America: The New Jerusalem


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Written by: Gary Wonning

I was quietly driving my last two clients to Tampa airport, anxious to get home to a warm dinner, when a call came in.

There was a family at the airport who had forgotten to make a reservation and needed a ride to Sarasota, would I pick them up? 

Of course, can’t say no to a request like that. 

I wasn’t planning on picking anyone up at the airport , so my car had no airport permits. Thus my plan of action was to quietly drive in under the radar, attract no attention, and quickly load up my passengers, their luggage and quickly exit the airport before the Homeland Security people saw me. Should work, no problem.

The plan was going exceedingly well, although the airport was extremely crowded, I spotted my family on the curb anxiously awaiting my arrival.  As I stopped near them , I opened the doors and they helped me put the luggage in the trunk and they began to get in the car.

One major problem, the trunk won’t latch!

As we begin to try to get the trunk to latch ,people are noticing our dilemma, a hundred people standing around and I’m sure the airport police are seeing every bit of this and are ready to pounce on me for being unlicensed.

Suddenly a tall man standing next to the car  asks if we want him to duct tape the trunk shut, like that is going to work.

Having nothing to lose, we said for him to give it a try. 

The stranger  had quite an accent, as he began to tape, my client, being an academic asked where he was from. 

His reply,”Denmark.” 

Now how many people fly from Copenhagen to Tampa with a roll of duct tape in their pocket? Isn’t there something in the NSA rules about that?

Miraculously the tape works!

My client asks him what we owe him, and he says ,”Nothing.” 

My client then says, “Thank You.”

The Danish man then states, “No problem, you yanks saved our butt twice by bailing us out of two world wars, Thank You! It’s the least I can do.”

WOW! Didn’t see that one coming. Quite humbling.

I have received this message several times over the past few years, the most memorable three : once in the outback of Australia over twenty years ago, on an Italian cruise ship two months ago, and then last Saturday night. There is a message here, there are no coincidences. Coincidences are only God trying to tell us something.

Like it or night , we are the world’s police force, it is our responsibility to try to bring peace and democracy to this crazy world. It’s part of who we are. It’s in our DNA. No one else can do it. Not to interfere, but guide and show the way. 

We are that New Jerusalem,  that shining city on the hill, untouched by human hands, eternal in the heavens. 

By the way, the duct tape held all the way home.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

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Our Changing World; How to Survive


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Like everyone else, I’ve been having a lot of doubts about the future of not only our country but the whole world as well.

Without question, the world situation has never been worse in recent history than it is today. One could argue that during the Cuban Missile Crisis  and even during World War 2 , we endured some pretty dramatic times.

The difference this time is that our destruction is coming from within. Not only do we have an outside enemy bent on destroying us. We also have people within our own country and government determined to destroy our way of life.

We are getting a double whammy and to top it off many people are oblivious to what is going on. Many people are still supporting those who would destroy us. They are still following ideologies from the past that no longer apply.

Many are so consumed in their daily lives, they don’t have a clue as about what is  transpiring around them.

We as a nation have fallen so far from our founding ideals, many can no longer recognize the country we are living in. Like the Israelite of old, America no longer follows the time worn teachings and values that made us great.

Thinking back I can remember a time in the 1950s , when I realized  that this period of time would be like this. Thirty years ago , someone told me about today’s world.

Even though I realized it, and was later told, it never  sank in until September 11,2001. I never realized there was evil in the world until that day. I knew there were people who did cruel things, but never  thought too much about evil.

Since then I have seen and experienced evil many times. It is a fact of life.

There are people  who have no conscience or sense of reasoning. Maybe it’s because of their environment, how someone raised them, or maybe they just came in with evil intentions. They are here and they don’t have our best intentions in mind.

Many of these thoughts have been running through my mind, almost daily. At times, it is hard to think of anything else.

The many posts on Facebook and other social sites have  led me to believe many others are having the same thoughts. Many are becoming  frustrated as they  watch their country and way of life trickle down the drain.

We are entering a new era, with many new ideas and thoughts coming into existence. This is a part of our evolution and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Many ideas and customs need to fall by the wayside, but we need to be careful what we discard.

We cannot throw the baby out with the bath water. We must maintain the basic building blocks of society.

The universal truths and values on which society depends, and which society will surely  crumble and fall if disregarded.

There is a battle going on between good and evil like has not been seen on planet earth in eons.  People have become so polarized, that it seems as if there isn’t anyway they will ever come together and live in unity again.

I’m not sure that will happen for a long time. The only thing we can do is take care of ourselves and those who believe as we  do .  We can’t save everyone, they need to save themselves. It is up to them to which star they hitch their wagon to.

All is not lost, we, if not all us will survive, we just need to get back on the right track, the path spirit intended for us. Although there are many valid paths and in fact all paths are valid for our spiritual growth, but, there is only one true path .

