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The Time Has Come…

In Contemplation of GoddessHood – Collage/Drawing/Staging/Photograph by Toni Roberts

For us to lay our ourSelves down at the Altar

The Inner Altar of the IndwellingGod/dess…”

 For WE are the Required Sacrifice

 Our human Ego…Our Self-Centered DesiresGoalsAmbitionsGreedFear

Our Lust for Fame and PowerOur callous Disregard for the Welfare of “Others…”

 The Time has come for each of us to surrender all that we are and ever hope to be…a Total Surrender to That Which Creates and Sustains All There IsEver Was…and Ever Shall Be

 Let us all begin nowbit by bitstep by stepmoment by momentday by dayhour by hourminute by minutethought by thoughtword by wordaction by action

 100 %

 24/7

 Until

 We

 Are

 All

IN…”

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If…In These Dangerous And Troubled Times…

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Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

We humans remain fully in the Flow of Life ItSelf

CalmStable…and Obedient to Divine

And not human

Will

 

All will then be exactly as is needed…

For the continuance of the Creation

According to Divine

And not human

Plan

 

For despite all belief and behavior to the contrary…

Humanity is one with and subject to

That Which Caused All There Is Into Being

By whatever name It is called…

 The key to our salvation is to…know this…trust this…

And “Fear Not…”

 Toni Roberts

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Food For Thought…

Morning Light – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

A REACTION is emotional...

It is usually fear or anger-based…

It is spontaneous...lower brain...primitive

 

Whereas…

A RESPONSE is intelligent…balanced…unemotional…

And usually well thought-out

 

For the most part…HUMANITY appears to be REACTING to COVID 19

Instead of RESPONDING to it….

 

In which camp do you fall?

Toni Roberts

 

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We Are The Miracle For Which We Pray…

A Gathering Of Spirit Power – Collage/Staging/Photography by Toni Roberts

Those of us who are waiting for some human-created, mythical, man-god to perform a miracle…leading us out of the hell we have established upon this planet…have been grossly misled…for this “God…” whatever “It” is…acts inas…and through us…and not for us…at our request…For we are the “actors…” and “God…” the Actor

In other words…“there ain’t gon’ be no miracle” unless and until we get up off our knees and letGod” use our bodiesminds and souls…for “It’sDivine Purpose…to achieve “God’sAIMS…and not ours…for we are here to do “God’sWork…and not vice versa

If enough of us let go of that mysticalmagical thinking upon which we were suckled…we might reverse the direction in which humanity is now heading with maniacal speed…Perhaps the time has come for us to SIT DOWNSHUT UPTURN OFF ALL OUTSIDE GADGETS  and STIMULI…all that fear-mongering gibberish that keeps us glued to the cell phone and TV…and instead…turn quietly within…to the Silence of our Hearts…Asking: What can I do? How may I help? What…my “God…” would “You” have me do with this life that belongs to “You…?”

For we are flesh…the body… created by this Great Mystery some call “God…” to follow…and not to direct

Maybe…just maybe…if…in the midst of our human hubris…we stop and assume the proper position as regards “God” and man…we may be able to turn events away from the dangerous course upon which we find ourselves…before we have achieved total and complete self-annihilation

One thing…for sure…This Great Mystery…this UnnamableIntelligentOmnipresentOmnipotentOmniscientEnergy underlying  all Beingcannot…and will not be destroyed

And once we humans destroy ourselves…as we seem intent upon doing…

It” will simply create a new…and hopefully…more intelligent creature than we humans proved to be…

 

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Be Still…

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Altar Arrangement/Photography by Toni Roberts

And know…

 

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I Have Finally Surrendered…

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Altar To My Ladies – Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

The futility of trying to teach my language to those just learning to speak 

I will instead wait in patience for the day that my ears ring with familiar words

 Uttered by strangers

 Then…I shall know that I have reached the “Promised Land…”

 Where dwelleth my Soul Kin

 My Family…which art on Earth

 Ase.

Toni Roberts

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My Path…

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Night Prayers – Altar Arrangement and Photography by Toni Roberts

unfolds before me as I place one foot before the other

Thank You For This Glorious Day Of Life…

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Giving Gratitude…In My Sacred Space – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Thank YOU for this moment in TIME

Thank YOU for yesterday

And for all of my yesterdays

 

Thank YOU for tomorrow

And for all the tomorrows to come

 

Thank YOUWHOEVERWHATEVER…?

Thank YOU

For this glorious day of LIFE

My Good News From The Ancestors!

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A Gathering of Spirit Power II – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

you’ve finally reached that point in life…

at which nothing else makes sensebut “letting go and lettingGod…'”

by Whatever Name

you’ve reached the “Pearly Gates” of Consciousness and there is nowhere else for you to go…and nothing more for you to do…but lay down your heavy burdens…and enter therein…to the Other Side of Reasonor “Heaven…” as It is also known…

you are at the end of a long journey

you are “born anew…”

transformed

while still encased in flesh

your Life Work…your Missionyour Raison d’etre…may now begin

and…my dear…if you do it rightthis time

you will never have to come this earth-way again

 

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The Real WORK…

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Night Altar – Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

is on the Self

once you get that in order

all else falls into place

Toni Roberts

 

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