Why are They Called Goose Bumps?

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

I found this somewhere, I thought it interesting

Goosebumps are a physiological phenomenon inherited from our animal ancestors, which was useful to them but are not of much help to us. Goosebumps are tiny elevations of the skin that resemble the skin of poultry after the feathers have been plucked. (Therefore we could as well call them “turkeybumps” or “duckbumps.”) These bumps are caused by a contraction of miniature muscles that are attached to each hair. Each contracting muscle creates a shallow depression on the skin surface, which causes the surrounding area to protrude. The contraction also causes the hair to stand up whenever the body feels cold. In animals with a thick hair coat this rising of hair expands the layer of air that serves as insulation. The thicker the hair layer, the more heat is retained. In people this reaction is useless because we do not have a hair coat, but goosebumps persist nevertheless.

In addition to cold, the hair will also stand up in many animals when they feel threatened–in a cat being attacked by a dog, for example. The elevated hair, together with the arched back and the sideward position the animal often assumes, makes the cat appear bigger in an attempt to make the dog back off. People also tend to experience goosebumps during emotional situations, such as walking down the aisle during their wedding, standing on a podium and listening to a national anthem after winning in sports, or even just watching horror movies on television. Quite often a person may get goosebumps many years after a significant event, just by thinking about the emotions she once experienced, perhaps while listening to the romantic song to which she danced many years ago with the love of her life.

The reason for all these responses is the subconscious release of a stress hormone called adrenaline. Adrenaline, which in humans is produced in two small beanlike glands that sit atop the kidneys, not only causes the contraction of skin muscles but also influences many other body reactions. In animals, this hormone is released when the animal is cold or facing a stressful situation, preparing the animal for flight-or-fight reaction. In humans, adrenaline is often released when we feel cold or afraid, but also if we are under stress and feel strong emotions, such as anger or excitement. Other signs of adrenaline release include tears, sweaty palms, trembling hands, an increase in blood pressure, a racing heart or the feeling of ‘butterflies’ in the stomach.

So now you’ve heard the rest of the story.

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Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Rainbow Serpent in Aboriginal Folk Lore

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The life of the Australian Aborigine

Written by Gary Wonning

The Rainbow Serpent is the cornerstone to the aboriginal beliefs and customs.

The Rainbow Serpent, the symbol of creation to the Australian aborigines means different things to different people, much like God means different things to various people in the west. 

Many aborigines believe they have seen the Rainbow Serpent, they report it has being seen as a snake, and is  similar to meeting God, or an Angel.

They believe the Rainbow Serpent made all the water and everything in creation.

Some compare it to the Loch Ness Monster, and like seeing UFOs only certain people  have seen it.

Most say the Rainbow Serpent is more feeling than visual. Like a God, if you believe it is there, then it’s  there, like the wind blowing.

We believe God is our creator, they believe Rainbow Serpent is their creator, and the Rainbow Serpent created everything and watches over them, it takes a special skill to see him,  only tribal Elders meet him.

They believe she came  from the  Sun.

The Rainbow Serpent is often referred to as male or female, depending on the individual and circumstances.

It seems most cultures have the same thoughts towards who or what God is , they just use different names and symbols, often times the names and symbols are guided by their environment and their perception of reality.

Gary 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.

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A journey into the unknown. Open new avenues in your spiritual journey

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

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How Do Twin Flames Evolve?

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A journey into the unknown. Open new avenues in your spiritual journey

Written by Gary Wonning

Souls are often compared to a clump of grapes.

The clump of grapes is the actual soul and each individual grape is an individual representation of the whole. As the grapes choose to incarnate on earth or elsewhere, they seperate from the clump and live their individual life experience. After fulfilling their mission in physical form, they once again return to the “clump”.

After they return, the whole “clump” learns from their experience and the soul is able to evolve much quicker than if just one personification of the soul incarnated at a time. 

As a result, we can actually have more than one twin flame in the physical existence at the same time, and many times we meet on the physical plane and experience life together. We choose  which entity to join with based on our life mission, and the mission of the other soul fragment. 

We recognize the other aspect of our soul when in human form, even though in some it would be subtle and they wouldn’t recognize them as a soul mate, just someone whom they get along with quite well, and who they have much in common.

Many we meet on  a daily basis could fit that mold, but a twin flame would be more special than the others and would maintain a special place in our heart, even for many years after the meeting. 

If you should separate on the physical level, they would never leave your memory.

Often times, we choose the wrong twin and it doesn’t correspond with our mission, that is why often times, relationships don’t work out. As people used to say, we are in the right church, but the wrong pew. 

In this instance we have two choices, change partners, or change our mission, in most cases if we change our mission, we will never be happy, unless our original mission was to change our mission.

This is our decision and our decision alone, only we can know the correct path to follow, and we can only know which path to follow by letting our instincts, or gut tell us, we have to listen within, no one can tell us.

In the case of twin flames incarnating simultaneously, they each benefit, evolve, and grow from the experience, even if one aspect of the soul seems to decrease vibrationally. 

The end result will be positive and if one of them did well, it will lift up the others.

Gary 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.

Your comments are welcome

 

Venice Florida

Many were introduced to Venice Florida during World War Two. Many troops trained at the Army Air Base in preparation to being deployed to the European or Pacific fields of combat. 

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War memorial to our brave soldiers

Pristine beaches await the visitor.

Sharkey’s Pier offers much to the visitor, a fishing pier, shark tooth hunting and two fine restaurants gives one a full days enjoyment, regardless of age. 

Sharkey’s Pier

The memorial to our brave soldiers and airmen who courageously fought for freedom.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Mom in the Grocery store

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A photo story of the sunshine state, Florida

A man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three year old girl in her basket. As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies and her mother told her, “No.” The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, “Now Monica, we just have half of the aisles left to go through – don’t be upset. It won’t be long now.”

Soon, they came to the candy aisle and the little girl began to shout for candy. When told she couldn’t have any, she began to cry. The mother said, “There, there, Monica, don’t cry – only two more aisles to go and then we’ll be checking out.”

When they got to the checkout stand, the little girl immediately began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there’d be no gum purchased. The mother said serenely, “Monica, we’ll be through this check out stand in 5 minutes and then you can go home and have a nice nap.”

The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her. “I couldn’t help noticing how patient you were with little Monica,” he began.

The mother replied, “I’m Monica – my little girl’s name is Tammy.”

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

 

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Should We Play a Religious song At A Football Game?

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

Someone mentioned that during a college football game in Florida, on Veteran’s Day, the band played Amazing Grace and played “Taps”.

They thought it was inappropriate.

I remember, not too many years ago, something like that would have been not only appropriate but expected.

This just goes to show how far our once great country has declined., all in the name of political correctness.

Gary 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.

Your comments are welcome

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The Hyksos Occupied Egypt

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The Masonic Influence on World History

In Egyptian history, the masonic legend began at a time when the Hyksos occupied Egypt. They had overcome Egypt because they were more warlike than the Egyptians were, the Egyptians were more trusting and easy going, naive in the ways of the world, they let the Hyksos overtake them and assimilate into their lives.

That seems to be the ongoing story of humanity, a lesser advanced civilization infiltrates an advanced society, slowly assimilating into their society until suddenly, they overcome the populace and soon the original culture is lost, it continues even today.

Gary 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.

Your comments are welcome