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Power…

A Gathering of Spirit Power – Artwork/Photography by Toni Roberts

AUTHENTIC POWER

Is not power over anything or anyone….

IT is an Essential Creative Force moving inthrough…and as humanity…

working ITS will…within us…changing our world for the better

in mysterioushidden ways…

Is the TIME not Now that we humans put aside our bloated…misguided Egos and allow AUTHENTIC POWER to manifest inthrough…and as all that we think…say…do…and areaccording to ORIGINAL DESIGN…?

 

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A Life of Conscious Being…

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“Wisdom” – Collage/Photograph by Toni Roberts

that’s the goal

the “name of the game…”

the one and only aim

plan

strategy

and

purpose

in all of this drama called:

being human on planet earth

 

all else is meaningless and will get you nothing but DEAD…

and back on the crazy wheel-of-life

again and again and again…

until…

you…

are…

WOKE

 

(Some hard-earned Wisdom from this Tribal Elder…still trudging along on her personal  Journey to Wholeness.)

 

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Today…I Let Every Aspect of My Life…

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Burning Candle On Altar – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

flow

from

the

INSIDE

OUT

 

   without my supervision

 

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Everyone Is Placed Exactly Where Needed…

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“Foundations” – Collage & Photograph by Toni Roberts

in this human drama on planet earth

just as instruments in an orchestra

each

playing

the

exact

right

   note

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I Am…

In Contemplation of the Goddess – Artwork & Photography by Toni Roberts

 

a finely-tuned instrument

of

LA DIOSA CRISTA

adentro

 

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At Yet Another Crossroad…

Woman At Crossroads – Artwork & Photography by Toni Roberts

Once again

I find myself

at that familiar

CROSSROAD

which path to choose?

do I follow the

Uncharted Path

of my

Soul?

now suddenly silent…

or…

do I take that

well-trodden road

and

follow the lure of the

Western “God-of-Money?”

such a familiar…well-worn path…

one I know so well…

one that inevitably circles back on itself…

leading me once again to this place of

emptiness

this place of

nothing that truly matters

 

   methinks I shall choose differently this time…

and take the

True Path

   tho’ I see nothing but darkness ahead…

   I shall take the “Carlos Castaneda Challenge…”

   and trusting in what I cannot see

   jump off the cliff into the void

 

YES

I shall follow the

   Path of Holiness

of

   Wholeness

the

Path

of

the

   Unknown

the

Path

of

the

   Heart

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Today’s Prayer…

 

In Contemplation of Goddess-Hood – Artwork and Photography by Toni Roberts

MOST HOLY DIVINE MOTHER

of

ALL LIFE

may

YOU

be the

THOUGHTS

of this

MIND

the

WORDS

of these

LIPS

the

ACTIONS

of this

BODY

let

  THY WILL

and not

MINE

be done

inas...through

ALL

that

I

  AM

 

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Today…At My Altar…

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Today At My Altar… – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

under the sacred guidance of the Ancestors

whose spirits yet live within the heart of this woman…

I reconnected with…rededicated my soul to…

the Divine Mystery of Creation

todayat my altar

I re-pledged my life to

the

Great Renovation

now underway…

right hereright now

in this “melting pot” of humanity…

amidst the turmoildarkness…and confusion

the “Gods” are “cooking up

   a new people

   a new

   “race…”

 

bringers

of

a

   new dawn

a

   kinder

more

loving

way

of

being

   human

Ase!

 

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Altars and Meditation…

Night Altar – Altar Arrangement and Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

Some view my altars and ask…

is she pagan?…

does she worship idols?…

My altars simply serve as a focal point during

MEDITATION

The candle flame draws me in…

It becomes a focal point…

My attention becomes single-focused

A requisite for deep

MEDITATION

The statues and other objects lend their unique and special energies

For everythinghuman or otherwise

is

   ENERGY…

ENERGY

is all there is…

One’s visual attention…drawn by the candle flame

remains focused on the altar…

while all of one’s conscious attention is focused on following one’s breath

simply breathe

in…and out…in…and out…in and out…

one follows one’s breath as one’s thoughts

become travellers along the pathway of the mind…

drawing no more attention than passing traffic on a highway…

simply breathe

 

in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in and out…in…and out…in…and out…

one’s only job is to breathe

as one surrenders the ignorance of the human ego

to the

WISDOM

of the

INDWELLING DIVINE

simply breathe

in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…

 

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Alone…We Are Not Enough…

 

Consejo del Otro Lado – Window Altar Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

to win these battles of the flesh…

 

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