The Church Needs To Begin Teaching About the God Within Instead of the God Without

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

Written by Gary Wonning

It is time humanity learns to listen to their own inner self or knowledge rather than always relying on someone or something else .

If nothing else, all the fake news circulating today should have taught us that we can’t really believe anything anyone tells us, and we can only believe  about half of what we see.

Many church leaders have the same agenda as most politicians, they want to keep us under their control, the last thing they want is for us to begin thinking on our own and use our own common sense instead of listening to them.

We have all the knowledge and answers we need right within our own heart, its called intuition.

When facing difficult decisions in life there isn’t anyone who can tell us what we need to do, they can only give advice, it is the God within who has all the answers.

The common go to  answer that religious figures give when asked why bad things happen to good people is , its “God’s Will”, that is a non answer, most people today aren’t satisfied with that answer. They want real answers, not some one else’s truth , their own truth and that truth can only come from within.

It is often asked why church attendance has fallen off, one of the reasons is that we don’t get satisfactory answers to our questions, and many them turn to other sources, or resort to drugs and alcohol  for an alternative.

We need to learn to discover, on an individual level, why these so called bad things happen to us, it is only then we can turn those issues into something positive in our lives. 

It is only when we discover the God within us, can we reunite it with the God without to cause positive change in our lives. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

 

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Sister of Mercy

 

Sister of Mercy

Mr. Smith was brought to Mercy Hospital , and taken quickly in for coronary surgery. The operation went well and, as the groggy man regained consciousness, he was reassured by a Sister of Mercy, who was waiting by his bed.

“Mr. Smith, you’re going to be just fine,” said the nun, gently patting his hand. “We do need to know, however, how you intend
to pay for your stay here. Are you covered by insurance?”

“No, I’m not,” the man whispered hoarsely.

“Then can you pay in cash?” persisted the nun.

“I’m afraid I cannot, Sister.”

“Well, do you have any close relatives?” the nun questioned sternly.

“Just my sister in New Mexico,” he volunteered. “But she’s a humble spinster nun.”

“Oh, I must correct you, Mr. Smith. Nuns are not spinsters – they are married to God.”

“Wonderful,” said Mr. Smith. “In that case, please send the bill to my brother-in-law.”

 

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.

Grand Turk: Cockburn Town Beach

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

Grand Turk Island is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s dotted with the remains of salt ponds and windmills from the island’s sea salt industry, prevalent from the 17th to 20th century. The 19th-century Grand Turk Lighthouse is perched on a rocky bluff in the north. Beaches with clear water ring the island, which is home to wild horses and donkeys.

Grand Turk has been put forward as the possible landfall island of Christopher Columbus during his first voyage to the New World in 1492. San Salvador Island or Samana Cay in the Bahamas is traditionally identified with Guanahani, the site of Columbus’ first landfall, but some believe that studies of Columbus’ journals show that his descriptions of Guanahani much more closely fit Grand Turk than they do other candidates. Magnetic variations that caused misreadings in Columbus’ compasses demonstrate that several of the recorded moorings using a rope-secured anchor to a clear sandy bottom would not have been possible had Columbus sailed from the islands of the Bahamas. In addition, the latitudes recorded in Columbus’ diary place the landfall island at 90 nautical miles from Hispaniola, too close for the Bahamas, but almost exactly the distance from Grand Turk.

Grand Turk was first colonized in 1681 by Bermudians, who set up the salt industry in the islands. In 1766 it became the capital of the country. For some time, at least until the early 19th century, Grand Turk was often referred to as Grand Cay, not to be confused with either Grand Cay in the Bahamas or Grand Cayman.

Beautiful beaches are a trademark of Grand Turk

Grand Turk Pier

The beach near the reported landing of Christopher Columbus in 1492.

Many Caribbean islands claim that Columbus landed on their island first. 

Tranquil Beach

If Columbus landed here first, he probably would have stayed.

Grand Turk

The unused pier at Cockburn Town. 

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.

The Politically Correct: Who Are They?

 

 

Do you ever wonder who “they” are?

In this day of political correctness, “They” are always saying something, and normally what they say has no connection whatsoever to what we at one time called “common sense”.

Society today places a lot of trust in what “they ” say, and we don’t even know who “they” are. We automatically assume just because someone says something, and it is in print, it is true and a bit of universal wisdom.

How can we be so naive when presumed trusted sources like the main stream media can’t even get it right?

