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Altars and Meditation…

Night Altar – Altar Arrangement and Photograph by Toni Roberts

 

Some view my altars and ask…

is she pagan?…

does she worship idols?…

My altars simply serve as a focal point during

MEDITATION

The candle flame draws me in…

It becomes a focal point…

My attention becomes single-focused

A requisite for deep

MEDITATION

The statues and other objects lend their unique and special energies

For everythinghuman or otherwise

is

   ENERGY…

ENERGY

is all there is…

One’s visual attention…drawn by the candle flame

remains focused on the altar…

while all of one’s conscious attention is focused on following one’s breath

simply breathe

in…and out…in…and out…in and out…

one follows one’s breath as one’s thoughts

become travellers along the pathway of the mind…

drawing no more attention than passing traffic on a highway…

simply breathe

 

in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in and out…in…and out…in…and out…

one’s only job is to breathe

as one surrenders the ignorance of the human ego

to the

WISDOM

of the

INDWELLING DIVINE

simply breathe

in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…in…and out…

 

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On A Clear Day…One Can See Forever…

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On A Clear Day…One Can See Forever –  Photograph by Toni Roberts

both that which lay

without

and

within

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Still Following…

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Trees…Trees…Trees… – Photograph by Toni Roberts

the sage advice of the

   I Ching

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Unity…holding fast to La Diosa Adentro

following Her instead of my over-ambitious Ego

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More Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood – Photograph by Toni Roberts

Spending these beautiful summer days

in mindfulmeditativecontemplation

appreciating the beauty of my surroundings

honoring the abundance of the natural world

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More Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood II – Photograph by Toni Roberts

re-balancing

   body

   mind

   soul

 

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Today’s Sage Advice From the I Ching…

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Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood (I) – Photo by Toni Roberts

(Lao Tzu, in the sixth century B.C. elaborates upon the meditative mood as follows:)

“(S/he) who knows does not speak.

(S/he) who speaks does not know.

Close the mouth.

Shut the door of desire.

 

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Summer Blossoms In My Neighborhood (II) – Photo by Toni Roberts

Blunt the sharpness.

Untie the tangles.

Soften the light.

Become one with the dusty world.”

(Italics mine.)

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Raising Kundalini…

Chakra Flowering – Artwork/Photo by Toni Roberts

“Chakra Flowering”–Original artwork by Toni Roberts. This piece is symbolic of the flowering of the Root Chakra and the rising of Kundalini Energy up the spine to the 7th Chakra at the top of the head. There are seven Spiritual Centers (Chakras) or “Wheels of Energy” along the human spine. These centers are aligned with the seven major endocrine/glandular systems in the body. During guided meditation workshop participants rotate the color of each Chakra in a circle as they move slowly up from the Root to the to the seventh Chakra at the top of the head. The benefits of this Chakra Color Meditation are a gradual spiritual awakening–or enlightenment–plus physical wellness–or a Wholeness of Being regardless of the number of years one has spent in the flesh body. And those are only two benefits of the practice of Kundalini meditation–there are many. One of which, as you can see by the accompanying photograph, is the awakening of one’s artistic/creative expression.

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Roses And Candle On Altar…

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Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

Today…As I Sat In The Silence…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

I realized that

I...

We

Either live in

Knowledge

Wisdom…

And

Understanding …

Or

Die

in

   Ignorance

The

Choice

Is

   Ours

And therein lay the

Limits

of our

   Human

Power

And

   Fate

 

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

Today, I Am Learning…

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Bridges Opening Over Hutchinson River/Long Island Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

to live in

peace

balance

and

harmony

despite the

doubt

confusion

and

   uncertainty

   inherent in the living of human life on planet earth…

for therein lay the only path to:

health

vitality

and

joy

in the full

ex-pression

of

    BEING…

from the

   inside…

   out

It’s Funny…Funny Peculiar…Not Funny Ha-Ha…

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Hutchinson River Wetlands; Long Island Sound; photo by Toni Roberts

 

how everything in life becomes

clear…unconfused…simple…and quite evident

once the

MIND

has been

stilled…cleared…opened

to

receive

and then

   release…

      just like the breath…

   in and out…

   in and out…

   thus…

one becomes an

intermediary

between

Life

   ItSelf…

and one’s

   world…

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