America Doesn’t Have A Mental Health Problem

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Written by Gary Wonning

In light of the recent school shootings and the continuous effort by the hard left to abolish our right to defend ourselves, the new mantra is that America has a Mental health problem and that issue is at the heart of our country’s ills. 

I won’t disagree with that statement, there are many individuals who do have mental health issues brought on by a variety of reasons. and there needs to be facilities and professional care available to help these individuals. 

But there is a larger problem. Mamy of our young have not been taught to cope with the problems that inadvertently come into our lives. Life is what life is, and into every life some rain must fall. We cannot avoid this, regardless of how we prepare. 

In many cases society, and parents no longer provide the needed training for our young. Kids are often sheltered from these adversities by well meaning adults and never given the opportunity to grow from those experiences. 

At the  first sign of  rowdy behavior, or a young child showing a lack of focus, they are given a drug to calm them down. They are just young children, that is what young children do, they don’t focus, let them be a kid, there is nothing wrong with them. 

To be successful in life, and deal with the hardships that come our way, kids need to be taught how to lose, that art has been taken away, these days everyone gets a participation trophy, making everyone a winner. 

There are no participation trophies in real life. How can kids learn to lose if they are taught to be winners regardless of how they perform? How are they ever gong to learn to improve themselves, if they don’t ever have to? 

Political correctness has destroyed what was once the core of our American value system. Self reliance, hard work, personal responsibility, and teaching our children how to deal with adversity have disappeared from the play book of child raising. 

Some parents and families still teach their children the age worn values that made our country great, but they are becoming few and far between.

Because of this,  America now has a moral health problem, our values, as a country have sunk so far below what they were when our great country was founded, its not even the same country anymore. 

Many of the reasons for our kids inabilities to cope are created by the societal changes in our culture and have nothing to do with the individual. Children are no longer raised with the same values instilled in the kids of an earlier era. Many of the values of a time gone by are forgotten and are deemed no longer applicable in today’s modern world. 

Only when our moral health issue is resolved, only then will our mental health issues disappear, and many of the multitude of issues facing us as a country will also fade away and become insignificant once again. 

Only when we once again return to the teachings of our ancestors will our country return to greatness.

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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

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Dad is Disabled For a Year: Growing up in Indiana in the 50s

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Written by Gary Wonning

One day, while carrying the milk cans, dad slipped on some mud. As a result, he injured his back and he became bedfast for a year.

Suddenly the task of doing all the farming fell on my shoulders. This included putting out the crops, cultivating, putting up the hay, harvesting them and milking thirty head of cattle morning and night, as well as getting feed for them from the feed mill.

There wasn’t much choice but to jump in and do it. I didn’t mind too much, my parents needed help and I considered it a challenge to see if I could do it. All things considered, everything went as well as could be expected. I somehow managed to get the work done, have a social life, and lead the life a normal sixteen year old would and should have.

At times it was a struggle making it all work, but all in all I learned a lot and enjoyed the challenge. Actually we had too many cattle for the acreage we had. With over thirty head of cattle on sixty-five acres of farmland, it was hard to raise enough food for them, as time went on, we found ourselves buying more and more feed for them. This cut into the profits more and more, every day and we struggled to make ends meet.

The rest of the story!

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Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

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

Can Souls Die ?

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Written by Gary Wonning

Many have asked if it is possible for a soul to die. If a person leads a totally regressive life and does all sorts of unimaginable evil, does his soul die and rot in hell?

A soul is energy and energy can neither be destroyed or die.  However, when one engages in activity detrimental  to the highest good, the soul can become detached from the physical body, the lack of faith shown by the individual creates a situation where the individual becomes empty and the soul shrinks from importance and begins to lose energy.

Once a soul depletes it will have very weak energy, and not able to reach their Guide or connect with the higher state of being. It is then very hard for it to return in physical form. We might relate this to being depressed in our current reality. They would need time and contemplation to once again be ready to return to the physical form to proceed to their next earthly lessons. 

They would continuously float between the two dimensions until they once again find their way Home, often aided by other souls. In this process, they would learn there are always other souls who are more than willing to aid them in their journey back. The souls offering the assistance are also advancing their development by aiding those in distress. 

