The Difference Between the Soul and the Spirit

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Meeting your twin flame at The Tree of Life

Written by Gary Wonning

Many people confuse the soul and the spirit. What is the difference, if any?

Technically, the soul and the spirit are the same energy, they just reside in different dimensions. 

The dimension the energy finds itself in determines whether it is the soul or the spirit.  The soul is that which dwells in every human being during it’s physical existence, when the soul passes from the human body through the light, it becomes the spirit.

The memories of past lives are stored in the spirit, so when a spirit enters human existence most of what the spirit remembers is lost to the soul. The memories remain in the spirit world and only occasionally do the memories flood through to the physical plane. 

When they do , it is to enlighten the individual and is a reminder it is time to delve into the souls past and relearn lessons taught during a previous time. 

The Akashic Records, the memories of the spirit, can only be accessed from spirit, and these live records of the universe’s existence are available to anyone who enters the spirit realm. 

These records are most often accessed by going into meditation and hypnosis, but many times our Christ Consciousness will allow spirit to cross the boundary between the physical world and the spirit world to give us a hint of the existence of the land beyond time, prodding us to investigate further the realities of other dimensions in time.

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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 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

 

 

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The Purpose of Life; Can We Change our Destiny?

Written by Gary Wonning

Can the purpose of a life, which has been set before incarnation, be changed during that life?

For example can you change your life pla to achieve a greater purpose by helping more people?

You are continuously changing your life by your actions. We each come in with a plan that has been determined before birth, a destiny we have each decided with the help of our guides and angels while we were in the presence of the tree of life. 

We also discuss all the different possible outcomes and paths we may take once we incarnate, nothing is written in stone, it can and will be changed once we enter the physical body. 

The changes in direction is determined not only by what we do , but also by what others around us do or accomplish.  There are always many alternate paths we can take, some of which is determined as to how much we change our vibration once in physical form. 

We can get so wrapped up in the issues of earthly life that we lower our vibrations and begin attraction those souls of a lower life form and we sink lower in evolution.

Likewise, if we suddenly wake up and realize what we are doing and once again follow our predetermined path, our vibrations will once again raise and consequently the universe will once again assist us in accomplishing our higher good. 

Occasionally, especially as we grow older, we may have doubts as to whether we are following our life plan, and many times we believe we should be doing more. This is the time to look back to contemplate what kind of life we have lead so far. In life one step normally follows another and if we have lead a rather normal life with not much fanfare, that is probably the kind of life we will continue to lead, not everyone who learns will be teaching thousands, many times we lead a quiet life so as to enable us to learn deep meaningful lessons without the interruptions of a high profile life. 

Sometimes this can be harder than being in the limelight, especially if we learn we have led influential lives in the past. All souls need lifetimes of rest, one doesn’t need to do it all. 

Many times we need to stand back and let others lead.

It is a normal tendency to share with others what we learn, if that is God’s Will the opportunity will present itself, if it doesn’t don’t fret over it, just go on with life. 

Many times, the learning is a personal event and it doesn’t need to be shared with others. That is part of the learning. 

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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 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

 

 

Saint Kitts : Caribbean Island

Photography by Gary Wonning

St. Kitts is the larger of the 2 Caribbean islands that comprise the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. It’s known for rainforested mountains and beaches of white, gray, and black sands. On its southwestern coast is the capital, Basseterre, and Georgian buildings from the colonial era. Anchoring Basseterre is the Circus, a plaza modeled after London’s Piccadilly Circus, complete with Victorian-style clock tower.

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Beautiful South Caribbean Island

Saint Kitts, also known more formally as Saint Christopher Island, is an island in the West Indies. The west side of the island borders the Caribbean Sea, and the eastern coast faces the Atlantic Ocean. Saint Kitts and the neighboring island of Nevis constitute one country: the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Saint Kitts and Nevis are separated by a shallow 2 mile channel known as “The Narrows”.

Saint Kitts became home to the first Caribbean British and French colonies in the mid-1620s. Along with the island nation of Nevis, Saint Kitts was a member of the British West Indies until gaining independence on September 19, 1983.

