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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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Isis Breastfeeding Infant Horus…African-Egyptian Prototype of Christian Virgin Mary And Jesus…

Healing Altar & Photography by Toni Roberts

 

Lest we forget who came first

 

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Prayer to The Holy Mother Which Art in “Heaven…”

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African Prototype of the Virgin Mary with Child – Healing Altars by Toni Roberts – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

I have so many

human needs

my

    Goddess-Mother-Queen…

I cannot begin to know how to meet them with

human power

alone…

my sole possession

is

this

   faith…

this

   belief…

that there is

   indeed…

a

   YOU

that

   hears my cries

and cares about…

   such a

wretched soul

as I…

 

 I beseech

   YOU…

   Holy Mother of All There Is…

Open the Windows of Heaven and

Pour Down Upon

your

wretched daughter

the

   Promised Blessing

for

I

am

finally

ready

to

   serve

THY

   WILL…

and

 not

   mine…

 

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“…As Little Children…”

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“…As Little Children…” – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Am realizing the full impact of spiritual surrender

of becoming once more as a child…

   innocent

   forgiving

leaping off

yet another of

   life’s

   cliffs

 

trusting

that there is

indeed

SOMETHING

to catch me

before

I

smash

into

the

rocks

   below

 

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Today’s Lesson…

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Virgin Mary With Child; African Prototype – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

FREEDOM

is

not

LICENSE

 

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Today…

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Inner Stillness – Photo by Toni Roberts

I

sit

in the

STILLNESS..

with a

GRATEFUL

HEART

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How I’ve Maintained My Size 12 Figure For The Past 4 Decades…

Happiness – Healing Altar Series  – Photo by Toni Roberts

It’s all about my attitude towards food.

The only reason I eat is to maintain a healthy and useful body for as long as my Soul needs it’s “flesh suit” to navigate this third dimension.

And that will be for as long as SPIRIT needs the Soul to do ITS Work.

Food is neither my lover nor my emotional comfort in times of pain.

Nor is it a substitute for the understanding and acceptance of my life and self as they are. For understanding and acceptance…I go to SPIRIT…not food.

 

However…being the imperfect human that I am, there are times that I fall out-of-balance; become unglued and off-center. Those are the times I find myself living to eat instead of eating to live…I wake up one day realizing that the chocolate chip cookies and brownies to which I’ve been addicted for the past month or so…have taken the place of reaching out and giving…rather than seeking

I then wake up again and turn away from self-involvementself-interestsself-gratificationwhat I wantwhat I need

I turn once again to seeking how I may give…whom I can serveright now...right herewith who I am and what I currently possess

It is then that the hungry monster that demands appeasement with comfort foods and sweets disappears. And I continue eating to live…living to give

 

And that is how I’ve arrived at age 79, wearing the same size 12, that I did at age 40…and if I may add…a pretty fit and healthy 79 year old size 12…

 

Healing Altar Series by Toni Roberts: http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

Finding Answers…

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Healing Altar Series by Toni Roberts

I am discovering  that the answer to any of life’s dilemmas can be found on the opposite side of the question. And the only way to flip the shit is to ask the question; and then wait patiently for the answer to “come through” into physical reality and your own personal experiencefrom the inside out.

Remember, if you already knew the answer, you’d be experiencing it.

Accept that you don’t know what to do and that the answer does not lie within your human, individual, ego-consciousness. That there is a Consciousness beyond the ego that knows all there is to know: KNOWLEDGE ITSELF.

Test this. What do you have to lose? Ask within in the Inner SilenceThen put the problem or question out of mind  as you go about your daily business…

 

Healing Altar Series by Toni Roberts: http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Returning To Our Roots…

Night Prayers – Healing Altar Series – Photo by Toni Roberts

Bring

Healing Energy

Into your home and workspace with a framed photograph from:

Toni Roberts’ Healing Altar Series

 

Let SPRING 2018 be our time for CHANGE

A CHANGE in thinking

A CHANGE in being

Let’s bring HEALING into our world!

 

Morning Light – Healing Altar Series – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

Let us return to our Roots...

To the Roots of humankind

 

Take the links below to begin your journey

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http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

 

In addition to Toni Roberts’ Healing Altar Series, the above links take you to a varied selection of the artist-photographer’s original artwork and photography

 

 

 

Chillin’ With Bear & Turtle!

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Chillin’ With Bear & Turtle – Healing Altar Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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