Left Handed God

 

Little Bobby was spending the weekend with his grandmother after a particularly trying week in kindergarten.

His grandmother decided to take him to the park on Saturday morning. It had been snowing all night and everything was beautiful.

His grandmother remarked…”doesn’t it look like an artist painted this scenery? Did you know God painted this just for you?”

Bobby said, “Yes, God did it and he did it left handed.”

This confused his grandmother a bit, and she asked him “What makes you say God did this with his
left hand?”

“Well,” said Bobby, “we learned at Sunday School last week that Jesus sits on God’s right hand!”

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.

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.

photo fo two people, a child and an adult looking at a sunset over the ocean

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

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Mystical Sedona: Tom Dongo

 

Written by Gary Wonning

Tom Dongo came to Sedona many years ago and has been involved in the UFO community for years, he has published several books and does public speaking on the subject, as well as leading tours into the desert.

During these tours he often encounters strange lights and UFOs.

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.

We Are Where We Are

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Several years ago, I visited Lookout Mountain in Tennessee with my then teenage daughters.

Waiting in line at one of the attractions we saw a sign which said, “You are Here'”

We wondered out loud how “they” knew we were here. This was in the day before security cameras.

And then we wondered who “they” were.

As we travel through life, the experiences we encounter change us and if we let them, they change us for  the better. 

my life began at an early age, my parents bought a run down farm when I was three years old.  Originally, dad wanted to buy a different farm that was in better condition than the one we settled on. 

Dad’s uncle who was a banker, wouldn’t give dad the money for a farm dad wanted to buy. He said we couldn’t make any money there. In reality we could have make more money there than  at the farm my parents eventually settled.

The farm my parents bought was run down and the land was very poor. We barely raised enough corn the first year to replace the seed needed to plant the crop. To increase the fertility of the land, my parents began raising turkeys, not only were they sold a a good profit, their manure was high in nitrogen, rebuilding the fertility of soil very quickly. 

Years later, while visiting Arizona, we discovered in a past life we had once lived near Cottonwood as Anasazi Indians and were farmer/ gatherers. In those days, the American Indians would live in an area until all the game and fish were gone, the soil depleted then move on to greener pastures.  They did not, as many would have you believe care for the environment. They didn’t belong to the Sierra Club or PETA. 

Because my parents bought an old run down farm and brought it back to being a productive piece of land, they were able to repay a karmic debt, so dad’s uncle actually did him a favor, things always work out as they should. 

There is always plan to life , we are where we are, and where we need to be. 

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.

 

Why Do We Incarnate Over and Over Again?

Written by Gary Wonning

There can be and are many reasons to reincarnate. The reasons and need would vary according to the individual soul.

We would think most would choose not  to leave the comfort zone of the in between life and not decode t enter the duality of our world where positive and negative energies exist and often time conflict with each other. 

Without entering the earth reality, the soul doesn’t have the opportunity to evolve into higher levels of energy and thus develop a  higher level of consciousness. With out experiencing lives of pain and suffering, the soul only knows happiness and can only advance at a lower rate or not at all.

A person may feel lonely or experience suffering because they feel, consciously or subconsciously, they have done something wrong in the past and need to repay a previous karmic debt , either to themselves or to someone else.  therefore they feel a need to reincarnate to balance out the scales of what they did in a previous life.  

By continuously reincarnating we keep adding much need life experience to our repertoire, experiences that can only be added by so-called negative experiences. We do gain much needed insight though our happiness experiences, but much life knowledge can only be gained through the school of hard knocks. 

It is through our trials and tribulations we learn the most. 

You chose to come here through your own free will and accord, and you chose to live the life you are living, make the most of it. 

Learn your lessons well in the  school house of earth. 

Journey to enlightenment

Searching beyond conventional wisdom. Open new avenues in your spiritual search.

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.

Gladys In Church

photo fo two people, a child and an adult looking at a sunset over the ocean

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

There was this lady who was visiting a church one Sunday.

The sermon seemed to go on forever, and many in the congregation fell asleep.

After the service, to be social, she walked up to a very sleepy looking gentleman, extended her hand in greeting, and said,
“Hello, I’m Gladys Dunn.”

And the gentleman replied, ” You’re not the only one ma’am, I’m glad it’s done too!!!

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.

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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Sedona: The Bradshaw Ranch

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Written by Gary Wonning

When Bob Bradshaw first came to Sedona back in 1945, Sedona was a small agricultural cattle town ripe of opportunity for a young man to leave his mark in the world.

In 1949, Bob’s love for photography prompted the building of his first photo studio and Kodak Dealership located in uptown Sedona. Built next to The Hitching Post Restaurant, the business was constructed all by Fox Film set materials from the movie “Broken Arrow” starring Jimmy Stewart, Jeff Chandler, and Geraldine Page.

From these humble beginnings began a film industry that for many years was centered on the Bradshaw Ranch west of Sedona. 

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.

Art Prints

 

Sedona Movies

Not only has Sedona become a favorite vacation destination, artist colony and new age mecca, it has also been a favorite location for the Hollywood set.

Beginning in 1923, many movies and commercials have been and continue to be filmed in this red rock paradise. Most of the movies were “Western” movies produced in black and white, it would have added so much to the movies if they were in color.

One of the most popular modern day movies filmed in the area was National Lampoon’s “Vacation”, starring Chevy Chase. 

It is the scene where aunt Edith is tied to the roof of the car and they are stopped overlooking  a valley. That scene was shot on Schnebly Hill Road just before the road descends into the Verde Valley. 

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.

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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