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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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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…

 

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Sacred…Holy Sleep…

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Night Prayers – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

the time in which the INVISIBLE ONESweave our highest aspirations and efforts:

the very fabric of our future lives

into the cells of our human bodies

 

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Words Of Courage…

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Companions In-Spirit – Window Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

come drifting into consciousness as I sit here at my window altar…

turning the focus of my attention inward:

 

ARDOR...ZEALSTEADFASTNESS

now is not the time to be faint-of-heart

hold steadymy girlas you proceed along this Journey to Wholeness….

let LIFE carry youlet IT flow from withinout

relax

lean back into the WATERS of LIFE

float

trust LIFE to carry you wherever you need to go

 

breathereleasetrust your own INDWELLING WISDOM

 

know that you are a cherished part of a purpose beyond the scope of all human imaginings and suppositions…you are loved…you are neededjust as you are

 

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Nighttime Prayers…

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Nighttime Prayers – Altar/Photography by Toni Roberts

Guide

me…

Show

me…

Place

me…

Be

me…

Ase!

 

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Turtle Totem…

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Turtle Totem With The “Ladies” – Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

is teaching me how to live this life unscathed

how to take life easyslowlystep by careful step

and when in doubtuncertaintydanger…or confusion

how

to

retreat within

for the

wisdom, knowledge, understanding

and

courage

to

continue along

my

chosen

  PATH

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Lessons At The Feet Of The Goddess…

Goddess Spirit – Artwork & Photography by Toni Roberts

Lesson Two:

It takes

all kinds

to make this world…

In fact…

we are all but reflections

of

one another

at one stage or another of

human spiritual development

and

evolution

so…

before you curse your sister/brother for

who they are…

or are not…

remember

there

YOU

go

or

went

or

  shall go

 

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I Am…

In Contemplation of the Goddess – Artwork & Photography by Toni Roberts

 

a finely-tuned instrument

of

LA DIOSA CRISTA

adentro

 

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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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Today…

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The Cauldron – Healing Altars – Photo by Toni Roberts

I

am

REFINEDPURIFIED

BURNED

in

the

FIRES

of

the

   CAULDRON

 

   RE-WROUGHT

into

a

more

   FITTING

   INSTRUMENT

of

LA

   DIOSA

 

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