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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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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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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…

 

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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…

 

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Chillin’ With Bear & Turtle!

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

 

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Night Prayers

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Night Prayers – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

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Creating Sacred Space In 2018…

Burning Candle & Flowers On Altar – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

One’s Sacred Space is

One’s shelter

One’s refuge

One’s fortress

 

It is the place to which one returns

Day after day…

At the same time each day…

 

It is the meeting place of

The Unseen Ones

The Inner Companions…

The Invisible Spirits that accompany one

On one’s journey through TimeSpace

 

The Altar is a Portal and the

Focal Point of one’s Sacred Space

One places upon the Altar three-dimensional objects that symbolize

Energetic Intelligences and Transmitters of Energetic Frequencies which

Stimulate and awaken aspects of humanity’s sleeping consciousness which are

Vital for the further evolution of humankind and preservation of planet earth

 

(More to come about the nature of personal Sacred Space and the compelling reasons during these difficult times for creating Sacred Space within one’s own home or office.)

(copyright: Toni Roberts; 1/01/1018)

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Night Payers For 2018…

Night Prayers – Photo by Toni Roberts

Let us usher in 2018 in prayerful meditation for peace on earth and the unification of humanity.

Designate a spot in your home and /or office as Sacred Space. Purchase an original framed photography from Toni Robert’s Healing Altar Series and let it be a reminder to to you to take time daily to simply sit and listen within.

All that is worthwhile in life comes from the inside…the Soul-side...out…simply sit and listen

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Wisdom From Bear Totem…

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Bear & Madonna – Photo by Toni Roberts

   MONEY…

is

LOVE

   SOLIDIFIED…

 

humanity’s

shameless, naked

greed

is merely an

outward manifestation

of

humankind’s 

DEEP-SEATED

HUNGER

for

   LOVE…

 

to

   LOVE…

and

be

   LOVED…

 

 

 

 

 

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