Written by Gary Wonning
Many today don’t believe in reincarnation, especially in our western civilizations.
Those in the “New Thought” community are into all the various kinds of healing and spiritual modes, but many never consider the idea of reincarnation.
I suppose It is just too far out there to even consider. Many consider it taboo or not even possible, they are so hung up on being a body with a soul, instead of a soul with a body that many don’t even consider the possibility of having a soul.
They are so hung up on the material life that nothing else really matters. They have kicked God out of their life so life is all about buying the next new car or video game.
Even though they are rebelling against conventional religion, and the beliefs held by most people, reincarnation is just too long a bridge to cross.
What if by studying who we were in the past it could open up a whole new area of understanding of why one acts and feels and believes as they do in their present existence.
What if while researching our past we discovered we were once a different race, or gender, or sexual orientation and we believed entirely differently politically than we do today.
What if we were the black who suffered under slavery, or an Irishman who was once discriminated against.
What if we were the business man who struggled daily to provide an income to raise his family and who worried about providing an opportunity and income for tens, hundreds, or thousands of employees who depended on him daily for their basic needs by working for him.
He knew that if he failed, many people would become unemployed and their families could go hungry.
We could discover we were a priest, or minister, rabbi or medicine man. How would that change our perspective?
Each and every life, regardless of how important it may seem, is valuable and it is not time wasted. Many times living a life as a poor peasant is more valuable as learning is concerned than being the ruler of a great nation.
To me, the philosophy of reincarnation only makes sense, if it is true, then it could explain much of the issues we have in today’s world and if people understood all the lives they may have lead under different circumstances and different roles, people would finally understand other people and how they would feel if they were that person.
Couldn’t that change the world?
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.