(More “food-for-thought” from Toni Roberts)
like we used to say in the 60’s
when we were
“Black & Proud!”
KEEP THE FAITH!
KEEP THE FAITH!
I am beginning to see a Way...
Just the mere suggestion of a
The Way may be…
Keeps on keeping on
Even when finding
Between a rock and a hard place
Original Art…Make it! Buy it! Share it!
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.
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 Teachers…Aspects 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.