There Are No Excuses

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

Written by Gary Wonning

Last night, meeting with some friends, and some new friends, the conversation turned to all the sexual harassment claims in the news. 

One of the men made a statement that back in the day, women were afraid to speak up because they were intimidated because their job may hang in the balance.

I don’t see it that way, maybe some were, but I learned, as many of my female friends learned, there were no excuses for your behavior, and your reaction to bad behavior. 

You stood up for what you believed in, regardless of the consequences. I know many women who never put up with this kind of behavior and stood their ground, and came out winners because of it. 

If I did something wrong,  or someone I knew did something wrong, the first words out of our parents mouth was,”You know better than that. “

There were no excuses.

In most cases I did know better, and if I didn’t know better, I knew better  at that particular instant.

  I had just messed up, or had a memory lapse. 

In either case, my mom’s response soon dispelled any memory lapse I may have had, and the chances of another memory lapse coming anytime soon were greatly diminished.

Over the last several decades, many of us have forgotten the valuable lessons taught us by our ancestors, it is time to begin remembering them.

Our ancestors taught these lessons for a reason, look at the condition the country is in because we have forgotten.

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Instead we have become way too forgiving while on our path to political correctness and trying to create a kinder gentler society.

We have to stop forgiving bad behavior and people’s reaction to bad behavior. We learn through our mistakes, or we are supposed to . When we excuse people for making bad decisions, and reacting incorrectly, it only makes the situation worse, and no one learns anything. 

The only way to learn is to own up to our mistakes and learn from them. To excuse them, or rationalize does nothing and in fact destroys the persons confidence in themselves, they soon begin to realize they don’t have to be responsible for anything. They can always just explain away bad behavior, or bad choices. 

Instead, we need to once again learn how to stand up for what we believe in, regardless of the consequences, in the process, we will learn how to solve our own problems without resorting to relying on others who will not always be there to support us when we need it. 

When someone does us wrong, which they will, it is our duty to ourselves and others to do the right thing, not only do we learn, the perpetrator learns a valuable lesson also.  

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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Everyone has Dragons To Destroy

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

Written by Gary Wonning

We all have our demons or dragons to destroy.

Just like Don Quixote who set about destroying the windmills of Holland, we all have our own demons or windmills to destroy.

Each and everyone one of us comes into this world with a mission, and part of that mission is to overcome fear or dispel whatever karma we may be working on at the time.

Every challenge in life presents us with an opportunity to learn. We often erroneously think the challenges we face are someone else’s doing.

They aren’t.We each create our own destiny and learning experiences.

Although there may be a perpetrator, and someone we believe is doing us wrong, that act is something we created ourself to enable us to solve an issue and create an environment for us to move past some karma created by us in this lifetime or in the past.

After we get past the initial anger, the only thing left to do is to understand  what we can do about it and learn from it.

Those instances of perceived injustice can actually make us a better person, and I have found if I don’t learn from them, the actions get repeated until I do.

There isn’t anyway around them.

In today’s world with all the advancements in technology, life should be easier than it ever has been in the history of man, but people keep inventing new ways to make their life more difficult.

This just proves to me that humanity continuously needs new challenges  to grow intellectually, deep down inside, no one wants an easy way in life.

We need challenges to stimulate our minds and souls, the unhappiest people are often times the ones who life has handed them a silver spoon.

As a result, slaying our dragons should be one of our main objectives in life.

Many times we worry about someone else’s dragons and forget about our own.

There is only one person who can meet their own demons, no one else can do it for them.

We can help, but they have to do it themselves, we should always remember this.

That is why it is often said,”No good deed goes unpunished.” When we do too much and interfere with their karma, the universe will let us know in no uncertain terms.

People only want so much help, and to know that someone is thinking of them, then they can do what needs to be done, in their own way.

We have enough to think about taking care of our own issues, and only by solving our own problems can we help anyone else.

 

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

 

Who is God

Written by Gary Wonning

People have pondered from the beginning of time about the existence of God, and who he is and what it means to them. Everyone seems to come up with a different answer or theory, and many times their theory will change at different points in their life. 

God is often perceived as someone who floats around in an easy chair in heaven or the clouds. Others perceive him as an unforgiving entity who seeks judgment on us all. Others portray him as supreme intelligence or infinite energy. 

Some look at him as a forgiving God who will forgive us regardless of what we have done, or not done. Many times our perception is based on our life experience, or the beliefs we grew up with and was taught by someone influential in our lives.

Many just assume what they have been taught is true and never question it any further. 

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Regardless of what we have been taught, or the stage of evolution we are currently experiencing on the physical dimension, sooner or later we will all come to the same conclusion.

In the process, we learn that all paths are valid and our search will eventually lead us to the same understanding of God and the universe we live in. 

Through many lifetimes and the resultant learning we acquire because of it, we understand all of creation, and our purpose for existing on the physical plane. 

In the process, we come to understand who God is, and the relationship we have with him.

Regardless of the number of incarnations it may require, or the struggles and hardships on the way, sooner or later, we will all come to the same conclusion.

