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.

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A New Perspective On Life

 

Written by Gary Wonning

In 1982,  three events took place in my life that made me question everything I thought I knew.

Two young friends were killed in separate farming accidents.  Both men were young, nice guys and recently married, and both men’s wives were pregnant.

The first instance occurred on the farm where my ancestors settled in southern Indiana in eighteen fifty-three when migrating from Germany.

It was in the autumn and they were busy filling the silo with corn to feed the cattle during the Midwestern  winter.

The silo was one of the older ones constructed out of cement and held together with iron bands around the sides. The young man was up in the top of the silo when one of the bands suddenly broke and the silo came crashing down with the man inside.  A freak accident, if the band had broken just a few minutes before or a few minutes after it did, no one would have been injured.

The next incident involved another friend of mine, he was driving a self propelled combine into a corn field when a wheel fell into a rut he had not seen.

The combine tipped over and he passed away when his head hit the side of the cab on the combine. In reality, this should not have happened as the rut wasn’t that deep.

About this same time, because of an incident in my life, I began questioning the existence of God and if he did exists, why did he let these things happen to good people.

I talked to clergy from which I always received the same answer, “It’s God’s Will.” To me that was  a non answer. Why would God will that one person had to endure this when the next person didn’t?

I belonged to the Masonic Lodge and I began asking what the hidden meanings of masonry were. Even though the brothers were well versed in ritual, no one really knew what the hidden mysteries were.

After much research, I discovered there were no hidden mysteries, they right out there in plain sight, ready for us to understand them when we reach a level of understanding to fully comprehend them.

The same with the “Will of God.” When we are ready to understand, the answer will come.

Each person will come to a different understanding, based on his knowledge and the situation in his life.

But through it all, I reached a new understudying of life, God , and the challenges we all face.

A new perspective on life. 

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.

Out With the Old, In With the New

 

Many want to throw out everything old, regardless of it’s intrinsic value or how long it has been believed, they want it replaced. 

Many are trying to change history, discarding what they believe is no longer needed, or what is disturbing to someone’s feelings. 

They want to replace religion or discard it altogether.  replacing it with a  one world religion or government, not thinking about what effect that would have on the world population, or even if it is practical or makes sense. 

They don’t stop and realize that no two people will ever think the same, or should,  when it comes to spiritual matters.

We have different countries, with borders because people believe differently, and come into life wanting to experience different lifestyles and social settings. If there were only one form of government, that would not be possible. Planet earth is a giant school house where we all come to learn different lessons, that would not be possible if we were all the same and believed the same on every issue. 

Obviously, many problems need to be solved and attitudes need to change on some issues, but there are many of the old values that have been carried down from time immemorial, that are being forgotten and discarded that are much needed in today’s world. 

We are forgetting what our ancestors taught us. 

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.

 

The Church Needs To Begin Teaching About the God Within Instead of the God Without

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

Written by Gary Wonning

It is time humanity learns to listen to their own inner self or knowledge rather than always relying on someone or something else .

If nothing else, all the fake news circulating today should have taught us that we can’t really believe anything anyone tells us, and we can only believe  about half of what we see.

Many church leaders have the same agenda as most politicians, they want to keep us under their control, the last thing they want is for us to begin thinking on our own and use our own common sense instead of listening to them.

We have all the knowledge and answers we need right within our own heart, its called intuition.

When facing difficult decisions in life there isn’t anyone who can tell us what we need to do, they can only give advice, it is the God within who has all the answers.

The common go to  answer that religious figures give when asked why bad things happen to good people is , its “God’s Will”, that is a non answer, most people today aren’t satisfied with that answer. They want real answers, not some one else’s truth , their own truth and that truth can only come from within.

It is often asked why church attendance has fallen off, one of the reasons is that we don’t get satisfactory answers to our questions, and many them turn to other sources, or resort to drugs and alcohol  for an alternative.

We need to learn to discover, on an individual level, why these so called bad things happen to us, it is only then we can turn those issues into something positive in our lives. 

It is only when we discover the God within us, can we reunite it with the God without to cause positive change in our lives. 

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.

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

 

Sedona: The Purpose of Life Revealed

photo of Bell Rock in Sedona ARizona

The portals of Sedona

Sedona Arizona is a magical place. The vortexes in the area create an environment where it becomes easier to access the paranormal world and receive inspiration from entities existing in other dimensions other than three dimensional earth. 