The island is one of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles. It is situated about 2,100 km (1,300 mi) southeast of Miami, Florida. The land area of St. Kitts is about 168 km (65 sq mi), being approximately 29 km (18 mi) long and on average about 8 km (5.0 mi) across.

Saint Kitts has a population of around 40,000, the majority of whom are mainly of African descent. The primary language is English, with a literacy rate of approximately 98%. Residents call themselves Kittitians.

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.

Battle of Brooklyn Heights and Miracle Escape of Washington’s Troops

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Just one of many instances when the hand of providence, as George Washington referred to it, intervened and the American Army prevailed in what were times of certain defeat. 

The British forces had left Boston and headed to New York.
As a result, General George Washington moved his troops to New York, to fortify Brooklyn Heights.
Enthusiasm was running high and General Washington’s ranks swelled to nearly 20,000.
The British were preparing to attack New York, Before long, hundreds of British ships filled New York’s harbor, carrying 32,000 troops.

It was the largest invasion force in history to that date. The thousands of wooden masts of the British ships were described as looking like a forest.

On AUGUST 27, 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn Heights (Long Island) began.

It was the first major battle after America had officially declared its independence, and it was the largest battle of the entire war.

Soon, Washington expected an attack from the sea, similar to what the British did at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Instead, 10,000 British troops landed a distance from New York and a British loyalist led them through Jamaica Pass, marching all night long to make a surprise attack on the Continental Army from behind.

As a result, an estimated 3,000 Americans were killed or wounded compared to only 392 British casualties.

As General Washington watched 400 soldiers of the First Maryland Regiment charge six times directly into the British lines, allowing the rest of the Continental Army to find cover, he exclaimed:

“Good God, what brave fellows I have lost this day.”

British General Howe trapped the 8,000 American troops on Brooklyn Heights with their backs against the sea.

That night, Washington made the desperate decision to evacuate his entire army by ferrying it across the East River to Manhattan Island.

The sea was boisterous where the British ships were, but providentially calm in the East River allowing Washington’s boats to transport troops, horses and cannons.

The next morning, as the sun began to rise, half of the America troops were still in danger, but a “miraculously” thick fog lingered blocking the evacuation from being seen by the British.

Major Ben Tallmadge, Washington’s Chief of Intelligence, wrote:

“As the dawn of the next day approached, those of us who remained in the trenches became very anxious for our own safety, and when the dawn appeared there were several regiments still on duty.

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At this time a very dense fog began to rise off the river, and it seemed to settle in a peculiar manner over both encampments.

I recollect this peculiar providential occurrence perfectly well, and so very dense was the atmosphere that I could scarcely discern a man at six yards distance…

We tarried until the sun had risen, but the fog remained as dense as ever.”

General Washington was on the last boat that left Brooklyn Heights.

Had the Americans not been able to evacuate, the war would have ended there.

As it happened, the British never again had such an opportunity to capture the entire American army at one time.

Washington wrote later that year, August 20, 1778:

“The Hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this-the course of the war-that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith.”

If we want to make our nation great.

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

 

Punta Gorda Florida

 

 

 

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A photo story of the sunshine state, Florida

Photography by Gary Wonning

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The thriving little city of Punta Gorda enjoys a pleasant year-round climate, relaxed lifestyle, and many recreational opportunities. The friendly hospitality, year-round planned activities, shuffle board courts, great restaurants, golfing, fishing, and miles of sandy beaches make Punta Gorda an ideal vacation destination.

Ponce De Leon 

Located on the western edge of the City at 3400 Ponce de Leon Parkway, Ponce de Leon Park overlooks the vast expanse of Charlotte Harbor.  The parks amenities include a boat ramp, fishing piers, mangrove boardwalk, small playground, open air chapel area, and picnic pavilion.  The park also has a sandy beach area that is popular for watching the sunset and the boats cruising in and out of the channel into Punta Gorda Isles canal system.

The fishing pier near Ponce De Leon Park offers an opportunity to view Charlotte harbor from a different angle.

