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Words Of Courage…

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Companions In-Spirit – Window Altar Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

come drifting into consciousness as I sit here at my window altar…

turning the focus of my attention inward:

 

ARDOR...ZEALSTEADFASTNESS

now is not the time to be faint-of-heart

hold steadymy girlas you proceed along this Journey to Wholeness….

let LIFE carry youlet IT flow from withinout

relax

lean back into the WATERS of LIFE

float

trust LIFE to carry you wherever you need to go

 

breathereleasetrust your own INDWELLING WISDOM

 

know that you are a cherished part of a purpose beyond the scope of all human imaginings and suppositions…you are loved…you are neededjust as you are

 

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Our Prayers…

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Sky At Dusk – Photograph by Toni Roberts

for

WHOLENESS

HEALING

and

SELF-UNDERSTANDING

never

go

UNANSWERED

(we cannot, however, have one without the others!)

 

   in fact…

as a

bonus

from the

REALMS OF THE DIVINE…”

we also learn…via answered prayer…that we are the only thing standing in our way

blocking

the

BLESSINGS

that

are

our

natural

   INHERITANCE…

 

 

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“Resist Ye Not…”

Another Golden Sunset – Photography by Toni Roberts

 I am learning to

RESIST NOT

the

natural flow

of

LIFE

to

embrace

the

peopleevents

and

circumstances

that do not

please

this

Queen Mother

I am learning

to

lean into

every

difficulty

every

challenge

every seemingly

insurmountable obstacle

by

befriending

it

and

allowing it to tell me

what it has come to teach

and then letting

it

lead

me

in

a

direction

in which my

Ego

would

never

have

thought

of

going

 

I am thus discovering the

rewards

the previously

unimagined new ways of being human

 and the

countless

Divine Gifts

deeply hidden

within

LIFE’S

   CHALLENGES… 

 

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I Shall Not Get Lost…

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Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

in the things of the world

in the fears, turmoil and confusion of humankind

I will continue

pulling myself back into the

STREAM OF LIFE

that

flows

through

this

heart

healing and nourishing the world

as I follow

this

inward

path

to

wholeness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It Is The Letting Go…

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Surrender – Pencil Drawing/Photo by Toni Roberts

of all that one holds as

      TRUTH…

and

   REALITY

it is the learning to be

   IN…

but not

   OF…

this

MAN-MADE

world…

it is the

TOTAL

SURRENDER

to that which one cannot

touch

taste

smell

or

   see

and can only

hear

as a faint

echo

within one’s

   HEART

these are but a

sprinkling

of the

difficulties

one encounters

upon the

JOURNEY

to

   WHOLENESS

so be ye of strong

SPIRIT

and great

COURAGE

as ye embark upon this

   SACRED

INNER

   PATH

 

I’ve Finally Cracked The Great Mystery…And Gained Mastery Over The Torments And Enigmas Of This Human Existence…

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Daughters of Gaia; collage/photo by Toni Roberts

 

I’ve reached

the

bottom-line

of

bottom-lines…

I’ve found

the

   WAY:

     SIT DOWN…SHUT UP

and

   LISTEN…

      for the only way to

KNOWLEDGE

is via the

      INNER PATHWAY…

the way of the

   HEART…

THE WAY

   OUT

        IS ALWAYS…

       IN…

As I Sit Here In Contemplation Of My Navel…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo Seven by Toni Roberts

it’s beginning to dawn on me

through these recent days of

joy-mixed-pain

that there is no such thing as

good

or

bad

     in the events of life…

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   it’s simply that…

shit happens so that other shit can happen

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“The Land,” The Berkshires, MA; photo by Toni Roberts

LIFE

does nothing

to

   us…

only

for

   us…

and as trite as it may sound:

everything

comes

to

    pass

 

 

 

Since I Now Know…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that the

answer

is contained

within the

   question…

   I simply

ask…

   lean back…

   relax…

and say

YES

to the

      LETTING GO ENERGY…

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“Rainy Days & Sundays…”

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Rainy…River…Day; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

Nothing like a rainy day to turn one’s attention inward…

I was sitting here at my window altar

Exploring

Heart

   Soul…

and

Consciousness

When I uncovered tiny pockets of

Anger

Sadness

and

Rage

   That remained

Hidden

Within the dark recesses of my being…

   Buried…

   Stinking…

SHIT

Some of it dating back to childhood

   (And we all know how long ago that was!)…

Oh, how well I know

and remember

How

Unexpressed

Anger

Sadness

and

Rage

   Can…

   Will…

Eventually manifest in the

Flesh

as

   Disease…

And so…

On this rainy day

I got busy with the necessary

   Inner Work

Scrubbing

Cleansing

Mopping up

Vacuuming

Clearing

and

Cleaning out

The tons of stinking…festering…rotting

   SHIT…

I unloaded every speck that I could find of that

Inner Garbage

So that I may walk

Free

Clear

Light

   Unburdened

By yesterday’s pain

   Into tomorrow’s sunshine

Spent All Day Photographing The River And…

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Photo by Toni Roberts 1/16/16

   weeping...

releasing deep pain

I didn’t know remained

      within

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Photo by Toni Roberts 1/16/16

probably brushing it aside

in prayer and meditation

   whenever it came up…

as if the release of psychic pain

   is not an ongoing job…

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Photo by Toni Roberts 1/16/16

   and so…

I have given myself this entire week

   OFF…

Saturday to Saturday

vacation

retreat

seclusion

no business

   no telephone calls…

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Photo by Toni Roberts 1/16/16

 

   just the

   river

   my

   tears…

and

this profound sense of

   mourning

for whom?

or what?

   can’t name it…

   only know that a part of me…

a

heavy load

I’ve carried deep within my heart

since the beginning of

   memory

   can now be released…

during this week of

vacation

retreat

   letting go...

this week of

   death…

and

    dying things

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