Random Thoughts: Gratitude, Angel Valley, Structured Water

With this thing called life being many faceted, it’s quite possible to experience the full gamut of feelings, from profound joy and gratitude, to equally profound anguish and pain, in the course of a single day. Such are the signs of a life being lived, fully. If it is being loved fully too, then we’ve got the makings of something special. If our life is not being loved fully, then it’ll be riddled with regrets.

I have no regrets about this blog. I am gratified to see how it has become a community where people, believers and skeptics alike, can get useful information and exchange their respective points of view. Although I am always connected to this forum, I am also gratified that subscribers step up and speak up when the ability to respond in a timely manner is not so available for me.

If I were trying to make a name for myself, I could have jumped into the fray when three people died at Angel Valley at the end of a Spiritual Warrior retreat led by James Arthur Ray. I was at Angel Valley the weekend before, and a week after the incident. I know the owners, Michael and Amayra Hamilton who, as caretakers of this most enchanting place, were suddenly thrust in the sights of the authorities and media, and have dealt with far more national attention than they ever bargained for.

Here’s part of an interview that I did with Michael and Amayra earlier this year.


Life is getting back to normal at Angel Valley, although I don’t believe it’ll ever be as it was. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I mean from the standpoint of anonymity. The interest level in Angel Valley spiked dramatically with the James Ray debacle, with a feeding frenzy ensuing rife with fault and blamefinders.

Last Sunday I traveled back to Angel Valley to participate in an panel discussion that called, “Structured Water University” with Clayton Nolte, who developed a truly green in-line device that causes a structuring event to occur when water passes through it, and Brydon Bigcharles, a young, intelligent, enterprising Canadian who has done much to create a business structure to support the technology’s growth.

Structured water sometimes sounds mystical, defying conventional labels and logic, but amazing a steadily growing number of new adopters in a wide variety of water-related situations that have, until now, increasingly become problematic, such as with Vickie Frank of Ft. Wayne, IN, who I visited awhile ago and interviewed for Talk For Food.

Look at all the water treatment equipment she had invested in over nine years, and the water was still unsafe to drink, although it passed all standard molecular tests for water safety.


The water that we consume has been so substandard for so long, that it is often overlooked as a contributor to human health problems. We don’t question water treatment strategies, including the wisdom of chlorination and fluoridation, reverse osmosis, ionization, and purification. We don’t consider the devitalizing effect that forcing water to travel in straight lines has on its ability to deliver its intended goods. Indeed, we don’t seem to know what water’s intended goods are.

Water makes life as we know it possible, in far more profound ways than our treatment of it indicates we appreciate. There is nothing that does not have water in it, as it is the ultimate carrier of information throughout the physical world, and I suspect, beyond. Water is in the visible and invisible world.

Here’s another in a series of videos that I did with Clayton Nolte and Brydon Bigcharles on the subject.


I didn’t start this entry to talk about water, but it’s clear that the thoughts needed to get out. More soon.

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