Full Moon; Stock Photo
(“I build a Lighted House and therein dwell.”*)
calling all the
come dwell with
come dwell with
House of Light
I now build…
*Quotation from Lucis Trust
Self-Healing- (Photo One) – Photo by Toni Roberts
the more I heal the hurts and wounded places within this
Self-Healing (Photo Two) – Photo by Toni Roberts
the fewer obstacles and negativity I encounter in the day to day living of this life
Self-Healing (Photo Three) – Photo by Toni Roberts
it is becoming quite apparent
even to one as
that the challenges, obstacles and negativity
we experience in this world are merely
hurts, pain, resentments
still hiding out in the
Self-Healing (Photo Four) – Photo by Toni Roberts
and so this Work on Self continues
this lifetime of Inner Work…
of healing the Wounded Self…
of restoring the Soul
It’s Original State
came this earthly way
Skyline: Hutchinson River & Long Island Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts
wondering why our love was not enough to keep
came to the realization
that human love is simply not enough
to keep the
for without that
that everlasting influx of
these flesh suits we wear are merely
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after the rain…
Instead of drumming this Saturday, I spent quiet time at my window altar–with the river.
Rising above the chatter of my “monkey brain,” I sat in the peaceful silence of my rain-washed world–listening within:
This drumming, my dear–just like the words that you write–comes through you. You, the ego-personality, are not the owner of your creative productions. The words, and sounds come through you from a Source that also determines the why, what, when, where and how of it all.
Do not attempt to order your gifts; trying to determine whence they come and go.
Life is not yours to order. It is yours to remain open, receptive and in service to That Which lies behind, beneath, above and at each side of all form.
You are learning to understand–and more importantly–to accept and live a reality which is the only authentic Reality there is.
It is a process of opening the heart in trust and releasing the pain you did not know was there.
It is truly living from the inside out: letting your 3-D world unfold in, as and through you; bypassing the ego.
It is not the human way of being.
It is a process of “un-conditioning” the mind.
Have patience with yourself.
I am with you.
We are with you.
the how will always appear as part of the package…
your job is to cast the design in consciousness…
then remain alert
maintain your YIN
action will then flow naturally
from the inside out…
These earthly battles, indeed, belong to to God: that Holy Presence that has taken up residence in my third and fourth CHAKRAS
that Intelligence with which I communicate in these sacred moments…
that mysterious Force that draws me here to this holy spot
above my beloved river
today swollen and
Mother God waging Battle
for the survival of Her children:
all the two and four-legged creatures
all those who crawl or grow
along the Body of Her
hurried along by the wind…
not wise to tarry in danger
and there is much danger
it comes by air
by sight and sound…
visions of madness upon the land…
humanity gone berserk
lost in the lunacy of
their own imaginings…
killer cruelty ruling the earth…
a million lives taken…
a noble mountain leveled…
all the same…
I watch from my perch
high above the rapidly rolling
listening to words of
that flow from That Which Has Taken Up Residence in my
heart and solar plexus…
and then I know…
all is just as it must be…
and so, I kick back
and I am at peace once more…
at-one with my world…
I can leave the battles to God…
the miracle of each new day…
I’m at my window altar in a state of gratitude: I have a roof over my head; central air-conditioning; good food in my belly; clean, oxygenated water to drink; supplements, fresh fruit; organic chicken wings thawing out in the kitchen for the meal I’ll prepare when I get hungry again. Does it get any better? Can it get any better in this one moment of peace and fulfillment of my immediate needs?
Perhaps that is precisely what I need to learn by practice: staying in the NOW–in the one and only moment in which I am acutely aware of having all that I need for fullness of contentment and joy. If I move one second–one millimeter “ahead” into a “future,”I then experience deprivation…lack...being in need of…
flowers growing in the land of imagination…
So…therefore…if my sense of lack…of not having my needs met…is experienced only when I allow my mind/imagination to wander from the PRESENT NOW MOMENT into a “future time“: a non-three-dimensional space-time that only exists in my mind-imagination, then, the very sense of lack or need that I experience is too an illusion…as illusionary as the non-existent future created by my mental projections.
the intersecting worlds of mind-imagination…
at the border…
And so, today I make a conscious choice to discipline my mind-imagination, keeping it focused in the HERE-NOW; for the HERE-NOW is the only reality of existence. I now choose to maintain a constant “frame of mind” that is focused on inner listening…on the goings-on of the internal world. It takes an almost superhuman effort to resist the fascination…the addiction to what is happening in the external world. It is with great effort that I will remain vigilant, roping in my forever wandering mind-imagination and returning it Home.
I am beginning to get a sense of how the mind-imagination…human consciousness–individually and collectively– creates a whole “universe” outside of where we truly exist…
There’s more to come…I sense it just at the border…