The affected souls may end up in lower dimensions of life and continue their process from these lower levels, sort of a refresher course, if you would.  Once they realize there are always guides available to assist in their progress, they will receive guidance . If they are not open, there is no guidance for them. It is one of the valuable lessons of the soul. Sometimes the hardest lesson to learn is to accept help from others. 

There are always souls who are ready and willing to help if and when we ask. But we also need to be open to them. How many times have you asked for guidance and then closed yourself to any nudging you may have gotten from those beyond?  How many times have you ignored the promptings of the soul because you were afraid, or didn’t believe, or were afraid there may be a successful outcome of your actions. 

Many times, we as humans are more afraid of success than we are of failure. When we succeed, many times more is asked of us and we are afraid of the challenge.

The Guides send messages through thoughts, dreams, and the realization of desires. The message isn’t always a loud booming voice from the heavens so often depicted in the bible.  I would venture to guess, those voices many of the prophets heard, were just subtle messages or thoughts such as we are talking about today.

The spirit guides don’t just work with one person, they are available to everyone, but we need to remain open to the possibility and not close ourselves down because we think it is too absurd to enter our vision of reality. 

Many times people refer to their good fortune as “luck”, it isn’t luck, or coincidence, there are no coincidences. It is the universe responding to our requests, and we being open to receive the message.

As I became aware of in my own personal journey, there are many truths we have yet to learn.

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

 

 

 

Why do We Incarnate Into Poor Underpriviledged Lifetimes?

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Written by Gary Wonning

There are many reasons why souls decide to incarnate into poor underprivileged lifetimes. 

Understanding this concept is a big hangup for many when they begin to try and understand the theory of reincarnation.  It is often difficult for humans to understand why they would choose such a lifetime  when there are many ways to enjoy an easier less complicated existence on earth. 

They can’t fathom doing something like that to themselves, so they immediately put the burden on God, thereby releasing themselves from any responsibility of the current situation. 

By taking such a position, they immediately nullify any learning they would have had from the life lessons they came to learn, and by doing so it opens themselves up to the possibility of having to do it all over again. These lessons don’t go away until we understand  them fully, regardless of how many lifetimes it takes.

It’s better to learn the lesson the first time it is presented rather to create the need to relearn it many times over.  By learning  during the first incarnation, we are then free to go on to the next life course and continue our evolution. 

If we choose our destiny and the life we incarnate into , why would we choose a lifetime of hardship ? Why wouldn’t we just choose a lifetime of opulence and ease, living a lifestyle admired by everyone instead of one of extreme hardship, poverty, disease and struggle?

Often times, we choose such an existence because we have been unkind to those in such life situations in a previous life, and we have come back to rectify what we did and make amends to those we have offended. 

We all need to live such lives to be able to understand the whole of creation, we simply are unable to understand a certain life situation unless we live it, it just can’t be explained to us. 

Those lifetimes are the times we learn compassion and humility and are often deemed our most valuable lifetimes, the times when we learn and evolve the most. There are no wasted lifetimes, even though we may think so at the time. We can often learn  more by existing in the most humble stations of life than we sometimes learn being an important dignitary on the world scene. 

 

Often times, our first incarnation on earth will be in such a station in life, it is the souls way of gradually adapting to life on earth, and maybe even possibly getting some of the hard lessons out of the way early in their earthly travels. 

The reasons we all incarnate in these lifetimes are many and varied. The more we inquire and study our past, the more we can learn and control our future. 

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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

Live and Let Live: The Right Way To Live

Common Sense goes a long way in this world

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

Written by Gary Wonning

Many on the left honestly believe that most conservatives are narrow minded and want everyone to live by their values. 

They think that just because those on the right have a stronger moral code than many on the left, that those on the right are hypocrites and want every one to walk the straight and narrow.

While this may be true in some instance, and while I think many would like every one to try and live a moral and upright life, most on the right know this isn’t going to be the case, none of us are perfect and it is unrealistic to believe any of us can live a life unblemished, but that doesn’t keep us from trying. Just because we fail occasionally doesn’t make us hypocrites, it makes us human.

Most people I know who are conservative are of the opinion that each person is responsible for his or her  actions, the choices he makes are his own, and it is none of our business what they think, feel or act, as long as it doesn’t affect my life or decisions. 

