Searching For the Past

Journey to enlightenment

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

Written by Gary Wonning

I will never forget my first past life regression.

I had been searching for spiritual meaning for quite some time, what the church was teaching just didn’t seem to answer all my questions, there seemed to be something missing, it wasn’t that I didn’t believe church doctrine, but there had to be more.

I had been sensing that there was really life after death, not the life most of us had bought into, but a real life on real planet earth, I had seen visions of my living in a different time and place, a time before the twentieth century.

It was time to investigate.

As I read the local paper one evening, I came upon an ad a local hypnotist had placed, the ad said he could cure smoking with hypnotism, my interest was peaked. I had read how people had undergone hypnosis and recalled lives they led in a time before this one. 

This was new uncharted territory and it took some time before I mustered up the courage to call him. 

Finally , I decided I could delay it no longer, this was something I had to do, regardless of the outcome. 

My wife and I had been having some marital issues, and I thought that perhaps I could find answers that would help solve the issues we were having. 

Talking with Tom, he stated he had only done three past life sessions, that didn’t peak my confidence any, but decided to do it anyway, what did I have to lose? 

The session went quite well, I regressed  to two lifetimes I  sensed having lived. One was in ancient Egypt and one lifetime was during th American Revolution. 

After overcoming my initial shock of the reality of it all, I began to realize that is was the only thing that ever made sense to me, it answered all the questions I had about why people do and think the things they do and think. 

If people carry these memories over from lifetime to lifetime, I could understand why we feel about certain people the way we do. If we remember how we related to people in the past and how they related to us , that would explain many of our relationships today.  

It wold also help us understand people of different ethnic and sexual preferences , if we realized at some period , we may have lived as  a different gender, race, or sexual orientation, it wold be hard to have any ill feelings toward those people today. 

I couldn’t wait to share what I had learned, I thought many people would be overjoyed at this new knowledge. 

Boy, was I wrong, my wife thought I had finally gone off the deep end and needed psychiatric help, a couple of the friends I had shared what I was planning on doing never believed a word of what I said. 

Man! What a let down. How I could I be so thrilled at what I discovered, the truth I had been seeking when everyone else was not only not interested but couldn’t comprehend anything I had experienced, and didn’t seem to care?

It didn’t deter me, I keep studying and learning, and over the years I have for the most part encountered the same response from those I have shared the knowledge  with.

Most people are stuck in their own little box, regardless of how open minded they proclaim to be, there are certain boundaries they won’t cross.

I have discovered the knowledge we acquire, especially in this field, is for our own spiritual growth and in many times no one else. They are on their own path and they will learn in their own time.

photo of the tree of life

Meeting your twin flame at The Tree of Life

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.

 

 

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The Baptist Friends

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A Methodist minister meets three Baptist deacons on the golf course and invites them to come to his church some Sunday …and not too many weeks thereafter, just as services are starting, they show up.

Attendance was good in the small Methodist church, and there wasn’t a pew available; several church members were already seated on folding chairs.

When the minister, just starting the service, saw the three Baptist deacons enter, he leaned down from the pulpit and stage- whispered to the nearest usher, “Please get three chairs for my Baptist friends in the back.”

The usher, hard of hearing, leaned closer and said, “I beg your pardon?”

“Get three chairs for my Baptist friends,” repeated the minister, but the usher strained closer with a puzzled look still on his face.

Once more the minister tried, speaking slowly and distinctly. “Three chairs. For the Baptists,” he enunciated.

The usher’s face lit up in comprehension, and he turned to face the congregation. “All right, everybody,” he called out to the assembled worshippers. “Three cheers for the Baptist.

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.

It’s Time To Get Back To Nature

Written by Gary Wonning

We no longer live in an agrarian  society.

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.

At   the beginning of our country almost everyone lived off the land and were close to nature, being as it was, people were close to the land and cherished what was important in life.

When you live close to the land and nature, you begin to realize the importance of God and nature in your life. You sense a closeness to God and others that cannot be felt in an urban environment.

Living in a rural area, people develop a sense of community to nature and others, you learn to depend on others and others  learn to depend on you. 

