America’s Self Inflicted Guilt

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Written by Gary Wonning

The first time I encountered self-inflicted American guilt, I was touring the outback of Australia.

We had traveled there to observe, photograph, and document the ways and lives of the Australian Aborigines.

One afternoon a fellow American and an European were talking and the European actually complimented America on our way of life and how good life was in the United States.

In response, the American woman actually made a statement in which she denied feeling good about being an American and living in the United States.

Over the years we Americans have developed a guilt complex about our prosperity.

We tend to forget what we have sacrificed to make our country prosperous and free, we forget how much America has done for the world and our mission to bring freedom to everyone, regardless of race, creed, national origin or gender.

Although we, as Americans aren’t perfect and we haven’t always lived up to the ideals our country was founded on, as a nation  we have done more than any other culture to liberate the masses from the bonds of slavery.

We have fought in many lands in an effort to free people from oppression, and have never claimed any of this land as our own.

Many would argue that we stole the land from the original occupants. The American Indians are also immigrants, they all came from some where else before living in the western hemisphere.

The American Indians were at a disadvantage, they had no domesticated animals , no beasts of burden or the means to advance their civilization until the Europeans introduced this technology and animals into the western hemisphere.

The contact between the two cultures eventually benefited both societies.

Despite all the bloodshed between the two different cultures, we as Americans owe a debt of gratitude to the natives. There were many times our fight for freedom would have stalled if the natives had not intervened to help us.

Many of the elders of the various tribes were wise enough to realize what was to come and thereby aided and assisted our struggle for freedom. 

This has been well documented, even during the American Revolution. 

In the writings of General George Washington, there are many times he tells of advice and assistance he received from the elders of the tribes living in the New England area. He reportedly even had the Iroquois “Spirit Woman” come to him and show him a map of the  present day United States, complete with roads and cities. 

I can’t help but feel it was some sort of divine plan. We were brought together to learn from each other, we have developed the technology to produce a society much better than any that has come before us, if we combine our technology with the American Indians knowledge of nature and Nature’s God. 

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.

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The Five Thousand Year Leap

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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We Choose Our Reality

 

Written by Gary Wonning

Each one of us experiences reality in a slightly different ways depending on our life experiences, our environment and even our personal likes and dislikes play into our perception. 

The differences may be tiny, such as what kind of foods we like and how we perceive their taste, to much larger issues such as our political and religious views. 

Our perception is no different than if we both sit side by side at a ball game, based on which team we are rooting for, our perception of a referees call can be entirely different. One of us may be cheering, while the other is booing. So it is in daily life, our reality is based on many factors.

We attract into our lives the reality we want or need to experience, sometimes on a conscious level and often times it is done unconsciously by our subconscious mind creating events or persons to enable us to learn various life changing events. 

Several years ago, my ex-wife and I were living just a few miles apart in a rural area. Despite the fact we were living so close and I would drive within just a couple of miles from her home to work every day, and we shopped at the same stores and went to many of the same social functions, we never saw each other. 

We had subconsciously timed our lives to never meet, there was no need, the lessons had been learned. 

And obviously, she may have a different perspective on this. 

Many times we will go many years in our life without meeting someone who lives just around the block from us. Until a certain point in our life, we had no need to meet them, we were both off in our own life living and meeting people on a daily basis who were important to us at that particular time in our life. 

Sudden an event takes place that places us in the same time and physical plane.

Many times we are amazed that we have lived so closely and never met. 

This can have various effects on our life, it may just be a moment in time for us to contemplate how we could live so closely and have never met, or it could lead to a lifetime friendship, depending on what spirit has in mind for us. 

We chose our life and the events in it, either consciously or subconsciously, when the events occur subconsciously, it is our Super Consciousness, or Christ Consciousness creating the atmosphere to make it all happen. 

It is still our decision, it is just our Christ Consciousness lining up all the players in our little scenario. 

Our Christ Consciousness is our connection to Divine Being, or God, and because of it our reality is created. 

