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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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Letting Go…

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Grandfather Wisdom – Photography by Toni Roberts

Lead me

step by step

breath by breath

thought by thought

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The Many Guises of the Divine Feminine – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

word by word

action by action

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Crossing the Waters of Life – Artist Unknown – Photography by Toni Roberts

through

the

murky waters

of

my

life

to

the

Ultimate Fulfillment

of

my

Divine Purpose

in

being

  Here-Now

Ase!

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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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The Last Blossoms…

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The Last Blossoms Of Summer- Photo by Toni Roberts

 

evoke a kind of sadness

 

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Summer Blossoms In November – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

summer’s lush beauty

fading in the early fall light…

 

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autumn death

reclaiming all evidence of

   life

of

   joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Life Has Become One Long Lesson In…

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Autumn…Garden In Bloom – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

looking…

seeing…

feeling…

 

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Autumn Garden II – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

RELEASING

 

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Fall Garden III – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

thus beholding the beauty of  this common life…

heretofore

INVISIBLE

to

blind

  eyes…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some Thoughts On Old Age…Disease…And Dying…

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Moon Shine – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

The other day, during a telephone conversation (Yes, some of us still have telephone conversations…via landlines, no less.) an old friend of mine asked: “So what are you up to these days?” She had just finished describing her days of managing an “illness”—which she fully owned years ago—along with all the other obstacles and mundane matters of living in this world.

After listening to my list of daily activities, i.e., my daily spiritual practice; blogging, crafting one-of-a-kind necklaces; my attempts at creating a website—where I can sell these necklaces—plus my photography projects; and on and on and on. Poor thing I wanted to say to her, “No, my love. Keeping busy is what you do. I, on the other hand, am continuing to engage LIFE thus holding this body mind-soul back from that inevitable process of breaking down and withering away into dust…that process we call disease and dying…and which we anticipate happening to us when we reach what we humans call “old age.”  (And that varies with one’s mindset and lifestyle!)

But, of course, good breeding prevented me from saying any of that. Plus, I knew that I always had my Blog: https://toniroberts.wordpress.com and this Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters in which to vent!

Thank you, for bearing with me. But please, think about it. How is it that some of us can move joyfully, healthily and actively into our seventies and eighties…while most others of us begin the disease and dying process, right-on-time, as if programmed to do so?

Comments are welcome!

Ah…and one more thing…before you start talking about DNA and genes…do a bit of research into the latest findings in the field of Epigenetics.

The Most Difficult Part Of this Journey…

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“The Land” Up At The Berkshires – Photo Nine by Toni Roberts

or TREK

as some might say…

is the

LETTING…

the

ALLOWING

the

PERMITTING...

in place of the

DOING

 

the necessity of becoming a

participating observer

in one’s own life…

 

 

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Life Is So Strange…

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Day Three Summer Solstice 2017 – Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

such a mystery

an

incomprehensible mystery

unfolding from the

inside

out

 

 

 

For more of Toni Roberts’ artwork and photography, visit:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

http://www.facebook.com/designsbytoniroberts

 

 

 

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