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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On This Day…I Unseat…

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Golden Sunset – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

EGO

the

usurper

 

and

place

“GOD”

   CREATOR OF ALL THERE IS

upon the

HOLY THRONE

of

my

   MIND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inner Voices…

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El Abuelo Con La Pareja – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

the proper role of the

MIND

is that of

SERVANT

to the

CREATOR

of

all

there

is

 

when

MIND

assumes

its

   proper role

HEAVEN

and

EARTH

are

as

   ONE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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