We may live in nearly the same reality, but our perception of it is entirely different from anyone else’s. No two souls ever see things entirely in the same light. 

It’s enough to drive you bonkers.

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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.

 

 

 

Do We Need A One World Government Or One World Religion

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

Written by Gary Wonning

Many today believe that to solve the world’s problems we need a one world government or only one religion.

Somehow they believe that one more level of government , a government that is governed on a world level would bring about peace.

How can one more level of corrupt government officials solve anything? It has been proven that the farther removed from the people our governments become, the more corrupt and uncaring they tend to be.

That is why our founders believed in placing most of the power of government in the state and local governments, another level of government would only remove the leaders even more from the people and place more power in the hands of a select few. 

I think most believe a new world order would include combing all religions into one, anyone who believes this hasn’t thought it through. 

We all have different beliefs, and many times in life our beliefs change as we age. We all come to the earth plane to learn different lessons and to experience different realities, If we are to grow spiritually, different beliefs are necessary. None of us is exactly like anyone else, and not one of us believes exactly as someone else believes.

When we study history, we find the idea of one religion failed miserably in Europe many times over.

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.

 

 

America is a Healthy Body

Values that made America great

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

Written by Gary Wonning

America is a healthy body and it’s Resistance is three fold:

Patriotism, it’s morality, and it’s spiritual life.

If  those three areas are undermined, America will collapse from within.

This quote often attributed to Joseph Stalin has been circulating the Internet.  I have done extensive research and apparently Stalin never said it. (No surprise.)

However, truer words have never been spoken.  The individual who coined this phrase would have been well advised to have taken credit it.

Today, probably more than anytime in our nation’s history we need to remember what made this country great and pass it on to our descendants.

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There is no option. We live in the greatest country known to mankind. In spite of our differences and shortcomings, there is no where on the planet where an individual has the freedom to practice what he believes and become whatever he desires, based on ambition and ability. That must be preserved. 

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.

We Learn Life Lessons From the People Who Come Into Our Lives

 

Written by Gary Wonning

One of the hot topics in today’s culture is bullying. 

It can be a real issue for those, especially the young , who are affected by this. It can be a very traumatic experience for those who are victimized. 

The only problem is, there are no victims in life, only participants. These so called bullies come into our lives for a reason. All we need to do is to discover the reason we are being taken advantage of, and take appropriate action to resolve the issue to our advantage and improve our lives in the process. 

Sometimes the solution is a physical solution and we need to deal with it physically to teach the person a lesson he or she will remember for time immemorial. 

But most often, it doesn’t need to end this way. 

On a more subconscious level, the bully is trying to teach us a lesson, once  that is discovered, many times we can view that soul as someone who really made our life better by teaching us to become more self reliant, or guide us on a path of greater creativity.

If we go within, many times we will discover talents we never knew we had, sometimes these talents would never be discovered  unless we are shunned by others and the only friend we have is ourself and God. Once we do some soul searching we discover many things about ourself we never knew existed. 

We all have potential beyond our wildest dreams, but until we are forced to discover them, they go unnoticed. Only when an event outside ourselves creates an environment where we go must go within to find hidden strength, do we discover what we are really capable of accomplishing. 

Suppose you have the ability to become a great actor of singer, but because you are shy you never even think you could become what you dream. 

By suppressing your dream, you become even more shy by denying what your real character is, the more you talk yourself out of your dream, the more shy and unhappy you become until you are just  downright miserable. 

You would never get out of this vicious cycle if someone or something didn’t come along and rock your boat. 

Because, on some level of consciousness, we all create everything we experience, your subconscious mind, or higher self, (what many refer to as our Christ Consciousness) springs into action and begins the search for an answer to make you a better person and enable you to accomplish your life mission. 

Here comes the bully, who has volunteered his time to help you. Sooner or later, his actions, or the actions of another soul if he should fail, will wake you to the reality of life, be it this lifetime or the next. It is your choice. 

By his actions and yours, you are both evolving into a higher understanding of life. 

Many believe the philosophy that we, each and everyone of us create our own reality, but when the going gets tough their belief falters just when it is imperative they stand strong for their beliefs. 