“They” can say anything, there isn’t any way to prove what they say, we don’t even know who to question.

“They” can never be believed or taken at face value, “They” are fake news.

The only person we can really believe is ourselves, deep down, our inner knowledge and inner guidance tells us what is true, and what isn’t true.

When we really stop and think, instead of listening to some knee jerk reaction, That inner guidance goes beyond what we have been conditioned to believe by society, I believe it is time to start believing in ourselves more than believing in others.

Common Sense has become very uncommon

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Are You Being Bullied?

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

Written by Gary Wonning

Are you being bullied?

According to the present day definition, I tend to believe everyone on the planet has been bullied at some point in their life.

It happened to me when I was a little bitty squirt. 

In today’s world, some think that if another disagrees with you it’s bullying, or if they try to get you to actually do your job. 

Kids as well as adults can be pretty mean and uncaring at times. That is just a part of life.

Like it or not , we are all human beings and being such we are part of the animal kingdom, and all animals have a pecking order, it has always been this way and will always be this way.

Nothing is going to change that. There are times as a final act, after all forms of diplomacy is tried that physical acts are necessary. Bullies are cowards, Most often if one stands up to them , they will back off and go pick on someone else. 

If you are being bullied with just words, it’s no big deal. 

It’s just a matter of having enough self esteem and confidence in yourself to know that what they are saying isn’t true. When you have that self confidence, the words will bounce off you like water off a duck’s back and mean nothing. 

Maybe the reason someone is picking on you is so you will finally “get it” and realize you are not what they say you are, and you are above that kind of thing and you finally begin to stand up for yourself.

Many times the one being “bullied” likes the drama and popularity that comes with it, being a victim has become very popular these days, it can draw a lot of attention to someone, and it also shifts the blame for your short comings to someone else, it is their fault. 

In this day and age, anyone can succeed if they have the desire and ability, it isn’t based on race, gender, creed or national origin, to think differently is just placing blame for your actions on someone else.

Once you build some self confidence and rise above that, the bullying will stop. 

In the journey of life, people can and will help you, but in the end, it is your responsibility to solve your own problems, no one can do that for you. 

As long as you belief you are a victim, life will treat you like a victim. 

You are in control of your life, it is your decision to lead it as you desire, and not succumb to negative forces around you. 

It’s all about you, not them.

There are billions of people in this world, you don’t need those kind in your life. Learn the lessons they are teaching you, and move on. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Sedona: The Purpose of Life Revealed

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Sedona Arizona is a magical place. The vortexes in the area create an environment where it becomes easier to access the paranormal world and receive inspiration from entities existing in other dimensions other than three dimensional earth. 

This was revealed to me while meditating on Bell Rock many years ago.

Even though there are some here on planet earth for the first time, most of us have lived tens, or hundreds or even thousands of lives.

In many of the lifetimes we find most of the same souls we are interacting with today, often times in different relationships, we find  many souls we have been married to several times, often times we exchange parent child relationships, the list goes on and on.

We come back many times, to work out conflicts with others and to join in with some to fulfill a mission or some important work.

I think the important thing to remember is that you don’t need to agree with everyone, the important thing to remember is everyone sees a different truth, a different reality, and no two people experience things in exactly the same way.

Journey to enlightenment

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

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while 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 and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Two Monks and the Flower Shop

 

Two members of a small monastery decided to open a florist shop to help raise money for their good works. The idea of buying beautiful flowers from gentle friars appealed to a lot of people in the town, and soon they were flocking to the shop.

Meanwhile, the florist across town saw his business virtually disappear when all his customers began buying flowers from the monks.

He thought the monks had an unfair advantage, so he visited them and asked them to return to the monastery and leave business to businessmen. They politely declined.

So he visited the monastery and asked the Abbot to convince the monks to abandon the business. He declined as well.

Next the florist sent his mother, his parish priest and his children to visit the monks, asking them to cease their business so the original florist could make a living. It didn’t work.

Finally, in desperation, the florist hired the town thug, Hughson McNasty, to use personal persuasion. Hugh McNasty showed up
one night with a cudgel, shattered the windows of the monk’s shop, tossed their flowers out into the street, and gave the monk’s black eyes, promising them he’d be back unless they closed their business.

Terrified, the monks shut their store and returned to the monastery.
Proving, of course… Hugh and only Hugh can prevent florist friars.

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.