This was revealed to me while meditating on Bell Rock many years ago.

Even though there are some here on planet earth for the first time, most of us have lived tens, or hundreds or even thousands of lives.

In many of the lifetimes we find most of the same souls we are interacting with today, often times in different relationships, we find  many souls we have been married to several times, often times we exchange parent child relationships, the list goes on and on.

We come back many times, to work out conflicts with others and to join in with some to fulfill a mission or some important work.

I think the important thing to remember is that you don’t need to agree with everyone, the important thing to remember is everyone sees a different truth, a different reality, and no two people experience things in exactly the same way.

Journey to enlightenment

A journey into the unknown. Open new avenues in your spiritual journey

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.

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

What Do Masons Do?

photo of shriner walking up masonic stairs

The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

We are often told the main function of a masonic lodge is to make good men better. It has been repeated for so many years that it has become the standard “Go to” answer when a stranger asks, “ What do Masons do?”

In reality, this is only partially true and it isn’t what we really do.

What we as masons do is to provide the working tools so the individual man can make himself better. We cannot do that for him, it is his responsibility, he must walk alone and find the resources both inside and outside the lodge in order for him to accomplish that goal.

We can only assist, even though our counsel should be wise and always willing to lend a helping hand, it is for the individual alone to improve his moral lot in life on his journey to perfection.

Back in the day, when a brother joined the lodge, he was expected to join one of the Masonic Rite bodies, and the Shriners, his lady was expected to join Eastern Star and the kids were expected to join DeMolay, Job’s Daughter or Rainbow Girls. We no longer demand that, instead opting to participate in  sports. Sports are important but by eliminating spiritual growth for our kids we have created athletes who no longer stand for the national anthem.

A few years ago, I made an early Sunday morning trip to Fort Lauderdale, and while driving home, I happened to pass by a large soccer field in Fort Myers visible from I-75. It was about twelve noon and I couldn’t help but notice what seemed like a hundred kids playing soccer. I wondered why these kids weren’t in church instead of on a soccer field.

I love sports, but there is a time and place for everything.

 

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.

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

Stress Is Another Word For Fear

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

Written by Gary Wonning

In spite of living in the modern day world where most of us live in a secure environment and relative free of life threatening issues, many people experience more fear than in times  past where many faced danger and even death on a daily basis. 

Fear is an unpleasant feeling of perceived risk or danger, real or not.

Fear also could be described as a feeling of extreme dislike to some conditions or objects, such as: fear of darkness, fear of ghosts, etc.

It is one of the basic emotions .

Fear inside a person has degrees and it’s different from one person to another  and if it’s not properly handled could lead to social and health problems. Fear can be described by different terms in accordance with its relative degrees – terror, fright, paranoia, horror, or even a persecution complex. 

Many times, controlling people use fear  as a powerful weapon, manipulating people into doing certain actions for the perpetrators personal gain.

Anxiety, stress, fear, phobia and tension are often used interchangeable to describe one of this century’s most common problems.

Anxiety has been called the official emotion of our age, the bases of all neuroses, and the most pervasive psychological phenomenon of our time.

Intense anxiety can shorten one’s attention span, make concentration difficult, cause forgetfulness, hinder performance skills, interfere with problem solving, block effective communication, arouse panic, and sometimes cause unpleasant physical symptoms such as paralysis, rapid heartbeat or intense headaches.

In all of it’s many forms, fear can be a serious detriment to health and in many cases it can be totally avoided.

After all is said and done, fear is only a factor in our lives when we discover it’s true identity, stress. 

As we lead our daily lives each of us have many things we can stress out about, the list is endless.  Only when we realize it is created in our mind can we deal with it and eliminate fear from our lives. 

FEAR is just an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real.  Most of what we fear never materializes, it is just our mind playing tricks on us, and if we stop and think most of the time we can create an environment where our fears never materialize. 

It is this thinking that creates undue stress, and this stress is created by a lack of faith.  We either have faith or fear in our lives, we can’t have both. 

Fear is running rampant in America today because many have lost faith, faith in themselves, faith in a higher power and the faith to know that in the end, everyt

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.

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