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On Overcoming Dis-Ease…

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All Boxed-In! – Photographed Washington Square Park, NYC by Toni Roberts

The question I ask my ailments is: What have you come to teach me?

The last time I initiated such a conversation was a few weeks ago when I noticed stiffness, pain and discomfort in my right knee.

Upon being questioned the knee answered:

“Get off your ass and go back to walking a mile a day! And puleeze, try to be more flexible and adaptable with people—and in your acceptance of life in general. You do realize, don’t you, that the world is not made in the image of Toni Roberts!?”

And so…In addition to changing my attitude…I got up off my lazy butt; bundled up against the bitter cold, New York City-wind-chill temperatures in the low 20s; and ventured outdoors. Well…perhaps I haven’t been doing the whole mile each day but I have been doing at least ¼ of a mile before heading to the Stop & Shop for my reward…

And as you would know it, one day recently, while walking against the push of the icy winds, I noticed that the right knee had stopped hurting…

I’ve been using this process of questioning physical and emotional pain or discomfort for a whole lot of years. It has not kept me free from all human ailments. That’s not the point. What I have discovered is that pain…diseases…even cancer…any and all discomforts and imbalances of  mind-body-soul…are the direct result of a disconnect  on our part, with the Energetic Frequency which underlies and maintains the balanced, harmonious, homeostatic equilibrium of the mind-body-spirit collective that we humans call “my body.” In Truth, it is neither “my” body nor “my” life. These “bodies” are manifestations of a Creative Energetic Intelligence that has Its own Mysterious Purpose. (Yeah…I know your Pastor has all the answers!) We humans are Its tools for the accomplishment of that Unknown Purpose. And surprise, surprise! We are not here to serve ourselves but as servants to that which has caused us into being.

When I am consciously in alignment with this Great Mystery of Life I am ageless being and whenever I fall out of alignment through errors of thought, belief or action; my imbalance manifests as dis-harmony and dis-ease of the body, mind or soul.

And when I am in-alignment how glorious and wondrous this existence becomes…and surprisingly without any conscious effort on my part…

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

 

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As I Rapidly Approach Age 80…

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Fall Altar – Healing Altars by Toni Roberts – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

I watch from the sidelines…

As my contemporaries begin to drop…

One by one…

From the sheer exhaustion of life…

We have reached that stage…

Human culture calls:

Old Age…”

 

As a participating observer in my own life…

I see clearly that these sunset years are merely a Time-In-Life

In which we humans are presented with the choice TO DO or TO DIE

 

The “DOING” requires a complete and total surrender

An At-One-Ment

With the Great Mystery from which all Existence flows

 

The “DYING” is the consequence of not “DOING…”

It is a slow…and usually painful process

In which the Soul withdraws from the human body

Its temporary home

To return to the SOURCE OF ALL THERE IS

EVER WAS… and EVER SHALL BE

 

I…of course…have chosen to DO…and look forward to whatever the “GODS” have in store for me in this re-birth…in this 8th chapter of the life of Toni Robertsfemale…human…resident of a wild and crazy place called planet earth!

 

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On Old Age…Disease and Dying…

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Skyline at Sunset – Photograph by Toni Roberts

the essence of

Being

is

ENERGY

when one does not use ENERGY constructively…

living one’s purpose

a

purpose

higher

than the

wantsneeds...fears

of

the

Ego

this

ENERGY

this consciousintelligentpurposeful

ENERGY

this

FIRE…

that gives life to inert matter called flesh

begins its slow and oftentimes painful and years-long-withdrawal from the body

organ by organsymptom by symptomdisease by disease

robbing

the

flesh

of

the

fire

that

ignites

it…

until there is nothing left but a

useless

empty shell

to be

returned

to

the

Earth

to

the

Mother

from

which

it

was

born

 

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Some Thoughts On Old Age…Disease…And Dying…

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Moon Shine – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

The other day, during a telephone conversation (Yes, some of us still have telephone conversations…via landlines, no less.) an old friend of mine asked: “So what are you up to these days?” She had just finished describing her days of managing an “illness”—which she fully owned years ago—along with all the other obstacles and mundane matters of living in this world.

After listening to my list of daily activities, i.e., my daily spiritual practice; blogging, crafting one-of-a-kind necklaces; my attempts at creating a website—where I can sell these necklaces—plus my photography projects; and on and on and on. Poor thing I wanted to say to her, “No, my love. Keeping busy is what you do. I, on the other hand, am continuing to engage LIFE thus holding this body mind-soul back from that inevitable process of breaking down and withering away into dust…that process we call disease and dying…and which we anticipate happening to us when we reach what we humans call “old age.”  (And that varies with one’s mindset and lifestyle!)

But, of course, good breeding prevented me from saying any of that. Plus, I knew that I always had my Blog: https://toniroberts.wordpress.com and this Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters in which to vent!

Thank you, for bearing with me. But please, think about it. How is it that some of us can move joyfully, healthily and actively into our seventies and eighties…while most others of us begin the disease and dying process, right-on-time, as if programmed to do so?

Comments are welcome!

Ah…and one more thing…before you start talking about DNA and genes…do a bit of research into the latest findings in the field of Epigenetics.

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