You have a relationship with your neighbor and have an obligation to help if needed, knowing they will help you if the need arises.  You become like family and share the so-called bad times with the good. 

Sure, they know your business and you know theirs, but what difference does it  makes, you are all in this life together, they are there for you if needed. That isn’t going to happen if they don’t know you. 

I would sooner know my business, the good, bad and the ugly, than be ignored when assistance is needed. 

In an urban environment, that closeness disappears, people begin to depend on a unresponsive and uncaring government to satisfy all their social, economic, and financial needs. 

Government officials have no interest in the individual other than being able to solicit their votes on election day. There is no personal involvement and no common bond, no incentive to care for the individual, the individual just becomes a number. 

We must learn and understand the government doesn’t solve any of our problems, they just add to them. They can’t , when they help one group, they consequently harm another group, it’s a continuous cycle, all of their supposed assistance only increases our dependence on them. 

When you depend on someone or something, they control you. How many women detest being under the control of a man, but yet welcome government control of their lives, in other ways than the abortion issue? 

As people begin clustering into large cities, their contact with nature dwindles. How long has it been since you walked barefoot on the soil, without shoes or socks  to disconnect you from mother nature, how long has it been since you walked a beautiful beach at sunset?

How long has it been since you enjoyed a sunset in nature, or seen the stars, unobstructed by smog, honking horns, or city noise.

How long has it been since you could depend on a neighbor or even know their name or anything about them? 

Most of our social problems could be solved if we just knew our neighbors, their joys and problems, and took part in their lives to help when needed,  and if we enjoyed a close relationship with nature. 

I guessing it has been way too long.

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, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

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

 

Sorry: The World Isn’t Ending Anytime Soon

Written by Gary Wonning

We lived in Sedona Arizona during the millennial when the world was supposed to end at the stroke of twelve midnight.

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Not only did all the so-called experts believe the computers were supposed to crash simultaneously because of Y2K, but living in Sedona there was much belief that the extraterrestrials were going to rise up out of Bell Rock and conquer us all.

Many even had secret rituals  and potions to combat this and some had gadgets to  enable us to communicate with the extraterrestrials and by this achieve our salvation and hope of eternal life.

I happen to believe there is life on other planets and we are being visited , however, when we make physical contact, we won’t need any gadgets to communicate with them.

Obviously, neither happened and we are still here, living happily on planet earth.

These manufactured crises come along so often, I began calling them the crisis of the week and have thought of starting a club so we could all keep informed of our current impending gloom and doom event.

Global warming is the current crisis that doesn’t seem to want to go away.

Every day we hear of  how much the oceans are rising, how polar bears are starving  to death and various other looming disasters. None of which are true.

People tell of how Miami is underwater and how the souls of Miami  are continuously building up the sidewalks so people can navigate the rising waters, I live six miles from the Gulf of Mexico and have been to Miami and Fort Lauderdale countless times.

I can tell you first hand , the sea levels are not rising. They are the same level has they were forty years ago when I first visited Miami.

Once someone told me that Miami was half under water, I responded that it was so bad that the last time I went to Miami International Airport I had to park at I-75 and I-595 and take a  ski boat into the airport, and the guy believed me.

There even people here in Sarasota, some are  elected officials in local and state government that continuously harp on the issue of global warming and sea level rise, do they ever go to the beach?

True the climate is changing, the climate always changes and has been doing so for at least 4.6 billion years.

This planet has been in existence for eons, what makes you believe it’s all going to come to an end in twelve years? .

When you fly over earth at thirty thousand  feet, one begins to realize how wondrous and huge our planet is, and how pure the environment still is.

Sure there are local issues, always has been and always will be, but all in all the environment is in better condition now than it was sixty years ago, in any cases wildlife are returning where they have not  been seen for years, smog levels are being reduced, at least in first world countries.

If you have  a need to clean up the environment, try visiting China, India or some third world country where it is  an issue

It has been reported there is a huge floating island of trash in the Pacific Ocean, this is not true.

There are ares of floating plastic, but the particles are very tiny, less than five mm, and cannot be detected from space and even ships pass over them without even knowing that plastic is there, this should not be, but to say there are hundreds of acres of floating plastic and garbage  is about as far from the truth as you can get.