God is an intelligence and an infinite energy source with unlimited powers and abilities from the perspective of the physical plane, and of the limited, conscious, human mind. We and everything in the cosmos is a part of this energy, it is all-consuming.

You can perceive as human beings who God is only when you are able to access the spiritual world while still in the human flesh.

This can be accomplished through meditation, hypnosis or other methods of enlightenment. 

We are all part of God.

When we incarnate into physical form, our spirits are detached from this energy that we refer to as “Chi Energy,” and we forget our past and our connection with divine source, while in physical form, we need to reconnect with “Divine Source”

Whatever you call this supreme consciousness: God, Universe, Divine Creator, Chi Energy, Architect of the Universe, Source of Life Energy, Great Spirit, Creator, Brahman, Allah, Tao, it is one and the same.

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Open new avenues in your spiritual journey

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

 

Alert Pike: Proper Conduct

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Albert Pike; Masonic writer and philoso[pher on proper conduct.

Our impulse is to pursue right conduct, and morality is divinely inspired and originates from Above. This impulse or Inspiration compels us to right conduct and warns us against guilt: right conduct springs out of the nature of things.

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

 

Know thyself

 

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a personal spiritual journey about learning Thy Self.

Author unknown

To Know Thy Self be prepared to face down your fear of being taught to know “myself”.

But you have to know “myself” before you could learn about your place in the cosmos and your part in the immutable laws which run it.

To know “myself” you have to think about ‘life, the universe, and everything’.

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

Quantum Linear Superposition

 

 

The best selling book by Robert Lomas

The Lost Keys of Masonry

A quote from the aforementioned book.

Feeling part of the vast quantum entanglement between all particles of matter throughout the cosmos seems to be a natural development from the idea of an interactive quantum observer. An important consequence of a quantum view of the world is that no reality exists – past, present or future – until it is observed. Physicist Roger Penrose wrote about this strange feature, explaining how it is possible for an object to be in two places at once.

 This strange mathematical consequence is called quantum linear superposition, and, although it may seem an abstract idea, it has a real effect. Experiments show that a quantum object really is in two places at the same time. But that is not the end of the story, as Penrose explains. Quantum linear superposition is quite puzzling enough . . . [but] any physical object, itself made out of individual particles, ought to be able . . . to ‘be in two places at once’. The formalism of quantum mechanics makes no distinction between single particles and complicated systems of many particles. Why, then, do we not experience . . . say, cricket balls, or even people, having two completely different locations at once? This is a profound question, and present-day quantum theory does not really provide us with a satisfying answer.

Lomas, Robert. The Lost Key: The Supranatural Secrets of the Freemasons 

This is often experienced in the physical plane without most of us even realizing it.

Several years ago, I had a friend of mine tell me that acquaintance of his had seen me and a fellow worker had been seen in a place that neither of us could have possibly been.

He even described both of us perfectly., along with the vehicles we were driving, and the clothes we were wearing.

When my friend told me this, I responded in the affirmative that we had been there.  I seemed to have a memory of it. After the initial thought, I realized that we hadn’t been there. But it still, and still does even today, many years later, seems real. 

I believe that in an alternate reality, it was very true, and I will always carry that memory.

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a personal spiritual journey into the unknown

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

 

 

We Have Created Our Reality

 

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

Many dispute the fact that we humans create the reality we live in, most just shrug their shoulders and attribute everything that they experience as fate and search no further for answers.

Look around you, look at the current condition of the world, all the violence, the corruption, warfare, discontent, where did that come from? Did it just happen?

The world has always been a pretty cruel place, but it is an awfully beautiful planet as well. There have always been negative events in the world, but in this day and age, things are different. 

People condone bad behavior, it is accepted and no one judges or has an opinion.  This has lead to a general downfall of morals and values, and we have abandoned God.

What have we, as a country been thinking the last sixty years?

We wonder where God is, and how could he let these things happen to a righteous people?

Many look to an outside force for the cure to our ills, but the simple fact is, as a nation, we have become unrighteous., we no longer believe or try to uphold the values that this country was founded on and made us great.

Many discount any reference to people being able to create their reality, they believe it is all up to God.

Things go wrong and they ask,”Where is God?”

God was taken from the equation.

What has our thinking been the last several decades, where have our thoughts been?

Most have forgotten about what is important in life, worrying more about if they can afford the latest smartphone than they are about doing the right thing, or raising their kids in a good environment, teaching them good values and trying to lead them down the correct path in life.

As a nation, our values and ethics have gone down the toilet. If you casually mention how people thought or believed sixty years ago, you are looked at and scorned as if you came from a different planet.

A football player is ridiculed for praying on the field of battle while others are praised for disrespecting the American flag.

The democratic party booed God at their national convention in 2012, and we have kicked him out of the public arena.

Mass shootings are common in this era, all sorts of unnatural behavior is condoned and encouraged, and we wonder what happened.

We created our own reality.

A man reaps what he sows.

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