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Life Is A Process…And “God” Is Who I Am…

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Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

Sitting at my Healing Altar in my Sacred Space is a daily ritual. Were it not for the time spent each day sitting in the Silence surrounded by my Companions-in-Spirit, I would surely be a mad woman. As it is, this daily ritual anchors me to the Divine within; and sets the Tone and Energy of my day. And each day, one step at a time, I move slowly towards total and complete At-One-Ment with That Which Causes All There Is Into Being. I am learning that life is a process and that “God” is who I am.

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I Am Reframing My Life…

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Una Mitad De La Pareja – Photo by Toni Roberts

thought by thought

belief by belief

emotion by emotion

opinion by opinion

prejudice by prejudice

intolerance by intolerance

judgement by judgement

and

thus…

RESTRUCTURING

my

BEING

 

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Today, I Surrender…

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Yemaya! Mother of the Fishes – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my need to

UNDERSTAND

my need to make

ORDER

out

of

CHAOS

 

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Slowly But Surely…

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Long Island Sound; Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I am learning to surrender

personal dreams

ambitions

and

desires of the flesh

to

a

HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS…THE GREAT MYSTERY…THE COSMIC SOUP…GOD…ALLAH…THE FATHER…THE GREAT MOTHER…THE COSMIC WOMB…THE FORCE…KRISHNA…JESUS…A HIGHER POWER…THE MOTHER/FATHER…THE GODDESS…

WHATEVER…

IT

is

that gives

form

and

substance

to

this

3-D-DRAMA

called: Human Life on Planet Earth

 

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This Day…

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Patience…Endurance…  Central Park, NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

I practice

PATIENCE

and

ENDURANCE

 

in

SWEET SURRENDER

to

an

INNER DIRECTIVE

 

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Today’s Lesson…

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Virgin Mary With Child; African Prototype – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

FREEDOM

is

not

LICENSE

 

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Today…

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Inner Stillness – Photo by Toni Roberts

I

sit

in the

STILLNESS..

with a

GRATEFUL

HEART

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Today…

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La Pareja – Photo by Toni Roberts

I place

one

careful

foot

before

the

other

As I walk

this

Holy Way

this

Path of Uncertainty…

in

Peace

and

Surrender

 

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In This Season Of Change…

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La Madonna – Photo by Toni Roberts

I am learning to let

uncertainty

be

and to

maintain

resilience and flexibility

as the sands of time

shift

beneath

my

feet

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How I’ve Maintained My Size 12 Figure For The Past 4 Decades…

Happiness – Healing Altar Series  – Photo by Toni Roberts

It’s all about my attitude towards food.

The only reason I eat is to maintain a healthy and useful body for as long as my Soul needs it’s “flesh suit” to navigate this third dimension.

And that will be for as long as SPIRIT needs the Soul to do ITS Work.

Food is neither my lover nor my emotional comfort in times of pain.

Nor is it a substitute for the understanding and acceptance of my life and self as they are. For understanding and acceptance…I go to SPIRIT…not food.

 

However…being the imperfect human that I am, there are times that I fall out-of-balance; become unglued and off-center. Those are the times I find myself living to eat instead of eating to live…I wake up one day realizing that the chocolate chip cookies and brownies to which I’ve been addicted for the past month or so…have taken the place of reaching out and giving…rather than seeking

I then wake up again and turn away from self-involvementself-interestsself-gratificationwhat I wantwhat I need

I turn once again to seeking how I may give…whom I can serveright now...right herewith who I am and what I currently possess

It is then that the hungry monster that demands appeasement with comfort foods and sweets disappears. And I continue eating to live…living to give

 

And that is how I’ve arrived at age 79, wearing the same size 12, that I did at age 40…and if I may add…a pretty fit and healthy 79 year old size 12…

 

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