Sure we have environmental issues, always have had and always will have, even the American Indians had issues, they would farm out an area and when the land was depleted , unable to raise crops, and all the fish and game had been hunted and killed, they moved on to another area to do the same all over again.

We do need to solve issues as they come up, but the planet earth is a marvelous planet and is capable of healing itself if we just cooperate a little, we don’t need to return to a seventh century existence to accomplish that.

We need to remember the politicians and media are only creating hysteria to pander votes and ratings. We jusst need to chill out, the world isn’t ending anytime soon.

All that is needed is a little common sense conservatism.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

Just start doing what makes good sense and stop running around yelling that the sky is falling.

That accomplishes nothing but to make the problem worse.

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.

The Politically Controlled Media

 

Written by Gary Wonning

Before and during world war two, it is  a well known fact that Adolph Hitler controlled the media, everything the Germans, Poles and many in Europe heard was controlled by Adolph Hitler.

Every piece of information was screened by him and only what served his agenda was allowed to be released to the public.

It was largely antisemitic and mostly untrue, he blamed the Jews for everything regardless if thy had anything to do with it or not.

Lie after lie was told until the general public began to believe every parcel of it, you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth, after a while people fall in line to the lie being told only because it is the perceived truth of the land and they hear nothing to counteract it.

The same is happening today, the politically controlled media  only tells us what fits their socialist political agenda. If the news doesn’t fit what they say or believe to be true, then it is altered or forgotten altogether.

  Even Face book  and Twitter, U tube and many other social media sites follow the same agenda.

Regretfully it is a liberal agenda, often times many well meaning and well spoken conservatives like Dennis Prager and Franklin Graham get censured , not because of hate speech but because their conservative views don’t fit the narrative and the censor is so indoctrinated with liberal views they view another view point as hateful when it is  only a different opinion.

We are slowly falling into line with what the Nazis were doing in the 1930s, we are becoming indoctrinated with only one point of view and we are bombarded with it many times a day, and there is, in many instances no opposing view to compare it with.

People are taking at face value everything they hear on the news without questioning any of it.

This is a very dangerous position to take, people only believe what they heard on the 6 o’clock news and don’t consider as gospel truth , if it has even a morsel of truth.

We need to question everything, and do our own research to discover fact from fiction, even if it contradicts what we believe or have been told.

  Our own inner knowledge and conscience should tell us what is true and what is utter nonsense.

We need to start listening to our inner voice, it is our connection with the God Source and never lies. 

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, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

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

Common Sense

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

Written by Gary Wonning

A few years ago, while attending a book signing,  someone picked up my book, “Wisdom of our Ancestors” , and asked me what it was about.

When I replied it was about common sense, he gave me the deer in the headlights look and asked; what is common sense?

I was left speechless, I thought everyone knew what common sense was, my parents harped at me about common sense during my whole child hood.

But I was soon to discover many had a slightly different idea than I did, depending on how they were raised, where they grew up and the kind of environment they grew up in.

Their definitions were different but in the final analysis, it was the same, just different words.

I think we could all agree the definition  of common sense would come down to those laws of nature and Natures  God that, which if we followed would lead to a healthier, happier and more prosperous life than if we just wandered helter-skelter through life.

These laws are  gently displayed in all spiritual writing and scriptures, all cultures have a version of the golden rule, the ten commandments and other virtuous quotes written in our holy bible and Masonic ritual.

Teachings  such as was  taught in the Egyptian times such as storing our surpluses in the seven years of feast , preparing for the seven years of famine.

Life always travels in a cylindrical fashion, we prepare for famine when we are prospering.

From more modern times:

Make hay while the sun shines is another.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Treating people with respect

The list goes on and 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, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

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

The Memorial

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One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

The seven-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, “Good morning Alex.” “Good morning pastor,” replied the young man, still focused on the plaque.

“Pastor McGhee, what is this?” Alex asked. “Well, son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.”
Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque.

Little Alex’s voice was barely audible when he asked, “Which service, the 9:00 o’clock or the 11:00 o’clock?”

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.