose work with human consciousness, (which is essentially EMF energy), made him famous. He would freeze water which had been subjected to energetic stimuli such as rock music, classical music, kind words and harsh words to determine their effects on the crystalline structure of water.

We have begun to lay the groundwork for you establishing that all material forms emit energy and this energy can be described as electromagnetic in nature. Consequently, even our thoughts are electromagnetic in their composition and because of free will, we can cause our consciousness to emanate life enhancing energy or life depleting energy.  What this means ultimately, is that each of us are electromagnetic generators, even mini power stations that are constantly sending out beneficial or detrimental energy based on our disposition and our grasp of truth.  This puts a new perspective on how each of us can change not only ourselves but those around us including our environment by the power of speech, the power of prayer and by the power of the written word!

Consider this concept for a moment. The written word that resides on a sheet of paper or in digital form on your computer or cellphone screen contains the consciousness of a man in a static form until it is read.  The act of reading is accomplished through electromagnetic energies forming a pathway through the eyes. As light energies reflect off or illumine the text on the page or screen, these energies reflect back through our eyes into our brain to be deciphered. Based on the principles of ‘form, frequency & function’, the brain in turn acts a repository or an energy sink from which the rest of body draws these energetic nuggets or bits as needed.

Now whether or not these energetic nuggets or bits are composed of gold or dung or something in between is determined by the collective formation of the posted text which defines its function and ultimately it’s frequency which may or may not be congruent with natural principles.

Describing a musical instrument, (without considering the musician), can give a clearer picture of how this process works. Consider the function of a violin which is to emanate beautiful sound using properly configured wood and strings. The form of the wood and strings of the violin in turn will determine the quality of the frequency emanating from the violin which in turn will inspire the heart, causing one to cringe or to be inspired or something in between.

Ultimately, the frequency emanation or transmission of an object or material form contains the information which is gleaned by our cells as a source of energy for proper cellular functioning and our water molecules in their multitude of configurations and densities is the receiver, repository and transmitter of all information.

TURKEY TRIALS

In Platte, South Dakota, between 2010 and 2013, when I was working with my business/research partner, Jeffrey Riggins, we conducted trials which indicated that information is stored and conveyed in water.  In one trial, using a facility with two separated brooding barns, young turkeys were hydrated with a water structuring unit without a mineral jacket on one side of the barn and young turkeys on the other side of the barn were watered with a water structuring unit surrounded by a mineral jacket.

Each side of the barn was identical but separated by a wall.  The young turkeys feeding on the structured water exposed to the mineral blanket, (which didn’t have contact with the water), had a decreased mortality rate and enhanced growth as compared with the turkeys being watered with structured water less the mineral blanket.

In an earlier trial, young turkeys fed structured water had less mortality and better weight gain than young turkeys fed untreated well water. These trials opened up a whole new field of focus and since those initial trials we’ve repeatedly seen evidence that information can be transferred wirelessly to water, stored within the water and in turn transmitted to other aqueous environments within its field of influence, be they turkeys, plants, humans, a pond or the soil.

CORRUPT EMF

(ELECTROMAGNETIC FREQUENCIES)

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Commensurate with the expansion of wireless communication technologies are the number of individuals who are suffering from exposure to these invisible electromagnetic frequencies emitted by the multiple sources of wireless communication technologies that have inundated our homes, schools and communities. Sources of harmful EMF can include improperly installed AC electrical circuits, Smart Meters on the outside walls of our homes used to communicate information to the electric company, cell towers, cell phones, digital clocks next to our beds, wireless phones, computers and WiFi routers which are used everywhere in stores, schools, homes and in public spaces.

Nothing in nature was designed to live in an environment saturated with all these synthetic, man-made, unnatural electromagnetic energies. The problem with all these unnatural energies is that they interrupt, interfere and inundate our water saturated cells with corrupt energies which in turn affect healthy cell activity and when our cells ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

A symptom of all diseases can be described as a lack of ease or peace among cells.  The fuel source for cellular function is energy which is electromagnetic in its makeup. Depending on the source, electromagnetic energies can either enhance or disrupt cellular activity.  Disease types are defined by the types of cells which aren’t at ease or are functioning inefficiently. Consequently,  any electromagnetic energies not congruent with nature will interrupt normal cell functions resulting in any one of a multitude of diseases and illnesses that plague mankind.

