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My Rude Awakening…

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

 

there is no magic potion

witchy chant

pill

or

prayer

for keeping this flesh body at peak performance through my 80s

and hopefully my 90s and beyond

IT TAKES EXERCISE!

EFFORT

SWEAT

AND

TEARS

 

So let me just get up and get at itboo…hoo…hoo...

 

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As I Rapidly Approach Age 80…

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Fall Altar – Healing Altars by Toni Roberts – Altar Arrangement & Photography by Toni Roberts

I watch from the sidelines…

As my contemporaries begin to drop…

One by one…

From the sheer exhaustion of life…

We have reached that stage…

Human culture calls:

Old Age…”

 

As a participating observer in my own life…

I see clearly that these sunset years are merely a Time-In-Life

In which we humans are presented with the choice TO DO or TO DIE

 

The “DOING” requires a complete and total surrender

An At-One-Ment

With the Great Mystery from which all Existence flows

 

The “DYING” is the consequence of not “DOING…”

It is a slow…and usually painful process

In which the Soul withdraws from the human body

Its temporary home

To return to the SOURCE OF ALL THERE IS

EVER WAS… and EVER SHALL BE

 

I…of course…have chosen to DO…and look forward to whatever the “GODS” have in store for me in this re-birth…in this 8th chapter of the life of Toni Robertsfemale…human…resident of a wild and crazy place called planet earth!

 

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On Old Age…Disease and Dying…

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Skyline at Sunset – Photograph by Toni Roberts

the essence of

Being

is

ENERGY

when one does not use ENERGY constructively…

living one’s purpose

a

purpose

higher

than the

wantsneeds...fears

of

the

Ego

this

ENERGY

this consciousintelligentpurposeful

ENERGY

this

FIRE…

that gives life to inert matter called flesh

begins its slow and oftentimes painful and years-long-withdrawal from the body

organ by organsymptom by symptomdisease by disease

robbing

the

flesh

of

the

fire

that

ignites

it…

until there is nothing left but a

useless

empty shell

to be

returned

to

the

Earth

to

the

Mother

from

which

it

was

born

 

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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.

On Death…Dying…And Diseases Of Old Age…

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as I reach another fork in the road

it occurs to me that

old age…aging…

diseases of old age

   and all that

   stuff

are mere

illusions

of

collective human creation

and although it saddens me

to lose beloved friends and lifelong companions who

one by one

are buying into to the

   myth…

   I refuse to follow them…

and thus

I find myself

alone

and once again at

   another fork in the road...

   do I go left…

joining my loved ones

who now drag worn and tired bodies

down the known paths of:

old age…disease…death

or

do I veer right

only to find myself once again

treading the

lonely dark path

of

the unknown

with only

hope

prayer

faith

and

trust in the invisible

to light my way to

continued health

vigor

ceaseless renewal

beauty

peace

endless creativity

and the

ultimate fulfillment

of my

purpose

in

   being

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