Sound Voiding: The Zen of Pouring Water

To develop weighs of inner peace, I sometimes go into deep meditation where I turn my mind off to the intrusions of the outside world. When I registered the connection of structured water to physical health, I developed a method of pouring water that allows me to have a specific single focus for the duration of the task. To get in balance with nature, we need to walk barefoot on the earth and interact with the water and other water critters and be outside of the thought provoking world.

As a chemist, I learned to pour in a laboratory. The amount of spillage allowed was a function of how much time you wanted to spend cleaning up afterward. It became an art for me to be able to transfer liquids or solids from one container to another without spillage or cross contamination. Since using volumetric glassware is an artform that takes practice, I got good at transferring small amounts of caustic substances like acids and bases between containers.

Now, I have a Wu Wei device ( that creates chaos in the water and takes turbulent flow to mix the arrangements, so that when the water returns together after filtration, it has the ability to shift back into its dipole motivated lowest energy state. This would correspond with the group theory arrangement Td which describes a tetrahedral array for the oxygen atoms and a bridging hydrogen formally bonded to only one of the two nearest oxygen. This spacial lattice extends through most of the array.

The points of change within the lattice are points of charge, where ions both negative and positive create hydration spheres where individual water molecules cluster around a metal center or an organic fragment or an inorganic cluster ion. The extent of the hydration sphere of each ion can be measured and as long as the concentration of ions leaves a majority of the water molecules excluded from hydration spheres, the original structured lattice holds its weight.

In real terms, drinking structured water makes me feel better physically. I began pouring water through a friends device in Colorado a few years back and noticed a decrease in my personal energy after I moved back to Oregon. So I acquired my own device and have been pouring gallons through it several times, in order to thoroughly mix my water. Recently I have been testing different waters for taste with a water sommelier in training and we have a plan developing to bring some science into the construction of the tests.

So when I finish a bottle of water, I take my six gallon reservoir of wellwater and transfer half to a three gallon carboy, using a large automotive funnel. The three gallon carboy weighs 24 pounds when full and I can handle that amount. The Wu Wei device has a neck volume of about 20 milliliters – so pouring from a larger container is difficult to do without spillage.

For bulk water handling, some level of spillage is deemed acceptable, because the goal includes a time component of how much focus you wish to put into the task. At the gallon to gallon level, I attempt to accomplish every pour with no spillage and I keep track of the current number of gallons poured without a spill. I did three pours this morning and that adds to three yesterday to give me a 6 gallon carry until the next pour. Any spill and I begin the new count at one for the next pour.

The Wu Wei device spins water, but I worry about the quality of water from the source. If you drink tap water, you can get a report from your water company that tells you what is in the water. Most regions use chlorination and require a residual of oxidized chlorine coming out of your tap. Some decontamination systems use ozone, some use ultraviolet light and other exotic water treatment applications are out there.

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