In consideration of this concept, one can understand why oftentimes, the source or cause of a particular disease can remain a mystery.  So, the key to good health is to first learn the difference between natural and unnatural energies and then begin to eliminate or protect ourselves from the unnatural energies while increasing exposure to natural energies.

THE NATURAL LIGHT EMISSION OF ELEMENTS

Everything in creation is comprised of one or more of the ninety-two naturally occurring elements listed on the periodic table.  Each of these ninety-two elements has their own unique electromagnetic energy emanation and each of these energies has a unique role to play in the support and sustenance of life on earth. The purpose of all physical elemental forms is to interact with light or energy which surround it. The unique energy signature created by the interaction of light with matter is then wirelessly picked up by the specific cells which require that particular frequency for fulfilling its role for life functions within its environment.  This process is a manifestation of the ‘form, frequency, function’, principle. 

All naturally occurring electromagnetic energies are subtle in energy yet working powerfully to clean, feed and protect whatever is exposed to their field of influence.  These naturally occurring energies can do no harm and have been endowed with intelligence from our Creator to know exactly what their role is in sustaining the proper functioning of all living forms on earth.

HERXHEIMERS AND FREQUENCY SENSITIVITY

The Herxheimer Reaction is a pronounced detoxification or cleansing process which takes place in the body as it becomes exposed to particular types of effective cleansing, feeding and protecting energies which occur in nature.

The cleansing actions of a Herxheimer Reaction may persist from a few days to a month and although the cleansing period may be unpleasant and prolonged,  quality of life will be enhanced once the body has completed the cleansing process.  As toxins are being released for expelling from your body, it is very important to drink plenty of energized, informational, structured water to assist with the flushing process.  Typical symptoms which may accompany this cleansing process are body aches, sore throat, general malaise, an upset stomach, sweating, chills, nausea, itching, rashes and a runny nose.

OUR BODIES LOVE US!

Our Creator gave us bodies that love us in that just as a Mother’s love motivates her to clean, feed and protect her children, so our bodies work to clean, feed and protect us but when we don’t cooperate with or listen to our bodies, problems will begin to occur just as in any relationship. Communication is paramount to good relations with those around us including our own bodies, therefore, we need to learn to listen to our bodies, responding appropriately to our body’s needs, otherwise we’ll experience problems and the longer we neglect our body’s needs or cry for help, the more our health is going to suffer.

The bottom line is that good health isn’t possible unless we have a good relationship with our body. As in any relationship, trust is paramount and we need to exercise confidence that our body knows perfectly how to care for us;  cleaning, feeding and protecting us but in turn, if we aren’t in tune with our bodies or we are negligent or are just plain ignorant, then we are going to end up hindering our body’s ability to properly clean, feed and protect our cells.  Why don’t we naturally know how to take care of our bodies as they take care of us? Because we live in a world filled with deceptions, distortions, distractions and delusions which all work to lead us astray.

About Gary Greenfield

Hi, my name is Gary Greenfield and even though I developed a fascination for water early in life, it wasn’t until late in life that my fascination flourished into something more fruitful than I could have ever imagined.

My fascination with water remained dormant for many years until a friend shared with me how her mother was healed of cancer by a raw food diet. Her comment sparked within me, a fire of curiosity which has continually grown in intensity over the years, leading me into a world previously unknown to me and to most everyone else on earth!

What is this world I have found? It is the mysterious world of invisible energies in their natural state, ignored or misunderstood by academia and science and the water industry at large.

My passion for understanding the natural governing principles of water motivated me to travel the world meeting remarkable individuals, performing simple yet mind boggling experiments and observing nature work in ways that never cease to amaze and astound me.

There is a down side though to what I have learned and it is disheartening to say the least, for I now know that unless we change the way we treat our water, life on earth cannot continue.

