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As I Sat In The Silence Today…

      as I sat listening within…

contemplating the new life that is about to enter the family…

so soon after the suicide of my beloved grandson…

   I heard these words:

“it is

BLOOD

and not the

CHURCH

or

STATE

that determines and defines what is

FAMILY

and the

“RIGHTNESS”

or

APPROPRIATENESS

   of relationships between and among humans…”

such is the strangeness that drifts into consciousness

when one’s mind sits idle and open…

such a re-making of one’s worldview

such a re-seeing of reality

and

re-ordering

of one’s

cultural indoctrinations

such strangeness

born of a mind and heart not engaged in the mindless madness of the world

such an exquisite awareness of what is

REAL

and what is

   NOT

Sitting…Breathing…Waiting…Listening…

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Sunset on the Hutchinson River…photo by Toni Roberts

none

of

   it…

not one moment of the entire

77

years

of

it

was ever about

the

writing

or

the

   doing...

it was

 always…

in

all

  ways…

solely

about the

   being...

about the

experience

itself…

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In Other Words…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

the

question

is the

key

that

opens

the

   door…

once the question has been asked

the questioner must remain

   silent and alert…

so as not to miss the opportunity...

   once the door swings open…

to enter a heretofore

   dark…

   hidden…

   unexplored…

room

of

the

   mansion…

a room filled to capacity with

un-imagined

treasures…

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An Urban Shaman’s Tools Of Transformation…

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New Window Altar; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

she

opens each day with a

CREATIVE ACT

paying homage to the

MOTHER

of

the

     MULTIVERSE…

honoring the

DARKNESS

out of which 

LIFE

   emerges…

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Altar II; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 the

shaman

plants...

   cooks

and

   waits patiently

   cleansing

   selfnourishing…

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Waxing, Crescent Moon; Stock Photograph

 

while

MOTHER MOON

fills with

LIGHT

from

HER HEAVENLY LOVER

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Altar III; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the

shaman

takes her cues from

   within…

   never leading…

   ever-following…

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Altar IV; Photo by Toni Roberts

   in

complete surrender

and

   at-one-ment…

 

 

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Sweet Surrender…

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1-29-16 Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I

am

not

of

this world

but simply

in

it

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1 19 16 Photo by Toni Roberts

 

and

oh

how much more

I enjoy my experiences

from this

new

position

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1 16 16 Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the trick

however

is

to

stay

awake

and not permit myself

to

be

lulled back into

the world’s way of

   seeing…

not allow myself to be

lulled

asleep

   again

by the

sensuous

glamour

of

the

   flesh

and

return

to

the

living

of

this

life

as if the

dream

we are

jointly

dreaming

is

   reality…

Crafting Away On A Rainy Saturday!

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I Am Finding…

perseverance...

perseverance…

that everything in my life flows in TIMEon time

with all the pieces fitting together nicely

to make one beautiful whole…

that when I hold my fourth and second CHAKRAS

in an open and receptive YIN position…

perfect YANG energy appears in my life

in the form of a man whose energetic frequency

vibrates at a rate fully complementary

to my own vibrational frequency

that it does not matter how many years

I have inhabited this human form…

for as long as I leave myself open and receptive

I am born again and again…

and each new woman

comes into being

in the full and lusty expression of her

Goddess Self

that whenever I surrender

to the so-called Divine

I am–in Truth–turning my life over to

a built-in, self-correcting system

of planetary evolution…

and that learning to trust this

Great Mystery of evolution

is a process...

and that the more I trust this process

the more I am rewarded...

and the more I am rewarded

the more I trust this process

And finally…

I am finding that “God” really does not need

my assistance in all of this…

just my willingness…

A Call To All Djembefolas…DrummerWomen!

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Djembefola! DrummerWoman!

Dust off your drum

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Return the Goddess to your altar…

Isis…Mary…Yemaya…

Let our dream of peace, love, health, unity, wholeness..

echo in the beat of the drum

Let our drums reverberate throughout the Land

awakening all of the Mother’s children

from their deep slumber

Let our drums drown out the war cries

soothing the fears of a wounded and frightened humanity

Let the cry of the drum be heard

in far-flung corners of the multiverse

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Grandfather blessing my drum…

Dust off your drum my sister!

Let us Join with our brother-drummers

Let us heal together…

 

 

Incoming Thoughts On Becoming Whole…

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river at twilight

 

right-doing flows from right-being

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sunset

 

let go…be still…surrender

and thus be made ready for Divine Service

at the appointed time

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sacred space

 

illumination does not come while shopping or bar-b-que-ing

it steals upon one slowly

in the Silence

when one is alone in the dark stillness

of Being

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sunset

 

what is most difficult in this process of becoming whole

is the necessity of surrender

of submitting one’s ego-directed will

to Something that can only be felt…or sensed…

never known in the three-dimensional modes of

touch…sight…hearing...taste or smell

one is, nonetheless, acutely aware of

It…

some  indwelling Thing

that is more true…

more real…

than any thing in the

manifest world

 

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