We Can Only Determine the Future By Discovering From Whence We Came.

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

Written by Gary Wonning

Many think we should never look back, when we do someone will immediately tell us we are living in the past. 

We can look back into our past for any number of reasons, and doing so doesn’t mean we are dwelling there, we are just recalling memories, often times these memories can have a positive result on our lives. 

Many times life’s puzzles can only be solved by looking into the past which enables us to find a reference as to where we are headed or which path we should take. 

We need to connect the dots, and the dots cannot be connected by looking forward, the dots are in the past. 

You need to trust the dots from the past will connect you to the dots in the future. 

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By learning to trust in something, your gut, life, destiny, karma, whatever it is that connects you with the God Force, then you will once again be directed to the path you are destined to assume. 

Sometimes we need to look backward to see forward. 

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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Where are the Parents?

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Written by Gary Wonning

Every year there are fund raisers to buy school supplies for children returning to school.

The schools say they can’t affort it while paying school board member $200,00 a year plus, but that is another story.

When at school, many of the kids are not only given free lunches and in many cases free breakfast, now some schools are also providing free dinners because they come from single parent or low income homes.

Where are the parents, I think we  all know.

Many had kids before they could afford them, many children  are being raised in single parent homes, and many are laying in the corner drunk or on drugs.

Personal responsibility has become a thing of the past. In many instances, people have become so accustomed to letting the government solve all their problems they no  longer even consider the fact they may have a part in governing their own lives.

It has become fashionable to play the part of the victim, by becoming a victim in as many areas as they can, they believe it increases their importance to society and dissolves any responsibility they may have, it’s always someone else’s fault.

By becoming a victim, they draw a lot of attention to themselves in the same way some people are always late to a meeting, they get a lot of attention by making a grand entrance after everyone else is already there.

Many adults grew up in environments where there was no guidance in how to conduct their life and garner positive attention by doing positive deeds.

Kids have grown up being coddled with their every need supplied by someone else and sheltered from life’s hardships.  As a result when they grow up they are left with no coping skills and unable to function as they should. In turn they raise their kids the same way they were raised, only  coddling them more then they were while growing up. 

Each generation continues to buy into the victim mentality until very few actually know anything about personal responsibility and becoming self reliant. 

Many have forgotten what  Our Ancestors taught us.

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

If we don’t break the cycle, how many kids will there be needing support from government and society in the next generation?

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

 

 

Helping kids Who Are Returning To School

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

Every year there are good intentioned people sponsoring fund raisers to buy school supplies for under privileged kids returning to school. This is a noble cause and it will help many kids who would otherwise not have the opportunity to have the items they need to succeed in school.

However noble the cause, I look at the reason schools say they can’t afford to buy the items needed in the classroom to enable a proper education.

It seems that daily there are news stories about how teachers and students themselves have to supply the things the schools should be providing. Obviously, teachers shouldn’t be required to purchase these items either. In many parts of the country, teachers are underpaid, and not allowed to discipline their students when they misbehave, some have even gotten thrown out of the class room by unruly students and weren’t even able to defend themselves.

For most of us, our property taxes have risen substantially over the years due to inflation and rising property values, and the schools keep complaining they are always needing more money.

We have school board members making over $200,000 dollars  per year and the schools can’t afford to buy supplies for the children, something is wrong here and it isn’t that the schools don’t have enough money.

Public schools are a government program, and I haven’t seen a government program that doesn’t always need more money, and regardless of how much is allotted to them, they always spend it and always complain they need more.

As the old adage proclaims, ” The easiest task in the world is to spend other peoples money.”

The school system is proving that, there is no accountability, all they need to do is complain to the taxpayers, and the money flows in and surprisingly, the money winds up in the school administrations pockets instead of where it actually needs to go, big surprise.

Meanwhile the students and teachers are once again left holding an empty bag.

When someone works for the government, they are supposed to be a public servant. While I don’t advocate someone working for peanuts, they should not be getting rich off the taxpayers.

Our present school board consists of five members,  the president makes almost $200,000 dollars a year, with the other four making around $40,000. Being a school board member should be voluntary, or at least their salaries should be cut in half, with the president being reduced by at least $150,000. How many school supplies would this one reduction pay for?

