St. John USVI

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The beautiful Islands of Saint Thomas and Saint John

St. John is the smallest of the three U.S. Virgin Islands, which are located in the Caribbean Sea.

Please click on the photos to see more beautiful photos of St. John

The economy of St. John is almost entirely dependent on tourism.

The island was a large producer of sugar cane until slavery was abolished. It then became economically impossible to grow sugar cane.

Cruz Bay, with a population of 2,700 is the largest settlement on St. John

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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Short Runway

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The airliner from Moron Airways was preparing to land at O’Hare Field.

The pilot radioed the control tower that he thought the runway was too short to land on. The tower radioed back that it was more than long enough.

In a few minutes the pilot again radioed about the runway length, only to receive the same reply. On final approach, the pilot radioed again that he thought the runway was too short, only to receive an exasperated reply that the runway was long enough and to go ahead and land.

Sure enough, the plane touched down and ran into the passenger terminal, resulting in major damage and great loss of life.
After the plane came to a halt, the pilot turned to the co-pilot said, “See, I told them the runway was too short”.

To which the co-pilot replied, “Yeah, but did you see how wide that it was?”

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

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.

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.

There are Many References To Masonry In Egyptian History

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

There have been many references that rituals similar to the masonic rituals of today were performed in the pyramid of Unas located in Saqqara, and the Giant Pyramid of Cheops in Giza, just outside of Cairo.

The degree of perfection in the building of the pyramids, their ability to withstand the rigors of time, and their alignment to celestial as well as earthly edifices allude to the fact the early Egyptians had knowledge that in many instances far exceeds our knowledge even today.

They also brought forth the two pillars of creation. The two columns or pillars represented the upper and lower portions of Egypt. Jachin and Boaz, the pillars of establishment and strength, signify this in masonry.

The two represent stability, which is necessary for a society to survive and prosper.

Maat, also known as Ma’at or Mayet, was a female goddess in the ancient Egyptian religion; she represented truth, justice, balance and morality. The daughter of the Egyptian sun deity Ra and wife of the moon god Thoth, she served a kind of spirit of justice to the Egyptians.

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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

http://new.journeysthrulife.com/egypt–land-of-the-pharaoh.html

When Does A Soul Enter A Body?

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Written by Gary Wonning

Since time immemorial, but especially since the abortion issue arose in the 1970s, the question has always been, when does the soul enter the body?

If you ask twenty people, you will get twenty different answers. Often times the answers are based on their political views, or someone’s rights.

All the great sages and mystics agree, the soul enters the human body at the moment of conception. As soon as the sperm meets the ovule, conception occurs. If and when you would stop and think about it, that is just common sense. Conception is the spark that lights the match. Everything that comes after that is a result of the initial act.

Without the soul the body could not function, or develop the thought process necessary to maintain a life. Without a soul, a human body is a unthinking lifeless form.

Most women instinctively know when they become pregnant, if there was no soul to communicate with, she would not know.

The soul does have a period of about seven weeks to decide if it wants to remain in the embryo or move on to a different reality, during that time, it is weighing all the options, and communicating with the parents so that all are on the same page, and each one has it’s consent taken into consideration.

If it decides to stay, then the process of transitioning from the ethereal world to the physical world begins, at that point in time the process is complete and the soul begins assimilating to it’s new body and life on earth.

Because we all have free will, and decide when and where to enter the physical life, we choose our gender when we enter the womb, it isn’t decided when we are in the ethereal world, it can only be determined shortly after conception.

Like all aspects of our life, gender is chosen by the individual, so the soul can experience the type of life it needs to evolve and find it’s way back to the God Source.

The soul, which is “Spirit” in the ethereal world, is actually energy and occupies very little space, it is very minute, and is capable of receiving guidance from our Super or Christ consciousness, it controls the whole body and everything we do.

In essence, the soul guides our every action, which in part are guided from our subconscious memories from the past.

Those memories are part of our mission on earth which is to not only settle our karma, but to chart a new course for the future where karma will no longer play a part in our lives. 

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

 

 

 

Albert Pike: The Distinction Between Good and Evil

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Words of the noted masonic scholar and writer, Albert Pike

The distinction between good and evil is real and not relative. We have free will to distinguish and choose between Moral Truths and evil.

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

Time Is A Continuum

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Open new avenues in your spiritual journey

Written by Gary Wonning

Time is a continuum 

Time is continuous, it never ends. There is no beginning or end, time is a continuous cycle that exists on different planes or levels of existence. 

I often compare the different periods of times to a radio, when we listen to a radio, to find different radio stations and different forms of music and entertainment, we turn the dial, or these days , we push scan. By doing this, we are able to dial in the station and type of music we desire.

In life we do the same. To live the life our soul desires, we dial in the plane of existence and reality that will give us the life experiences we desire to grow and learn the lessons we come to earth to experience.

There are an infinite number of planes of existence, or vibrational planes. In order to change our plane of existence, all we need to do is to change our focus.

Ethereal time refers to the plane of existence we call heaven, paradise, Ultimate Reality, or one of many other terms we humans associate with the great beyond.

It exists alongside all the thousands of other planes of existence that are present in the cosmos, and which can be accessed by changing our vibrational patterns. 

These planes of existence can be accessed by meditation, hypnosis, or other forms of mind altering methods.

The Source of life, God, or Chi Energy, is present in one and all of the vibrational fields. This field is also parallel to all the other levels of existence, just as all levels, past,present, and future are all just parallel levels that are existing simultaneously, there is no beginning or end.

The past is parallel to the present, and the present is a reflection of decisions made in the past. Only the present reflects the future by the decisions that are made in the present. 

In reality, all the planes of existence are parallel, past, present, and future, it is for the individual soul to determine which plane of existence it will focus on.We don’t, as some believe cross over a bridge to another world, we just change our focus.

We are drawn to the light of a new reality and thus begin a new existence, if we don’t focus on a particular energetic plane, we wander aimlessly through the universe until we determine how and where we want to spend the next human life, just as in life, we sometimes wander aimlessly until we find our true passion.

As stated previously, everything is happening simultaneously, what we experience and see is what our consciousness is focusing on, to change our life, we just need to change our focus. 

There is no right or wrong life, we don’t need to do any certain mission, only the mission we feel in our heart is right for us. What we may or may not have done in a previous life has no bearing on this life, our mission this time around is normally entirely different.

For those souls that may remember a life when they were instrumental in a major change in society, this can be a hard lesson to sometimes understand, they often feel an obligation, when in fact their obligations were fulfilled previously, maybe this time, it’s their turn to learn for their own evolvement. 

We don’t always come here to save the world, it can be someone else’s turn. 

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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Saint Thomas: Beaches

photos of the US virgin islands

The beautiful Islands of Saint Thomas and Saint John

Saint Thomas is not only a very beautiful island, is has some gorgeous beaches.

This is a private beach, private only because it is inaccesible to all but a few residents who live in the area.

Nothing like having your own private little beach.

 

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.