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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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My Path…

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Night Prayers – Altar Arrangement and Photography by Toni Roberts

unfolds before me as I place one foot before the other

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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Thank You For This Glorious Day Of Life…

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Giving Gratitude…In My Sacred Space – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Thank YOU for this moment in TIME

Thank YOU for yesterday

And for all of my yesterdays

 

Thank YOU for tomorrow

And for all the tomorrows to come

 

Thank YOUWHOEVERWHATEVER…?

Thank YOU

For this glorious day of LIFE

With Each Breath…

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Altar to Oya…Oshun…Shango – Arrangement/Photograph by Toni Roberts

I create the world anew

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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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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OUTER PEACE…

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View From The Bedroom Window – Photograph by Toni Roberts

is a reflection of INNER HARMONY

when your world is in TURMOIL

look within

 

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LET…

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Bronx, NYC Skyline At Sunset – Photograph by Toni Roberts

has replaced make

as the operative word in my life…

 

what a difference a word makes…

 

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The Most Difficult Lesson On The Journey To Wholeness…

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Clouds Over Long Island Sound – Photograph by Toni Roberts

is learning to simply…

BREATHE

BE

LET

LOVE

 

and to let LOVELOVE...

in...as…and through

all that we are

 

when we have mastered that…

we shall have learned…

how to LIVE

 

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