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Frozen II…

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River, Wetlands & Sound – 1/7/18: Day 3 of Big Freeze – Photo by Toni Roberts

my

heart

lifelesscolddesolate

the cessation of all movement

absolute

stillness…

thus

my very being mimics

You…

my

Teacher…

my

Guide…

my

Orisha-Goddess…

Oshun

Queen of the River

She

Who causes the

Waters of Life

to flow…

 

I sit here

still

as

You

are…

awaiting

the

gentle kiss

of

SpringRebirth

empty

cold

alone

 

whatever swims beneath your frozen surface

not for me to see…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Frozen…

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Hutchinson River; Wetlands & Long Island Sound – 1/5/18 – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

like my beloved river

I too am frozen in time…

 

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Bear Totem & La Madonna – Photo by Toni Roberts

in retreat

like Bear

I take refuge in my cave of isolation

in this time of hibernation

this trancelike state in which I rest

as new life

develops and grows within

crafted and shaped by

Unseen Hands of an Invisible Creator

 

like Bear

it is not I who doeth the

Work

of

gestationgrowthdevelopment

and the eventual

springtime

birth

of what is new and vital and necessary

for the continued success of this

mysterious venture

of 

fleshbound

spirit

following the 

Creative Directive

of an

Unseen Force

that

simply

is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At My Window Altar…

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Window Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

meditating…

contemplating…

river-gazing…

understanding…

 

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Window Altar II – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that there is nothing to do

but

this

nowhere to go

but

here...

no one to  become but

who

I

AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Learning How…

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Rock Garden – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to

identify

less

with this

body

and

more

with the

Creative Intelligence

that

created

and

sustains

it

 

 

 

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This Life…

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Another View: Altar to Oshun & Shango – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

is not for us to

KNOW

or

DO…

 

but

to

BE…

 

 

 

 

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Whenever FEAR Rears Its Ugly Head…

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Light & Shadow On The Water – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

as it is prone to do

sooner or later…

under one set of circumstances

or another…

I simply take

FEAR

in hand and allow

the

omnipotent

omniscient

OMNIPRESENCE

that is part of

WHO

I

AM

to lead us both

out of the

darkness

and into

the

LIGHT

of

peace

understanding

acceptance

and

   RIGHT ACTION

 

 

 

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Feeling Melancholy…Feeling My Boy…

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Storm Clouds Over The Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

cloudy

foggy

misty

beautiful

 

the kind of day

my

beloved grandson

preferred…

 

reflections

of his

state of being

 

what a shame he cannot be

here-now

 with his

Nana…

 

sharing the

glory

of

being

   human

 

feeling melancholy…

 feeling my boy…

 

 

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As I Navigate These New Waters Of My Life…

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Elemental Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

Everything

Falls into place

Perfectly...

 

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Elemental Altar- (View Two) – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

With the help of my

Elemental

Friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s Prayer…

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Burning Candle On Orisha Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

plant

YOUR IDEAS

   within my mind…

use me as

   YOUR MOUTHPIECE

and speak

YOUR HEALING WORDS

through my lips…

 

let every action of this body be

INITIATED

by

   YOU…

its

   CREATOR…

 

Ashe!

 

 

 

 

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The Mind:

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Flowers On Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   a

tool

created for use by the

   heart

 

 

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