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What Has Your Disease Come To Tell You?

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Winter Altar – Arrangement & Photograph by Toni Roberts

My experience with breast cancer some thirteen years ago taught me one thing…without a doubt

Disease is a messenger from the Soul!

Today as I sat before my altar in contemplative meditation…wondering about the cause of this sudden painful stiffness in my right thumb…and recent erratic blood pressure readings…the following Understandings drifted across the landscape of my mind:

All dis-ease is a physical manifestation of internalspiritual and/or psychological conditions…

Arthritis mirrors rigidity…an unwillingness to yield…to bend…to surrender to the realities of your physical existence…resistance and stubbornness…instead of non-resistance and surrender…

High or erratic blood pressure is a manifestation of your reacting emotionally to that which you find unpleasant and unacceptable…instead of rationally accepting that which you cannot change within the limitations of your human power…it is a result of emotionalism…of your repeating dysfunctional emotional patterns modeled by your immature parents…

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We must learn to accept that which we cannot humanly change

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Seek within for solutions…ask and you shall be answered…directed by Wisdom higher than the rational mind…

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Nonresistancesurrenderacceptance…are the keys

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And so, my Soul imparted this bit of Wisdom which I shall surely follow…for my Soul has never led me astray along this lifelong Journey to Wholeness

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Whatever your stumbling blocks in life may be…I encourage you to seek within for solutions…for understanding…for guidance and wisdom

And then wait in quiet acceptance for the responding Message from your Soul

For your Soul will never lead you astray

Ase

 

Non-Resistance…

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Sitting At The Window…Cloud-Gazing – Photography by Toni Roberts

Life is a series of adversities followed by abundant blessings…which cycle right back into adversity…the sun rises and then darkness descends…such is the rhythm and nature of human existence. We who would hope to emerge unscathed from Life’s ups and downs must learn to bend…non-resistance…acceptance…lest we be broken by the ill-winds of misfortune

 Toni Roberts

 

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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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Today’s Prayer…

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“Pondering” – Photograph by Toni Roberts

show me…please…

clearlyso there is no misunderstanding

gently and free of pain

exactly what IS my part…

and what is YOURS…

on this JOURNEY to WHOLENESS…?

 

“what is mine and what is thine…?”

 

thanking you in advance for the clarity of your response

Ase…

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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