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Roses And Candle On Altar…

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Healing Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

I’ve Got A New Rhythm…

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Sacred Djembe – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

one day

in…

next day

out…

being…

doing…

being…

doing…

dobedobedobedo…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Bit Of Wisdom From The Ladies:

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Altar Goddesses – Photo by Toni Roberts

The intensity of the

Outer difficulty

Is in direct proportion to the

Urgency

Of the

Inner Message

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

More of Toni Roberts’ Art & Photography at:

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Am Beginning To Realize…As In “Make Real…”

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Golden Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the many

rewards

of 

unquestioning

trusting

obedience

to a

mysterious

nameless

Inner Directive

that places one’s feet

   for one…

step by careful step

along paths both

known

and

   unknown…

 

 

 

More of Toni Roberts’ Work at:

https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

 

 

I Am Learning…

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Reflections – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to permit

 

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Fog Rolling In – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

each moment of my life

   to unfold…

 

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La Pareja Con El Arte de Kathy Vega – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   as it may

 

 

 

 

More of Toni Roberts’ Work:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

 

Today I Am Learning To Be At Peace With…

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Sunset Over the Long Island Sound and Wetlands – Photo by Toni Roberts

the

vastness

of my

   ignorance

 

 

 

More Work by Toni Roberts:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Stages Of Surrender…

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View From The Window: Hutchinson River & Long Island Sound On A Cloudy Day – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

this

miracle-making

amazing

know-it-all

do-it-all

omnipresent

omniscient

omnipotent

PRESENCE…

that permeates all that is…

 

this

mystical

mysterious

PRESENCE

that I cannot control…

and do not understand…

 

it is to

THIS

 

the

UN-NAMEABLE 

that I now

surrender

allowing

IT

   to possess me…

body

mind

   soul

 

permitting

IT

to

flow

in

through

and

as...

all

that

I AM

letting

IT

manifest

as

FORM

in this

3rd dimension of being...

according to

IT’S

WILL…

and

IT’S

PLAN…

not

   mine

 

 

For more of Toni Roberts’ Work, visit:

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

https://www.facebook.com/gaiadaughters

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

 

 

 

 

 

The Most Difficult Part Of this Journey…

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“The Land” Up At The Berkshires – Photo Nine by Toni Roberts

or TREK

as some might say…

is the

LETTING…

the

ALLOWING

the

PERMITTING...

in place of the

DOING

 

the necessity of becoming a

participating observer

in one’s own life…

 

 

For more of Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography visit:

http://www.fineartamerica.com/artist/toni+roberts

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

http://www.facebook.com/designsbytoniroberts

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

 

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