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Roses And Candle On Altar…

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Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

FREEDOM:

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Window Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

     no longer seeking from the

world

what only

God

   can give…

Reacting VS Responding…

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Yemaya At Work – Photo by Toni Roberts

Today

   For the first time…

      I saw the choice so clearly:

I can continue

Reacting to negative people…events and circumstances

From my place of

   OLD…UNHEALED…EMOTIONAL WOUNDS…

In that so

   HUMAN WAY…

   or…

I can rise above the residue of pain from events long past

And

CHOOSE

 to lift up my

   CONSCIOUSNESS…

ALLOWING

An

   EVER-PRESENT…

   APPROPRIATE…

And

HEALING RESPONSE

To

Unfold

Naturally

   On ITS own…

    In

   As

And

      Through…

 My every

   Thought…

   Word…

   Action

I Seek Within…

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Winter On My Block – Photo by Toni Roberts

and find

both the

courage

and the

trust

to take

one

more

step

   forward…

into

the

   unknown

As I Sat In The Silence Today…

      as I sat listening within…

contemplating the new life that is about to enter the family…

so soon after the suicide of my beloved grandson…

   I heard these words:

“it is

BLOOD

and not the

CHURCH

or

STATE

that determines and defines what is

FAMILY

and the

“RIGHTNESS”

or

APPROPRIATENESS

   of relationships between and among humans…”

such is the strangeness that drifts into consciousness

when one’s mind sits idle and open…

such a re-making of one’s worldview

such a re-seeing of reality

and

re-ordering

of one’s

cultural indoctrinations

such strangeness

born of a mind and heart not engaged in the mindless madness of the world

such an exquisite awareness of what is

REAL

and what is

   NOT

Hope Springs Eternal

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; 7/9/16 Steps of New Dawn Foundation

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; Perspective shot; Steps of New Dawn Foundation; 7/9/16

Whenever I feel down, defeated, overcome and depressed, all I have to do is look at these photos! Two friends and I attended a “sweat” this past Saturday at the New Dawn Foundation in New Rochelle, NY; and as we mounted the entrance steps what greeted us but a message from Mother Nature about never giving up…about how the seemingly impossible can and does occur. Not only did this brave little warrior of a plant coming up from a crack in the wall not give up its quest to reach the light from its home deep in the darkness below concrete steps, it had the bodacious audacity to blossom in its victory! I was caught without my camera but my friend, Patricia Bolivar, came to the rescue with her smart phone! Does this photo not lift your heart?

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

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

This Is What Is Most Difficult…

IT IS THE

SITTING…BREATHING…WAITING…LISTENING…

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Charcoal Drawing/Photo by Toni Roberts

 

while impatience and guilt about the

dirty kitchen floor

dirty laundry piling up

and

   this prolonged absence from…

   and longing to return to…

   the kick-ass world of making shit happen…

PLAGUE

   me…

stealing my attention from the

SILENCE

 

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Charcoal Drawing/Photo by Toni Roberts

 

in which

HER VOICE

can be heard

and the

LESSONS

of

the

DAY

   BEGUN...

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Slowly Easing Out…

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Reflections Of Light On The “Hutch”; photo by Toni Roberts

 

of the box

into which I squeezed myself

more years ago

   than I care to remember

   bit by bit…

   day by day…

      slowly climbing out of the confines of the past…

leaving the old stories behind

   as I create new ones...

it is not a

violent revolution

but a quiet

slowly moving

   evolution…

as I follow that which I cannot

see

along a path I do not

   know…

 

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

Sometimes A Picture…

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1.000 Words; drawing/photo by Toni Roberts

 

   is worth 1,000 words…

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