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FAITH:

Stormy Weather – Photograph by Toni Roberts

having

the

courage

to

fall

backwards

into

the

   Ocean-of-LIFE…

and

allow

the

WAVES

   to

carry

   you…

 

(More “food-for-thought” from Toni Roberts)

 

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Faith…

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Shifting Clouds – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

is my

only

GUIDE

through the

DARK TUNNELS

of

LIFE

 

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There’s Hope, America!

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Double Rainbow Over the Hutchinson River & Long Island Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

like we used to say in the 60’s

when we were

Black & Proud!”

KEEP THE FAITH!

baby!

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

 

 

Since I Now Know…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that the

answer

is contained

within the

   question…

   I simply

ask…

   lean back…

   relax…

and say

YES

to the

      LETTING GO ENERGY…

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SURRENDER…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

IS

A

BITCH!

A Path Is Opening…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

   I am beginning to see a Way...

  Just the mere suggestion of a

   Path…

  And so

With faith

Great hope

And a

Joyful heart

I

   Follow...

‘Though faint

   The Way may be…

Oh, Sweet Mystery Of Life…

Central Park, NYC; photo by Toni Roberts

Central Park, NYC; photo by Toni Roberts

 

Life

Keeps on keeping on

Even when finding

Itself

Between a rock and a hard place

The Secret:

Trust

Faith

Non-resistance

Letting go

Allowing

Permitting

   Sweet Surrender…

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A Day Of Peace…

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river at sunset

beyond understanding…

After The Rain…Light…Understanding…

after the rain...

after the rain…

 

Instead of drumming this Saturday, I spent quiet time at my window altar–with the river.

Rising above the chatter of my “monkey brain,” I sat in the peaceful silence of my rain-washed world–listening within:

This drumming, my dear–just like the words that you write–comes through you. You, the ego-personality, are not the owner of your creative productions. The words, and sounds come through you from a Source that also determines the why, what, when, where and how of it all.

Do not attempt to order your gifts; trying to determine whence they come and go.

Life is not yours to order. It is yours to remain open, receptive and in service to That Which lies behind, beneath, above and at each side of all form. 

You are learning to understand–and more importantly–to accept and live a reality which is the only authentic Reality there is.

It is a process of opening the heart in trust and releasing the pain you did not know was there.

It is truly living from the inside out: letting your 3-D world unfold in, as and through you; bypassing the ego.

It is not the human way  of being. 

It is a process of “un-conditioning” the mind.

Have patience with yourself.

I am with you.

We are with you.

“Altared” States Five…

“altared” states…

As I sit here daily

“altared” at my altar

I am discovering that there is, indeed, Something here in my heart

that responds to me intelligently and oh, so lovingly

as I push valiantly along this path of no signs.

I have  HELPERS  as real as you and I…

whose words of wisdom and truth

keep me faith-filled and grounded:

God is in charge.

The only sane choice ever…in all matters…is to wait for God to act first.

Keep your focus off of that which you desire.

Turn your attention ever-inward to the Christ Indwelling…

to that “Place” within from which True Life and all Being unfolds.

Remember–you are only a vessel…an instrument…

the vehicle and not the driver…the clay and not the sculptor.

 In this endlessly unfolding human drama…

you are neither playwright nor director…

you are merely an actor…and a bit part player, at that. 

 When you can be perfectly at peace with these Truths of your being…

when you are able to “chop wood and haul water” with joy and gratitude

for being so privileged as to be so used by the Creator

then and only then will you experience peace beyond understanding and

yeah, that kind of rich” abundance.

Remove your attention from the world of form and

keep it glued to the Power which underlies

all that you see.

I  thank you, my Inner TeachersAspects of my Greater Self.

I pledge to You the same faithfulness and constancy that you show me

day by day, step by step as I move prayerfully and cautiously through this  life.

And although I cannot see, touch or hear you with my physical senses

I know that You are indeed, with me always

in all ways.

I know beyond a shadow of doubt

that as I continue seeking the “kingdom” within…

all else shall be added unto me.

Ashe.

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