A Letter From Shirley Maclaine

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a personal spiritual journey

Written By: Gary Wonning

Spring in the Midwest can be rather diverse, the weather is constantly changing, the month of May especially can be challenging. After a long winter a person’s thoughts naturally turn to warm weather, however, mother nature doesn’t always cooperate. We were having an unusually cold spring, with many cold blustery days even into May when the temperatures hung in the forties. Those conditions really don’t do much for the disposition.

It was on one such day when I arrived home from work and found in my mailbox a letter from Los Angeles, California.

I at first thought it to be junk mail and didn’t open it.  After dinner I noticed it’s return address read “Avenue Of The Stars” Hollywood, California Realizing this was no junk mail, I immediately tore open the letter.


My mind immediately raced back to a forgotten incident. About nine months previous I had read, “Dancing In The Light”, by Shirley MacLaine, in which Shirley described several past lives she had researched concerning people in her present life. At the time I had been involved in the same type of research, my life had taken several twists and turns, and in the process, I had been sorting out a lot of past life connections. Researching those lives, Shirley MacLaine was one of the people that I had known during the American Revolution.

I immediately forgot about the miserable weather.

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Sydney Harbor and the Opera House

I had written Ms. MacLaine concerning this, and also gave her a brief history of what I had been experiencing at this time. Several months had gone by and getting no answer from her, I realized she was an extremely busy person and couldn’t possibly answer all of her correspondence, I had forgotten about writing her.

Living in a “spiritual wilderness”, the letter couldn’t have come at a better time, not only was my body frozen from the cold weather, but my spirituality had become frozen as well. I needed an affirmation from someone confirming what I had been feeling was true, and that affirmation coming from a respected movie star made it even more credible. That letter is still framed and hanging above my desk as a reminder of a time when no one believed as I did, but my persistence and determination paid off until finally, I began to meet people of a like mind.

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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