Written by Gary Wonning
Entering a new era of human evolution brought on by the shifts before, during and after December 12, 2012, people are exploring new avenues of thought.
Many of the old ways and customs are falling by the wayside, and to many of those thoughts, it is good riddance.
But there are many of the old ways of thinking that need to be preserved.
Just as many believe the civil war monuments need to be torn down, the way we previously thought also needs to be destroyed.
This is not necessarily true. Although those civil war monuments may be perceived offensive to some, many of those perceptions have been brought about by many who are distressed by everything.
I’m a northerner and have no skin in the civil war controversy. However, it is a part of our history, an important part, It symbolizes the end of a slavery and needs to be remembered. The old wise quote states, “When we ignore the lessons of history, we are certain to repeat it.”
I am certain no one wants to relive the slavery era, we need reminders of that particular time in history to remember how far we have come as a civilization, and to never repeat that atrocity.
Many of our old traditions and knowledge also need to be remembered.
Just because something is a new idea, doesn’t necessarily mean it is a good idea.
It is for us to decide which teachings need to be preserved.
America has risen to be a land where we can safely practice those values, and our nation’s history of believing in God, regardless of how we individually worship a Supreme Being should be the guiding light for the world.
We have many teachings from the past that need to be preserved, the teachings that carried us through history from time immemorial. They are irreplaceable.
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, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.
For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.