The rest are paths that lead us back to the true course we need to follow. The path that will lead America back to it’s destiny, being the “New Jerusalem” ,that Shining City on the Hill.

As I pondered all this, a dream came to me. I was riding in the front seat of a car driven by my dad, who has passed on. My brother and daughter was in the back seat. We passed by a large dairy farm. There were several hundred cows in the feedlot, their stomachs were full as were their udders. Next we drove past a corn field, the corn was tall with three or four ears on each stalk. The roots were deeply embedded into the soil.

It was revealed to me this symbolized we are living in a land of plenty, and will continue to do so.

Next I looked off the the west ,there was a large red,white, and blue house sitting on a hill glowing profusely and brightly. This symbolized western civilization and America, that shining city on a hill, surviving it all and being the better for it.

We will survive, if we stay on the path, and be the better for it.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.
Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

Giving and Receiving


 

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Our abilities to give and receive are at the core of our capacity to create and experience true prosperity.

We each receive certain gifts when we come into this life.  These gifts take the form of our special talents, interests, and attributes, as well as our universal human characteristics, such as our ability to love and care for one another.

When we do our best to live our truth and express ourselves as authentically as possible, sharing ourselves as we are genuinely moved to, we naturally give our gifts to others and to the world.

In return, we may receive acknowledgement, appreciation, validation, nurturing, love, and in certain circumstances, money or other material rewards.  Receiving in these ways allows us to replenish the life force we have “spent,” which in turn enables us to continue giving.

So receiving and giving are opposite energies that are inextricably linked together in the natural flow of life, like inhaling and exhaling.  If one aspect of that cycle doesn’t function, the entire cycle ceases to function and the life force cannot move freely.  If you can’t inhale, you will soon have nothing to exhale, and before long, your body will be unable to continue living.

This might seem fairly simple and obvious, yet we have enormous confusion in this area.  Many of us have difficulty with giving, receiving, or both.

In my observation, the more common problem is the inability to truly receive.  There are a number of reasons why receiving is difficult for so many of us.  Certainly, one factor is cultural conditioning.  Giving is generally viewed as honorable and praiseworthy.  Receiving, or taking, seems perilously close to selfishness, which has a lot of negative connotations for most of us.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

 

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Is it OK to Kill an Animal?


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The question is often asked , “Is it ok to hunt and kill an animal?”

Many think since animals have feelings it is not the right thing to do to kill one. They feel there is something inhuman about it.

Vegetarians base their whole belief on that one principle along with the belief that consuming meat,especially red meat is harmful to our bodies.

While there may be some truth to the idea that consuming red meat is harmful, we need to remember that each individual body is different.  What may be harmful to one is beneficial to another.

I, for one, need larger amounts of protein than some others may require. If I don’t consume protein on a somewhat daily basis, my body doesn’t function like it needs to . All that taken into consideration, consuming red meat three times a day would be overkill. No pun intended.

I grew  up on a farm in the Midwest, we always consumed red meat, and a lot of it. We never gave much thought to rather it was right or wrong, that never entered into the equation. I learned to hunt small game at an early age, and we always appreciated fresh rabbit at meal  time.

Many times the meat we were consuming were cattle that we had home grown and became friends with. The good Lord created cattle and they were created for eating and supplying milk, how else could it be?

It wasn’t until many years later that I even thought there may be something wrong with my logic. Vegetarianism had taken hold and often times people tried to make us to feel guilty for eating red meat,It didn’t make much sense to me . People were saying the meat was unhealthy and it was cruel to kill an animal.

Humans have been eating meat for thousands of years, my own family were big meat eaters, and most lived well into their nineties, how could meat be unhealthy? My family had no cancer or any of the other diseases experts said came from  eating meat. If meat was unhealthy, we would all be dead.

I had read in the bible that God gave dominion over all the earth and all the creatures therein. What, all these animals are roaming around and we aren’t supposed to eat them? Plants are living organisms also, why can we eat them, this just doesn’t make sense.

The American Indians, who are thought to be so spiritual, ate animals. Why would they eat meat if their creator thought they shouldn’t?.

They would hunt and kill animals every day, and use every part of the animal. They didn’t have guns, or even horses until the white man brought them here, it was hard for them to kill animals, in particular buffalo. Hence, they made sure to use every part of the animal, and not waste anything.

It is evident they had no qualms about eating meat, in fact their livelihood depended on it.

A wise sage once told me,”It is all right to hunt and kill, as long as the animal is not killed needlessly. Part of their mission on earth is to provide food and nourishment for us, but to needlessly hunt and not use the animal for a purpose is wrong.”

Animals, just like us are evolving constantly, becoming something than they were. Who are we to deny them their evolvement by not letting them fulfill their mission?

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated


George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue.

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