But the upside is encouraging! Why? Because no matter where you live or how bad your water condition is, it can be fixed!

In making this statement, I must emphasise that this technology is only now beginning to emerge and there is so much more to learn and so many new ways in which this technology can be applied to make a tremendous contribution to putting the “vital life force” back into our water.

“The majority believes that everything hard to comprehend must be very profound. This is incorrect. What is hard to understand is what is immature, unclear and often false. The highest wisdom is simple and passes through the brain directly into the heart.”

— Viktor Schauberger, Visionary & Inventor

The People Of The Wood

A Parable

The people of the wood lived deep in the forest by the stream many miles from the people of the village who lived down in the valley by the river. The people of the wood lived simple lives at one with nature, bathing in the fresh mountain air scented with the sweet aromas of the evergreen while the people of the village enjoyed the amenities brought to them from men of the coastal cities where costly and exotic goods and knowledge from all over the world was traded.  These worldly enticements brought many people from the wood to dwell in the village and some even settled in the coastal cities and became renown men of the world.

Over time, the people of the wood dwindled and the village grew and became overcrowded and resources became scarce and were over used and the waters, the air and the soils could no longer feed the people of the village.

As the situation became desperate, the people of the village began to develop innovative ways to restore life to the village but in so doing they only made matters worse because of their disregard and ignorance of the ancient ways of their ancestors who were from the wood.

In the end, the people of the village were able to amass an abundance of costly goods and foods yet their goods rusted and the people perished from malnutrition. The nature loving people of the wood continued in the way of their ancestors giving thanks, rejoicing and communing with the Maker of the wood and they lived happily ever after.

I wrote this parable after a local Idaho newspaper refused to feature Greenfield Naturals in their new business section. They accused us of selling “snake oil” without confirming or validating even one testimonial or research paper.

My Life In
Water

It was 1957 and we had just moved into our new house in the suburbs of South Miami, Florida. I was three and my brother was two. I don’t remember climbing up on the chair and opening the kitchen cabinet where Mom hid the key to the gate of the wrought iron fence that was newly installed to protect us from drowning in the pool, nor do I remember swimming in our new kidney shaped swimming pool but I do remember excitedly running into my parents bedroom to tell them that my brother, Greg and me had gone swimming. Mom learned a lesson that morning about the unappreciated intelligence of children and how we survived that ordeal, (especially my little brother), I will never know but that was the beginning of my irresistible attraction to water.

My second significant memory of water was at seven years of age. My father had bought my brother and I, a little fiberglass dinghy powered by a two horsepower outboard engine. Being but a novice with limited boating skills, I promptly capsized that boat in the middle of our neighborhood lake.

My parents lack of appreciation for the intelligence of children had now swayed too far the other way. Looking back, I’m amazed at the freedom to explore,  afforded my brother and I by my dear parents, and I’m also so grateful for the confidence they had in our survival skills.

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For as long as I can remember my father always owned a boat and we spent just about every weekend with him deep sea fishing in the Atlantic or skiing in Biscayne Bay or diving the reefs from Miami to Key West and beyond to the Caribbean Islands. When I wasn’t boating, I was surfing at South Beach and when I wasn’t surfing, I was sailing my Hobie Cat in the beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

In college I studied ocean biology, underwater photography and seamanship along with many other ocean related courses. As an honors student at Miami-Dade Community College, I was chosen to participate in an ocean research cruise and at the end of that semester to quench my ever-growing thirst for learning about the ocean I convinced my father to take the family on a vacation to Okinawa for Ocean Expo 74, where the latest and greatest advances of Japanese ocean technologies were on display.

Throughout my youth, water was my life and my love and the time spent on and in the water was both healthy and  fulfilling. I was most fortunate to grow up in the fun and sun capital of the world but ultimately, I found that, fun, sun and water wasn’t enough for me. I had also come to the realisation that education, travel, an affluent lifestyle and a girlfriend were also not enough to quench the needs of my thirsty soul.

