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My Good News From The Ancestors!

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A Gathering of Spirit Power II – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

you’ve finally reached that point in life…

at which nothing else makes sensebut “letting go and lettingGod…'”

by Whatever Name

you’ve reached the “Pearly Gates” of Consciousness and there is nowhere else for you to go…and nothing more for you to do…but lay down your heavy burdens…and enter therein…to the Other Side of Reasonor “Heaven…” as It is also known…

you are at the end of a long journey

you are “born anew…”

transformed

while still encased in flesh

your Life Work…your Missionyour Raison d’etre…may now begin

and…my dear…if you do it rightthis time

you will never have to come this earth-way again

 

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Fear Not…

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Grandfather Strength – Mother Wisdom – Window Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

 

as your body flys through the air…

after a “Don Juan” leap of Faith

off the mountain of FEAR

 

you will land somewhere…

intact

and more Whole...

 

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Today’s Prayer…

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“Pondering” – Photograph by Toni Roberts

show me…please…

clearlyso there is no misunderstanding

gently and free of pain

exactly what IS my part…

and what is YOURS…

on this JOURNEY to WHOLENESS…?

 

“what is mine and what is thine…?”

 

thanking you in advance for the clarity of your response

Ase…

 

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OBEDIENCE…

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Grandfather and Marley – Photograph by Toni Roberts

is born of  TRUST

 

without TRUST

there can be no OBEDIENCE

for TRUST is the foundation and source out of which

OBEDIENCE  flows

naturally...organicallywithout human thought or effort

Toni Roberts

 

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Aries Full Moon…

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Wisdom from the Grandfather and My Man, Marley – Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

I come forth and from the plane of mind, I rule.”

 

Word for this full moon cycle:

Discernment

 

(Quotation from: Keynotes for the Disciple; Lucis Trust)

 

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Let Us Lay Our Collective Pain At The Altar Of Love…

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Altar of Love – Photograph by Toni Roberts

This Path I’ve chosen to walk is indeed, a “straight and narrow “one!

No longer can I stray onto the familiar side streets of anger and sarcasm: my old defenses…my old way of covering up hurt, disappointment, or emotional pain. All of those feelings that strong “Black” women (and women of any hue…truly…) have been conditioned to swallow. From childhood we become experts in covering up…in camouflaging our emotional pain. We swallow it until we are choking with a rage and anger that must be released lest we burst into a million pieces.

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I have learned to take ‘time out” when I feel that inner volcano getting ready to explode. I then explore what lies below the rage. Ultimately, I discover hurt feelings or suppressed emotional pain. I then give myself permission to be human and vulnerable without the shame of feeling weak.  I allow my heart to hold both pain and righteous anger. For each is both justified and valid. I then lay them both at the Altar of Mother WisdomLady Peace…and Sister Harmony.

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Ultimately, words of wisdomlovecompassionunderstandingforgiveness and kindness…begin to flow into consciousness; words that wash away any residue of pain or anger that might still lay hidden in the secret recesses of my heart.  Thus, instead of wounding words born of anger, my response becomes a healing balm to the heart of whoever wounded me. For underneath the attacker’s anger and harsh words or actions was her/his own hidden pain. For s/he too has been acculturated just as I; and has learned that it is safer to go into attack mode than to show the weakness of one’s human vulnerability.

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It’s time to break this vicious cycle. Let us be courageous enough to feel our painindividual and collective. Let us weep together. Let us acknowledge to ourselves and to each other our human fears and vulnerabilities. Let us stop and think before uttering those hurtful words or otherwise inflicting pain upon each other.

Let us lay our collective pain at the Altar of Love.

(copyright: 2019 – Toni Roberts)

 

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This Journey To Wholeness…

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Window Altar Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

is

a

day

by

day

by

day

by

day…

 step by step

giving over

of

one’s

Being

to

whispered

inner

messages

of

 unity

and

love

plus…

the

  UNCONDITIONAL

surrender

of

the

totality

of

one’s

   BEING

to

an

       InnerHigherDirective…  

 

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