This is the time one needs to do some serious contemplative thinking and look within and ask ourselves why we allowed this to happen to us.

When we do we will receive the answer and by owning up to the responsibility of creating our reality, we can overcome this obstacle and go on to lead the life we want and desire. 

No one can do this for us, not our parents, family, the government or any one else, it is for us to do and for us alone. 

It is only then that we can be proud of what we have overcome, and thank those who have aided us in our journey.

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.

 

Free Will and Reality

Sometimes life isn’t what you think.

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Written by Gary Wonning

A group of us were having a friendly discussion last evening when the subject of free will and  when bad things happen to good people came up. 

Most in the group agreed that we are in charge of our lives and can choose the type of life to lead, and if some so called negative event does happen, we can change it into something good, thus we all have free will. 

However, when I mentioned that by having free will, we choose everything that we encounter on some level of consciousness, most couldn’t fathom holding themselves accountable for such misfortune. Some blamed God, or a couple only had for an explanation that sometimes S— happens. 

The statement was met with shock and dismay, how could I suggest something this extreme. I wan’t surprised, that is the reaction I most encounter when making this statement. 

S— doesn’t just happen, there is a reason for everything, there are no coincidences.  The universe doesn’t work that way, or the God we all know and love. 

Even though many of us believe in free will, and the ability to live the life we desire, for most there are limits as to how far they are willing to push the envelope. It is really difficult to believe that we would individually be  responsible for our own misfortune. 

Many times these are the same souls that blame God for  misfortune right after stating the individual has free will and they are in charge of their own life.

News flash, you can’t have it both ways, either we have free will or we don’t , it isn’t multiple choice. 

We come into this life to evolve spiritually and learn lessons that will contribute to our spiritual advancement. We map out a life plan with the consul of others in the spirit world. This life plan is a rough draft of what we volunteer to encounter in life and is subject to change by all souls involved. 

Having said this, and realizing how difficult it is for us mere humans to comprehend creating hardship for ourselves; living on school house earth, many lessens we learn are difficult and hard to understand.

But those difficult lessons are the most rewarding once we completely understand why we had to endure them.  

We and the other souls who volunteer for this life lesson are all here to learn and gain knowledge and understanding of the earth existence.  Those that help us create and sometimes give their own life to make it happen, understand this scenario and volunteer to help us in our learning, they also learn much by the experience, their evolvement is magnified by sacrificing for others and are often times settling karma in the process. 

Once the lesson is comprehended and we totally understand we do create our own reality, and it is us and us alone who can change it, it releases a lot of power to the soul. 

Once we come to terms that it is our doing and our responsibility, we own it, it is then we realize that we own it and we are the only one who can do anything to change our reality and create the life we desire, it is up to us and no one an stand in our way.

At that moment, we are free of karma.  

That is powerful!

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.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in acquiring  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.

Your comments are welcome

 

 

 

Can You Influence or Change the Past Life That You Access During Regression

Written by Gary Wonning

Can you influence or change the past life that you access during regression? That is a question often asked by people who have had several regressions and discovered some lifetimes when various acts were performed which lead to hardships in latter or even this existence. 

They wonder if it is possible to change that lifetime and avoid the conflict in this lifetime. 

This is not possible, the parallel or past life you access is influencing the life you are now leading,  these influences manifest through issues like fears, anxiety, depression, weight problems, addictions, chronic pain and various diseases. And they are also reflected in the relationships with certain people whom you are interrelating with, to change your past would also change theirs and you cannot and shouldn’t affect someone else’s karma.

The person in regression cannot influence or change the parallel, past life because of the construct of time you have created, and the history that must flow forward. You, on your plane, don’t have a way of influencing or changing the past because the universe won’t  allow it.

For example, if you can mentally transpose yourself from your current year’s plane of existence and see a life from the beginning of mankind, you cannot change that year or period. But that year or period can change your current time.

Go on a personal journey of enlightenment and discovery

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.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in acquiring  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.

Your comments are welcome