A NEW ADVENTURE

As I flipped the pages of the Rand McNally Atlas, I read about a place called “God’s Country” and decided that my next adventure would take me there… to the forests and mountains of North Idaho. As simplistic and foolish as it sounds, I was looking for God and thought that going to Idaho and working in the dirt, might hold the key to finding Him.  Thus began a new chapter of my life that would last thirty years and in which water would have no part.

It was February 1975. I still remember my Mom giving me a ride to the downtown Miami bus station from whence would commence my great northwest adventure. I had sold my car, my sailboat, my surfboard and paid off my debts and my diving equipment was abandoned in my closet, never to be used again.

I was leaving behind my past and all my friends; along with the engagement ring that had been on the finger of my high school sweetheart, the first real girlfriend I ever had or ever wanted but that was over too.

My previous exploratory cross country bus trip had taken me from California to Miami via Idaho that prior December after returning stateside from our family vacation to Expo 74 in Okinawa. I had a job waiting in Moscow, Idaho, that had been promised to me on that journey. I can’t remember the name of my boss but I do remember the name of his business, the Empire Farm Chemical Company.

As you can imagine by the name of the business, I had a rude awakening. I lasted through about four months of loading farm trucks with every kind of toxic chemical, pesticide, fungicide, herbicide and fertiliser known to humankind. I pumped them, shovelled them, hosed them and carried them until I got fed up with it all… my dreams of becoming a farmer were sucked up and gone like oxygen being consumed by the toxic anhydrous ammonia used on farmer’s fields.

Throughout my high school years, I had always been told that I could do whatever I wanted and that I would excel at it. My guess is that this must have been the mantra of every guidance counselor to every student that ever entered their office looking for answers about the future and opportunities in the job market.

So there I was, jobless and clueless in Moscow, Idaho but not for long. I quickly gained experience as a dishwasher, deli man and pizza maker and, early on, I met a woman from Florida of all places. Within a year, we were married by a preacher of the gospel at The Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with no one else in attendance but God and the holy angels.

It was now 1977 and I had spent just over a year in Moscow, Idaho, having gained experience at various part time jobs including a stint as a volunteer fireman. Of all the work I had ever done, fighting fires was for sure the most exciting. But alas, I needed gainful employment and besides, I wanted my parents to meet my new bride, so we spent our honeymoon traveling 3,200 miles back to my hometown, Miami, Florida.

We then proceeded to spend the rest of that year in Florida, failing to find happiness or meaningful work when out of the blue I received a letter in the mail, (personal computers didn’t exist in 1977), from a friend who had landed a job at the City Fire Department in Lewiston, Idaho. He told me they had an opening and he invited me to apply.

I still remember the excitement that welled up in me as I considered the possibility of procuring a dream job as a firefighter. Testing for the position was to begin within a month and after talking it over with my wife, we decided to go for it. I calculated we would need $1200 for gas, food, lodging and enough money to get by for a month and that is exactly the amount of money we made selling every item that wouldn’t fit into our newly purchased fifty dollar utility trailer.

It was now rewind time with the Great Northwest Adventure starting all over again but this time, the trip would include a wife, two chow chows (aka potentially vicious dogs) and a bunch more stuff. Of course in sunny Florida, all the seasons are pretty much the same but alas, seasons are really seasonal in every state, north and west of Florida and those states were experiencing a full-blown winter with all its fury. But, checking weather forecasts before taking trips isn’t something young bucks do, as storms and bad weather are seen as opportunities for adventure and excitement.

In Arkansas, we experienced an ice storm which turned the interstate into the equivalent of a back country road chock full of potholes. All traffic was literally paralysed and the motels were full, so we ended up staying in the library of a hospitable Baptist church where one of our chow chows chewed up a what I surmised to be an over-sized, expensive, twenty pound, ancient Bible.

In Utah, while traveling a snow covered deserted state highway, our trailer came loose from the hitch and disappeared from view. I immediately stopped the truck in shock as I caught a glimpse in my rear view mirror of my green trailer in the distance scraping asphalt traveling down the highway towards us. As I got out of my little Ford pick-up, the trailer scrapped to a stop right behind the truck. Amazingly, it didn’t veer off the highway into the ditch to flip over, nor did it cause issues with oncoming traffic. All I can figure is that our guardian angel saved us from what should have been a disastrous event.

