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Yesterday…While Waiting For Buses at Various Bronx Bus Stops…

I decide to search for beauty around me instead of bitching and moaning about the terrible MTA service in the Boogie-Down Bronx; and lo and behold I end up capturing unexpected beauty existing in the midst of the chaos, confusion and heaviness of my surroundings.

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Photo by Toni Roberts

Who would believe that one could find such perfection at the corner of Waters Place and Eastchester Road!? This perfectly manicured lawn totally diverts my attention from the insufferable heat and humidity. Perfect beauty.

 

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Looking Up Through the Trees – Photo by Toni Roberts

There is no shade at the next bus stop so I venture into the tiny wooded area behind it and look up at the pattern of trees against sky…so intricately woven by the Hands of Mother Nature.

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Looking Through The Interwoven Branches Of Sister Trees – Photo by Toni Roberts

Fascinating how the branches of these two trees reach out to intertwine with one another: Sisters bound in love.

 

 

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Light Descending – Photo by Toni Roberts

Much later on; weary, hungry and very much out-of-sorts, I find myself at yet another bus stop with an unbelieveable forty minute wait for that final bus home. The magnificence of the sunset, however, soothes my jangled nerves and eases my body’s aches and pains.

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Fire In The Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts

Is there anything more spectacular than the show Mother Nature puts on each evening?

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Going Out In Blazing Glory – Photo by Toni Roberts

All I could say to this was WOW! What a show!  Keeping me awed, entertained and not homicidal

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The Awakening – Photo by Toni Roberts

Who could experience anything other than peace upon beholding this sky?

The splendor of Nature washes away all impatience and bad temper…

 

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May Peace Be Unto Us – Photo by Toni Roberts

And I rode home in peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I Am Learning To Be At Peace With…

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Sunset Over the Long Island Sound and Wetlands – Photo by Toni Roberts

the

vastness

of my

   ignorance

 

 

 

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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

Friday The Thirteenth…

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Sunset Friday the Thirteenth – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

usually my lucky day

not so

   this day…

finally stopped trying to squeeze

satisfaction

out of

misery

and simply sat in the

   Stillness…

   and with

mind

disengaged

  I watched the sun set…

with the descent of darkness

I found

   peace…

When A Lone Bird…

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flies by my window

I wonder

   where it is going…

does it fly with

destination

&

purpose

in

mind?

or does it fly

simply

because

it

can?

New Year…New Life…New Way of Being…

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(photo by Toni Roberts)

I spent so many years of my life

turned outward

looking to the world for a way out of the

misery

of

existence…

searching outside of

Self

for the answers…

      for the solutions to life’s dilemmas…

   another job…

   in the classroom…

   out of the classroom…

   to the corporate world…

 no!

the non-profits!

back and forth up and down round and round

until finally

battered

beaten

bruised

   knocked down…but not out…

by stage 3 breast cancer

   I gave up…

   gave in…

surrendered

to

WHATEVER IT IS

THAT

CAUSED ME INTO

BEING

   in the first place…

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(photo by Toni Roberts)

  and since then…

IT and i

   have been caught up in a loving embrace…

totally and completely

   AT-ONE…

 

i have relinquished the lead

and now follow that

   Inner Directive…

   right out of the box of the past…

into a new year

a new life

   a new way of being

Happy 2016 to one and all!

A Day Of Inner Peace…Amidst Outer Turmoil…

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

Peace

 beyond understanding

is mine

as I drink with great thirst

   at an Inner Fountain

a Source of Holy Nourishment

deep…deep within the center of my being

and thus I experience

that peace beyond understanding

of which the Master Teacher

and all the

Sages

Prophets

and

Holy Ones

spoke

a Peace

whose Truth must be lived

within the heart of each of us

one by one by one…

   even as the world erupts around us…

until the Whole of Us

apprehends that

authentic

peace

which lies beyond

      understanding…

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The Healing Balm of Forgiveness

Altar; Photo by Toni Roberts

Altar; Photo by Toni Roberts

Read the last of Toni Roberts’: Breast Cancer as a Messenger from the Soul Series at

http://www.witchesandpagans.com/sagewoman-blogs/daughters-of-gaia.html

In the meantime…allow…let…permit your life to flow in...as and through you from the inside out…

Part Three: Saying NO to Adriamycin, Radiation and Tamoxifen

Photo by Toni Roberts

Photo by Toni Roberts

Toni Roberts continues with her Breast Cancer as Messenger from the Soul series at:

http://www.witchesandpagans.com/sagewoman-blogs/daughters-of-gaia.html

Comments welcomed!

 

 

Leaving The Cave…

Sketch by Toni Roberts

Sketch by Toni Roberts

Winter of hibernation

   Over…

   Spring approaches…

New Life

Urged by the Sun

From the Darkness of the

Mother’s Womb

Collage by Toni Roberts

Collage by Toni Roberts

I behold in wonderment

Another spring

Another rebirth of Self

The 76th

In this unbelievably

Magical Journey

Called:

   Life as a human female on planet earth

Each spring

Each exquisite rebirth

Orgasmic

In its living

As I move

   Non-resisting

  In total surrender

Allowing

Letting

Permitting

The full richness of the

   Flow of Life…

With its deepening of

   understanding…accepting…

Integration of  the who and what

With the whence and why

Of my

Be-ing

Altar; Photo by Toni Roberts

Altar; Photo by Toni Roberts

I am to

Life

What a droplet of

Ocean spray

   Is to the

   Ocean...

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