Located at 120 Laishley Court, Laishley Park is a pet friendly park that contains seventeen  acres with amenities that include a 400 foot fishing pier, parking facilities, interactive fountain, concert area & event lawn,  and walking paths.

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.

Living Your Dreams Instead of Your Fears

Written by Gary Wonning

Too many people today are not living their dreams because they are living their fears.

The twenty-four hour news cycle is continuously filling our living rooms with negative news stories, often times blown up out of proportion and filled with half truths. 

As a result, people are continuously living in fear of what may happen instead of accomplishing something positive in their lives. 

People are in constant fear of what may or may not happen. 

In many instances, the same kind of events we are see occurring around the world have been happening for hundreds of years.  The only difference is, we hear about them instantly instead of as in the past, when we often never were informed of them because of the distances involved.

Years ago, if we lived on the east coast of the United States, we never heard about what was going on in California, unless it was a total disaster such as an earthquake, and then it may have been days before the news reached us.

Today, the news reaches us instantly and the main stream media does it’s best to politicize it. It is to their advantage to do this because it increases their ratings and sells advertising. 

We need to start living our lives again, the politicians will fight it out and eventually devour themselves and those around them. In reality, besides writing our congressman, who may or may not even listen to us, the only way to effect change in our country is to make our voices heard at the ballot box.

We need to once in start living our dreams, in America, we are in control of our lives and our destiny, unlike most other places in the world.  

We have lost the spiritual values that were instilled in our country at the beginning. 

Study  what the founders and heroes of the American Revolution faced. many times they faced death or serious injury, but they survived and as a result, created the greatest country the world has ever know. 

Many times the only positive in their lives was their faith.

By controlling our destiny and life, we can create the kind of reality we all strive for. 

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By being responsible for our own life, being independent and as self sufficient as we can, not relying on government to run our life, we will create the type of country our founders had in mind.

We do create our future, and when we do, the negativity and distention in life has no one to latch onto and will disappear into the sunset.

Once we accomplish that, anything is possible. 

Let us go forth, have faith in something larger than ourselves, by accomplishing this small feat,  we can accomplish much.

What do you think?

By learning and remembering the Wisdom of Our Ancestors, we can accomplish much.

 

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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, 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

The River of Life

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

Written by Gary Wonning

We often hear the term,”River of Life”.

What does that mean, and is there actually a “River of Life?”

The River of Life refers to the stream of energy that brings all life to its next existence.

It isn’t a river of water, it is a force of energy that flows from the Tree of Life and enables us to  teleport from one existence to another.  It comes from somewhere above and has sparkles of energy running through it, these impulses of energy creates the illusion of flowing water. 

We all experience it as we linger in the ethereal dimensions and are considering our next incarnation. As we consult with our masters and our own higher self , we determine what is the next type of life we should lead in order for our soul to learn the lessons best suited for our development and spiritual growth.

Because of the energy impulses the River of Life has, all the vivid colors blue,green,etc, are present,but really bright. They are superb and appear as though they are crystals. 

As a result, they are relaxing and stimulating to the mind at the same time, this is probably why we humans refer to this as heaven.

In this state of consciousness, everything is so clear, and without the entrapments of  a physical reality, it is more about what you feel than what you see. This makes it very pleasant and relaxing.

And in this environment, we can create anything we like, including the next life we wish to live. 

 

 The River of Life is made up of nonphysical entities on their way to reincarnation. Many who have experienced this , see themselves traveling with millions of other souls in non physical form.

They travel for however long as it takes them, there is no set time limit, it’s all about making yourself ready for your next great adventure. 

As they enter the doorway between the dimensions to prepare for rebirth, many describe the entryway as a tornado, whirlpool, a spiral of light, or a vortex.

After entering the womb and preparing the body for a new life, the soul can enter and leave to go back to the ethereal world for a time in order to accumulate for its new existence.

Acquiring knowledge from both worlds for a time, enabling the soul to gain the most from the new life on earth, or wherever other planet it may choose. 

So, the River of Life and the Tree of Life are real, they are mentioned in every esoteric belief and many mainstream religions.

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