I’m not even getting into how much the rest of the administration receives, plus the perks.

By creating this environment, not only are we driving up the costs to the taxpayers, but we are teaching our kids the wrong values.

Kids aren’t learning  to be independent and to make it on their own, the cornerstone of the American way of life. By receiving this presumed “free stuff” , they are being taught to depend on government and others for their daily needs, instead of learning to rely on themselves and finding ways to improvise to make life work, and then and only then to look to others for help through the rough times in life.

If kids learn coping skills, they are then better able to function in the real world, and not become unglued when faced with the first crisis of their adult life.This problem, as well as many others will never be solved by throwing more money at a bad idea. It isn’t a problem of not having enough money, the problem is the priorities are no longer what they should be. 

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.

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The life of the Australian Aborigine

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

 

Listen to Spirit, Spirit Knows Best

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

Written by Gary Wonning

Several years ago, after living in Sedona Arizona for several years, we realized it was time to move on to another location. Sedona is an area that is extremely beautiful and abounds in spiritual energy, one of the most sacred places on earth. 

However, many people come here to live and after a few years decide that they have adsorbed as much of the local energy as they can for a while and it is time to move on and apply what they have learned while living there.  

My wife and I had reached that point and decided it was time to go on to the next adventure. 

I wanted to stay in the southwest, I liked the desert and my wife wanted to move to Florida. I never really liked Florida, the only time I had ever been there was in the summer, and summer isn’t the idea time to be in Florida. 

We decided to look around the southwest, first in Phoenix which was entirely too hot, Las Vegas, which seemed like a town with only one type of entertainment, and finally San Diego.

The first trip to San Diego everything looked great, the weather was nice, I liked the mountains and it was close to the ocean.

It was at about this time I started getting messages from spirit that California would not be the best place  for us to move to , I continuously ignored the message, I really wanted to stay in the southwest and did not want to move to Florida. 

Finally, our house sold, or at least we thought it sold. 

We had an offer, but they wanted to take possession in less than three weeks, we hurriedly started making plans and packing, I gave notice to my employer that I was quitting in three weeks and would be moving. 

Then we made plans to fly to San Diego and look for a home . 

We were having a garage sale on Thursday and Friday and then flying to San Diego on Saturday.  

As the garage sale was closing down on Friday, and our packing was done, with just two plates and glasses, and knives and forks for us to use, we prepared to move. 

As I was closing the sale, our Realtor drove into the driveway with a horrible look on her face. The deal had fallen through. 

I was fit enough to be boiled down for glue.

Still, ignoring the promptings from spirit, I was more determined than ever to complete my mission. 

We flew to San Diego the next morning intent on finding our new home. 

Things didn’t go so well this time. Events were just not adding up. 

During lunch, on Mission Beach, someone gave us a bag of pot, right at our dining table, and I noticed that every time we boarded the trolley, people were smoking pot , not the environment I want to live in on a daily basis. 

The property values were over the top, and the places we found were extremely small.

We finally found a small apartment that we could afford in Carlsbad, several miles from San Diego. 

Arriving back in Sedona, life was extremely difficult for the next couple of months, having quit my job and all of our furniture was packed, we refused to unpack and settle back in to our life. 

We finally decided to move to Florida instead, and did so a couple of months later.  

It was a very trying experience and it took over a year to sell our house, we finally sold it on a land contract, which also turned out to be a disaster. 

This would all have been avoided if I had just listened to spirit. 

I still like the desert southwest, but our time had come and gone.

I’m doing my beast to now listen to what spirit tells me to do. 

And Florida is beautiful also, and it’s where I need to be.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

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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

 

Sedona and the American Indians

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The portals of Sedona, a land of mystery and intrigue

Written by Gary Wonning

The Native American Indians never lived in the Sedona area, even in the earliest of times. Sedona was believed a magical area, they only came to worship and come closer to their creator. They believed the spirits of their ancestors, as well as those of animals no longer seen in the third dimension, resided in the red rocks, thus it was believed to be a place of great spiritual significance, a sanctuary where one only visits but doesn’t live.