We have no business trying to control their thinking, from what I have seen controlling others actions and thoughts  is a trait of the left. 

If we don’t believe in something, or  think something isn’t the correct thing to do, we don’t do it, or don’t buy it, and in most cases we don’t try to take it away from someone else, that is their choice. 

Sure, we often state our opinions and beliefs, that is our right and obligation to do, we have freedom of speech.

The left also has the freedom to listen or not to listen and not try to control our thinking.

Many on the left can’t understand how we can oppose an ideal or action and not hate the person who expresses that particular opinion. 

It has nothing to do with the person, his race, religion, creed, sex, or any other physical attribute. It is only what he states as his belief, we have a perfect right to disagree, it has noting to do with being racists, a bigot,  or sexist, it is only because we disagree with his or her opinion, we would disagree regardless of their physical appearance.

I’m not sure why that is  so hard to understand. 

Read my book, The Wisdom of Our Ancestors to learn more of the values that make us what we are today.

What do you think?

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

Defining Reality: Part One

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Written by Gary Wonning

Many times it is impossible to define reality.

I think we all have had moments in time when objects or living beings appeared to make us question our definition of reality.

There are many stories I have heard about people seeing objects or their relatives that have passed on, appearing before their eyes in three dimensional reality.

These instances suddenly occur, we see them, think about them, maybe we even related them to those we think may be receptive and then the moment is stored away in our subconscious mind, often to never be thought of again.

We contemplate the singular circumstance, maybe even find someone else who has had a similar experience, and after finding no logical explanation, we go on with our lives.

These holes in reality can occur and do occur anywhere on planet earth, but can be more prevalent in areas like Sedona Arizona where the vortex energy leads to a more favorable environment for such activity.

Often times they occur because the individual is trying to deal with a life changing event or they are ready to begin a new spiritual enlightenment, or maybe, because of the symbolism involved, it may be a forewarning of events to come in their life.

I have heard of several such events in people lives soon after the passing of a loved relative or friend where the person who has passed suddenly appears before their own eyes.

Often times, no words are spoken and before the observer can comprehend what is happening, the entity leaves without a trace. The observer is often left  perplexed, astonished, and questioning his sanity.

In my own humble existence on planet earth, there have been several such reality shattering events.

To be continued tomorrow

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 Tree of Life

Written by Gary Wonning

What does the Tree of Life look like?

Several years ago while attending the funeral of a friends father, I began walking back to the van we all arrived in.

As I walked back to the parking lot, I sensed I had entered another time and reality. As a friend and I walked shoulder to shoulder we entered another world, It was a barren world and seemed as if it was where we came from before living on earth. 

Continuing on , we passed a scraggly old locust tree, which to me symbolized the Tree of Life.  Through the years that image has continuously returned into my thoughts. 

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Looking back, that image has undoubtedly lead to much of my self discovery into the spiritual world and the meaning of life.

Even though I had read the bible a couple of times, I never realized there were two trees in the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Knowledge, or good and evil, and the Tree of Life. 

Only years later when I was lead to study the Kabbalah did I come to vaguely understand what the Tree of Life was all about.

The Tree of Life explains the ten attributes of God, the foundation of all life and the principles we all need to live by. 

Many belief that when we pass from this earthly existence, we return to God and the Tree of Life.  Some have described the tree of life as being an extremely bright illuminated willow like tree with energy pulses traveling through its branches.The tree is described as being white with sparkling branches, it could be compared to a Christmas Tree. 

The tree is in an immense valley with beautiful hills and green grass.  Nearby is a waterfall and a river, and beds of beautiful flowers surround the Tree.

The Tree isn’t a tree like on earth, it is composed of light, veins of light that seem to go on forever.  The veins go on forever and are intertwined and life is streaming through them like the blood streams through our own body. Each of the millions of little lights is equivalent to a life, or soul.

We each return to the Tree of Life upon our passing from earthly existence to give our soul an opportunity to access it’s recent life, contemplate what it has learned and to decide with the guides that are there what the next best possible course of action is for our particular soul to continue it’s learning and advance to a higher state of consciousness.  

I would like to hear your comments and thoughts

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