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The End Of An Epoch…

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Sacred Space – Photograph by Toni Roberts

You may be sure …

This Epoch of Evil is coming to an END

Despite any appearances to the contrary

However…it is just in these Times of Turmoil and Upheaval that you must…

Hold Fast...and be certain that you stand on the side of what is Right

Good

Just

and

Fair

 

Forewarned is forearmed

Toni Roberts

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Meditation On Human Purpose…

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Sacred Space – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

Ever wonder what your role is on this Soul-Bound-in Flesh Journey of Mystery…?

Your Purpose in being…?

 

One awakens one day asking…who am I…?

For what earthly purpose has my Soul chosen imprisonment in this “flesh suit…?”

Why have I been thrust into this world of combatturmoilconfusion…and chaos…?

Why do I find myself in this Herenow…?

What purpose can I possibly serve in the bedlam…?

In a world gone mad…?

 

It is then…simply by the asking…that the answer appears

And one knowsbeyond any doubt…that we who suddenly become conscious

Finding ourselves Earthbound in  “suits of flesh…”

Are here to awakensurrender…and serve

That Which Fuels All LIFE

 

And so…without a second thought…one offers up all of one’s being

BodyMindSoul…as Fuel…to keep the Fire of Life ItSelf Burning…

For all Eternity

Toni Roberts

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A Few Words To The Wise Among Us…

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Las Damas de los Cielos – Altar Arrangement and Photograph by Toni Roberts

People are not the SOURCE of what we NEED...

Our needs are met through people…by means of them…

People are the  transmitters…the vehicles by which the answers to our needs come to us…from an InvisibleInexhaustibleSUPPLYA non-discriminating SOURCE of ALL GOOD from which everyone may draw all  that s/he needs

Not necessarily wants

But needs

 

What is yourscomes to you…you do not have to chase it…or lust after it…

For it will seek you out…and find you…

Your job is to be stillto ask within…and then listen with patience for instructions

 

(Hope these words to the Wise are more than sufficient in your search to find personal meaning in the madness.)

Toni Roberts

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Listen…

Finding Answers – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

In

The…

SILENCE

For…

KNOWLEDGE….

Coded…

In

The

BREATH

 

Hidden…

In

The

HEARTBEAT

Toni Roberts

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TRANSFORMATION…

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

 

is an INSIDE job…

 

Ase and Goddess bless

Toni Roberts

 

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The Antidotes…to Stress…Fear…and Anxiety…

Isis with Horus – African Prototype-Virgin Mary With Child – Altar/Photograph by Toni Roberts

I…as you…am a mere mortal working diligently to maintain balance and equilibrium in a world gone berserk…the only thing preventing me from flying apart into a million confused pieces is Time spent with the Ancestors…hours communing with my Spirit Guides…and seeking Divine Counsel from my Family which art on the Other Side of Life

I have thus discovered the antidotes to STRESSFEAR…and ANXIETY…The three causes of all that ails us…throwing our bodiesminds…and souls out of kilter…and into states of diseaseimbalance…and despair

 

STRESSOne may replace all traces of STRESS…with PEACE

One may…indeed…achieve a “peace beyond understanding…”a lasting PEACE that remains with one throughout the day…by simply beginning each day in quiet prayerjournaling…and in Meditative Contemplation in one’s Sacred Space

This daily time of SILENCE…surrounded by Living Spirit then becomes one’s anchor in this life…one’s “church…”one’s “religion…”

One’s antidote to STRESS

 

FEAR…the “mind-killer…” cannot exist in the same space with LOVE and GRATITUDE

And so…one must remain mindful each moment of each day of what one is feeling…

Mindful…of the Energy that one is projecting out into the world with every thoughtword…and action

Are you responding to the world with LOVE…? Or with ridicule and judgment…?

Do you give when and where you see a need that you can fulfill…?

Are you living each day mindful of the healing power of LOVE…?

Are you immersing yourself in loving Energy whenever…wherever…and with whomever you can…?

One finds that FEAR all but disappears in the abundance of LOVE…pouring naturally…Un-summoned…from one’s heart into the world…

LOVE is then proven to be an inherentintrinsicinborn antidote to FEAR

 

ANXIETY…once you have accepted the Reality that you did not create yourself…it then follows that there must exist…in some Realm or OtherTHAT WHICH CAUSED YOU INTO BEING

Whatever It may be…

By Whatever Name called…

It then follows that this Creative Intelligence…that created you…knows why It has created you…

Therefore…

Your only job is to learn why you are here

The Purpose in your being human on planet Earth

It then becomes easy to relax into your life…whatever it may look like at any given moment…with the TRUST that your CREATOR will show you the reason for your BEING

You can then put one trustingfaithful foot before the other as you step carefully through the most troubling and fearful times

Knowing that THAT WHICH CAUSED YOU INTO BEING…also knows what It is doing with your life

Right hereRight nowStep by stepWalk in faithful knowing

Live your life with TRUST

The antidote to ANXIETY

 

Ase and Goddess bless us all.

 

Toni Roberts

 

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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…

 

Toni Roberts

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