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.

photo of the Egyptian Sphinx at sunset

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

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

 

 

 

God Is the Conscious of the State

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Writtten by Gary Wonning

“The church must be reminded that it is … the conscience of the state …” and “It must be the guide and the critic of the state. … If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.

Martin Luther King Jr.

So it is, the state is a form of government controlled by mortal men, and women, who often have a distorted view of right and wrong.

All humans need a moral compass to guide them along the path of life. Without that, many often sink into thoughts, words, and actions unbecoming of a leader.

Our founding fathers realized this, and even though they were by no means perfect in all their thoughts, words, and actions, they were all guided by a moral compass that eventually guided them on the correct path.

This is why they emphasized time and time again the importance of a spiritual leader in our countries founding and continued success.

They emphasized many times, the part God played in our country, they often said we would not survive if we abandoned God.

During the American Revolution, General George Washington prayed daily, and it is obvious to the student of history how many times, as the General himself stated, “the Divine Intervention of God”, aided us in winning our independence.

A country cannot survive without a spiritual leader. In the United States, we have no designated spiritual leader,   that choice is left up to the individual citizen, but almost all have some reference to God in their daily living.

Someone they look to for guidance when the going gets tough, and give thanks when life is good.

In this country, you can say the Freddie the rock is your God, and no one should question that. Maybe he is, that rock is a part of creation.

There is a duality to life, good/evil, night/day, darkness/light, male/female, etc.

There is also a duality to a nation, the physical leader, and the spiritual leader, we need both.

Once God is Abolished, The Government Becomes God.

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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.

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.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

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

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

 

 

 

Fear leads Us To Socialism

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

Written by Gary Wonning

In the United States, our country was founded on the idea of personal freedom and a rugged individualism. Many brave souls have fought and died so that we might enjoy the many freedoms we have.

Unfortunately,  over the years, many of those freedoms have evaporated right before our eyes.

There are many reasons for this but the most obvious to those who are paying attention is our natural desire to be taken care of and have someone else become responsible for our lives.  It seems much easier than being responsible for our lives, this and an underlying fear that we don’t have the knowledge to survive on our own.

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This fear is often brought on by parents not teaching their kids survival and coping skills. When children are raised with someone providing every basic need, being protected from every conceivable danger,  with no fear of consequences if they fail or do something wrong, how do you think they are going to act when they grow up?

It is a natural response after a few generations of improving our lifestyle. People become lax and in a sense lazy, they seem to think that it is easier to let the government provide for their every want and need, by giving others responsibility for their health and welfare, the individual is freed up to enjoy more pleasurable pursuits, such as watching mindless TV, video games or enjoying their favorite beverage at the local pub.

Soon people lose all sense of responsibility and personal welfare, thinking government will have their personal interests in mind as they listen to and believe every politician promise to look after them and give them everything free they could possibly ever want or need.

The general populace soon forgets that politicians only have one thing in mind, the only thing they are really good at, getting reelected, and forgetting they will say or do anything they need to accomplish that end and continue to live on the gravy train they have provided for themselves.

Soon citizens have become slaves to the government, depending on it for their very livelihood.  They have lost all desire to be free and independent, and don’t even realize what has happened.

It happened so slowly, it was like putting a frog in a pan of warm water and slowly turning up the heat. The frog will soon die, not realizing that the temperature of the water was increased until the frog could no longer survive.

During this process, many have lost sight of the idea of being independent,  constantly being fed by twenty-four-hour news all the horrors of living, the constant commercials describing every disease one could possibly conceive, slowly people become fearful of everything that could possibly harm them, they soon lose faith  in their own abilities to ward off danger and disease.

As the fear increases, so does their dependence on government and the medical field to protect them from all the dangers of life.

Thye have forgotten every value, moral and ethical principle their country was founded on. The foundation of a once great nation is gone.

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They become totally paranoid, thinking they could die from something terrible at any minute, losing all sense of reason and common sense in the process, then it is just a short small step to becoming totally dependent on government and allowing socialism to totally take over civilization, they have become slaves to the very government that originally set them free.

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