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Today’s Truth:

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Sunset Over Waters – View From Window – Photo by Toni Roberts

behind every story

made up by my

fear-driven-ego

is a

God-Created-Event

waiting to

unfold…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Still Burning In The Cauldron Of Transformation…

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Altar: The Cauldron Of Transformation – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

from which I shall ascend whole

Today’s Realization:

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View From A Window At 1250 Waters Place – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

I cannot

heal

the

wounds

   made by

   others

 

only

GOD

   can…

 

 

 

 

 

“Resistance Is Futile”

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The Charioteer – The Tarot – Stock Photo

 

the events of this day have brought me to the realization that

LIFE is what IT is…

and I may as well learn how to “roll with the punches” because

“nobody promised me a rose garden…”

I am accepting this reality…

kickingscreaming and crying all the way…

however, even I can see that my sole rolelessontask

in this Great Drama Unfolding

is to maintain my center…my equilibrium

in the midst of

pain

confusion

and

chaos

Resistance is, indeed, futile

thus, with all the

ups and downs

ins and outs

good and evil

love and fear

confusion and indecision

of this life as a human on planet earth

I am doing my damnedest

to

hold to the center

like the Charioteer in the Tarot

holding to the middle line

allowing

the

GODS

to steer the

Chariot

 

 

 

 

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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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There is… Without Doubt…

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Fog Over The Wetlands & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

an

underlying

GRACE

HARMONY

ORDER

and

RHYTHM

in this

world

with

WHICH

I am now

being 

brought

into

RESONANCE…

 

gradually

naturally

organically

 

 slowly

but

surely

 

by

a

POWER

GREATER

than

i…

me…

human…

 

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Roses And Candle On Altar…

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Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

Ode To The River…Ode To Oshun…

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Moody River & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   Just took more photos of the river…

   the river and sound have such a hypnotizing pull on me…

season after season

   year after year…

day after day

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Distant Tugboat…Cloudy Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my son says

but ma…

you keeping on taking the same photo

over and over again…”

   he does not see the subtle changes from photo to photo

from day to day

season to season

the shifting shadows

the shimmering light

seasons marked

by the

absence or presence of sailboats on the sound

 

the stillness or gentle flow of the waters

the tugboat far off in the distance…

the mood of the sky

the shifting shapes of dancing clouds

 

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Oya Blowing Up A Storm Over The Long Island Sound, NYC – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

no…

he does not see the subtle differences

from year to year

for he sees only with eyes

while I see with heart and soul

this river and sound that are kin to me…

this river that has held-rocked-soothed-nourished-and-healed-me

through twenty-four years of

pain

sorrow

loss

agony

and the

deepest-of-soul-stirring

joy...

 

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Storm Clouds Over The Wetlands & Sound – Photo by Toni Roberts

no…

he does not see this

gift-from-the-“GODS”-view

with

   eyes-of-love

  as I do…

for it is

my

life itself

that is

reflected in the waters below…

 

 

Photos and More by Toni Roberts:

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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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