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Autumn Equinox: The Fall Harvest…

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Bear Totem On Window Sill – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the promise of

rebirth

after

winter’s death

contained

within

the

seeds

of

autumn’s

   bounty…

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An Observation…

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Altar: The Cauldron III – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

It’s both curious and unfortunate that it takes such grand scale disasters and heartrending tragedies  for us humans to reveal our HUMANITY. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Life Is Becoming…

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Altar To Oshun & Shango !! – Photo by Toni Roberts

a

laboratory

experiment

 

it

is

   apparent

even to one as

blind

as

   I…

that

nothing

is

here

for

   nothing

everything

is

for

  something

 

every

thought

event

person

telephone call

email

word

idea

   action…

   every-single-thing,,,

   IS-FOR-SOMETHING…

  therefore

I

now

     question

   explore…

and

   use…

     EVERYTHING

 

and

FEAR

   NOTHING

 

 

 

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Living By Grace…

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Altar to Shango & Oshun: Coniunctio – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I am beginning

to get a

taste

of

what it means

to

live

by

the

GRACE of GOD

 

 

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Roses And Candle On Altar…

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Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

I Am Taught By My “Companions…”

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The Grandfathers At The Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to place one

careful foot

before the other…

 

one step

at a time

 

 

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El Abuelo Con La Pareja y El Arte De Kathy Vega – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

resolute

and

steadfast

 

as I 

move

smoothly

through

the

dark

moments

of

this

journey

to

wholeness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What I Heard Today While Sitting…Breathing…Waiting…Listening…

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Stock photo: Waxing Gibbous Moon

 

the secret of health, wealth and longevity:

when

Life

brings an end to

a

job

a

relationship

a

dream

   etc...

   LET IT GO…

stop trying to resuscitate that which is

  DEAD

release the

PAST

   and move on

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Gemini Moon…

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Full Moon; Stock Photo

 

   Gemini Moon…

in the fullness of

Your Light

the hidden self

   is revealed…

and as the dark self wanes before

   Your Brilliance…

the

Goddess Self

   expands…

illuminating the world

with the

    Healing Light

of

   Your Love…

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Drumming Back To Freedom…

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Photo by Toni Roberts; Djembe

Ah

   the weather is finally warming…

soon it will be time to

return to the

   park…

to the

   drums…

drumming back to freedom

   under the heat of the city sun…

back to

   Africa…

back to

      freedom

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Yemaya–Photo by Toni Roberts

 

dancing to the call of the

orishas...

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Photo by Toni Roberts

in the wild abandon of

forgetfulness

we are back in the

   bush...

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Tools for Journeying…Photo by Toni Roberts

 

released from our

   rat-infested tenements

from the

drugs

crime

grinding poverty

and

devastation

that has not abated since first they

dragged us

bound

and

chained

across the waters

to this

new world

this new version of

hell

called

modern

western

      civilization

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Grandfathers and Drum; Photo by Toni Roberts

   and so…

in the noisy

crowded summer heat

of a Harlem park

we beat our drums

and dance our way

back home

to

Africa...

to the

   Motherland

to

   Freedom

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SURRENDER…Part Two…

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Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

 

   SURRENDER…

complete

absolute

   total…

the only intelligent thing to do

when caught

broken

weeping

and

powerless

between a rock and a hard place

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