We lodged that night in Provo, Utah with my wife’s big sister and her husband. Chuck was an older, more responsible guy, (a college professor) who brought up the notion that I might not get the job I was traveling 3,200 miles cross-country to apply for.  I still remember not fathoming that possibility and just responding by saying something like, “I have no back up plan, I have no other plans, I have only one mission in mind and that is to procure a firefighters position with the City of Lewiston.”

I was young, naive, adventuresome, carefree and full of optimism. We continued on our way the next morning and were on schedule to arrive in Idaho in time for a nights rest before entering into fierce competition with 250 other applicants for three firefighter positions.

Testing which consisted of a written test, a physical fitness test and an interview all took place on a cold, wet and overcast day in January of 1978. I think the same angel that guided our trailer to safety on the highway also guided me that day because I managed to procure the number one position which launched what would become an eighteen year career in emergency services. Now, looking back, it all feels like ancient history, yet the adventures continue and my enthusiasm hasn’t waned in the slightest.

For all of the 38 years I had lived in the western states, my love of the warm, humid tropical Florida weather remained intact. Yet, despite my disdain for the wet, cold winters of North Idaho, I continued to live in Idaho out of necessity for the sake of work, family and tradition.  Although my memories of the warm ocean blue remained strong, I never did return to the wondrous water activities of my youth. But, after 30 years, a new connection with water began to take root in my heart and mind.

A NEW WATER ADVENTURE

In 2005, one of those events that have the power to change the course of one’s path took place in my life. Up until then I was by default and ignorance pretty much taken up with the standard mainstream America health and diet regime. But, that year one of the many young college students who regularly shared our dinner table told me the story of her mother being cured of cancer by a raw food diet. I had never heard of such a thing and was completely intrigued by the concept. Thus began my investigative journey into the world of natural phenomena and their effects on human, plant and animal health.

The first steps of my journey were learning all I could about the science and methods of raw food cuisine. I did this by hiring the young woman who shared her story with me to teach me the culinary art of raw food preparation over the course of the next three months. I still remember the odd treatment I received from my family while I took over our kitchen with new implements and strange concoctions. One of my sons and his wife who had given me such strange looks at the time now teach raw food classes along with a myriad of other non-mainstream, cutting edge health topics.

By 2009, I had been immersed in the full-time pursuit of learning about the healing powers of natural foods, herbs, essential oils and minerals and eventually came full circle back to the topic of water through the work of Viktor Schauberger, an Austrian naturalist, visionary and water wizard of the twentieth century who lacked a college education but whose knowledge of water far surpassed the university peers of his time.  Without the prejudices of a college education, Viktor was able to exercise his unique observational powers to discover many amazing attributes of water which to this day are unfathomable by most people. His motto was, “Observe and copy nature”.

While in the throes of fascination reading about the mysteries of water, I was invited to a presentation on alkaline ionised water by a customer I met at the local FedEx store. The talk was showcasing the Kangen Water Ionisation machine which I had never heard of before. I must say that the presentation was most impressive and as the salesman wooed us with the amazing qualities of his $4,000 water ioniser, I found myself thinking, “Nature can do what this electric machine does and it can do it for less money with better results.”

As it turned out, my hunch was right. After a few months of research and a trip to Asia to prove it out, I returned to this group of Kangen Water devotees to pit my fifty dollar mineral water pitcher acquired in South Korea against their multi-thousand dollar electric water ioniser.

The refreshing, alkaline ionised water created by my inexpensive mineral pitcher not only matched but exceeded the performance of their outrageously over priced Kangen machine… and it was all done naturally, mimicking what happens in nature every day through the hydrological cycle!

This experience was one of many over the years which have shown me the immense value of listening to and following my intuition in my efforts to comprehend the mysterious and inexplicable forces of nature and the power they hold to sustain and enhance life on earth.

My Passion For Water Returns

So in 2009, my renewed appreciation and love for water led me to start Greenfield Naturals, a company devoted to research, development and marketing of water structuring and energising products built using technologies which mimic natural principles.