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Sh*t Happens…

The Third Eye – Pencil Drawing/Photography – Toni Roberts

Things change…

Life shifts…

Sh*t happens…

 

CHANGE

Is the nature of this BEING HUMAN

On PLANET EARTH...

Toni Roberts

 

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Getting Through Life’s Dark Moments Unscathed…

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Melancholy – Photograph by Toni Roberts

No more reaching…no more preaching…no more stretching beyond Self

Beyond wherever I find myself at any given moment in TIME

Instead…I waitstill…patient…knowing that we exist in an ever-changing Now

Knowing that there is no need to waste precious Energy in futile attempts to change whatever the current Reality…by means of the human will

Thus it is that I walk this daily path guided by neither desire nor fear

Nor by the egoistic hubris of believing that I have knowledge of what should be

Instead…I humbly partake of whatever distasteful dish that Life presents to me…

Knowing that I have helped prepare it in some hidden kitchen…of my subconscious mind

And so…with one prayerful…careful step after the other…I continue on…at peace…in the darkness of this Great Unknown…with only the Light of my Faith as guide…

Toni Roberts

 

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The Healing Potential Of ADVERSITY…

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According to my observations of the Rhythm of Life over the past forty-odd years of my paying any real attention to the rhythm and flow of my own life

I have observed that Life is an Upwardly Spiraling Ascension… (See visual above.)

If one follows the spiral on its journey upward…one sees that the spiral takes a downward dip (01) (02) (03) just before it continues its upward journey

And so…before each ascension…the spiral descends downward…Thus it is in this human Journey to Wholeness of Being…regularly…like clockwork…we meet Adversity time after time…as we spiral upward

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Although these inevitable sojourns into hardshipillnessfinancial struggle and the myriad other devastating events of our lives may feel like Death ItSelf…as if there is no hope…that we are cursed and doomed…these dips in the Spiral are as natural and inevitable as up and downlight and darksummer and wintersun and moon

If we do not lose hope as we stumble through the dark periods of our lives…we shall find…time after time…that we emerge from the darkness strongerwiser…and more powerfully able to ride the inevitable adversities of human existence...victoriously…as we continue on this upwardly spiraling journey  to the “Heavenly Realms” of Consciousness and Existence

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Between A Rock And A Hard Place – Photographed by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

And so…fear not when once again you find yourself “between a rock and a hard place…”

Do not give in to fearful…negative thoughts…hang on for dear life to that one scrap of deeply buried Hope…use all of your Emotional Energy to renew every bit of forgotten Faith…hang on to the Knowledge that you are not a “human having a spiritual experience…”

But Spirit ItSelf…expressing inas…and through your humanity…

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Rememberthe Spiral periodically dips downward in its Journey of Ascension

As will your human experience in this man-created world

 

Toni Roberts

It Is Only When One Begins…

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Visitors In The Skies – Photograph by Toni Roberts

to catch a vision beyond one’s own creature needspreferencesambitions...desires…and goals

in other words…

when one’s concerns extend beyond mememe

and one’s attention turns within…to seek something highersomething more meaningfulthan…Self

that one is finally ready to take…those first first baby steps toward Self-Knowledge

towards WHOLENESS of BEING

 

for the Ego cannot gain entry to the Higher Realms

into the Sacred Knowledge of the whowhat…and why…of human existence on planet earth

so...

lift up your visionseek higher than this human realm for understanding...

lift up your vision into the Higher Realms of Consciousnessreach higher…and even higher

for the truth that lies beyond the limits of earthly concerns…

reach higher…

and 

still

higher

Ase.

 

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Wounded People…

“Third Eye” – Colored Pencil Drawing/Photograph by Toni Roberts

raising wounded people…

giving us generation

after generation

of wounded people…

each wondering why s/he is so misused by

Life

the world

other people

treated as if we were not people

but objects for target practice

disrespect

and

abominable

acts

of

inhumanity

 

my

People

it is long past TIME for a Healing

Healing

of

Self

from the individual to the collectiveHealing from the generational wounds that date to the Kidnapping from the MotherLand to the Middle Passage to an Enslavement in a “new world…” the savage cruelty of which humanity had never before known…

 

it is Time for a Healing from wounds we do not know we have…

but from which we suffer still…

unknowingly

but

no

less

tragically

 

come

my

People

let

us

turn

Inward

where the Ancestors wait to guide us…one by one by one…through a Process of Self-Healing…to Wholeness of Being…to Knowledge of Who and What we are…and our Rightful Place on Planet Earth

 

come

my

People

let us change the projection of our Destiny

Toni Roberts

 

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It Is Time For Humanity To Replace…

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FEAR with TRUST...

Trust in that which we cannot see…taste…touch…hear…or smell…

but Whose Presence is felt with every heartbeat...every breath

it is time to TRUST… 

Life’s Purpose…

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Body of Light – Stock Photo

goal…

end game…

Toni Roberts

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Sitting Out The Storm…

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Sitting Out The Storm – Photograph by Toni Roberts

sometimes…

there is nothing more that you can do…

but

sit out the storm

 

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The Real Sin…America…

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The Divine Feminine – Altar/Photograph by Toni Roberts

is to allow so much to remain in the hands of so few…

while so many suffer...

Toni Roberts

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The Power Of Focused Attention:

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Night Prayers – Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

Is there something in your lifemindbody…that you no longer wish to experience?

Try withdrawing your attention from it each time that you find yourself thinking about it.

Instead of dwelling mentally and imaginatively on what you don’t wantswitch your thoughts and inner attention to something about yourself or your life…that makes you feel good.

Do this a “zillion” times a day if you must.

Be patient.

And one day you will suddenly realize:

  • the worrisome condition, circumstances, or person(s) have disappeared
  • you were so involved in newjoyfullife-giving thoughts that you can’t even remember when the troublesome condition…situation…or person…simply vanished

 

You can change your entire life and conditions of the body by simply changing the focus of your attention from what you do not wish to experience…to that which you do.

I’ve been practicing this for at least forty years now…

and although my life has never been trouble-free

I’m still standing

without a walker…or joint replacements

still youthfulvibrantvigorous

and useful

and squeezing every joyful drop of juice I can…

from this mysterious and mystical experience called human life on planet earth

 

(a bit more hard-earned wisdom from this very joyful Elder for you to take

or leave…)

 

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